Free Press Journal
  • Vardah to hit TN, Andhra today

    Chennai/New Delhi : Severe cyclonic storm ‘Vardah’ over the Bay of Bengal will make landfall near Chennai on Monday, the weather office said on Sunday, as the coastal states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh brace to deal with it, reports PTI.

  •  CYCLONE to trigger rain in Odisha  

    Bhubaneswar : Several parts of Odisha are likely to receive rain or thundershowers on Monday under the impact of very severe cyclonic storm Vardah, that has formed over the Bay of Bengal, the Met Office here  said. It has asked the fishermen not to venture into the sea as the condition of sea would be rough. The very severe cyclonic storm is centered over west-central and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal, about 685

  • Jayalalithaa suffered defeat in 1996 polls because of me, says Rajinikanth

    Chennai : Tamil ‘Superstar’ Rajinikanth paid rich tributes to late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, describing her as a ‘kohinoor diamond’ who had made her way up through difficulties in a male-dominated society, reports PTI.   At a condolence meeting, organised by the South Indian Artistes’ Association or the Nadigar Sangam for Jayalalithaa and actor-journalist Cho S Ramaswami, Rajinikanth also recalled his strong statements against her during the 1996 Assembly polls, which had “hurt” her.

  • 132 AIMIM men move to Samajwadi Party

    Mumbai: In a setback to the All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM), 132 members of this party joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Mumbai on Saturday. Among these members, senior leaders like Sameer Thakur, former general secretary of South Mumbai (MIM), and Saeed Moosa have moved to SP just before the civic elections.

  • Bhopal: Karnawat ends fast without government assurance

    BHOPAL: Suspended IAS officer Sashi Karhawat ended her fast-unto-death without getting government assurance on Sunday. Karhawat will join Narmada Seva Yatra with her Guru.

  • CBI acting as govt’s puppet: Cong

    New Delhi : Accusing CBI of acting as the government’s “puppet” by “planting false news” related to the VVIP chopper scam, Congress attacked the Modi dispensation saying it would not succeed in covering up the demonetisation “mess” through a “captive” CBI and should instead answer questions in Parliament, reports PTI.

  • No rift, Cong list for Punjab polls next week: Amarinder

    New Delhi : Denying any differences with the Congress high command over the selection of candidates for the 2017 Punjab assembly elections, state Congress President Amarinder Singh on Sunday said the list will be out next week, reports IANS.

  • 90 trains late, eight cancelled due to fog

    New Delhi : Thousands of people were stranded as 90 trains were delayed and eight cancelled due to dense fog in parts of north India on Sunday, authorities said, reports IANS.

  • Kerala to launch campaign in support of cooperative banks

    Kochi : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the government will launch a massive door-to-door campaign on December 18 to tell people the manner in which vested interests are out to destroy the state’s hugely-successful cooperative banking sector. Vijayan was speaking at a state-level convention here in which top political leaders, barring those of the Bharatiya Janata Party, took part.  “We have been time and again saying that there is nothing to

  • Celebratory firing leaves trail of deaths at weddings!

    Chandigarh : Kulwinder Kaur, 24, was dancing with fellow women dancers on the stage at a wedding function in Maur Mandi town in Bathinda district of southwest Punjab on the night of December 3.

  • Indore: Labourer commits suicide, manager among others booked

    Pithampur: A labourer Abbas Ali, working with Pratibha Syntex Company Ltd, situated at the Industrial Sector no. 1 committed suicide on Friday at his house. A suicide note has been found by Pithampur police, on the basis of which, manager Shatrughan, production in-charge Rajendra Sharma and supervisor Balrishna Tiwari, employees of the company have been booked under Section 306. The HR manager PD Sharma has suspended three employees after conducting an investigation.

  • Bhopal: Bajrang Dal activists thrash woman in name of ‘Love Jihad’

    BHOPAL: The Bajrang Dal activists severely thrashed a married woman on Sunday in the name of “Love Jihad” at Sarla Paradise Colony under Awadhpuri police station because she developed friendship with Muslim friend in her office. However, police denied any case of love Jihad attributing it to a dispute between husband and wife.

  • Coptic cathedral blast kills at least 25

    Cairo : At least 25 people, mostly women and children, were killed and over 30 injured after a blast ripped through Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral here during a mass, the deadliest attack carried out by Islamist militants on the minority community in recent times, reports PTI.

  • Bhopal: Failing to steal bike, miscreants assault media person

    BHOPAL: Two persons, who work with a Hindi daily, were attacked with sharp edged weapons when they tried to stop miscreants from escaping at Chinar Fortune City under Misrod police station area late on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The miscreants were trying to steal motorbike said the police.

  • Mahira Khan not to promote ‘Raees’, Shah Rukh Khan tells Raj Thackeray

    Mumbai: Actor Shah Rukh Khan on Sunday assured Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray that Mahira Khan, a Pakistani actress in his forthcoming release “Raees” will not come to India for promoting the film, a party official said here.  “Shah Rukh Khan met Thackeray at his residence a short while ago and gave this assurance. He has also committed to not engaging any Pakistani actors in any of his future film ventures,” MNS Chitrapat Sena

  • 48 soldiers dead in IS-claimed Yemen attack

    Aden : Forty-eight Yemeni soldiers were killed in a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in the southern port city of Aden, officials said in an updated casualty toll.

  • Bhopal: Alliance Française de Bhopal to screen ‘Planète Glace: Himalaya’

    BHOPAL: The Alliance Française de Bhopal is going to screen a movie ‘Planète Glace: Himalaya’ on Monday, on its premises at 6pm onwards. It is being organised to mark the first anniversary of the Paris Agreement negotiated by representatives of 195 countries at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris.