Free Press Journal
  • Jamaat calls Bangladesh strike protesting Nizami’s execution

    Dhaka: Bangladesh’s biggest Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami today called a nationwide general strike tomorrow to protest the execution of its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami, the senior-most Islamist to be executed for war crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War against Pakistan. In a statement, Jamaat, which was opposed to Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan, described 73-year-old Nizami’s execution as a “planned murder” and called a nationwide 24-hour strike from 5 am tomorrow to 5 am

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    Government will keep a check on service providers: Prasad

    New Delhi: As telecom operators heaved a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court struck down the watchdog’s order on call drops on Wednesday, Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government will continue to keep a check on service providers.

  • Yuvraj running out Dhoni won us the game: Henriques

    Vishakhapatnam: Sunrisers all-rounder Moises Henriques has lauded Yuvraj Singh’s presence of mind, saying that his teammate’s run out of Mahendra Singh Dhoni swung the tide of the match in their favour.

  • Three-storey building in Panchkula gutted in fire

    Chandigarh: A major fire broke out in a three-storeyed building complex near sector-14 in Panchkula in the wee hours today, but there was no casualty, a senior fire department official said.

  • Baghdad market bombing kills 34

    Baghdad: A car bomb exploded near a market in a Shiite area of north Baghdad today, killing at least 34 people, security and medical officials said.

  • Chhagan, Sameer Bhujbal’s judicial custody extended till May 25

    Mumbai: The special PMLA court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal and his nephew Sameer Bhujbal, presently in prison on charges of money laundering, till May 25.

  • Marathi movie ‘Sairat’ emerges blockbuster, earns Rs 41.11 cr

    New Delhi: After garnering praise from Bollywood stars such as Aamir Khan, Ritiesh Deshmukh and Tusshar Kapoor, the Marathi film ‘Sairat’ has collected Rs 41.11 crore, emerging as a blockbuster at the Box office.

  • Uddhav Thackeray

    Shiv Sena chief admitted to Lilavati Hosp for routine checkup

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray was today admitted to the Lilavati Hospital here for a routine medical checkup. “Uddhav ji went to the hospital this morning for a routine checkup and would be discharged later today. There is nothing to worry,” a Shiv Sena spokesperson told PTI.

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    Enacting hockey player was physically demanding: Alia Bhatt

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt says enacting a hockey player was physically quite challenging for her and she had to push herself to look convincing on screen. Alia, 23, will be seen in a completely deglam avatar as a migrant Bihari labourer, who is a hockey player, in director Abhishek Chaubey’s “Udta Punjab”.

  • Sidharth Malhotra likes to travel a lot

    Mumbai: Actor Sidharth Malhotra loves to travel “a lot” and says he “learnt a lot” about people, cultures and food during his journeys.

  • Shallow quake hits Tibet, casualties feared

    Beijing: A 5.5-magnitude shallow earthquake hit Changdu in Tibet Autonomous Region this morning, causing casualties and damage to properties.

  • Volcanic activity sparks warning in New Zealand

    Wellington: Visitors to one of New Zealand’s scenic volcanoes have been warned to stay clear of the summit after it showed increased signs of possible activity. The government’s GeoNet monitoring service on Wednesday said the output of volcanic gas from the crater lake on Mount Ruapehu, in the central North Island, was up and the lake water temperature increased from 25 degrees centigrade in April to 45 degrees centigrade in the last

  • Sanders beats Clinton in W Virginia;Trump triumphs in 2 states

    Charleston (US): Democrat Bernie Sanders today squarely defeated Hillary Clinton in West Virginia, in a reminder to the frontrunner that she was yet to wrap up her own presidential nomination before taking on Republican Donald Trump, who cruised to victory in two more states. The 74-year-old Vermont Senator, Sanders, easily won the primary in West Virginia by more than 15 percentage points but acknowledged that he has an uphill climb in terms

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    I never met Sonia, Manmohan or Antony: Christian Michel

    New Delhi: Chirstian Michel, the alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland helicopter deal, today said that he has never met Congress President Sonia Gandhi or the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to push for the purchase of VVIP choppers.