Free Press Journal
  • WhatsApp adds colourful status feature in latest update

    San Francisco: WhatsApp has rolled out a new update which lets users add colourful background to text status. The functionality is similar to the one on Facebook, where a selection of background colour options pop up when typing a new status update. The background can be added to text status by tapping the ‘pencil’ icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen, The Independent reported on Wednesday.

  • Man ‘paints’ offensive tweets in Germany Twitter office

    Berlin: A German satirist who claims Twitter is failing to delete hate speech has captured the social media giant’s attention offline – by stencilling the offending messages outside its Hamburg office. The Jewish man, Shahak Shapira, claimed that Twitter had just responded to just nine of his 300 complaints in six months, the BBC reported on Wednesday. A YouTube video has emerged showing the man stencilling 30 tweets which include statements that

  • Chandigarh stalking case: Vikas Barala admits to chasing Varnika Kundu’s car

    Vikas Barala, the 23-year-old son of Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala, has admitted during his questioning that he was following the car of Varnika Kundu, the daughter of a bureaucrat, on Friday night, according to an ANI tweet. After massive outrage on streets and in the Parliament, the accused in the case, Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar, will appear before a Chandigarh court today.

  • Indo-China border along Arunachal tension free: CM Prema Khandu

    Agartala (Tripura): Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prema Khandu has said that the Indo-China international border along Arunachal Pradesh at present is tension free and there is no possibility of war between the two countries.

  • Brad Haddin appointed as Australia’s fielding coach

    Melbourne: Former wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has been appointed as the new fielding coach of the Australian national cricket team. The 39-year-old, who is a veteran of 66 Tests and 126 One-Day International games, will replace Greg Blewett for the role until the end of 2019.

  • Chandigarh stalking case: DCW Chief Swati Maliwal demands Subhash Barala’s resignation

    New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Thursday asked for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Haryana unit President Subhash Barala’s resignation after he was accused of using his power to save his son Vikas Barala and his friend Ashish Kumar in the Chandigarh stalking case.

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    Mumbai: Two killed, one injured in road accident

    Mumbai: Two youngsters were killed and one injured in Mumbai’s Wadala, when a speeding truck rammed into their bike. The accident took place at the Bhakti Park on Wednesday evening. The area is near the monorail route of Wadala.

  • WOW! This special birthday gift for Sanjay Dutt by his fan made him emotional

    Sanjay Dutt, who has been gearing up for his comeback Bhoomi, recently had an emotional moment of sorts when a fan did something special for him. The actor recently was in for a surprise when a fan named Aru Kumar gifted him a 3D Steelograph Art frame of Sanjay and his father and veteran actor Sunil Dutt.

  • Wrestling Match! How Rohit Sharma trolled teammates for meeting The Great Khali

    He may have missed first two Tests against Sri Lanka but there is not stopping Rohit Sharma when it comes to getting the better of his teammates. The Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma trolled his teammates after they met former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) champions The Great Khali. Rohit uploaded a split picture of him holding the WWE Championship belt and his teammates (including Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul) meeting Khali

  • Maratha Kranti Morcha: 5 Rallying Points

    Mumbai: The Marathas have sent out a loud message to the government with a massive silent march attended by several lakh protestors. In the short-term, though, the men, women and children went back with a bunch of assurances from the Fadnavis regime. Yes, the government backed the quota demand of the Marathas, yes, there should be reservation for them in jobs and educational institutions, but the government gave no deadline for its implementation because

  • Indian opener Abhinav Mukund’s strong statement on racism is a must read

    The colour of the skin is something that Indians have been fascinated about. It’s not a myth that racism and more specifically colour discrimination is a widespread social evil in our country. While actors had earlier raised the issue that being handsome didn’t necessarily mean being fair, Indian opener Abhinav Mukund has slammed racism in a strongly-worded post. In a series of tweet, he also goes on to add that while he

  • Another Blue Whale shocker! 14-year-old boy leaves home and travels to Pune, alone

    In a rather disturbing turn of events, a 14-year-old boy got so involved in the dangerous online game ‘Blue Whale’, that he left his home and travelled to Bhigwan from Solapur in a state transport bus as part of one of the challenges of the game. The Bhigwan police handed him over to his parents. Blue Whale game dares participants into committing suicide as the final act of a 50-step game and

  • Selfie culture: Need or obsession? check out TV celebs view

    When we go someone or meet someone, what is the first thing that we do? Do we click a selfie? Here are what are television actors feel this obsessive need to click ourselves every now and then. There are reports of people dying clicking selfies, and this ‘selficide’ needs to stop, they say.

  • Renowned Mumbai builder owes BMC property tax worth over Rs 150 crore

    The richest civic body in the country, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), is currently facing losses in property tax collection. But in these losses, the biggest defaulters are Mumbai builders. The real estate sector in Mumbai is a cash rich industry, and some builders owe BMC property tax to the tune of Rs 156 crore.

  • RJD leader Kedar Rai shot dead in Bihar

    Patna: A Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader in Bihar was shot dead near here on Thursday by unidentified assailants, police said. Kedar Rai was out on his morning walk in Danapur when the attack took place, the police said. “It appears to be the work of a sharpshooter,” a police officer added. A seriously injured Rai was rushed to a hospital but declared brought dead. Rai, who was in his 50s, was

  • Mumbai FYJC admissions: Relief for students as special round extended till Sunday

    Mumbai: In a good news for students, the state’s school education department on Wednesday announced in a decision that a special round for over 20,000 students who have still not secured seats at the end of the first year junior college (FYJC) online admissions. Form filling begins on Thursday and will close on Sunday (August 13).