Free Press Journal
  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy

    Congress feels BJP will get credit for GST: Rudy

    Guwahati: Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Wednesday slammed the Congress over non-passage of the GST bill, saying the party was obstructing the legislation as it feels the Narendra Modi government will get the credit if the bill is passed.

  • No panel set up to select next VC: Nalanda University

    Patna: Nalanda University in Bihar clarified on Wednesday that its governing board had not set up a committee to select suitable candidates for the post of the next vice chancellor.

  • make in india

    SC nod to govts cultural gala at Chowpatty

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave its nod to a 6-day long grand cultural gala at Mumbai’s Chowpaty Beach on February 13 onwards as part of the “Make in India” function by the Maharashtra government to promote the city as the country’s financial capital during an investors’ congregation for promoting the manufacturing potentials.

  • Sourav Ganguly

    Dhoni is mastered in taking criticism in calm: Ganguly

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly believes that current limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been on the hot seat for such a long time that he has mastered the art of taking criticism in his stride while staying “calm under pressure.”

  • Trump admits skipping debate may have cost him in Iowa

    Washington: Having faced a shock defeat in Iowa, controversial Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has said his decision to skip the Fox News debate just ahead of the crucial caucuses may have cost him. “I think it could’ve been with the debate,” Trump admitted in New Hampshire when asked about his second-place finish.

  • HC seeks govt’s view on women’s entry in Haji Ali by Feb 9

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra government to give its opinion on a public interest litigation challenging the decision of Haji Ali Trust to ban the entry of women in the sanctum sanctorum of the historic Durgah here.

  • Digvijay Singh

    Visa row: Digvijay taunts Modi’s ‘good relations’ with Sharif

    New Delhi:Reprimanding the Pakistan High Commission for denying visa to Anupam Kher, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday taunted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said the actor should have been granted a visa to attend the Karachi Literature Fest despite his personal views.

  • Stop complaining and start governing, BJP tells Kejriwal

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit back at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his unwarranted allegations against the Centre and advised him to show interest in serious governance rather than indulging in blame game.

  • Egypt court cancels death penalty to 149 Brotherhood activists

    Cairo: Death sentences of 149 activists of the banned Muslim Brotherhood were revoked today by an Egyptian appeals court which also ordered a retrial in the case in which the defendants were accused of killing 13 policemen and attacking a police station in 2013.

  • Violence fears in Philippines after Muslim peace setback

    Manila: Philippine lawmakers failed today to pass a crucial bill aimed at ending a decades-long Muslim insurgency that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, igniting fears of fresh violence. Philippine President Benigno Aquino, whose six-year term ends in June, had lobbied hard for the passage of the bill, which would have granted the nation’s Muslim minority an autonomous southern homeland.

  • Older dogs slow learners but display superior logic

    London: Contrary to the timeless proverb, you can teach an old dog new tricks — and though they may be slow learners, they display superior logic than puppies, reveals a new study.

  • Rajiv Gandhi Killers

    Mother of Rajiv assassination case convict seeks son’s release

    Colombo: The mother of a man convicted for his role in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi has started a public petition campaign in Sri Lanka seeking the release of her son from a jail in Tamil Nadu. Vetrivel Somini, mother of Murugan who has been in jail after his conviction in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, said she is aiming to get one million signatures for the petition to seek

  • Rajkumar Rao

    Uncomfortable with cliche depiction of gay men in films: Rao

    New Delhi: Actor Rajkummar Rao says he is proud to be a part of “Aligarh” as he feels the movie doesn’t take the conventional route of depicting gay characters on screen. “Aligarh”, also starring Manoj Bajpayee in the lead role, is based on the life of Aligarh Muslim University professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended because of his sexual orientation. He was later found dead in his room.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex tumbles 316 pts; down for 3rd day on global sell-off

    Mumbai: Equities remained under pressure for a third day as the BSE Sensex saw a deep plunge, falling by 316 points to end at a two-week low of 24,223.32 on sustained foreign fund outflows amid global rout on renewed concerns over slowing growth after oil prices resumed slide. Moreover, the rupee, which again breached the 68-mark against the dollar also had its bearing on the market.

  • Baahubali - The Beginning

    ‘Baahubali’ to expand across comics, games and animation

    Mumbai: The world of filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli’s “Baahubali” is no longer restricted to the cinema medium. The makers of the film, Arka Mediaworks, along with character entertainment company Graphic India will extend the story of the film across platforms such as comics, novels, games and animation.

  • Finmin to refund Swachh Bharat cess paid by SEZs

    New Delhi: Providing relief to SEZ units and developers, the Finance Ministry today said they will be entitled to refund of the Swachh Bharat cess, a levy imposed by the government from November last year to fund its cleanliness drive.

  • Suzuki unveils new Access 125 scooter, Gixxer motorcycles at 2016 Auto Expo

    Greater Noida: Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan on Wednesday unveiled the All New Access 125 scooter and the revamped Gixxer motorcycles at the 13th Auto Expo in Greater Noida. The All New Access 125 will be available in the country from April, 2016 onwards.