Free Press Journal
  • Coal

    Gupta aware that Coal Min will go by recommendations: Court

    New Delhi: Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta, who also headed the screening committee on allocation of coal blocks to various firms, was “well aware” that the Coal Minister would go by the recommendations of the screening panel in the matter, a Delhi court has observed. The court’s observations came as it ordered framing of charges against Gupta and five others, including two senior public servants, in a case pertaining to alleged irregularities

  • 1997 suit being pursued against me aggressively: Satyarthi

    New Delhi: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has claimed in a Delhi court that the trustees of a charitable trust have “suddenly” and “aggressively” started pursuing a 1997 suit against him relating to alleged misappropriation of funds after he was awarded the prestigious prize. Child rights activist Satyarthi, who got the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, said the allegations against him and his wife Sumedha were malafide and the civil suit alleging embezzlement of

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Sayeed reviews progress of work at Pahalgam resort

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today took a quick round of the famous Pahalgam resort to take a firsthand appraisal of works on the ongoing projects related to tourism and other sectors. The Chief Minister visited the Circular Road, which has recently been macadamised, and various parks maintained and developed by Pahalgam Development Authority (PDA) and the Floriculture, Gardens and Parks Department, an official spokesman said.

  • hurricane

    Hurricane Joaquin barrels through Bahamas en route to US

    Miami: Hurricane Joaquin barreled through the Bahamas as an extremely dangerous Category Four storm, while jittery residents in the eastern United States battened down ahead of its anticipated arrival. Joaquin was packing maximum sustained winds of 130 miles (215 kilometers) per hour and could grow even stronger over the next 24 hours, the National Hurricane Center said.

  • Pakistan ISIS flag in Srinagar

    Youths wave Pak, IS flags; clashes with police

    Srinagar: Clashes broke out today between police and groups of youth when they waved flags of Pakistan and ISIS and posters after the Friday prayers in Jamia Masjid and adjoining areas here. Immediately after the Friday prayers ended at Jamia Masjid, masked youth took to streets and started waving flags of Pakistan, ISIS and militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad besides posters of Jamat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Sayeed and Hizbul Mujahideen supremo Syed Sallahuddin, officials said.

  • Gandhi

    Following Mahatma’s diet on his birthday

    As pictures of him, along with some of his best quotes start circulating on social networking sites, we thought of digging in a bit deeper. We thought of getting to know the Mahatma’s secret to good health. It’s hard to deny that M.K.Gandhi, is spite of his lean frame, was an active and healthy man despite the rigorous walking and working that he indulged himself in, as the Indian freedom movement gained

  • Amit Shah

    Bihar polls: BJP supports reservation policy: Amit Shah

    Aurangabad: Under attack from the grand alliance leaders on the issue that BJP may tweak reservation policy if it comes to power in Bihar, party President Amit Shah today reaffirmed BJP’s support for the quota system and charged the rivals with “misleading” the people on the matter. “BJP steadfastly supports the reservation policy and does not want any change whatever in the existing quota system,” he said at an election meeting here.

  • hardik-patel

    Waive off farmers’ loans, demands Hardik Patel

    New Delhi: Hardik Patel, the young leader of the newly-formed Akhil Bharatiya Patel Navnirman Sena, said here on Friday that loans taken by debt-ridden farmers across the country should be waived off.

  • Pistol sneaked inside Delhi Metro via unmanned area

    New Delhi: The country-made pistol which was used by a man to shoot himself inside a Delhi Metro station was cleverly sneaked in the premises inside a bag from an unmanned area near a customer care counter, security agencies probing the incident have found. 22-year-old Shivesh Kumar is alleged to have shot himself in the busy Rajiv Chowk Metro station yesterday after he boarded the Metro from Chandni Chowk, underlining the vulnerability and

  • Zimbabwe to host Afghanistan for five ODIs, two T20s

    Harare : Zimbabwe will host Afghanistan for five one-day internationals (ODIs) and two T20 internationals in mid-October. Confirming the news, Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani said they are glad to have Afghanistan touring. Afghanistan’s last tour to Zimbabwe , in which the two sides played four ODIs and two four-day games , ended deadlocked at 2-2 and 1-1 respectively. Reflecting his views on the last year result, Mukuhlani said Zimbabwe is hoping for a victory

  • dengue

    MCD workers decide to postpone strike decision due to dengue

    New Delhi: Keeping in view the dengue crisis in the capital, MCD sanitation workers today decided to postpone their decision to go on a strike to press for the fulfillment of their long pending demands, including regularisation of ad-hoc workers and payment of arrears. The sanitation workers met at Valmiki temple in central Delhi’s Panchkuian Road and decided to contribute to the MCD’s special sanitation drive till October 11, said Akhil Bhartiya Safai

  • Special athletes spend night on road, Ministry orders probe

    New Delhi: In yet another case of apathy towards athletes, members of the Indian team bound for the Asia Pacific Deaf Games (APDG) were forced to sleep on pavements in their wait for visa ahead of the competition beginning in Taoyuan, Chinese Taipei tomorrow.

  • Rupee up

    Rupee closes at 6-week high, gains 65 paise

    Mumbai: Rising equity markets, monetary easing and approval for greater access to foreign funds to invest in government-backed securities propelled the Indian rupee to close at a six-week high of 65.51 to a US dollar in the just-concluded weekly trade.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Policy on utilisation of treated sewage water soon: Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said a policy regarding utilisation of treated sewage water for MIDC and power generation units was on the anvil. Only 10 per cent of the pollution in urban areas is due to industrial waste, Fadnavis said adding that 90 per cent pollution can be eradicated if citizens and administration work closely to resolve the issue.

  • CBI grills jailed Bihar lawmaker in NTPC contrcats scam

    New Delhi: The CBI on Friday examined a Bihar legislator in connection with the alleged large-scale irregularities in the award of contracts for National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant in Barh area.

  • Rafael Nadal , Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic to play exhibition match against Rafael Nadal at Bangkok

    Johannesburg : World number one Novak Djokovic will lock horns with Rafael Nadal in a sold-out exhibition match at Bangkok’s Hua Mark Indoor Stadium on Friday. The match is aimed at boosting confidence in safety following deadly Bangkok bomb blast last month, Sport24 reported. During their visit to Thailand, the tennis duo met Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and also visited the site of attack, where about 20 people lost their life. Djokovic and Nadal also