Free Press Journal
  • Six injured in grenade attack on CRPF team in Pulwama

    Srinagar: Six persons, including three CRPF jawans, were injured in a grenade attack today by militants on security forces on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. “Some unidentified militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF party at Drangbal on the national highway in Pampore which exploded causing splinter injuries to three CRPF personnel and as many civilians,” a police officer said.

  • Arsene Wenger admits Koscielny, Giroud `deeply affected` by Paris attacks

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that some of his players are still shocked by the deadly Paris attacks and, therefore, he needs to hold talks with them in order to know their state of mind ahead of their Premier League clash against West Brom.

  • Man gets Rs 20,000 compensation for train coach cancellation

    Thane: A consumer court has asked Central Railway authorities to pay Rs 20,000 to a senior citizen who suffered hardship as he was neither informed in advance about cancellation of his coach in train, nor provided proper alternative travel arrangements.

  • SC notice to Gujarat on plea against HC order on birds

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today issued notice to Gujarat government on a plea challenging the High Court order declaring ‘right to fly’ as fundamental right of the birds which effectively banned keeping them in cage. A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu sought response from the government on the PIL filed by Pet Lovers Association on the issue.

  • Adityanath barred from entering Allahabad amid row over students’ union event

    Mirzapur/Allahabad: Controversial BJP MP Yogi Adityanath was today barred from entering Allahabad where he was invited to a function by Allahabad University Students’ Union, with authorities claiming that permission had not been taken for the event. The firebrand Gorakhpur MP was stopped at Vindhyachal in Mirzapur neighbouring Allahabad when he was on his way to attend the programme in the midst of a controversy over invitation to him which was opposed by certain

  • Salma Hayek’s daughter is her make-up stylist

    Washington: Do you know who is behind Salma Hayek’s glowing skin? Her eight year-old daughter. In a recent interview, the 49-year-old actress revealed that her daughter Valentina is so good with maquillage that her assistant sometimes asks her to do her makeup, E! Online reports. The ‘Everly’ actress added, “She’s done my makeup, and she’s really, really good! I have the opportunity to work with great makeup artists and she’s watching them like a

  • Two persons killed, 12 others injured in road accident

    Katihar: Two persons including a teacher and a student of a were killed and 12 others injured today in collision between a school bus and a truck in a locality on NH-31 in Bihar’s Katihar district, a police officer said. The mishap took place near Devipur Suresh Nagar locality as a private school bus carrying some students and teachers collided head-on with a sand-laden truck, Superintendent of Police Sidharth Mohan Jain said.

  • Indian fishermen arrested

    36 fishermen taken into custody for unlawful fishing activity

    Kendrapra (Odisha): Stepping up its protection drive ahead of mass nesting of Olive Ridley turtles, forest personnel have taken into custody 36 fishermen in separate mid-sea interceptions along Gahirmatha marine sanctuary in Odisha in the past four days, officials said.

  • Vyapam scam

    Vyapam: SC notice to Centre,MP Governor on plea for his removal

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre and Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav on a plea seeking his removal on the ground of his alleged involvement in the Vyapam scam, currently being probed by CBI. The plea also seeks a direction from the apex court to Ministry of Home Affairs for formulation of guidelines on removal of Governors if they are found to be involved in corrupt practices

  • Valson Thampu

    Thampu proposes major amendments to St Stephen’s constitution

    New Delhi: Principal of St Stephen college Valson Thampu has now proposed amendments to the institution’s 102-year-old constitution including granting power to the principal to take disciplinary action against student or staff irrespective of the Governing Body’s opinion.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Credit for ‘successful’ seventh pay commission goes to PM Modi, Jaitley: BJP

    New Delhi: Branding the hike in salaries and pensions in the seventh pay commission as a ‘welcome’ move, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the credit for the successful execution of the commission belonged to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

  • Joe Manganiello, Sofia Vergara

    Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello gear up for wedding

    Los Angeles: Actress Sofia Vergara and filmmaker Joe Manganiello are gearing up for their wedding weekend at the Palm Beach in Florida. The couple was spotted at the Breakers Palm Beach resort on Thursday night, the same hotel where they will tie the knot on Sunday, reports etonline.com. Vergara and Manganiello arrived at the hotel restaurant on Thursday night, according to a source. The pair were seated for dinner with family and friends.

  • Bajirao Mastani

    Peshwa descendant objects to ‘Bajirao Mastani’, write to CM

    Mumbai: The Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer “Bajirao-Mastani”, produced and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, has landed into controversy, with the descendant of Bajirao Peshwa I alleging that historical facts have been “altered” while portraying the late king and his wives Kashibai and Mastani in the film.

  • Farah Khan

    Like to be in front, not behind camera on TV: Farah Khan

    New Delhi: Choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan, who has hosted television shows like “Bigg Boss Halla Bol” and “Farah Ki Daawat”, says when it comes to the small screen, she prefers to face the camera rather than go behind it.

  • Buddhadev’s ‘Tope’ deals with artists being used as bait

    Kolkata: Acclaimed director Buddhadev Dasgupta in his upcoming film ‘Tope’ focuses on how the artistic community is often used as a bait in the present society to serve personal interests. The movie is based on one of the stories of Bengali literature written by Narayan Gangopadhyay.

  • Drugs, BP

    New drug to help bones heal faster, better

    London: Researchers from the University of Southampton are developing a new type of drug that may help bones heal faster and better. Using bone samples from people undergoing hip replacement surgery, the researchers were able to show that the drug – a protein that activates a molecular pathway called the ‘Wnt’ pathway – causes stem cells found within bones to divide and to turn into more bone cells.