Free Press Journal
  • Election Commission backs ‘one candidate, one seat’ PIL in Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has supported a plea filed in the Supreme Court that seeks a restraint on candidates from contesting from more than one seat. At present, a candidate can contest from maximum two constituencies in Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly polls.

  • Paddy Missing: Over 2.50 lakh bags of paddy worth Rs 32 crore missing from Amritsar rice mill

    Chandigarh: Over 2.50 lakh bags of paddy worth Rs 32 crore were found to be missing from a rice mill in Amritsar during an inquiry by Punjab’s Food and Civil Supplies Department, a senior official said today. Besides writing to the higher authorities for vigilance probe, the department has also placed 12 officials including Amritsar district food and supplies controller (DFSC) under suspension for alleged dereliction of duty.

  • Watch Video: Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Narendra Modi on rising petrol, diesel prices

    New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the rising prices of petrol and diesel and posted a video that dubbed him the “king of misinformation” on the issue. The video of Modi talking about reducing petrol and diesel prices at a rally is interspersed with images of Bollywood actor Salman Khan bursting into peals of laughter.

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    Kangana Ranaut refuses to do item songs in Bollywood films: Read to know why

    No one can deny that item songs in Bollywood movies like ‘Sheela Ki Jawani’, ‘Munni Badnam’ or Kareena Kapoor Khan’s ‘Fevicol Se’ song, are the more popular than the movies. While most of us enjoy such song, ‘Queen’ Kangana Ranaut refuses to be part of things which are not good and toxic for kids and society. Interesting to note, Kangana has never done an item song in

  • Blackbuck Poaching case: Arrogant Saif Ali Khan threatens to hit driver, watch video

    Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan along with Tabu, Neelam and Sonali Bendre arrived at Jodhpur, Rajasthan ahead of court’s verdict on 20-year long Blackbuck poaching case. Meanwhile, a video of Saif from Jodhpur airport is going viral where he tells his driver “sheesha upar Karo aur reverse Kar lo warna padegi ek”, when he was being questioned by reporters.

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    Cauvery Water dispute: Kamal Haasan terms day-long fast by AIADMK ‘farcical’

    Tiruchirappalli: Makkal Neethi Mayyam president Kamal Haasan today accused the Tamil Nadu government of being “subservient” to the Centre rather than upholding the state’s rights on the Cauvery issue. The day-long fast observed by the AIADMK yesterday urging the Centre to immediately constitute the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) “was farcical”, Haasan told reporters here. Later, in a statement, he alleged that the state government was being “subservient” to the Centre.

  • Woman cop awaits govt nod for sex-change surgery

    Mumbai: A 29-year-old woman police constable from Maharashtra’s Beed district, who met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, is awaiting the state government’s permission to undergo a sex change surgery. Lalita Salve, who now prefers to be called Lalit, had last month sought the chief minister’s intervention. She said her application has been forwarded to the state Director General of Police (DGP).

  • Sugar prices tumble on soaring stocks, low demand; Jeera goes up on rising demand

    New Delhi: Sugar prices plunged by Rs 70 per quintal at the wholesale market in the national capital today following mounting stocks on relentless supplies from mills amid muted demand from bulk consumers. Marketmen said bloated sugar stock due to non-stop supplies from mills in the market amid plenteous availability of sugar-cane following record production amid limited demand from stockists and bulk consumers such as soft-drink and ice-cream makers, mainly pulled down

  • Anupam Kher nominated for BAFTA for ‘The Boy with the Topknot’

    London: Veteran actor Anupam Kher has secured a nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category at the British Academy Television Awards 2018 for his role in the drama “The Boy with the Topknot”. The show, which aired on BBC Two last year, is based on a critically acclaimed memoir of the same name by journalist Sathnam Sanghera.

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    CPI-ML suspends its lone Jharkhand MLA for casting invalid vote in Rajya Sabha poll

    Ranchi: The CPI-ML (Liberation) has suspended his lone MLA in Jharkhand assembly Raj Kumar Yadav for casting an invalid vote in place of voting for the Congress candidate to whom the party had backed. The CPI-ML had decided to vote for Congress nominee in the RS poll on March 23 in Jharkhand, but its lone MLA’s vote was rendered invalid. Media reports suggested MLA’s design behind it.

  • Monsoon 2018: Skymet predicts normal rainfall this year, Northeast may see less rain

    New Delhi: The country is likely to witness a “normal” southwest monsoon, private weather forecasting agency Skymet said in its forecast today. However, the southern peninsula and major portions of northeast India are likely to witness “below normal” rainfall this season, it said in a statement.

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    Sankat Mochan Music Festival 2018: An epic celebration of music begins today

    There are no dearths of music festivals in India. But the one that stands out is the Sankat Mochan Sangeet Samaroh, also known as the Sankat Mochan Music Festival. The music extravaganza is unique in its own way and is held inside a Hanuman temple in Varanasi. The tradition of the music festival dates back to around nine decades and is said to have been established by Goswami Tulsidas. The date of