Free Press Journal
  • Naga MLAs demand ministerial berths to back BJP government in Manipur

    Imphal: Nongthombam Biren, who is tipped to be the first BJP Chief Minister of Manipur, faces an unforeseen road block with the four Naga People’s Front MLAs now demanding ministerial berths.The four have also demanded similar berths for four other Naga MLAs with important portfolios. On Monday, the Manipur unit NPF president Awangbung Newmai wrote an official letter to the BJP president in Manipur listing the demands. It said: “As per resolutions

  • India’s wholesale price inflation at 6.55% in February

    New Delhi: India’s annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices rose to 6.55 per cent in February 2017 from 5.25 per cent in the previous month, official data showed on Tuesday.

  • UK Parliament passes Brexit bill

    London: Theresa Mays Brexit bill has cleared all hurdles in the Houses of Parliament, opening the way for the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50 by this March-end. Peers accepted the supremacy of the House of Commons late on Monday night after MPs overturned amendments aimed at guaranteeing the rights of EU citizens in Britain and giving Parliament a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal, reported the Guardian.It paved the way

  • Stent price control will save patients Rs 4,450 cr: Govt

    New Delhi: The price control of stents will result in annual savings of about Rs 4,450 crore for patients, Parliament was informed today. “After the inclusion of coronary stents in the Schedule I of DPCO 2013 on December 21, 2016, the prices were fixed by the NPPA on February 12, 2017, which will result in approximate annual savings of about Rs 4,450 crore to patients,” Minister of State for Chemicals Mansukh L

  • Ibobi Singh resigns as Manipur Chief Minister

    Imphal: Outgoing Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh resigned today after Governor Najma Heptullah said she could not start the process of government formation in the state that has got a hung Assembly, till he quits.

  • Uber unveils ‘realtime ID check’ in India for rider safety

    New Delhi: Uber is rolling out a ‘realtime ID check’ feature to ensure the driver using the app matches the account registered with the ride-hailing platform. The feature is being launched in five cities in India — Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kolkata and more locations will follow, Uber said in a blog post.

  • PCB suspends Muhammad Irfan in PSL spot-fixing scandal

    Karachi: Left-arm pacer Mohammad Irfan has been suspended by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) following the investigations into the spot-fixing allegations in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).

  • JNU suicide: Victim not associated with any pol group, says police

    New Delhi: A day after a 27-year-old dalit student allegedly committed suicide at Jawaharlal Nehru University here, police today said he was not part of any politically active group on the campus. The deceased Muthu Krishnan, who had named himself ‘Krish Rajini’ on Facebook, hanged himself at his South Korean friend’s house in Munirka using a blanket yesterday. While the JNU students shared Krishnan’s Facebook posts condemning the Hyderabad varsity’s alleged role

  • NPP, NPF to back BJP-led government in Manipur

    Imphal/Kohima: The party chiefs of the National People’s Party (NPP) and the Naga People’s Front (NPF) on Tuesday said they will support a non-Congress government in Manipur led by the BJP.

  • 7.32 crore people users of alcohol, drugs : Government

    New Delhi: An estimated 7.32 crore people in India were users of alcohol and drugs, the Government informed the Lok Sabha today quoting a 2000-01 survey. In a written reply to a question, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said the Social Justice and Empowerment ministry had conducted a national survey on the extent, pattern and trend of drug abuse in the years 2000-01.

  • Sukma attack: Sacrifices of our jawans will not go in vain: Rajnath tells in Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: Expressing his heartfelt condolence to the families of the 12 CRPF personnel killed by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the security forces’ unprecedented success has led to evident uneasiness among the Left Wing Extremist Groups and, therefore, they will continue to attempt such incidents to restore the flagging morale of their cadres.

  • BJP confident of winning floor test in Goa Assembly

    Panaji: The BJP today welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to not stay the swearing-in of Manohar Parrikar as Goa Chief Minister, and claimed it will be able to prove majority on the floor of the House.

  • No Thugs of Hindostan for Fatima Sana Shaikh

    Fatima Sana Shaikh, who was seen in Aamir Khan starrer Dangal, has dismissed reports of teaming up with the superstar again for his next film Thugs of Hindostan.

  • Begum Jaan will renew focus on sex workers, says Srijit Mukerji

    National Award winner Srijit Mukherji’s Bollywood debut feature Begum Jaan will bring a renewed focus on the sex workers community, he said. A Hindi adaptation of Mukerji’s critically-acclaimed Bengali outing Rajkahini, Begum Jaan sees Vidya Balan play a brothel owner in a story of survival set against the backdrop of the Partition. The film releases on April 14.

  • Congress, NCP, RJD walkout of Lok Sabha

    New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha after it was not allowed to raise the issue of government formation in Goa and Manipur.  Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) members also staged a walkout with the Congress members over the issue.

  • Soon state government to conduct admissions for medical and dental colleges

    The state government to conduct admission to all medical and dental colleges, the state government was been considering this step for almost two years now. This step will be for both private and deemed medical and dental institutes, the Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) will issue a notice soon. As reported by Indian Express, the Medical Council of India (MCI) on March 11 instructed state governments to conduct admission to

  • Diet making Gautam Gulati cranky

    Actor Gautam Gulati, who is currently shooting for Cobra, says he is following a strict diest to maintain his body. He says the diet is making him very cranky. Gautam on Sunday night took to Twitter, where he shared that he needs a “cheat meal”. “I swear I need a chocolate and a cheat meal…To maintain my body look I am on a strict diet since 35 days and I am cranky

  • Sonali Nikam’s no-glycerine policy

    TV actress Sonali Nikam, who is currently seen in TV show Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi, says that she has not used glycerine to cry in any of the emotional scenes. “When I’m acting, I transform into that character altogether. I live and breathe that character to the fullest, which in turn allows me to feel every emotion to the fullest. Acting becomes easy when you connect to the character. And in that