Free Press Journal
  • Facing call drops? PM wants it to be fixed urgently

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked officials to address the issue of “call drops” on an urgent basis, saying it directly impacts the common man. The directions came at a high-level meeting chaired by him on Monday evening in which he reviewed the progress of digital and rural infrastructure, besides connectivity.

  • Couple

    Women more flexible in choosing sex partners than men

    New York : The truth is finally out. According to new research, women’s sexuality is more flexible and adaptive than men’s and romantic opportunities appear to influence women’s sexual identities more than men.

  • Ex-army men orop

    OROP: Hospitalised veteran stable, protest continues

    New Delhi: Col. Pushpender Singh, who was hospitalised after fasting for nine days over One Rank One Pension, is stable, doctors said. The veteran was rushed to the Army Research and Referral Hospital after his health deteriorated on Tuesday.

  • Facebook, Donate Now

    Facebook launches ‘Donate Now’ for NGOs

    New York: Users would now have the option of a ‘donate’ button on the pages of all non-profit organisations and linked advertisements on Facebook, Techcrunch.com reported.

  • Patel Quota Rally

    Patels hold mega rally for OBC quota demand

    Ahmedabad: In a mega show of strength for their demand of inclusion in OBC category for reservation, the Patel community today warned that if they are not made eligible for quota, the BJP government in Gujarat will face consequences in 2017 polls. After the rally, the Patel community’s young leader Hardik Patel, who is spearheading the agitation, said he will sit on a hunger strike at the venue till the Chief Minister (Anandiben

  • onion

    Onion prices fall below Rs 50/kg at Lasalgaon on export curbs

    New Delhi: Wholesale prices of onion today fell below the Rs 50 per kg mark at the Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, Asia’s biggest onion market, due to curbs on exports and fear of action against hoarding. Even at Azadpur mandi in Delhi, wholesale onion price declined by Rs 3-5 per kg to Rs 53 today on increase in arrival of new crop from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

  • Narendra Modi

    ‘Modi’s US visit to focus on innovation, digital economy’

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to interact with technology and business leaders and focus on innovation, digital economy and renewable energy during his US trip next month, a top Indian diplomat has said. Modi is expected to travel to the US late September to attend the 70th annual session of the UN General Assembly.

  • Raghuram Rajan

    Mundra calls for regulating electronic funding platforms

    Mumbai: Days after RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan flagged concerns on emerging financial instruments, including crowd-funding, his deputy S S Mundra today said there is a need for bringing in a legislation to regulate electronic fund raising platforms. “It is near impossible to regulate the behaviour and choices of individuals… hence, it will be more practical for the regulatory authorities to bring in appropriate regulatory changes in their jurisdictions, which would enable regulation of

  • Vin Diesel

    Vin Diesel announces “XXX” sequel

    London: Actor Vin Diesel has announced that he is set to return to the action franchise “XXX” with a sequel. The 48-year-old “Fast and Furious” star, who played Xander Cage in the 2002 film but was not part of its second installment, “State of the Union”, took to Instagram and said a new film is in the pipeline, reported Female First. “While I was filming ‘XXX’, guys on set called me Air Diesel… The time to return has

  • Calvin Harris

    Calvin Harris named world’s highest paid DJ

    London: Calvin Harris has again been crowned the world’s highest paid DJ by Forbes magazine after raking in a staggering $66 million last year.

  • Manish Paul

    Never say never in showbiz: Manish Paul 

    New Delhi: Actor-anchor Manish Paul who is known for his humour and quick wit, says that if given the chance to host a serious TV show like “Crime Patrol” or “Savdhaan India – India Fights Back”, he is willing to step out of his comic zone in the belief that one should “never say never” in the industry.

  • Mangalore moral policing

    Mangalore moral policing incident ‘shocking and unfortunate’: Saraswati Ghosh

    Kolkata : Social activist Saraswati Ghosh dubbed the Mangalore moral policing incident as ‘shocking and unfortunate’ and said that the people should instead react with the same force when it comes to incidents of eve-teasing. “The boy was not being violent with the girl. He was friendly and was not harming her in any way. In such a case, it is no one’s business to interfere,” said Ghosh. She also said that it would be

  • Daisy Lowe

    Daisy Lowe hates being called curvy

    Los Angeles: Model Daisy Lowe thinks it can be annoying when she is called “curvy” just because she is not stick-thin like some models.

  • Manish Tewari

    People have started saying ‘koi lauta de mere beete hue din’: Manish Tewari

    New Delhi: Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday said the people of the nation have started saying “koi lauta de mere beete hue din” (somebody please return my old days back) due to the manner in which the government has conducted itself over the last 15 days. Describing the government as an absolute failure on every front, Tewari said, “Except for increasing the communal temperature in the country, they have done nothing at

  • Mid-Day Meal

    36 students fall ill after having mid-day meal

    Muzaffarnagar: At least 36 school children were taken ill after consuming mid-day meal at two government schools, located in the same compound, at Kaserwa village under Budhana police station in the district. Budhana Sub-Divisional Magistrate J P Gupta told newsmen today that an enquiry has been ordered and action will be nitiated against those found responsible for the incident. The students fell ill soon after consuming ‘taharai’, which was served in mid-day meal at government primary

  • Niall Horan, 1D’s hiatus

    Niall Horan on 1D’s hiatus: We are not splitting up

    London: Putting a confirmation to the heart-breaking news, Niall Horan has revealed that One Direction band-mates are taking a break to work on their solo careers but they are not splitting up. The 21-year-old singer took to twitter to make the announcement and tweeted, “Ok so lots of rumours going round. We are not splitting up, but we will be taking a well earned break at some point next year,” reported The Mirror. He

  • Teen Suicide

    Women’s panel seeks report in Bengal teen’s suicide

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Commission for Women on Tuesday said it has sought a report from police on a girl’s suicide after allegedly being molested and publicly assaulted in the city’s outskirts.

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Satish Upadhyay

    Stop accusations, focus on Delhi: Satish Upadhyay tells Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Taking a jibe at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal ahead of his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP leader Satish Upadhyay on Tuesday alleged that the AAP boss is unaware of the ground realities as a result of which Delhi is lagging behind.