Free Press Journal
  • Chhagan Bhujbal

    Bhujbal cases: ED conducts searches across Mumbai

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate today conducted searches at multiple locations in and around the metropolis in connection with two cases registered against former Maharashtra PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal. “We are conducting searches at multiple locations of those persons who are connected to the cases,” said an ED official.

  • Smoking

    Smoking around toddlers or while pregnant equally bad for kids

    Washington : If you carelessly smoke around toddlers or while you are pregnant, chances are that your kids will end up with wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age. University of Montreal’s Professor Linda Pagani, who led the study, said that the children who had been intermittently or continuously exposed to smoke were likely to have waists that were up to three-fifths of an inch wider

  • Mayawati

    Power tariff hike is anti-people: Mayawati

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati today criticised the power tariff hike in Uttar Pradesh and said it highlights the Samajwadi Party government’s “insensitiveness” towards common people. “It was due to failure of the SP government that consumers would be forced to pay heavy price for consuming electricity,” she said and demanded immediate rollback of the hike.

  • Rape case

    Teenager raped by daily-wage worker

    Mangaluru (Karnataka) : A teenage girl was allegedly raped by a daily wage worker while she was returning home from school through a forest area near Koila, following which he has been arrested, police said today. The incident took place at around 1 PM on June 20 and the man was arrested yesterday, police said.  The 30-year-old identified as Shekar K, followed the girl along the three km-stretch in the forest area, dragged her into the

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift helps fans announce pregnancy

    Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift helped her fans Jesse and Lindsey Rasmussen to announce they were becoming parents. The couple asked for the special gift from the “Blank space” hitmaker during a meet and greet at her concert in Louisville, Kentucky, reports femalefirst.co.uk.  Captioning the photograph of him and Lindsey holding baby scans, and with Swift holding a handwritten “Baby’s first concert” sign, Jesse tweeted: “Thank you so much @taylorswift13 helping me

  • PMK demands appointment of Information Commissioners in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai : The Paattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) workers staged a protest against the AIADMK government here on Monday and demanded the appointment of Information Commissioners in the state. According to reports, PMK leader Dr. S Ramadoss had earlier in the statement said the post of the Chief Commissioner and six Commissioners in the Tamil Nadu State Information Commission (TNSIC) were lying vacant.

  • Indian fishermen arrested

    Over 5000 fishermen protest; demand new fishing harbour

    Cuddalore : Over 5,000 fishermen from 21 costal villages in this district staged a protest here today demanding a fishing harbour at the old town in place of the one damaged during the December 2014 tsunami. R Subramaniam, President Cuddalore Fishermen’s Association told reporters that fishermen of country boats and mechanised boats were facing problems after the old harbour was destroyed in the tsunami. They were finding it difficult to come near the shore and unload their

  • Coal Scam

    FICCI to host meeting on theme ‘Commercial Mining of Coal: The Enablers’

    New Delhi : The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) will be hosting a meeting in association of the Ministry of Coal on the theme “Commercial Mining of Coal: The Enablers” on Tuesday (June 23) at the Federation House here.  Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Coal, A K Dubey, will deliver the inaugural address, while Vivek Bhardwaj, Joint Secretary in the same ministry, will deliver the theme presentation.

  • Over 9.5 lakh NCC cadres performed yoga at 1,804 venues

    New Delhi: With over 9.5 lakh cadets doing yoga across the country on International Yoga Day, National Cadets Corps has created a record for the largest yoga performance simultaneously at multiple venues by a single uniformed youth organisation. The cadets performed asanas as per the protocol given by the Ministry of Ayush from 07:00 am to 07:35 am yesterday at all venues including at Rajpath in New Delhi.

