Free Press Journal
  • Al Qaeda militants, killed, Yemen

    Al Qaeda describes 26/11 as ‘heroic Fidai’,’blessed’ operation

    Washington: An al-Qaeda document recovered by US Navy SEALs from the Abbottabad hideout of Osama bin Laden describes the 2008 Mumbai terror attack by Pakistan- based LeT terrorists as a “heroic Fidai” operation and the one at German Bakery in Pune as a “beautiful huge” bombing.

  • Want Bengal to make mark globally in culture: Mamata Banerjee 

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday presented the ‘Banga Samman’ awards to 20 stalwarts in various disciplines and organisations and expressed hope the state would makes a mark globally.

  • Odisha Congress attacks BJP, BJD over good governance

    Bhubaneswar: The Congress on Wednesday lashed out at the Narendra Modi-led central government and Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government for failing to provide good governance in last one year.

  • Al Shabaab

    Former Al Shabaab commander calls for dialogue

    Mogadishu: Former Al Shabaab intelligence chief Zakariye Ismail Hersi, who surrendered to the government of Somalia last year, has urged the militant group to lay down its weapons and embrace dialogue with the government for the sake of peace.

  • US, North Korea,nuclear tests

    North Korea says it can miniaturise n-bombs

    Seoul: North Korea told state media on Wednesday that it has the capability to miniaturise nuclear bombs, which would allow Kim Jong-un’s regime to fix the devices to missiles.

  • No end to standoff: Jung cancels postings, Kejriwal writes to Modi 

    New Delhi: The turf war between the AAP government and the Lt. Governor escalated on Wednesday, as Najeeb Jung cancelled all transfers and postings of bureaucrats done over the past five days by the Delhi government, and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing the Centre of trying to run his government by proxy.

  • Help save Mehrauli Archaeological Park, police told

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked Delhi Police to help the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) remove encroachment at the Mehrauli Archaeological Park here.

  • Sports ministry asks SAI to introduce new directives

    New Delhi: In the wake of the suicide attempt by four girls at its Alappuzha centre in Kerala, the sports ministry on Wednesday asked the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to introduce yoga as a compulsory activity and put in place a 24X7 helpline for trainee-related grievance redressal among several corrective actions in its training centres.

  • Jayalalithaa

    7 more die unable to bear Jaya’s ‘hardship’: AIADMK

    Chennai: AIADMK today said seven more persons allegedly committed suicide during the last one week “unable” to bear the “hardship” faced by party supremo Jayalalithaa following her conviction in the disproportionate wealth case, taking the total number of deaths in this regard to 251. Jayalalithaa had announced a relief of Rs three lakh each to the families of the victims.

  • Aadhar Card

    Say Aadhar Card not mandatory for voting, EC urged

    New Delhi: CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to reiterate that Aadhar Card will not be mandatory for voting in elections.

  • polls

    Bihar polls: EC yet to decide on dates, phases

    New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on Wednesday said that the commission is yet to decide on the exact schedule of the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls.

  • NIA to probe 2014 Bengaluru IED blast

    New Delhi: NIA today took over the probe into last December’s IED blast at a busy road in Bengaluru in which a woman was killed. A case under various sections of Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosives Substances Act has been registered at NIA office in Hyderabad, officials said.

  • Modi govt’s only policy is to appease crony capitalists: Congress

    Chandigarh: Charging the BJP-led government at the Centre with appeasing “crony capitalists and trading partners”, Congress today said it will continue to oppose any “anti-people” and “anti-farmer” moves by the Modi regime. “Narendra Modi’s Suit Boot Ki Sarkar, whose only policy is Corporate Ka Saath–Khud Ka Vikas (working for corporates) is mercilessly demolishing the edifice of India’s foundational values of inclusive and equitable development in its insatiable quest to appease a few crony

  • Rajkummar Rao

    When Rajkummar Rao dumped his shoes for film shoot

    Mumbai: To get into the skin of his character, actor Rajkummar Rao opted to run barefeet deep into a jungle for a scene for his forthcoming film “Hamari Adhuri Kahani”. The stint has left the film’s director impressed.

  • Shabana Azmi, Emily Blunt frown on Cannes stress on high heels

    Cannes: Film and theatre veteran Shabana Azmi, who earlier criticised the focus on fashion over movies at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, has now expressed her disapproval over reports that the extravaganza is not allowing women without heeled footwear.

  • Shraddha Kapoor

    I’m experiencing withdrawal symptoms after ‘ABCD2’: Shraddha

    Mumbai: Shraddha Kapoor was so used to the rigorous shooting schedules of her upcoming film “ABCD2” that now the actress says she is experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Shraddha, 26, who learnt multiple dance forms for the Remo D’Souza-directed film, said the whole shooting experience was an addiction for her.

  • varun dhawan

    No intention to become full-time rapper: Varun Dhawan

    Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan has done rap in his forthcoming film “ABCD 2”, but he says he does not intend to take it up full-time. The actor was present at a radio station here on Tuesday to promote the film, when he was asked if he would ever be seen as a full-time rapper or singer.