Free Press Journal
  • Case of abetment to suicide registered in JNU scholar death

    New Delhi: Two days after a 28-year-old Dalit student of Jawaharlal Nehru University allegedly hanged himself at his friend’s house in south Delhi’s Munirka, a case of abetment to suicide was registered today.

  • O Panneerselvam meets EC to stake claim of AIADMK symbol

    New Delhi: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O. Panneerselvam, who is leading a nine member delegation, on Wednesday met the officials of the Election Commission (EC) to stake claim of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) ‘two leaves’ symbol while arguing that appointment of V.K. Sasikala as the party general secretary was null and void.

  • Pak executes three Islamic militants

    Islamabad: Pakistan today executed three hardcore Islamic militants convicted by the controversial special military courts for committing heinous terror offences. The “three hardcore terrorists” were executed at High Security Prison in Sahiwal district of Punjab province, army said in a statement.

  • 7 things you should Know about Manipur new CM N. Biren Singh

    Imphal: Manipur’s new Chief Minister N. Biren Singh’s first love was football, which took him to the BSF. After resignation, he embraced journalism. Finally, he chose politics as a career. As a young boy in Heingang, about 15 km from Imphal, he proved his mettle as a footballer and got recruited in the Border Security Force.

  • Murder of democracy in Goa, says Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Terming the formation of a BJP government in Goa as nothing short of “murder of democracy”, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday said it was a fraud on people’s mandate. In an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana and Dopahar Ka Saamana, it pointed out that even the majority support in the 40-member Goa assembly claimed by the BJP before forming the government appeared to be fixed.

  • Hollywood not a place of equality: Anne Hathaway

    Los Angeles: Anne Hathaway says she was encouraged while working on the nearly all-female set of “Ocean’s Eight” recently, acknowledging how uncommon this scenario can be in the showbiz world. The Oscar winner, who stars on the April cover of Elle magazine, does not shy away from addressing gender inequality in Hollywood and reveals that she signed on for the film is because she knew it would help toward that change, reported

  • ‘Naam Shabana’ is spin-off, not prequel to ‘Baby’: Taapsee Pannu

    Mumbai: Basking in glory of the success of her last releases, Taapsee Pannu now awaits her upcoming flick ‘Naam Shabana’ to hit the big screens. Speaking about nation’s first ever spin-off, Taapsee told ANI, “We’ll see a spin-off for the first time in India. It’s not called a prequel because then Akshay would have played the central character. This film is a spin off as a central character is picked up from an ensemble

  • Woman poisoned to death by brother in-laws over land dispute

    Muzaffarnagar: A 35-year-old woman was allegedly poisoned to death by her two brothers-in-law over a land dispute at Dungar village here, police said today. The two allegedly had a quarrel with the deceased Sanjita’s husband and their brother Manoj Kumar and poisoned her when Manoj was away from home, police said.

  • Government asks police to lodge FIR in JNU student’s suicide

    New Delhi: The government has directed the Delhi Police to urgently file an FIR in the suicide of JNU scholar Muthu Krishnan, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the Rajya Sabha today after several opposition members raised the issue of discrimination on campuses.

  • Birthday girl Alia Bhatt to go baby shopping for Karan Johar’s twins

    Now that Alia Bhatt’s new film Badrinath Ki Dulhania has released, the sprightly diva who turned 24 on March 15 has some time on her hand to do the one thing that she really needed to do…Go shopping for newly-born siblings Yash and Roohi. That’s right. Karan Johar’s twins are akin to Alia’s own flesh and blood.

  • Manipur oath ceremony: Amit Shah returns following technical snag in flight

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, who today left for Manipur to attend the swearing-in ceremony, had to return to the national capital following a technical glitch in the flight. BJP’s Nongthombam Biren Singh will later in the day take oath as the Chief Minister of Manipur.

  • Costumes for ‘Padmavati’ burnt to ashes: Designer Rimple and Harpreet Narula

    New Delhi: Nothing much could be rescued from trunks full of detailed costumes and accessories for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama “Padmavati”, an outdoor set of which was torched in Kolhapur early on Wednesday, rues the designer who spent months of hard work on it all.

  • Karim Morani’s anticipatory bail in rape case cancelled by court, asked to surrender

    Hyderabad: A local court has cancelled the anticipatory bail of Bollywood film producer Karim Morani, who was booked for allegedly raping a Delhi-based woman. The Fourth Additional Metropolitan Sessions Court at L B Nagar in the city yesterday cancelled Morani’s bail and directed him to surrender before the Hayathnagar police here on or before March 22.