Free Press Journal
  • Lalu Prasad

    Lalu Prasad says he will continue fighting for OBC, Dalits, poor

    Patna: Unfazed by Election Commission scanner for casteist remark, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today made a blistering attack at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and said that he would not sit quietly in waging battle for the backwards, Dalits and poor even if they decide to “hang” him.

  • India favours pooling of safety regulators for SAsian region

    New Delhi: Faced with the shortage of air safety experts and funding issues, India today mooted the idea of pooling of safety regulators for the South Asian region. At a meeting of cooperative development of operational safety and continuing airworthiness programme for South Asia, Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey also asked countries to take advantage of GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system developed by India.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Government serious about dealing with fake currency: Kiren Rijiju

    New Delhi : Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said the government is serious about the issue of fake currency. “We have facts and assessments on the fake currency issue. There can be ups and downs in the facts, as they are sometimes collected on assumptions,” Rijiju told media here. “We are very cautious on this matter. Whenever a case comes, proper action is initiated. We are very serious

  • Kejriwal, Modi

    Arvind Kejriwal questions Narendra Modi’s US visit

    New Delhi: Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s US visit and said there was a need to first make India strong before expecting investment from abroad. “PM Modi’s US trip ends. Time to ponder what has the country achieved from his foreign trips so far?” Kejriwal tweeted. He said that if “we make India strong, investments will come at our terms, else investors will dictate terms.

  • Mohan Bhagwat’s reservation comment: EC has wisdom to view the matter : RJD

    New Delhi : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Manoj Jha on Tuesday said the election commission has enough wisdom to decide on what it should do with regard to the reservation-related views of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. “I think election commission has enough wisdom to look at it in totality. For us, it is not an election issue, for us, it is an issue which will reach its logical culmination, and three

  • Manmohan Singh, Coal Scam

    Shiv Sena praises Manmohan Singh, says can’t forget his contribution

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today sought to play down the “praise” lavished on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over attracting foreign investments, saying the contributions of P V Narsimha Rao and Manmohan Singh towards bolstering India’s economy can’t be forgotten.

  • Mumbai airport, Taj Hotel on alert after terror threat

    Mumbai: The Mumbai domestic and international airports and the iconic Taj Hotel nearby received a terror threat, following which security agencies went on an alert, official sources said here on Tuesday. The airport manager on duty late Monday night received a call that the airport and the Taj Hotel outside the airport may be attacked. Described as a “specific threat”, the agencies concerned beefed up security at these locations. The incident comes on

  • Senior BJP leader Ram Kapse passes away

    Mumbai : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ram Kapse passed away early this morning after prolonged illness. Kapse, who was ailing for last eight years, breathed his last at his Kalyan residence adjoining Thane district at around 4 am. His last rites will be performed in Kalyan today. Kapse, born on December 1, 1933, was a former Lt. Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He was a prominent leader of BJP in Maharashtra and represented

  • 7/11 blasts: Court likely to pronounce sentence tomorrow

    Mumbai: Nine years after a series of bomb blasts in suburban trains rattled Mumbai killing 188 people, a special court here is likely to pronounce the quantum of punishment for 12 convicts in the case tomorrow.

  • Airstrikes, Jordan

    Russia preparing to launch airstrikes in Syria, say US officials

    Washington DC : Russia is reportedly preparing to conduct airstrikes in Syria but according to their movements, their targets are not Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), said US officials. According to CNN, the movements of Russian military suggest that fighting ISIS may not be the country’s primary objective even though it has earlier spoken against the terror group. Russia is also a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and may want

  • Girl claims to be ‘manhandled’ at Ganesh pandal on Sep 25

    Mumbai: A girl, whose video of being “manhandled” by some women constables at the famous Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh pandal here went viral prompting police to launch a probe, today alleged she was dragged and slapped by cops when she tried to enter the pandal’s VVIP queue on Friday last.

  • Afghan forces plan fightback after Taliban overrun key city

    Kunduz (Afghanistan) : Afghanistan today mobilised reinforcements for a counter-offensive to take back Kunduz, a day after Taliban insurgents overran the strategic northern city in their biggest victory since being ousted from power in 2001.

  • heatwave, Egypt

    Heat waves hit cities the hardest

    New York: City dwellers will have to bear the maximum brunt of heat waves as extreme summers like that of 2012 – which saw record temperatures in various cities across the world – become increasingly common, predicts a study.

  • Daily-use chemicals put people at high diabetes, obesity risk

    Washington: Common chemicals found in food can linings, cash register receipts and plastics and cosmetics have put millions on high risk of diabetes and obesity worldwide, a significant study has revealed.

  • New genetic test speeds up Ebola diagnosis

    New York : Researchers have developed a new DNA test that can be used to rapidly diagnose Ebola and other pathogens such as Chikungunya and hepatitis C virus.