Free Press Journal
  • Cabinet reshuffle: Piyush Goyal incharge of finance till Jaitley recovers, Rathore new I&B minster

    In a major Cabinet shuffle of the Modi government just a year ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Information and broadcast minister Smriti Irani has been removed from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry as Rajyavardhan Rathore will now take independent charge of the portfolio. Irani will now only handle the Textile Ministry. She was earlier removed as the HRD Minister and was replaced by Prakash Javadekar making this the second time

  • PM Modi spoke to FM Arun Jaitley hours before kidney transplant operation

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Arun Jaitley, hours before the finance minister underwent a kidney transplant at AIIMS this morning. Government sources said Modi was in touch with Jaitley’s family to get updates on his health throughout the day today.

  • Mumbai: Leopard strays into open gym in Aarey Colony, rescued

    Mumbai: A five-year-old leopard strayed into an open gymnasium located in the Maharashtra State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) camp at Aarey Colony in suburban Goregaon yesterday, a Forest official said today. The big cat was rescued and shifted to a cage by Forest personnel after they managed to tranquilise it.

  • Goa CM Manohar Parrikar ignored Goans in video address: Congress

    Panaji: The Congress on Monday accused ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of addressing only party workers and ignoring Goans in his brief video address, which was broadcast at the one-day BJP booth workers’ convention held near here on Sunday. “We are sympathetic to the fact that the Chief Minister is ill. But in his video address, he completely ignored the people of Goa and only spoke about BJP karyakartas. This is completely unacceptable

  • PM Modi congratulates Malaysian counterpart Dr. Mahathir Mohamad over phone on his victory

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made a telephone call to his Malaysian counterpart Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and congratulated him on assuming office as the new Prime Minister of Malaysia. Prime Minister Modi conveyed his good wishes for the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of Malaysia.

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    Airlines move Delhi High Court for modification of order on flight duty limitations

    New Delhi: The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), a body of all major Indian airlines, today moved the Delhi High Court seeking modification of its direction to aviation regulator DGCA not to permit changes in the stipulated flight and duty time limitations (FDTL) of pilots, including the number of landings and take-offs.

  • PNB fraud: Finance Ministry initiates action against Allahabad Bank CEO

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Monday started the process of removing Allahabad Bank CEO and MD Usha Ananthasubramanian from her post after the CBI filed a chargesheet detailing her alleged role in the over Rs 13,000-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam.

  • CPI(M) slams Trinamool Congress for violence in West Bengal panchayat polls

    New Delhi: Accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal of unleashing a reign of terror during the panchayat polls today, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury dismissed the TMC’s remarks that violence occurred during the Left rule too, saying had it been true, Mamata Banerjee would never have come to power in the state.

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    Congress President Rahul Gandhi slams Modi government over petrol price hike

    New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed the Modi government over the increased fuel prices once voting for the Karnataka Assembly had ended. “Karnataka finishes voting, Fuel prices rise to a 4-year high! The key principle of Modinomics: Fool as many people as you can, as often as you can,” Gandhi said in a tweet.

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    Soni Razdan feels like a struggling actor

    In her almost four-decade-long career Soni Razdan has given Hindi film industry some memorable moments, but the veteran actor says the dearth of work throughout her cinema journey has always made her feel like a “struggling actor”.

  • Karan Soni on how Dopinder became Deadpool’s buddy driver

    From being a random city cab driver to becoming Deadpool’s “friend”, Dopinder has come a long way and Indian-origin actor Karan Soni, who essays the role in the franchise, says he is happy with the growth of his character in “Deadpool 2”. It was his heart-to-heart conversation with Ryan Reynolds’ Merc With the Mouth in the first film that struck a chord with not only the audiences, but also the makers, who

  • ‘Fitness is subjective’, says Parineeti Chopra

    Parineeti Chopra got under the scanner for her drastic weight loss, with some praising her dedication and some criticising her for sending out a negative message on body image. But the actress says she doesn’t always pay attention to what people are talking about to avoid getting caught in a “vicious circle”.

  • Believe in entertaining people through commercial stuff: Arjun Kapoor

    Arjun Kapoor, who will be seen in an item number titled “Chumme mein chavanprash” along with his cousin Harshvardhan Kapoor in “Bhavesh Joshi”, says doing energetic songs gives him a high as he believes in entertaining people through “commercial stuff”.

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    Maharashtra Congress hits out at Centre over sugar imports from Pakistan

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress today hit out at the Union government for allowing the import of sugar from neighbouring Pakistan, alleging that such imports had led to its prices crashing in the domestic market. It questioned the Centre over the need for such imports when sugar production in the country was in “excess”.


    West Bengal panchayat polls: Ballot boxed looted at gunpoint in Murshidabad

    West Bengal: Ballot boxes were looted at gunpoint on Monday by unidentified people at polling booths in West Bengal’s Murshidabad where Panchayat Election is underway. The ongoing Panchayat Election saw huge-scale clashes between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers, resulting in the death of one.

  • PNB scam: PNB, Allahabad bank asked to divest accused’s powers

    New Delhi: Rajeev Kumar, Secretary, Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance on Monday said that they have instructed the directors of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) and the Allahabad bank to divest all the powers of those who are accused in the multi-crore PNB scam. “PNB board meeting is underway and they will announce the action taken after the meeting,” Kumar told reporters here.