Free Press Journal
  • Alia Bhatt

    Wrong to speak on behalf of the filmmakers: Alia on “Shuddhi”

    Mumbai: Actress Alia Bhatt is not keen to divulge any details about “Shuddhi” amid strong rumours that the troubled project is finally being shelved. The last time “Shuddhi” was in news is when Alia and Varun Dhawan were announced as its new cast. Now, gossip mills are abuzz about its undecided fate but there is no official statement from the makers regarding the same.

  • Lalu Prasad

    End communalism this Durga Puja: Lalu Prasad

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday called on people of Bihar to celebrate Durga Puja this year by ending communalism and defeating the BJP-led NDA in the ongoing state assembly polls.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Engage in debate not vandalism to express views: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Union minister Arun Jaitley today came out strongly against the “extremely disturbing trend” of people resorting to vandalism to register contrarian views and said there has to be a proper “civilised mode” of discussing and debating issues.

  • people working in organisation

    ‘Flexible hrs, recognition more imp than salary for employees’

    New Delhi: Employees are increasingly giving more importance to non-monetary compensation like flexible hours and recognition over salary and bonus, a report says. According to the compensation and benefits report published by Top Employers Institute, salary and bonus continue to lose importance as compared to non-monetary elements. The survey was based on a sample size of 600 companies in 96 countries.

  • Chronology of 2014 Uber rape case

    New Delhi: A court here on Tuesday convicted Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav of raping a woman executive last year.

  • Uber rape, Delhi Victim

    Uber rape: Will appeal for life imprisonment, says prosecutor

    New Delhi : Special Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava on Tuesday said that he will be appealing for the maximum punishment that is life imprisonment for the accused Shiv Kumar Yadav in the Uber rape case.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    India seeks investment from BRICS partners

    Moscow: India today asked BRICS partners to invest in its flagship programmes including ‘Make in India’ and ‘Skill India’ while making a strong pitch for removal of structural impediments for increasing trade engagement amongst members of the group. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, while speaking at a meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Ministers of Industries, said the government has laid down a clear roadmap for lowering corporate taxes

  • Arun Jaitley cautions Shiv Sena, calls for restrained approach

    New Delhi : Asserting that the BJP does not encourage intolerance in the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday attempted to downplay the Shiv Sena’s attack on the BCCI headquarters aimed at disrupting the India-Pakistan cricket talks and said that there is a need to convey the opinions and differences in a more restrained manner.

  • Global alliance calls for carbon pricing policies

    Washington: An unprecedented international alliance of global leaders has asked the countries around the world to put a price on carbon to strengthen the fight against climate change ahead of a key summit Paris later this year to tackle the challenges posed by global warming.

  • CIL stake sale: Foreign bankers wary, deadline extended

    New Delhi: The government has for the third time extended deadline for appointment of merchant bankers for the mega Rs 21,000-crore share sale in Coal India Ltd after global investment banks flagged concerns over the company allegedly not meeting green commitments. It plans to sell 10 per cent stake in the world’s largest coal miner, but got virtually no response from foreign merchant bankers over the company purportedly not complying with its own

  • Future belongs to countries with grains, not guns: Swaminathan

    Washington: Asserting that the future belongs to countries with grains and not guns, father of India’s Green Revolution M S Swaminathan said India should give more priority to agriculture sector, the backbone of its economy. “Agriculture requires much more priority. Science requires more priority. Scientific bodies require more autonomy. People should be able to work on a problem,” Swaminathan said in response to a question after his presentation at the Center for Strategic

  • Notice issued to Sports Ministry on ill-treatment to deaf, mute players

    New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports over reports of ill-treatment meted out to deaf and mute players. The NHRC notice is based on a media report that passports of Indian players, gone to participate in Asia-Pacific Deaf Games, were seized in Chinese Taipei due to non-payment of hotel bills. The NHRC has sought a report within four weeks. It also

  • Pappu Yadav

    Without Third Front, no govt will be formed in Bihar: Pappu Yadav

    Ghoshwari-Baijna (Mokama): No government will be formed in Bihar without the support of Third Front, says controversial Madhepura MP Pappu Yadav stressing that the the other two alliances are unlikely to get majority in the Assembly polls.

  • BJP

    BJP questions fairness of Panchayat polls in UP

    Lucknow: The BJP on Tuesday questioned the fairness of the ongoing Panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh and accused the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) of trying to arm-twist officials.

  • Congress workers protest at Kejriwal’s residence

    New Delhi: Congress women workers on Tuesday staged a protest against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal outside his residence, seeking his resignation for not fulfilling the promise to make Delhi safe. Former Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Barkha Singh led the protest. “Kejriwal has failed to fulfil his promises of making Delhi safe for women. He promised to install CCTV cameras and guards in every bus, but nothing has been done

  • Locals, security personnel using Nepalese SIM in border areas

    Nabhidang(Uttarakhand): Local residents and even security personnel are using Nepalese SIM cards in border
    areas as no state-owned or private telecom company from India is providing services there, raising security issues.

  • 19 Indian-Canadians elected to Canadian parliament

    Toronto: The Indian-Canadians more than doubled their representation in the Canadian parliament from eight to 19 as Canadians voted out the Conservative Party by handing out a landslide to the Liberal Party on Monday.

  • One killed, two injured in clash over poll related rivalry

    Mainpuri (UP): One person was shot dead and two others injured in a clash between two rival groups contesting block development committee (BDC) elections here, police said today. The incident took place yesterday when groups of Jarman Singh Yadav and Dinesh Yadav, who had contested BDC member elections held on October 17, clashed in Nagla Bani in Dannahar area here. In the firing, Baba alias Sudhir (37) of Jarman group died on the spot while two others