Free Press Journal
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Cong demands sacking of Telecom Minister over call drops issue

    New Delhi: Criticising the government for failing to resolve the problem of call drops, Congress today demanded the immediate sacking of Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad for his “incompetence”. Party general secretary Shakeel Ahmed told reporters that it was becoming difficult to talk on mobile “for even five seconds” and the problem was more in the networks of state-owned MTNL and BSNL.

  • Sensex regains

    Sensex perks up 162 pts after RBI springs a surprise

    Mumbai: Recovering from early losses, the benchmark BSE Sensex surged over 750 points from the session’s low after the RBI surprised with a bigger-than-expected rate cut but late selling in healthcare and metal stocks trimmed gains and the index ended 161.82 points higher at 25,778.66. Besides, the NSE Nifty recaptured the 7,800-mark by rising 47.60 points or 0.61 per cent to close at 7,843.30. Rupee strengthening against the dollar during the day also

  • Barack Obama and Raul Castro

    US, Cuba leaders to meet for 2nd time in this year

    New York: Making good on a pledge to change US posture toward Cuba, President Barack Obama is poised to hold talks with Cuban President Raul Castro today for the second time this year.

  • Tony Abbott

    Ex-Oz PM Tony Abbott says could have won in recent polls

    Sydney: Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has criticised people who were behind his downfall, saying that he could have won the federal election had their been enough support. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s rise to the top was fuelled by growing internal discontent over the Coalition’s consistently poor performance in the opinion polls, reports ABC News. He said those seeking to unseat him had to act at that point. Abbott said he was confident

  • Yingluck Shinawatra

    Thailand’s former PM Yingluck Shinawatra sues attorney general

    Bangkok: Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday sued Attorney-General Trakul Winitnaiyaphak for alleged abuse of power in handling the case against her in connection with her government’s controversial rice pledging scheme.

  • Girl raped

    Cab driver freed of rape charge, woman statement contradictory

    New Delh: A taxi driver, accused of raping a woman passenger in his cab five months ago, has been acquitted by a Delhi court on the grounds that the victim’s statements were contradictory and medical evidence did not support her allegations. The court said it appeared from the evidence that some quarrel and struggle had taken place between the man and the woman inside the taxi as both had beaten and bitten each

  • Thailand urges streamlining passage for SE Asian visitors

    Bangkok: Thailand’s tourism industry has called on the authorities to provide conveniences for visitors from neighbouring states, millions of whom are expected to visit the country from early next year.

  • Key suspect arrested in Pakistani minister’s killing

    Islamabad: A key suspect in the killing of a Pakistani provincial minister has been arrested by the counter-terrorism department (CTD), a media report said on Tuesday. The suspect, identified as Muhammad Qasim, is a resident of Punjab province’s Attock city. The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan Qari Sohail group was involved in the suicide attack on Punjab home minister Shuja Khanzada, Geo Tv quoted a spokesman for the CTD as saying. According to the CTD

  • Boat capsize: Search on to locate missing 30 passengers

    Guwahati: Search operations resumed this morning to find 30 people who went missing after an overcrowded boat, ferrying at least 200 passengers, overturned in Assam’s Kamrup (rural) district yesterday. However, Director-General of Police Khagen Sarma was hopeful that the missing passengers may have swum to safety.

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama’s gaffe: calls PM Narendra Modi ‘President’

    New York: In a gaffe, US President Barack Obama referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “President” in his remarks after their bilateral meeting. The slip of tongue was recorded in the first White House transcript of his remarks but later it was re-issued, correcting the “President” to “Prime Minister”.  The gaffe happened when Obama was making his remarks after talks with Prime Minister Modi here yesterday. Obama said, “We are encouraged by the aggressive nature

  • Asha-Bhonsle

    After daughter Asha Bhosle’s son passes away

    Legendary singer Asha Bhosle has lost her elder son Hemant Bhosle. Hemant 66 was suffering from a terminal disease and passed away on Saturday September 26 in Scotland. However Asha tai, as she is affectionately called, was not informed of the tragedy immediately as she was to perform at a concert in Singapore. This is the second child Asha Bhosle has lost in 3 years. Her daughter had ended her life while Ashatai was performing

  • Voting

    Section 144 to be imposed ahead of UP panchayat polls

    Meerut: The district administration here has decided to impose prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC from October 1 till November 15 in view of upcoming panchayat polls in the state and the festival season in this time period. Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) of 1973, empowers a magistrate to prohibit an assembly of more than ten people in an area.

  • I have full faith in our bowling attack: JP Duminy

    New Delhi: Senior South Africa batsman JP Duminy today defended their young bowling attack which failed to defend a decent total of 189 against an inexperienced India A in their warm-up game, saying their focus was assessment of conditions than result.

  • Asaram Bapu

    Asaram’s trial to continue at sessions court

    Jodhpur: Trial of the sexual assault case against self-styled godman Asaram will now continue in the sessions court here after the August 3 notification of the High Court leading to hearing of the trial in jail premises was withdrawn today. The notification was challenged by the accused in the division bench of high court after which the bench headed by justice Govind Mathur stayed the notification with directions to Asaram that neither would

  • Court grants 3-month bail to Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy

    New Delhi: Top Maoist ideologue Kobad Ghandy, accused of trying to set up a base for banned outfit CPI (Maoist) here, has been granted interim bail for three months by a Delhi court on health grounds. The court said that 65-year-old Ghandy, who is in custody in this case since September 2009, was suffering from various ailments and his condition has “visibly deteriorated” during the period of trial.

  • Brace yourselves for the best Shawarmas in Mumbai

    Tender juicy meat, smooth  sauces, fresh veggies, tangy pickle, all of this in a blanket of perfectly toasted pita is all that it takes to be a perfect shawarma. A messy treat offered by the Lebanese food culture has made a special place in the hearts of people across the globe. But you need not go far in search of the best shawarma because Mumbai has some top notch options to calm

  • Extends Red FM licence for Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata

    New Delhi: In a relief to radio channel Red FM, Delhi High Court today extended its licence to operate in the national capital as well as in Mumbai and Kolkata till further orders on the company’s plea seeking direction to the Centre to allow it to migrate to phase III from II.