Free Press Journal
  • B S Bassi

    B.S. Bassi calls for sensitisation of police officers

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Friday asked the police officials to be sensitive towards the vulnerable sections, including women, children, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. “We have asked for sensitisation of police officers towards the vulnerable sections including women, children, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. They have been trained on every possible thing. We have also emphasized on the knowledge of computer,” said Bassi. “Women have been trained in a way

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    Dhanush goes fully local in ‘Maari’ trailer

    Chennai: After impressing critics and audiences alike in R. Balakrishnan’s “Shamitabh”, actor Dhanush has gone fully local, going by the trailer of his next Tamil outing “Maari”, which is slated for theatrical release on July 17.  In the film, Dhanush is said to be playing a local hooligan, who goes with the catchphrase “Will finish you off”.  The action-packed trailer features the “Raanjhanaa” star in a dhoti-clad, cigarette-smoking and twirled-moustache avatar.  Directed

  • Heavy rainfall

    Gujarat: Death toll due to heavy rains mounts to 70

    Ahmedabad : The death toll due to heavy rainfall and flood-like situation in some parts of Gujarat has gone up to 70. Maximum deaths are reported from worst affected Amreli district, while five deaths each have been reported from Bharuch, Jamnagar, Kutch and Rajkot districts. Meanwhile, the Gujarat government announced four lakh rupees each as compensation to families of those killed due to the flood-like situation.

  • Uber Taxi

    France orders ban on Uber service following protests

    London : French interior minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has ordered a closure of the low-cost car-sharing service UberPOP following anti-Uber protests in Paris. According to BBC, Cazeneuve said that the service was “illegal” and ordered prosecutors and police to enforce its closure. French taxi drivers reportedly brought Paris to a standstill by blocking roads to the capital city’s airports and the main ring road in a protest against Uber. The drivers burnt tires and erected blockades

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    Pakistan heatwave eases, death toll rises to 1,116

    Karachi : The devastating heatwave in Pakistan has claimed up to 1,116 lives with another 105 deaths on Thursday even though the harsh weather subsided considerably. According to Dawn News, the number of patients arriving at hospitals has reduced, said officials. The weather was quite windy and at times cloudy, but it failed to completely stop the heatwave from attacking the people.  A government official said that around 90 people died in Karachi and

  • Barack Obama

    US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

    London: The United States Supreme Court has thrown out a Republican-led legal challenge, preserving the Obamacare law that came as a victory for President Barack Obama’s health care reforms. According to BBC, the court ruling said, in a 6-3 decision, the tax subsidies that make health insurance affordable can continue. Obama considers Obamacare a major part of his presidential legacy. Obama said that they are not going to “unravel what has now been woven into

  • Emirates airline

    Emirates flight makes emergency landing in Colombo

    Colombo: An Emirates flight carrying 500 people from Sydney to Dubai made an emergency landing in the Sri Lankan capital today due to a “technical fault”. The Emirates Airbus A380 was diverted to Colombo and landed safely, an airport spokesman said.  “Emirates flight EK413 from Sydney to Dubai…was diverted to Colombo due to a technical fault,” the airline said in a statement without giving details about the nature of the problem. The aircraft landed safely at the Bandaranaike International

  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan

    Audio tape row: Congress demands MP CM Chouhan’s resignation

    Bhopal : Congress leader Manak Agarwal on Friday said that his party would file a complaint with the Election Commission and demand strict action against Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over his alleged audio tape. “This is highly condemnable, the Election Commission (EC) must take note of this. Congress will file a complaint with the EC and demand that strict action be taken against Shivraj Singh Chouhan,” said Agarwal. Senior Congress leader

  • Bubba Watson fires 62 to grab two-shot Travelers lead

    Cromwell (US): Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson fired an eight-under par 62 today to seize a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the US PGA Travelers Championship. The 36-year-old American fired nine birdies in all, including four on the last five holes, the final one coming on 18 after a 139-yard second shot that bounced into the flagstick and stopped four inches beyond the cup. It was about playing steady,” Watson said. “It was

  • Laxmikant Parsekar

    Monserratte induction not on agenda: Laxmikant Parsekar

    Panaji: Amid speculations in political circles about induction of expelled Congress MLA Atanasio Monserratte in Goa Cabinet, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said “the induction is not on the agenda.” “No one has even discussed about the induction of Monserratte into the state Cabinet,” said Parsekar. When asked if he rules out the new induction, the CM said, “Why should I even comment when the issue never came for discussion before me?” Monserratte, a legislator from St

  • IED blast near Governor’s house in Manipur

    New Delhi : An IED blast was reported in a house near the Governor’s house in Manipur early Friday morning. No casualties have been reported till now. Further details are awaited.

