Free Press Journal
  • Rajnath Singh

    India wants cordial relations with Pakistan, Nepal: Rajnath

    New Delhi: India wants cordial relations with Pakistan and Nepal and will do everything to further improve ties with its neighbours, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. “Pakistan is our neighbouring country. We want very cordial relations with Pakistan. But Pakistan too has to reciprocate,” he told reporters at a ‘Diwali Milan’ here.

  • VHP condemns ‘brutal killing’ of its worker in Karnataka

    Allahabad: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today described the death of a middle-aged man during clashes at a town in Karnataka as “brutal killing” and asked the Centre to “protect Hindus against such acts of religious intolerance”. “We condemn the brutal killing of a Hindu, staging a peaceful demonstration, by a mob,” VHP international working president Praveen Togadia said in a statement.

  • Youth injures RPF constable, attempts to decamp with his rifle

    Srinagar: A Railway Protection Force constable was injured today when a youth tried to snatch his rifle after attacking him with sharp-edged weapon at Wanpoh station in south Kashmir, police said. Tariq Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Redwani in Kulgam district had sprinkled chilli powder into Tinku Khushwaha’s eyes before attacking him on his head with a sharp-edged weapon.

  • ‘Judges’ appointment should be criteria-based, transparent’

    New Delhi: A number of eminent people representing a cross section of society on Tuesday advocated a criteria-based and transparent process in selecting judges for higher judiciary in which civil society too should have a presence.

  • B`Town tweets Diwali wishes

    New Delhi: With high spirits of Diwali, Bollywood Celebrities are heading towards micro blogging site Twitter to share their celebration with their fans and to wish them.

  • G-20 to focus on counter-terrorism, climate change, black money

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that his visit to Turkey for the G-20 Summit would take place from November 14 to 16, and he expected the focus of that meeting to be on the next steps to be taken to counter terrorism, climate change and black money.

  • Ex-servicemen protest for OROP

    OROP Veterans not behaving like army soldiers: Manohar Parrikar

    Vasco Da Gama (Goa): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the behaviour of war veterans protesting the notification on OROP scheme is “unlike that of a soldier” and they have been misguided even as he asked them not to link their decision to return medals to a financial demand.

  • European Union

    EU report slams Turkey over rule of law, free speech

    Brussels: The scathing report on Ankara’s EU candidacy, originally due for release before the vote that returned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party to power, praised Turkey for housing Syrian refugees and for cooperating on the migration crisis. But it was severely critical of the domestic situation in Muslim majority Turkey, saying that under Erdogan there had been “serious backsliding” on freedom of expression and that the judiciary had been undermined.

  • Adele Atkins

    Say `Hello` to Adele’s `The Simpsons’ character

    Washington D.C.: After topping the chartbusters with her new single ‘Hello’, Adele got ‘The Simpsons’ treatment for her latest single. The 27-year-old singer was turned into Simpsons character by artist Alexsandro Palombo, E! Online reports.

  • Tipu Sultan row: Deliberate act of violence by BJP, says Congress

    New Delhi: Congress leader P.C. Chacko on Tuesday said it is a deliberate act of violence committed by the fringe elements of the Bharatiya Janata Party for the ongoing agitation against celebrating the 265th birth anniversary of former Mysore king Tipu Sultan.

  • Tina Fey’s war comedy to release on March 4

    Los Angeles: Actress Tina Fey’s yet untitled war comedy, which is based on Kim Barker’s memoir “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan”, will release on March 4. The film will recount Barker’s years as a journalist in Afghanistan and Pakistan, reports

  • AbRam not a fan of SRK-Kajol pair: Shah Rukh Khan

    Mumbai: His chemistry with Kajol is loved by one and all, but Shah Rukh Khan, who reunites with the actress after five years with “Dilwale”, feels his youngest son AbRam is not a fan of their pairing. The Rohit Shetty-directed romantic-comedy brings back the iconic couple on screen after their 2010 outing “My Name Is Khan”.

  • Pope Francis

    Pope denounces ‘cancer’ of exploitation in Italian city

    Prato (Italy): Pope Francis denounced the “cancer” of abusive labour practices during a visit today to the Italian industrial city of Prato, where a 2013 garment factory fire killed seven Chinese workers.

  • johnny depp

    Hate watching myself on screen: Johnny Depp

    Los Angeles: Actor Johnny Depp says he can barely bring himself to look at his own performances on the big screen. “I hate watching myself on screen. I can’t stand it,” Depp said at an event here, reports

  • Julia Roberts suggests kissing for happily ever after

    Los Angeles: Actress Julia Roberts says the secret to a successful marriage is kissing. The 48-year-old spoke about her marriage of 13 years to cinematographer Danny Moder, 46, during an appearance on TV show “Extra”, reports

  • IS suicide attack kills Taliban commander

    Kabul: A suicide bomber loyal to the Islamic State targeted Taliban militants in Afghanistan’s Khak-e-Afghan district on Tuesday, killing a senior Taliban commander, police said. The militant strapped an explosive device on his body and blew himself up among Taliban fighters killing commander Mullah Pir Agha and injuring another militant, Mullah Mati, police officer Abdul Razeq told Xinhua. Mullah Mati is the shadowy governor of Taliban in Zabul province, the official added.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Ambedkar’s London house event: Oppn irked at not being invited

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is set to embark on a three-day visit to London with the prime minister to formally open a memorial to Dr BR Ambedkar there even as opposition parties targeted the government over not being invited for the event. Fadnavis said the event is being organised by the British Consulate and will be a “small” one and, thus, the number of invitees are limited.

  • Aung Suu Kyi party eyes landslide at Myanmar polls

    Yangon: Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition appeared on the verge of a landslide election win that could finally reset Myanmar after decades of army control Tuesday, as a top member of the ruling party said they had “lost completely”.

  • Arun Jaitley

    No impact of Bihar on Modi’s popular leadership: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Terming Prime Minister’s leadership as ‘strong, decisive and popular’, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said there was no question of any impact on ‘Brand Modi’ from the results of Bihar polls. His comments follow a spectacular victory for Nitish Kumar-led Grand Alliance in recently concluded Bihar assembly elections over the BJP-led NDA. The newly-formed JD(U)-RJD- Congress alliance secured 178 seats in the 243-member House, while the NDA could get only 58