Free Press Journal
  • Tajik opposition leader killed in Istanbul: Turkish media

    Istanbul: An opposition leader from the Central Asian nation of Tajikistan was shot dead by an unknown gunman on a street in Istanbul late Thursday, Turkish media reported today. Umarali Kuvvatov, head of the “Group 24” opposition group, was killed with a gunshot wound to the head in Istanbul’s conservative Fatih district, said the Dogan news agency.

  • Bar Council to meet to discuss ‘anti-woman remarks’ by lawyers

    New Delhi: The Bar Council of India (BCI) will hold a meeting of its executive committee this evening to discuss the “anti-woman remarks” made by certain lawyers, including a defence counsel of the December 16 gang-rape convict. “Considering the seriousness of the matter we have decided to hold the meeting of our executive committee to discuss the remarks of lawyers,” Manan Kumar Mishra, the Chirman of the apex lawyers’ body, said.

  • Nepal’s airport to remain closed till tomorrow morning

    Kathmandu: Nepal’s only international airport will remain closed at least till 10 am tomorrow even as the Indian rescue mission tried to remove the Turkish jet that skidded off the surface on Wednesday morning, blocking the runway and stranding thousands of passengers. The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has extended the shutdown of international flight operations till tomorrow, Ratish Chandra Lal Suman, Director General at Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) said.

  • Kejriwal’s façade of innocence is peeling off

    New Delhi: Less than a month after the spectacular victory of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi Assembly elections the façade that had got built around its founder Arvind Kejriwal is peeling off in no uncertain terms.  The teeming millions who had virtually begun to look upon him as a demi-god are fast getting deeply disillusioned.

  • No favourite in Karnataka-TN clash: Raman

    Mumbai: Tamil Nadu coach Woorkeri V Raman does not view either defending champions Karnataka or his team as favourites when they cross swords in the five-day Ranji Trophy final commencing at the Wankhede Stadium on March 8.

  • Govind Pansare

    Table Pansare condolence motion in Maha House: Vikhe Patil

    Mumbai: Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil today said he has requested Speaker Haribhau Bagde to ensure that a condolence motion for late communist leader Govind Pansare is introduced in the House when budget session begins on March 9. At the House business advisory Committee meeting last month, our demand for the motion was rejected on the pretext that late Pansare wasn’t a member of the legislature, he said.

  • Can bakery blast convict be lodged anywhere except Yerwada Jail: Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra Police to inform it as to whether Himayat Baig, the lone convict in the 2010 German Bakery blast case, can be lodged in any other secure jail after he expressed apprehension of threat to his life in Yerwada jail. Baig, who is on the death row, was earlier lodged at the Arthur Road Central Prison in Mumbai. He was shifted to Yerwada Jail in

  • Deepika Padukone

    HC relief for actor Deepika Padukone in FIR against AIB show

    Mumbai: In an interim order, the Bombay High Court has restrained the city police from arresting or taking coercive action against Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone in connection with her participation in the controversial AIB Roast show. The order was passed by a bench of justices Ranjit More and Anuja Prabhudessai on March 2 on a petition filed by the actress seeking to quash the FIR registered against her and a group of people

  • 24-hr restaurants: HC queries govt about women’s safety aspects

    Mumbai: Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra government whether it has taken a decision to allow restaurants and pubs in the city to remain open 24 hours a day and, if such a policy had been framed, whether it was done taking into consideration the aspect of women’s safety. The query was raised by a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka yesterday while hearing a PIL on women’s safety.

  • Probe into NSCI melee which led to CM’s apology indicts cops

    Mumbai: An inquiry into the ruckus outside a city club where policemen jostled with members to prevent their entry during a function attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, indicted the cops, concluding that the situation could have been handled better. The probe report was submitted to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria by R D Shinde, Additional Commissioner Police (Central) yesterday.