  • Maharashtra government to conduct survey of cooperative societies

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will conduct a survey of cooperative societies in the state, to zero in on societies which exist ‘only on paper’. “The survey will be conducted from July 1 to September  30,” Divisional Joint Registrar, Cooperative Societies, Mumbai Vikas Rasal said today. The survey is being conducted as per the directives of Cooperatives Commissioner and Registrar, Cooperative Societies Chandrakant Dalvi, the senior official said. Officers and staff of the department will make spot visits to the

  • Farmer commits suicide in Karnataka

    Mandya, (Karnataka) : A farmer committed suicide after he walked into sugarcane crop he had set on fire in Mandya district of Karnataka. Further details are awaited.

  • EU leaders agree to relocate 40,000 migrants

    Brussels: European Union leaders have agreed to relocate thousands of migrants, currently being sheltered in Greece and Italy, a media report said on Friday. At talks held in the Belgian capital of Brussels late Thursday night, President of the European Council, Donald Tusk said that 40,000 people would be relocated to other EU (European Union) states over the next two years, BBC reported.  “Leaders agreed that 40,000 persons in need will be

  • Ananth Kumar

    Congress ignored power of democracy: Anant Kumar

    Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anant Kumar on Friday said that the Congress has suffered as it ignored the power of democracy. “The emergency period reached its 40th year. We fought for democracy since the beginning but Congress ignored the power of democracy and suffered badly due to it,” said Kumar. Indira Gandhi had declared Emergency in the country on June 25, 1975 after the Allahabad High Court and subsequently the Supreme Court

  • Earthquake

    3 aftershocks recorded in Nepal

    Kathmandu : Three mild aftershocks were felt within three hours in different areas in Nepal, two months after the deadly temblor jolted the Himalayan nation and claimed nearly 9,000 lives. The three aftershocks were felt last night, according to the National Seismological Centre. A 4.3-magnitude tremor was recorded at 9.07 pm with epicentre at Nuwakot district, about 30 km west of Kathmandu while another 4.1-magnitude aftershock was recorded at 11.49 pm with epicentre at Dolakha, situated

  • Satnam Singh, NBA

    Satnam Singh becomes the first Indian to be picked in NBA

    New York: Satnam Singh Bhamara today became the first Indian basketball player to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after being picked by Dallas Mavericks here. The 19-year-old, who hails from a remote village in Punjab and stands 7 feet 2 inches tall, was the 52nd pick in the NBA Draft. Satnam Singh was selected amongst the 60 young men who will play basketball in the NBA next season. Gursimran “Sim” Bhullar was the first player

  • Peru beats Bolivia 3-1 to reach Copa America semi-finals

    Temuco (Chile): Brazilian-based striker Paolo Guerrero scored a hat trick as Peru swept aside Bolivia 3-1 to set up a Copa America semi-final showdown with fierce rivals Chile today. Flamengo forward Guerrero, who has spent the past three years in Brazil after spells in Germany with Bayern Munich and Hamburg, pounced in the 20th and 23rd minutes to snuff out Bolivia’s campaign.

  • ‘Red water’ forces people in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal hotbed to migrate

    Dantewada (Chhattisgarh): Nandaram Kunjam never imagined that one day he would be forced to leave his ancestral village in the Maoist hotbed here, not because of the Naxal terror, but due to the river water turning red due to effluents discharged into it after iron ore mining. Earlier many from Kunjam’s Madadi village, located at a remote location in Dantewada, left the place due to terror unleashed by the Naxals, but this time the reason for

  • UN issues $25 mn for Yemen relief efforts

    United Nations: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced a release of emergency aid of $25 million for relief efforts in crisis-torn Yemen, a media report said on Friday. The aid, issued by the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, was announced on Thursday and would go towards provision of fuel, medicines, emergency supplies, clean water, sanitation services and nutrition programmes for Yemenis in need, Xinhua reported, citing an