Free Press Journal
  • Jean-Yves Le Drian

    Rafale deal: French Defence minister to visit Delhi next week

    New Delhi: French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will visit India next week during which a government- to-government framework agreement for the 36 Rafale fighter jets is likely to be signed, which will pave the way for inking of the final contract. Defence sources said Drian will arrive here on Tuesday and is scheduled to meet the top leadership.

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Nitish Kumar

    Nitish and Kejriwal says Centre “anti-poor and anti-farmer”

    Patna: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumr today jointly attacked the Centre calling it “anti-poor and anti-farmer” and asserted that the people will give it a “befitting reply”. Participating in a discussion ‘How to empower citizens through efficient public service system’ organised to mark the implementation of Right to Public Service with Nitish Kumar, Kejriwal tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi government at the Centre.

  • ISIS

    IS advances against rebels in Syria’s Aleppo

    Beirut: Islamic State group fighters seized five villages from rebel forces in Syria’s northern Aleppo province overnight and entered the outskirts of a key opposition bastion there, a monitor said today.

  • Delhi’s sex ratio improves marginally

    New Delhi: The national capital’s sex ratio has improved marginally from 895:1,000 in 2013 to 896:1,000 in 2014, the city government said. Besides, the infant mortality rate has dipped from 22.37 in 2013 to 21.66 in 2014 (per thousand live births), according to the Annual Report on Registration of Births and Deaths in Delhi 2014.

  • Kazakhstan, nuclear fuel bank

    Kazakhstan signs deal to host nuclear fuel bank

    Astana: Kazakhstan and the UN nuclear watchdog signed a deal today to create the first internationally-controlled uranium bank aimed at guaranteeing supplies for power plants and curbing nuclear proliferation.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Embracing labourer is not tourism, says Rahul after BJP’s attack

    Sopore (JK): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today slammed BJP for “politicising” his visit to Jammu and Kashmir and said that visiting a poor’s house and embracing a labourer was not tourism. “BJP is saying that Rahul is indulging in tourism. For them, going to the houses of poor, holding hands of the farmer and hugging a labourer is tourism,” he said.

  • rape case

    Court acquits man in rape case, gives liberty to sue woman

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has granted liberty to a man to sue a woman for damages on account of frame-up after acquitting him of the charge of raping her and observing that he suffered humiliation and trauma besides the expenses of litigation. The court said the man’s plight may continue as his implication may have caused an uproar in the society but his acquittal may not even be noticed.

  • US Drone attack

    Drone kills five Qaeda suspects in Yemen stronghold

    Aden: An apparent US drone strike killed five Al-Qaeda suspects in the extremist network’s southeastern stronghold of Mukalla, a government official said today.

  • Himayat Baig, German Bakery blast

    HC to hear Baig’s death confirmation petition from tomorrow

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court will commence hearing from tomorrow on a petition filed by Maharashtra government seeking confirmation of the death penalty given to Himayat Baig, the lone convict in the 2010 German Bakery blast in Pune.

  • Bihar polls: NDA seat-sharing deal likely by Sept first week

    New Delhi: With its allies mounting pressure, BJP today indicated that it will finalise seat-sharing deal with them for the Bihar Assembly polls by the first week of September. Claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rallies had set off a “storm of change” in the state which Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his foe-turned-ally Lalu Prasad have ruled for 25 years between them, the saffron party said over 60 lakh people had attended

  • Does obscenity offence stand against Radhe Maa? HC asks police

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today sought to know if the offence of indecency and obscenity, as prescribed under the Bombay Police Act, is made out against self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa. The query was made by the division bench of justices V M Kanade and Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi, hearing a PIL filed by advocate Falguni Brahmbhatt seeking an FIR against Radhe Maa on charges of obscenity, cheating and hurting religious sentiments.

  • Rise in Muslim numbers due to ‘politics of religion’: Sena

    Mumbai: The just-released Census figures are “disturbing” and the rise in the Muslim population is because of “politics of religion”, the Shiv Sena has said. The party, a constituent of the NDA governments in Maharashtra and at the Centre, also said the country is still a Hindu nation that has the “poison of secularism” in it. “There is no need for active Hindutva forces to go gung ho about the Census figures that

  • Electronic cigarette

    How e-cigarettes can be lethal for children

    Washington: Substances used in e-cigarettes such as liquid nicotine can be fatal if ingested, yet most parents who use e-cigarettes are not aware of the dangers, finds a new study done at the Washington University school of medicine in St. Louis.

  • The High Sun

    Croatia nominates ‘The High Sun’ for Oscar race

    Los Angeles: Croatia has selected “The High Sun” directed by Dalibor Matanic as the official entry in the Best Foreign Language category of Oscars. A 15 member committee drawn by Filmmakers Association of Croatia, including actors, directors, producers, editors and others nominated the film, said The Hollywood Reporter. The plot moves around three different love stories set in three consecutive decades in two neighbouring villages.

  • Placid Precious Pure: Pangong Tso

    Do you remember the iconic ending scene of the film ‘3 idiots’? Or the bikini scene of Anushka Sharma in ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’? Well the fabulous place which has all these moments captured in its midst is the Pangong Tso- one of the largest brackish lakes in Asia. Apart from these popular movies a lot of other songs and scenes have been shot here which include Dil Haara song from ‘Tashan’ and

  • Joshua Wong

    Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong charged over protests

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong student leader Joshua Wong slammed police today for what he called a “political prosecution” after he was charged over protests which led to last year’s mass pro-democracy street rallies.

  • Gauhar Khan

    No pressure on marriage, want to set a career first: Gauhar Khan

    Mumbai: Model-turned-actress Gauhar Khan says even though she may be next in line to get married after her elder sister Nigaar’s recent wedding, there is no pressure on her from her family to tie the knot and settle down. The former “Bigg Boss” winner says she is in a good space in her career at the moment and the only thing that is on her mind is to work hard and take up

  • Facebook, M

    Now, buy gifts through Facebook!

    San Francisco: Social networking site Facebook is testing a virtual assistant, called ‘M’, nestled within its Messenger that can help users buy gifts and make restaurant reservations. “Today (Thursday) we’re beginning to test a new service called M. It is a personal digital assistant inside Messenger that completes tasks and finds information on your behalf,” David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook, said. Marcus said ‘M’ can perform tasks that

  • Hafiz Saeed, Phantom

    Actor portraying Hafiz Saeed kept underground

    Mumbai: Actor Shahnawaz Pradhan, who portrays 26/11 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed in the film “Phantom”, is being kept underground for security reasons.