Free Press Journal
  • Union Budget: Chandrababu says AP didn’t get its due

    Vijayawada: Lamenting that adequate financial allocations were not made to Andhra Pradesh in the Union Budget, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said he has conveyed the “sentiments” of the people to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. He, however, praised the overall budget saying it was “balanced” with focus on rural and agricultural development.

  • GJF unhappy with budget, may go on strike

    Mumbai: Disappointed with the Budget 2016-17, the All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) is planning to go on strike after deliberations with jewellers associations. The industry is unhappy with the government’s proposal to re impose one per cent Excise duty in the Budget.

  • Katheria claims he did not target any community

    New Delhi: Under attack over his alleged inflammatory speech, Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria today claimed he did not target any community. “What has been published in one of the newspapers is false. I had not taken the name of any community. I had said that the culprits, who had murdered the VHP leader, should be given death sentence. I had also said that the Hindu community should unite for their safety. I

  • Karti Chidambaram

    Aircel-Maxis scam: Uproar over Karti Chidambaram’s role

    New Delhi: Proceedings in the Parliament were adjourned today following an uproar by AIADMK members over former finance minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram’s alleged involvement in the Aircel-Maxis scam.

  • Pathankot attack: Pakistan registers case for probe

    New Delhi: For the “first time”, Pakistan as taken action on terror strikes in India by registering a case to investigate the role of its citizens involved in the Pathankot attack, based on evidence provided by India, Lok abha was informed today.

  • John Kerry

    Terror groups stealing sovereignty of Pakistan: Kerry

    Washington: Terrorist groups like LeT and the Haqqani network are “stealing sovereignty” of Pakistan, US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned as he reminded the country of its commitment that it would take action against all terror outfits without discrimination.

  • Sikh solider sues US military over ‘discriminatory’ testing

    New York: In a first of its kind lawsuit, a decorated Sikh-American soldier has sued the US military, alleging that because of his religious beliefs he is being subjected to “discriminatory” testing that no other soldier in the US Army goes through.

  • NASA

    NASA probe observes Mars moon Phobos in new light

    Washington: NASA scientists are closer to solving the mystery of how Mars’ moon Phobos was formed. In late November and early December 2015, NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission made a series of close approaches to the Martian moon Phobos, collecting data from within 500 kms of the moon.

  • Pope Francis sets up health clinics for homeless

    Rome: Pope Francis has set up health clinics for the homeless around St Peter’s Square in Vatican City. “We are equipped to assist everyone who comes to us. This is Pope Francis’ wish,” papal almoner Konrad Krajewski said.

  • Rape case

    Man rapes 3-yr-old girl

    Thane: A 34-year-old man from the district allegedly raped a child after luring her with a chocolate, police said today. The accused, Vineet Dhawade, a worker in a local factory, lured the three-and-a-half year girl, living in the neighbourhood, to come to his house in Bhayander township of Thane by offering her a chocolate on February 26, assistant police inspector, Kashimira police station, G B Borade said.

  • Students in NYC express solidarity with JNU students

    New York: Students from two eminent universities here demonstrated in support of students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University, following the arrest of its student leader on charges of sedition, asserting that voicing dissent is a right and not a crime in a thriving democracy.

  • Budget snippets: FM puts best foot forward

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley specified “nine pillars” for India, which will be focus areas for the government. The agenda for next year is to undertake transformative measures based on these nine pillars, Jaitley said in his speech. The pillars listed by the Finance Minister are – agriculture, rural sector, social sector, education and job creation, infrastructure investment, financial sector reforms, governance and ease of doing business, fiscal discipline and tax reforms.

  • Ishrat Jahan case: Sena demands sedition charge on Chidambaram

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said that a sedition charge should be filed against former union home minister P. Chidambaram for allegedly making changes in an affidavit, which originally described Ishrat Jahan and her slain aides as LeT operatives.

  • Shraddha embraces Aditya in ‘Ok Jaanu’ first look

    Mumbai: First look of Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur starrer “Ok Jaanu” was revealed on Twitter by filmmaker Karan Johar. To be directed by Shaad Ali, the film is a remake of Mani Ratnam’s Tamil movie “Ok Kanmani,” and reunites the hit “Aashiqui 2” pair.

  • ‘Rudraksha’ postponed for Balakrishna’s 100th film

    Chennai: Filmmaker Krishna Vamsi has decided to delay the shoot of his upcoming Telugu horror-thriller “Rudraksha”, which was set to go on the floors from June, in order to immediately start work on actor Nandamuri Balakrishna’s 100th film.

  • Ishrat Jahan case: SC to hear plea to case against Guj police

    New Delhi: In view of the statement made by 26/11 conspirator David Coleman Headley on Ishrat Jahan, the Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a plea seeking to quash the criminal case against the Gujarat policemen who were involved in the case.

  • maruti

    Maruti sales dip marginally in February

    New Delhi: Country’s largest car-maker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today reported a marginal decline in total sales in February at 1,17,451 units as against 1,18,551 units in the same month last year.

  • Tiger Airways plane makes emergency landing in Melbourne

    Canberra: A Tiger Airways jet made an emergency landing in the Australian city of Melbourne today after an odor was detected and crew members were reported ill, the government said.

  • Extreme weather kills six in Italy

    Rome: At least six people were killed in severe storms in parts of Italy over the past three days. A farmer, 51, was killed in Candinoni, Calabria, when gale-force winds caused a large eucalyptus tree to fall on his car.