Free Press Journal
  • Amarnath

    Amarnath yatra concludes as Charri Mubarak reaches cave shrine

    Srinagar: Over 3.52 lakh pilgrims paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas this year as the 59-day annual yatra concluded today coinciding with the festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’. ‘Chhari Mubarak’, being carried by a group of Sadhus led by its custodian Mahant Dipendra Giri, arrived at the 3,880 metre holy cave in the wee hours after tracking a distance of six kilometers from Sheshnag halting station, marking the conclusion of the yatra, officials said.

  • HC stays order to confer Dronacharya award on former wrestling coach

    New Delhi: A division bench of the Delhi High Court on Saturday stayed a single-judge order directing the centre to confer a Dronacharya award on former chief national wrestling coach Vinod Kumar. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, at a special sitting, stayed Friday’s order that had asked the central government to confer the award on Kumar. The awards are to be presented at the Rashtrapati

  • Gujarat police

    Patel quota stir: Gujarat limps back to normalcy; curfew lifted

    Ahmedabad: Normalcy is gradually returning to Gujarat where authorities today lifted curfew from all affected parts of the state as no major incident of violence was reported for two days after the Patel quota agitation turned violent early this week.

  • SHEENA Bora

    Sheena Bora Murder:Villager helps locate spot where body was buried

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police team, probing the mysterious Sheena Bora murder, have a lot to thank Ganesh Dhene, a village official in Pen tehsil of Raigad district, for helping them locate the spot where Sheena was allegedly buried in 2012. A team of police, forensic experts and villagers had yesterday exhumed skeletal remains after Dhene, a Police Patil, identified the exact spot where Sheena’s body was allegedly dumped in the forests there three years ago.

  • Police recovers car used in murder of Sheena Bora: Sources

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police has recovered the car used in the murder of Sheena Bora in April 2012, sources said. The case probe took a fresh turn on Friday night when the police claimed that Sanjeev Khanna, the second husband of Indrani Mukerjea, had confessed to his complicity in the crime during a joint interrogation of the three accused.

  • Centre assures all support for flood-hit Assam

    New Delhi: The Centre has assured all possible support for flood-ravaged Assam, and rescue and relief operations have been intensified in several districts of the state. DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh undertook an aerial survey of the flood-hit areas of the state recently and visited relief camps. Singh was accompanied by senior officials of National Disaster Response Force.

  • Rafael Benitez

    Under-pressure Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez defends tactics

    Madrid: Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez defended himself against criticism after the team’s goalless draw against newly-promoted Sporting Gijon in their la Liga opener, denying claims that he is a defensive coach and recalling that his team “had most shots on target” in the match. “I understand that there are now many media organisations and news must be published and developed continuously, but I am surprised that there is a permanent discussion about

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Will launch ‘Zero Accident Mission’ soon: Prabhu

    New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday that he will soon be launching the “Zero Accident Mission” which will leave no scope for accidents even in case of human errors. Addressing a valedictory session of the International Railway Convention , Prabhu said, “We will soon be launching “Zero Accident Mission”. New advances in command, control and communication system can play a very vital role in evolving safe and secure operation environment

  • Sambit Patra

    Ambulance scam: Fear in Congress shows something wrong, says BJP

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra on Saturday questioned why there is a hue and cry in Congress circles with regard to the CBI probe of the Rajasthan ambulance scam if they had not committed any wrong.

  • Gareth Bale

    Lisbon final one of my best sporting moments: Gareth Bale

    Madrid: Real Madrid’s Welshman Gareth Bale has said that winning the Champions League final in Lisbon against Atletico Madrid in 2014 “was one of the best sporting moments” of his life and he hopes to repeat the feat this season under the new coach, Spaniard Rafael Benitez.  In an interview for the club on Friday, Bale said, “for me the game in Munich was huge and the Lisbon final was one of the

  • Rony Lopes

    Monaco signs Rony Lopes from Manchester City

    Monaco: French side Monaco has announced the signing of Manchester City’s Portuguese attacking midfielder Rony Lopes. Vadim Vasilyev, vice president and CEO of AS Monaco said on Friday the club is delighted to welcome Lopes, who is a promising star, as he has already shown great adaptability and skills of a very high level while he was on loan to French side Lille, reports Efe.

