Free Press Journal
  • Venkaiah Naidu

    ‘Intelligent’ Kejriwal protecting ‘corrupt officer’: Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was protecting his Principal Secretary Rajendra Kumar who is facing graft charges, and added that even social activist Anna Hazare has questioned the anti-corruption crusader for not checking on the antecedents of his Principal Secretary.

  • Zinedine Zidane

    Zidane ready to take big coaching leap at Real Madrid

    Madrid: French football legend Zinedine Zidane, current coach of Real Madrid’s reserve team, has become the centre of attention in Spain amid rumour that he may succeed Rafael Benitez as coach of the first team, if the latter fails to lead the team back onto the right track.

  • Chhattisgarh: 54,000 quintal of pulses seized in raids

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh government today informed the state Assembly that it has conducted raids on 38 mills and seized over 54,000 quintal of pulses and lentils this year. In the written reply to a question of Congress MLA Satyanarayan Sharma, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Punnulal Mohile said, “The state government has taken action against 38 pulses mills till November 18 this year, during which 54,299.58 quintal of pulses and lentils seized.”

  • Arun Jaitley

    DDCA ‘den of corruption’ with Jaitley’s consent: AAP

    New Delhi: Keeping up the attack on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, AAP today alleged huge financial bunglings in DDCA during his 13 year-old tenure as its chief, saying large amounts were siphoned off through fake companies besides other irregularies including in team selection.

  • Kane-Williamson_New-Zealand

    Kane Williamson shrugs off suspected broken finger

    Hamilton (New Zealand): New Zealand master batsman Kane Williamson today said he had no concerns about playing with a suspected broken finger as he looks to maintain his phenomenal form in the second Test against Sri Lanka.

  • Judicial custody of Indrani Mukerjea, others extended till Jan 4

    Mumbai: The judicial custody of prime accused in the April 2012 Sheena Bora murder case, Indrani Mukherjea, and two others – her ex-husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai – was on Thursday extended till January 4.

  • Smoke, flash of fire in Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express

    Cooch Behar/Guwahati: A flash of fire and smoke were noticed on the roof of an AC 2-tier bogie of the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express following which it was detained at New Cooch Behar railway station for over 90 minutes today. As soon as the train entered New Cooch Behar station at 11.30 AM, 52 panic-stricken passengers got down from the compartment quickly, two fire tenders from Cooch Behar Fire Station were rushed to

  • ‘Decline in child population growth led to fall in enrollment’

    New Delhi: There has been a decline in enrollment in government primary schools over three years till 2013-14 which could be attributed to a reduction in the growth rate of child population, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. The enrolment in primary classes has declined from about 9.16 crore in 2011-12 to about 8.31 crore in 2013-14. Enrollment in upper primary levels increased from over 3.77 crore in 2011-12 to over 3.88 crore.

  • Sepp Blatter before FIFA judges

    Zurich: Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter went to the world body’s headquarters today to answer corruption allegations amid a report that Switzerland has frozen more than USD 50 million in accounts suspected to be linked to football bribes.

  • Delhi-High-Court

    HC’s no plea for CBI probe into AAP foreign funding

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday declined a plea seeking a CBI probe into foreign funds received by the AAP, allegedly in violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).

  • air india

    AI technician’s death: Panel to probe Mum airport mishap

    New Delhi: Expressing grief over the death of an Air India technician at Mumbai airport, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma today said that a committee has been set up under the Air India CMD to look into the incident.

  • Australians joining jihadist groups hits ‘plateau’: spy chief

    Sydney: The flow of Australians joining jihadist groups has reached “a plateau”, the nation’s domestic spy chief said today, amid reports the intelligence agency has warned politicians to tone down criticism of Islam.

  • Homlessness no ground for disqualification as voter: Govt

    New Delhi: Being homeless is not a disqualification for enrollment as a voter, the government made this clear in the Lok Sabha today. In a written response, Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said according to the Election Commission, “being homeless is not a disqualification for enrollment (as a voter).”

  • CBI files charge sheet in Bank of Baroda case

    New Delhi: CBI today filed a charge sheet in connection with the case of alleged illegal remittances worth Rs 6,000 crore made to South East Asian countries from the branches of Bank of Baroda. A CBI spokesperson said two former officials of Bank of Baroda have been named in the charge sheet.

  • Rajya Sabha ruckus

    Congress members disrupt RS proceedings

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha proceedings today again were disrupted by Congress, forcing two adjournments during the Question Hour over the crisis situation in Arunachal Pradesh for accusing the Governor of trying to ‘destabilise’ the congress government.

  • Sundar Pichai, Google

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai interacts with students at SRCC campus

    New Delhi: Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressed students at the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University today. At the session ‘Ask Sundar’, cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle asked some interesting questions. Taking all the questions with a lot of energy and zest, the Chennai born CEO said, “I am a huge football fan and MLC fan.

  • French railways test software to track suspicious behaviour

    Paris: Software that monitors suspicious behaviour and luggage could eventually be integrated into 40,000 surveillance cameras across France, a railway firm said, as the country tightens security after last month’s deadly Paris attacks.

  • Pakistan urged to halt executions

    New York: Pakistan should immediately halt executions, reinstate the moratorium on death penalty, and move toward its abolition, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.