Free Press Journal
  • Oommen chandy

    Court orders registration of FIR against Kerala CM, minister

    Thrissur: A Vigilance court today ordered registration of an FIR against Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Power Minister Arayadan Mohammed in connection with the solar scam. Inquiry Commissioner and Special Judge, Thrissur, S S Vassan, on a private complaint by one P D Joseph, issued the direction in this regard.

  • Kalyan Jewellers

    Kalyan Jewellers to invest Rs 600 cr for 14 new showrooms

    Thrissur – Kalyan Jewellers has announced that it will hit the 100 showroom mark by the end of this financial year by adding 14 new showrooms, with 7 in India and 7 in West Asia.

  • Manish Paul

    I try to filter, control my humour, says Manish Paul

    Mumbai: Known for his quirkiness, actor Manish Paul says he tries to filter and control his humour and feels that the intention of comedians is never to insult anyone by their acts. Manish said that in his upcoming film, “Tere Bin Laden Dead or Alive”, he has taken care not to go overboard while doing comedy.

  • ‘Smart’ socks may help prevent diabetic amputations

    Jerusalem: Researchers have developed pressure-sensing washable ‘smart’ socks which, when paired with smartphones, can reduce foot ulcers in diabetic patients and may help prevent resulting amputations.

  • Watch Teraa Surroor- A lethal love story trailer 2016

    After the mighty hit in Aap Ka Surroor in 2007, Himesh Reshammiya is back with another lethal love story, ‘Teraa Surroor’ as a sequel to its first part. The latest flick also stars Farah Karimi & Naseeruddin Shah in leading roles. The film is directed by Shawn Aranha and is slated to be released on March 11, 2016.

  • Somnath Bharti

    HC dismisses Bharti’s plea for contempt action against cops

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today dismissed a plea of AAP leader Somnath Bharti seeking contempt action against the police officials for not filing their reply before a trial court in a case of alleged molestation of some African women during his purported midnight raid in 2014.

  • Dalit scholar’s suicide: Teachers on hunger strike

    Hyderabad: Three teachers of Hyderabad Central University today sat on a one-day hunger strike demanding that Vice-Chancellor Appa Rao Podile be removed and in-charge VC Vipin Srivastava step down, in order to resume academic and administrative activities.

  • CPI(M) protest demanding resignation of Chandy turns violent

    Thiruvananthapuram: A protest by CPI(M) activists demanding resignation of Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in the wake of bribery allegation by the prime accused in the solar scam today turned violent following which police used tear gas shells and batons to quell the protest. The protestors, who assembled in front of the state secretariat, threw stones at the police and tried to break the police cordon in the front of the secretariat.

  • NRI harassment case: Senior Goan cops summoned by HRC on Feb 1

    Panaji: The Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) has issued notice to the state police chief and two other officers and asked them to appear before it in connection with a complaint filed by an elderly Goan NRI alleging harassment by a Mumbai-based gang.

  • Fed keeps rates unchanged, says ‘monitoring’ global economy

    Washington: Observing that it was “closely monitoring” the global economic and financial developments, the US Federal Reserve said it has kept the interest rates unchanged, following which the Dow fell about 223 points. The Federal Reserve yesterday said it was “closely monitoring global economic and financial developments and is assessing their implications for the labour market and inflation, and for the balance of risks to the outlook.”

  • S Korea cracks down on budget airline safety lapses

    Seoul: South Korea today clamped down on lax safety protocols at low-cost airlines, warning them to mend their ways or face possible closure. The transport ministry conducted a safety review of the country’s six budget carriers this month, after one aircraft was forced to make an emergency return due to an unsealed door.

  • Tempers flare at Paris airport after fake bombs found

    Bobigny (France): A security exercise gone wrong saw tempers flare in a Paris airport, after fake explosive devices were discovered by FedEx workers in a ripped package, sources said today.

  • Trump-Fox feud intensifies over debate as he plans rival event

    Washington: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s feud with a top American news network has intensified just days ahead of the crucial Iowa caucus, as the controversial billionaire announced a rival event against a nationally televised debate he boycotted.

  • Kirti Azad to petition Delhi HC for SIT against DDCA

    New Delhi: Former India cricketer and suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad has decided to file a written petition in the Delhi High Court, demanding the appointment of an independent administrator and a time-bound SIT probe against the alleged financial impropriety in Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).

  • I have the license to take wickets: Ashwin

    Melbourne: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today said he is not intimidated by the Australian batsmen’s strategy of attacking him as he has the ability to handle the onslaught and pick wickets as well. “I think it’s been a batsmen’s tournament, so you’ve got to stick to your basics and hope that you put the balls in the right place. When I came back I was pretty confident, I had my plans in place and I also had the extra

  • Portuguese era taverns dying a slow death in Goa

    Panaji: Traditional taverns belonging to the Portuguese era are fighting a losing battle against the onslaught of modern bar and restaurants in Goa. Figures from State Excise department show that now only 160 taverns are left in Goa and their number is dwindling with every passing year.