Free Press Journal
  • Mehbooba Mufti

    Mehbooba continues guessing game on govt formation in J-K

    Srinagar: Four days after she was authorised by her party’s core group to take a final call on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP president Mehbooba Mufti today continued to keep everyone guessing on her next move.

  • Suspension revokes but the storm intensifies

    Hyderabad: The storm over the suicide of a dalit student in Hyderabad University intensified today despite the revocation of the suspension of four of his co-research scholars as the Controller of Examinations and 12 other faulty members belonging to SC/ST communities gave up their administrative posts in solidarity.

  • farmers

    1,000 farmer suicides in Maha in 2015; HC suggests CSR help

    Mumbai: As many as 1,000 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra in 2015, the state government today told the Bombay High Court. The court, which has taken up the issue of farmer suicides suo motu (on its own) as a PIL, suggested that the government may rope in corporates to deal with the crisis. “In this way, suicides could be prevented as business houses would readily come forward to help farmers under the corporate

  • Tourism Min may recruit Incredible India ambassadors directly

    New Delhi: Tourism Ministry is considering recruiting directly brand ambassadors for its Incredible India campaign replacing the current practice of hiring them through a private agency amid indication that Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan and actress Priyanka Chopra are the top contenders to be face of the flagship programme.

  • Maharashtra grants 180 days leave in surrogacy cases

    Mumbai:  Women employees of Maharashtra government can avail up to 180 days of maternity leave while having a baby through surrogacy. According to a government resolution, the women employees will have to apply in advance to the authority concerned who will decide on the applications.

  • Liquor ban

    Nitish asks women to destroy ‘bhattis’ after April 1

    Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today exhorted women not to hesitate in destroying the country liquor manufacturing units after April 1, the day prohibition on country liquor will come into force in Bihar. “Do not hesitate to destroy ‘bhattis’ (manufacturing units of country liquor) if need arises and complaint to the call centre,” Kumar said while launching a campaign to make prohibition a mass movement in the state.

  • Farhan Akhtar, wife Adhuna announce separation

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor-director Farhan Akhtar and his hairstylist wife Adhuna have “mutually and amicably” decided to end their 15-year-long marriage. The couple, who raises two children Shakya and Akira, issued a joint statement announcing their separation.

  • Gold rises

    Gold surges by Rs 85 on jewellers demand, silver slips

    Mumbai: Continuing its rising streak for the second straight day, gold prices rose by Rs 85 to reach Rs 26,380 per ten grams at the bullion market today due to demand from jewellers amid weak global cues.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Indian economy needs multiple growth engines: Jaitley

    Davos: The Indian economy needs some multiple engines of growth, while the focus for the government now is on reviving private investments, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

  • Priyanka joins hands with nexGTv, Fluence for mobi-series

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra has joined hands with a subscription-driven video entertainment mobile App and celebrity digital network to create mobi-series “It’s My City”. Created by Fluence and produced in association with Priyanka’s production company, Purple Pebble Pictures and Endemol-Shine India, the bi-weekly series will be available exclusively on nexGTV.

  • Not intending to join any party: Prakash Jha

    Kolkata: Filmmaker Prakash Jha, who had wanted to become a MP but failed, says he no longer desires to associate with any political party.

  • Raveena Tandon’s younger daughter to tie the knot

    Mumbai: Chhaya — the younger of the two daughters adopted by Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon — is set to tie the knot in Goa on January 25. The actress will walk her down the aisle.

  • Monkeys, Thought

    Authorities in Agra begin sterilization of monkeys

    Agra: Authorities in Agra have begun sterilizing monkeys in order to check the growth of their population. Authorities have planned to sterilize about 500 monkeys in the first phase and plan to cover the neighbouring Mathura city at a later stage.

  • Pre-pregnancy obesity and infant deaths strongly related

    New York: Pre-pregnancy obesity is strongly linked with infant mortality and compliance with weight-gain guidelines during pregnancy have limited impact on that mortality risk, warns a new study.

  • Shuttlers Sindhu, Jayaram, Srikanth in quarters

    Penang (Malaysia): Indian singles shuttlers had a field day at the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold on Thursday as P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram all won their respective matches to enter the quarter-finals of the $120,000 event being played at the Spice Stadium here.

  • Indo-Bangla border fencing would be completed soon: Rajnath

    Ashoknagar (WB): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said a plan has been finalized to complete soon the fencing of India’s border with Bangladesh to control infiltration from across the border. He commended Bangladesh for helping India in controlling fake Indian currency racket and for extraditing criminals who escaped to that country.

  • Putin ‘probably approved’ Litvinenko murder: UK inquiry

    London: Russian President Vladimir Putin “probably approved” the murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko who died in a London hospital in November 2006 from radioactive poisoning, a British public inquiry concluded today.

  • Keralite businessman gets 39 years imprisonment    

    Thrissur: Kerala beedi baron Mohammed Nisham, convicted for killing a security guard in a fit of rage by ramming his luxury Hummer, was today ordered by a court to undergo 39 years of imprisonment and asked to pay up a fine of Rs 80.30 lakh.