Free Press Journal
  • Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi slams Narendra Modi on Land Bill

    New Delhi: Rejecting the dialogue offer on the controversial land bill, Sonia Gandhi today alleged it was a mockery of the consensus building tradition by a “myopic” Modi government which was “bending backwards” to favour industrialists and demanded that UPA’s legislation be brought back in totality. “Proposition of a post-facto debate after unilateral imposition of anti-farmer law is mockery of building partisan consensus,” the Congress president said replying in a strongly worded letter

  • Maria Sharapova suffers early exit at Miami Open

    Miami: Women’s World No.2 Maria Sharapova has been beaten by 97th-ranked Russian Daria Gavrilova 6-7 (4), 3-6 at the Miami Open tennis tournament’s second round. The early exit for the five-time Grand Slam winner is the biggest upset so far at the Masters tennis tournament, reports Xinhua.

  • Shahid Kapoor

    Getting married by the end of this year: Shahid Kapoor

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor has put to rest all rumours surrounding his marriage by confirming that he is set to tie the knot by the end of 2015. There were reports that the “Haider” star got engaged to a Delhi-based college girl and the couple were planning to get hitched by December this year. “Marriage is on the cards sometimes towards the end of the year. I refrain from getting into

  • Tasmania’s swift parrot can go extinct in 16 years

    Melbourne: The iconic Tasmanian swift parrot can soon follow the dodo as researchers have found that the bird is facing population collapse and could become extinct within 16 years.

  • Naxal

    2 CRPF personnel injured in bomb blasts triggered by Naxals

    Raipur: Two CRPF personnel were today injured in separate pressure bomb blasts triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said. The blasts occurred at separate spots near Fundri village when the paramilitary personnel were conducting anti-Naxal operations under Bhairamgarh police station limits, Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela told PTI. The security personnel accidentally came in contact with pressure bombs planted by the Maoists in Fundri hills area that exploded, injuring sub-inspector B

  • Prashant Bhushan,Yogendra Yadav

    Bhushan, Yadav launch no-holds-barred attack against Kejriwal

    New Delhi: In further escalation of infighting, AAP dissident leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav today mounted a no-holds-barred attack on party chief Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of stifling internal democracy and adopting unfair means to capture power. Addressing a press conference, the two leaders alleged that any issue raised by them was being projected as questioning Kejriwal’s leadership and attempts to remove him from the post of AAP’s national convenor.

  • Bashar al-Assad

    Bashra Al Assad says Syria open to dialogue with US

    Washington : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is open to dialogue with the United States, the leader said in an interview with US television network CBS. Assad said such dialogue would need to be based on “mutual respect,” but that so far there has been no contact from the Americans. “But as principal, in Syria we could say that every dialogue is a positive thing,” he told television journalist Charlie Rose, in excerpts of an interview to air Sunday

  • karan Johar

    Can’t wait to direct Anushka, Aishwarya: Karan Johar

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar, who is gearing up for his directorial venture “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, says he can’t wait to direct Anushka Sharma and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in the film as he has previously not worked with them.  The film also features Ranbir Kapoor. “The film that I am directing has Ranbir (Kapoor), Anushka (Sharma) and Aishwarya. I can’t wait to direct Anushka and Aishwarya as these are the two girls

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna releases`super-teasey`snippets of new single `Bitch Better Have My Money`

    Washington : Rihanna just released super-teasey snippets of new her single ‘Bitch Better Have My Money,’ from her upcoming album, likely titled R8. The 27-year-old released the song through the selfie video app Dubsmash, which is available to stream, the Verge reported. R8, which doesn’t have a release date yet, would be Rihanna’s first LP since 2012’s Unapologetic.

