Free Press Journal
  • China bans 120 ‘obscene’ songs

    Beijing: China has released a blacklist of songs that it says promote obscenity or violence and ordered website administrators to remove them from their sites. The order from the ministry of culture on Monday accompanied a list of 120 songs that trumpeted “obscenity, violence, crime or harmed social morality”, the South China Morning Post said. It said the content violated online “cultural management” regulations and that any unit or individual that did

  • Virat Kohli

    Virat Kohli looks to impress in first full series

    Galle: Virat Kohli’s aggressive strategy to deploy five specialist bowlers will be tested when India go into the three-match cricket Test series against Sri Lanka here tomorrow, hoping to end a 22-year-old wait for a series triumph on Lankan soil.

  • David Beckham hits back at tabloid for parenting criticism

    London: Former soccer star David Beckham has angrily hit back at a recent article published by a British tabloid which criticised him and wife Victoria for allowing their daughter Harper to use a pacifier even at the age of four.

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    JD-U campaigns against Narendra Modi’s DNA remark

    Patna: The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Tuesday launched a “shabd wapsi” campaign to put pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take back his DNA remark directed at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

  • Kate Grigorieva

    Victoria’s Secret angel Kate Grigorieva ties knot

    Washington DC: Russian Model Kate Grigorieva got married to her beau Alexander in a gorgeous ceremony held in her country, making the Victoria’s Secret models’ bachelorette list shorter.

  • ‘Targeting of MPs will lead ppl to lose faith in democracy’

    New Delhi: MPs in Rajya Sabha today criticised disparaging remarks being made against politicians by certain quarters, saying such targeting will lead to the people losing faith in elected representatives and democratic institutions.

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    Standoff in Ferguson after state of emergency declared

    Ferguson: US police made numerous arrests during a tense night-time standoff in Ferguson, after St Louis County declared a state of emergency and a teenager was charged with shooting at police officers. Protesters on the streets beat drums and chanted as bottles and rocks were thrown, while cops used pepper spray as they detained  demonstrators during the standoff, which  continued into the early hours this morning. “Officers are being hit with rocks

  • Audience appreciation is my national award: Salman Khan

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan says the love he has got from the audience for his latest release “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” is his national award. His co-star Kareena Kapoor recently said in an interview that she feels Salman might get the coveted recognition for his work in the superhit movie.

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    China, US officials to pave way for Xi’s visit

    Beijing: China and the US will exchange visits by officials in preparation for the upcoming September visit of President Xi Jinping to the US, the first state visit by a Chinese president since 2011. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said on Monday that several senior US officials will visit China in August and September, while officials from China will also visit the US, People’s Daily reported. Niu Jun, a professor of international

  • Ajay Devgan, Drishyam

    Ajay Devgn thanks Akhilesh for making ‘Drishyam’ tax-free

    Mumbai: Actor Ajay Devgn has thanked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for making his latest film “Drishyam” tax-free in the state. “Thanks to UP Govt. and @yadavakhilesh for making @DrishyamTheFilm tax free. One more reason for you all to watch the film,” Ajay posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

  • Narendra Modi

    Congress slams Narendra Modi over Parliament stalemate

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Tuesday held Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrogance as being responsible for the stalemate in parliament, and said that the latter is neither sincere nor serious regarding its functioning.

  • Loksabha, parliament

    Opposition protests rock Lok Sabha, Speaker carries on proceedings in din

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha today witnessed unabated ruckus with sloganeering Congress members holding placards protesting against the government over the Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam, even as the government assured that it was ready to discuss all issues.

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    Capital punishment to 339 convicts during 2011-13

    New Delhi: A total of 339 convicts were awarded capital punishment during 2011-13 and five cases of mercy petitions, involving nine convicts, were pending with the President, Lok Sabha was informed today.

  • Revenue official suspended for issuing ‘fake’ certificate

    Muzaffarnagar: A revenue inspector has been suspended for allegedly issuing fake certificate of succession to some of the descendants of Pakistan’s first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan, having properties worth crores of rupees in the district. Tejvir Singh, a revenue clerk back then, had issue succession certificates to one Jamshed Ali Khan and others, who claimed to be successors of the former Pakistan PM on January 28, 1997, Sub Divisional Magistrate Ujjval Kumar said today. The

  • Ola cabs

    High Court dismisses Ola cabs’ plea against ban

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed app-based cab service provider Ola’s plea against a single judge’s order asking the Delhi government to “strictly enforce” the ban imposed by it on January 1.

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    Thai King treated for excess fluid in brain

    Bangkok: Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej has been treated for excessive fluid on his brain, and is now recovering, the palace has said amid concern over  the health of the world’s longest-serving monarch. The 87-year-old, who has been in hospital since May 31, also had a lung inflammation, but the latest results showed the issue has since subsided. An electrocardiography found his heart rate regular. A team of doctors confirmed that the

  • Sit straight to keep active for long

    New Delhi: Have you been feeling persistent or recurrent pain in the lower back of late? You are not alone. Lower back pain affects one out of 10 people worldwide, causes more disability around the world than any other condition and accounts for a third of all work-related disability, according to a study. Though the reasons could be varied, one of the important contributing factors behind the nagging back pain is the incorrect

  • Ceasefire

    Security forces resume operation against militants in Pulwama

    Srinagar: The overnight operation launched by security forces to flush out militants in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district resumed this morning, police said. The officials said that the gun battle resumed this  morning after heavy fire was exchanged between the holed up militants and the security forces. Acting on specific input about the presence of militants in Ratnipora area of the district, a joint team of police and army cordoned off the area and launched a

  • Maggi Ban

    Maggi exceeded lead content, violated labelling rules

    New Delhi: Nestle India was asked to recall Maggi noodles as its samples were found to be containing more than permissible limits of lead and were also violating the labelling requirement, Government today said.