Free Press Journal
  • Jackky Bhagnani

    Jackky wants dance-based film with Remo D’Souza

    Mumbai: Actor Jackky Bhagnani, who worked in choreographer-director Remo D’Souza’s debut Bollywood film “F.A.L.T.U”, says he would love to collaborate with the director again for a dance-based film.

  • Sail Ali Khan

    My phone not my best friend: Saif Ali Khan

    Gurgaon: Bollywood superstar Saif Ali Khan on Wednesday launched the latest Asus ZenFone 2, which is touted to be the first 4GB smartphone in India. The actor considers mobile phones as a “good time pass”, but doesn’t call himself a gizmo freak.

  • Coal Scam

    Coal blocks: Decision on bank guarantees as per states’ views

    New Delhi: A decision on bank guarantees provided by the previous allottees for 130 coal block would be taken after considering the views expressed by the state governments in this regard to an inter-ministerial panel. The Coal Controller’s Organisation will calculate the amount to be deducted from the bank guarantees, as per a decision taken by this panel.

  • Red sanders smugglers

    NHRC favours judicial enquiry into Chittoor firing

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: The National Human Rights Commission today strongly favoured institution of a judicial enquiry by Andhra Pradesh Government into the Chittoor police firing incident, and decided to send its team for an on spot investigation. The NHRC, which conducted a ‘camp sitting’, said it was mandatory under law to conduct judicial enquiry into incidents like the killing of 20 people in the police firing in Seshachalam forest near Tirupati on April 7.

  • Sino-Pak bid to remove line on UN at Asia-Afro meet foiled

    Jakarta: India today thwarted attempts by Pakistan and China to remove a crucial line on the United Nations from a declaration adopted by Asian African Summit here. Over 100 countries from Asia and Africa adopted two declarations — Bandung message 2015 and “Reinvigorating the New Asian African Strategic Partnership (NAASP)” — with both calling for reforms in the world body.

  • India-Nepal sign MoU to promote art and culture

    Kathmandu: Aiming to strengthen their close cultural relations, India and Nepal today signed a MoU to promote cooperation in the field of art and culture. The MoU was signed between Nepal Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and New Delhi-based Lalit Kala Akademi as part of the Nepal-India Art Exchange Programme.

  • SC asks NAAC to decide on accreditation of deemed universities

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) to decide on the issue of accreditation of deemed universities within two weeks as admission time was “fast approaching”. “In our considered opinion, NAAC shall look into the matter and will decide the issue of accreditation and proceed as per law. If NAAC desires to consult the University Grants Commission or consider the report submitted by UGC, it is

  • Govt puts Ford Foundation on ‘watch list’; curbs on funding

    New Delhi: In a fresh crackdown on foreign fundings to NGOs, the Union Home Ministry has put the Ford Foundation of the USA on its “watch list” and ordered that all funds coming from the international organisation have to be routed only with its nod due to “national security concerns”. The Home Ministry said it has decided to keep a watch on all activities funded by Ford Foundation and by exercising the powers

  • BI EC meeting adjourned, Jajodia faces ‘No Confidence Motion’

    New Delhi: With the rebels refusing to back down, Boxing India’s Executive Committee meeting was today adjourned for “lack of quorum” even as disgruntled EC members vowed to bring in a ‘No Confidence Motion’ against BI President Sandeep Jajodia at General Body meeting on May 3. Today’s EC meeting, convened by Jajodia, was boycotted by 16 of the 20 EC members, who said the BI President was not authorised to call such a

  • Sugar and carbs, not lack of exercise, driving obesity

    London: Excess sugar and carbs, and not lack of exercise, are behind the surge in obesity, according to scientists, including one of Indian-origin. In an editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Dr Aseem Malhotra and two other experts said that it was time to “bust the myth” about exercise. While regular exercise was a key part of staving off diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and dementia, its impact on obesity

  • 22 militants killed in air strikes in northwest Pak

    Islamabad: At least 22 militants, including three suicide bombers, were killed today in a series of air strikes by Pakistani jets in the troubled Khyber Agency. Army said that “22 terrorists including three suicide bombers were killed” in precise aerial strikes in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency. The jets struck hideouts of terrorists and destroyed their ammunition and ration dumps. The strikes were conducted as part of the ongoing military operation in the

  • China cracks down on strippers at funerals

    Beijing,: A statement from the Chinese ministry of culture on Thursday revealed a little known fact about funerals in rural areas: Strippers are invited to attract more attendees.

  • fadnavis

    Maharashtra cancels Shivneri bungalow allotment to Fadnavis

    Mumbai, Apr 23 (PTI) Maharashtra government has decided to cancel allotment of Shivneri bungalow adjacent to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ official residence ‘Varsha’, to him. The government has decided to cancel the allotment of the bungalow to the Chief Minister, a government resolution dated April 22 said.

  • Police accuses AAP leaders of having instigated suicide

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has accused the Aam Aadmi Party and its leaders of having instigated Rajasthan farmer Gajender Singh into committing suicide and putting all sorts of obstacles in their efforts to rescue him. It has also dismissed the magisterial probe ordered by the Delhi Government saying that it has no jurisdiction in the matter.

  • Paralympic Committee

    Blame game continues in PCI as athletes left in lurch

    New Delhi: Paralympic Committee of India’s newly-appointed interim President Nale Nandkishor said the de-recognition by the Sports Ministry was expected after its international body IPC banned them for mismanagement. The ministry followed the IPC in suspending PCI yesterday in the wake of “poor” management of the National Para Athletics Championships in Ghaziabad last month.