  • Helicopter crash kills two men in Japan

    Tokyo: A helicopter crash killed two men in western Japan today after hitting a power line, according to media and authorities. An “AS 332L” helicopter was travelling from a hydropower plant in Mie prefecture to a regional heliport for refuelling, but crashed in a mountainous area on the way, a police spokesman said. The chopper touched a power line and crashed around 10:50 am (0150 GMT), according to an official at the transport

  • Krishna devotees celebrate ‘Gaura Purnima’ in Israeli township

    Harish (Israel): Israeli Jews, who are devotees of Lord Krishna, gathered in this small northern Israel township and celebrated Gaura Purnima with fanfare, commemorating the transcendental appearance of Lord Chaitanya. “Gaura Purnima, besides Janmashtami, is an important event in our calendar which followers of Hare Krishna here do not miss out,” said Alaukika (adopted name), who lives in this township that has come to be identified with the followers of the sect with

  • IS ‘bulldozed’ ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, Iraq

    Baghdad: The Islamic State group has begun bulldozing the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq, the government said, in the jihadists’ latest attack on the country’s historical heritage. IS “assaulted the historic city of Nimrud and bulldozed it with heavy vehicles,” the tourism and antiquities ministry said on an official Facebook page yesterday.

  • Dhoni keeps without pads against West Indies

    Perth: Once again bringing his street-smart side to the fore, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni kept for a few deliveries without pads as he gave his gear to Ajinkya Rahane standing at silly mid-off against Ravichandran Ashwin in the World Cup match against West Indies here today. It was one of the rarest of instances, when a wicketkeeper kept wickets without wearing the protection for legs. For four deliveries, Dhoni was without pads

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Tendulkar, Dhoni contenders for greatest ODI cricketer

    New Delhi: The iconic Sachin Tendulkar an Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni are among five leading contenders vying for the crown of the greatest ODI cricketer of all time. Australia’s former swashbuckling opener Adam Gilchrist, Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram and West Indies great Viv Richards are the other three nominees, as per an exercise conducted by ESPNcricinfo’s magazine ‘Cricket Monthly’.

  • Shiv Sena corporator’s husband booked for bid to steal goats

    Thane: A ruling Shiv Sena corporator’s husband and two others from the city were booked today by the police for allegedly making an attempt to steal goats, police sources said here today. The police said in its official release issued here that the three accused entered a slum colony this morning and made an attempt to steal goats in the house.

  • Pawan Kalyan

    Protect interests of farmer while creating capital: Pawan to AP govt

    Hyderabad: Telugu actor and Janasena Party chief Pawan Kalyan today demanded that the interests of farmers, farm labourers and others be protected as the Andhra Pradesh government goes through with the process of land pooling for creating a new capital city for the state. “95 per cent of the farmers gave their land voluntarily. When it is voluntarily given, what problem do I have? I am not against their ambitious plans (for developing

  • ABCD 2

    It’s a wrap on ‘ABCD 2’

    Mumbai: The curtains have come down on the shooting of Remo D’Souza’s “AnyBody Can Dance 2”, revealed the film’s lead actress Shraddha Kapoor, who says she’ll “miss” the fun. “It’s officially a film wrap on #ABCD2 🙁 Going to miss it so much…going to miss my boys sooo much. It’s been the most fun experience ever,” Shraddha posted on Twitter on Friday.

  • Lupita Nyong'o

    Lupita Nyong`o`s stolen `pearl` dress case closed

    Washington: Lupita Nyong’o’s Oscar dress thief has gotten away with the crime, because the case has now been closed, thanks to Calvin Klein. Nyong’o’s 150,000 dollars pearls embedded dress, which she wore at the 2015 Academy Awards, was nicked from her hotel room, but as per law enforcement sources, the fashion brand wants the whole thing to go away, TMZ.com reported.

  • Kareena Kapoor with Karishma Kapoor

    ‘Right script’ can bring Karisma, Kareena together on screen

    New Delhi: Celebrity sisters Karisma and Kareena Kapoor are known for their acting skills and glamour quotient, but they are yet to be seen on the silver screen together. Younger sibling Kareena says the wait will end with the “right script”.