Free Press Journal
  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal announces compensation for farmers

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced a compensation of Rs 20,000 for per acre of damaged crops to farmers of the national capital and said his government will fulfill all the promises made by AAP in the run up to Delhi assembly polls. Addressing a rally at Mundka in West Delhi, Kejriwal said farmers of Delhi have faced huge losses due to unseasonal rains and AAP government would always stand by them in their time of difficulty.

  • Naomi Watts

    Its fun to be selfish, reckless: Naomi Watts

    Los Angeles: Actress Naomi Watts thinks being reckless and a bit selfish is “a lot of fun” when one is in their 20’s. “In your 20’s we want to be pretty brilliant and wise. But probably it’s a lot of fun, just being reckless, ruthless and a bit selfish. That’s exactly what we are supposed to do in our 20’s,” Watts said in a statement. Meanwhile, the 26-year-old actress is all set for her upcoming

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi in France: Airbus to hike Indian outsourcing to $2 bn

    Toulouse: Airbus Industrie has assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that its Indian outsourcing will increase from $400 million to $2 billion over the next five years as part of the Indian government’s `Make in India’ initiative. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted: “500% increase in 5 years. @Airbus to PMA @narendramodi: Indian outsourcing to increase from $400 mil to $2 billion.”

  • afspa

    AFSPA in Arunachal Pradesh due to state govt’s failure to curb militancy: BJP

    Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of BJP today said that the decision to impose Armed Forces Special Powers’ Act (AFSPA) in 12 districts of the state was taken due to failure of the state government to curb militant activity which is on the rise in recent times. “It was not a unilateral decision of the Centre. Regular intelligence feedbacks have painted a dismal scenario of the prevailing law and order situation in the state,” BJP state unit president Tai Tagak said here.

  • Family of Indian killed in Yemen waits for official confirmation

    Shimla: Living in a small village in Himachal Pradesh’s Hamirpur district, the family of Manjit Singh who was working on merchant vessel Gulf Dove in Yemen, is yet to come to terms with his reported death. His brother refuses to believe that Manjit, 28, who sustained shrapnel injuries in a bomb blast in Aden harbour, will not come back, while his aged parents and his wife have not been told about the tragedy.

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    L&T, AREVA sign MoU for n-power plant components

    Chennai: Indian engineering major Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) has inked an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French nuclear equipment major AREVA, the Indian company said on Saturday. In a regulatory filing with BSE, L&T said it has signed an MoU for cooperation to maximise localisation for AREVA’s EPR nuclear power plant.

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    Jay Bhanushali elated by ‘Ek Paheli Leela’ response

    Mumbai: The flamboyant colours of Rajasthan, the mystery of reincarnation has brought applause for the film “Ek Paheli Leela”. Elated by the response, its lead actor Jay Bhanushali says it is pleasantly surprising. “I am really happy that people are enjoying the film…they are clapping and whistling on every dialogue,” the actor said at Gaiety Galaxy cinema hall here on Friday.

  • Digvijay Singh

    Rafale deal: Congres dares Subramanian Swamy to move court

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh today dared BJP leader Subramanian Swamy to move court over the Rafale deal a day after the latter threatened to take legal recourse claiming that there were shortcomings in the fighter aircraft. “I dare Subramanian Swamy to go to court on Rafale Jet purchase,” Singh said in a tweet, a day after Swamy threatened to take legal recourse if the government went ahead with Rafale jet deal with France saying there were shortcomings in the fighter aircraft.

  • Babloo Srivastava acquitted in 2003 kidnapping case

    New Delhi: A court here has acquitted alleged underworld don Babloo Srivastava and his three associates, including Fazlu-ur-Rehman, in a 2003 kidnapping case of a Delhi-based businessman, a lawyer said on Saturday. Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh on Friday acquitted Om Prakash Srivastava alias Babloo Srivastava, Fazlu-ur-Rehman alias Fazlu, Pradeep Kumar Khurana and Jitender Singh of the offence under section A364-A (kidnapping for ransom), 387 (putting person in fear of death or of grievous hurt,

  • Chennai Super Kings

    McCullum blasts unbeaten 100 to help CSK post 209/4 vs SRH

    Chennai: New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum continued his rich World Cup form smashing his second Indian Super League (IPL) century (56-ball 100 not out) to help Chennai Super Kings (CSK) post a massive 209/4 against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a league stage match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here on Saturday.

