Free Press Journal
  • George Clooney feels ‘suffocated’ by fame

    Los Angeles: Actor George Clooney says that he feels suffocated and smothered by the press attention he gets.  The 54-year-old, married to 38-year-old lawyer Amal Clooney, feels smothered by the press attention he gets, but uses it to shed light on global injustice, reports

  • Will spectrum auction ultimately improve customer experience?

    New Delhi: Blame it on spectrum! That’s been the alibi of telecom operators on many of the ills in the system, including the call drop menace. As India readies for the next round of airwaves auction — bigger than the $17-billion previous round — what does it herald?

  • Saudi king sacks utilities minister amid anger over prices

    Riyadh: The king of Saudi Arabia has sacked the country’s water and electricity minister, Abdullah al-Hussayen, amid public anger over price hikes, state media reported. King Salman issued a decree yesterday ordering his dismissal and replacement in the interim by Agriculture Minister Abdel Rahman al-Fadli, said the official SPA news agency. His removal comes after the government reduced subsidies on electricity, water and other services.

  • Railways offers water to Navi Mumbai, Thane from its Dighe dam

    New Delhi: After providing a water train “Jaldoot” to Latur, Railways has come to the rescue of people facing acute water crisis in Navi Mumbai and Thane as the public transporter has offered water to Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) and Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC).

  • British speaker honours Indian icons in London

    London: Parliament Speaker John Bercow urged the Indian diaspora in Britain to engage more with mainstream politics and get proper representation in parliament.  “The community makes a huge contribution to British life, and I hope its members will continue to build on its successes, both in terms of representation in Parliament and more widely across our national life,” the Asian Lite daily quoted Bercow as saying. He made the speech last week

  • Mallya appears on UK electoral rolls: Report

    London: Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya, whose Kingfisher Airlines has been accused of having defaulted on loans of over Rs 9,400 crore and faces legal proceedings, appears on the electoral rolls in the UK with his country home in Britain as his recorded address, a media report said today.

  • Caitlyn Jenner speaks on trans-people’s ban from using public loo

    London: Caitlyn Jenner has been the latest person to weigh-in on the issue of transgenders’ ban from using public toilets and anti-LGBT bill. The 66-year-old ‘I Am Cait’ star, who came out as a transgender woman last year, took to her website to write, “We all want safety and privacy in public bathrooms. But these anti-LGBT bills, like the ones in North Carolina and Mississippi, actually make us less safe, not more safe,”

  • Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey after criticising Erdogan

    Ankara: A Dutch journalist was arrested today at her home in Turkey for tweets deemed critical of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to her Twitter account. “Police at the door. No joke,” wrote Ebru Umar, a well-known atheist and feminist journalist of Turkish origin. Umar recently wrote a piece critical of Erdogan for the Dutch daily Metro, extracts of which she then tweeted, leading to her arrest. “I’m not free, we’re going

  • Thiruvananthapuram road project showcased at UN forum

    Thiruvananthapuram: The 42-km Thiruvananthapuram City Road Improvement Project (TCRIP) was showcased in the PPP forum of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) held in Switzerland, said the project concessionaire.

  • Bihar govt makes pitch for OBC reservation in lower judiciary

    New Delhi: Bihar government today made a strong pitch for reservation to OBCs in lower judiciary saying a “different yardstick” should not be applied to it in the issue as a number of states already have provisions for quota for the backward classes in lower courts and government services.

  • Dairy farming in Alps may have begun over 3,000 years ago

    London: Dairy farming in the European mountain ranges of Alps may have begun as early as the Iron Age over 3,000 years ago, according to scientists who discovered milk fats on ancient pottery. Dairy farming has long been an important economic and cultural tradition in the high Alps, but little is known about when and how the practice originated. Using organic residue analysis, researchers from the University of York in the UK

  • Put some efforts for water conservation: PM Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pitched for water conservation efforts in the coming monsoon so as to avert water shortages faced this time around in different parts of the country.

  • Media, civil society should boost India-Myanmar ties: Experts

    Shillong: With a new dispensation in place in Myanmar where Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is effectively in control of state affairs, experts are of the view that Indian civil society and the media should play an effective role in promoting bilateral ties with an important and strategic neighbour.

  • Obama rules out ground troops for Syria

    Washington D.C. : US President Barack Obama has ruled out deploying US ground troops in Syria and said military efforts alone cannot solve the country’s problems. “It would be a mistake for the US or Great Britain… to send in ground troops and overthrow the (Syrian President Bashar al-) Assad regime,” he told the BBC on Saturday night. He also said he did not think the Islamic State (IS) militant group would

  • IPL: Bangalore opt to bat against Gujarat

    Rajkot: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat against Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday.

  • Lok Sabha, assembly polls must be held together: Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies must be held together as holding them separately hurts economic development.  “Elections to the state assemblies and the Lok Sabha can be held together so that there may not be any hindrance to the economic development and decision making,” Modi said at a conference of chief ministers and chief justices of high courts here.

  • PMK to go solo for May 16 Puducherry polls

    Puducherry: Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) today announced that it will go it alone in the Union Territory for the May 16 Assembly polls and released its first list of candidates for 20 out of the total 30 seats besides vowing to implement prohibition, if elected to power. At a press conference, PMK general secretary Vadivel Ravanan introduced the nominees for the 20 seats and also released the party’s election manifesto.  Names of

  • Tyga’s car searched by cops

    Los Angeles: Rapper Tyga’s black SUV was searched by police and he was not okay with it. The incident happened when the rapper, 26, was in Hollywood for a concert, reported TMZ.He filmed the LAPD officers going through his SUV in whatseemed to be a parking lot and posted on Snapchat. “The real crooks,” he captioned.