Free Press Journal
  • Coal Scam

    Govt to put 8 coal mines on block post 3rd round of auction

    New Delhi: The government will put on the block eight more mines after 10 mines are auctioned in the third phase, for which the process has already begun, a top official today said. “After these 10 mines (to be auctioned in third round in August), eight more mines are in the queue,” Coal Secretary Anil Swarup told reporters here on the sidelines of Minerals and Metals conference.

  • Kim Kardashian

    Kim Kardashian soon to be Prof. Kim

    Washington : Kim Kardashian is all set to put her “professor” hat on as she’ll be giving a lecture at the Paramount Theater in California soon. Sources reveal that the 34-year-old reality TV star will discuss her family and their place in millennial culture along with the issue of objectification of women in media, reported Harpersbazar.com. Interestingly the VIP tickets for the lecture cost 300 dollars per person which includes a cocktail party as

  • Dick Van Patten

    ‘Eight is Enough’ actor Dick Van Patten dead

    Los Angeles: Actor Dick Van Patten, who played the role of paterfamilias on the comedy-drama “Eight Is Enough” is dead. He was 86. Patten died on Tuesday at Saint John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California, due to complications from diabetes, reports variety.com. The actor also appeared in Disney films including “Freaky Friday” (the original, Jodie Foster version) as well as Mel Brooks comedies “High Anxiety”, “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Space Balls.”

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Narrow escape for Nitin Gadkari’s chopper

    Haldia (WB): Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari escaped unhurt today when a cloth got stuck in the rotor blades of his helicopter while landing here. “Cloth got stuck in the wings of my helicopter while it was landing. But there is no accident. I am safe”, Gadkari, who was here to attend a programme, told reporters.

  • Are men really better than women at maths?

    New York: Since more men pursue careers in science and engineering, does that mean they are actually better at maths than women are? No, says a study. On the contrary, men are not actually as good at maths as they assume. They only “think” they are much better at maths than they really are, the research found.

  • Janet Jackson

    Janet Jackson to be honoured at BETs

    Los Angeles: Singer Janet Jackson will be honoured with the first-ever Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual recognition in a ceremony at the upcoming 15th annual BET Awards. “We are excited beyond belief to present her with our inaugural ULTIMATE ICON: Music Dance Visual award and we are thrilled that she chose the BET Awards as the first step on her new road,” Stephen G Hill, BET’s president of programming, said in a statement. “An inspiration to

  • Karim Benzema, Rihanna

    Karim Benzema is like Rihanna’s best friend

    Los Angeles: Singer Rihanna feels that her boyfriend Karim Benzema is like her “best friend” because they were friends for so long before they started dating. The 27-year-old has reportedly told friends the relationship feels very different to her past romances because she got to know him well through calls and texts first.  The “Diamonds” hitmaker has been on a string of dates with the Real Madrid soccer player in recent weeks

  • Jennifer Aniston

    Jennifer Aniston gives Selena Gomez ‘maternal advice’

    Los Angeles: Singer Selena Gomez says “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston gives her a lot of “maternal advice” and she has had chats with the star over pizza at her house.  The “Come and get it” hitmaker and the actress have been friends since meeting through their management in 2009 and Gomez has often been at Aniston’s house to chat over a pizza. Yeah… we met through my management — they manage her

  • Parkash Singh Badal

    Canada keen to collaborate with Pb in agri, skill dev sectors

    Chandigarh: Canada today evinced keen interest in forging alliance with Punjab in the field of skill development, agriculture, food processing, education, renewable energy, nutrition, dairying and livestock management. A delegation led by Canada’s High Commissioner to India Nadir Patel called on Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal here. During the meeting, Patel said, “There is a huge scope of bilateral cooperation in these areas as both Punjab and Canada have demonstrated their strength

  • Officials summoned over tree felling

    Shimla; Acting tough against the illegal felling of trees in McLeodganj, the abode of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has summoned top government officials next month. A division bench of Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmad Mir and Justice Tarlok Singh Chauhan on Tuesday directed the officials of Kangra district to appear in the court on July 6.  The officers include the divisional forest officer, the deputy commissioner and

  • Give better education, don’t just ask for better salaries

    Patna : The contractual teachers in Bihar had gone on strike in April demanding pay at par with regular teachers and better working conditions in schools. The teachers on strike had locked hundreds of schools even as the state government had warned of action against them. However, the strike that lasted for 35 days ended in May after a written assurance was given by Bihar Education Minister P.K. Shahi to fulfill their demands,

