Free Press Journal
  • Flood fears ease as Jhelum water level recedes

    Srinagar : Residents of Kashmir Valley heaved a sigh of relief with a dip in the water level of the Jhelum easing flood concerns even as the river continues to flow above the danger mark in the south and central parts. Water level at Sangam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district had receded to 23.80-ft at 11.00 am as against the 27.50-ft yesterday. The danger mark at Sangam is 23-ft, an official of the Flood

  • Senior citizens associated with Sena honoured

    Thane: Nearly 250 senior citizens from the district’s Kalyan town who have been associated with Shiv Sena since its formation were honoured at a function here. The elders, who were 60 years of age and above, were given shawl and ‘srifal’ at the function last night, besides a trophy bearing the picture of Sena supremo late Bal Thackeray. The party’s Kalyan city unit president Vishnu Bhoir said as the Sena was in its 50th year of formation,

  • IED explosion near Raj Bhavan

    Imphal: An improvised explosive device (IED) exploded today near the Raj Bhavan here but there was no report of any casualty, a senior police officer said. The IED went off in a two-storey building next to the Raj Bhavan compound at around 5:30 am but there was no report of any casualty in the blast, the officer said adding the area has been cordoned off.

  • Plane crash

    Nine killed in Alaska plane crash

    Washington: Nine people on board a sightseeing plane were killed when it crashed into a cliff in the Alaska, a media report said on Friday.

  • After Bhullar, another convict brought to Amritsar Jail

    Amritsar: Within two weeks of transferring 1993 Delhi bomb blast case convict Bhullar to Central Jail here, another convict in two separate cases under TADA in 1996 and 2001, Gurdeep Singh Khera, was brought to Punjab from Karnataka today. “Khera has been transferred in the Central Jail Amritsar amidst the tight security during wee hours,” police said today. He was brought here by train during midnight after covering the a distance of nearly 2,000 km from

  • High Court stays conduct of election to SIAA

    Chennai : The Madras High Court today stayed the conduct of the July 15 election of office bearers to the South Indian Artists Association.
    The court had yesterday reserved its orders on a petition filed by actors Vishal and Naseer seeking to declare as null and void the June 5 notification of the South Indian Artists Association (SIAA) for elections to the body. They filed the petition finding fault with the manner in
    which elections were

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    BJP accuses Congress of fabricating stories to tarnish party image

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Deepak Vijayvargiya on Friday accused the Congress of fabricating stories to tarnish the party’s image over the recent controversy surrounding Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan.

  • HC dismisses plea against admission to previous year students

    Chennai: The Madras High Court today dismissed a batch of petitions filed by students who passed Class XII in the 2014-15 academic year seeking not to consider students who had passed in the last academic year or earlier year for MBBS course. Dismissing the petitions, a division bench comprising justices Satish K Agnihotri and M Venugopal said the Tamil Nadu Admission to Professional, Educational Institutions Act,2006 does not bar any previous year students from competing

  • Lalit Modi

    Lalitgate: ‘Chota Modi’ helping ‘Bada Modi’, alleges Congress

    New Delhi: On the back foot in the row over its leaders’ purported help to Lalit Modi, BJP today alleged links between the former IPL boss and the Gandhi family as it pointed to claims by him of “running into” Priyanka Gandhi in London. BJP, which charged that it was these links which had “prevented” Modi’s extradition under UPA rule, demanded that Congress President Sonia Gandhi make a statement on the matter.

  • Air Arabia flight suffers bird hit, lands safely in Jaipur

    Jaipur: A Sharjah-bound Air Arabia flight with 165 passengers onboard suffered a bird hit during take off at the international airport here forcing the aircraft to land back, airport authorities said. There was a minor technical fault in the plane, and 165 passengers were safe, they said. The incident occurred yesterday at around 6:00 am when the flight took off from the Jaipur International Airport and had to make an emergency landing after a bird

  • Richa Chadda

    Richa Chadha doles out monsoon tips

    New Delhi: Actress Richa Chadha finds shopping during monsoon more fun, and believes that rainshowers don’t ruin one’s style. Here are some of the rules of fashion that she likes to follow during monsoon:

  • Drug mafia will be curbed, assures Kerala Home Minister

    Trivandrum: Following the brutal attack on a social activist in Kerala, state Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Friday said the drug mafia won’t be allowed to expand their area of operation.

  • Iran says few gaps in nuclear talks but big ones

    Tehran: Iran said today there were few gaps to be filled to finalise a nuclear agreement with the major powers by a Tuesday deadline but that they were big ones.

  • Brendon McCullum

    Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum signs one-year deal

    Wellington: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum announced he had signed a one-year contract extension with the Black Caps today, ending speculation about his immediate international future. The 33-year-old, who led his side to a maiden World Cup final in March, has committed to the Black Caps until the ICC World Twenty20 in March-April next year. However, he will sit out next month’s limited overs tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa, citing a busy schedule in recent

  • Praneeth, Jayaram; Jwala-Ashwini, Sikki-Gadre reach quarters

    Calgary (Canada): Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram reached the singles’ quarterfinals alongwith two women’s doubles pairs, including Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, in the USD 50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix badminton tournament here. The 22-year-old Praneeth, seeded 10, defeated Sri Lanka’s Niluka Karunaratne 14-21 21-15 21-15 in a 57-minute battle at the Markin MacPhail Centre. The Hyderabad lad, who had risen five places to World No. 33 after reaching the semifinals of

  • Wahab Riaz

    Injured Wahab Riaz out of Sri Lanka Test series

    Colombo: Pakistan’s pace spearhead Wahab Riaz was today ruled out of the rest of the Test series against Sri Lanka after suffering a hairline fracture on his bowling hand during the ongoing second Test. Wahab was hit on the left hand by a delivery from fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera while batting during the first day’s play at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo on Thursday. He returned to bowl nine overs before stumps during Sri Lanka’s first

  • Jagdish Tytler

    Influencing witness: No fresh FIR against Jagdish Tytler, CBI to court

    New Delhi: CBI today told a Delhi court that no fresh FIR has been lodged against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, who has been given clean chit in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, on allegations of influencing witness and money laundering. CBI’s reply came while responding to the court’s query whether the agency has registered any case against Tytler under sections 193 (punishment for false evidence), 195A (threatening a person to give false evidence) of IPC

  • Militant Killed,

    Militant hideout busted in Jammu, arms recovered

    Jammu: Army has busted a militant hideout in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition, a defence spokesperson said today. Acting on a tip off, troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) launched a search operation and busted a hideout in forest area of Deolmarg-Thinmarg in Mahore tehsil of Reasi district yesterday, he said. The recoveries from the hideout yielded one AK 47 rifle with two magazines and 30 rounds, two pouchs,

  • Linga, Rajnikant

    ‘Lingaa’ controversies to be spoofed as film

    Chennai: Superstar Rajinikanth-starrer “Lingaa” has been embroiled in controversies ever since its release. Now, these controversies are reportedly going to be fictionalised into a spoof featuring actor ‘Powerstar’ Srinivasan in the lead.  “It’s going to be made on the lines of the film ‘Tamizh Padam’, a spoof that took a dig at several popular Tamil films without hurting the sentiments of anybody associated with it. An official announcement regarding this project will

  • Sachin Sawant

    Got threat calls after complaining against Pankaja Munde: Sachin Sawant

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress spokesman Sachin Sawant today claimed that he received threatening calls after he filed a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau accusing Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde of clearing purchases worth Rs 206 crore without inviting tenders.