Free Press Journal
  • Iraqi forces recapture central Tal Afar from ISIS

    Baghdad: Iraqi forces have recaptured virtually the entire stategically important city of Tal Afar from ISIS jihadists, the ISIS stronghold in the country’s northwest. All 29 neighbourhoods in Tal Afar have been taken back from the jihadist group after eight days of fighting, the military said in a statement.

  • Blue Whale game claims first victim in Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow: The fatal online Blue Whale game has claimed its first victim in Uttar Pradesh’s Hamirpur district, police said on Monday.  Parth Singh, 13, was found hanging in his bedroom in Maudaha village on Sunday night.

  • Yogi Adityanath to hold review meeting on health, medical education

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday will hold an analysis-discussion over the health and medical education in the state, in the aftermath of the Gorakhpur tragedy. After more than 70 children died at Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College’s hospital in a week, questions were raised on the health and medical operations in the state. The review meeting will be held at the Chief Minister’s Office.

  • Two million pilgrims converge on Mecca for the hajj

    Jeddah: Two million Muslims from across the globe are converging on Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the hajj pilgrimage, a religious duty and for some pilgrims the journey of a lifetime. This year sees the return of pilgrims from Shiite Iran, regional rival to Sunni powerhouse Saudi Arabia, and comes with the Gulf mired in political crisis and Islamic State group jihadists squeezed in Iraq and Syria. “I’m so excited because many

  • What you can do in one day

    Many years ago, there was a young boy who wanted to become an opera singer. His parents paid for his lessons but the teacher said that he has no future but he persisted. He was put under the care of another teacher. The mother sacrificed her comforts to meet the expenses. The boy Enrico Caruso became the greatest singer of his time because his mother fired and inspired him to become great.

  • Mumbai tragedy: Toddler slips from mother’s hand, dies after falling from 10th floor

    Mumbai: In a sad and tragic turn of events, an 18-month-old girl died after she accidentally slipped from the mother’s arms while she was holding her near a window on a building’s 10th floor in Andheri (East) on Thursday night. The police while investigating the case have said it’s an accident and there is no foul play.

  • Now, RBI to come out with new Rs 1,000 note

    After demonetising the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency, the Central government is now planning to bring back the Rs 1,000 currency with new enhanced security features.

  • Ram Rahim Sentencing: Baadshaho, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan release to be postponed?

    Ever since the followers of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh have been creating rampage in Haryana and Chandigarh after the self-proclaimed godman’s conviction in a rape case, Bollywood filmmakers are getting scared of releasing their upcoming films. Yes, on this Friday, two big films i.e Baadshaho and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan are going to release but due to the chaos happening in north India, makers are a bit cautious to

  • Police notice to Sanjay Nirupam over planned march to Amitabh Bachchan’s house

    Mumbai: Police on Sunday served a notice under the Criminal Procedure Code to Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam, who was planning a march to actor Amitabh Bachchan’s residence in suburban Juhu. Nirupam had demanded that Bachchan support the ongoing film workers’ strike and stop shooting of the projects he is currently involved in.

  • PV Sindhu settles for silver in World Badminton Championships

    Glasgow: India’s wait for gold medal in World Championships is to be continued till next year as PV Sindhu lost to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in women’s single finals of World Badminton Championships held in Glasgow. In a close match which lasted for 110 minutes, the Indian shuttler lost to Okuhara 19-21, 22-20, 20-22 and had to settle for silver. Though Sindhu had defeated the Japanese in 2016 Rio Olympics, the latter equaled

  • ‘Don’t want to be a part of fashion rat race’

    Fashion stylist Kshitij Choudhary has a frank and open conversation with Jaideep Pandey about styling Bollywood celebrities and his dreams about doing the same for Canadian PM Justin Trudeau in future

  • Ram Rahim sentencing: ADGP issues high alert on Meerut, UP borders

    Lucknow: Hours before the court proceedings against rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, scheduled to take place around 2:30 p.m. today, the Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) on Monday directed the district administration to be on high alert and arrange special security measures for any ruckus in the city.

  • Goa by-polls: Parrikar wins Panaji seat by a margin of 4,803 votes

    Panaji: The BJP on Monday won both the Panaji and Valpoi assembly seats in Goa in the latest round of by-polls. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar won from here with a margin of 4,803 votes. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane won the Valpoi seat with a margin of 10,066 votes. Parrikar, who won the Panaji seat for the sixth time, polled 9,862 votes beating his nearest rival Congress’ Girish Chodankar, who netted 5,059 votes. Anand Shirodkar

  • horoscope

    Daily Horoscope for Monday, August 28, 2017

    Aries:- Expenditures associated with your family, home or property could be higher than expected so be sensible and keep a little in your piggy bank just in case. Take care of health.

  • Bhopal: Bagh’s Khatri is country’s first craftman to win FDC Award

    Bhopal: Mohammed Khatri of Bagh village in Dhar district is the first craftsman of the country to win International Fashion Designer Creation (FDC) Award -2017. He got the award for excellence in Bagh print at ‘Thailand Industry Expo’ in Bangkok on July 25. His awarded Bagh print works including western coat, long coat and pant in lehariya and triangle designs, were also showcased at the fashion show organised in the expo at