Free Press Journal
  • Geelani

    Syed Ali Shah Geelani arrested for defying restrictions

    Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani was today arrested by police after he tried to defy restrictions to march towards Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

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    Landslides force closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway

    Srinagar: The 300-km long Jammu-Srinagar national highway, the only surface link between Kashmir and rest of the country, was today closed for vehicular traffic due to landslides triggered by rains in Ramban district.

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    Hazare bats for prohibition in Maharashtra, meets Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Social activist Anna Hazare today said the state government should consider imposing total prohibition in Maharashtra, and blamed liquor consumption for rising accidents. Hazare, who met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the Vidhan Bhawan here, said prohibition can be implemented if the government and people take it up strongly.

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    HC quashes rape case after accused pays Rs 10 lakh to victim

    Mumbai: In an unusual verdict, the Bombay High Court has quashed a rape case against a 30-year-old man after he paid Rs 10 lakh to the 23-year-old victim, who is now seven months pregnant, saying it was being done under “special circumstances” and with the woman’s consent.

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    ‘Cow skinned by Dalits in Una was killed by lions’

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat police probing the widely condemned incident of thrashing of Dalits in Una town of Gir Somnath district by ‘cow vigilantes’ has found that the cow being skinned by the Dalits, was killed by lions.

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    Wish granted: Six-year-old boy is garbage man for a day

    Sacramento (US): Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. Yesterday, the 6-year-old lived that fantasy: riding shotgun in a booster seat through Sacramento in a truck labeled “Ethan’s Garbage Truck.” Ethan, garbage man for the day, made a series of stops in Sacramento to collect trash and recyclables from places like the fire station and CalEPA, where his father works. It wasn’t a chore for Ethan, who has cystic

  • HC seeks Centre’s report on use of pellet guns in Kashmir

    New Delhi: Disapproving of the use of pellet guns by the security forces against protesters, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has sought a report from the Centre on handling of the weapon by untrained personnel.


    More Russians banned from Rio Olympics, toll crosses 100

    Wellington: The number of banned Russians from next month’s Rio Olympics passed 100 after nineteen more athletes of the country’s rowers were barred from the Summer Games. According to, at least 105 athletes have been expelled from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team in the wake of the damning and devastating reports into the embattled country’s sport.

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    John Kerry calls for restraint over South China Sea

    Manila: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday urged China and the Philippines to exercise restraint and reduce tensions over their maritime dispute in the South China Sea. He was speaking during a one-day visit to the Philippines. Kerry, in a joint press conference with Philippines Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay, praised the government’s measured response to the verdict by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, that favoured Manila in

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi govt to organise ‘Bharat Parv’ to mark Independence Day

    New Delhi: The capital will witness a mega event to mark the Independence Day with the Modi government deciding to hold a cultural spectacle spanning six days from August 12, nearly two-and-half-months after it organised an extravaganza to celebrate its second anniversary at India Gate.

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    French religious leaders call for security after church attack

    Paris: French religious leaders today called for authorities to boost security at places of worship after jihadists killed a priest in a Normandy church. “We deeply desire that our places of worship are the subject of greater (security) focus, a sustained focus,” said French Muslim leader Dalil Boubakeur, after meeting with President Francois Hollande.

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    Parents booked for honour killing in Pakistan

    Islamabad: The parents of a Pakistani-origin British woman along with her former husband were booked for killing their daughter in Punjab province, police has said. Syed Mukhtar Kazim, the husband of 28-year-old Samia Shahid, said his wife was killed in Jhelum district by her family for “honour”, Dawn online reported.

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    Wawrinka advances in Rogers Cup

    Toronto: Second seed Stan Wawrinka headlined the seeded players to advance on the second day of action in Rogers Cup Main Draw tournament at Aviva Centre here. The 31-year-old Swiss battled Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny in a two-hour match that went to tie break in both sets on Tuesday. Wawrinka won 7-3 in the first tie break and 8-6 in the second to secure his spot in the third round of the tournament,

  • Happy Birthday_ Kriti Sanon turns 26 today

    The Heropanti actress kriti Sanon turns 26 today. As a part of celebration, reports suggest that Kriti has escaped to Mauritius with rumours boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput this morning.