Free Press Journal
  • Jayalalitha

    SC seeks Jaya’s reply on plea for removal of PP in DA case

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought responses from former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa and others on a plea filed by DMK leader K Anbazhagan seeking removal of public prosecutor and stay of appeal proceedings before the Karnataka High Court in the disproportionate assets case. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur, however, refused to stay the appeal proceedings before the Karnataka High Court and said that it will finally dispose of

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    Manjhi sits on protest fast against annulment of his decisions

    Patna: Former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, along with cabinet ministers of his erstwhile regime, today sat on a protest fast at Gandhi Maidan here against the Nitish Kumar government annulling decisions taken by his ministry. Along with a few rebel Janata Dal (United) MLAs, Manjhi and members of his erstwhile cabinet today sat on the fast under the statue of Mahatma Gandhi here as they protested against the Nitish Kumar government’s

  • Two dead as motorbike rams into electric pole

    Mathura (UP): Two people died after their motorbike rammed against an electric pole in Parikrama Nagar under Vrindaban police station area. The accident occurred late last night and police reached the spot on being informed by localites, they said. “While one person, identified as Kamal Sharma, died on the spot the other succumbed to injuries at a hospital in Agra”, police said. Sharma belonged to Himachal Pradesh, police said and added that the

  • Army to commemorate sacrifice of Indian soldiers in World War 1

    New Delhi: Ten decades after the start of World War 1 which saw at least 74,187 Indian soldiers martyred, the Army will be commemorating the gallantry and sacrifice of its troops by holding a tribute for them here this week. The Army will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War (1914-1918) from March 10-14 in memory of the 1.5 million Indian soldiers who fought in the war. March 10 coincides with

  • Kerala’s all-women network to start Anti-Trafficking Centres

    Thiruvananthapuram: In view of increasing cases of human trafficking reported across the state, Kerala’s all-women neighbourhood network Kudumbashree has drawn up a plan to start Anti-Human Trafficking Centres in three selected districts. The AHTCs, being set up under the Centre’s National Rural Livelihood Project (NRLP), is envisaged as a relief for the survivors of sexual abuse and trafficking.

  • Randeep Hooda

    Randeep Hooda turns showstopper for fashion event

    Panaji:  Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda walked the ramp as showstopper for the launch of ‘Raymond Linen’ collection here. The 38-year-old ‘Highway’ star arrived in Goa last evening to attend the fashion event. Designer Suket Dhir created an exclusive collection for the show using the ‘Raymond Linen’ range. The suave new collection consisted of the finest and purest linens that are natural, light-weight and comfortable making it an ideal fabric for the tropical

  • Chris Hemsworth

    Chris Hemsworth spoofs Avengers, Iggy Azalea on ‘SNL’

    Los Angeles:  ‘Thor’ star Chris Hemsworth made his debut as a host of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and spoofed the ‘Avengers’ and singer Iggy Azalea. During his monologue, the 31-year-old actor brought his famous brothers Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. They  were joined by an adopted brother Callum played by Kenan Thompson, reported Ace Showbiz. Later on the show, the actor helped spoof ‘The Avengers’. He reprised his role as Thor, joining Iron

  • Dev Patel

    ‘Chappie’ incredibly relevant: Dev Patel

    New Delhi:  British actor of Indian descent Dev Patel feels that he bagged the role in sci-fi entertainer “Chappie” to add an Indian appeal to the film on artificial intelligence. “India is one of the most rapidly developing nations and we know everyone around the world respects its technological advancement, so the film is incredibly relevant. I think that (director) Neill Blomkamp cast someone like me to make the film international and

  • Emma Watson

    I’m more determined for feminism after nude photo claims: Emma

    Los Angeles:  “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson says the threat to leak her alleged nude photos immediately after her last year UN speech on feminism did not dampen her spirits and made her more passionate for the cause.  “There was a website set up that was threatening to release naked images of me, with like a countdown and whatever else. I knew it was a hoax. I knew the pictures didn’t exist.”

