Free Press Journal
  • Oprah Winfrey

    Oprah Winfrey Network sues a Florida man for impersonation

    Los Angeles: The Oprah Winfrey Network has (OWN) filed a lawsuit against a Florida man called Justin Jackson for impersonation scheme. The lawsuit claimed that the man pretended to be Oprah Winfrey’s nephew and even an OWN employee to get lavish prize and benefits, The Hollywood Reporter said. The lawsuit claimed that by pretending to be an OWN employee, Jackson tried to get free items from Converse, Carter clothing, David Yurman, Pandora, Tacori

  • Sena slams BJP minister for watering down ‘prime-time’ rule

    Mumbai: Slamming the Maharashtra cultural affairs minister Vinod Tawde for redefining the ‘prime-time’ for screening of Marathi films in multiplexes between 12 pm to 9 pm, the ruling coalition partner Shiv Sena today said Marathi films should get reserved slots of their choice. “There was joy everywhere when the government announced a prime-time slot for Marathi films. But after the multiplex owners met Vinod Tawde the next day, a pall of gloom has

  • No more guard of honour for Maharashtra minsters

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to discontinue the colonial-era practice of according police guard of honour to ministers and top officials during their district-level visits, terming it a “waste of time and resources”. The directive will also apply to all ministers and senior state officials, a senior official said. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has asked the state police to discontinue the practice of giving the guard of honour in every district, he

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    St Stephen’s row: Arvind Kejriwal attends graduation ceremony

    New Delhi, Apr 18 (PTI) Amidst a raging controversy over a ban on a student e-zine by St Stephen’s college, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today attended a graduation ceremony at the insitute, even as a section of students had urged him to turn down the invite “in support for freedom of speech”. Devansh Mehta – the editor and co-founder of ‘St Stephen’s Weekly’ e-zine – was suspended from the college on

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Yogendra Yadav calls show cause notice a joke

    New Delhi: Staring at an imminent expulsion from the party, AAP rebel Yogendra Yadav today lashed out atthe party on social media for the show cause notice served on him, terming it as a “joke”. He also questioned how the media knew the details of the show cause notice before he received it and accused members of the disciplinary committee of “leaking” it. Yadav wondered as to how the national disciplinary committee took

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Rahul meets farmers ahead of Kisan rally

    New Delhi: Making his first public appearance after a nearly two-month long sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today met farmers from various states ahead of tomorrow’s Kisan rally and sought their views on the changes being brought in UPA’s land law by the Narendra Modi government. Rahul, accompanied by Rajasthan PCC Chief Sachin Pilot, met several delegations of farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh and also held consultations

  • Plagiarism case: Court grants exemption to Deepak Pental

    New Delhi: Delhi University’s former Vice Chancellor Deepak Pental, who is accused in a case of forgery, cheating and plagiarism along with another person, was today granted exemption from personal appearance for the day by a court here on health ground. Link Metropolitan Magistrate Richa Gusain Solanki allowed the separate pleas moved by Pental and co-accused KVSK Prasad seeking exemption from personal appearance for today.

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    State Bank of India commits itself to financial inclusion

    Washington: The World Bank Group and a broad coalition of partners, including the State Bank of India, have made commitments that will help promote financial inclusion and achieve universal financial access by the year 2020. Galvanizing private-sector investment and innovation to accelerate universal financial access, including through enabling policy and regulatory frameworks, was the focus of a flagship event at the World Bank headquarters here Friday. It brought together private-sector leaders, government regulators and the

  • judgement

    Canada charges four British Navy sailors over ‘gang rape’

    Ottawa: Canadian authorities have charged four British Royal Navy sailors over the alleged gang rape of a woman at a military barracks in Halifax, home to Canada’s Atlantic fleet. Craig Stoner, Darren Smalley, Joshua Finbow and Simon Radford each face one count of sexual assault under Canada’s criminal code.

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    Normal life hit by Karnataka bandh over Cauvery issue

    Bengaluru: Normal life in the country’s IT capital and several parts of Karnataka was crippled today as a 12-hour statewide bandh called by pro-Kannada outfits to protest Tamil Nadu’s opposition to Mekedatu drinking water project across the river Cauvery, began. Bus, auto and taxi services were badly hit in Bengaluru, causing hardship to commuters, leaving thousands stranded at many places.

  • united-nations

    Iran presents Yemen peace plan to United Nations

    United Nations: Iran has presented a four-point peace plan for Yemen to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, calling for international action to end the “senseless” Saudi-led air campaign on Huthi rebels. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told Ban in a letter that Tehran stands ready to help the United Nations restore peace to Yemen, where the rebels have taken over the capital and driven President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi into exile.

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    14 killed in fierce fighting in Libya

    Tripoli: A total of 14 soldiers died and another 24 were injured as a brigade of the Libyan National Army mounted assaults on a camp occupied by the Islamist Libya Dawn militants in capital Tripoli, military sources said. “Battalion 101 on Friday completely control the Libya Dawn camp in Tajura area,” an army officer told Xinhua.

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    Five abducted Shiites beheaded in Afghanistan: officials

    Ghazni: Militants have beheaded five Shiites who were recently abducted in southeastern Afghanistan, officials said today, highlighting a growing pattern of insurgent assaults on ethnic minorities. The ethnic Hazaras were kidnapped on Wednesday in the restive province of Ghazni after they travelled out of their home district to shop for cattle.

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    Facebook strips smiles from fake ‘like’ sellers

    San Francisco: Facebook today said that its war against fake likes is paying off so well that many ‘bad actors’ who built businesses on the tactic are closing shop. Advances in technology for recognizing suspicious patterns of likes has enabled the social network to block such activity by malicious software, fraudulent accounts, and click farm operations that employ armies of low-paid workers.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi’s successful trips have made country proud: BJP

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s successful foreign trips have made the country proud, adding that he is taking the nation forward at a ‘swift pace’. “Prime Minister Modi is scripting a new history by making successful foreign visits. The Prime Minister has made the entire country proud by taking the Tricolour to different parts of the world. He is taking India forward

  • Cyber-Security

    Europol chief Rob Wainwright: Cybercrime now ‘number one’ threat

    The Hague: Cybercrime has become as big a threat to Europe’s security as terrorism, the head of the continent’s policing agency warned today. “The threat online is huge. It is now the number one security concern, alongside terrorism,” Europol chief Rob Wainwright said.

  • Chennai Super Kings

    Our bowlers were brilliant in the first few overs: M S Dhoni

    Mumbai: On a high after having won all three games so far, Chennai Super Kings skipper M S Dhoni praised his bowlers for doing well upfront, to reduce Mumbai Indians to 12/3 inside four overs in the Indian Premier League game here. “The reason we loved to bowl was because of the dew factor. I felt the first few overs were brilliant from our bowlers,” Dhoni said at the presentation ceremony after his side defeated Mumbai

  • Kylie Jenner

    Kylie Jenner flaunts flesh in bikini

    Los Angeles: TV personality Kylie Jenner has showed off her cleavage and her posterior in a revealing two-piece bikini via two images she has shared from the music festival Coachella. In one image, the 17-year-old was seen dipping her legs in the pool as she sat on the edge. Her back was fully exposed, especially her skinny waist and big bottom. The shot led people to compare her derriere to that of step sister Kim Kardashian,