Free Press Journal
  • Will not put any political pressure on police, says CM

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today told police officials that he would not put any political pressure on them and asked them to put an end to unlawful and illegal activities. He was speaking to police officers led by Director General of Police Neelamani M Raju who had called on him to greet him on behalf of the department on becoming the chief minister.

  • Bypolls on local issues, it’ll be Modi again in 2019: BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP dismissed its big loss in the bypolls, tthe results of which came out on Thursday, saying they were no reflection of things to come and when the country will have to choose its Prime Minister, it will be Narendra Modi again. “When elections will happen in 2019, when Prime Minister will have to be chosen, the people of India know what is the meaning of PM. P is

  • Bypolls 2018: Congress candidate loses deposit in Palghar

    Mumbai: Congress candidate in the Palghar Lok Sabha bye-election, Damodar Shingda, will be losing his security deposit as he failed to secure the minimum six per cent of total votes polled, an election official said.

  • PDP had sought assurance from Centre on holding talks with Hurriyat and Pakistan, says party leader

    Jammu: PDP Chief Coordinator Choudhary Abdul Hamid said today his party had sought an assurance from the Centre over holding of talks with Hurriyat and Pakistan ahead of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. “The foundation of PDP was laid upon the principle of restoration of peace and end of enmity between the two countries,” Hamid said at a meeting convened at the party office here.

  • Federal front formula successful, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee after bypoll results

    Jalpaiguri: Trinamool Congress chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today people are “disenchanted” with the BJP and the federal front formula she proposed was a success in the bypolls in 11 states. The ruling BJP today suffered a major jolt in bypolls across the country, including in Kairana Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh where opposition parties had together supported the RLD candidate against the rival saffron party nominee.

  • Efforts on to run all vehicles on electricity by 2030: Harsh Vardhan

    Mumbai: The Centre is making efforts to ensure that by 2030, all vehicles in the country run on electricity, Union minister Harsh Vardhan said here today. “The government is committed to provide e-vehicles and the facilities to charge them. We are trying to ensure that all vehicles in the country run on electricity by 2030,” the environment minister said.

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    Boy detained for flashing at school teacher in Nashik

    Mumbai: A 17-year-old boy allegedly flashed at a school teacher at Ambad in Nashik city, after which he was detained on the charge of molestation, police said today. The incident took place at Ganesh Colony area in Nashik on Monday, a police official said. “The boy, who lives in the same locality as the teacher, climbed on to the window of the bungalow, where she stays, and then flashed at her,” the

  • CWG gold medallist Sanjita Chanu fails dope test

    New Delhi: Two-time Commonwealth Games champion weightlifter Sanjita Chanu has tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid and she has been provisionally suspended, the international federation said today. International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said on its website that Sanjita, who had won a gold in the women’s 53kg category in the recent Gold Coast CWG, has tested positive for testosterone.

  • Triple Talaq still going on in states, says law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Hyderabad: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said despite Supreme Court’s ruling and Lok Sabha passing the Triple Talaq Bill, the custom is still going in states such as Telangana and UP. Terming the scandals, including the latest one involvingAir Asia as “the legacy” of the previous government, he also said the NDA Government is cleaning the “dirt” left by the previous UPA Government. “Triple talaq is not an issue of religion

  • DMK, political parties flay Rajini’s comments on protests

    Puducherry/Chennai: DMK and several other political parties in Tamil Nadu today hit out at superstar Rajinikanth for his comments that too many protests would turn the state into a ‘graveyard’. However, the ruling AIADMK welcomed his remarks, made in the backdrop of the anti-Sterlite protests, blaming anti-social elements for the recent violence in Tuticorin that resulted in 13 deaths in police firing.

  • India’s per capita income grows by 8.6% to Rs 1.13 lakh in FY18

    New Delhi: India’s per capita income grew at a slower pace of 8.6 per cent to Rs 1,12,835 during the last fiscal ended March 2018, official data showed today. The per capita net national income in 2016-17 stood at Rs 1,03,870, witnessing a growth of over 10.3 per cent from the preceding fiscal ended March 2016 (at Rs 94,130). “The per capita income at current prices during 2017-18 is estimated to have attained

  • BJP losing Kairana shows people rejecting communal politics: Sitaram Yechury

    New Delhi: BJP’s loss at its “laboratory of communal and hate politics”, Kairana, clearly shows that people did not accept the ruling party’s governance and its destruction of the unity and integrity of India, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury said today. The CPI(M) general secretary feared that the loss in the bypolls would push the RSS-BJP to spread communal tension and create a divide between religious communities to consolidate the “Hindutva votebank” ahead

  • The Supreme Court asked whether a magisterial court was above it

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today wondered whether a magisterial court was “above” it, after it came to know that a lower court in Mumbai has refused to release an accused on bail despite the top court granting him the relief. The peculiar situation arose before a bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao and Mohan M Shantanagoudar when it was informed by the counsel for the accused that the trial court had

  • Uddhav asks Oppn to boycott elections if EVM row not resolved

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today asked opposition parties to “unitedly boycott” elections if controversies surrounding electronic voting machines (EVMs) are not resolved quickly.He also threatened to drag the Election Commission to court over the Palghar bypoll result and sought suspension of election officers over the “sudden increase” in voting percentage there.

  • Abhishek Malik to romance Sara Khan in Bitchy Bee

    Abhishek Malik will be seen opposite actress Sara Khan in the web show “Bitchy Bee”. “Sara and I are good friends. It will be fun working with her. I was offered the show and the time I read the script, I couldn’t say no to it. All of us have a ‘bitchy’ side. People for the first time will see me doing bold stuff on screen,” Abhishek, known for TV shows like

  • A stepping stone for Prachi Tehlan

    Prachi Tehlan says that the show “Ikyawann” has been a stepping stone for her and has helped her to explore her potential. The show is set to go off air soon. “No words can define my journey as Susheel. Besides being a great learning experience, the show proved to be a stepping stone for me. It has helped me to explore my potentials and polish my skills,” Prachi said.

  • Holiday over, Shruti Haasan is back to work

    Shruti Haasan is back from London and has started shooting for a sequence of her upcoming film, helmed by Mahesh Manjrekar, in Goa. After shooting in Mumbai, Manjrekar moved his entire team to Goa to shoot a schedule of his gangster drama. The yet untitled film is a period drama and also stars Vidyut Jammwal.