Free Press Journal
  • shiv sena

    DDCA row: BJP must listen to its allies at times, says Sena

    Mumbai: Asserting that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is suffering the backlash of backing Arvind Kejriwal during his anti-corruption movement against Congress alongwith Anna Hazare, the Shiv Sena today said the BJP should at times listen to its ally, which had opposed any sort of support to the AAP leader then.

  • Rahul needs to speak up more in Parliament: Chavan

    Mumbai: Stating that Rahul Gandhi has come a long way after his party’s defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said the Congress Vice-President needs to further increase his aggressiveness to corner the BJP in Parliament.

  • Alexey Lovchev

    ‘Russian lifter had permission to used banned substance’

    Yekaterinburg (Russia): World champion weightlifter Alexey Lovchev had a permit to use a banned medication, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said. “This is a huge disappointment,” Mutko said on Friday, reports Tass.

  • US media hopes PM’s Pak trip will add momentum to peace talks

    Washington: Describing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Lahore as a significant development in the ties between India and Pakistan, mainstream American media today said it is likely to add momentum to a tentative reconciliation process between them. “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a surprise visit to Pakistan on Friday – a significant sign the icy relationship between the two neighbours is thawing,” CNN said.

  • Birth rate of twins hits record high in US

    New York: With 33.9 twins per 1,000 births, the US recorded an all-time high in 2014, a new report said. “The twin birth rate was 33.9 per 1,000 in 2014, which was not significantly higher than the rate for 2013 (33.7), but was a new high for the nation,” the report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

  • Please have tea with me, Sharif told Modi

    Lahore: “Please come, you are our guest. Please come and have tea with me.” This is what Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said when his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi called him from Kabul and asked if he could halt in Lahore on his way home.

  • Vadra criticises exemptions granted to VIPs in even-odd scheme

    New Delhi: Robert Vadra today criticised the exemptions granted to vehicles of VIPs by Delhi government in its ‘even-odd scheme’ to control pollution, saying all must adhere to the law. “Odd and Even ways !! Creating parallel lists of exemption, is complete hypocrisy. If a law is implemented in the interest of the people, we all must adhere, and not be VIPs,” Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law said in his Facebook post.

  • Power

    Consumer Forum penalises power firm for deficiency in service

    Thane: The District Consumer Forum here has directed a power solutions company to return a sum of over Rs 2 lakh taken in advance from a temple trust in Palghar district for installing solar power system for deficiency in service.

  • Christmas Day cleanup after storms kill 14 in US

    Chicago: Rescue workers and heartbroken residents have sifted through what was left of homes wiped out by several ferocious storms and tornadoes that killed at least 14 people in the US southeast.

  • Prakash Javadekar

    BJP slams Congress for criticising PM Modi’s ‘innovative Pak diplomacy’

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit out at Congress for criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘innovative diplomacy’ with Pakistan. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar took a potshot at the Congress and criticised the ‘mean mindedness’ of the age-old party.

  • Nagpur ATS arrests three people in connection to ISIS

    Nagpur: The Nagpur Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Saturday arrested three youth at the Nagpur Airport who were planning to join the ISIS. According to the Nagpur ATS, the arrested people are from Telangana and were going to Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Gopal Rai

    Three transport officials suspended

    New Delhi: Three senior officials of Delhi Government’s Transport Department were suspended today for alleged irregularities in distribution of Letters of Intent for new autorickshaws.

  • Accident

    Congress offers financial aid to girl hit by Johan’s car

    Panaji: The Congress in Goa has extended financial help to the 17-year-old girl who was allegedly hit by a car driven by pop singer Remo Fernandes’ son here. Goa Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary Sunil Kawathankar along with the party’s legal cell member Sunil Shetye met the girl last evening at the Goa Medical College and Hospital here, where she is being treated for her severely fractured leg. The minor accident victim has also undergone a plastic surgery.