Free Press Journal
  • MPCC Chief Ashok Chavan

    Adarsh scam: CBI allowed to prosecute Ashok Chavan

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao today gave sanction to CBI to prosecute former Chief Minister leader Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh scam case, days after the BJP-led government in the state recommended action against the Congress leader.

  • LafargeHolcim mulling divestment of cement factories

    New Delhi: After scrapping the sale of two of its India cement plants to Birla Corp, LafargeHolcim Ltd today said it is considering divestment of the Jojobera and Sonadih units. Lafarge had in August agreed to sell the two factories in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to Birla for Rs 5,000 crore to comply with antitrust regulations as it was merging with Holcim Ltd.

  • Uphill task ahead for Sena in Palghar assembly seat

    Mumbai: Sena leader Amit Ghoda is facing an uphill task to retain the Palghar (ST) Assembly seat, which is witnessing a five-cornered contest. This tribal seat was won by Amit’s father late Krishna Ghoda in October 2014 assembly elections. Bypolls to the Palghar constituency is due to be held on February 13, while results will be announced on February 16.

  • Donald Trump

    Republican, Democratic race gets personal ahead of primary

    Washington: War of words between the top two Republican and Democratic candidates has intensified ahead of the crucial New Hampshire primary next week, with Donald Trump launching a scathing, personal attack on Iowa Caucus winner Ted Cruz amid allegations rare in US electoral politics.

  • Hamid Ansari

    Like-minded nations must jointly tackle terror: Ansari

    Bangkok: Vice President Hamid Ansari today called for “strong cooperation” among like-minded nations to tackle the growing menace of terrorism and underlined the “tremendous potential” for enhancing Indo-Thai defence ties. “The spreading tide of extremism and terrorism is a threat we both face,” Ansari told Thai academics, businessmen and students in his address at the prestigious Chulalongkorn University here.

  • Aus hopeful of securing free-trade agreement with India

    Melbourne: Australia is hopeful of securing a free-trade agreement with India “sometime this year”, trade and investment minister said today after the country signed the historic Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement with 11 other nations.

  • GST will become a reality soon, says Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today hoped that the opposition parties will “see reason” and the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is held up in Rajya Sabha, will become a reality soon. “It (GST) has been supported by most political parties and I am sure others will also see reason and this law will become a reality very soon,” the minister said while inaugurating the two-day India Investment Summit here.

  • Jaitley woos sovereign funds to invest in infra, railways

    New Delhi: Inviting foreign capital in sectors like roads, railways and energy, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today met sovereign wealth funds from Singapore and the UAE and pitched a stable policy regime and resilience of Indian economy amid a global slowdown.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    BJP questions Rahul’s silence over Tanzanian woman incident

    New Delhi: BJP today targeted Congress for its “hypocrisy” in not initiating action against the culprits in the Tanzanian woman stripping case in Bengaluru and questioned Rahul Gandhi’s “silence” over the incident that happened right under the nose of his party government. The party accused the Congress government in Karnataka of covering up the incident and said its “inaction” has brought disrepute to Bangalore city. It also demanded immediate action, including transfer of

  • Sonia, Rahul move SC in National Herald case

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi moved the Supreme Court on Thursday against a Delhi High Court decision that dismissed their appeals seeking a quashing of summons issued to them by a trial court in connection with the National Herald case.

  • Hyderabad co claims to have Zika vaccine   

    Austin/Hyderabad : Even as the first known case of Zika being sexually transmitted has surfaced in Texas, Bharat Biotech, a Hyderabad-based vaccines and bio-therapeutic manufacturer, has claimed to have achieved a breakthrough in developing a vaccine to fight the dreaded mosquito-borne virus, which causes serious birth defects in children. Bharat Biotech reportedly began work on the Zika virus a year ago.

  • lata

    Wasn’t very happy with ‘Aaj phir jeene ki…’: Lata

    Mumbai: Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar has shared a tidbit about her famous song “Aaj phir jeene ki tamanna hai”, saying she hadn’t initially liked it, but Vijay Anand’s direction and actress Waheeda Rehman’s performance made her change her mind.

  • rajinikanth

    ‘Visaaranai’ bowls over Rajinikanth

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth, who is currently shooting for his film “Kabali”, has lauded forthcoming Tamil drama “Visaaranai”. He said it will be one of the best films in world cinema.

  • Pending irrigation projects escalate costs in Jharkhand

    Ranchi: Pending irrigation projects, several of them conceived over four decades back, are draining Jharkhand’s exchequer, with the cost in some cases leapfrogging 50 times the original estimates.

  • Google search chief Amit Singhal resigns post

    Washington: India-born Amit Singhal, the longtime chief of Google’s Internet search business, will leave the company on Feb 26 and be replaced by the head of the technology giant’s artificial intelligence (AI) business.

  • Kids lack intellectual skills to report pain intensity

    New York: For most adults and older children it’s a simple and easy concept to rate their pain on a scale of 10. But children under the age five generally lack the intellectual skills required to report the intensity of their pain, a new study reveals.

  • Toss-up between Rahane and Pandey for berth in World T20 squad

    New Delhi: The clean sweep in the T20 series against Australia has lessened their dilemmas but selectors will debate whether new find Manish Pandey is better-suited than Ajinkya Rahane for the number seven spot when they name the Indian squads for the World T20 and the Asia Cup, here tomorrow.

  • Kim Jong-Un

    Kim Jong Un calls meeting on abuses in N Korea ruling party

    Tokyo: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presided over a meeting of senior ruling party officials aimed at rooting out corruption and abuses of power ahead of a major congress to be held in May, its state media reported today, calling the gathering the first of its kind.