Free Press Journal
  • US’ remark on Iran oil imports not India specific: MEA

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday clarified that the statement made by the United States in connection with reducing imports of oil from Iran was not “India specific” and is applicable to all the countries.

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    Former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan expresses grief over Mumbai plane crash

    Mumbai, Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan today expressed grief over the death of five people after a chartered plane crashed in suburban Ghatkopar. “Pained to learn about the Chartered PlaneCrash in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar. This is very unfortunate that five people including one person on ground lost lives in this crash. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.
    #MumbaiPlaneCrash,” the former chief minister said on Twitter.

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    Putin, Trump to meet in Helsinki on July 16: Kremlin

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will hold a summit in Finland’s capital Helsinki on July 16, the Kremlin said on Thursday.

  • Indian money in Swiss banks rise 50% to over Rs 7,000 crore in 2017

    Zurich/New Delhi: Money parked by Indians in Swiss banks rose over 50 per cent to CHF 1.01 billion (Rs 7,000 crore) in 2017, reversing a three-year downward trend amid India’s clampdown on suspected black money stashed there. In comparison, the total funds held by all foreign clients of Swiss banks rose about 3 per cent to CHF 1.46 trillion or about Rs 100 lakh crore in 2017, according to the official annual

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    Mumbai plane crash: “The reasons behind the mishap and names of those responsible for it should come out in open”, says Maha CM

    Mumbai, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today visited the site of the plane crash in a Mumbai suburb and said the incident was “very unfortunate”. He also said that the cause of the crash would be known after probe. Fadnavis spoke to officials of different agencies at the spot in suburban Ghatkopar in central Mumbai.”Today’s incident is very unfortunate and worrisome. Had this incident happened at a crowded place

  • Indian envoys visit Mumbai Metro construction site

    Mumbai: A group of Indian Ambassadors and High Commissioners on Thursday visited a key construction site of the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) here, an official said.

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    Save Bengal, then work on anti-BJP alliance: Amit Shah to Mamata Banerjee

    Purulia, Ridiculing Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee’s efforts to cobble up an anti-BJP alliance for next year’s general elections, BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday said she should first concentrate on West Bengal as the ground was slipping from under her feet. “Now, Mamata Banerjee is trying to cobble up a grand alliance. She is trying to bring together people across the country. I want to tell her, Mamata

  • Google teaches kids to spot fake news, stay safe online

    Gurugram: In a world with increasing cases of cyber bullying, fake news and other unsafe practices on the Internet, Google on Thursday concluded a summer educational programme that taught young children how to make use of the Internet in a productive way.

  • Nirav Modi did not have more than one Indian passport: Ministry of External Affairs

    New Delhi, The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has written to several European countries seeking help in tracing bank fraud fugitive Nirav Modi even as it asserted that he did not have more than one Indian passport in his possession. MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the ministry has also sent messages to all its missions abroad to get in touch with local governments to deny entry to Modi and

  • Check out pictures of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s pre engagement ceremony; Shah Rukh Khan and other celebs attend event

    Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta will get engaged officially on June 30, but before that, a pre-engagement bash has been organised and all most all Bollywood celebs are making their way to the party. The pictures from the pre-engagement are going viral on social media, and we can see Shah Rukh Khan, Ali Bhatt, Gauri Khan, Ranbir Kapoor attending the event.

  • Destiny’s calls, says Preetika Rao on working with sis Amrita Rao

    Preetika Rao says she has not thought about working with her sister Amrita Rao, who is also an actress. Asked if she would like to join forces with her sister for a show or film, Preetika said, “That is totally destiny’s call. I never thought about it. It will all depend on the concept.”

  • Jared Leto to play vampire in Spider-Man spin-off ‘Morbius’

    Washington D.C., Jared Leto is all set to play the role of a vampire in Sony Spider-man movie titled ‘Morbius’. Directed by the Scandinavian filmmaker Daniel Espinosa, the project is about the anti-hero Morbius the Living Vampire who fights with spider-man, confirmed The Hollywood Reporter.

  • Angad never wanted to date me: Neha Dhupia

    Neha Dhupia says actor Angad Bedi, now her husband, never wanted to date her. She tied the knot with her best friend in May. The newly married actress spoke about her wedding during an appearance on a chat show.

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    Mumbai Plane Crash: Ex-minister Praful Patel praises pilot says she avoided big tragedy at the cost of her own life

    In a tragic incident, five people have been killed after a chartered plane crashed near Jagruti building in Sarvodaya Nagar of Ghatkopar, Mumbai. Eyewitnesses said the plane was seen hurtling down and crashed with a deafening roar before bursting into flames around 1.15 p.m. The crash – the cause of which is not known – occurred in the premises of a building under construction.

  • Pakistan team to attend SAARC meet in India

    Islamabad, A business delegation from Pakistan will leave for India on June 30 to participate in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Development Fund Partnership Conclave, it was announced on Thursday.

  • MK Stalin raises issue of assent for NEET Bills in Tamil Nadu Assembly

    Chennai, The DMK today urged the Tamil Nadu government to approach the court to get the President’s assent for Bills passed by the Assembly exempting the state from NEET, in case the Centre had put them in “cold storage.” Raising the issue in the Assembly, Leader of the Opposition MK Stalin sought to know the current status of the Bills exempting the state from National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test passed last year.”In case the

  • Pakistan’s Election Commission allows former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to contest elections

    Islamabad, Pakistan’s Election Commission said on Thursday that former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi can participate in the July 25 general elections from another constituency, a day after an electoral tribunal had disqualified his candidature from his home seat. On Wednesday, an appellate election tribunal had disqualified Abbasi from the Murree constituency for allegedly hiding facts and not providing the accurate value of his assets in the nomination papers, declaring