Free Press Journal
  • Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    Aaradhya has got used to paparazzi: Aishwarya

    Mumbai: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan says her three-year-old daughter Aaradhya has now got used to the paparazzi and has adapted well. Initially, the Bachchan family had kept Aaradhya away from media glare but the shutterbugs still managed to click her on a number of occasions.

  • Bangladesh migrant

    US to urge Myanmar to help Bangladesh in migrant issue

    Washington : The United States has said that it will urge Myanmar to cooperate with Bangladesh on the rescue and relief efforts for migrants adrift on the high seas. The deputy spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State, Marie Harf, said yesterday that the international communities should also support Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand in executing their decision to give temporarily shelter to around 7000 people adrift at sea. Harf further said that this will

  • MH370

    Investigators double MH370 search area in southern Indian Ocean

    Melbourne : The search area for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has been doubled to cover a larger area of the ocean floor, with investigators admitting that they don’t know where else to look after this. The Australia Transportation Safety Bureau’s Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said that the search plan had been modified to include a 120,000 square kilometre area of the southern Indian Ocean, and added that teams had already

  • earthquake

    6.9-magnitude earthquake jolts Solomon Islands

    London : A 6.9-magnitude earthquake was recorded near the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Thursday. The epicenter of the quake was located near the Santa Cruz Island group at a depth of about six miles (10 kilometers), rt.com reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said in a statement that no deaths or serious damage had been reported, and added that a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not

  • B S Bassi

    Sunanda Pushkar case: Polygraph test will be conducted soon

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi today said that, the polygraph test on three witnesses linked to the Sunanda Pushkar murder case shall be conducted as soon as the dates are finalised.

  • Indian-origin man fined and banned from driving in Singapore

    Singapore: A 44-year-old Indian-origin man inSingapore was today fined USD 1,497 and banned from drivingfor nine months by a local court here after he droove into a police post following an altercation with a friendover financial matters. Murali Krishnan Naidu had driven his car into a nearby police post to avoid a confrontation with his friend Haresh Govindaraju who was demanding the return of his money.

  • Harish Rawat

    Cabinet decisions should be implemented on priority: Rawat

    Dehradun: Cabinet decisions should be implemented on a priority to ensure their benefits reach people they are meant for on time, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has said. Reviewing the progress of decisions taken by the state cabinet under his leadership since February 2014 here yesterday, Rawat said, the job of officials does not end with the issuance of a Government Order (GO) on a cabinet decision. Issuing government orders on cabinet decisions

  • Shot dead

    Former village head’s nephew shot dead in UP

    Meerut: A relative of a former village head was shot dead while another was injured when armed assailants opened fire on them in Partapur police station area, police said today. The incident occurred last night when Jevri village, Maan Singh, was returning from Ghaziabad to Meerut along with his cousin brother Girwar, nephew Kanwarpal and two nieces in his car, police said.

  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani

    Government’s flip flop on Syed Ali Shah Geelani a huge embarrassment

    New Delhi: After all the hullabaloo over a fresh passport for Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani who is seeking to go to Saudi Arabia ostensibly to meet his ailing daughter who is based there, there are indications from the Union Home Ministry that his passport is finally being issued.  When the People’s Democratic Party, a coalition partner of the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir took the stand on Wednesday that it supports the demand for

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Conspiracy behind his name appearing in a CAG report: Nitin Gadkari

    New Delhi: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari sees a conspiracy behind a recent CAG report naming him even though the draft audit report did not mention his name. “The Draft Report which went to the (New and Renewable Energy) Ministry (for comments), my name was not there, but it is there in the printed final report,” Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Minister told PTI in an interview here.

  • Najeeb Jung

    Delhi government denies its officers’ morale down

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday denied published reports that the morale of its officers had been hit by a public row between the chief minister and the Lt. Governor. “Every government official is working with the chief minister and different ministers with full energy,” Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said in a tweet. “The morale has gone down for those who misuse their positions,

  • Luizinho Faleiro

    Congress slams ministers for saying tourists come to Goa for drugs

    Panaji: Goa Congress has threatened to “throw cow dung on the face of ministers” who claim that tourists arrive in the state due to availability of drugs. “If any minister says that tourists come because of drugs, we will throw cow dung on his face to purify him,” Goa Congress unit chief Luizinho Faleiro said. “We should tell tourists that don’t come to Goa for drugs. They can come to enjoy the vacation. We will provide them

  • Richard Rahul Verma

    US envoy wants trade between India-Pakistan to increase

    Amritsar : U.S.envoy to India Richard Verma has called on both India and Pakistan to resolve their existing issues and take steps to enhance bilateral trade at the earliest. Addressing the Confederation of Indian Industries’ (CII) Amritsar Zonal Council at Integrated Check Post at Attari on Wednesday, Ambassador Verma further said that trade done through the land route via the Attari-Wagah border would significantly reduce transportation costs and time. Verma was on a two-day

  • Sensex trades marginally lower, bank stocks down

    Mumbai: A day after it gained around 200 points, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex) was trading marginally lower in the noon session on Thursday. It was down by 50 points or 0.18 percent.

  • Katrina Kaif

    Katrina Kaif’s red locks : The ‘Fitoor’ behind it

    New Delhi : Katrina Kaif’s red locks caught more eyeballs than her monochrome and scarlet ensembles at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. Bollywood’s glamour girl, who had ditched her dark tresses for new film “Fitoor”, says she experienced jitters before stepping into a salon for the makeover.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi meets members of India-Singapore Strategic Dialogue

    New Delhi : Members of the India-Singapore Strategic Dialogue called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here yesterday. The visiting team was led by their co-chairman Professor Tommy Koh. Interacting with the delegation, the Prime Minister said India would like to benefit from Singapore’s expertise in the fields of urban management, development and administration. Prime Minister Modi also sought Singapore’s support in capacity-building in human resources for urban management and administration. Meanwhile, the members appreciated the Central

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Controversy and Arvind Kejriwal are made for each other: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    New Delhi : Taking a jibe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said the latter and controversies are made for each other. “First Kejriwal became ‘nautanki-wal’, and now, he has become ‘controversy-wal’. Controversy and Kejriwal are made for each other. He gets involved in these controversies because he wants to cover-up