Free Press Journal
  • Salman Khan

    Documents missing in paper-book, says Salman Khan’s lawyer

    Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Salman Khan’s lawyer Amit Desai on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that certain documents were not included in the paper-book and hence he could not argue his appeal.

  • HC seeks info about action taken on plaints against Radhe Maa

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked the city police to file an affidavit stating what steps they have taken regarding the complaints received against self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa. The division bench of Justices V M Kanade and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi was hearing a public interest litigation filed by advocate Falguni Brahmbhatt seeking an FIR against Radhe Maa on charges of obscenity, cheating and hurting religious sentiments.

  • PM directs officials to address call drop problem urgently

    New Delhi: With the call drop problem worsening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed officials to address it urgently even as the government today promised help to telecom operators in optimising their networks. Reviewing the status of mobile connectivity in the country, Modi expressed serious concern over the issue of call drops, which he observed, directly affects the common man, a PMO statement said about the meeting held last evening. He asked officials

  • Indian cricketers enjoy game of badminton after Test victory

    Colombo: Fresh from their win in the series-levelling second cricket Test against Sri Lanka, some Indian players including captain Virat Kohli were today seen enjoying a game of badminton here. The players had a day off after humbling the hosts by 278 runs at the P Sara Oval to deny Kumar Sangakkara a fairytale ending in his swansong yesterday.

  • FIA opposes changes in international flying norms

    New Delhi: Strongly opposing proposed changes in international flying norms for Indian carriers, leading airlines body FIA today said that such a move would “vitiate” the existing level-playing field and only favour new entrants. The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) — comprising IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir — also said that domestic airline industry operates in a high cost and constrained environment.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Global market turmoil an opportunity to grow: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Asserting that the global market turmoil was not a cause of “worry” for India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the crisis should be converted into an “opportunity” to grow by speeding up the reforms. Jaitley said the crude oil prices hitting lowest levels in over six years and the slump in commodity prices are expected to benefit a net importer like India.

  • Gerard Pique

    Barcelona defender Pique defends referees despite four-match ban

    Barcelona: Spanish champions FC Barcelona’s defender Gerard Pique may be serving a four-game ban following his sending off in Spanish Super Cup, but defended the supervision standards of the Spanish referees on Tuesday.

  • Ind A vs SA test match

    South Africa A bowled out for 260 in second unofficial Test against India A

    Wayanad: South Africa A were bowled out for a modest 260 runs on the opening day of the second unofficial Test against India A on Tuesday at Wayanad. Opting to bat first, South Africa A lost wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock for a duck of a Jayant Yadav’s express delivery.

  • Army XI stun Bagan in Calcutta Football League

    Barasat (WB): Army XI shocked Mohun Bagan 1-0 to give a big blow to the I-League champions’ title hopes in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division at the Vidyasagar Krirangan here today. The green-and-maroon brigade had an uninspiring start as they forgot to switch to white jersey against a team with similar colours leading to a confusion and a delay for about 20 minutes.

  • Chaminda Vaas

    India should continue with five-bowler theory: Chaminda Vaas

    Colombo: Impressed with India’s aggressive brand of cricket in the two Test matches so far, former Sri Lanka pacer Chaminda Vaas today said that the five-bowler theory is reaping rich results for the young visiting side. Trailing the three-match series, India came from behind to humble the islanders by 278 runs and deny Kumar Sangakkara a fairytale ending in his swansong as the visitors drew level the rubber at 1-1. Vaas said the

  • UK confirms 4 Britons among 6 killed in Quebec plane crash

    London: Britain’s Foreign Office says four Britons were among six people killed when a sightseeing seaplane crashed in a remote area of the Canadian province of Quebec. The ministry did not name the victims of Sunday’s crash on the rugged North Shore of the Gulf of St Lawrence. The Foreign Office said today that British officials were in contact with Canadian authorities, and “our consular officers are ready to provide assistance.” An official

  • China President Xi Jinping

    Xi vows to step up fight against separatism in Tibet        

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping today vowed to step up the battle against separatism in Tibet to ensure national and ethnic unity in the strategic Himalayan region which has witnessed a spate of suicides demanding return of the Dalai Lama.

  • New app can turn your smartphone into 3D scanner

    Washington: Creating instant 3D scans with your smartphone may soon be as quick and easy as texting or making a phone call, thanks to a new app developed by researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The app, called MobileFusion, by Microsoft Research can turn a smartphone into a 3D scanner, without requiring any extra hardware or Internet connection.

  • Pak arrests terrorist involved in kidnapping US aid worker

    Lahore: Pakistani security agencies have arrested a Taliban terrorist allegedly involved in the kidnapping of an American aid worker who was accidentally killed in a US drone strike targeting Al-Qaeda. Police along with intelligence agency officials raided a house in Lahore’s densely-populated Chungi Amar Sidhu area yesterday and arrested Rameez Yasin, Punjab chapter leader of Tahreek-i-Taliban, a senior police official said.

  • New study to help prevent lifestyle-related diseases in India

    Melbourne: Public health experts fro Australia and India will collaborate on new research about non-communicable, lifestyle-related ailments such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancers in India and other countries in South Asia. ENCORE – Excellence in NonCOmmunicable disease REsearch – will train a new generation of researchers in non-communicable disease prevention and control in India and other low- and middle-income countries in South Asia. ENCORE project lead Professor Brian Oldenburg said that

  • Muslim youth beaten up for being with Hindu girl

    Muslim youth beaten up for being with Hindu girl

    Mangaluru: A Muslim youth was stripped, tied to an electricity pole and assaulted in full public view here by members of fringe right-wing groups while giving money to a Hindu girl. The incident took place at Attavar here last evening when Shakir (28) was beaten up after being stripped and tied to the pole by the mob which said he was in a car with the girl, police said.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Will come up with rules on radio taxis in 10 days: AAP

    New Delhi: The AAP government today informed the Delhi High Court that it will come up with specific guidelines within 10 days regarding plying of radio taxis in the national capital including safety norms for women and other passengers. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath was further told that the Delhi government has modified its earlier Radio Taxi Scheme, making specific guidelines for their operation, which include mandatory

  • Amit Shah

    High-level committee to probe Shah being trapped in lift

    Patna: Bihar government today set up a high-level committee to probe how BJP national president Amit Shah got trapped inside a lift of the state guest house here four days ago. A notification issued by the state Home Department (Special) said a high-level committee has been set up under the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952, to find out reasons behind Shah, a VIP guest, and others getting trapped inside the lift on the

  • FC Pune City to conduct community-level football

    Pune: Indian Super League football franchise team FC Pune City today announced the beginning of their community engagement festival — ‘Forces Of Football’. As part of its initiative for development of football in Pune via mass participation, the Rajesh Wadhawan Group and Hrithik Roshan co-owned team would conduct football tournaments for different levels, a media release said today.

  • Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

    Civic poll wins: BJP slams Cong over ‘negative’ politics

    New Delhi: Riding high over its hat-trick of wins in a series of civic polls in Bengaluru, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, BJP today hit out at Congress saying people’s mandate was against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi’s “anti-poor, anti-development and negative” politics. Top party leaders led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed their happiness over the series of victories with Modi calling them a win for politics of “development and good governance”. “People’s continuous