Free Press Journal
  • L K Advani

    ‘Does government want rupee value to reach Advani’s age’, asks Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi led- government over global credit rating firm Moody dubbing the rural economy as a ‘credit negative and asked whether the Centre wants the rupee value to reach Bharatiya Janata Party veteran Lal Krishna Advani’s age. “The rupee value has crossed Finance Minister’s age and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s age. Does the government want it to reach Advani ji’s age?” Congress spokesperson Ajoy

  • Kumar Vishwas

    Complaint against Kumar Vishwas closed before DCW: HC told

    New Delhi: The proceedings on a complaint against AAP leader Kumar Vishwas by a party volunteer alleging that her life was ruined as he was not rebutting “rumours” about their illicit liaison, have been closed by the Delhi women’s panel, its chief told Delhi High Court today.Justice V P Vaish was told by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Barkha Singh’s counsel that “there are no proceedings pending in the case” before the

  • James Bevan, Sushma Swaraj

    Make public minutes of Swaraj-Bevan meeting: Congress on Lalitgate

    New Delhi: Congress today sought to make more trouble for the government on Lalitgate issue, putting forth six demands including making public minutes of a meeting it claimed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had with UK High Commissioner James Bevan in which she had favoured grant of travel documents to Lalit Modi.

  • Y S Jaganmohan Reddy

    Quid pro-quo case: Jagan appears before CBI court

    Hyderabad: YSR Congress chief Y S Jaganmohan Reddy and other accused in the case pertaining to alleged quid-pro-quo investments made in his firms today appeared before a special CBI court here which posted the matter to July 24. Jagan, the prime accused in the case, who represents Pulivendula Assembly seat in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, his close aide and financial advisor V Vijay Sai Reddy and other accused including former minister Mopidevi Venkata Ramana, also appeared

  • Rishi Kapoor

    Rishi Kapoor fails to recognise his ‘Damini’

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, who is in the midst of shooting “Kapoor and Sons”, says he did not recognise his “Damini” co-star Meenakshi Seshadri on meeting her after many years.  The 62-year-old actor took to micro-blogging website Twitter on Wednesday morning to share a photograph of the former actress and asked his fans to guess who the actress was.  “Any guesses who this is? I didn’t recognise her for a moment.

  • Katy Perry

    It’s okay to be a boss: Katy Perry

    New York: Pop star Katy Perry has insisted there is “no shame in being a boss” after she was named by Forbes as the highest-earning female celebrity of 2015. The “Dark Horse” hitmaker shared an inspirational message to other women, insisting it is important to know you can share your successes without feeling like you’re bragging, reported Forbes magazine. Captioning a photograph of the magazine cover, Perry, 30, wrote, “Before accepting the offer to be

  • Kapil Sharma

    Kapil Sharma not well, takes break from ‘Comedy Nights…’

    Mumbai: Stand-up comedian Kapil Sharma is taking a break from his popular TV show “Comedy Nights with Kapil” because of bad health. The 34-year-old funnyman, whose show is one of the most favourite places for Bollywood stars to promote their upcoming films, will shoot the “last episode” with superstar Salman Khan before taking the break. Kapil took to twitter to share the news with his followers. “Hello friends. Hope All well… But I am not well..

  • Shahrukh Khan

    Shah Rukh Khan posts video to thank fans who marked his 23 yrs in Bollywood

    New Delhi : Fulfilling his promise, Shah Rukh Khan recently uploaded a video to show his gratitude towards his fans, who celebrated the actor’s 23 years of stardom by trending hashtag #23GoldenYearsOfSRK on Twitter. With a one minute and 46-seconds video, the 49-year-old actor gave 23 reasons why he feels grateful about his fans’ support, and thanked for all the good and bad things people did for him. The ‘Happy New Year’ star also

  • Kamal Haasan

    Kamal Haasan keen to watch ‘Gour Hari Dastaan…’

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan wants to watch “Gour Hari Dastaan – The Freedom File”, an upcoming biopic of Oriya freedom fighter Gour Haridas, who had to fight the bureaucracy to get recognition.  “When Kamal heard a film being featured around a man whose struggle was worth telling a story he was intrigued to see it. More so, because it is directed by National Award winning filmmaker Ananth Mahadevan, who recently worked with

  • Sunny Leone

    It’s unprofessional to make baseless comments: Sunny Leone

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sunny Leone says she is not bothered by the alleged “baseless comments” made by Rakhi Sawant and Celina Jaitley about her. “They are useless and baseless comments. It is unprofessional. You would never see an actor or actress speaking bad in the way they have. So it’s their problem, I don’t care about it,” Sunny told reporters here last evening. I am here to do good work and I will focus on doing