  • Anushka Sharma

    Anushka Sharma lip-syncs Geeta Dutt’s iconic song

    Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma will be seen lip-snycing Geeta Dutt’s “Jaata kahaan hain diwane” from 1956 film “CID” in her upcoming romantic-thriller “Bombay Velvet.”  The original song was sung by Dutt and was picturised on the legendary actress Waheeda Rehman. “CID” also starred late actor Dev Anand.  The makers of “Bombay Velvet” have got the rights for the song and it has been reframed with a more contemporary feel.  The song has

  • Prashant Bhushan

    Arvind Kejriwal wanted to form government with Congress: Bhushan

    New Delhi: AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Friday alleged that following the party’s massive defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls, AAP’s national convener Arvind Kejriwal wanted to form a government in Delhi with the support of Congress, despite opposition from many.

  • Dark matter, Space view

    Dark matter may be richer, more complex than previously believed

    Washington : A new study has provided a deeper insight into how dark matter in the cluster of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide, which may ultimately provide the conclusion that its richer and more complex than previously believed. Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought.

  • Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

    Cautiously optimistic about improved relations with Pak: Ashraf Ghani

    New York: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said he is “cautiously optimistic” about improvement in his nation’s relations with Pakistan but said that sanctuaries to Taliban and other insurgents must end for peace to prevail. “On Pakistan, I am cautiously optimistic that we began a process of fundamental transformation,” Ghani said in response to a question during a talk at the Council on Foreign Relations here yesterday. He said Pakistan and Afghanistan have “defined” the problem

  • Tim Cook

    Apple’s Tim Cook to give away his 785 million dollar fortune to charity

    Wellington : Apple chief executive Tim Cook has announced his decision to give away his estimated 785 million dollar fortune to charity, after paying for his 10-year-old nephew’s college education. Commenting on his decision, Cook said, “You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change,” reported Stuff.co.nz. Fortune estimated Cook’s net worth, based on his holdings of Apple stock, at about 120 million dollars. He also holds restricted

  • Antarctica, ice shelves

    Antarctica’s floating ice shelves show massive depletion over two decades

    Washington : A new study has recently revealed that Antarctic’s ice shelves have shrunk by as much as 18 percent in over nearly two decades. A new study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego provided new insights on how the Antarctic ice sheet is responding to climate change. Data from nearly two decades of satellite missions have shown that the ice volume decline was accelerating.

  • India loses to Australia

    India lost psychological battle before caving in

    New Delhi : After rising to great heights close on the heels of an ignominious defeat in a cricket series against Australia and a tri-series rout, India flattered to deceive in the World Cup Down Under. A team which was mocked at for not being capable of getting any opponent all out in the stipulated 50 overs on foreign soil repeated that breakthrough in all the six World Cup league matches. This kindled hopes

  • Honda

    Honda Motorcycle to expand Karnataka plant

    Chennai: Two-wheeler major Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India on Friday said it will invest around Rs.5.8 billion on expanding the capacity of its Karnataka plant. In a statement, the company said it would invest around Rs.5.8 billion at its Narsapura plant in Karnataka to increase the capacity to 2.4 million units before the end of 2016 from the current 1.8 million units.  Taking into account the company’s upcoming 1.2 million unit’s fourth plant

  • Farmer commits suicide in UP

    Firozabad (UP): A 55-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide following massive losses to crops due to untimely rains and hailstorm in Basai Mohammadpur area here, police said today. Ram Charan’s body was found hanging from a tree yesterday in his agriculture field in Garhi Tewari area, DySP Sadar Jagdish Singh said. In a complaint, his family members said he was in shock over crop losses due to untimely rains and hailstorm, he said. The body has been sent

  • Gang of vehicle lifters busted, 32 stolen vehicles recovered

    Muzaffarnagar: Police have busted an alleged inter-state gang of vehicle lifters and recovered 32 stolen vehicles near Bhopa in the district here, police said today. Acting on a tip-off, police intercepted a car and arrested four gang members last evening, Deputy Superintendent of Police S Prakash said, adding that an illegal firearm was sion. The vehicle lifters — Amrish, Dhanpal, Vinod and Akash – were active in Uttrakhand, Delhi and Western Uttar Pradesh, the Deputy SP