Free Press Journal
  • arup raha IAF Chief

    India, Thailand to strengthen bilateral defence ties

    Bangkok: India and Thailand today pledged to take bilateral defence ties to greater heights, calling for cooperation in several areas including disaster management, information exchange and “sea migration”. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha who is here on an official visit held talks with Gen Worapong Sanganetra, Chief of Defence Forces of Thailand, Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Air Force Treetod Sonjance and Gen Udomdej Sitabutr, Thai Deputy Minister of Defence.

  • Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan

    I think I sing better than SRK: Salman Khan

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan believes he is a better singer in comparison to his contemporary Shah Rukh Khan. At a promotional event of of Salman’s upcoming home production “Hero”, singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, who has sung ‘Yadaan Teriyaan’, was asked this question and chose a safe reply.

  • Sheena murder: Skeletal remains match DNA samples

    Mumbai: Claiming a breakthrough in the sensational Sheena murder case, police said forensic tests today confirmed that the DNA samples of the skeletal remains exhumed from the Raigad forests matched those of Indrani Mukerjea and Mikhail Bora. In a related development, a local court remanded in judicial custody for two weeks Indrani and her driver Shyam Rai while the other accused Sanjay Khanna was taken to Kolkata for being produced in a

  • ‘Muhurat’ doesn’t drive marriage decisions for single Indians

    New Delhi: Does a ‘muhurat’ or an auspicious date and time drive marriage-related decisions? A majority of single Indians say no, according to a survey. In the survey by online matrimony platform Shaadi.com, conducted to validate if ‘muhurat’ is important for any kind of decision making, especially related to one’s marriage, 53.8 percent of the respondents said they don’t pay heed to it.

  • Harshaali Malhotra, Kabir Khan

    Harshaali Malhotra, Kabir Khan bag ITA Awards

    Mumbai: Salman Khan’s “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” received an outstanding response while the film’s director Kabir Khan and child artist Harshaali Malhotra managed to add star power to the 15th Indian Television Academy (ITA) Awards where they were presented with the Popular Director and Best Child Artist award.

  • Shahid Kapoor Mira Rajput

    Shahid wishes Mira happy birthday with an adorable Insta post

    Los Angeles: Actor Shahid Kapoor, who prefers keeping his personal life and wife Mira Rajput away from the paparazzi, wished her happy birthday on Instagram today. The 34-year-old actor shared an adorable, much-in-love candid wedding picture on Instagram.

  • Sonalli Sehgal

    Actress Sonalli Sehgal to be face of Bengal Fashion Week

    Kolkata: Bollywood actor Sonalli Sehgal of “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” fame will be the showstopper of ace fashion designer Manoviraj Khosla’s show in the upcoming Bengal Fashion Week. Sonalli, busy with promotions for “Pyaar Ki Punchnama 2” and “The Wedding Pullav”, said it was comfortable for her to be draped with a Manoviraj outfit as she feels he conjures beautiful embroidered dresses for his models.

  • 10 most gorgeous step wells in India

    We must have visited historical forts and palaces in order to gain a time travelling experience. India is dynamic when it comes to its culture and heritage. One such part of it are the step wells which were created by our ancestors and are now a place of tourism for us. They are nothing but large wells built as a water resource system by the royals who ruled during that period. They are locally

  • Indian Women

    Breaking stereotypes: Indian women going solo to explore world

    Mumbai:Even as there are various challenges faced by solo travellers, more and more women (70 per cent)in the country have either gone on a solo trip or are planning one, according to a recent survey. About 37 per cent of Indian women travellers have done a solo trip while 33 per cent are open to the idea of travelling solo, revealed a recent survey commissioned by global travel search engine Skyscanner.

