Free Press Journal
  • Another army officer killed in Kashmir gunfight, toll now six

    Srinagar: Another officer of the Indian army’s elite Para Regiment was killed on Sunday evening in the ongoing gunfight between guerrillas and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district while an injured soldier died in hospital, taking the toll to six, police said.

  • Death toll in Jat unrest reaches 12: Haryana Govt.

    Chandigarh: Additional Chief Home Secretary of Haryana P.K. Das on Sunday confirmed that the death toll due to the Jat agitation has reached to 12.

  • Army appeals to Haryana people on Captain’s last rites

    Jammu:  The Army today appealed to the people of Haryana, which has been hit by Jat quota stir, to extend support in giving a “befitting farewell” to the brave son of the soil, 23-year-old Capt Pawan Kumar, who died while fighting militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

  • 10 Indian crew of ship hijacked by pirates rescued: Swaraj

    New Delhi: Ten Indian crew of a ship, which was hijacked by pirates off the Ivory Coast, have been rescued with the help of the Nigerian navy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

  • Rahul sitting with protesters in JNU is disgusting: Parnami

    Jaipur: Rajasthan BJP chief Ashok Parnami  today termed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi sitting with protesters in JNU as “disgusting” and said there should be a debate on patriotism and nationalism.

  • Har govt to bring in bill for OBC quota to Jats: BJP

    New Delhi: Buckling under pressure from agitating Jats, BJP today announced that a Bill for giving OBC status to Jats will be brought in the coming Haryana Assembly session and a high-powered committee will be set up to examine the quota demand for the community in central jobs.

  • Salman Khan

    Want to be out of awards race: Salman Khan

    Mumbai: Salman Khan says he likes attending award functions but wishes to stay out of the competition for the awards as the superstar feels it should be an open field for young actors to win these honours. Salman, 50, who was nominated at all award ceremonies this year for his work in “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, said these laurels don’t matter much to him.

  • Sharmila Tagore

    Sharmila Tagore expresses delight at being in Lahore

    Lahore: Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore has expressed her delight at being in Lahore, saying she has found so much in common between India and Pakistan. Opening the two-day Lahore Literary Festival (LLF), the celebrated star said she visited Lahore earlier but crossed the border for the first time.

  • Will start shooting ‘Golmaal 4’ this year: Rohit Shetty

    Mumbai: Director Rohit Shetty has confirmed he has begun work on the fourth movie from the hit “Golmaal” series and it will go on floors later this year. The “Dilwale” director revealed he is currently writing the script of the movie.

  • Egyptian columnist delivers stinging attack against el-Sissi

    Cairo: A prominent columnist today delivered the harshest attack to date against Egypt’s president in the local media, saying that, in terms of freedoms, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s rule is not different from the Islamist regime he removed in 2013.

  • China accuses US of “double standards” on South China Sea row

    Beijing: China has accused the US of “double standards” on the issue of militarisation of the South China Sea, days after it emerged that Beijing has deployed surface- to-air missiles on an island in the hotly disputed area. “Instead of questioning China about “militarising” the region, the US should reflect on its own behaviour. Stopping patrols, drills and reconnaissance will be the right way for it to serve its own interests and others,”

  • Cameras installed in prayer rooms at Jihadi John’s university

    London: A British university once attended by Islamic State (IS) terrorist ‘Jihadi John’ has installed CCTV cameras in its prayer rooms, sparking protests by students who say the move has fuelled fear that they are being “monitored”.

  • Monopoly goes techno, ditches paper money for credit cards!

    Washington: Monopoly has got a fresh makeover with the iconic board game’s new cashless version being launched that uses credit cards instead of paper money in a bid to stay relevant for the tech-savvy generation. There was a time when true success was measured by the height of your Monopoly cash stack but these days, it is calculated with your credit score.

  • Loans

    At Rs 4 lakh cr, bad loans exceed market value of PSU banks

    New Delhi: For every Rs 100 parked in shares of public sector banks, investors carry the burden of Rs 150 as bad loans, which have cumulatively ballooned to Rs 4 lakh crore or 1.5 times the market value of these lenders.

  • Pak withdraws security of prosecution chief in 26/11 case

    Lahore: Pakistan has withdrawn the security of prosecution chief in the Mumbai attack case following which he has refused to appear for future hearings, the latest in a series of hurdles in the high-profile case in which the government has been accused of using delaying tactics.