Free Press Journal
  • SpiceJet to supply water in 11 parched villages of Maharashtra

    Mumbai: To commemorate its 11 years of operations, budget airline SpiceJet today said it has partnered with an NGO to supply nearly 71,500 litres water to 11 villages in drought-hit Latur district under Marathwada region of Maharashtra every day.

  • Trump takes poll lead over Clinton

    Washington: For the first time, Republican front-runner Donald Trump seems to have edged ahead of Democrat Hillary Clinton in presidential polling.

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    Intl operations from Tirupati airport to begin by June end

    Vijayawada: International operations from Tirupati Airport will begin by June end, with initial flights to the US and the middle-east (via New Delhi), a senior Andhra Pradesh government official said today.

  • 4th ISIS ‘Beatles’ gang member identified

    London: The last unnamed member of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) ‘Beatles’ gang was today identified as a 27-year-old from west London.

  • Stalin seat row: No intention to disrespect him, says Jaya

    Chennai: A day after DMK president M. Karunanidhi complained about the seating arrangement for his son M K Stalin at the swearing-in ceremony of J. Jayalalithaa, the AIADMK chief on Tuesday said ‘there was no intent to show disrespect to him or his party’.

  • Three JeM suspects sent to 14 days judicial custody

    New Delhi: A court here on Tuesday sent, to 14 days judicial custody, three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suspects arrested for planning a terror attack in Delhi and nearby areas.


    Rahul to lead rally against AAP, BJP on May 28

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will hit the streets of the national capital on May 28 against the AAP dispensation in Delhi and BJP government at the Centre over power cuts and water shortage in the city, Delhi Congress said today.

  • Atheists outnumber Christians in England: Report

    London: People in England and Wales who identify themselves as having no religion now outnumber Christians in the country, according to new analysis released today.

  • Extreme beliefs may lead to criminal acts: study

    Washington: People who commit violent acts such as mass shootings may do so because of their extreme beliefs and not due to the fact that they are mentally ill, scientists say.

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    Sarbananda Sonowal sworn in as Assam chief minister

    Guwahati: Sarabananda Sonowal was on Tuesday sworn-in as the first BJP chief minister of Assam at a gala event here attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his senior cabinet colleagues and tens of thousands of BJP supporters.

  • IMG to review ArcelorMittal-SAIL JV progress this month

    New Delhi: An Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) will review the progress of the ArcelorMittal and state-run SAIL’s estimated Rs 5,000-crore joint venture (JV) this month. In May last year, NRI billionaire Lakshmi Mittal-led ArcelorMittal and domestic steel giant SAIL inked a memorandum of understanding to look at the possibility of setting up an automotive steel plant in the country through a JV.

  • Simple urine tests for Zika, Ebola in the offing

    New York: Scientists have developed a new method to rapidly detect a single virus in urine, a technique that the researchers believe could eventually be adapted to detect a range of viruses that plague humans, including Ebola, Zika and HIV.

  • India aims to be among top 30 in ‘ease of doing biz’: Kant

    New Delhi: The government is focussed on improving infrastructure and driving innovation to ensure that India ranks among the top 30 countries in terms of ‘ease of doing business’ in the next 3-4 years, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said today.

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    Rani Mukerji and baby Adira Chopra to do cameos in ‘Befikre’

    We all know that, these days, the extremely talented filmmaker Aditya Chopra is busy directing Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor in his much talked about film Befikre. The last time, we had reported about fans meeting up and taking selfies with Ranveer Singh on the sets of the film. We had even reported about how Aditya Chopra’s beautifully dutiful wife Rani Mukerji and his daughter Adira Chopra reported to Paris to be

  • Hrithik Roshan to speak in different voices for ‘Kaabil’

    In his new film Kaabil, we hear Hrithik Roshan plays a blind man who impersonates various voices of the characters in the film. Says a source from the project, “Hrithik has to speak in the voices of various characters in the film including Ronit Roy and Sonu Sood. It’s part of the script. He’s now undergoing voice training for this purpose.”

  • Writings by Mother Teresa to be published in August

    New York: A collection of previously unreleased writings by Mother Teresa is coming out in August, weeks before the late Nobel Peace Prize winner is to be canonised.

  • Finishing PhD has become political responsibility: Kanhaiya

    New Delhi: JNU Students’ Union president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing sedition charges and is out on bail, said on Tuesday that finishing his PhD has become a “political responsibility” for him rather than an academic one.

  • 13 cities win fast track Smart City competition

    New Delhi: The Urban Development Ministry on Tuesday announced 13 winners of the fast-track Smart City competition, with Lucknow topping the list.

  • Bread makers using permissible chemicals;ASSOCHAM tells CSE to stop scare mongering

    New Delhi: TH Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) today questioned the report prepared by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) on bread and bread products, saying the latter was spreading panic among consumers and causing a drop in the sale of bread and bakery products.

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    Batla House: Congress demands ISIS video verification

    New Delhi: With reports claiming that one of the Jihadis featuring in the latest ISIS video is in fact a suspected Indian Mujaheedin (IM) member who had escaped minutes before the raid on Batla House in 2008, the Congress Party on Tuesday said the authenticity of the footage must first be verified before drawing any conclusions.