Free Press Journal
  • Omar has become ‘restless’ courtesy lust for power: BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday criticised former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah for suggesting the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to snap ties with them and said that the National Conference (NC) leader had become restless as he can’t stay away from power.

  • Headley acted on Hafiz Saeed’s advice: Mahesh Jethmalani

    Mumbai: Senior lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani on Monday said that his counsel David Coleman Headley has told the special court that he acted on the advice of Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed and two unsuccessful attempts were made prior to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

  • Reports hint Suu Kyi could become Myanmar president

    Naypyitaw:  Two pro-government television channels say that “positive results” could come out of negotiations between Myanmar’s military chief and Aung San Suu Kyi on suspending a constitutional clause that prevents her from becoming the president.

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    Jr. Bachchan rates himself a 10 on 0-100 acting scale

    Karachi: Despite being a star-kid, Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan believes that he is below 10 on an acting scale of 0-100 and claims that he has a long way to go.

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Lahiri holds on for T-33 finish at Phoenix Open

    Scottsdale (US): Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded an improved two-under 69 on the final round to continue his American journey with a creditable T-33 at the record-breaking Waste Management Phoenix Open here.

  • Coast Guard to induct 38 more aircraft by 2020

    New Delhi: To boost its surveillance and search and rescue capabilities, the Indian Coast Guard has proposed to induct 38 more aircraft and helicopters into its fleet by 2020.

  • Big-hitting McCullum joins 200 ODI sixes club

    Hamilton: Brendon McCullum completed the sixes double Monday as he signed off his one-day international career with a trademark blockbuster of an innings in the third one-day international against Australia in Hamilton.

  • Naidu rubbishes criticism over Smart City initiative

    New Delhi: Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rubbished the criticism over the list of 20 cities selected as part of Centre’s Smart City initiative, saying that the cities were selected by a process of competition and not because of any political consideration.

  • Pak investigation team finds no evidence of JeM chief’s involvement in Pathankot

    Karachi: A team, constituted by Pakistan to investigate into the attack on Indian airbase in Pathankot last month, has concluded that there is no substantive evidence to suggest that Maulana Masood Azhar, the chief of the outlawed Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant group, masterminded the deadly assault.

  • De Villiers backs Proteas to stage strong comeback against England

    Johannesburg: South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has called on his side to stage a strong comeback in the remaining ODIs of the five-match series against England, insisting that the Alastair Cook –led side are not unbeatable.

  • Oil prices dip as supply fears offset Saudi-Venezuela talks

    Tokyo: Crude prices edged down in Asia today as worries about the ongoing supply glut offset news that the oil ministers of Saudi Arabia and Venezuela had held talks on stabilising the beleaguered market.

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    BJP slams UP Govt over Shamli incident, calls SP a ‘party of goons’

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday lashed out at the Samajawadi Party (SP)-led Government in Uttar Pradesh over the death of an eight-year-old boy in a celebratory firing in Shamli, saying that such things were bound to happen when a ‘party of goons’ is in power in the state.

  • UN urges Haiti to pick new government

    United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon has welcomed Haiti’s agreement on a transitional government as President Michel Martelly left office without a successor, and Ban urged parties to implement the deal.

  • Sensex

    Sensex opens 44 pts down on profit-booking

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex fell by over 44 points in early trade today due to profit-booking by investors after recent gains amid weak Asian cues. The 30-share barometer declined by 44.41 points or 0.18 per cent to 24,572.56 with indices, IT, teck, consumer durable, healthcare and realty stocks, leading the fall.

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    Rupee opens 22 paise lower against dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee depreciated 22 paise to 67.86 against the US dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to appreciation of the American currency overseas amid a lower opening in the domestic equity market.