Free Press Journal
  • At least 9 Germans among dead in Istanbul suicide attack

    Istanbul: At least nine Germans were among the 10 people killed in a suicide bombing today in the heart of Istanbul’s tourist district, a Turkish government official said.”There are at least nine Germans among the 10 killed,” the official told AFP after the suicide bombing ripped through the historic Sultanahmet district, wounding 15 others.

  • No Indo-Pak series scheduled in 2016: BCCI secy Thakur

    New Delhi: BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur today ruled out the possibility of an Indo-Pak bilateral series stating that no such series is scheduled in Futures Tours & Programme (FTP) calender. “In the FTP, we had a series planned in 2015 but there is no series planned in 2016 against Pakistan. India will be  playing against them in Asia Cup and the World T20 since they are multinational tournaments. And India has been playing them for many years,” Thakur told

  • Germans ‘probably’ among victims of Istanbul attack: Merkel

    Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel said that German nationals were “probably” among the victims of a suicide bombing in Istanbul today that killed 10. “We don’t have all the information yet… but we fear that German citizens could be and probably are also among the victims and injured,” she told reporters. Merkel said members of a German tour group were among the likely casualties and that German officials were working with their Turkish counterparts to determine the identities of the victims and

  • Madhesi problem heading towards solution: Oli

    Kathmandu: The political crisis in Nepal over the country’s new Constitution was “heading towards solution”, Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has said amid continued protests by Madhesis that have resulted in the shortage of essential goods and strain in Indo-Nepal ties. “Many things have been heading towards solution and a positive environment has gradually developed. So, we should not be dragged by wrong and misleading comments…,” Oli, who will visit India next month, said.

  • Malda violence: Nitish backs Mamata, calls for communal harmony

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday backed his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee in wake of the Malda incident and said he believed that the TMC boss was supportive of communal harmony.

  • Akshay Kumar

    Akshay never dreamt of working with Rajinikanth

    Talking to a leading daily, Akshay says, “Today, the action may seem a little funny, but at that time I would be gaping at the screen, wondering how Rajini sir did what he did. It was a marvel in technique and technology. He’s a wonderful actor and even more, a wonderful human being. It will be an honour to be punched by Rajini sir. It’s going be a different world for me

  • India-Bangladesh railway project top priority: Manoj Sinha

    Tripura: Minister of State for Railways Minister Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is directly supervising the new India-Bangladesh railway project along Tripura.

  • Sri Lanka, Japan hold talks on enhancing cooperation

    Colombo: Sri Lanka and Japan held high-level discussions on Tuesday aimed at enhancing bilateral and economic cooperation, the foreign ministry said here. The Sri Lanka-Japan Policy Dialogue was held between the foreign ministries of the two countries in Colombo after such an interaction was proposed during Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s visit to Japan last year, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Aditi Rao Hydari

    The Good Girl! Aditi Rao Hydari

    Siphoning in positivity and throwing away the negative; Aditi Rao Hydari tells Pratishtha Malhotra how she prefers to use her energy to create something amazing, always!

  • At the mercy of innocent printing machines: Kalki Koechlin

    Kalki Koechlin, one of the most unapologetic and experimentative stars in India, is the third to be featured in Culture Machine’s Unblushed series for the women’s lifestyle channel ‘Blush’. The 5 minute long video “Printing Machine”, a poem penned by Kalki, which released today features the actress in one of her edgiest avatars yet as she takes on media, society and their approach towards women and crimes against them. Directed by Akanksha

  • Malegaon Case

    Hearing on charges in 2008 Malegaon blast case to start in Feb

    Mumbai: Seven years after the blast at Malegaon in Maharashtra which claimed six lives and left over 100 others injured, the special court here will start hearing arguments on the charges from February 2. “The court will hear the arguments on framing of charges against the accused from February 2,” said special prosecutor Prakash Rasal who represents National Investigation Agency.

  • No HC relief for double allottees of flats under CM’s quota

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today refused to grant relief to eight persons who were allotted two flats from the Chief Minister’s discretionary quota and have been asked by Maharashtra government to vacate the tenements or face eviction in view of the alleged illegality involved.

  • The identical phone numbers of the water filter supplier (top) and chikki manufacturer are circled in red.

    Panel to probe purchase of chikki in 15 years : Maha to HC

    Mumbai: During hearing on a petition alleging supply of sub-standard chikki (snack) in state-run schools, Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court that it had formed a high-power committee to go into purchases of various commodities, including Chikki, made by all departments on ‘rate contract’ basis in the last 15 years.

  • Noisy scenes during meet to discuss Rahul’s Mumbai itinerary

    Mumbai: Noisy scenes marked a meet organised by the Congress today to discuss party vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s scheduled visit to Mumbai on January 15 and 16. There was slogan shouting as those belonging to rival factions tried to ensure that the route of Rahul’s rally covered specific areas.

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    TDB wants to continue ban on entry of women in Sabarimala

    Thiruvananthapuram: A day after Supreme Court questioned the ban on the entry of women of menstrual age group at Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala, Travancore Devaswom Board today said the restriction was part of custom and tradition of the shrine and it should be continued.

  • SAD leader asks Kejriwal not to use religion for political gains

    New Delhi: Accusing Aam Aadmi party leader Arvind Kejriwal of playing divisive politics, Shiromani Akali Dal’s Delhi chief Manjit Singh G K today asked him not to use religion for political gains. Referring to information on compensation disbursement to families of 1984 anti-Sikh genocide victims, Singh said Delhi government has no role as it is simply acting as a “post office” by disbursing the compensation amount released by the BJP-led central government.

  • Molestation case

    Nigerian woman molested in moving auto; driver held

    New Delhi: A 45-year-old autorickshaw driver has been arrested in connection with the alleged molestation of a Nigerian woman in a moving autorickshaw near west Delhi’s Shahpura, police said today.

  • Will power tariffs go up?

    Power tariffs are a worrisome topic for state policy makers, corporate accountants, entrepreneurs and economists.  They burden common consumers.  The beneficiaries are agriculturists and economically weaker sections who get subsidized power.  But power supplied to them gets stolen.  Transmission and distribution losses and subsidies have together created a national gaping hole of around Rs.4 lakh crore which state distribution companies must make up.