Free Press Journal
  • 20 IAF planes to touch down on Lucknow-Agra Expressway on Oct 24

    Lucknow: Twenty aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF), including AN-32 transport, Mirage 2000 and Sukhoi 30 MKI, will make a touchdown on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway on October 24, an official said. A traffic blockade will be put in place from October 20, to prepare the highway stretch for the event.

  • Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest extended for 30 days

    Lahore: Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest was today extended for another 30 days by a Judicial Review Board of Pakistan’s Punjab province. However, the board refused to allow the same in the detention of his four aides.

  • Enjoyed every minute: Hema Malini on 50 years in showbiz

    Mumbai: Veteran actress and politician Hema Malini, who celebrates her golden jubilee in the Indian entertainment industry with her biography “Beyond The Dreamgirl”, says she feels honoured to be a part of the film fraternity and has deftly spent every minute in showbiz.

  • 43 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

    Kabul: At least 43 soldiers were killed and another nine wounded on Thursday in a coordinated attack by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province. A suicide bomber detonated explosives in a vehicle at the military base in Maiwand district. This was followed by armed clashes with the troops stationed in the camp, Defence Ministry spokesperson Muhammad Radmanish told Efe news.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers at LoC

    Srinagar: In an unannounced visit, Modi arrived at Gurez this morning to celebrate Diwali with the army and BSF soldiers posted along the LoC, officials said. He spent two hours with the soldiers in Gurez valley, which is shouting distance of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and has witnessed many gunfights with infiltrating militants in the past 27 years.

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    Diwali 2017: Bollywood stars have fun at Sanjay Dutt’s Diwali Bash! See pics

    Diwali festival has always been bringing joy and festive feeling among all every people in the world. Just like commoners, our Bollywood stars also take time off to celebrate this festival of lights with full of joy and blessings. Especially, they also invite their family and friends’ of industry to be a part of their celebration.

  • Pune woman denied compensation for failed sterilisation surgery

    Mumbai: The Pune district consumer forum has rejected a woman’s complaint seeking compensation from the civic body for a failed sterilisation procedure, saying government hospitals are not covered under the Consumer Protection Act and also noted there was no medical negligence.

  • China assures neighbours to resolve disputes through dialogue

    Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping has assured neighbouring countries that Beijing is ready to resolve its disputes through dialogue, but not at the expense of its strategic interests.

  • 43 killed in Taliban attack on Afghan military base

    Kabul: At least 43 soldiers were killed and another nine wounded on Thursday in a coordinated attack by the Taliban on a military base in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province.  Khalid Pashtun, a member of parliament from the province, provided the toll from the attack. An Afghan security official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to release the information, confirmed the toll.

  • BJP creating divisiveness in society: BSP

    New Delhi: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar of creating divisiveness in society by declaring that the Taj Mahal had been built over a Hindu Temple.

  • Google honours astrophysicist Chandrasekhar with doodle

    Mumbai, Google on Thursday dedicated a special Doodle to mark the 107th birth anniversary of India-born US scientist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar who became the first astrophysicist to win the Nobel Prize for his treatise on the evolution of stars along with Willaim A. Fowler in 1983.

  • Felt like my first game again, says AB de Villiers post whirlwind 176

    Johannesburg: Swashbuckling South Africa batsman AB de Villiers, who smashed a career-best 176 to set up a series-clinching 104-run against Bangladesh, has said he was quite nervous and it felt like his first knock for the team when he walked out to bat at 90/2. De Villiers smashed 15 fours and 7 sixes during his 104-ball knock against Bangladesh at Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday.

  • 11 persons booked for bursting crackers in Chandigarh

    Chandigarh, Eleven people have been booked here for allegedly bursting crackers in violation of a court directive that crackers could be burnt only on Diwali evening, the police said today.