Free Press Journal
  • Manmohan Singh

    I support plea to summon Manmohan Singh: Ex-MoS tells court

    New Delhi: Former Minister of State for Coal Dasari Narayan Rao today sought summoning of Manmohan Singh,claiming in a Special Court that the office of the then Prime Minister had allocated a coal block to Jindal group after examining and re-examining the matter. Supporting ex-Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda’s plea seeking summoning of Singh as additional accused in a coal block allocation scam case, Rao’s counsel told Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar that

  • ganpati

    Bollywood bows before Lord Ganesha

    As the Ganesh Chaturthi vibe continues to flourish in the city, we can’t exclude our B-town celebrities who have also taken out time to welcome Lord Ganesha in their homes. They have immersed themselves into the spiritual aura of this festive season. Continuing traditions, our bollywood stars have taken efforts to get innovative in decorating the ‘aasans’ of their loving Ganpati Bappa. The festival has given them a chance to spend time

  • Tax

    I-T to catch hold of blackmoney holders post Sep 30: CBDT boss

    New Delhi: All “consequences” of law will follow and the taxman will go after black money hoarders who do not declare their illegal funds before the expiry of a one-time 90-day ‘compliance window’ on September 30, the CBDT chief warned today. The Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT), the apex policy-making body of the Income Tax department, also made it clear that all anti-harassment and pro-confidentiality procedures have been put in place by it

  • Gold weakens on global cues, sluggish demand

    New Delhi: Gold prices edged down by Rs 15 to Rs 26,660 at the bullion market today owing to weak global cues amid sluggish demand from jewellers. However, silver regained the psychological level of Rs 36,000 per kg by gaining Rs 100 on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers. Bullion traders said besides weak global cues where it slipped from over two-week as some Federal Reserve policy makers suggested the US

  • Janet Jackson releases “No Sleeep” music video

    Washington DC : Janet Jackson has recently released the new music video for her song ‘No Sleeep,’ featuring J. Cole. Making the announcement on Twitter, the 49-year-old songstress posted, “I hope u enjoy watching this as much as we enjoyed making it,” reports Us magazine. This is Jackson’s first music video since the release of her 2008 album ‘Discipline.’

  • Sheena Bora

    Sheena case: Judicial custody of accused extended till Oct 5

    Mumbai: A local court today extended the judicial custody of key accused Indrani Mukherjea, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and driver Shyam Rai till October 5 in connection with the Sheena Bora murder case. The trio, whose judicial custody ended today, were produced before a Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court via video-conferencing. All the three accused, who are lodged in various jails in the city, could not be produced physically due to security reasons.

  • ISIS

    Pakistan considering US request to join anti-ISIS coalition

    Islamabad: Pakistan is considering a US request to join a multi-nation coalition against the dreaded ISIS terror group which has become the most formidable threat to peace after al-Qaeda, officials said.

  • Four minors die as wall collapses in Odisha

    Bhubaneswar: Four minors, including two girls, died after a mud wall collapsed on them in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Monday, an official said. The incident occurred when the four children were playing near an under-construction house at Kalajamuna village in the district, revenue official Shaktikant Ray said.

  • Mars

    NASA seeks student ideas to land massive cargo on Mars

    Washington: NASA is seeking bright ideas from university and college students for landing cargo on Mars using inflatable spacecraft heat shields or hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator (HIAD) technology.

  • NASA’s space shotgun to blast asteroids

    Melbourne: NASA has teamed up with a Brooklyn-based company to create the first ever space shotgun that will test the strength of asteroids and other space rocks to determine if they are sturdy enough for sampling.

  • Viola Davis becomes first African-American to win best actress Emmy

    Los Angeles: Viola Davis made history by becoming the first African-American to win the leading actress in a drama category at Emmy for her role of a defense lawyer in “How to Get Away with Murder” and hoped that her award will help create more opportunities for people of colour.

  • amrinder-singh

    Amarinder pens book on 1965 Indo-Pak war

    New Delhi: As the country celebrates the golden jubilee of the 1965 India-Pakistan War, former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh says his new book seeks to present the “right perspective” of the war fought 50 years back. Singh has penned the book ‘The Monsoon War: Young Officers Reminisce 1965 India-Pakistan’ along with Lieutenant General Tajindar Shergill, who was the Troop Leader 1 Troop C Squadron Deccan Horse during the war.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    ‘Govt closely monitoring activities related to ISIS in India’

    New Delhi: In the wake of reports that ISIS was trying to lure Indian youths, government today said it is closely monitoring the activities connected with the dreaded terror outfit in the country and taking necessary action. “The matter is closely being watched by the concerned agencies. Whenever required, action will be taken,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told reporters on the sidelines of a function here. He was responding to

  • Former CJI Lahoti advises youth to help poor, downtrodden

    Bhopal” Former Chief Justice of India Ramesh Chandra Lahoti has called upon youth to extend a helping hand to the poor, exploited and downtrodden people. “Adorn your personality with qualities and values. Be a savior of India. Extend your helping hand to the poor, deprived, downtrodden and exploited and follow the words of Swami Vivekananda — awake, arise and stop not till the goal is achieved…”, Lahoti said last evening while addressing the

  • dengue

    Combating Dengue- Man against disease

    While growing up, we have often indulged in the ‘ant or elephant- who is more powerful?’ debate. Though we might have exhausted ourselves thinking about the ‘right’ answer, the proof that mosquitoes can kill human beings, is in front of us in the form of Dengue! The dengue virus is transmitted through various species of mosquito within the genus Aedes, principally A. aegypti. Monsoon brings with it a range of diseases, especially in

  • Jeffrey Tambor dedicates Emmy win to Transgenders

    Los Angeles: Jeffrey Tambor thanked the transgender community for inspiring his performance in “Transparent” that earned him the best actor in a comedy series honour at the 2015 Emmy Awards. The story of the comedy drama series revolves around a Los Angeles family and their lives following the discovery that the person they knew as their father Maura Pfefferman (Tambor)is transgender. Dedicating his win to the community, Tambor, 71, said onstage, “Thank you for your patience, thank

  • Airtel

    Airtel to bill prepaid customers on per second basis

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has started per second bill plan for its prepaid mobile customers nationally, to ensure the customers pay only for the time they use the network, a company statement said here on Monday.

  • Richie Richardson inducted in ICC match referees panel

    Dubai: Former West Indies captain Richie Richardson was today inducted into the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees, replacing Sri Lanka’s Roshan Mahanama who stepped down last week.