Free Press Journal
  • Farmer Suicide

    41 farmers committed suicide: Odisha government

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday said it has received reports on the alleged suicide of 41 farmers and is examining the actual cause of their death. The government also said 21 districts in the state are facing drought.

  • Inquiry begins into police “raid” at Kerala House

    New Delhi: The Divisional Commissioner of Delhi today initiated an inquiry into the alleged police raid at Kerala House over a complaint that beef was being served at the canteen there. The Arvind Kejriwal government has asked Divisional Commissioner A Anbarasu to submit his fact-finding report by Monday. The report will be sent to Home Ministry and Kerala Government.

  • Top LeT commander killed in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander Abu Qasim, a Pakistani terrorist who was involved in several attacks on army and paramilitary forces over years, was gunned down today in Kashmir, marking a major success for the security forces and a severe setback for the outfit. Qasim, who carried a reward of Rs 20 lakh on his head, was responsible for attack on BSF convoy in Udhampur in August in which 2 personnel were killed

  • Wall collapses at Amit Shah rally venue, 10 injured

    Bagha (Bihar): At least 10 persons, including four children, were injured today when a wall collapsed at the rally venue of BJP president Amit Shah in Bagha police district. Superintendent of Police Anand Kumar Singh said the mishap took place when many people, including children, climbed the wall to see the helicopter of Shah landing at Babui tola Sports Ground, the rally venue.

  • Nestle

    Nestle’s net profit plunges 60%; Maggi soon to be in market

    New Delhi: Hit by the Maggi ban, Nestle India today reported a 60.1 per cent decline in standalone profit at Rs 124.20 crore for the third quarter ended September 30. The company had posted a standalone net profit of Rs 311.29 crore in the same period last fiscal. Net sales during the period under review declined 32.12 per cent to Rs 1,736.20 crore as against Rs 2,557.80 crore in the same period of

  • Return of awards just a ‘show’: Ex-ISRO chief Madhavan Nair

    Hyderabad: Eminent space scientist G Madhavan Nair today disapproved move by scientists and writers to return their awards alleging “growing intolerance” in the country, and dubbied their action as a mere “show”. The former chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a large country like India, “a few incidents can happen” for which the government of the day “cannot” be held responsible.

  • African leaders praise Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru, Indira

    New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi and former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter Indira Gandhi today came in for fulsome praise by many top African leaders as they recalled the historic ties Africa shared with India. South African President Jacob Zuma and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe were among those who mentioned, during their speeches at India-Africa Forum Summit here, the contribution of the Gandhi and Nehru families in strengthening ties between the continent

  • INS-Kalvari

    Submarine INS Kalvari set afloat for sea trials

    Mumbai: INS Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene diesel-electric attack submarines (SSK) of the Indian Navy, was set afloat on Thursday for pre-commissioning sea trial for 10 months at the Mazagaon Docks here.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Those returning awards are rabid anti-BJP elements: Jaitley

    Patna: Union Minister Arun Jaitley today stepped up attack on those returning awards by calling them “rabid anti-BJP elements” and stuck to his guns that their protest is a manufactured rebellion. “Those returning awards are playing politics by other means. Follow their tweets and their stances on various social and political issues. You will find a lot of rabid anti-BJP elements in them,” Jaitley, who holds charge of Finance and Information and Broadcasting

  • clean ganga

    NGT voices concern over execution of Clean Ganga project

    New Delhi: In a clear disapproval of the pace at which the clean Ganga project is being executed, the National Green Tribunal today wondered why any deficiency should be there when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described it as a paramount national project. The tribunal said time has come for it to issue appropriate directions in connection with cleaning of the river, environment and public health.

  • Vidya Balan

    Will not return National Award: Vidya Balan

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Vidya Balan today said she will not give back her national award as it was an honour bestowed on her by the country and not the government. The comment come in the backdrop of some eminent film personalities returning their National Awards in solidarity with FTII students and against growing intolerance in the country.

  • HC asks NEERI to study Godavari’s pollution during Kumbh Mela

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to study the pollution of river Godavari caused by the `Shahi Snaan’ (royal bath) events during the Kumbh Mela which began at Nashik on July 24 this year. The division bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka asked the NEERI to form a committee for this purpose and submit a report before December 11.

  • Salman Khan

    Felt bad when my movie with Salman got shelved: Atif Afzal

    Mumbai: He has created a niche following by scoring music for off-beat films but composer Atif Afzal says he was disappointed when his maiden venture with superstar Salman Khan did not take off. Atif made his debut with Marathi Neo-noir thriller “Pune 52” and followed it with “Prague” and this year’s Marathi superhero movie “Baji”.

  • oneplus x

    OnePlus to start handsets manufacturing in India by Dec

    New Delhi: Chinese handset company OnePlus today said it will start manufacturing its newly launched OnePlus X Onyx smartphones in India by the end of 2015. Earlier this month, the company had announced its partnership with electronics major Foxconn to begin local assembling operations in Andhra Pradesh. Onyx will be the first device to be assembled at the facility starting December.

  • Honda

    Mulling possibilities to meet small car demand in India: Honda

    Tokyo: Japanese auto major Honda is ‘seriously’ considering possibilities of expanding its small car portfolio in India to meet the rising demand in the market, even as it works on enhancing vehicle development capability in its operations there. The company, which has made India one of its global components export hubs, also sees ‘ample room’ of growth for export of cars from the country with increased competitiveness of finished vehicles produced there.

  • Shuttler Sai progresses at Bitburger Open

    Saarbrucken (Germany): Indian shuttler B. Sai Praneeth earned another straight games victory to enter the men’s singles third round of the $120,000 Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold here.

  • Call drop compensation rules stay, Trai to hear out telcos

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai has asked mobile service providers to ready their systems to compensate consumers for call drops from January 1. And in the meantime, it has expressed its willingness to examine the issues raised by them. “I have made it very clear. It’s a valid regulation. Neither overturned by a competent authority, nor annulled, modified or cancelled. The operators must take steps to prepare themselves to implement this,” Trai Chairman

  • Angel Di Maria

    Never wanted to leave Real Madrid: Di Maria

    Paris: Argentine winger Angel Di Maria has revealed that he never wanted to quit playing for Real Madrid and shift allegiance to Manchester United. Di Maria, who is presently plying his trade for French Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG), joined United in 2014 from Real for 59.7 million pounds. But he was unable to adjust to the English Premier League (EPL) and represented United for only one season.

  • football

    SAI to scout talent for U-17 Football World Cup

    Srinagar: Sports Authority of India (SAI) today launched a national scouting project to identify young footballers from the country for the upcoming Under-17 Football World Cup that India hosts in 2017. “Our plan is to search for the talented youth who can be the potential players of India’s Under-17 WC team in 2017. India is hosting the mega event and in order to put up good show, we want to have the best

  • Duminy in doubt for opening Test at Mohali

    Mumbai: South Africa are still fretting over the fitness of their key batting all rounder Jean-Paul Duminy ahead of their opening Test against hosts India commencing at Mohali on November 5. Duminy, who split the webbing on his right hand while going for a hard return catch in the third One-Day International of the five-game series at Rajkot on October 18, will know on November 1 how much it has healed when the