Free Press Journal
  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Naidu slams Congress for disrupting parliament

    New Delhi: Accusing Congress of “failing to keep national interests over its political agenda”, Government today said the main opposition party stood “isolated” in disrupting Parliament at a time when MPs of other parties condemned the Gurdaspur terror attack and stood in solidarity. “Congress fails to keep national interests over political agenda and gets hurt. Later tries to cover up and fails. Shows how bad politics can hurt a party,” Union Minister M

  • Manish Malhotra

    Film industry helped me evolve: Manish Malhotra

    New Delhi: He entered the film industry as a costume designer when the concept of “costume designing” was alien to many. Designer Manish Malhotra, who has enjoyed a successful run of 25 years in Bollywood, says the industry helped him evolve and gave him a platform to explore and experiment with his creativity. “My journey has been unconventional; instead of mainstream designing, I started my career with film costume. The journey has been phenomenal,

  • ‘Indian-origin witch doctors duping people in New Zealand’

    Wellington: The New Zealand immigration department is all set to act against “witch doctors” of Indian-origin after a case of fraud with an Indian-descent woman was recently lodged with the police, a media report said on Monday. The black magic practitioners, who arrived from India on tourist or temporary work visas, have duped numerous people from the Indian community across the country, revealed New Zealand-based news channel 3 News after an undercover

  • Khalistan movement reviving in Punjab: Congress MP

    New Delhi: Congress parliamentarian from Ludhiana, Ravneet Singh Bittu, said on Monday that the terrorist attack in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district was an attempt to revive the Khalistan movement in the state and urged the Punjab and central governments to immediately take necessary steps to stop it.

  • Want good ties with Pak, will act tough if natl pride hurt: HM

    Neemuch (Madhya Pradesh): On a day Punjab’s border district of Gurdaspur was hit by a terror strike, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said India wants to have cordial relations with Pakistan but will give a befitting reply if national pride is challenged.

  • Tarun Gogoi

    Red alert issued in Assam

    Guwahati: A red alert has been issued across Assam following a terror attack in Gurudaspur district of Punjab, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today said. “The Punjab attack is very unfortunate and we condemn it. We have issued a red alert across the state following the attack,” Gogoi told a press conference here.

  • Gurdaspur terror attack first in nearly eight years in Punjab

    New Delhi: Following are some of the terror-related incidents that have taken place in Punjab between 2001 and 2015. These do not include seizure of arms and ammunition during the period. Several arrests were made during the period and the then Minister of State for Home Vidyasagar Rao had told the Lok Sabha that Pakistan’s security personnel had destroyed their end of a secret 135-yard underground tunnel, detected on March 1, 2001 across India Pakistan border in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district.

  • Terror strikes Punjab, SP among 6 killed,1 militant eliminated

    Gurdaspur: In the first major terror strike in Punjab in eight years, heavily-armed militants in army uniform today sprayed bullets on a moving bus and stormed a police station, killing six persons, including an SP, and injuring eight others in Gurdaspur bordering Pakistan.

  • Punjab terror attack to end soon: government

    New Delhi: The terror attack in Punjab on Monday that has claimed seven lives is expected to end “in an hour or two”, a home ministry official said on Monday. “The fight between the Punjab Police commandos and the terrorists is still on” at Dinanagar in Gurdaspur district, the official said here. “It is expected to get over in an hour or two.”

  • Earth quake, Alaska islands

    Strong quake strikes remote Alaska islands

    Los Angeles: A strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake rattled remote islands in the US state of Alaska, seismologists said, but there was no tsunami warning. The underwater quake yesterday hit off the Fox Islands, by the Aleutian Trench, more than 1,500 kilometers (1,000 miles) west of Anchorage, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The quake had a depth of 11 kilometers and struck at 5:49 pm (0449 GMT today), USGS said. The National Tsunami Warning Center noted the

  • Lalu Prasad

    Lalu Prasad Yadav arrested as RJD bandh cripples life in Bihar

    Patna; RJD President Lalu Prasad and several of his supporters were today arrested here while trying to enforce the day-long Bihar bandh called by his party as the shutdown adversely affected life across the state. Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vikas Vaibhav said, “Prasad has been arrested along with his supporters while enforcing bandh. He has been taken to the camp jail of Bihar Military Police – 5 located on the outskirts

  • Philippine clash

    Three killed in Philippine clash

    Philippines: A soldier and two members of the leftist New People’s Army were killed and six others injured in a firefight in a Philippine province, the military said. The clash started when troops of the army’s 71st Infantry Battalion came upon about 50 leftist rebels while patrolling in Compostela Valley province on Sunday, said Alberto Caber, public affairs officer of the Eastern Mindanao Command.

  • Francisco Pacheco

    BJP legislator demands parole for Pacheco

    Panaji: BJP MLA Michael Lobo today demanded that imprisoned Goa Vikas Party (GVP) legislator Fransisco Miccky Pacheco should be granted parole by the state government to allow him to participate in the ongoing Legislative Assembly session.

  • AIIMS row: Hunger strike enters seventh day

    Jammu: The chain hunger strike resumed by the AIIMS coordination committee (ACC) demanding the setting up of an AIIMS here entered its seventh consecutive day today with over 60 persons taking their turn to sit for the protest. “Today we’ve so far the largest group of people sitting for a day-long hunger strike. We have members from the Jammu Bar Association and also from the Jammu Gurudwara Committee,” AIIMS Coordination Committee Chairman Abhinav

  • Rajesh Exports

    Rajesh Exports acquires gold refinery Valcambi for USD 400 mn

    Mumbai: Jewellery firm Rajesh Exports today fully acquired Switzerland-headquartered gold refinery Valcambi for USD 400 million (approx Rs 2,560 crore) in an all cash deal. “Rajesh Exports Ltd (REL) through its wholly-owned subsidiary in Singapore has fully acquired European Gold Refineries, the 100 per cent holding company of Valcambi in an all cash deal with a total investment of USD 400 million,” Rajesh Export said in a BSE filing.

  • Bill to effectively deal with cheque bounce cases in LS

    New Delhi: A bill, providing for trial in cheque bounce cases at the place where the cheque was presented for clearance and not the place of issue, was re-introduced in the Lok Sabha today, with an aim of helping lakhs of people suffering due to jurisdictional issues. The Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015, introduced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, seeks to replace an ordinance, which was promulgated last month.

  • sex

    Frequent sex can kill your desire: Study

    New York: Having more action between the sheets may not make you happier. More sex can actually lead to low sexual desire in the long run, says a study. In couples who were told to increase their frequency of sexual intercourse for a three-month period, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh found that it actually led to a decrease in sexual desire.

  • Ibibo Redbus

    Ibibo launches redBus in Singapore and Malaysia

    New Delhi: Online travel services provider Ibibo Group has launched its online bus ticketing platform redBus in Singapore and Malaysia. With this, travellers can book online tickets for bus services between Singapore and Malaysia as well as for intra-city travel within Malaysia, Ibibo Group said.

  • michael douglas

    Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones ‘closer than ever’

    Los Angeles: Actor Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones are “closer than ever” after their brief separation from May to November 2013. The 70-year-old actor has revealed the couple’s brief separation following 13 years of marriage has strengthened their marriage.

  • High alert sounded across Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow:A high alert was sounded across Uttar Pradesh today in the wake of a terror attack in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. “All divisional commissioners, district magistrates and police chiefs have been directed to ensure patrolling in sensitive places and ask local intelligence units to remain alert,” Principal Secretary (Home) Devashis Panda said.