Free Press Journal
  • Lalu never explained corruption charges, I had no choice: Nitish Kumar

    Patna: In his first press conference after snapping ties with long time ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday explained that he had given Lalu Yadav ample opportunities to explain the charges of corruption against him, but to no avail. If Lalu had explained himself over the corruption allegations, then situation could have been different in Bihar, Nitish said.

  • IS claims attack on Iraq embassy in Kabul

    Kabul: A suicide bomber blew himself up outside the Iraqi embassy in Kabul today and militants breached the compound, Afghan officials said, in a complex hours-long attack claimed by the Islamic State group. All the attackers had been killed and the compound secured roughly four hours after the assault began, Afghanistan’s interior ministry said, adding that all embassy staff were safe and only one policeman wounded “slightly”.

  • Mumbai: Teen jumps to death; police probe ‘Blue Whale’ challenge angle

    Mumbai: A 14-year-old boy has allegedly ended his life by jumping off a building here and police were probing if the incident is linked to ‘Blue Whale’ suicide challenge as his friends were discussing the online game. The Class 9 student jumped off the fifth floor of the building in Sher-e-Punjab area of suburban Andheri at around 5 pm on Saturday, the police said today. A person, who was standing near the

  • Oppn attacks govt for encouraging organisations of cow vigilantes

    New Delhi: The Opposition today accused the BJP-led government of encouraging organisations behind the violence by cow vigilantes, with Congress claiming that lynching of people in the name of religion and cow protection began only after it assumed power.

  • Noted Dhrupad singer Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar died at 86

    Pune: Legendary Dhrupad singer Ustad Sayeeduddin Dagar has died, family sources said today. Dagar, 78, passed away last night at a private hospital here following a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, two sons and their families. His last rites will be performed in Jaipur.

  • From Kriti Sanon to Disha Patani: 8 actresses who have been body-shamed

    The tweet on Kriti Sanon made headlines and it was related on her body, yes, Kriti is the recent victim of body shaming and unfortunately she was targeted by Bollywood actress Bhairavi Goswami. This broke the internet with wild tweets. This shows that not so famous actresses use public platform to gain 2-minute popularity. This is not new. Even people on social media troll these Bollywood actresses. Here’s a look at some

  • Harmanpreet Kaur, Indian Women’s World Cup star, gets rousing welcome in hometown Moga

    Indian cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar got a rousing welcome at her hometown Moga from local administrators and politicians after she arrived. Harmanpreet grabbed headlines in the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup in England, all thanks to her superlative 171-run knock against Australia in semifinals, which propelled India into the final. Although the Mithali Raj-led side lost to England in the final, the team caught attention of the country due to their

  • Malayalam actress molestation case: Dileep’s manager surrenders before police

    Thiruvananthapuram: Appunny, manager of Malayalam actor Dileep has appeared before the Aluva Police club in Kerala’s Ernakulum district on Monday. He was served notice to appear for interrogation by the investigation team. Earlier the High Court rejected the anticipatory bail of Appunny, and told him to subject himself for the interrogation in connection with abduction and assault of an actress in February this year.

  • 83% water in Pakistan’s Sindh unfit to drink

    Islamabad: As much as 83 per cent of water in Pakistan’s Sindh province is unfit to drink, with Karachi scoring the highest in terms of contaminated water supply, a report has said.

  • ‘Benefit chain’ of GST should continue, Modi tells MPs

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met BJP MPs from several states, including from Haryana, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir, and emphasised the need to ensure continuance of the “benefit chain” under GST.

  • Explosions, gunfire hit Kabul, casualties feared

    Kabul: At least two explosions followed by gunfire took place near the Iraqi Embassy in the Afghan capital on Monday, leaving an unknown number of casualties, officials said. The Islamic State militant group claimed the attack.

  • Sachin Tendulkar echoes PM Modi’s praise for women’s cricket team

    New Delhi: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi in praising the Indian women’s cricket team, which recently finished runners-up in the ICC World Cup in England. Modi had on Sunday’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ said that the Mithali Raj-led side may have lost the World Cup, but they managed to win the hearts of 125 crore people.

  • Good News! Last date for filing income tax returns is August 5

    New Delhi: In a last minute decision, the government today extended the deadline for filing Income Tax Returns (ITRs) till August 5, a top official today said. The official twitter handle of the department said the move was made “in view of difficulties faced by taxpayers.”

  • Amit Shah’s assets grew three times, Smriti Irani still not graduate

    Ahmedabad: BJP chief Amit Shah’s assets grew three times in five years while Union minister Smriti Irani has not completed her graduation, according to their affidavits for the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat. BJP’s Balwantsinh Rajput, who recently resigned from the Congress, has emerged as the richest candidate with assets worth Rs 315 crore. In her affidavit, Irani, whose educational qualification attracted controversy after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, has clearly mentioned

  • Happy Birthday Mumtaz: 5 popular songs and alleged affairs

    Veteran actress Mumtaz turns 70 today. The actress has always been known as one of the chirpy, bubbly, but powerful actresses of Bollywood. The actress has given many memorable performances in the films like Khilona, Apna Desh, Roop Tera Mastana and others.

  • In these countries, possessing marijuana is legal, if you know the limits

    Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has suggested legalising marijuana, a psychoactive drug, in India for medical purposes on the lines of the practice adopted by some developed countries like the US to curb drug abuse. The suggestion was made by Gandhi at a meeting of a group of ministers (GOM), which examined the draft Cabinet note National Drug Demand Reduction Policy, according to the minutes of the second meeting. There