  • Kylie Jenner

    Kylie Jenner moves into USD 2.7 million mansion

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kylie Jenner has moved into her USD 2.7 million mansion. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star shared a picture of her and half-sister Khloe Kardashian at her new 4,900 square foot mansion in Calabasas, reported E! Online. “Don’t you wish your move-in crew looked like mine? (sic)” she wrote. Meanwhile, a source previously claimed that the 17-year-old model is keen to make the new home a “love nest” for her

  • Arjun Kapoor

    I worked hard for this attention and I enjoy it: Arjun Kapoor

    New Delhi: Arjun Kapoor says he enjoys being in the limelight as he has worked hard to get fame and recognition as an actor. Arjun, 30, who is the son of producer-director Boney Kapoor and his former wife Mona, says enjoys the attention that comes with being a celebrity. “I have worked hard for this attention and if I will get afraid of it then what’s the point. People, who say ‘I don’t like the attention’, are liars.

  • Salman Khan

    High Court defers Salman’s appeal to July 13 as actor seeks time

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today deferred till July 13 an appeal filed by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan against the five-year sentence awarded to him in the hit-and-run case, after the actor’s lawyer sought time to check documents. Although the ‘paper book’ (compilation of evidence and documents) is ready and copies have been served to both the sides by the court), Salman’s counsel Amit Desai urged for three weeks’ adjournment to check whether the documents

  • Prison break in Yemen as ground clashes intensified

    Sanaa: Over 1,000 prisoners, including Al Qaeda suspects, escaped during a jail break in Yemen as ground battles between Shia Houthis and pro-government fighters intensified. The battles erupted on Tuesday after pro-government fighters advanced to areas controlled by Houthi militia around the central prison in Taiz province, which hosts up to 1,200 prisoners, including dozens of Al Qaeda inmates, Xinhua news agency reported.  The fighting forced the Houthis to retreat from the

  • Landslide

    14 killed in West Bengal landslides

    Siliguri (West Bengal): At least 14 people were killed in landslides in West Bengal’s Darjeeling hills, an official said on Wednesday. Several landlsides were triggered in the area by incessant, heavy rainfall since late Tuesday. Darjeeling District Magistrate Anurag Srivastava said eight bodies have been recovered from Mirik area, and five other corpses were found in Kalimpong.  One more dead body was found at Sukhia Pokhri area in Darjeeling sub-division. “Twelve persons are still missing.

  • Timely rains herald sowing operations in Karnataka

    Bengaluru: With the onset of southwest monsoon in Karnataka on time, resulting in widespread rains across the state, sowing operations are in full swing for what could be a bumper kharif crop this year.  Though the monsoon was a week behind schedule, favourable conditions, including windstorms and strong surface winds have led to excess rainfall in coastal and southern areas, while it was average in the northern parts of the state.

  • MERS Virus

    No new MERS cases in South Korea

    Seoul: No new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) were reported in South Korea on Wednesday for the fourth consecutive day.  The number of infected people remains at 182, the health ministry said. So far, 33 people have died, Xinhua news agency reported.  Two patients were discharged from hospitals as they completely recovered after being infected. The number of those discharged has risen to 97.  A total of 40 patients

  • HSBC

    HSBC manufacturing PMI shrinks in June, job strain stays

    New Delhi: India’s manufacturing sector eased in June due to weak growth in new business inflows as companies took a cautious line on hiring, an HSBC survey said today. The HSBC India Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell to 51.3 in June from 52.6 in May, amid slowest rise in new orders since September 2014. “Following the pick-up in growth rates for output and new orders seen in May, June PMI data pointed to a slowdown in India’s

  • Man shot dead in UP in Muzaffarnagar

    Muzaffarnagar (UP): A 30-year-old man was shot dead allegedly by three persons at his office in Shamli, police said today. Sunil Kumar, owner of a transport agency, was shot yesterday, they said, adding, prima facie it appears to be fallout of old enmity. While Shuru and Rajiv were arrested in this connection, search is on to nab the other absconding accused, they said. The body has been sent for post-mortem and investigation is on, they

  • Vasundhra Raje, Sushma Swaraj

    Lalitgate: Congress says no deal offer to government

    New Delhi: Congress today dismissed as “totally baseless” and “mischievous” reports that it had offered a deal to government under which it was ready to support passage of GST bill in Parliament if it axed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje in the wake of the Lalitgate controversy. AICC Communication Department chief Randeep Surjewala said, “Sacking Swaraj and Raje are issues of righteousness, impropriety and holding Modi government accountable to