Free Press Journal
  • Call centre employee gang-raped in Bengaluru

    Bengaluru: A call centre woman employee was allegedly gang-raped by two men in South-East Bengaluru. “A woman in her twenties, an employee with a call centre here, was gang-raped on the night of October 3 by two persons in South-East Bengaluru,” City Police Commissioner N S Megharikh told reporters here.

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    Irrfan Khan Bollywood’s new poster boy

    After winning hearts in Piku, Irrfan Khan has found a new level of acceptance in mainstream Bollywood cinema. He will be seen in pivotal roles in two back-to-back releases. Last week was Meghna Gulzar’s Talvar and this week is Sanjay Gupta’s Jazbaa.

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Yogendra Yadav meets farmers in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Expelled Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav, who has formed ‘Swaraj Abhiyan’, has started his Maharashtra visit with a farmers meeting in Nanded district.

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    Pakistan giving ‘independent soldier’ status to terrorists: Sena

    Mumbai: Hitting out at Pakistan after four jawans were killed in Kashmir, Shiv Sena today said it has accorded “independent soldiers” status to terrorists for which India is paying a heavy price and rued there’s a dearth of political will to carry out Myanmar-like strikes in PoK.

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra’s Quantico clicks is it goodbye to Bollywood

    Buzz is all around with Priyanka Chopra’s latest American series Quantico which has resulted in her shifting base to Los Angeles. A Bollywood filmmaker who has worked with Priyanka Chopra warns, “We’ve seen other flash-in-the-pan successes in the West. Barring Irrfan Khan, no Indian actor has a career in American cinema. If Priyanka plans to move between two continents, she must be warned that even A R Rahman left Bollywood confused by his long absences.”

  • Six sentenced for life in murder case

    Hisar: Six persons, including four brothers, were sentenced for life by a court here for murdering a man in the district nearly two years ago. Additional District and Sessions Judge Hisar, Purushotam Dass yesterday awarded life imprisonment to Kuldeep, Dholia, Madan and Sunder (all brothers) and Himmat Singh and Shamsher, all residents of village Mangali after finding them guilty of murdering Nafe Singh over a dispute. The convicts were also asked to pay a fine

  • National convention of Konkan Ithihas Parishad next year

    Thane (Maharashtra): The sixth national convention of Konkan Itihas Parishad (KIP) will be held on January 17 next year in Thane city. During the event, freedom fighter and writer Prakashchandra P Shirodkar will be awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’, KIP President Dawood Dalvi told reporters today. Shirodkar, was the first speaker of the erstwhile Goa, Daman and Diu Legislative Assembly. During the day-long convention, a ‘granth-dindi’ (book-procession) will be taken out. Moreover, research papers will be presented

  • Tejaswi downplays age controversy, says not answerable to BJP

    Patna : Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav’s younger son Tejaswi on Tuesday claimed that there is no dispute with regard to his age and said that the Election Commission was aware of it.

  • Bihar polls: Lalu Prasad Yadav downplays his sons’ age discrepancies

    Patna : Swatting away rumors on the discrepancies in the age of his sons as per the affidavits filed by them, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday said that there was no error whatsoever and what was mentioned in the voter list was final. “Tejaswi’s age in voter id is real and there is no dispute related to that. What is written in the voter list is final,” Lalu

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    Dadri case: Victim’s family demands justice, calls for unity

    Noida : The family members of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was beaten to death in Dadri’s Bishada village over rumours that he had stored beef at his residence, today demanded justice and urged all politicians not to politicise the issue.

  • Azam Khan

    Azam Khan leaving no stone unturned to destroy U.P: Sanjeev Balyan

    New Delhi : Minister of state for Agriculture Sanjeev Balyan on Tuesday slammed Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare and Urban Development Minister Azam Khan saying that the latter was single handedly destroying his state, and was responsible for all the rampant evil in U.P.

  • Protests in J&K Assembly for second day

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was rocked by protests for the second day today as opposition members stormed the well of the House demanding adjournment of Question Hour to discuss various issues including regularisation of casual workers.

  • Tokyo shares open higher

    Tokyo: Tokyo shares surged at the opening on Tuesday as investors’ sentiment here was high by overnight gains in overseas markets and a broad deal reached by the 12 members of the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talk. At 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 350.68 points, or 1.95 percent, from Monday to 18,356.17, Xinhua news agency reported. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo

  • Grenade explosion kills detained militant leader in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: An explosives expert of the Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) was killed today when he detonated a grenade while security forces searched for weapons in one of the hideouts of the militant group, police said.

  • French Stocks

    French stock market index up 3.54 percent

    Paris: The French stock market benchmark index CAC 40 gained an advance of 3.54 percent to close at 4,616.90 points on Monday, up 158.02 points. The CAC 40 of Paris was encouraged to close higher on Monday with all of the 40 selected stocks gaining advance, Xinhua news agency reported. The top three gainers on Monday were ArcelorMittal, up 8.65 percent, Technip, up 7.55 percent, and Accor, up 5.33 percent. In the

  • US protests Baghdad opening Green Zone to traffic

    Washington: The United States protested the opening of Baghdad’s “Green Zone” to the public, after 12 years of closure of the heavily fortified area home to top Iraqi political institutions and embassies.

  • Schools, colleges to remain closed after Varanasi violence

    Lucknow: Schools, colleges and other institutions remain closed in Varanasi on Tuesday, following Monday’s violence that erupted when saints and Hindu religious groups were protesting against a lathi charge and ban on immersion of idols in Ganga.

  • Four gravely injured after drunken men open fire on public

    New Delhi : A group of drunken men opened fire on the public, injuring four including a twelve year old girl, after they were pelted with stones for creating a commotion in their inebriated state, in Krishna Nagar last night. The situation got out of hand after the angry public resorted to stone-pelting at the intoxicated who then fired six to seven rounds on the people. A local dealer shop was destroyed in