Free Press Journal
  • Valson Thampu

    Motivated campaign against our college, principal: St. Stephen’s

    New Delhi: The ‘Supreme Council’ of Delhi’s St. Stephen’s college on Wednesday said a “motivated campaign” was on against the institution with regard to a sexual harassment case involving its teacher and fully backed principal Valson Thampu.

  • Manish Sisodia

    Manish Sisodia asks Delhi officials to hold public dialogue

    New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday directed senior officials of all state government departments to hold “janata samvad” (public dialogue)” between 12 noon and 1 p.m. on weekdays.

  • Panel over 5 toll booths to file report by month end

    Mumbai: The committee set up to review the toll booths at the five entry points of Mumbai is expected to submit its report by the end of this month, state Public Works Department minister Chandrakant Patil today said. Patil had recently constituted a committee under Additional Chief Secretary of the PWD department, Anand Kulkarni to review option to exempt smaller vehicles from paying toll at five booths on the city fringes- Vashi, Airoli,

  • Fire breaks out in godown, none hurt

    Mumbai: A minor fire broke out today in a godown in Lower Parel area of Central Mumbai, though nobody was hurt in the incident. The fire broke out inside the Sunmill compound at around 3.15 PM and was doused within minutes, an official of disaster management cell of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) said.

  • Hema Malini, accident

    Hema Malini lashes out at media

    Mumbai: Actor Hema Malini, who was involved in a car crash in Rajasthan last week and was criticised for leaving the spot alone without taking other injured persons to hospital, has lashed out at the media. The 66-year-old BJP MP, who had returned to Mumbai after getting herself treated in a Jaipur hospital, criticised the “sensation-hungry media” on twitter.

  • 13-year-old killed in school; case against other students

    Mumbai: A 13-year-old student was killed allegedly by his schoolmates inside their school premises in Ahmednagar district for “staring at a girl”, police said today. The deceased, Kiran Goraksh Sonawane, was a class VII student of the Nutan School at Rajapur in Sangamner tehsil. The school is managed by Pragatik Shikshan Sanstha.

  • SRK’s track record against me is 100 per cent: Salman Khan

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan says Shah Rukh Khan’s film “Raees” may be clashing with his “Sultan” next Eid, but the latter has nothing to worry about as he has always had a 100 per cent record against the “Dabangg” star. “I have released two films with Shah Rukh – ‘Jaan-E-Mann’ with ‘Don’ and ‘Saawariya with ‘Om Shaanti Om’. And both the times Shah Rukh’s track record was 100 per cent. So, he has

  • Pankaja Munde

    Chikki Scam: I am ready to face opposition: Pankaja Munde

    Mumbai: Unfazed by the opposition’s threat to disrupt ensuing Assembly session over corruption charges against her, Maharashtra Woman and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde today asserted she was fully equipped to counter the rivals in the House since she had not committed any wrongdoing.

  • Daily soap, no way, says Karan Johar

    Mumbai: He makes films, acts, hosts chats shows, is a costume designer, judges reality TV entertainers and is now even on board as a co-curator of two channels — but one thing that Karan Johar is not up for is a daily soap.

  • Australia take 3 cheap wickets but Root rolling after drop

    Cardiff: England’s decision to bat first backfired in the first session of the first Ashes test as Australia took three cheap wickets to be on top at Sophia Gardens today. England was 88-3 at lunch, having lost openers Alastair Cook (20), Adam Lyth (6) and, not surprisingly, Ian Bell (1). They could have been four down, but Joe Root, in the same over Bell was dismissed leg-before by Mitchell Starc, edged behind before

  • Female supreme court nominee rejected by Afghan Parliament

    Kabul: The first-ever female nominee for the supreme court in Afghanistan has failed to garner enough votes of approval from the parliament. Anisa Rasoli received 88 votes today, nine short of the 97 needed for her nomination to pass. Zahir Qadir, the deputy parliament speaker who was chairing the session, asked. President Ashraf Ghani to bring forth another nominee.

  • Akshay Singh

    AIIMS begins histopathology test on Akshay’s viscera samples

    New Delhi: The AIIMS on Wednesday began the histopathological examination of the viscera samples of deceased TV journalist Akshay Singh but refused a toxicology examination since the hospital didn’t have the mandate to conduct it.

  • RAjinikant

    Petition over inlaws’ loan aimed at defaming me, Rajinikanth

    Chennai: Rejecting the claim of a financier, superstar Rajinikanth today submitted in the Madras High Court that he was neither a guarantor nor the borrower in an alleged Rs 65 lakh loan obtained by his son-in-law’s father and said the petition has been filed with a view to defame him.

  • money India rupee

    Cash-for-vote case: ACB gets 2-daycustody of TDP MLA

    Hyderabad: A local court today granted to the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) a two-day custody of Telangana TDP MLA Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, arrested in connection with the cash-for-vote case. A special court for ACB cases here allowed the probe agency’s petition to take Veeraiah into custody and permitted it to question him on July 9 and 10 in the presence of his counsel.

  • vasundhara raje

    Rajasthan govt recommended Lalit Modi for Padma Awards

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Congress today opened another front against Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje as it cited media reports claiming that Lalit Modi’s name was recommended for Padma award during her previous tenure. Seizing the opportunity, PCC President Sachin Pilot alleged that former IPL chief Modi “institutionalised” corruption in Rajasthan during the previous term of Chief Minister Raje.

  • Gold slips to 25k mark, silver below Rs36K on global cues

    Mumbai: Gold prices dropped to over three month lows to revisit the Rs 25,000-level at the domestic bullion market here today on heavy sell-off from stockists and investors driven by a fall in global markets amid concerns over Chinese equity market. While, silver witnessed intense speculative selling amid subdued industrial offtake to revisit Rs 35,000-level.

  • I have complex about being pale: Emma Roberts

    Los Angeles: Actress Emma Roberts says she been made fun of her pale complexion, which has made her develop insecurity about it. “I definitely have a complex about being pale because I’ve been made fun of my whole life, so I was nervous about that,” the actress, 24, said.

  • ranbir kapoor

    Ranbir Kapoor supports students in FTII row

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor is the latest celebrity to come out in support of FTII students, who are agitating against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as chairman of the premier institute. Chauhan, best known for playing Yudhisthira on TV epic “Mahabharata”, took over as the chairman of the Pune-based institute’s governing council last month. His appointment was heavily criticized by current and former students of Film and Television Institute of India.