Free Press Journal
  • Xi Jinping

    Xi to meet Taiwan’s ruling party leader next month

    Beijing: China today said President Xi Jinping will have a rare meeting with the chairman of Taiwan’s ruling party Kuomintang here next month amid efforts by the two sides to work out a rapprochement to end decades-old rivalry due to Beijing’s territorial claims over the island.

  • Amrita Sher-gill Self-portrait

    Christie’s to auction rare Amrita Sher-Gil self-portrait

    London: An undiscovered self-portrait of eminent Indian painter Amrita Sher-Gil will go under hammer here on June 10. The portrait, which dates back to 1931 and depicts one of India’s most celebrated modern artists at the age of 18, will be up for sale in the annual South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art Sale at Christie’s with a pre-sale estimate of 1 to 1.8 million pounds. “This is the first painting by the

  • ‘Gabbar’ Akshay Kumar entertains students in Gurgaon

    Gurgaon: “Gabbar Is Back” stars Akshay Kumar and Shruti Hassan’s arrival at a university campus here filled the air with enthusiasm on Friday. Each and every member in the crowd at SGT University was thrilled by the presence of the ‘Khiladi’.

  • Madhuri Dikshit Nene

    Madhuri excited about Priyanka, Deepika’s ‘lavani’ number

    Mumbai: Actress Madhuri Dixit, who performed ‘lavani’ in the song “Humko aajkal hai”, says she is looking forward to Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone’s dance in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s forthcoming magnum opus “Bajirao Mastani”.

  • Hema Malini excited about ‘promotion’ as grandmother

    Mumbai: Veteran actress-politician Hema Malini is excited about her soon-to-come new role as a grandmother in real life. She has thanked her daughter Ahana for giving her an opportunity to move a step ahead in life.

  • BJP leads

    BJP sweeps SDMC mayoral polls; AAP MLAs give it a miss

    New Delhi: Ruling BJP today trounced rival Congress by winning the post of Mayor and Deputy Mayor in the South Delhi Municipal Corporation with comfortable margins, even as all five AAP MLAs chose to give the high-stake mayoral polls in the civic body a miss. Unlike last year’s SDMC mayoral polls in which Congress had lost to BJP by a solitary margin, this time BJP’s candidate Subhash Arya defeated senior Congress leader Farhad

  • Farooq Abdullah

    Farooq Abdullah comes out to revive NC’s fortune

    Srinagar: Taking active part in the party activities, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah undertook a train ride in Kashmir Valley to reconnect with the people after back to back losses in Lok Sabha and Assembly polls held last year. This is Abdullah’s second public appearance in three days. He appeared in commercial hub of Lal Chowk here on Wednesday, taking everyone present there by surprise.

  • Heart attack, malaria killed 3-times more CRPF men than ops

    New Delhi: Thrice the number of CRPF jawans fell prey to depression, heart attack and malaria than were killed in anti-Naxal operations across the country between 2009-2013, a parliamentary panel has found. Asking the government to look into the issues of these jawans on a “war footing”, the panel, in its latest report tabled in Rajya Sabha, said that while 228 personnel in the country’s largest paramilitary force fell prey to depression, heart

  • Cong MP seeks creation of Subhash regiment in the Indian Army

    New Delhi: A private member’s bill seeking to raise a regiment in the Indian Army in the name of Subhash Chandra Bose was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. Introducing “The Bose Regiment Bill, 2015”, Congress MP from Rohtak Deepinder Singh Hooda said Netaji deserved to be bestowed upon this unique and greatest distinction of having an Indian Army regiment named after him.

  • BJD member wants MPs’ quota in school admissions scrapped

    New Delhi: The admission quota for MPs in central schools should be done away with, said a BJD member in the Lok Sabha elicting protests from some members in the House. “I would be very happy if the central school quota is deleted. It is a big headache,” Tathagat Satpathy said.

  • Ashutosh, AAP

    Farmers Suicide case: AAP Ashutosh breaks down on nat’l TV

    New Delhi: AAP leader Ashutosh today broke down on national television when deceased farmer Gajendra Singh’s daughter posed questions to him about her father’s death at a rally which the party had organised. Megha, a 17-year-old Class XII student, asked why had the AAP leaders continued with their speeches even as her father hanged himself at the rally at Jantar Mantar here on Wednesday.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish lauds Modi for “very quick” response to killer storm

    Purnia (Bihar): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today came in for fulsome praise from unlikely quarters- Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who lauded and thanked him for Centre’s “very quick” response in the wake of the killer storm that battered the state claiming 55 lives. “I want to thank the honourable Prime Minister and the honourable Home Minister for their assurance to provide help to disaster-hit Bihar.

  • Masarat Alam

    BJP forced Mufti to slap PSA on Masarat Alam: Congress

    Jammu: Congress today alleged that the Jammu and Kashmir government has booked hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat under the stringent Public Safety Act under pressure from BJP. “Sayeed’s bluff has been called. He has been forced to slap PSA on Masarat Alam under pressure from BJP and shift him to Kot Bakwal jail in Jammu,” Congress Legislative Party Leader Nawang Rigzin Jora told reporters here.

  • Zaheer Khan, RCB

    RCB field against Rajasthan Royals

    Ahmedabad: Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to field against Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match here at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Friday.