Free Press Journal
  • Kill cops but don’t commit suicide: Hardik tells Patel youth

    Ahmedabad: In a controversial remark, Hardik Patel, the 22 years old leader of the Patel quota stir, today advised a youth from the community to rather kill policemen than commit suicide. “If you have so much courage…then go and kill a couple of policemen. Patels never commit suicide,” Hardik said in Surat, speaking to a local youth, Vipul Desai, who had announced that he would commit suicide in support of the agitation.

  • Special status is no cure-all: Venkaiah Naidu

    Nellore (AP): Amid demands from opposition YSR Congress and other parties for special status for Andhra Pradesh as promised by the earlier UPA government, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the status alone wouldn’t guarantee economic development. “All problems will not be solved with the special status. Eleven states in the country have been given the special status and they now say they are poor. Special status is one of the issues

  • After Narendra Modi, Amit Shah trains gun on Nitish Kumar

    Patna/Purnea: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi blasted Bihar CM Nitish Kumar for being “arrogant” enough to reject the special package, BJP President Amit Shah also attacked Kumar on similar line, stating that he had no right to dismiss the package. “Arrogant and over-ambitious Nitish Kumar, who harboured a dream to become PM, does not have any right to reject the special package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore announced for the people

  • CPI calls protest against Centre’s ‘failure’ to curb inflation

    New Delhi: Charging the BJP-led Centre with being “least bothered” about the condition of common man, the Communist Party of India (CPI) said it will on Monday organise a nationwide protest against NDA’s failure to check inflation and agrarian crisis in the country. “Prices of all essential food items have touched rooftop and the Centre is least bothered about the plight of common man and fixed income groups of people.

  • Mamata Banerjee

    Mamata orders probe into assault on journalists

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday ordered an inquiry into the assault on journalists who were covering the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation polls, a senior state minister said.

  • FTII Protests

    I&B panel slams students, faculty; defends FTII administration

    Pune: An I and B Ministry panel has blamed the agitating students and the faculty of FTII for the prevailing situation at the campus here, as it defended the institute’s controversial decision to call police in the campus after the gherao of its director. The three-member committee headed by S M Khan, who is Registrar of Newspapers for India, said this in a report submitted to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry after visiting

  • CPI-M suspects RSS behind Patel Quota stir

    Jaipur: Raising suspicion over the agitation by the Patel community demanding quota under the OBC category, a CPI(M) leader today alleged that the RSS was behind the stir in order to abolish the reservation system. “Patel is the richest community in Gujarat which deserves no reservation. Hardik Patel is just a face and behind his uprising is RSS which has intention to abolish reservation system by creating such a mess,” CPI(M) leader Hannan

  • Indrani

    Indrani Mukherjea critical, next 48 hours crucial

    Mumbai: Former media magnate Indrani Mukerjea, prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, is still critical with the next 48 hours going to be crucial for her survival, according to JJ hospital, where she was rushed yesterday from Byculla prison with suspected drug overdose. “The next 48 hours will be critical for her,” J J Hospital Dean Dr T P Lahane told reporters today when asked if she is out of

  • FWICE strike has been unsuccessful: Co-chairman of producers council

    Mumbai: The strike by the members of the Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) against the Producers Association was unsuccessful, says JD Majethia, producer and Co-chairman of the Indian Film and TV Producers Council (IFTPC) as everybody, barring a few, were at work. Also, nobody has a problem with the issues raised by those on strike.

  • Aishwarya Rai

    Nothing to fret for not doing ‘Bajirao Mastani’: Aishwarya

    Mumbai: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who was earlier supposed to play Mastani in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani”, says she does not regret not being a part of the magnum opus project. Considered as his dream project, Bhansali was keen to cast Salman Khan and Aishwarya after the success of his home production “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” in 1999.

  • Mumbai City-FC

    Mumbai City to clash with Pune City in Maha derby

    Mumbai City FC and FC Pune City will open their Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 campaign with a state derby clash at the Balewadi Stadium in Pune on Monday.

  • Want to work with Sylvester Stallone again: Akshay Kumar

    Mumbai: Superstar Akshay Kumar says he wants to work with Hollywood action hero Sylvester Stallone again and is “greedy” for another opportunity. The 69-year-old “Rocky” star had made a special appearance in Akshay’s 2009 film “Kambakkht Ishq”. During a chat session on Twitter when a fan asked the “Brothers” star to name one actor/actress he would like to work with, Akshay replied, “It was great working with Mr Sylvester Stallone, as an actor

  • Hansal Mehta

    Hansal Mehta’s ‘Aligarh’ to open Mumbai Film Festival

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Hansal Mehta says he is overjoyed to see his real-life inspired drama “Aligarh” being selected to open the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, which will begin here from October 29. Set in a town in Uttar Pradesh from which the film takes its name, “Aligarh” is the story of an Aligarh Muslim University professor Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras (Manoj Bajpayee), who was fired for his sexuality and a young journalist

  • Amy Jackson

    ‘Singh Is Bling’ milestone of my career: Amy Jackson

    Mumbai: Actress Amy Jackson is not only overwhelmed with the response to her latest release “Singh Is Bling”, but she also believes that the film is the biggest milestone of her career.

  • Shahrukh Khan

    Bike rides to shoot ‘frees’ Shah Rukh’s mind

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan is having a gala time riding a motorbike to the shoot location of “Dilwale”, as the superstar says bike rides give him a feeling of being free. The bike was gifted to the 49-year-old “Happy New Year” actor by film’s director Rohit Shetty and he is not missing any chance to make the night schedules even better by his regular rides.

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Future of India, Bihar to be determined by poll outcome: Sonia

    Bhagalpur: The future of both Bihar and the country would be determined by the outcome of the “crucial” polls in the state, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said today while sharply attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom she described as an expert in “packaging and repacking”. Voters of Bihar will decide whether India would move towards “divisiveness or harmony”, she said at a poll rally in Kahalgaon near here as she tore into Modi’s

  • Kalburgi murder: Six writers return awards over slow probe

    Bengaluru: Upset over the delay in arrest of Kannada thinker M M Kalburgi’s killers even a month after he was gunned down, six Kannada writers today returned their awards to Kannada Sahitya Parishat.

  • Two burnt to death in Ghaziabad road accident

    Ghaziabad: Two people were burnt to death in an auto when an Alto car rammed into it. The auto turned turtle and the passengers could not be rescued as the three-wheeler caught fire, police said here. The incident occurred on National Highway 58 near Duhai village.