Free Press Journal
  • Peru nationals arrested from Mumbai airport with 4 kg cocaine

    New Delhi: Two Peru nationals, including a woman, were arrested by the NCB from the Mumbai airport for allegedly smuggling into the country over four kg of cocaine, officials said today. Michael (35) and Mariya (25), were intercepted yesterday, when they landed in Mumbai from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, they said.

  • Democrats get behind Indian American for Arizona Congress seat

    Washington: Sensing victory, the Democratic Party has rallied behind Indian American candidate Hiral Tipirneni in Arizona ahead of a special Congressional election later this month. “Hiral’s running in a district that Democrats haven’t contested since 2012.

  • Jallianwala Bagh Massacre: Movies and books that documented the gruesome mass murder

    The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, also known as the Amritsar Massacre, marks one of the darkest moment in Indian history. The incident ignited the first spark of the Indian freedom movement, which ultimately led to the fall of the British empire. On April 13, 1919, the troops of the British Indian Army under the command of Colonel Reginald Dyer fired upon a crowd who had gathered at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar for

  • Cauvery row: Pro-Tamil activist show PM Narendra Modi black flags 

    Chennai: Pro-Tamil outfits protesting over the Cauvery issue today showed black flags to Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrived to formally inaugurate India’s mega defence exhibition, Defexpo, at Thiruvidanthai, about 40 km from here.

  • Calcutta High Court stays West Bengal Panchayat polls till further orders 

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today stayed till further orders the ongoing panchayat election process in West Bengal. While staying the election process, Justice Subrata Talukdar also sought from the State Election Commission by Monday a comprehensive status report on the poll process, detailing the number of nominations filed and the percentage of nominations rejected, amongst other information.

  • Bhopal: Woman files rape complaint against boyfriend

    Bhopal: A 32-year-old married woman filed a rape complaint against a man who befriended her and then raped her on the pretext of marriage. The accused had recorded conversations on the phone with the victim while they were together which he used to blackmail her, once they broke up and she got married to a bank manager.

  • RBI imposed Rs 3 crore fine on IDBI Bank violation of asset classification norms

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) imposed monetary penalty worth Rs. 3 crore on IDBI Bank for not complying with the outlined norms related to reporting of bad loans. In an official notice, the RBI said the penalty was imposed on account of non-compliance with the directions issued on Income Recognition and Asset Classification (IRAC) norms.

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    Dwayne Johnson moved by fans’ love on his mental health issues

    London: Actor Dwayne Johnson says he has been moved by fans’ reaction after opening up about his struggles with mental health. In an interview, the star said he has battled depression many times during his career. He told Newsbeat that the response he has received has been phenomenal, reports bbc.com.

  • Bhopal: 60 % faculty posts stay vacant in seven new medical colleges

    Bhopal: Over 60 per cent seats in seven new medical colleges in the state remained vacant as the only 371 faculty on 1040 sanctioned posts were recruited during a recently concluded drive. The seven new medical colleges came into existence following the announcement of government last year.

  • Ola launches services in Melbourne

    Bengaluru: Indian cab hailing giant Ola has launched its services in Melbourne after Perth and Sydney. “Ola, one of the world’s largest ride sharing platforms, is now available in Melbourne,” the company said in a release here.

  • Bhopal: Administration hesitant to give permission to organise functions on Ambedkar Jayanti

    Bhopal: Dalit leaders are running from pillar to post to get permission from the district administration to organise a function on Ambedkar Jayanti. The members of Dalit Chetna Manch, Mahar Samaj and many other organisations had filed application with the district administration seeking permission to organise functions on April 14.

  • Kulgam encounter: Restriction imposed in parts of Srinagar

    Srinagar: Authorities today imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar  — the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir — and in Kulgam district as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order in view of strike called by separatists to protest the killing of four civilians near an encounter site yesterday.