Free Press Journal
  • Pushkaram

    More protection on ghats as Godavari water rises after rains

    Rajahmundry (AP): Authorities here have stepped up measures to ensure security on the banks of Godavari river due to rise in water level keeping in view the rush of pilgrims attending the 12-day ‘Pushkaram’ festival.

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    Facebook use may lead to poor mental health: study

    Toronto: Teens who use social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for more than two hours daily may be at risk of poor mental health, high psychological distress and suicidal thoughts, a new study has warned.

  • Wife, daughter meet Yakub in Nagpur prison

    Nagpur: Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, who has sought a stay of execution of his death sentence scheduled for July 30, today spent some time with his family members, including wife and daughter, at the Central Prison here amid tight security. Yakub’s wife Rahin Memon (42), daughter Zubeda (21), accompanied by relatives Iqbal Memon and others, reached here this morning from Mumbai by train and met him in the high-

  • Baahubali

    ‘Baahubali 2’ will resume shoot on September 15

    Chennai: The remaining portion of the second part in the “Baahubali” franchise will resume on September 15, says its lead actor Prabhas. Titled “Baahubali The Conclusion”, the film will be about how Shivudu (Prabhas) avenges the death of his father.

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama invites Nawaz Sharif to United States

    Karachi : United States President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to visit the US, said a senior diplomat. According to the Dawn, the dates of the visits have not been fixed but the diplomat said that Sharif is expected to visit the U.S. towards the end of October. The invitation by the White House has not been officially announced yet. Sharif had last visited the U.S. in 2013, helping reset ties

  • Nawaz Sharif,

    Nawaz Sharif resorts to mango diplomacy amid cross-border shelling

    Karachi : Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reportedly sent mangoes to Indian leaders, in a bid to promote goodwill between the two countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the gift last week, along with President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi, reported the Dawn. ‘Mango diplomacy’ has long been a tradition between India and Pakistan, with Pakistani prime ministers sending the fruits as a gift

  • 4 killed in heavy rains in China

    Beijing: At least four persons have been killed and five others are missing due to heavy rains in eastern China’s Fujian Province. Major streets in the Liancheng county have been inundated and water and power supplies were cut off after rains hit the area yesterday. All 17 townships were flooded with more than 200 mm of precipitation recorded yesterday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today. Some 243,000 people in the county were affected and 132,000 people have been

  • Sandeepa Dhar

    Sandeepa Dhar’s house hunting nightmare

    Mumbai: Actress Sandeepa Dhar, who has appeared in films like “Isi Life Mein” and “Heropanti”, had a nightmare while looking for a house for herself in Andheri here.

  • Jurassic World

    ‘Jurassic World’ becomes third biggest film

    Los Angeles: “Jurassic World” is now the third highest-grossing film in history, behind only James Cameron’s “Avatar” and “Titanic”.

  • Activists oppose power station for protecting blacbucks

    Berhampur (Odisha): Wildlife activists have opposed the proposed grid sub-station of state-owned Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd (OPTCL) at Bhetanai, saying it would pose a serious threat to blackbucks, an endangered animal sighted in Ganjam district of the state.

  • Rajnath Singh

    AAP leaders to meet Rajnath Singh shortly

    New Delhi : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders have arrived at the North Block here on Thursday to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The meeting comes up in wake of the ongoing controversy over Swati Maliwal’s appointment as the DCW chief and Dilip Pandey’s claims that a police van had tried to run him over. Senior AAP leaders Sanjay Singh, Ashutosh and Kumar Vishwas are among those who have arrived for the

  • Britney Spears embarks on new fitness regime

    Los Angeles: Singer Britney Spears has reportedly lost 12 pounds after embarking on a strict new diet and fitness regime because she was unhappy with her figure in her “Pretty girls” music video.

  • Smiley

    Sony Pictures developing ‘Emoji’ movie

    Los Angeles: An “Emoji” movie is being developed at Sony Pictures Animation. The studio won a bidding war against two other major companies, Paramount and the home of “The Lego Movie” Warner Brothers, in a near-seven-figure deal for the film, reported Ace Showbiz.

  • BCCI

    BCCI announces India’s Test squad for Sri Lanka tour

    New Delhi : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced a 15-member squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against Sri Lanka, which starts from August 12. Virat Kohli will resume his captaincy as most of the senior batsmen, who were rested for the Zimbabwe series, have made a return to the Test squad. Amit Mishra returned to the Test outfit after a gap of four years, while veteran

  • Rajiv Pratap Rudy

    Scared Congress has indulged in corruption since years: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

    New Delhi : Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Thursday alleged that the Congress Party has indulged in corruption for years. Rudy further said that the grand old party began the propaganda against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA Government after seeing the achievements of the first year in office.

  • Swati Maliwal

    Confident Swati Maliwal says not a victim in war between AAP, Centre’

    New Delhi : Extremely upset with the ongoing controversy over her appointment as the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief, Swati Maliwal, on Thursday rubbished speculations that she was a victim of the rift between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government in Delhi and the Centre. “I am not a victim in this war between AAP Government and the Centre, nor will I ever be. I am a confident person and not helpless.

  • Robert Vadra

    Privilege motion against Robert Vadra

    The BJP could not have wished for anything else. Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, has played into the saffron party’s hands by making an indiscreet Facebook noting, which has invited a privilege motion in the Lok Sabha.

  • Amit Mishra

    Leg-spinner Amit Mishra recalled to Indian Test squad

    New Delhi: Seasoned leg-spinner Amit Mishra on Thursday was recalled to the Indian cricket team for the three-Test away series against Sri Lanka next month. The experienced 32-year-old tweaker replaced young leg-spinner Karn Sharma in the team. Sharma was in the team that travelled to Bangladesh last month. Mishra’s inclusion was the lone change in the team.

  • Swati Maliwal

    DCW row: Maliwal says her office has been locked up

    New Delhi: Swati Maliwal, whose appointment as DCW chief by the Kejriwal government was struck down by the LG triggering a fresh round of confrontation, today alleged that her office has been locked and name plate removed. Maliwal also claimed that all files had been taken away from her office.