Free Press Journal
  • Fire in Kingsway London

    2000 people evacuated after massive fire in Kingsway, Central London

    London: More than 2,000 people were evacuated today from buildings in central London as toxic smoke filled the streets after an underground fire near London School of Economics. Firefighters said power cables had started a fire beneath the pavement in Holborn and they could not put it out until the current was switched off.

  • Medha Patkar’s resignation won’t impact AAP: State convener

    Indore: Aam Aadmi Party Madhya Pradesh Convener Alok Agrawal today said the resignation of its former leader Medha Patkar won’t impact it politically as she was not active in its affairs after she lost in the Lok Sabha elections last year. “After joining AAP, Medha fought Lok Sabha polls from Mumbai north-east seat. But, after that she became active in National Alliance of People’s Movements. She was not active either in Madhya Pradesh

  • Lalu-Prasad-Yadav

    Angry Lalu asks Giriraj to wear bangles, bindi and get his face blackened

    Patna: Criticising Union Minister Giriraj Singh for his controversial comments on Congress President Sonia Gandhi, RJD President Lalu Prasad today said he had crossed borders of indecency and demanded action against him. “He should be made to wear bangles, vermilion, bindi, and his face should be blackened” as he has “crossed borders of indecency,” he told reporters after arriving here from New Delhi.

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    UPA must explain money lost in coal allocations: PM

    Rourkela: Terming the recent Rs 2-lakh crore coal auction as a major success, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the previous UPA government should explain where did the money go when it had allocated 204 mines. Modi also said that the money from the auction would not go to the Centre’s coffers, but to the concerned states including Odisha, while he asked the state government to focus on long-term development plans, and not

  • FTP to promote eCommerce cos focusing on job creation

    New Delhi: Under the new five-year Foreign Trade Policy (FTP), the government will provide incentives to eCommerce companies exporting products from sectors that create jobs. Presenting the policy, Commence and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said government will provide incentives to eCommerce firms that export products from sectors on which the government is focusing on job creation.

  • Iraq forces hunt diehard jihadists after Tikrit victory claim

    Tikrit: Iraqi forces today picked through the rubble-strewn streets of Tikrit after storming to the city centre, searching for diehard jihadist fighters and avoiding the booby traps they left behind. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claimed the city was liberated but the US-led coalition that has been helping Baghdad from the air said there was “still work to be done”.

  • K C Tyagi

    No hiccups in Janata Parivar merger

    Patna: The merger of Janata Parivar will be announced in time to prepare for Bihar polls and the six constituents have decided on the symbol and the flag of the proposed new party, its leaders said here today. JD (U) National General Secretary K C Tyagi said they have zeroed-in on two names, ‘Samajwadi Janata Dal’ and ‘Samajwadi Janata Party’, one of which will be chosen for the new party.

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    IPL opening ceremony to be held in Kolkata on April 7

    Kolkata: The opening ceremony of the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held at the Salt Lake Stadium here on April 7, a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) statement said on Wednesday.

  • spicejet_airlines

    On revival path, SpiceJet sees return of pilots who flew the coop

    New Delhi: With no-frills airline SpiceJet on a revival path following the return of Ajay Singh as its new owner, a section of its pilots who had quit the carrier last year have decided to rejoin the job. As many as 14 pilots who had quit the carrier last year due to salary delays have come back to the airline with a SpiceJet spokesperson confirming the development when contacted.

  • Nigerian High Comm takes strong objection to Giriraj comments

    New Delhi: The Nigerian High Commission today took strong objection to the racist remarks by Union minister Giriraj Singh in which he refereed to a Nigerian woman and demanded an apology for the “unacceptable” comments. Acting High Commissioner of Nigeria O B Okongor said a complaint may be filed with the External Affairs Ministry as Singh’s comments were in “very bad taste”.

  • CM order probe into CCTV installation for Kumbh mela in Nashik

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today ordered a probe into alleged charges of corruption in awarding contracts for installation of CCTV cameras in Nashik for the upcoming Sinhastha Kumbh mela.”I order probe in the installation of CCTV cameras in Nashik by the Additional Chief secretary Home. Company Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) has been appointed as the nodal agency while another company, Wipro has been given the project. However, there are some doubts

  • Ensure uninsured vehicles don’t ply on roads: HC tells RTO

    Mumbai: Taking note of the rise in road accident fatalities caused by heavy vehicles, the Bombay High Court today asked the RTO commissioner to ensure that uninsured vehicles are not allowed to ply. A division bench of justices V M Kanade and A R Joshi also directed the RTO commissioner and city police commissioner to provide details of corruption cases lodged against RTO officers.

  • Maharashtra government plans to regularise illegal constructions

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the state plans to regularise most of the illegal constructions in urban areas of the state. Replying to a debate raised through a Calling Attention notice in the Legislative Assembly, Fadnavis said the government had accepted in principle a report submitted by a committee headed by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) commissioner on encroachments in the state.

  • Nigeria elects Buhari as president in historic vote

    Abuja: Challenger Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria’s presidential election by 2.57 million votes, official results showed today, defeating incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in the first democratic change of power in Africa’s most populous nation. The victory writes a new chapter in the country’s often turbulent history after six military coups since independence in 1960 and 16 years of unbroken civilian rule by Jonathan’s party.

  • Alia Bhatt

    Alia back on Twitter post wrapping ‘Udta Punjab’ shoot

    Mumbai: Alia Bhatt has apologised to her fans for not being regular on micro-blogging site Twitter as the actress was busy shooting her upcoming film “Udta Punjab”. The 22-year-old “Highway” star, who has over four million admirers on Twitter did not share any updates for quite sometime. “And the first sched for #UdtaPunjab ends for me! Apologies for going MIA… But had to had to focus and now I’m back sweet home (sic),”

  • Sonakshi Sinha

    Deepika’s video comes from a good space: Sonakshi

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha thinks Deepika Padukone’s online video “My Choice” comes with good intentions but feels more needs to be done on women empowerment. Deepika’s two-minute-34-second video, has gone viral online but opinions are divided over its content with some hailing the move while others calling it unrealistic.

  • Madame Tussauds hires tissue attendants for `weepy` 1D fans

    London: To witness the world mourning for the loss of Zayn Malik from One Direction, Madame Tussauds has now hired tissue attendants to wipe off the tears of band’s fans viewing their waxwork following vocalist’s exit.

  • Nana Patekar

    I’m not a greedy actor, says Nana Patekar

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Nana Patekar says he does not want to involve himself with “too many” films because he is “not greedy” and he does not intend to buy luxury cars and bungalows.