Free Press Journal
  • Congress leader P Chidambaram slams fuel price hike, says ‘interval’ due to Karnataka polls

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today slammed the government for hiking petrol and diesel prices, saying the recent “interval” was only due to the Karnataka elections which got over on Saturday.  In separate tweets, Chidambaram also asked all chief ministers to oppose the terms of reference (ToR) of the 15th Finance Commission, which he said was the central government’s “attempt to violate the Constitution and wreck the federal system”.

  • Wholesale Price Index inflation rises to 3.18 percent in April on costlier fuel, fruits

    New Delhi: Inflation based on wholesale prices shot up to 3.18 per cent in April on increasing prices of petrol and diesel as well as fruits and vegetables.  The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation stood at 2.47 per cent in March and 3.85 per cent in April last year. According to government data released today, inflation in food articles was at 0.87 per cent in April 2018, as against a deflation

  • Centre government submits draft Cauvery management scheme in Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Centre today submitted the draft Cauvery management scheme, to ensure smooth distribution of water between Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry, before the Supreme Court for its perusal and approval. A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, took on record the draft scheme submitted by the Union Water Resource secretary and said it would peruse it.

  • 15 juveniles escape from rehabilitation home in Hyderabad; one caught by police (Watch video)

    Hyderabad: Fifteen inmates of a juvenile home in Hyderabad escaped yesterday after cutting the rods of a ventilator in the bathroom, but one of them was nabbed later, police said. The boys, all in the age group of 14-16, jumped out after cutting the rods, scaled the compound wall and escaped. However, one of them was nabbed later, police said. Following the incident, two security men at the home were suspended by

  • Women of colour easier to discredit: Salma Hayek on Harvey Weinstein scandal

    Cannes: Actress Salma Hayek believes that women of colour are the easiest to get discredited and that’s why she feels that disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein only denied her and actress Lupita Nyong’o’s sexual assault claims, but didn’t respond to the harassment accusations made by others in the showbiz.

  • Supreme Court to hear Kathua witnesses plea alleging police harassment on May 16

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear the plea of three witnesses in the Kathua gangrape and murder case, alleging that they are being harassed by the state police, on May 16. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud today agreed to hear on Wednesday the plea of Sahil Sharma and two others, who are college friends of the juvenile accused in the

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    I’m not here to make money, but to create impact: Richa Chadha

    Mumbai: From playing the mother of Nawazuddin Siddiqui at the age of 24 to making her presence felt at the festival circuit as well as at the box office, Richa Chadha has carved her own niche. The actress says she would rather opt for a project that gives her a chance to act than just give her visibility.

  • Here’s How to Keep Your Teen Calm During Exam Preparation

    As exam time approaches, tension starts creeping in, and your child becomes jittery with the daunting load of the syllabus. Examination stress can really squeeze out the energy from your child. However, it is quite natural for them to feel a certain amount of stress before any significant examination such as NEET.

  • Ford EcoSport Titanium S With Sunroof To Launch on May 14

    Ford has confirmed that it will launch a new variant of the EcoSport, the Titanium S, on May 14. Alongside the new variant, Ford might also launch the EcoSport Signature edition, which has also been spotted several times over the last few weeks. The American carmaker has not shared any details of the two editions officially yet, but here is all we know about them so far.

  • Gujarat: Three detained for indulging in celebratory firing

    Anand: Three people were detained in Gujarat’s Anand for opening celebratory firing at a Lok Sangeet event. In a video which surfaced on Monday, numbers of people were seen carrying rifles and firing continuously in the air during the event.