Free Press Journal
  • Dausa accident: ‘Hema Malini never inquired about our child’

    Jaipur: The distraught father of the two-year-old girl, who died in a car crash with actor Hema Malini’s sedan, is inconsolable, while the injured mother is constantly asking “Chinni kahan hai?”, not knowing her daughter is dead. The family is even more hurt that neither the actor nor her aides bothered to ask about their well-being though, they say, the accident was caused by her speeding car.

  • Explore the dynamic forts of Madhya Pradesh

    The heart of India is what they call Madhya Pradesh. One can take a glimpse of the history and culture of MP in the form of its strong standing forts which hold in the tales of love, beauty, valour, trickery and even bloody battles. These forts speak out loud of their masters, who ruled them with great royalty and formed their presence in this state. The forts are not only famous for

  • Suicide Attack

    Twin suicide attacks kill 10 in Nigeria

    Mohandiseen: At least 10 people have been killed in twin suicide bombing along a highway in northeast Nigeria, state police have said. According to Borno state police chief Aderemi Opadokun, while a female suicide bomber blew herself up at a village called Malari on the main road from Bama to Konduga, killing seven and injuring 13 others, a second suicide bomber killed three people along the same road, reported The Cairo Post.

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    Lokayukta corruption row: Oppn demands ombudsman’s removal

    Belagavi/Bengaluru: Troubles mounted for Karnataka Lokayukta Bhaskar Rao as Opposition parties today initiated the process for moving a motion in the Assembly to remove the ombudsman who is immersed in row over an alleged bribery scandal involving his son.

  • AFSPA withdrawal

    PDP hails Amnesty recommendation for removal of AFSPA from J&K

    Srinagar: Hailing Amnesty International’s recommendation for removal of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, ruling PDP today said it has vindicated the party’s stand on the issue. PDP spokesperson Mehboob Beg, in a statement, appealed to the Central government to consider the recommendation made by the international human rights body in its report ‘Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and

  • FTII row: Delegation of protesters calls on I&B min officials

    New Delhi: A delegation of students and alumni members of FTII-Pune today met senior officials of the I&B Ministry to seek a resolution to the row over the appointment of TV actor and BJP’s Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of the governing council of the prestigious institute.

  • ‘Get a new damn coach’: McEnroe to Rafael Nadal

    London: Three-time Wimbledon champion John McEnroe has advised Rafael Nadal to ‘get a new damn coach’ after his second round exit at the hands of German qualifier Dustin Brown in the Championships.

  • Ajay Singh Chautala

    JBT scam: SC judge recuses from hearing Ajay Chautala’s plea

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court judge today recused himself from hearing the petition of INLD leader Ajay Singh Chautala, who along with his father O P Chautala and three others, is serving a 10-year jail term in the teachers’ recruitment scam case. “I have appeared for some of the accused in the case,” Justice U U Lalit, who was sitting on the bench headed by Justice F M I Kalifulla, said.

  • Saradha scam: CBI grills Trinamool MP

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Ahmed Hassan Imran was on Friday again grilled by the CBI about his alleged financial transactions with the tainted Saradha group, an agency official said.

  • CCTV cameras to be installed in shelter homes soon, HC told

    Mumbai: With an increase in number of incidents where children and women in state-run shelter homes are sexually and physically abused, the Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court that it will soon install CCTV cameras in all such facilities.

  • Ahmet Davutoglu

    Turkish PM denies plans for imminent intervention in Syria

    Ankara: Turkey has no plans to intervene militarily in Syria anytime soon, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, refuting media speculation about an imminent operation to create a buffer zone along the Turkish-Syrian border. “No one should expect that Turkey will go into Syria tomorrow or in the near future. It’s speculation,” Davutoglu told the private Kanal 7 broadcaster in an interview late yesterday.

  • Hassan Rouhani

    Iranian president Hassan Rouhani demands IAEA impartiality

    Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to operate independently from world powers to help solve pending issues about the nuclear programme in the Islamic Republic. The official Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Friday that Rouhani directed his statement to the director general of the Vienna-based agency, Yukiya Amano, during a meeting held in Tehran designed to accelerate the resolution of problematic terms, including a

  • HC ultimatum to Maha CS to file affidavit on noise pollution

    Mumbai: Bring down noise pollution levels during festivals, the Bombay High Court sternly told the Maharashtra government today while giving a last chance to the Chief Secretary to file an affidavit identifying officers responsible for not implementing court directives on the issue.

  • Anguish as more bodies pulled from capsized Philippine ferry

    Ormoc City (Philippines): The death toll from the Philippines’ ferry disaster rose to 41 today as rescuers brought more bodies ashore to anguished families, including 10-year-old survivor Gilbert de la Cruz who wailed in despair as the corpse of his one-year-old brother was recovered. Divers were searching for five people still missing after the Kim Nirvana carrying 173 passengers and 14 crewmen capsized as it was leaving Ormoc port in the central Philippines yesterday.

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    PIL on Mumbai, Kolhapur varsity VC appointments dismissed

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today dismissed a public interest litigation challenging the appointments of the vice-chancellors of Mumbai University and Shivaji University in Kolhapur after finding no merit in it. “We find no merit in the contentions raised in the petition and hence it deserves to be dismissed,” a division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice A K Menon said.

  • Tata lauds ‘Digital India’; launches Net initiative for women

    Mumbai: A digitally connected India will bring “tremendous power” in the hands of citizens by connecting them to the rest of the world, Ratan Tata said today, lauding the government’s ‘Digital India’ programme. “I’m delighted that the Prime Minister has decided to give so much preference and priority to the fact that India will be a digitised nation,” Tata said here at the launch of an initiative to deepen Internet usage among rural

  • Earthquake

    Strong quake rocks southern Philippines

    Manila: A strong 6.1-magnitude quake struck off the southern Philippines today, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties after the undersea quake struck at 2:43pm (0643) GMT some 62 kilometres northeast of Surigao city on Mindanao island. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake occurred at a depth of 26 kilometres and was felt on Mindanao’s northeast tip as well as on nearby Leyte island. The Philippines

  • Mexican, Chicharito

    Mexican striker Chicharito undergoes successful surgery

    Houston: Mexican national team striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez underwent successful surgery here to repair his fractured collarbone, and the prognosis for his recovery is four weeks, the Mexican football federation said in a statement. “Javier Hernandez’s surgery ended successfully. The player is in post-operative recovery,” the federation said on Twitter on Thursday, reports Efe. No complications occurred during the operation, in which two plates were inserted in the forward’s right collarbone with screws, the