  • M Hamid Ansari

    Row over Hamid Ansari escalates, Congress accuses BJP of “divisive” politics

    New Delhi: The row over BJP general secretary Ram Madhav questioning Vice President Hamid Ansari’s absence at the Yoga Day celebrations escalated today, with Congress accusing the ruling party of playing “divisive” politics and the government clarifying he was not invited because of protocol issues. Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik, whose Ministry organised the International Day of Yoga event at Rajpath yesterday, said when Prime Minister is the chief guest at a

  • blast, Afghan parliament

    21 injured in blasts, fighting near Afghan parliament

    Kabul: At least 21 people were injured on Monday when a string of explosions rocked the Afghan parliament complex and a gun battle ensued between Taliban militants and security forces, officials said. According to eyewitnesses, a car bomb exploded at the gate of the parliament premises, leaving dozens of people, including five women, injured,  According to interior ministry spokesperson Sediq Sediqi who confirmed the attack, two terrorist have been killed and one

  • Agatti and Minicoy Islands to allow entry, exit from India

    New Delhi: Agatti and Minicoy, two small islands of Lakshadweep, have been designated as authorised transit point for entering and exiting India by the Home Ministry. Agatti has an area of 3.84 square kms, whereas Minicoy is spread over 4.80 sq kms. Minicoy lies near one of the busiest shipping routes and is about 130 km from the northern-most island of the Maldives.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    M Venkaiah Naidu heaps praise on President, PM for Yoga Day initiatives

    New Delhi: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today praised President Pranab Mukherjee for leading by example on International Yoga Day and heaped encomiums on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making India “spiritual capital” of the world on June 21. “President proved to be the people’s president once again, led by example on Yoga Day at Rashtrapati Bhawan and guided the nation,” Naidu said on Twitter. In another tweet, he said, “Modi is great. Made India world’s spiritual

  • Protesters muzzled at Chinese dog meat festival

    Yulin: Campaigners protesting China’s annual dog meat festival, which sees thousands of canines butchered and eaten, were forcibly dispersed by unidentified men today as they attempted to rally outside a government office.

  • varun dhawan

    I did ‘ABCD 2’ for kids: Varun Dhawan

    Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan has revealed he did “ABCD 2” especially for his young fans. The 28-year-old star, whose latest 3D-dance film opened last Friday to mixed reviews, took to Twitter to thank them. “Hopefully all of you and your families enjoyed the film. I specially hope all the baachas (children) did because I did this film for the kids,” he wrote. “Thank you so much. You guys have given me and my team so

  • Sensex

    Sensex gains more than 345 points; bank stocks zoom

    Mumbai: After six consecutive sessions of gains, a benchmark index of the Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), surged more than 345 points during the mid-afternoon trade session on Monday. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also made substantial gains during the session. It rose by 110.10 points or 1.34 percent at 8,335.05 points.

  • Shinzo Abe

    Japan’s Shinzo Abe pledges to improve ties with South Korea

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today pledged to improve ties with South Korea after years of strain over history and territory, as the two countries held low-key celebrations of 50 years of diplomatic ties. “I hope to meet President Park Guen-Hye for the people of both countries…and to improve and further develop our relations,” Abe said at the beginning of his meeting with South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se. Abe is expected to attend

  • floods

    Flood threat looms over Telangana, Andhra as Godavari swells

    Hyderabad: Flood threat looms over parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as heavy rains continued to lash the two Telugu states for a third consecutive day on Monday. Dozens of villages in both the states were cut off in Khammam district of Telangana and East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh as Godavari river and its tributaries remained in spate.  The water level in Godavari at Bhadrachalam in Khammam district rose to 37 feet

  • Mashrafe Mortaza

    We did not expect to win by such big margins: Mashrafe Mortaza

    Mirpur: Upbeat after handing out back-to- back humiliating defeats to India, Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has credited the success to his side’s “fearless approach” and acknowledged that the team did not expect to win by such big margins. After beating India by 79 runs in the opening match, Bangladesh outplayed the visitors by six-wickets in the second of the three ODIs to clinch their maiden series win against the Asian giants. Mortaza could not hide

  • 6 kg gold looted at gun-point from jewellers in UP

    Agra: About 6 kg gold was allegedly looted at gun-point from two brothers engaged in jewellery business in Vijay Nagar Colony area here, police said. The incident occurred last evening when the victims identified as Rinku Bansal and Robin Bansal, were returning home from their shop in Chaubey Ji Ka Phatak (jewellery market of Agra) with a bag carrying 6 kg gold, Superintendent of Police (City) R K Singh said. The duo were apprehended in Vijay