Free Press Journal
  • Dalai Lama apologises for Nehru remark

    Bengaluru : Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday apologised for his statement that India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was “self-centred.”

  • Rs 8.7 lakh for Naidu’s stay: AP smells a scam

    Bengaluru : A fuming Andhra Pradesh has bluntly told Karnataka that their Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu did not spend Rs 8.7 lakh for a less than 24 hours stay when he had come to Bengaluru for the swearing-in ceremony of Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy.

  • `42 lakhs spent on HDK’s swearing-in

    Bengaluru : Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy keeps harping and weeping that his government has no money to spare for poor farmers or for civic infrastructure. Really?

  • Were Gauri’s killers planning something way, way bigger?

    Bengaluru : The Gauri Lankesh murder case has taken a new twist with the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the killing, suspecting that groups in Maharashtra and Goa wedded to extreme right Hindu ideologies were planning to trigger something bigger and sinister. A Ponda-based ashram has now emerged as the driving force behind those arrested over Gauri murder and a bigger plan to trigger fear in communities.

  • North Karnataka row: HDK promises to make Belagavi the second capital

    Bengaluru : On the eve of a bandh in 13 districts of North Karnataka, a worried Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy went into a damage-control mode and promised to grant Belagavi city the status of second capital. He also promised to shift some government departments to Suvarna Vidhana Soudha (SVS), the secretariat building in Belagavi.

  • 4-month-old baby dies after developing breathing problem on IndiGo flight

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: A four-month-old boy developed breathing problem onboard a Patna-bound flight and died at the Hyderabad airport on Tuesday, police said. The baby was travelling with his parents from Bengaluru in an IndiGo flight when he developed breathing problem, they said.

  • HDK’s comment sharpens demand for separate state

    The Chief Minister, addressing party workers on Sunday, directly blamed north Karnataka people for their misery because they had not voted for the JD(S)

  • Leg-spinner Chahal named in India ‘A’ against South Africa 

    New Delhi : With an aim to prepare Yuzvendra Chahal for the Test format, the selectors today named the leg-spinner in the India ‘A’ team for the two four-day matches against South Africa ‘A’, starting August 4. The selection committee meeting was held in Kolkata.

  • ISRO director ‘moves’ to HQ

    New Delhi : ISRO Chairman K Sivan has moved out Tapan Misra, the director of one its crucial branches, to Bengaluru and appointed him as its advisor, an official said on Saturday. There is a buzz that the senior scientist was shunted out due to his differences with Sivan over the increasing role of private entities in the different areas of ISRO’s operations. However, an official said the director of the Space

  • India ease past New Zealand to take unassailable 2-0 lead

    Bengaluru : The Indian men’s hockey team registered its second successive victory against New Zealand, beating the visitors 3-1 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series at the Sports Authority of India’s Bengaluru Campus on Saturday..

  • Jumping to 5th spot in rankings is a big boost, says Sreejesh

    Bengaluru : India’s men’s hockey team captain P.R. Sreejesh says that jumping to the fifth spot in the world rankings has come as a big confidence-booster ahead of the 2018 Asian Games and the FIH World Cup later in the year.

  • Wrong WhatsApp video led to techie’s lynching

    Bengaluru : A WhatsApp video wrongly identifying Hyderabad techie Mohammad Azam Usmansab as a child lifter led to his lynching near Bidar on July 13, police said on Monday.

  • Mid-air tragedy averted: 2 IndiGo planes came face-to-face on July 10 in Bengaluru airspace

    Mumbai: Nearly 330 passengers had a narrow escape after two IndiGo planes averted a mid-air collision over the Bangalore airspace on Tuesday, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident, industry sources said. The aircraft involved in the incident were operating on Coimbatore-Hyderabad and Bangalore-Cochin routes. An IndiGo spokesperson confirmed the incident. The Hyderabad-bound plane had 162 passengers while the other aircraft was carrying 166 passengers.

  • Dinesh Gundu Rao named new Karnataka Congress chief

    Bengaluru: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday appointed Bengaluru MLA Dinesh Gundu Rao as President of the party’s Karnataka unit. Congress General Secretary Ashok Gehlot announced the appointment of Gundu Rao as well as Bidar legislator Eshwar Khandre as the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee’s Working President – a post earlier held by Gundu Rao.

  • India’s aviation industry needs a new model

    Indias aviation industry traces its roots to December 1940, when industrialist Walchand Hirachand established Hindustan Aircraft Limited (HAL) in Bangalore (now Bengaluru), with American technical assistance and capital and land provided by the Mysore government. Soon after the outbreak of WW II, the Indian government, realising the strategic significance of this enterprise, bought a one-third stake in HAL.

  • We took performance to next level, says Sreejesh

    Bengaluru : Disappointed he may be for not winning the gold at the Champions Trophy but India hockey captain P R Sreejesh insisted that the players took the game to the next level in Breda and it will help them do well at the Asian Games and the World Cup at home.