Free Press Journal
  • Frustrated’ UP BJP MLA says he feels like ‘committing suicide’

    Shahjahanpur (UP): Faced with charges of land grabbing and his son being accused of rape, Uttar Pradesh’s ruling BJP legislator Roshanlal Verma today accused the Samajwadi Party of conspiring to tarnish his image and said he felt like committing suicide. The three-time BJP MLA from Shahjahanpur’s Tilhar constituency said he felt “frustrated” and was under “immense mental stress”.

  • Opposition sponsored bandh against Tuticorin violence

    Chennai, The bandh called by DMK-led opposition parties to condemn police firing at Tuticorin in which 13 people lost their lives and press for Chief Minister K Palaniswami’s resignation passed off peacefully today. Demonstrations by DMK, its allies Congress, IUML, MMK and other parties like MDMK, VCK, CPI, and CPI(M) were staged across Tamil Nadu and neighbouring Puducherry. State-run transport corporation buses, autos, taxis and trains operated as usual while banks, hotels,

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    UP: Mother bitten by snake breastfeeds girl, both die

    Muzaffarnagar: A two-and-a-half-year-old girl died after she was breastfed by her mother, who was bitten by a poisonous snake in a village in Muzaffarnagar district, police said today, adding that the woman too died shortly after.

  • SEBI issues notice to ICICI Bank, CEO Kochhar in Videocon case

    Mumbai, Private lender ICICI Bank on Friday said that Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has sought responses from the company and its MD and CEO  Chanda Kochhar on alleged non-compliance of the “erstwhile ‘Listing Agreement’ and the ‘Listing Obligations and Disclosure  Requirements) Regulations,  2015′”. According to a BSE filing, SEBI sought the reply via a notice issued to the private lender and its MD and CEO on May 24.

  • Iraq carries out more air strikes against IS in Syria

    Baghdad: Iraq today announced it had carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria, the third cross border aerial operation inside a month in its war-torn neighbour. “Iraqi F-16 planes carried out (Thursday) morning raids against the headquarters of IS terrorist gang leaders and an explosives depot occupied by terrorists in Syria’s Hajin region,” a statement by Iraq’s operations command said.

  • I’m incapable of giving advice: Amitabh Bachchan

    Mumbai, Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has shared screen space with his daughter Shweta for an ad, feels he is incapable of giving advice. Shweta will be seen in a jewellery ad with her father. She is making her on-screen debut with Kalyan Jewellers’ latest campaign. Did he give her any advice to face the camera? Amitabh said in a statement: “When we are in front of the camera enacting a particular scene,


    Karnataka: BJP threatens state-wide bandh on May 28 over farm loan waiver

    Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday threatened to hold a state-wide bandh on May 28, if Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy fails to waive off farmers loans by then. This was announced by the BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa, following which the party walked out of the state legislative assembly prior to Kumaraswamy’s floor test.

  • Kim Jong Un – Trump summit : US blames ‘trail of broken promises’ for North Korea summit cancellation

    Washington: A “trail of broken promises” by North Korea, including keeping a team of US officials waiting in Singapore for a preparatory meeting, forced US President Donald Trump to cancel his proposed summit with Kim Jong-un, according to a senior White House official.It was on March 8 that a delegation visiting from South Korea came to the White House to deliver a message from Kim Jong Un to Trump. The message

  • ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ gets new India release date

    Mumbai, Universal Pictures India’s “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”, which was scheduled to release on June 8 in India, will now open a day before. The film is all set to now release in India on June 7. The second instalment of the “Jurassic World” series will open on Thursday in more than 2300 screens, two weeks before its US release date, read a statement to IANS. It will clash with superstar Rajinikanth’s

  • China hails N. Korea’s n-site demolition, asks US to be positive

    Beijing: China on Friday said Pyongyang’s move to dismantle its nuclear test site reflected its intent to ease the tensions in the Korean peninsula and hoped that the US moves in a positive direction, a day after American President Donald Trump called off his scheduled summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

  • Pakistan political parties fail to name caretaker PM

    Islamabad, Following the failure of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and the opposition to reach a consensus on the name of a caretaker Prime Minister, the issue will now be sent to a parliamentary committee for deliberations, it emerged on Friday. Following the cancellation of a meeting between Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and the opposition leader in the National Assembly Khursheed Shah on Thursday, the latter told reporters in his chamber

  • Want international support to press for Rohingyas’ return: Sheikh Hasina

    Santiniketan (West Bengal): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday sought cooperation from the international community to mount pressure on the Myanmar government to take back close to 1.1 million Rohingya refugees sheltered in her country.”I want everybody’s cooperation, so that there is pressure on Myanmar government to take them back fast,” Hasina said after inaugurating the Bangladesh Bhawan here in West Bengal’s Birbhum district.