Free Press Journal
  • ‘Don’t discuss Afzal Guru publically’: Farooq Abdullah to JNU students

    Jammu: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Saturday slammed the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for holding open meeting to discuss Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in the varsity premises and advised them to discuss such sensitive issues among themselves and not make it a public affair.He also said that the Vice Chancellor of JNU should have handled the incident himself instead of allowing the police to intervene.

  • No turning back

    Getting a divorce is far more difficult than getting married these days, says Rahul Soni

  • How you react to stress decides your overall health

    New York: How you perceive and react to stressful events in life is more important to your health than how frequently you encounter stress, says a study. According to the researchers, the more negatively an individual reacts to a situation the more he/she may be at risk of developing heart disease. The team wanted to find out whether daily stress and heart rate variability — a measure of autonomic regulation of the heart

  • Man U players happy with Europa Cup effort: Van Gaal

    Manchester: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has asserted that his players are relaxed and happy after their Europa Cup victory over Danish minnows Midtjylland. United had lost 1-2 in the first leg of their round of 32 tie in Denmark on February 18. But the former English Premier League (EPL) champions qualified for the pre-quarterfinals in some style by thrashing Midtjylland 5-1 at Old Trafford here on Friday.

  • Fire breaks out in apartment in Mumbai

    Mumbai: A fire broke out in a residential apartment near the famous Mahalaxmi temple in South Mumbai, officials said. However, no injuries or casualty were reported, they said. The blaze broke out in the fourth and fifth floor of the Tirupati Apartment at around 3:20 PM, a senior official of the fire department said.

  • Car bomb in southern Thailand injures 7 police, 2 civilians

    Pattani: A roadside police patrol camp in southern Thailand was attacked today by an improvised car bomb that left seven officers and two civilians injured, police said. The attack in Pattani province was believed to have been carried out by Muslim insurgents who targeted the outpost used by special forces, said police Col. Keerati Waeyoosoh, the Pattani police superintendent.

  • Want to see football develop in India: FIFA chief Infantino

    Zurich: Newly-elected FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to see Indian football develop in the coming years. Infantino won the FIFA presidential election on Friday, succeeding Sepp Blatter, who was suspended for six years following a corruption scandal which led to a massive outcry. The UEFA general secretary, who had been UEFA chief Michel Platini’s right-hand man for long, secured 115 votes out of 207 in the second round of polls.

  • Sukhbir misleading people on drug menace in Punjab: Kejriwal

    Harike Pattan (Pb): Aam Aadmi Party Convener Arvind Kejriwal today accused Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal of trying to mislead people by quoting ‘fabricated statistics’ on drug menace. “Instead of taking deterring steps to control drug abuse, Sukhbir is presenting fabricated data by claiming the state only has 0.6 per cent drug addicts. He knows everything, if he doesn’t, he has no right to continue as Deputy CM,” he said here.

  • Sidharth-Alia’s party anthem `Kar Gayi Chull` crosses 10m views

    New Delhi : Hitting every dance floor these days, the much-loved party anthem, ‘Kar Gayi Chull’ from Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt’s much anticipated film `Kapoor & Sons’ has amassed ten million views. Expressing her happiness, Alia took to her Twitter handle to share a picture of the song, captioning it as, #10MKarGayiChull @S1dharthM @sonymusicindia @shakunbatra @karanjohar @_fawadakhan_.”

  • US will ‘destroy’ ISIS: Obama

    Washington: Conceding that the fight against Islamic State remains “difficult”, President Barack Obama today said the US will “destroy” the barbaric terror group and asserted that ending the Syrian conflict would be the key in this endeavour. “This fight against ISIL will remain difficult. But we’ll continue to draw on all elements of our national power, including the strength of our communities and our values as Americans. And I’m confident that we will prevail,” Obama said, using another acronym for

  • Union budget to chart rupee’s next course: Experts

    Mumbai: Budget proposals, coupled with the outcome of the G20 finance ministers meet and global cues, are expected to chart the course of the Indian rupee during the upcoming week, experts said on Saturday.

  • FICCI welcomes Ajay Shankar’s recommendations for third party certification

    New Delhi: FICCI today welcomed the recommendations of Ajay Shankar’s Expert Committee set-up by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) for examining the possibility of replacing multiple prior permissions in starting a business with pre-existing regulatory mechanism.

  • Zee Media to acquire 80 pc stake in India Today firms

    New Delhi: Zee Media Corporation will acquire up to 80 per cent stake in India Today group’s loss-making e-commerce and TV shopping entities Today Merchandise and Today Retail Network Pvt Ltd for Rs 165.78 crore in staggered payments over the next four years.

  • One dead after Hong Kong plane crash: officials

    Hong Kong: A man died after a small aircraft he was flying plunged into the sea in Hong Kong today, a rare occurrence in the southern Chinese city. The crash was reported shortly after 2 PM local time and emergency responders were seen lifting a body out of the water. “Fire services found an unconscious man in the vicinity, and he died at 3:55 PM,” a government spokesman told AFP.

  • Maha Govt approves proposal for cluster development in Thane

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said he has approved the proposal for cluster development in adjoining Thane. “This policy will help develop the dilapidated buildings in Thane Municipal region,” Fadnavis said. “It is the greatest initiative to redevelop Thane in a planned way and lakhs of Thanekars can accomplish dream of sustainable and affordable housing,” the CM tweeted.

  • Mumbai suburban stations to get new escalators, FOBs

    Mumbai: A budget of Rs 45 crore has been earmarked towards escalators, Foot Over Bridges (FOBs), ATVMs for Mumbai suburban section among other allocations in the annual Union Railway budget, a senior railway official said. Railway ministry has paid attention towards Thane suburban station, which has seen unprecedented passenger growth in the last few years, a senior official said.

  • ‘Marathi Bhasha Diwas’ celebrated in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Various cultural programmes were held across Maharashtra today to celebrate the ‘Marathi Bhasha Diwas’ on the occasion of the birth anniversary of noted Marathi litterateur V V Shirwadkar alias ‘Kusumagraj’.

  • Liverpool to face Man-U in Europa League

    Nyon (Switzerland):  The draw for the Europa League Round of 16, held by Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) here, has resulted in an unprecedented English knockout between Liverpool and Manchester United and a Spanish match between Athletic Bilbao and Valencia. The round will also see a clash between Borussia Dortmund, placed second in Bundesliga, and Tottenham Hotspur, second in Premier League. Defending champions Sevilla, seeking their third consecutive Europa League title

  • Congress to move privilege motion against Smriti Irani

    New Delhi: The opposition Congress on Saturday decided to move a privilege motion against HRD minister Smriti Irani for misleading parliament over the JNU row and the death of a Dalit student in Hyderabad university.