Free Press Journal
  • Truce on appointment of judges

    New Delhi : In a bid to end 17 months of running dispute delaying appointments in the higher judiciary, the Supreme Court collegium is understood to have conveyed a compromise formula to meet the Centre’s demand half way to stop appointment of any judge on the ground of “national security.”

  • Varanasi bursts at seams as VVIPs hold roadshow

    Varanasi : Lusty slogans resonated through the narrow lanes and flag-waving supporters cheered heartily as top leaders of major contenders for power in Uttar Pradesh descended on this ancient temple town in a last gasp effort to swing the voters in their favour.

  • Decision on Ram Temple ‘within a week’: Togadia

    Mathura : leader Praveen Togadia on Saturday hinted at the Hindutva outfit contemplating some move for the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, claiming a decision on the issue may be taken “within a week”.

  • SP leader Prajapati’s passport seized, look out notice issued

    Lucknow : The passport of rape accused UP minister Gayatri Prajapati was impounded on Saturday and a look-out notice was issued against him, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi accused the SP and Congress of chanting “Gayatri Prajapati Mantra”. “Passport of rape accused minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati has been impounded,” ADG (Law and Order) Daljit Chaudhary told PTI here. He said UP police will approach the Ministry of External Affairs to get

  • 57.03% turnout in Ph-VI of UP polls

    Lucknow : An estimated 57.03 per cent voters cast their ballots on Saturday in the sixth phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections covering 49 Assembly seats, including Mau, where gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari is in the fray. “The polling was approximately 57.03 per cent and passed off by and large peacefully,” office of UP Chief Electoral Officer said here.

  • Army orders inquiry

    New Delhi : The Army has instituted a court of inquiry into the alleged suicide by a 33-year-old jawan Lance Naik Roy Mathew, whose body was found hanging from a rope in an abandoned barrack.

  • Army jawan laid to rest after fresh autopsy

    Kollam/Thiruvanathapuram : A jawan, who was found dead after a sting video on the “abuse” of buddy system in the army, was laid to rest in Kollam district after a fresh autopsy was conducted following insistence of his family, who raised doubts over his demise.

  • Trump accuses Obama of bugging his offices!

    Washington : US President Donald Trump has accused Barack Obama of “wiretapping” his offices before the presidential election in November last year, claiming the former President had overseen a “Nixon/Watergate”-style intervention.

  • Amid firestorm, Don may shelve deal with Russia

    Washington : Facing a new wave of questions about his ties to Russia, US President Donald Trump is telling advisers and allies that he may shelve at least temporarily his plan to pursue a deal with Moscow on the Islamic State group and other national security matters, according to administration officials and Western diplomats.

  • Families aim to raise $15m for Flight 370 search

    Kuala Lumpur : The families of those onboard missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 launched efforts on Saturday to raise at least $15 million to fund a private search as they marked the third anniversary of the plane’s disappearance.

  • China’s defence spending to go up by 7 per cent

    BEIJING : China on Saturday announced it will increase its defence spending by around 7% this year, the slowest hike since 2010, even as it vowed to guard against “outside forces” interfering in its territorial disputes.

  • Nationalists rise in N Ireland polls

    Dublin : Sinn Fein, the Irish nationalist party, has fallen just short of becoming the largest party in elections for the Northern Ireland Assembly. In results declared early on Friday, the Democratic Unionist Party led with 28 seats, just one more than Sinn Fein’s total.

  • Indiscretions left out of Mandela biography: Winnie

    Johannesburg : Details about Nelson Mandela’s private life and “numerous indiscretions” were expunged from his biography written by an Indian-origin author, according to the anti-apartheid icon’s former wife Winnie Mandela.

  • A robot waitress to serve diners!

    Islamabad : A fast food restaurant in Pakistan has become the first eatery in the country to use a robot “waitress” for serving the diners.

  • Real Sociedad claim 4th place

    Seville : Veteran Xavi Prieto scored a brace as Real Sociedad defeated Real Betis 3-2 here to overtake Atletico Madrid for fourth place in La Liga football championship, though the capital club has a game in hand.

  • Injured Afridi out of PSL final

    Lahore : Pakistan Super League (PSL) finalists Peshawar Zalmi will miss the services of flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who on Saturday ruled himself out with a finger injury for Sunday’s final against Quetta Gladiators at the Gaddafi Stadium here.

  • Karnataka beat Hyderabad, seal QF berth

    Kolkata : Karnataka rode on R Vinay Kumar’s unbeaten knock under pressure to secure a thrilling one-run win over Hyderabad and seal a quarterfinal berth in the Vijay Hazare Trophy ODI one-day cricket tournament.

  • Bengal post 14-run win over MP

    Chennai : Sudip Chatterjee’s 91-run knock and a half-century by skipper Manoj Tiwary enabled Bengal eke out a 14-run win over Madhya Pradesh in a Vijay Hazare Trophy Group C one-day match.