  • Kashmir receives season’s heaviest snowfall

    Srinagar:  Kashmir witnessed season’s heaviest snowfall as the arterial Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed for the second consecutive day. Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded snowfall of 18 cm, equivalent to 53.8 mm rainfall since yesterday, a MeT department spokesman said. Gulmarg skiing resort in north Kashmir Baramulla district recorded one feet of snow while Kokernag in south Kashmir received 1.6 feet of snowfall during the corresponding period,the

  • Four soldiers, 40 militants killed in the Philippines

    Manila: At least 40 militants and four soldiers were killed as the Philippine Army continued its all-out offensive in the province of Maguindanao, a military officer said. The militants belonged to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) terror group, Xinhua reported. The offensive against the militant group took place around the borders of Mamasapano, Datu Piang and Shariff Saydona Mustapha towns, the officer said.

  • Brendan Taylor

    Brendan Taylor eyes beating India to end Zimbabwe’s CWC campaign on high note

    Johannesburg : Zimbabwe stand-in-skipper Brendan Taylor has called on his teammates to show more intent in their final Pool game against defending champions India on Saturday in order to conclude their ninth World Cup campaign on a high note. Zimbabwe became the first Test playing nation to get eliminated from quarterfinal contention following their five-run defeat to Ireland last week. Ahead of their final Pool B game against India in Auckland, Taylor said that

  • Opposition free to give suggestions in Parliament over land bill: Radha Mohan Singh

    New Delhi : Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said the opposition is free to give suggestions in Parliament if it thinks that the Land acquisition Bill is not good for farmers.  “There is nothing against the farmers in this bill. This government is working and making projects for farmers. This government is for the farmers, villagers and poor people. If they think this bill is not good for the farmers, they’re free to give

  • Narendra Modi 1

    Uproar in Lok Sabha over Masarat Alam’s release

    New Delhi : The Lok Sabha was briefly adjourned till 11.30 a.m.on Monday after opposition parties tore into the BJP led-NDA government over the recent release of Kashmiri separatist leader Masarat Alam.  The session after the Holi break witnessed a huge uproar with vociferous slogans of “PM Jawaab do” raised by the opposition leaders.

  • Bangladesh

    Bangladesh make 275/7 against England

    Adelaide: Put in to bat, Bangladesh made 275/7 against England in their pool A ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup here today.

  • Saudi Arabia surprised, dismayed at international criticism of Badawi flogging case

    London: Saudi Arabia has reportedly expressed “surprise and dismay” at international media reports criticizing the flogging of a Saudi blogger for insulting Islam. In its first official statement on the case, the nation’s foreign ministry rejected “any interference in its internal affairs,” reported the BBC. The ministry dismissed international condemnation of the case by terming it an “impingement on the country’s sovereignty and the impartiality of its judiciary system.”

  • Peter Moores claims no regrets over returning as England coach

    London: England cricket team coach Peter Moores has claimed that he has no regrets over returning as the team’s coach for a second time and insisted that time would tell when it comes to coaching, despite the squad’s dismal run in the World Cup so far. Moores would almost complete an year since Paul Downton announced the shocking return of the coach after he was sacked from the same in 2009. And in that

  • Offended Saudi husband divorces wife due to her love for camel

    Dubai : A Saudi was convinced that his wife loved father’s camel more the than she loved him, ad was so offended by it that he divorced her over the issue. The couple was visiting the wife’s family’s house in Riyadh where he flirted with her to show his love, however, the wife reportedly told him that though he was dear to her, but not as much as her father’s camel “Al Waleef”,

  • ShivSena

    Lynching of rape accused reflects people’s anger: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Even as the Centre has sought a report from Nagaland government over the lynching of a rape accused in Dimapur, its ally Shiv Sena today tried to justify the mob fury, saying it reflects the people’s anger towards sexual crimes against women. The Sena also said what should have ideally been the fate of perpetrators of December 16 Delhi gangrape, has happened in Nagaland. “The people of Nagaland have long been protesting the illegal migration

  • Airline group: More deaths in 2014 from fewer accidents

    Hong Kong: The number of deaths in jetliner disasters spiked last year despite there being fewer accidents in total, an international airline industry group said today. The International Air Transport Association said in its annual safety report that 641 people died in airline accidents in 2014. Its figures don’t include the 298 people killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was downed over Ukraine. There were 2010 deaths in 2013 and the five year average is 517