Free Press Journal
  • Kerala solar scam: Chandy appears before probe team

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Monday appeared before the one-member commission of Justice (retd) G. Sivarajan probing the Rs.70 million solar scam in the state.Chandy, a witness in the solar scam case, had already given a written statement to the commission and agreed to appear personally before it when asked to do so.

  • Amit Shah’s challenge

    Much is being made of the absence of the BJP veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi from the BJP headquarters on the inauguration of the first, full three-year term of Amit Shah as party president on Sunday. Shah was the only candidate for the post. Hitherto, the 51-year-old Shah had completed the unfinished term of Rajnath Singh when the latter quit as party chief to become the country’s Home Minister.

  • Sedition case filed against Khaleda Zia

    “The case has been filed against her at the chief metropolitan magistrate’s court (Dhaka) this morning along with prayers seeking her arrest,” a court official told (more…)

  • Officials interview players over mixed doubles match

    Melbourne : Two players at the Australian Open said Monday they have been interviewed by officials over reports their opponents may have deliberately lost their first round mixed-doubles fixture, fuelling fresh fears of match- fixing in tennis.

  • Sania Mirza advance

    Melbourne : Indian tennis stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna earned contrasting victories to sail through to the quarter-finals of their respective categories at the Australian Open here on Monday.

  • Startups write to PM to defend net neutrality

    New Delhi : Hundreds of start-ups, including bigger players like, Zomato, Cleartrip, Paytm and their employees on Monday approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defend net neutrality, which they define it as access to content on Internet without any discrimination.

  • Netaji grand-nephew hugs BJP

    Howrah : The move was on the cards after Prime Minister Narendra Modi declassified 100 files related to Netaji on January 23. So, few eyebrows went up when Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s grand-nephew, Chandra Kumar Bose, on Monday joined the BJP in the presence of party president Amit Shah.

  • US hunts for three in California after brazen jailbreak

    Los Angeles : US authorities have hunted for three California prisoners, including a man charged with murder, who staged a brazen jailbreak that reportedly involved rappelling from the roof of a maximum-security facility using bed sheets.

  • After Rahul, Akhilesh now heads to Bundelkhand

    Lucknow: Close on the heels of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s tour of Bundelkhand, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be heading to the drought- hit region this week even as his government wrote to the Centre seeking full coverage for it under the Food Security Act.

  • Angry BCCI sends e-mail to DDCA on Kotla match

    New Delhi : BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur has shot off an e-mail to the faction-ridden Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), enquiring whether they can host the second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground on February 12.

  • Coca Cola to enter dairy drinks segment in India

    Hong Kong : Beverages major Coca Cola announced its foray into value-added dairy drinks segment in the Indian market with Vio brand, which will make its debut across the country next month.

  • Russia ban four athletes for DOPING

    Moscow : Russia’s Olympic Committee (ROC) has banned four athletes for doping, as the country struggles to overturn a suspension on its track and field team that could see it miss the Rio Olympics.

  • New ISIS video shows Paris attackers; threatens UK

    London : The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group has released a strongly defiant new beheading video, showing the nine ‘Paris attackers’ and threatening an attack on the UK – displaying footage of major London sites.

  • Speaker Sumitra Mahajan speaks in the Lok Sabha during the first day of the winter session of Parliament in New Delhi on Thursday.

    Mayawati & Sharad slam Sumitra Mahajan over her quota remarks

    Lucknow/New Delhi : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday came in for stinging criticism for her remarks on reservation, with BSP chief Mayawati calling it reflective of the discriminatory “Manuvadi” mindset of upper castes.