Free Press Journal
  • Match can’t be held at unsafe ground, HC tells DDCA

    New Delhi: The DDCA on Tuesday withdrew its plea seeking direction for the civic body to grant certificate to host World T20 matches at the Ferozeshah Kotla ground after the Delhi High Court made it clear that no matches can be held at an unsafe stadium.

  • Modi government approach banks for funding Swachh Bharat Mission

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is now looking at the private sector to aide its Swachh Bharat Mission and provide financial assistance for building toilets for poor families, union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh said on Tuesday.

  • After Maggi,UP regulator finds more noodle brands sub-standard

    Barabanki/New Delhi: Months after Maggi storm, the Uttar Pradesh food safety department has found samples of some other instant noodle brands “sub-standard” with ash content in the tastemaker exceeding the prescribed limits. “The samples of Knorr Soupy Noodles, Horlicks Foodles Noodles and Ching’s Hot Garlic Instant Noodles were picked up from a mall in the city in May last year for testing and its report was received about a fortnight ago,” the

  • Parrikar addresses media

    Probe fuel adulteration mentioned by Parrikar: Congress to CBI

    Panaji: The Goa unit of the Congress has written to the CBI director to probe the claims made by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at a public rally two months ago about a fuel adulteration racket in the state.

  • PM to review implementation status of Cabinet decisions

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review next week the implementation status of some key decisions taken by the Union Cabinet, including those taken way back in July 2014. Scheduled for February 17, this will be the second such review meeting that Modi will undertake with the Council of Ministers in just about three weeks.

  • medicine

    Health Ministry in dark on life-saving drugs made costlier

    New Delhi: In a typical example of the government’s one arm not knowing what other arm is doing, the Health Ministry has been taken aback by the Finance Ministry last month withdrawing the custom duty exemption on imports of at least 75 drugs, including the life-saving ones used to treat cancer, AIDS and haemophilia.

  • Anoushka Shankar’s new album to release in April

    New Delhi: Internationally acclaimed sitarist Anoushka Shankar, who has been nominated for a Grammy award this year, is coming up with a new album “Land of Gold”, which will release on April 1.

  • football

    SAG: India aim to reignite football campaign 

    Guwahati: The Indian U-23 football team will aim to recover from the loss in their campaign opener when they take on Maldives in a must-win group match at the 12th South Asian Games (SAG) here on Wednesday.

  • Yami Gautam

    Yami Gautam ‘excited’ to work with Hrithik Roshan

    New Delhi: Actress Yami Gautam, who will star alongside Hrithik Roshan in upcoming film “Kaabil”, says she is nervous yet excited to share the screen space with the actor whose work has inspired her a lot.

  • Pulkit Samrat

    My personal life does not affect my work: Pulkit Samrat

    New Delhi: Pulkit Samrat has been going through a lot in his life, including split from wife Shweta Rohira, but the actor says whatever happens at his personal front never hinders his professional commitments. The 32-year-old “Fukrey” actor said his passion for acting keeps him occupied and happy.

  • Leave my marriage announcement to me: Preity Zinta

    Mumbai: Preity Zinta is miffed with all the rumours surrounding her impending marriage plans. The actress says she is fed up of “manufactured news”, adding that there is no need for any speculation as she will make an announcement when she has to.

  • Spying case: Former diplomat Madhuri Gupta may get 14-year term

    New Delhi: Former Indian diplomat Madhuri Gupta, accused of passing on sensitive information to Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), will be charged under the Official Secrets Act, the Delhi High Court has ordered.

  • Need more funds for infrastructure devlmnt in border: Paul

    Dehradun: Raising “concern” over the external security of Uttarakhand due to its proximity to the China and Nepal border, Governor Krishna Kant Paul today sought more funds from the Centre for infrastructural development in the border areas of the hill state.

  • Siachen survivor extremely critical, in coma 

    New Delhi: An Indian soldier found alive on the Siachen glacier six days after being presumed dead under 35 feet of snow was “extremely critical” and in coma, the army said on Tuesday.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Disappointed: Zuckerberg on net neutrality

    Washington: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has expressed disappointment with telecom regulator TRAI’s decision to back net neutrality saying this restricts programmes of his and other organisations that provide free access to data.

  • Rapid Metro launches indoor cricket stadium

    Rapid Metro launches indoor cricket stadium

    Gurgaon: Rapid Metro Gurgaon has opened an indoor cricket stadium in association with Lounge Cricket that will be another unique initiative to increase engagement with its regular commuters. Built at Sikanderpur Rapid Metro Station, this is the second prestigious venue for Lounge Cricket and a first mover advantage in terms of building an indoor stadium setup replete with the best in infrastructure and technology.

  • Dietary changes may have shaped human evolution: Study

    New York: A possible early human ancestor, Australopithecus sediba, didn’t have the jaw and tooth structure necessary to exist on a steady diet of hard foods, suggesting that dietary changes were shaping the evolutionary paths of early humans, according to a study.

  • Valentine’s Day weekend at Mahindra Blues 2016

    Mahindra Blues Festival is one of the finest musical phenomenons and is considered as Asia’s largest platform for some of the best Blues musicians in the world. It is a two day guitar-rippin’, soul trippin’ action that will be hitting the right notes for a blues fan at Bandra’s Mehboob Studio. The festival will be opening its doors on the 13th and 14th of February this year.

  • Dalit woman found murdered, rape suspected

    Meerut: A 45-year-old Dalit woman was murdered after allegedly being raped, sparking protests near Daurala area here. “The 45-year-old woman went to collect fodder but when she did not return till late evening, the family members with the help of villagers started searching for her.