  • Farmer village head booked on charges of sexual harassment in UP

    Muzaffarnagar: A 48-year-old former village head has been booked for alleged sexual harassment of a woman in the district, police said today. Police registered a case against Bhopal Singh, ex Gram Pradhan of Nazuk village in Shamli, for sexual harassment of a woman yesterday, they said. Singh entered the house of the 36-year-old victim when she was alone there and harassed her, police said. The accused has not been arrested yet and further probe in the case was

  • Trucks go off road in Telangana, goods movement hit

    Hyderabad: More than 3.5 lakh trucks went off the roads in Telangana, affecting the movement of goods as lorry owners on Wednesday began indefinite strike to press for their demands.  The supply of essential commodities and vegetables was affected in Hyderabad and nine other districts of Telangana.  The strike, which began from midnight, led to a hike in vegetable prices in Hyderabad and other parts of the state as trucks coming from

  • Agra lawyers’ strike over advocate’s wife’s murder

    Agra: Lawyers in this Uttar Pradesh city went on strike on Wednesday to protest the loot and murder of a colleague’s wife and daughter, police said.  Advocate Praveen Gulati returned to his home in Khandari colony on Tuesday afternoon and found his 50-year-old wife and 23-year-old disabled daughter lying in a pool of blood, with their heads smashed with “stone chakla”, police said. The door of the house were bolted and when no

  • Rakesh Maria

    Shiv Sena backs rakesh Maria over his meeting with Lalit Modi

    Mumbai : Hitting out at its ally BJP, the Shiv Sena today asked why the government was not backing Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria the same way as it was doing so in the case of its leaders Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhra Raje in the Lalit Modi controversy. The Sena said casting aspersions on Maria would mean “making a mountain out of a molehill”. “What Lalit Modi has done with IPL may be an issue of contention

  • Andreas Pirlo

    Italy’s Andreas Pirlo in talks with MLS side New York City

    London : Italian struker Andreas Pirlo is reportedly in talks to sign up with the Major Soccer League (MLS) side New York City, but no agreement has been reached yet. According to the BBC, Pirlo currently has a year left on his existing contract with Juventus, but has told the Italian champions of his desire to shift to the United States. The 36-year-old was in Juventus’s starting line-up for the 3-1 Champions League final

  • Liverpool

    Liverpool agree to 29 m in principle deal for Brazil striker Firmino

    London : Liverpool have agreed a deal in principle to sign Brazil and Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino for 29 million pounds. The 23-year-old would need to be granted a work permit, reports the BBC. Liverpool CEO Ian Ayre is in Chile for talks with a view to ink a five-year deal with Firmino, and the latter is understood to have agreed to terms. It is being reported that this could become Liverpool’s second most expensive

  • Martina Hingis, Sania Mirza

    Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis storm into quarters of Aegon International

    Eastbourne: Top-seeds Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis routed the pair of Karolina Pliskova and Michella Krajicek to sail into the quarterfinals of the WTA Aegon International, here. Sania and Hingis thrashed the unseeded Czech-Dutch pair 6-0 6-2 in the opening round of USD 731000 grass court tournament, the last before the Wimbledon. The top seeds saved both the break chances in the opening set and brok their rivals thrice to bagel them. In the second they dropped

  • Vasundhara Raje

    Vasundhara Raje cancels UK visit

    Jaipur : Amidst a raging controversy over her ties with ex-IPL boss Lalit Modi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje today cancelled her scheduled visit to London. Raje was scheduled to visit London for an interaction with business tycoons ahead of the Rajasthan Resurgent Meet here in November. The Chief Minister had to visit London from June 27 to July 2 but in view of the important Niti Aayog meeting she has cancelled her UK tour, a

  • Militant bombing, Philippines

    Militant bombings kill 2 soldiers in southern Philippines

    Manila: Two Philippine soldiers have been killed and three others wounded in bomb attacks by Abu Sayyaf militants in a southern province, the military said today. The bombings came a week after a pipe bomb killed a soldier and wounded eight others on Basilan, one of the southern island provinces where the militants operate. The first blast Tuesday morning killed two soldiers and wounded two others while they were on a road patrol in Sumisip township, a military