Free Press Journal
  • Kailash-Vijayvargiya

    Vijavargiya in another controversy, likens Shatrughan to a dog

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya today likened sulking Bihar party MP Shatrughan Sinha to a dog as he landed himself in another controversy barely 24 hours after the party-led NDA was humiliated in Bihar Assembly polls. The dog analogy was used by Vijayvargiya, a BJP General Secretary and a party strategist for Bihar Assembly polls, days after he was forced to withdraw his controversial tweets targeting Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

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    Catalan parl starts secession debate in showdown with Madrid

    Barcelona: Lawmakers in Catalonia made impassionate pleas today for and against independence for their wealthy region ahead of a much-anticipated vote on whether to launch an 18-month process towards secession from Spain. Pro-independence parties in the northeastern region tabled a resolution to secede from the rest of the country last month and the Barcelona-based parliament — where separatists have a majority — kicked off a debate on the issue early today before the vote.

  • Lufthansa Pilot strike

    113,000 passengers grounded as Lufthansa crew expands strike

    Berlin: Germany’s biggest airline Lufthansa scrapped 929 flights today, grounding 113,000 passengers, as cabin crew expanded their strike, with the company and union trading blame over the industrial action. The strike, now in its third day, is expected to last a week, becoming the longest in Lufthansa’s history as both sides fail to agree on cost cuts. Besides Germany’s biggest airport of Frankfurt, the strike has also affected Duesseldorf and the southern transit

  • Huma Qureshi

    I’m growing wiser: Huma Qureshi

    New Delhi: Huma Qureshi says that as an actress she sometimes overthinks and overanalyses things. However, she feels that she is “growing wiser” with time.

  • It was one-sided: Yuvika on romance with Prince in ‘Bigg Boss Nau’

    New Delhi: Actress Yuvika Chaudhary, who is the fifth contestant to get eliminated from the controversial reality show “Bigg Boss Nau”, says the romance that was blooming inside the house between contestant Prince Narula and her was “one-sided”.

  • DRL says taking corrective actions after FDA warning letter

    Hyderabad: Dr Reddy’s Laboratories today said the US Food and Drug Administration has directed it to get a third party assessment of its three manufacturing plants for which it received warning letter last week. Dr. Reddy’s CEO G V Prasad also said the company is in the process of shifting some of the products to other plants in the wake of warning letters.

  • China to allow direct trade of yuan with Swiss franc

    Shanghai: China’s national foreign exchange market will introduce direct trading of the Swiss franc, the operator said today, as the country pushes greater international use of its yuan currency. Trading of the Switzerland currency against the yuan begins on Tuesday, the China Foreign Exchange Trade System said in a statement on its website. Direct trade increases efficiency and cuts transactions costs as deals do not use a third currency like the US dollar.

  • Khadga-Prasad-Oli

    Nepal asks India to remove border obstruction

    Kathmandu: Nepal on Monday asked India to remove the ongoing obstruction at its border and resume the supply of fuel and essential commodities to the Himalayan nation.

  • Suresh Prabhu

    All budgetary announcements fulfilled by Railway Min: Prabhu

    Mumbai: Claiming that all budgetary announcements made in the Railway Budget this year have been fulfilled, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today listed a slew of projects currently in the pipeline for the country’s biggest employer. Addressing a gathering of public representatives and railway staffers at Borivali train station here, Prabhu said, “Earlier, only announcements were being made. But I made 103 budgetary announcements in our first full-fledged budget this year and I am

  • NGT asks NOIDA to issue public notice on challenge to ESZ

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal today directed NOIDA authority to publicly announce that any property deal in its area will be subject to the final outcome of judicial proceedings on the issue of Environment Ministry’s demarcation of eco-sensitive zone (ESZ) around the Okhla bird sanctuary. “You issue notice for the general public as many people may have indulged in property or land deals in the area. The notice should specifically state that

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Cong workers feel Rahul should take over as party chief: Joshi

    New Delhi: Congress workers feel that time has come for Rahul Gandhi to take over as Congress president in the wake of its improved showing in the Bihar polls, party General Secretary C P Joshi said today. Joshi, who is in-charge of party affairs in the state, also insisted that the victory of the grand secular alliance over the NDA led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have “far reaching ramifications both nationally

  • Arun Jaitley

    Bihar drubbing will not impact reforms: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said BJP’s electoral drubbing in Bihar will not impact economy or the reforms programme and the government will go ahead with the process of enacting Goods and Services Tax (GST) law. “I don’t see it as a setback to the economy…structural reforms will continue. They should continue at a rapid pace,” he said and expressed the hope that JD(U) would support the Constitutional amendment bill to

  • Black money

    Blackmoney case against Moin Qureshi deferred for December

    New Delhi: The proceedings in an Income Tax Department’s blackmoney case allegedly involving businessman Moin Akhtar Qureshi could not take place today in a Delhi court as the IT officials failed to bring complete records. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh adjourned the matter for December after the court was informed that income tax officials were unable to bring complete documents due to some exigency. The case is at the stage of recording

  • Manji blames RSS chief, Amit Shah for Bihar debacle

    Patna: Former chief minister and HAM president Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday blamed RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and BJP president Amit Shah for the debacle of the BJP-led alliance in Bihar. “Bhagwat’s statement on review of reservation for Dalits and OBCs harmed the NDA’s prospects as it was made one of the main issues by the Grand Alliance,” Manjhi told the media here. Manjhi said the issue of reservation in educational institutions and

  • Indrani

    CBI likely to file this month its charge sheet in Sheena case

    Mumbai: CBI is likely to file in court this month its charge sheet against the three arrested accused, including Indrani Mukerjea, in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case. Besides 43-year-old Indrani, her former husband Sanjeev Khanna and her driver Shyamvar Rai are accused in the case. While Indrani, mother of Sheena, and Rai were arrested on August 25, Khanna was held the next day. “As per the provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure

  • Dortmund down rivals Schalke 3-2 in Bundesliga

    Dortmund: Borussia Dortmund overpowered a resilient Schalke 3-2 at the 147th “Revierderby” and SV Werder Bremen increased Augsburg’s relegation worries to conclude the 12th round in Bundesliga.

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    Deepika looks ‘fragile’ yet fierceful as Mastani 

    Mumbai: Wielding a golden sword and eyes set on a target, actress Deepika Padukone looks like she is in an attack mode, in the first look of her character Mastani from the forthcoming film “Bajirao Mastani”.  Unveiled on Sunday, the poster presents Deepika in her warrior look. “#warrior…#lover…#fierce…#fragile…#power…#strength…#grace..presenting MASTANI! #Mastani #BajiraoMastani,” Deepika captioned the image.

  • Don’t want to be role model: Soha Ali Khan

    Kolkata: A decade after she had a shaky Bollywood debut with “Dil Maange More”, actress Soha Ali Khan hopes she has carved her own niche in the film industry — but the much-admired daughter of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore and late Indian cricketing legend Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, says she doesn’t want to be a role model.