  • BJP taunts Janata Pariwar ahead of their Swabhiman rally in Patna

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday taunted at Janata Pariwar ahead of its Swabhiman rally in Patna on Sunday, saying when they could not share ‘lichis and mangoes’, how could they expect to share seats. “People who could not share lichhis and mangoes, it is quite natural that they will face difficulties in seat sharing. We can see a division taking place in the Janata Pariwar well before the elections in

  • Chief Lalu Prasad

    Samajwadi Party to contest five seats in Bihar: Lalu Prasad

    Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad announced on Saturday that the Samajwadi Party (SP) of Mulayam Singh Yadav would contest from five seats in the upcoming Bihar assembly polls. “We have given five seats to SP to contest in the polls. Now it is also a part of the grand alliance along with my own party RJD, JD-U and Congress,” Lalu told at a press conference here.

  • Cheteshwar Pujara_ India vs Sri Lanka

    Cheteshwar Pujara’s unbeaten 101 takes India to 220/7 at tea

    Colombo: Cheteshwar Pujara scored his seventh century to help India reach 220/7 at tea on the second day of the third Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Saturday. Opening batsman Pujara was batting on 101 with Amit Mishra (24 not out) when tea was taken.

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi may attend ‘Swabhiman’ rally in Patna

    Patna: Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to attend the August 30 “Swabhiman” rally of the grand alliance of the RJD, JD-U, Congress and Samajwadi Party here. “Sonia Gandhi is likely to share dais with (Bihar Chief Minister) Nitish Kumar and (RJD chief) Lalu Prasad at the rally,” a senior leader of the grand alliance said. He said Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav may skip the rally.

  • Akhil

    Salman Khan to release teaser of Nagarjuna’s son’s film

    Chennai: Superstar Salman Khan will unveil the teaser of Akkineni Nagarjuna’s son Akhil’s debut film “Akhil” on Saturday. Two other popular actors will also release the film’s teaser along with Salman. “When Salman visited Chiranjeevi’s 60th birthday bash last week, he was requested to release the teaser by Nagarjuna, and he instantly agreed for the sake of their friendship. The teaser will be unveiled by Salman at 6.30 p.m.,” a source from

  • Nagarjuna

    Nagarjuna rings in 56th birthday in Thailand

    Chennai: Actor Nagarjuna, who turned 56 on Saturday, is holidaying with his family at a beach resort in Thailand. “Nagarjuna along with his wife Amala and sons Naga Chaitanya and Akhil is in Thailand on a short holiday. He will be celebrating his birthday with his family there,” a source close to the actor told IANS. On Saturday, he would also be releasing the teaser of his son Akhil’s debut Telugu film

  • Shraddha Kapoor

    Shraddha Kapoor glows at Namrata Joshipura’s LFW show

    Mumbai: Shraddha Kapoor was at her glowing and glamorous best on the Lakme Fashion Week winter-festive 2015 runway in a white ensemble by designer Namrata Joshipura, whose collection was inspired by the Lakmé Insta Light latest skincare innovation.

  • Minions

    ‘Minions’ grosses $1 bn globally

    Los Angeles: Universal-Illumination Entertainment’s “Minions” has crossed the $1 billion milestone at the worldwide box office. The animated comedy has minted $682 million internationally and $321.9 million in North America, making “Minions” the third highest grossing animated film of all time after “Frozen” and “Toy Story 3”, reports variety.com. Universal noted that the milestone also marks the first time any studio has had three films cross $1 billion at the worldwide box

  • Sandra Bullock

    Sandra Bullock dating photographer Bryan Randall?

    Los Angeles: Actress Sandra Bullock is reportedly dating photographer Bryan Randall, who is also a model. Randall is a native of Portland, Oregon, and the two have been dating for several months, according to a report by people.com. With a modelling career spanning nearly two decades, Randall has posed for Saint Laurent and Harper’s Bazaar. Bullock and the 49-year-old are said to have met through mutual friends and were spotted leaving a restaraunt