Free Press Journal
  • Convicted Haryana-cadre IAS officer suspended

    Chandigarh: A Haryana-cadre IAS officer has been placed under suspension by the state government following his conviction by a CBI court for amassing disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 3.36 crore. Sandeep Garg, a 1991-batch officer, was convicted by a special court in Delhi on April 23 under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

  • Suresh Prabhu files nomination for Rajya Sabha from Andhra Pradesh

    Vijayawada: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu today filed his nomination for a Rajya Sabha seat from Andhra Pradesh as the TDP-BJP alliance candidate. Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Y Satyanarayana Chowdary and former state minister T G Venkatesh also filed their nominations as TDP candidates for two Rajya Sabha seats.

  • Africans are ‘our guests’, attacks on them ‘despicable’: Ansari

    Rabat (Morocco): Vice President Hamid Ansari has condemned the string of assaults on African nationals in India as “despicable”, saying they are “our guests” and should be looked after in the wake of “violation of law and order”.

  • Somaiya’s habit of making allegations doesn’t merit comment: Congress

    New Delhi: Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on Tuesday came to the rescue of Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who is facing a fresh allegation by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya of purchasing a ‘benami’ or proxy-owned mansion in London in 2009.

  • Thai school reopens after dormitory fire killed 17 girls

    Bangkok: A volunteer at a school in northern Thailand where 17 girls were killed in a dormitory fire last week says the school has reopened, but only about a third of the students returned because some families remain wary of safety.

  • Hindu, Muslim leaders meet for settlement of Ayodhya dispute

    Ayodhya (UP): Hindu and Muslim leaders have met for a negotiated settlement of the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute with both sides saying a peaceful way to resolve the issue must be found. Mahant Narendra Giri, the newly elected President of All India Akhara Parishad, met Hashim Ansari, the oldest surviving litigant in the Babri Masjid case, yesterday.

  • African students call off protest after govt assurance

    New Delhi: A group of African students in the national capital today called off a demonstration to protest the spate of assaults against the community after the government assured them of better security. The students said they had a meeting with officials of the Ministry of External Affairs where they were assured of security and safety. The government officials also requested them not to go ahead with their planned protest at Jantar

  • ‘Enacting the role of Morarji Desai was very difficult’, says Govind Namdev

    Marathi, Bollywood or Hollywood films, Govind Namdev leaves his mark on all. The versatile actor in an exclusive interview with Free Press Journal talks about his upcoming movies like ‘Solar Eclipse’, ‘Chapekar Brothers’, ‘Anna’ and ‘Project Marathwada’ and Marathi movies.

  • Taliban kill 16 bus passengers in Afghanistan

    Kunduz, Afghanistan: The Taliban today pulled passengers from several buses in northern Afghanistan, killed at least 16 of them and took dozens of others hostage, officials said.

  • Complaint against Suriya for ‘assaulting’ youth

    Chennai: A Community Service Register (CSR) complaint has been filed against Tamil actor Suriya for allegedly assaulting a 21-year old, Prem, here on Monday, the police said.

  • Sensex washes out initial gains, drops 117 pts

    Mumbai: BSE benchmark Sensex washed out initial gains to quote over 117 points lower at 26,608.52 after participants locked in gains at prevailing levels amid fresh foreign capital outflows.

  • How tempting is the Renault Kwid 1.0L?

    Following in the footsteps of the Duster, the Kwid has become the next big thing for Renault. Entering the budget hatchback space and succeeding in it is no easy task, considering the fact that the Kwid is up against the Maruti Alto. However, while the SUV-ish looks have attracted a lot of buyers, the Kwid doesn’t offer a 1.0-litre engine to rival the Alto K10.

  • India tops global slavery index with 18.35 mn people enslaved

    Melbourne: India has the dubious distinction of having the highest number of people in the world trapped in modern slavery with 18.35 million victims of forced labour, ranging from prostitution and begging, according to a new report, which estimated that nearly 46 million people are enslaved globally.

  • 2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo Unveiled; Gets 600PS!

    We’re sure no one looked at the 2017 Nissan GT-R and said, “Hmm, that needs some more power”. Weirdly enough, the boffins at Nissan’s motorsport division mumbled just that to themselves.

  • Neymar-less Brazil in search of Copa identity

    Los Angeles: Two years after their traumatic World Cup semi-final exit Brazil are haunted by the past as they head into the Copa America Centenario aiming for their first title in nearly a decade.

  • Datsun redi-GO VS Renault Kwid – What’s Different?

    The Kwid became a runaway success for Renault in India and nearly after a year of its debut in the country, it continues to set new sales milestones month on month! With the new 1.0-litre engine coming soon along with an AMT (automated-manual transmission) option, the Kwid keeps the anticipation going.

  • Tata Motors shares soar 10% on robust Q4 earnings

    Mumbai: Shares of Tata Motors surged over 10 per cent today after the company posted a three-fold rise in consolidated net profit for the fourth quarter ended March 31.