Free Press Journal
  • Gulf row: Indians in Qatar advised to remain alert

    Doha: Indians in Qatar have been advised by the Indian Embassy here to stay alert and contact their travel agents for modifications in travel plans. The advisory came in the wake of several Gulf nations cutting off diplomatic ties with Qatar earlier this week. In its advisory issued on Wednesday, the embassy said that airlines concerned have reportedly offered refunds for cancelled flights following disruptions in air operations.

  • Here’s how to order pizza, burger, to your train seat: Menu options, IRCTC details

    The Indian Railways have announced that meal optional in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains will be optional. The new move is likely to start from June 15, 2017. As usually in longer distances train, passengers are charged for catering services and are served snacks, breakfast and dinner. The aim of the move is to boost e-catreing allowing passengers to order food of their choice.

  • Indian American among 12 new NASA astronauts

    Washington: Indian American Raja Chari, a lieutenant colonel with the US Air Force, is among 12 new astronaut candidates selected by NASA who will take part in future deep space missions. After receiving a record-breaking 18,300 applications to join the future of space exploration, the US space agency selected its largest astronaut class since 2000.

  • Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains’ fares to go cheaper, food ordering to be optional

    After introducing optional meal in the state-of-the-art Tejas Express, now Indian railways plans to make meal optional in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. The new option will help passengers to save around Rs 300. The charges will be different depending on the distance and classes. While booking ticket for longer distances train, catering charges are usually levied. A passenger is served snacks, breakfast and dinner.

  • TV is a gruelling medium: Kritika Kamra

    Mumbai: Actress Kritika Kamra has refused to work on Sundays for TV show “Prem Ya Paheli Chandrakanta”. She says she needs time from the “gruelling medium” for her personal life.

  • French Open 2017: Bopanna-Gabriela eye maiden mixed doubles Grand Slam title

    Paris: Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski will take on the pair of Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia’s Robert Farah in the summit showdown of the French Open mixed doubles’ event here on Thursday.

  • Farmers’ strike: Why Mandsaur is burning

    A day after police fired on protesting farmers in Mandsaur district killing eight — that’s what the protestors are claiming — of them, violence spread to different parts of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday sparking tension across the state.

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    Confirmed! Disha Patani to romance Tiger Shroff for Baaghi 2

    It’s been a while since it was announced that Tiger Shroff will be playing the male lead in ‘Baaghi 2’. Ever since the film announcement, speculations have been rife about his leading lady and several names have come into consideration. But, it has all now come down to one name- Disha Patani.

  • This lucky guy might play Kareena Kapoor’s love interest in ‘Veere Di Wedding’

    It’s been a while since Kareena Kapoor Khan’s upcoming Bollywood project ‘Veere Di Wedding’ has been in news. While the 36-year-old actor is busy getting into shape before she begins shooting for the film in August this year, not much has been revealed about her hero in the film. But now, here we have the latest scoop. Remember Sumeet Vyas from Permanent Roommates? Well, according to reports, he might be roped in

  • Has BJP bashing become the favourite past time for Liberals?

    India is world’s largest democracy and it has world’s second largest population after China. India prides itself on freedom of expression, free speech, dissent and raising questions against the government. The situation in India has changed over the past three years, when Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA came to power with astonishing majority and changed the political discourse. The government at the centre headed by Narendra Modi has past many legislations,

  • Using human shield is not Indian Army norm, says General Bipin Rawat

    New Delhi: Undeterred by criticism from politicians and commentators, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat says use of human shield by the India Army is not a norm but individual officers are entitled to decide the tactic depending on circumstances.

  • Dear Mumbaikars, are you sending your child to an authorised school?

    Mumbai: According to a report, there are a total of 318 unauthorised in Mumbai, spread across SoBo, North Mumbai and Thane. With admissions for primary and secondary schools getting underway, the Department of Education released of list of illegal schools recently.

  • Donald Trump feels ‘totally vindicated’ by Comey’s statement

    Washington: US President Donald Trump feels “completely and totally vindicated” by the testimony of fired FBI director James Comey who alleged that he was asked by him to drop the probe against former National Security Advisor
    Michael Flynn, according to his private lawyer. Comey’s seven-page written testimony that was meant as his opening statement during his Congressional hearing tomorrow was released a day ahead by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.