Free Press Journal
  • Shiamak Davar

    Choreographer Shiamak Davar sued for alleged sexual abuse

    Toronto: Bollywood choreographer Shiamak Davar has been sued by two former Indo-Canadian dance students for alleged sexual harassment. Percy Shroff, 40, and Jimmy Mistry, 33, have filed two lawsuits in British Columbia Supreme Court alleging Davar of being sexually abusive and controlling leader of a sect called VRRP Spiritual Learning group.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Farmer Suicide: BJP questions Rahul’s silence during UPA rule

    Hyderabad:  Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for his attack on NDA government on farmers’ issues and his proposed ‘padayatra’ in Telangana, state BJP today said the Congress Vice President should first talk about the farmers’ suicides during 2004 to 2014, when Congress was in power. In an open letter to Rahul, Telangana BJP president and MLA G Kishan Reddy said, “Have you consoled the families of deceased farmers and tried to offer them

  • R K Pachauri

    Sexual harassment case: R K Pachauri moves HC against the single judge order

    New Delhi,:  TERI Director General Rajendra K Pachauri today moved the Delhi High Court seeking setting aside of a single-judge order allowing publication of reports on the alleged sexual harassment complaint filed against him by a woman research analyst. A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva while allowing Pachauri’s plea, issued notice for May 12 to the publishers, on whose application earlier the court had allowed publication of the

  • Do not adopt ‘Make in UGC’ approach on CBCS: DU teachers to VC

    New Delhi: A section of Delhi University teachers has asked the Vice Chancellor not to adopt a “Make in UGC” approach for the implementation of the Choice-Based Credit System (CBSC), saying that would amount to su rendering the varsity’s autonomy to HRD ministry. DU has asked all its faculty heads to prepare syllabi conforming to the structure for the CBCS as laid down by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The varsity is looking

  • drugs seized

    80 pc youths in Punjab addicted to drugs: Ramdev

    Chandigarh: Yoga Guru Ramdev, who is Haryana’s brand ambassador for promotion of Yoga and Ayurveda, today claimed that 80 per cent of youths in Punjab have fallen prey to drug menace. “Eighty per cent youths in Punjab have fallen in the trap of drug menace. Whenever I travel abroad, people keep telling me to do something about this and save Punjab,” Ramdev told a news conference here.

  • Gajendra Singh, Farmer

    AAP govt decides to build memorial of Gajendra Singh

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party government has decided to build a memorial of Gajendra Singh who died at a rally held by the party last month, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced today. Kejriwal, who distributed the compensation cheques to farmers who have suffered crop loss due to unseasonal rain in Outer Delhi’s Bawana area, said that Gajendra sacrificed his life which made central and state governments think about farmers’ issue.

  • Pakistan tighten grip on decisive Bangladesh Test

    Dhaka: Bangladesh faced a long haul to save the second and final Test against Pakistan in Dhaka after they were set an improbable victory target of 550 on the third day today. The hosts were 63 for one at stumps with Tamim Iqbal (32) and Mominul Haque (15) together at the crease after Imrul Kayes was bowled by Yasir Shah for 16 on a wearing pitch at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium.

  • Barcelona’s Suarez set to be rested for key Real Sociedad game

    Madrid: FC Barcelona are considering resting striker Luis Suarez for their La Liga match on Saturday. Barcelona play Real Sociedad knowing a win would assure at least a two point lead over second-placed Real Madrid, reports Xinhua.

  • Omung Kumar to direct Sarabjit Singh biopic

    Mumbai: National award-winning filmmaker Omung Kumar will direct a biopic based on Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died in Pakistan. Omung’s directorial debut ‘Mary Kom’ won the trophy for Best Popular Film at the recently concluded 62nd National Film Awards. “Yes, I will be directing and co-producing Sarabjit film. Even though I have three scripts lined up, this will be my next film after ‘Mary Kom’,” Omung said in a statement here.

  • Obesity

    Obesity and depression may cause daytime sleepiness

    Washington: Obesity and depression, and not just lack of sleep, may be responsible for regular drowsiness, a new study has found. Researchers from Pennsylvania State University said the findings could lead to more personalised sleep medicine for those with excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).

  • medical aid, Nepal, Earthquake

    4 fresh tremors felt in Nepal as toll nears 8,000

    Kathmandu: Four fresh tremors jolted Nepal today, triggering panic among the people still reeling under the impact of the devastating earthquake that has claimed nearly 8,000 lives as the UN expressed concern over the meagre international contribution that poured in so far. Mild aftershocks continued to rock Nepal two weeks after the powerful April 25 temblor, with four measuring over 4 on the Richter scale recorded from early morning till 2 pm today

  • Putin meets China’s Xi, head to Moscow for WWII parade

    Moscow: China’s Xi Jinping flew into Moscow today as some two dozen world leaders headed to Russia for a grandiose World War II victory parade that has been snubbed by the West. Russia will roll out its military might at the Red Square parade to mark 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany from 10:00 am tomorrow (local time) with 16,000 troops and a display of hardware including the latest generation Armata tanks.

  • 2 envoys, 5 others killed in Pak military chopper crash

    Islamabad: A Pakistani military helicopter carrying 11 foreigners today crashed in the PoK, killing ambassadors of the Philippines and Norway and at least five others as the Taliban claimed responsibility for the downing of the chopper and said premier Nawaz Sharif was the target.

  • Subrata Roy

    Need to resolve row over amount to be paid by Sahara Group: SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said there is a need to resolve the dispute over the total amount which Sahara Group was liable to pay to its investors even if the group complied with the condition of paying Rs 10,000 crore to ensure the release of its chief Subrato Roy from jail. “We will accept the bank guarantees but we would also like to address the issue of balance amount that has

  • Airtel

    Airtel got undue gain of Rs 499 cr from Chennai-TN merger

    New Delhi: The CAG today said the Department of Telecom (DoT) allowing Bharti Airtel to merge Chennai telecom circle with Tamil Nadu in a haste manner in 2005 resulted in undue gains of Rs 499 crore to the company. “Merger of Chennai Metro and Tamil Nadu telecom circles without any cost benefit analysis of the proposal in 2005 for the CMTS/UAS (full fledge telecom operators) licence resulted in undue benefits to the select

  • Darren Lehmann

    Australian Darren Lehmann limits his coaching tenure

    Melbourne: Australia cricket chief coach Darren Lehmann says he has the “best job in the world” — but don’t expect the Ashes and World Cup-winning coach to be doing it forever. In the next two years leading up to the Champions Trophy, Australia travel to the West Indies, England, Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka, along with two jam-packed home summers, reports cricket.com.au. That leaves roughly two months of free time for