Free Press Journal
  • Supreme Court cracks a whip on VVIP culture, asks why wait for PM to inaugurate 6-lane bypass expressway

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday cracked its whip on the culture of VVIP inaugurations, questioning why the nation should wait for the Prime Minister to inaugurate a major 6-lane bypass expressway which is expected to reduce traffic chaos and pollution in the capital. Exasperated, the Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta has set a deadline of May 31 for throwing open the expressway, with or without its

  • Mumbai: 12 youth detained, quizzed on killing of Atharva Shinde

    Mumbai: The police of Aarey Colony have detained 12 youngsters, including three girls, in connection with the murder of 20-year-old Atharva Shinde, the son of a police officer. Shinde’s body with multiple abrasions, bruises and blackheads around the eyes was found near the lake in Royal Palms. He had gone missing after he left home to attend a female friend’s birthday party.

  • Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Congress accuses BJP candidate B Sreeramulu of bribery charges

    New Delhi: In a huge embarrassment to the BJP, just 48 hours before polling in Karnataka, a video of a sting operation surfaced in Bengaluru in which the party’s Bellary MP B Sreeramulu is seen talking about Rs 160 crore he had paid as bribe to a Supreme Court judge in a mining case. He is purportedly talking to the judge’s son-in-law in the tape. (The Free Press Journal cannot vouch the

  • International Yoga Day 2018, International Yoga Day, BMC, BMC schools, yoga day, children

    Yamas and Niyamas — Tuning to Sattwa

    How can we cultivate and adopt positive qualities? How can we cultivate and adopt positive attitudes? We can cultivate and adopt positive qualities and attitudes through the practices of Yamas and Niyamas.

  • Iranian infra in Syria destroyed

    Jerusalem : In the largest operation in Syria since the signing of disengagement agreement in 1974, Israel on Thursday said it has struck almost all of the Iranian infrastructure on Syrian soil during the overnight raids in retaliation to a barrage of rocket fire on its territory by Iran.

  • US 100 pc committed to ensure Iran doesn’t have nuclear weapons: WH

    Washington : The US will continue to exert “maximum pressure” and “enormous sanctions” on Iran to ensure that it does not have nuclear weapons, the White House has said, a day after President Donald Trump abandoned a 2015 nuclear deal with the country.

  • Mighty CSK to test desperate Rajasthan in a must-win game

    Jaipur : Back to winning ways after a hat-trick of defeats, a desperate Rajasthan Royals face a herculean task when they take on mighty Chennai Super Kings in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) match, here.

  • Walmart looks to open 50 new stores in 5 years

    New Delhi : A day after announcing $16 billion investment in India’s largest online retailer Flipkart, Walmart on Thursday said it will continue to grow its wholesale cash-and-carry business, adding 50 new stores in the next four-five years.

  • Pantabulous hundred in vain

    Delhi Daredevils’ Rishab slams maiden IPL ton but Hyderabad win by nine wickets

  • ‘Kane is an all-round good player’

    Mumbai : Heaping praise on Kane Williamson and including him in his list of top five current batsmen in the world, New Zealand national team coach Mike Hesson described that country’s captain as having the skills to adapt to any format of the game.

  • Rupee free-fall continues

    Mumbai : The embattled rupee on Thursday dropped further by 5 paise to end at a fresh 15-month low of 67.32 against the greenback on steady dollar demand from banks and importers. The rupee crumbled to a fresh intra-day low of 67.44 in mid-morning deals before staging a spirited recovery. It briefly touched a high of 67.24 largely tracking greenback’s consolidation bias against most of the major currencies.

  • At 92, Mahathir sworn in as world’s oldest leader 

    Kuala Lumpur : Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir Mohamad was on Thursday sworn in as the world’s oldest elected leader after a stunning election win that swept Malaysia’s establishment from power after more than six decades.

  • No place for Dalits, backwards in the ‘heart’ of Cong: Modi

    Bengaluru : There is no place for Dalits and backward classes in the heart of the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, asserting his government is trying to realise B R Ambedkar’s dream of a powerful and prosperous India.

  • Intense campaigning finally comes to end

    No doubt the BJP is on a strong turf from the point of view of campaigning. Besides Modi it has many star orators while Congress has only two prominent faces: Rahul Gandhi and Siddaramaiah himself. But significantly, these two have proved to be a match for Modi.

  • Telecom deals set to get nod by June

    New Delhi : The telecom department on Thursday assured that the Airtel-Telenor deal will be approved in less than a month and asserted that clearances related to the mega merger of Vodafone and Idea Cellular too are being expedited.