  • Virat Kohli

    Ace cricketer Virat Kohli could be a liability as captain

    Cricket is such an obsession in India that it is not unusual for fans to go overboard in expressing their disappointment when an Indian Test or one-day or T-20 player scores poorly or bowls atrociously in a match or in a series. Most players brave the extreme expression of anger and disgust knowing that it will wear off in time and when he does well they will be their appreciative selves, fawning over their

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft working on enhancing Windows 10’s touch experience

    Washington, : According to a newly leaked version of Microsoft’s upcoming program, the company is improving the touch experience in Windows 10. According to the Verge, on enabling tablet mode, any apps on the taskbar are removed and the user is thrown into a user interface that only has access to the Start screen, virtual desktops, and the Cortana digital assistant.

  • World Health Organisation

    WHO warns against unnecessarily resorting to C-sections

    London : World Health Organization (WHO) has said that Caesarean sections should be performed only if medically required, as it carries health risks for both women and their babies. According to the WHO, though the procedure does save lives in case of obstructed labour, two new studies have shown that in countries where they account for more than 10 percent of births, “there is no evidence that mortality rates improve,” the Guardian reported.

  • IS captures parts of Iraqi city of Ramadi, killing 10 troops

    Washington : An Iraqi provincial officer has claimed that the Islamic State (IS) has captured several districts in the Iraqi city of Ramadi, in a recent hour-long attack, killing 10 Iraqi troops and wounding Genneral Qassim al-Muhammadi, the head of the Iraqi military operation in Anbar province.

  • Robert De Niro

    Robert De Niro roped in to play lead in Enzo Ferrari biopic

    London : Robert De Niro is set to take the lead role in the upcoming flick about the Italian car legend Enzo Ferrari. The 71-year-old actor, who too is of Italian origin, will play the entrepreneur in the biopic, and said that he would be “honoured to present the life of Enzo Ferrari,” the Daily Star reported.

  • James McAvoy

    James McAvoy pledges 125k pounds to former drama school to help aspiring actors

    London: James McAvoy has revealed that he is to invest in nurturing the creative potential of young Scotts by funding a 10-year scholarship programme at his former drama school, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). The 35-year-old actor, who has pledged 125,000 pounds to help the aspiring actors, said that there are few opportunities for young people to engage in performing arts, the BBC reported.

  • Simon Cowell

    One Direction’s unity impresses Simon Cowell

    Los Angeles: TV mogul Simon Cowell says he is impressed with the attitude of members of band One Direction for sticking together after singer Zayn Malik’s departure.  The remaining members of the boyband are Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson.
    The 55-year-old shared his views about the band during an interview with BBC Radio 1, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan praises ‘Margarita With A Straw’

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had extended his stay in the national capital for the screening of “Margarita With A Straw”, has appreciated Shonali Bose for making such a “brave original film”.  The 72-year-old was honoured with Padma Vibhushan – India’s second highest civilian honour that President Pranab Mukherjee conferred on him at a ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.

  • Mohit Suri

    Mohit Suri turns 34

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Mohit Suri turned 34 on Saturday and has been wished a year full of happiness and good luck by his friends from the Bollywood film fraternity.  Suri started his career as an assistant director, and made his debut as a director with the 2005 film “Zeher”. He followed it up with “Kalyug”, which was both a critical and commercial success. In 2013, he directed “Aashiqui 2” which was a blockbuster

  • Shiv Sena, protest

    Shiv Sena stages protest against release of Lakhvi

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena today staged a protest against Pakistan here over the release of Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi from jail, demanding that the neighbouring country should be declared a terrorist state. Scores of protesters reached Jantar Mantar shouting anti-Pakistan slogans and burnt posters of Lakhvi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the Pakistani flag.