Free Press Journal
  • Pak court lifts ban on JuD to collect animal hides in Pakistan

    Lahore: A Pakistani court today lifted a ban imposed by the Punjab government on an affiliate body of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawa to collect the hides of sacrificial animals during Eid-ul Azha. Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), a JuD front, had challenged the ban in Lahore High Court on September 16, following which the court issued a notice to the provincial government.

  • 5.2-metre-tall Japanese hourglass is world’s largest!

    Tokyo: A 5.2-metre-tall hourglass, with a diameter of 1 metre, displayed at a Japanese museum has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest hourglass. The hourglass, built at the Nima Sand Museum in Oda, Shimane Prefecture, measures the duration of a year. It began ticking on January 1, 1991, using quartz sand from Yamagata Prefecture.

  • Top 9 Ganpati songs to play this Ganesh Chaturthi

    “Ganpati Bappa Morya! Pudhchya Varshi Lavkar Yaa!” are the chants we have been hearing since ages. Time has changed and so has the style of welcoming Lord Ganesha every year. Music has evolved and this means there have been several additions to songs dedicated to Lord Ganesha. So getting a tad bit musical we bring to you the top 9 Ganesh Chaturthi songs from Bollywood.

  • Nuclear weapon deal

    UN nuke agency: Iran’s role in nuclear probe meets standards

    Vienna: The chief of the UN nuclear agency insisted today that a probe of a suspected nuclear weapons research site in Iran does meet strict agency standards, while acknowledging that Iranian experts provided samples from the site for analysis.

  • Jagmohan Dalmiya

    Jagmohan Dalmiya laid to rest with state honours

    Kolkata: From his former rivals N Srinivasan and Sharad Pawar to the current BCCI heavyweights, the Indian cricket fraternity today bid an emotional farewell to Jagmohan Dalmiya, who was laid to rest with full state honour and gun salute. The 75-year-old talismanic cricket administrator passed away at 8.45 pm last night following a massive cardiac arrest at the B M Birla Heart Research Centre where he was admitted on Thursday evening.

  • Andy-Murray

    Murray plays through pain to lead Britain to Davis Cup final

    Glasgow: Andy Murray revealed he played through the pain barrier to help seal Great Britain’s first appearance in a Davis Cup final since 1978. The world number three handed his side an unassailable 3-1 lead in their World Group semi-final clash against Australia following his 7-5, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Bernard Tomic in the first reverse singles rubber on Sunday.

  • Bigg Boss 9: Confirmed contestants list is out

    The biggest reality show which is the most awaited among TV fanatics, hosted by the Dabbang star of bollywood, Salman Khan is all set to bag loads of TRP this season. Bigg Boss Season 9 has finally brought together its dynamic contestants who will be ruling your television sets getting you addicted. From daily tasks to cat fights, it is being said that this time it’s going to take the show to

  • BSE

    Sensex recovers from early losses, ends 25 points lower

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex today shook off an early stumble and settled 26 points lower at 26,192.98 as shares made a smart recovery on renewed buying interest from foreign investors and heightened rate cut hopes, despite feeble global cues. The barometer index, which was down 250 points in early trade, bounced back on gains in power, banking and consumer goods stocks.

  • Rupee up

    Rupee closes 6 paise lower at 65.73 against US dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee ended lower by six paise at 65.73 against the US dollar today on fresh demand for the American currency from banks and importers on the back of higher greenback in overseas markets. However, foreign capital inflows into the equity markets restricted the rupee’s fall against the dollar, forex dealers said. The rupee opened sharply lower at 65.88 as against last Friday’s level of 65.67 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (forex)

  • Madhu Koda

    Don’t take witness for a ride in cross-examination: Court

    New Delhi: A special court today warned the lawyer of an accused in a coal scam case in which ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda and eight others are facing trial, not to take the witness “for a ride” during cross-examination. The court, which commenced recording of evidence, made the observation when a defence counsel was repeatedly asking “unreasonable questions” to CBI witness B B Mangalmurti, currently the Principal Secretary (Law) of Jharkhand.

  • kalanithi-maran

    Court informed about stay on proceedings against Kalanithi

    New Delhi: A city court was today informed that proceedings have been stayed against budget carrier Spicejet Ltd’s former Chairman Kalanithi Maran in one of the two tax evasion cases for his alleged failure to deposit over Rs 147 crore TDS with the Income Tax Department. The court was also told that Maran has been exempted from personal appearance by Delhi High Court in the second alleged tax evasion case, after which the

  • Harley Davidson XG750

    Harley-Davidson appoints Vikram Pawah as MD of India ops

    New Delhi: US cult bike maker Harley-Davidson today appointed Vikram Pawah as the new Managing Director (MD) of its India operations with immediate effect. Pawah has replaced Anoop Prakash who has moved on as the Managing Director of Harley Davidson Canada. In his new role, Pawah will manage Harley-Davidson India’s leadership team responsible for in-country sales, dealer network management, marketing, service and operations activities to expand the company’s presence in the country, Harley-Davidson

  • Resolution on making public servants witnesses irks teachers

    Mumbai: A Maharashtra government decision to make public servants witnesses in any crime that warrants provision of more than seven years of jail term, has caused disquiet among teachers in state-run schools. In a bid to improve conviction rate, the state had issued a Government Resolution (GR) in May this year, which stated that public servants would be made witnesses in the investigation and hearing of any case of crime in which imprisonment

  • Sunil Chhetri

    Turkmenistan clash crucial for India: Sunil Chhetri

    Mumbai: Following three consecutive defeats in the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers, Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri believes the coming away match against Turkmenistan on October 8 will be crucial — if India has to bag at least a point.

  • Rajeev Shukla

    BCCI will meet to decide interim chief: Rajiv Shukla

    New Delhi: With Jagmohan Dalmiya’s death leaving a vacuum at the top in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla said on Monday that the board will appoint an interim president if its constitution permits.

  • Narendra Modi

    Rahul Gandhi doesn’t understand language of rural people: BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s unwarranted criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi reveals the fact that he does not understand the language of the rural people, who have immense love and affection for the latter.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul attacks RSS-BJP, says Modi’s popularity nose-diving

    Mathura: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday trained guns on the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), accusing the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government of towing its line on all issues.

  • Sensex

    Weak global cues dent equity markets, Sensex closes flat 

    Mumbai: Weak global cues dented investor sentiments at the Indian equity markets, leading to a barometer index closing flat on Monday. The S&P BSE Sensex, which opened at 26,107.98 points, provisionally closed at 26,194.67 points (at 3.30 p.m.) — down 24.24 points or 0.09 percent from the previous day’s close at 26,218.91 points.

  • RSS suggests Quota review; Lalu dares Modi to scrap Quota

    Patna: Fighting a tough electoral battle in Bihar, RJD president Lalu Prasad today dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to scrap quotas after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat suggested a review of the reservation policy, contending it has been used for political ends. “The so-called tea seller and recently-turned backward (Narendra) Modi should tell if he will finish reservations at his master (Mohan) Bhagwat’s bidding,” Lalu tweeted. Bhagwat had yesterday pitched for a review of