Free Press Journal
  • Trump and Modi meet and greet: Key takeaways

    Terrorism and counter-terrorism ruled the discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump on Monday with both the leaders calling on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used as a launch pad by extremists.

  • Link Aadhaar to PAN: Here’s what government and the top court said

    The government has made it mandatory to link existing Aadhaar numbers with PAN of taxpayers with effect from July 1. The Supreme Court earlier upheld the mandatory requirement of linking 16-digit unique identity number (Aadhaar) with PAN in the Income-Tax returns from this year. But in a partial relief to the people, it held that not linking PAN with Aadhaar will not lead to criminal consequences and exempted those without Aadhaar until the larger

  • Presidential elections 2017: Know the opposition candidate Meira Kumar

    Ending week-long speculation, the Opposition parties on Thursday unanimously named Meira Kumar, daughter of former deputy prime minister Jagjivan Ram, as their nominee to take on Ram Nath Kovind in what is billed to be a Dalit versus Dalit contest for the next month’s presidential poll.

  • India launches Cartosat-2 with 30 nano satellites: Here’s all you need to know

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched Cartosat-2 series satellite and 30 co-passenger satellites carried by India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C38) on Friday at 9:20 am from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The satellite is sixth in the series named as Cartosat- 2E and weighs about 714 kg. The series is actually an earth observation satellite that provides high-resolution scene-specific spot images including data in various scales. It is operated and maintained by ISRO.

  • 1993 Mumbai blasts verdict: Who was guilty of what

    Twenty-four years after 257 people died in a terror strike and five years after a lengthy judicial battle, a special TADA court on Friday convicted six of the seven accused in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case under charges ranging from terrorism, murder, criminal conspiracy and several others. However, none were found guilty under the stringent ‘waging war against the state’ provision as the “prosecution had failed to prove the charges” according to the

  • Race to Raisina Hill: One of these 10 names could be India’s next President

    It is now just about a month before India elects its next President. The poll to choose country’s titular head is slated to take place on July 17, with counting taking place on July 20. The election will be the most prestigious issue for both the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and the Opposition parties and the Congress among the latter in particular.

  • Tejas Express: Leaves Goa three hours late, still reaches Mumbai a minute early

    On Sunday, the state-of-the-art ‘Tejas Express’ arrived a minute ahead of schedule despite facing a three-hour delay in Goa, leaving commuter’s at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in surprise. The luxury train was delayed on the account of an empty coach from Mumbai pulling in late into the Karmali station in Goa, the Hindustan Times reported.

  • 10 grand records of Rafael Nadal that will amaze you

    Rafael Nadal has won 14 Grand Slam singles titles which rank him second on the all-time list, tied with Pete Sampras and second, only after Swiss Maestro Roger Federer’s record 18 majors. Nadal is widely viewed as one of the greatest tennis players of all time and viewed by some sports analysts, tennis writers, fans and media pundits as the greatest tennis player of Open Era. Nadal has appeared in 21 Grand

  • Farmers’ strike: Why Mandsaur is burning

    A day after police fired on protesting farmers in Mandsaur district killing eight — that’s what the protestors are claiming — of them, violence spread to different parts of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday sparking tension across the state.