Free Press Journal
  • Dance bars

    Maharashtra reluctant to revive dance bars

    Mumbai: Maharashtra hoteliers were jubilant on Thursday after the Supreme Court gave a conditional go ahead for dance bars but the state government seemed reluctant to revive what was once the jewel in Mumbai’s night life that was abruptly killed 10 years ago.

  • Gulmarg Gondola

    J&K: Vigilance busts Gulmarg Gondola fake ticket racket

    Jammu: The State Vigilance Commission has busted a fake ticket racket of Gondola cable car project in the famous ski-resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, after it was found that the project’s database system was compromised to obtain fake tickets worth around Rs 5 lakh online. “On a secret enquiry conducted by the State Vigilance Commission, it was established that database system of Gulmarg Gondola Project provided by ‘Afford Infocom Pvt Ltd’ had been compromised to obtain fake tickets on Net,

  • geeta

    India’s daughter Geeta to be brought back soon, says MEA

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said bringing Geeta back is not dependent on whether or not her parents are discovered, adding that she is the daughter of India and it is the nation’s duty to bring her back. Stating that Geeta’s Indian nationality has already been verified and very soon she will be brought to India, MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the procedure of bringing her back to

  • Pakistan submarine fires at four Indian boats, 24 fishermen arrested

    Jakhau (Gujarat): Pakistan submarine on Thursday fired at four Indian boats carrying 25 fishermen on port of Jakhau village in Gujarat. One fisherman was injured in the firing and 24 others were arrested by Pakistan navy. Earlier, Pakistani navy had fired at an Indian boat off the Gujarat coast, killing one fisherman. According to the reports, Pakistan has seized 837 Indian boats and has put 257 Indian fishermen in jails.

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    New Nepalese deputy PM Kamal Thapa visiting India October 17-19

    New Delhi: Nepal’s new Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa is visiting India from October 17-19, in his maiden visit abroad after taking over a few days ago, during which both sides are likely to discuss all issues of mutual concern. External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said Thapa, who is also the Himalayan country’s foreign minister, is visiting India within a week of assuming office. He said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will

  • Prakash Javadekar

    Freedom of expression in root of democracy: Prakash Javadekar

    New Delhi: Asserting that freedom of expression was in the root of democracy, BJP today again differed with its ally Shiv Sena over the latter’s opposition to former Pakistani foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri’s book launch in Mumbai and Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali’s concert. Union Minister Prakash Javadekar described his party BJP’s current relation with Sena as “as usual” and dismissed Sena’s barb at Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis that he did not understand the state much, saying “Maharashtra people do not

  • Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Writers’ protest is Congress sponsored, alleges BJP

    New Delhi: Questioning why the writers did not protest in a similar manner after riots and killings in the past, BJP today alleged it was a “Congress sponsored” move and those returning awards in the wake of Dadri incident were doing a “new kind of politics” after their “patrons” lost. “We respect their intelligence but if they stand in support of a party that has lost election, Anand Sharma will talk about it, then it will further clarify that it

  • Bihar Elections

    NCP quits Third Front, cites Mulayam’s “pro-BJP statement”

    Patna: The Third Front in Bihar was jolted in the midst of the Assembly polls as Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today decided to walk out of the grouping citing “pro-BJP statements” by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. NCP General Secretary and MP Tariq Anwar announced the party’s decision to quit the six-party Third Front at a press conference here.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi pays tributes to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, calls for innovations 

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid rich tributes to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and called for more innovations that could benefit the world at large. Unveiling a bust of the late president in the Defence Research and Development Organisation complex here on the occasion of Kalam’s birth anniversary, Modi said a memorial to him would be built at his birthplace Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu.

  • Movie Review: Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2

    By the time Kartik Aaryan’s ‘penis monologue'(as opposed to Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues) comes on full-throttle, we are so bloody hooked to the very familiar very mortifying and yet very comforting love life of our three protagonists that we are positively rooting for the underdogs.

  • football

    5 Nepali footballers arrested on match fixing charges

    Kathmandu: Five Nepali football players including the national team skipper have been arrested for their alleged involvement in match fixing. Besides skipper Sagar Thapak, Nepal Police yesterday arrested Sandeep Rai, Ritesh Thapa, Anjan KC And Bikash Singh Chhetri for fixing even international matches on different occasions, according to the police.

  • Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi

    10 sentenced to death in Egypt over Al Qaeda links

    Cairo: An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced 10 convicts to death over charges of establishing a terror group linked to Al Qaeda. The 10 were among 68 defendants tried at Cairo’s Criminal Court, Xinhua news agency reported. The sentence will still have to be reviewed by the Grand Mufti.

  • Pakistan, Man hanged, Pervez Musharraf

    Sri Lanka hiring hangman despite plan to axe death penalty

    Colombo: Sri Lanka today said it was close to filling a longstanding vacancy for a hangman — even though it has not executed anyone since 1976. Two candidates have been shortlisted for the job, which came vacant last year when the incumbent quit after getting cold feet on seeing the gallows.

  • Didier Burkhalter

    Swiss support int probe of Afghan hospital bombing: Minister

    Geneva: Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter today said his country supported the use of an international commission based in Bern to probe a deadly US air strike on an Afghan hospital. Doctors Without Borders, which ran the hospital, has called for the Bern-based body to investigate the strike on a hospital in the northern city of Kunduz on October 3, which killed 22 people, including 12 of the medical charity’s staff.

  • Ahmet Davutoglu

    Turkey says 10 more suspects detained over bombings

    Ankara: Turkey’s prime minister says authorities investigating the blasts at a peace rally that killed 99 people have detained 10 more people suspected of links to Kurdish rebels and the Islamic State group. Ahmet Davutoglu said today the suspects were detained in the last two days. Some detentions were linked to two suspects who were detained on Wednesday for posting tweets about a bombing in Ankara a day before the suicide bombings occurred. The government said the two have links to

  • Sourav Ganguly

    Sourav Ganguly officially takes over as CAB president

    Kolkata: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Thursday officially took over the reins as president of the cash-rich Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) following his unanimous election to the top post at a special general meeting here. Ganguly replaces cricket czar Jagmohan Dalmiya, who died on September 20.

  • Alastair Cook

    Alastair Cook’s hundred leads England fightback

    Abu Dhabi: England captain Alastair Cook knocked a solid hundred to lead England’s fightback on the third day of the first Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi today. Cook continued to bat without much problem as he reached 116 to take his team to 197 for one at tea with Ian Bell on 31 as the pair thwart Pakistan’s pace-cum-spin attack on a Sheikh Zayed Stadium pitch.

  • Smartphones

    Your smartphone can help detect bipolar disorder

    Washington: Smartphones can accurately detect changes in mood that are indicative of bipolar disorder, a new study suggests. Venet Osmani at the Center for Research and Telecommunication Experimentation for Networked Communities in Trento, Italy, has found that the Behaviour patterns associated with bipolar disorder can be accurately detected by smartphone sensors.

  • cannabis

    Croatia legalises cannabis for medicinal use

    Zagreb: The Croatian government on Thursday legalised the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, which may be prescribed to patients suffering from diseases such as multiple sclerosis, cancer, epilepsy or AIDS. The Croatian press reported that for now it will not be offered in pharmacies but through eight pharmaceutical companies, EFE news reported. Under the regulations, doctors will be able to prescribe medicine, teas and ointment containing THC, the active element in