Free Press Journal
  • ‘Jharkhand lags behind in construction of toilets’

    Ranchi: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in a report said that Jharkhand lags behind in construction of toilets in schools and other places. The CAG report said: “Jharkhand achieved construction of school toilets to 9,809 which is 66 percent of the set target of 14,859 during 2009 and 2014 financial year.”

  • Court pulls up Delhi govt in a 1997 cheating case

    New Delhi: A court here has pulled up Delhi government for its plea seeking to recall some prosecution witnesses in a 1997 cheating case, saying the petition was “hopelessly barred by limitation” and the state does not seem interested in getting the matter disposed of expeditiously. “The present revision petition is hopelessly barred by limitation and is devoid of any merits as well because the matter pertains to year 1997 and despite lapse

  • Pakistan, Blast

    Suicide blast kills 4 in northwest Pakistan

    Peshawar : At least four persons were killed and 56 others injured today when a suicide bomber targeted a vehicle of a line officer in Pakistan’s restive northwestern tribal region, officials said. The bomber blew himself up when the vehicle came out from the office of the tribal police in Jamrud tehsil of Khyber Agency bordering Afghanistan, killing four persons including two line officers, they said. At least 15 security personnel were among 56 injured. As

  • harish rawat

    Harish Rawat seeks special assistance for Ardhakumbh mela

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat has sought a special assistance of Rs 500 crore from the Centre for the safe conduct of Ardhakumbh Mela during which huge crowds of devotees are likely to converge on the banks of the Ganga in Haridwar. Making the demand at a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Delhi yesterday, Rawat said an estimated 7-8 crore pilgrims from across the country and abroad are likely to

  • Ashok Chowdhary

    We will see whose record is broken at Bhagalpur: Congress

    New Delhi: Congress leader Ashok Chowdhary on Tuesday said that till now the party has broken records with the number of people attending their rallies, and now, they will see whose record is broken at the Bhagalpur rally being addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

  • Paul Muthoot murder

    13 held guilty for Paul Muthoot murder

    Thiruvananthapuram: A special CBI court here on Tuesday pronounced 13 accused guilty for the 2009 murder of Paul Muthoot George, who was stabbed to death.

  • Agitated mob sets fire to houses of Manipur minister, lawmakers

    Imphal: Irate mob set afire the houses of Manipur Health Minister Phungjathang Tonsing, Lok Sabha MP Thangso Baite, Hill Areas Committee Chairman of State Assembly Chaltolien Amo and four Congress MLAs TN Haokip, Manga Vaiphei, Ginsuanhau and Vungjagin Valte in Churachandpur District last night.

  • AMU teacher’s association demands transparency in admissions

    Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University Teachers Association (AMUTA) has called for greater transparency in admissions to the distinguished university. In a letter to the AMU Vice-Chancellor, AMUTA Secretary Mustafa Zaidi urged him to take cognisance of the concerns of teachers on this score. Zaidi also reiterated AMUTA’s demand for instituting a CBI probe into this year’s medical entrance test and he demanded that till such a probe was carried out, the incumbent Controller for

  • Siddharth Das, Indrani Mukerjea

    Hang Indrani if she killed my daughter: father Siddharth Das

    Kolkata : In a new development in the Sheena Bora murder case, Siddarth Das who confirmed that he is the biological father of Sheena, said on Tuesday that if Indrani Mukerjea was indeed the culprit then she should be hanged.

  • 2 women assaulted for resisting rape attempt

    Etah (UP): Two married women were allegedly assaulted in separate incidents here after they resisted ‘rape’ attempt on them, police said today. A woman was allegedly assaulted by one Megh Singh at Lohakhar village under Kotwali Bagwala on Sunday, they said. The man allegedly attempted rape on the woman when she was working in her field. When she resisted, he beat her up and also threatened to kill her, they said.

  • Mullah Omar

    Mullah Omar sheltered by ISI: Clinton email

    Washington: Top Taliban leader Mullah Omar was sheltered by Pakistan’s powerful spy agency ISI after theoutfit’s leadership fled from Afghanistan in 2001, according to an email received by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton during her tenure.

  • Fall in infant mortality rate in Koraput district of Odisha

    Koraput (Odisha): The infant mortality rate (IMR) has registered a fall in tribal-dominated Koraput district after introduction of the National Rural Health Mission. The District Welfare Department (DSW), entrusted with spreading awareness and providing logistical support to pregnant women in rural areas, has also has its share in it, officials said.

  • Two minor blasts reported in separate incidents in Pune

    Pune: One person was killed and another injured in a gas cylinder explosion at a scrap shop at Kondhwa in the city today, police said. The reason behind the blast which occurred near Khadi machine square in the area is being investigated, city police control room said. In another incident, a two-wheeler rider was injured in a blast, reportedly set off by some chemical explosives wrapped to his bike at Narayangaon village in

  • Nana, John

    Nana Patekar’s temper is justified: John Abraham

    Mumbai: Nana Patekar is known for his short temper but his “Welcome Back” co-star John Abraham says he would not blame the senior actor for getting angry as he is an honest person.

  • Jennifer Lopez

    Jennifer Lopez’s technical wardrobe

    New York: Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez reportedly has a high-tech system to remember everything she wears so she does not repeat her outfits. Lopez, 46, uses a database to help her pick her outfits, reported the New York Daily News. “She had her feet up at a meeting, and someone noticed that she had a bar code on her shoe and asked her if she borrowed them. “Jennifer laughed and said no, that she has her own internal bar

  • Chris Brown

    Chris Brown hit with lawsuit over nightclub shooting

    Los Angeles: Rapper Chris Brown is being sued over a private San Jose, California, concert earlier this year where a shooting broke out and five people were injured. Paul Briley has filed a lawsuit against Brown, 26, claiming that Brown failed to provide sufficient security and that he is now permanently injured as a result. In Briley’s claim, he states that since Brown had multiple violent incidents at shows before that San Jose concert, he should

  • Saif, Katrina

    Saif- Katrina starrer Phantom mints 33 Cr in first weekend at domestic B.O

    New Delhi : Despite ban in Pakistan, Kabir Khan’s directorial ‘Phantom’, starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif seems to be doing well at the domestic box-office, as it has cashed-in Rs 33.18 crores in its opening weekend. According to sources, the action thriller, which was released on August 28, collected merely Rs 8.46 crores on its opening day, however, the collections rose up on the very next day on account of the

  • Tyga, Kylie

    Secret lovers Tyga, Kylie Jenner stamp their relationship in new music video

    New York : Seems like Tyga and Kylie Jenner have officially stamped their relationship as they were seen making out in the rappers new single `Stimulated`s music video. In the 25-year-old rapper’s latest music video, the reality star is seen cuddling with her lover in a mansion where Tyga raps some naughty lyrics addressing the haters who always blame Jenner for being very young for relationship with him, the New York Post reported. However,

  • Vidya Balan

    Women’s empowerment first personal, then national issue: Vidya Balan

    New Delhi: In her own way through the wide-reaching platform of cinema, successful and acclaimed Indian actress Vidya Balan has been pushing the idea of a strong, independent and woman-with-a-voice through invigorating roles in “Kahaani” and “No One Killed Jessica”. She says empowerment is a cause which must be “personal” for every woman before it is regarded as a “national issue”.