Free Press Journal
  • “A huge country like India can't afford to have a two-party system or two-alliance system." Asaduddin owaisi MIM chief

    Fringe elements core of Modi government, says Owaisi

    New Delhi: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said fringe elements were the core of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government.

  • Indo-Japanese ties will bring peace in Asia, world, says Abe

    New Delhi : The India-Japan strategic relationship can contribute to peace and prosperity in Asia and the world, said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who arrived here on Friday on a three-day official visit expected to see progress towards India’s first bullet train and a civil nuclear deal.

  • Malayalam film ‘Ottal’ sweeps all top awards at IFFK

    Thiruvananthapuram : The 20th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFK) that concluded here on Friday saw director R. Jayaraj’s “Ottal” (The Trap) sweeping all the top awards, including the audience poll award.

  • India to host Pak in World T20

    Mumbai : Hosts India will clash against traditional rivals Pakistan in World Twenty20 championship on March 19 at Dharamsala while the semi-finals will be played in New Delhi and Mumbai, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Friday. The ICC World T20 is an event which pits the world’s best cricketers in the shortest format of the game against each other in a nation versus nation contest. The tournament will be staged across eight venues in

  • High Court seeks report on ‘radicalized’ juvenile

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the central government on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea against the release of the “unreformed” juvenile con-vict in the December 16, 2012, gang rape and sought to know if any measures have been taken on his post-release follow-up. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw asked the central government to give the Intelligence Bureau report about

  • Amit Shah to inaugurate Munde’s memorial

    Mumbai : A grand memorial to late BJP leader Gopinath Munde will be inaugurated by Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on the occasion of Munde’s birth anniversary on Saturday in the presence of BJP national president Amit Shah at Munde’s Parli in Beed district.

  • 80,000 Muslim women attend Sunni Ijtema

    Mumbai : The 25th Annual International Sunni Ijtema (three-day congregation) organised by Sunni Dawate Islami group began on Friday at Azad Maidan. The first day of the event was exclusively for women.

  • Parents could help prevent substance abuse in teens

    Washington : Parents, take note! Maintaining a healthy and open relationship with your teenaged children can prevent them from indulging in drug or alcohol abuse, a new study suggests, reports PTI.

  • Vijay Mallya blames UPA II

    New Delhi: UB Group Chairman Vijay Mallya has blamed the UPA government for favouring Jet Airways and Air India, as a result of Kingfisher’s failure, reports CNN IBN. Mallya was examined by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday in connection with its probe into alleged loan default of Rs 900 crore taken from IDBI bank. Mallya also said sudden increase in fuel prices, rupee depreciation and global recession led to

  • Constitution doesn’t give right to choice of food, HC told

    Mumbai : The Article 21 of the Indian Constitution which guarantees right to life and personal liberty doesn’t give right to choice of food, an intervener before the Bombay High Court on Friday argued during the hearing on petitions against ban on beef consumption and possession in Maharashtra.

  • ‘Merge Maha, Mumbai telecom circles to reduce cell phone bills’

    Mumbai : In an effort aimed at reducing bills of cell phone consumers, 10 parliamentarians from the state have written to Union Telecom Minister Ravishankar Prasad, asking for unification of Mumbai and Maharashtra telecom circles.

  • Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is welcomed upon his arrival at GMCH Auditorium in Guwahati on Friday.

    Will handle PMO-driven Herald case legally: Rahul

    He was speaking at a function in Assam

    Guwahati : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused the Prime Minister’s Office of pushing the National Herald case and said the party would handle it legally.

  • IPL has taken away home advantage from India in WT20, says Virat Kohli

    Mumbai : Star batsman Virat Kohli on Friday said that the advent of the cash-rich Indian Premier League, in which several top foreign players figure, has taken away the home advantage from India which is hosting the ICC World T20 Championship in March-April next year. “So many players all around the world have played in the IPL for 8-9 years now, so they are pretty familiar with the Indian conditions,” said Kohli during a

  • Putin orders Russian military to take tough measures in Syria

    Moscow : President Vladimir Putin  ordered his forces in Syria to take tough action against any threats, speaking two weeks after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane in the war-torn country, reports AFP.

  • Decision on appeal against Salman’s acquittal by Mon

    Mumbai : A day after Bombay High Court acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case, Maharashtra’s minister of state for home Ram Shinde on Friday said that the decision on filing an appeal against the order will be taken by Monday.

  • Windies in trouble again as Lyon roars

    Hobart : Nathan Lyon put the skids under the flailing West Indies as Australia set course for an overwhelming early victory despite Darren Bravo holding on in the first Test in Hobart on Friday. At the close of a stop-start day through showers, the Windies were 207 for six with Bravo offering spirited resistance on 94 with Kemar Roach in support on 31. Bravo and Roach kept the Windies innings ticking over with an

  • Insiya Patanwala with her brother during one of the interactive sessions to discuss her book Esoterica.

    Meet this 15-yr-old novelist and her world of fantasy

    Mumbai : Fifteen-year-old author Insiya Patanwala mesmerised the audience with her fantasy novel Esoterica at an interactive session at the prestigious David Sassoon Library & Reading Room, on Saturday evening.

  • Dharamsala is right place to host Indo-Pak tie: BCCI

    Mumbai : Himachal Pradesh hill resort, Dharamsala will provide the right weather to host the high-octane league stage match of the ICC World T20 championship between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on March 19, 2016, said BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur here on Friday. “Looking at the heat generated while the discussion was on whether the series will be held between India and Pakistan, it needed a cooler weather and Dharamsala gives the right atmosphere,” said

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    Everyone complicit in Salman Khan’s acquittal

    Like every law-abiding citizen, we are shocked, stunned beyond words that Salman Khan would walk free after mowing down one to death and injuring four others in a hit-and-run case going back to 2002. No, we are not even remotely suggesting that Justice A R Joshi of the Bombay High Court was wrong in reaching the conclusion he did on Thursday. He pronounced the not-guilty verdict on the basis of the evidence