  • Salman Khan

    Salman Khan case: Bombay HC orders fresh paper-book

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday directed its registry to prepare a fresh paper-book — a compilation of documentary evidence in the 2002 accident case and conviction of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan — by Friday as it was not made properly as per rules. At a hearing before Justice A.R. Joshi, Salman’s counsel Amit Desai said certain documents, which were not required, have been included and pointed out other discrepancies in the

  • ganesh procession

    Which law allows immersion procession on pvt road? HC

    Mumbai:  The Bombay High Court today sought to know from the Maharashtra government under which law it allows Ganpati and Navratri processions on private roads leading to immersion points, even when residents along private roads have raised objections. A division bench of justices A S Oka and V L Achliya asked the government to inform by September 14 under what provisions of law does it allow processions on private property.

  • 17 policemen die in Afghanistan NATO attack

    Kabul: At least 17 counter-narcotics policemen were killed by NATO-coalition troops in an air strike in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, a senior government official said on Monday. The police personnel were carrying out a counter-narcotics operation when the incident took place in Sangin district of Helmand province, Tolo news quoted the government official as saying. In addition, four policemen were also injured. NATO was yet to comment on the incident.

  • Petrol, Diesel

    Maharashtra to abolish LBT on petrol and diesel within 15 days

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to abolish the Local Body Tax (LBT) within 15 days on petrol and diesel to end the disparity between fuel dealers and other traders. The decision comes after discussions between the state government and petrol/diesel pump owners over its imposition. State Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar however said that the government will impose an alternate tax in place of LBT.

  • Alexis Tsipras

    Greek ex-PM Alexis Tsipras to improve bailout terms

    Athens: Former Greek premier and leader of leftist Syriza party Alexis Tsipras has vowed to improve terms for the third bailout with creditors in order to implement social policies that were in the pipeline during the seven months of his government, the media reported on Monday.

  • Gold firms up on improved buying, silver ends steady

    Mumbai: Gold prices firmed up further at the domestic bullion market here on increased offtake from stockists and retailers despite sluggish overseas sentiment. In contrast, silver ended steady due to lack of demand from consuming industries.

  • Thai, Bangkok blast

    Two Indians taken into custody in Thai bombing case

    Bangkok: Two Indians have been taken into custody for questioning after they were seen on CCTVs talking to a foreign suspect wanted in Thailand’s deadliest bombing at a temple here while a person arrested in the case told police that the mastermind of the attack had fled the country.

  • J&K imposes 12.5% service tax on commercial helicopter rides

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has imposed a tax of 12.5 per cent on sale of tickets for commercial helicopters services in the state. “We have decided to impose 12.5 per cent tax on commercial helicopter services in the state,” state’s Finance Minister Haseeb Ahmad Drabu told PTI today. The minister did not divulge further details of the order. However, officials said the tax was proposed by the Commercial Taxes Department on grounds

  • Jayant Sinha

    There is “space” to accommodate OROP burden: MoS Jayant Sinha

    New Delhi: Government today said it has the “space” to absorb the burden of Rs.8000-10,000 crore on account of OROP and that it would not hurt its fiscal consolidation programme. “We have the fiscal space to be able to absorb this without having any impact of the fiscal deficit target, which is 3.9 per cent. So, we have taken that into account as we have prepared the One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme,”

  • Jammu Kashmir floods

    Kashmir sees shutdown on first anniversary of worst floods

    Srinagar: Kashmir today observed the first anniversary of its worst floods with a shutdown called by opposition National Conference, separatist groups and trade bodies to protest inadequate rehabilitation in the aftermath of the deluge that caused massive destruction besides leaving nearly 300 dead.

  • hardik-patel

    Quota Row: Hardik Patel prevented from meeting BJP MLA

    Ahmedabad: Patel quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel’s fresh drive to muster the support of MLAs of to his community today ran into police resistance as he was stopped from meeting local MLA Vallabh Kakadia here. Hardik, convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), had earlier announced that PAAS members will give a rose to each Patel community MLA in Gujarat as part of their drive to know whether these legislators support their quota agitation