Free Press Journal
  • Chandigarh babus invent way to gift themselves VIP numbers, forced to backtrack

    Chandigarh: At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated moves to end the country’s VIP culture, bureaucrats in the Chandigarh Administration, which is directly under the central government, found a new way to favour themselves with high-end numbers for their cars — causing hundreds of thousands of rupees in losses to the public exchequer.

  • Apple iPhone 7 world’s best-selling smartphone in Q1

    San Francisco: Apple iPhone 7 has emerged as the worlds best-selling smartphone model in the first quarter of 2017, with an estimated shipment of 21.5 million units that captured six per cent market-share worldwide, a new report said.

  • Woman in Bihar refuses to marry dark-complexioned groom

    A woman in Bihar’s Buxar district refused to marry a dark-complexioned groom, saying he was not ‘smart’ enough for her, a police official said on Wednesday. The groom, Anjani Chouhan, was shocked after his would-be-bride refused to marry him citing his dark complexion at the marriage mandap in Ramrekha Ghat in Buxar town, about 125 km from Patna, on Tuesday.

  • Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ president seeks Pakistan’s cooperation

    The Hague: The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, has sent an urgent communication to Pakistan from the office of its President under Article 74 for Islamabad and New Delhi’s cooperation till a decision is reached on the death sentence case of former Indian naval officer and alleged spy Khulbhushan Jadhav.

  • IPL 2017: Die-hard Suresh Raina fan goes on his knees for autograph

    Fans in the industrial town of Kanpur are infamous for their daring attempts during a cricket match, not giving a care for the security. This scene actually turned into reality once again during the Gujarat Lions and Delhi Daredevils match in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday night when a young fan made it to the ground to touch the feet of local hero and Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina.

  • Supreme Court starts triple talaq hearing; may not debate polygamy

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today commenced its historic hearing on a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq and nikah halala among Muslims, saying it would first determine whether the practice is fundamental to Islam.

  • 5.5-magnitude quake hits China, 8 dead

    Beijing: A 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted northwest China on Thursday killing eight persons, the US Geological Survey said.  Frequent aftershocks were felt, locals said.

  • Muslim women

    Triple talaq hearing: 5 judges from 5 religions to hear seven petitions

    The five-member bench of the Supreme Court of India on Thursday will hear a batch of petitions over the Islamic practice of triple talaq, nikal halala and polygamy in Islam. Interestingly, the five-member bench comprises of judges belongs to different religions -Sikh, Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Parsi. All the judges are officially on a summer break.

  • Presidential elections: Here’s why Sonia Gandhi is not pushing for Cong candidate

    For the first time, the Congress Party has decided not to push for a Congress candidate for the presidential elections. Sonia Gandhi has pushed the idea of Opposition unity and it is for this reason that she is open to the idea of Gopalkrishna Gandhi as the Presidential candidate. Discussions are happening about the other candidates as well, however, Gandhi is the front runner. He also confirmed that he has been approached

  • Chandrashekhar: This man is the face behind Dalit protests in Saharanpur

    The founder of Bheem Army, Chandrashekhar was just an ordinary man until 6 years ago, who had made plans of going to the US for further studies. 6 years ago, when Chandrashekhar was at a hospital with his dad, he heard about the incidents of Dalits being oppressed in society. On hearing about the same, he decided to stay back in India and work for his community. Four years later, he formed the ‘Bheem

  • Rajasthan: Case against marriage hall owner after deadly wall collapse

    Jaipur: A case was today registered against the owner of a marriage hall in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district where a wall collapsed following a storm leaving 24 dead. While 23 people were killed yesterday in the incident, one of the victims succumbed to injuries today.

  • These pictures of Deepika Padukone as Disney princesses are adorable

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s nostalgic memories were shared by her fan page, in which she looks like a princess. The fan page picked up Deepika’s pictures from movie scene, public events and red carpets and matched it with princess like Cindrella, Jasmine, Ariel, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel, and Merida, and the results was just brilliant.

  • Has Justice Karnan fled the country to evade arrest?

    Where is Justice CS Karnan? That’s the question Kolkata cops are asking. Yesterday they arrived in Chennai to arrest Calcutta High Court judge after Supreme Court sentenced him to six months in jail after finding him guilty of contempt of court.