Free Press Journal
  • China objects to US envoy’s remarks on Arunachal Pradesh

    “The Chinese Foreign Ministry said: “China and India are wise and capable enough to deal with their own issue and safeguard the fundamental and long-term interests of the two peoples. The intervention of any third party will only complicate the issue and is highly irresponsible”     - Chinese Foreign Ministry (more…)

  • ‘Played my natural game: Pant

    Rajkot : Delhi Daredevils batsman Rishabh Pant, who made his maiden IPL half century against Gujarat Lions in his first match as an opener, said he just looked to play his natural game.

  • Kurien denies seeking ban on book on Bhagat Singh

    NEW DELHI : Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien on Wednesday said that he never asked the government to ban a history text book that referred to freedom fighter Bhagat Singh as a “terrorist”, and only wanted it to remove all such references.  As the House took up the Zero Hour, K.C. Tyagi of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) raised a ‘point of order’, saying the government has banned the history text book “India’s

  • Team to tour Zimbabwe

    New Delhi : The BCCI on Wednesday confirmed the Indian cricket team’s tour of Zimbabwe next month for a three-match ODI series and three T20 Internationals.

  • Goa legislator booked for raping minor

    Panaji : Goa police on Wednesday registered an FIR against expelled Congress legislator Atanasio Monserrate for allegedly raping a minor girl in March, which he said was a “conspiracy” against him. “A case of rape has been registered against Monserratte. Further investigations are going on,” said Karthik Kashyap, Superintendent of Police (crime branch).

  • India is exerting diplomatic pressure to ban Masood Azhar, says Govt

    New Delhi : With China blocking India’s bid at the United Nations to proscribe Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, government on Wednesday said it is exerting diplomatic pressure to remove the “technical hold” and get a ban imposed on him.

  • Odd-even successful despite attempts to defame it: Kejri

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the second phase of the odd-even traffic scheme was successful despite repeated attempts by the opposition parties to defame it.

  • ‘Excited’ Amla joins struggling Kings XI

    Cape Town : Former South Africa Test skipper Hashim Amla, who was on Tuesday included in the Kings XI Punjab franchise, is excited to make his debut in the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • Backlash over murder continues to rock Kerala

    The state is rocked by two different incidents ,  one, where a  Dalit  law student was found murdered on April 28, and the other one of a BSC nursing student who  was allegedly raped by 3 men in a moving rickshaw  (more…)

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    Shiv Sena slams Centre’s see-saw Hurriyat policy

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party’s ally Shiv Sena on Wednesday took at swing at the Centre’s ‘constantly changing’ policies regarding the Hurriyat, asserting that the u-turn made by the government to allow the separatists to hold dialogues with Pakistan was nothing short of incredible.

  • Widespread rain in hills helps douse fires

    Shimla : Widespread rain in Himachal Pradesh in the past two days has to a large extent helped douse raging forest fires that destroyed flora and fauna across 5,000 hectares, forest officials said on Wednesday.

  • US panel on faith has no ‘locus standi’

    New Delhi: Continuing to rebut charges by a US commission that religious freedom is on a negative trajectory in India, the government today said the American entity does not have the locus standi in making such pronouncement on constitutionally-protected rights of Indian citizens.

  • Quota leader Lalji Patel is arrested

    Ahmedabad : Sardar Patel Group (SPG) chief and quota agitation leader Lalji Patel has been arrested by Mehsana police in connection with the “jail bharo” agitation which had turned violent on April 17, police said on Wednesday.

  • Student killed for Rs 50 lakh ransom in Bihar CM’s town

    Patna : Tension prevailed in Ekangarsarai town in Nalanda district on Wednesday following recovery of the body of a 15-year-old student who was kidnapped on May 1, on his way to a coaching class. The kidnappers had demanded Rs 50 lakhs from Niranjan Sah, father of the student. Sah owns three rice mills in Nalanda, which is the home district of the chief minister.

  • Rahul’s Training Programme Comes Cropper

    NEW DELHI : An ambitious institutional training programme launched by Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi to arm the party MPs and leaders with full information on the burning issues to equip them for effectively taking on the government has come a cropper as it faced indifference and even opposition.

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    Moderate showers take city by surprise

    BHOPAL :  Moderate showers drenched the state capital on Wednesday afternoon, enhancing humidity. Power supply went kaput in different localities of the city. Vehicles got stranded in long traffic jams and branches of trees were uprooted by high velocity winds.