Free Press Journal
  • Nitish-Lalu grand alliance shaky, both play safe for now

    Patna/New Delhi: The RJD on Monday threw its weight behind embattled Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and rejected the demand for his resignation after he was made an accused in the land-for-hotel case being probed by the CBI. A meeting of top party leaders and legislators also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP of trying to “fix” RJD president Lalu Prasad with the help of the government machinery.

  • Wimbledon 2017: Rafael Nadal knocked out by Gilles Muller in five-set epic

    London: Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller knocked off Spain’s Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 in an epic match in the round of 16 at Wimbledon here. The 34-year-old Muller needed four hours and 48 minutes to pull off his second upset over the Spanish star at the All England Club on Monday, Efe news reported.

  • Full-fledged trading resumes on NSE

    Mumbai: Full-fledged trading resumed on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) during the mid-afternoon session on Monday after a technical glitch impacted trading during an early-morning session. The stock exchange said that the technical glitch impacted trading on its Cash and Future and Option (F&O) segment during the early-morning trade session, and that the glitch has been resolved.

  • Supreme Court paves way for conducting counselling for IIT-JEE, vacates stay

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday lifted the stay on counselling and admissions in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Information Technology (NIITs) and other engineering colleges for those who have cleared the JEE (Advanced) entrance exam.

  • Congress takes a U-turn, says Rahul Gandhi met Chinese envoy

    New Delhi: A flip-flop by Congress on Monday created a controversy of sort before its vice-president Rahul sought to clear the air over his meeting with Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui here, asserting that “it is my job to be informed on critical issues”.

  • Confusion over next cricket head coach

    There apparently is an undercurrent of difference in approach between the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising former captains Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and veteran batting star V.V.S. Laxman on the one hand and the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators (CoA) led by the Supreme Court appointed Vinod Rai. The Tuesday announcement by the CoA that Ravi Shastri has been appointed head coach until the 2019 World Cup was followed by BCCI joint-secretary Amitabh Choudhary saying

  • Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris:Sartaj Aziz

    India could not suppress the vigour of Kashmiris for freedom. At last India would have to give freedom to Kashmiris. If India was a democratic country, then it should give chance to people of Kashmir for deciding their future course. Pak PM’s advisor Sartaj Aziz,

  • The Secret Of Your Personality

    Harry Emerson Fosdick wrote: “We possess by nature the factors out of which personality can be made. To organize them into effective personal life is every man’s primary responsibility.” Why do many say that Amitabh Bachchan is great, can act well and is maturing more and more with age? It is the inherent talent in him to project himself, project his personality in a favourable light. Maculae once said: “Popularity is power” and

  • NSE glitch: Apology issued, report sought, BSE quizzed on stock volume

    New Delhi & Mumbai : The finance ministry today sought a report from SEBI on the technical glitch in the National Stock Exchange’s (NSE) system that had led to trading disruptions. Sources at the ministry said it was a technical problem that led to trading disruptions and there was no information about hacking, reports PTI.

  • RJD says no to Tejashwi Yadav quitting; Nitish speaks to Lalu

    Patna : The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Monday said, “there was no question” of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Prasad Yadav’s resignation in the wake of his name appearing in the CBI FIR in the land-for-hotel case.

  • India, US, Japan navies kick off joint Malabar exercises

    Chennai : The week-long trilateral Malabar naval exercise began on Monday with 16 ships, including many frontline warships, and than 95 aircraft of India, the US and Japan participating in the annual event in the Bay of Bengal.

  • Supreme Court rejects Teesta’s appeal to defreeze her bank accounts

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal of Mumbai-based social activist Teesta Setalvad to defeeze her and husband’s personal bank accounts and told her to better face trial in the cases registered against her and her husband for alleged corruption and misappropriation of funds they collected for rehabilitation of the Gujarat riot victims.

  • Why Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother not given visa, asks Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi : India on Monday stepped up heat on the Kulbhushan Jadhav issue, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj complaining that Pakistan was yet to give a visa to his mother to meet the Indian national sentenced to death for alleged spying.

  • LeT module with active Hindu member busted in Kashmir

    Srinagar : A Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) module, with an active Hindu member, who participated in various attacks including the ambush killing of six policemen last month and bank robberies, has been busted, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Monday.

  • Amazon’s proposal for FDI in food retail gets approval

    New Delhi : The government has approved American e-commerce major Amazon’s proposed USD 500 million investment in retailing of food products in India, an official said. The proposal was pending before the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) which has been abolished now. Hence, the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) gives the green signal to the proposal.