Free Press Journal
  • Hrithik Suzanne Could Teach Karishma a Thing Or Two!

    It is finally over for Karishma Kapoor. The six year old battle between her and Sanjay Kapur finally will hit the shelves of the courthouse and the lawyers will call it a day. But the ugliness of the fight will leave a bitter taste in everyone’s mouths. The alimony and custody battle that went on for six long years grew uglier by the minute, with dowry allegations and even physical assault and

  • Rahul attacks RSS, BJPover poll qualification norms

    New Delhi: Signalling a fresh confrontation, Rahul Gandhi today mounted a fresh attack on the government over making educational qualifications mandatory for contesting Panchayat polls in BJP-ruled Haryana and Rajasthan, accusing BJP and RSS of taking away the right from the poor, dalits and adivasis.

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    Parineeti Chopra to co-host TOIFA 2016 with Riteish Deshmukh

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra will lend her effervescence to the upcoming second edition of the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) as the co-host of the Bollywood extravaganza in Dubai, along with actor Riteish Deshmukh later this month.

  • Delhi court summons Kejriwal, others in Jaitley defamation case

    New Delhi: A court here on Wednesday issued summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and five others in a criminal defamation case filed by union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the wake of the DDCA controversy.

  • Kashmir encounter: 2 militants killed, top LeT commander flees

    Srinagar: Two militants were today killed in an encounter in Pulwama district but a top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander and four other ultras managed to flee from the cordon as local residents allegedly diverted the attention of security forces by pelting stones at them.

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    HC upholds trial court order refusing to lodge FIR against AAP leaders

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today refused to quash a trial court decision declining to order lodging of an FIR against Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and others for allegedly dishonoring the national flag during a protest outside Tihar jail when Arvind Kejriwal was sent to prison for not furnishing a bail bond in May 2014.

  • HC quashes IT notices to Vodafone, TTSL

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today set aside notices issued by the Income Tax department to Vodafone Essar Mobile Services Ltd (VEMSL) and Tata Teleservices Ltd (TTSL) to initiate proceedings to declare them as TDS defaulters for assessment years 2003-04, 2004-05 and 2005-06.

  • Diageo confirms paying $40 million to Mallya

    Bengaluru: British liquor major Diagio plc on Wednesday confirmed paying Indian industrialist Vijay Mallya $40 million (Rs.275 crore) as part of the $75 million (Rs.516 crore) agreement it entered with the latter on February 25.

  • Anar Patel row: allegations of wrongdoing figment of imagination

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat government, in an affidavit filed before the High Court here today, rejected allegations of wrongdoings in sale of land to a private company reportedly linked to of Chief Minister Anandiben Patel’s daughter Anar, saying it was the petitioner’s “figment of imagination.”

  • Dhoni best ever India captain by far: Ravi Shastri

    Kolkata: Indian cricket team’s director Ravi Shastri on Wednesday said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is “by far” the best ever Indian skipper. Dhoni recently led India to an Asia Cup triumph and has been instrumental in the country’s rise in world cricket over the past few years. He captained the side to victory in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 and then the 50-over World Cup in 2011.

  • Reviving dying cells with artificial protein

    New York: Offering new insight into how life can adapt to survive and potentially be reinvented, researchers have discovered how a synthetic protein promotes the growth of cells that lack a life-sustaining gene. “These are novel proteins that have never existed on Earth, and aren’t related to anything on Earth yet they enable life to grow where it otherwise would not,” said corresponding author Michael Hecht, professor of chemistry at Princeton University

  • ‘Distance learning passing through a difficult phase in India’

    New Delhi: Open and Distance Learning (ODL) is passing through a difficult phase and Indian universities need to establish their credibility in the area, Rash Bihari Prasad Singh, Vice Chancellor, Nalanda Open University said here today.

  • France seizes documents in probe targeting Blatter

    Lausanne: French authorities have seized documents from the the country’s football federation in connection with the Swiss criminal investigation targeting former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, Switzerland said Wednesday. The search was conducted on Tuesday — two days before Blatter’s 80th birthday — with Swiss officials present while French investigators searched the French Football Federation  (FFF) headquarters.

  • Herald case: Order reserved on summoning INC’s financial detail

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today reserved for March 11 its order on a plea by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking summoning of documents related to financial details of Indian National Congress (INC), Associated Journals Pvt Ltd and Young Indian Pvt Ltd for the purpose of investigation in the National Herald case.

  • Backlash after Australia official’s ‘alleged’ Nazi comment

    Sydney: Australia’s immigration minister today brushed off calls to apologise after his department chief used “allegedly” to describe experiences in Nazi Germany during a defence of the government’s hardline asylum-seeker policies. Canberra’s tough measures against boatpeople – which involve detaining them in remote Pacific island camps while their refugee applications are processed – have attracted strong domestic and international criticism from rights groups.

  • ISRO to launch sixth Navigation satellite tomorrow

    Chennai: Indian Space agency ISRO’s sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F is all set to be launched on board trusted workhorse PSLV C32 tomorrow at 4 pm. The 54-and-half hour countdown began yesterday soon after the Mission Readiness Review Committee and Launch Authorisation Board cleared it and currently, it was “progressing normal”, ISRO officials said.

  • Taliban attack government offices in Afghanistan’s Helmand

    Kabul: The Taliban attacked government offices early today in Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, where the insurgents have been battling government forces for months. Omar Zwak, spokesman for Helmand’s governor, said gunmen attacked the police headquarters and intelligence agency offices in Gereshk. He said security forces repelled the attack on the intelligence facility.The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, in which suicide bombers struck inside the police compound.