Free Press Journal
  • SC reserves verdict on challenge to NJAC Act

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional amendment and enabling law to replace the collegium system for the appointment of judges to higher judiciary by the National Judicial Appointment Commission.

  • Airbus

    Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps: security source

    Paris:  An Airbus A320 plane crashed today in the southern French Alps, security sources said. One of the sources said the plane belonged to Germanwings, an affiliate of German airline Lufthansa, travelling between Barcelona and Dusseldorf. The single-aisle A320 typically seats 150 to 180 people.

  • No similarity between ‘Sholay’ and ‘Gabbar is Back’: Akshay

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar’s says his upcoming film “Gabbar is Back” has no similarity with Bollywood classic “Sholay”. Akshay, who unveiled the film’s trailer here with co-star Shruti Haasan, said his new movie cannot be called as the sequel of the Amitabh Bachchan-Dharmendra starrer hit 1975 action-adventure drama. “There are no similarities between that Gabbar (from Sholay) and this one. And there is no link also between the two films. This is

  • Katrina Kaif can’t wait to unveil her wax statue

    Mumbai: Actress Katrina Kaif, who is set to unveil her wax statue at Madame Tussauds London on March 27, is very excited about the achievement and is looking forward to this special moment.

  • Beyonce

    Beyonce not to star in ‘The Big Short’

    Los Angeles: Singer Beyonce Knowles is not part of “The Big Short”, a movie adaptation of the famous book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine”.

  • I find marriage very tricky: Kangana Ranaut

    New Delhi: In “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, Kangana Ranaut will be seen dealing with the complexities of a marriage but the actress says she has no plans of getting hitched anytime soon in real life. Kangana, 28, who was linked to a string of Bollywood actors, joked that the sequel of the Anand L Rai’s 2011 film has set her against marriage. “Marriage is very tricky. My mood has changed completely after doing

  • New Zealand beats South Africa enters WC finale

    Auckland: New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets. today during the World Cup Semi-finals at Eden Park. In the last over thriller, Daniel Vettori and Grant Elliott lead New Zealand to first ever World Cup Finals.

  • Brinda KArat

    CPI(M) welcomes SC verdict on “draconian” IT Act provision

    New Delhi: CPI(M) today welcomed the Supreme Court judgement striking down a section of the IT Act, saying it not only defends civil liberties and fundamental rights of citizens but has sent the “correct message” to state govts like West Bengal that they cannot suppress dissent. “This clause, it is not so much as misuse as used by the some of the ruling governments like Mamata Banerjee’s government in West Bengal to supress

  • Exhibition showcases torture by Pakistani army during 1971 war

    Agartala: Pictures of mounds of rotten human bodies in the villages, thousands of refugees entering into Indian bordering states in from now Bangladesh in 1971 will showcase the barbaric torture perpetrated by the Pakistani army on lakhs of people during a three-day exhibition here. The exhibition, “1971: Genocide and Torture” opened here last evening and was being organised by the 1971: Genocide and mTorture archive Trust, Bangladesh, Tripura government and Sanskriti Samannay Kendra,

  • AAP leader held under 66A hails court ruling

    Chennai: “Technically I am a free man now. I am very happy,” said AAP leader R. Ravi Srinivasan of Puducherry after the Supreme Court struck down section 66A of the IT Act on Tuesday.

  • Cairn India

    Cairn Energy seeks compensation from India on tax demand

    New Delhi: Cairn Energy of UK is seeking compensation from the Government of India for the loss in value it suffered due to an “unfair and arbitrary” Rs 10,247 crore tax demand raised using a retrospective tax law. Using the UK-India Investment Treaty, the Edinburgh-based firm filed a formal dispute notice against the tax demand raised on an internal business reorganisation seven years ago and sought an arbitration with the government to quickly

  • drought

    Panels to curb farmer suicides to be set up in Maha villages

    Mumbai:  The Maharashtra government is mulling to set up 10-12 member committees in every village across the state which will work towards preventing farmers’ suicides, the Legislative Council was informed here today. Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse, while replying to a query during the Question Hour told the Council that a total of 17,645 farmers have committed suicides between 2001 to December 2014. “The number of farmers committing suicides is humiliating and a matter

  • Goafest 2015

    Goafest 2015 – Shortlisted entries are out 

    Goa: The Goafest 2015 judging for Media Abby commenced on 10th March, 2015 and including the Creative categories will continue till 31st March, 2015.

  • Coal

    Govt likely to set 550 MT production target for Coal India

    New Delhi: The government is likely to set production target of 550 million tonnes (MT) for Coal India for next financial year even as it is likely to miss the goal for the current fiscal. “For the next fiscal, it is likely that the government may set a production target of 550 MT,” a source said.

  • P. Chidambaram

    Scrapped IT provision was poorly drafted, misused: Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram today welcomed the Supreme Court judgement holding Section 66A mof the IT Act as unconstitutional, saying it was poorly drafted and misused. “I welcome the judgement of the Supreme Court holding that Section 66A of the IT Act is unconstitutional.

  • Azam Khan

    ‘Grateful to SC for scrapping Section 66A’, say students

    Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh): A Class 11 student who was arrested for posting an ‘objectionable’ comment attributed to Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan on Tuesday said he was grateful to the Supreme Court for scrapping Section 66A of the Information Technology Act.

  • And now an ATM for water!

    Sonkh: If all goes well, water scarcity will soon be history in this part of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. An ATM-like machine that dispenses water will come up here in a fortnight. Sonkh is famous as an archaeological site with a goldmine of valuable artefacts going back at least three millennia. But it is also known as an area where water is always in short supply.

  • Mars Orbitor, Mangalyan

    Mars Orbiter mission extended for another six months

    Bengaluru: India’s maiden Mars Orbiter mission was extended for another six months on Tuesday to further explore the Red Planet and its atmosphere, a senior official said here.

  • Prakash Karat, Mammootty front runners for RS seat

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M national general secretary Prakash Karat, his wife Brinda Karat and Mammootty are among the front runners for one of three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala.