Free Press Journal
  • Political parties in Maharashtra hail Supreme Court verdict on homosexuality

    Mumbai: Political parties in Maharashtra Thursday hailed the Supreme Court verdict on decriminalising gay sex, with the Congress terming the judgement as a big jolt to the BJP and RSS’ “conservative” and “narrow” mindset. Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant said the party has long been seeking a relook at Section 377 of the IPC as everybody has an equal right to live life the way they want.

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    Bombay High Court has sentenced a lawyer to 1-week in jail for contempt of court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has sentenced a lawyer to simple imprisonment for a week in a 13-year-old case of contempt of court wherein he abused a trial court judge and threw a notebook towards him. The contempt petition seeking action against the lawyer, Ramchandra Kagne, 55, was filed before the Aurangabad bench of the high court by a trial court judge. A bench of Justices T V Nalawade and Vibha Kankanwadi sentenced Kagne

  • Stop terror attacks from your soil: India, US to Pakistan

    New Delhi: India and the US on Thursday told Pakistan not to let its soil be used by terrorists to carry out cross-border terror attacks while demanding that the perpetrators of earlier terror attacks be expeditiously brought to justice. New Delhi and Washington also committed to work together toward advancing a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.

  • ISRO urges India Inc to invest in space business

    Bengaluru: Indian space agency ISRO has urged the country’s industry to invest in space business in a big way, an official said on Thursday. “We (ISRO) are not satisfied with the current level of participation of the Indian industry in the space business, as they have only been vendors. We want them to be our partners,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said here. “ISRO will require a minimum of

  • 2 Indian start-ups listed for Google’s ‘Launchpad Studio’ programme

    Mumbai: Mumbai-based m.Paani and Gurugram-based Aye Finance have been listed in 10 companies selected globally by Google for its flagship development acceleration programme “Launchpad Studio”. The “Launchpad Studio” programme brings top machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based startups from across the world and experts from Silicon Valley under the guidance of Google researchers, engineers, product managers and trusted experts.

  • 2019 Special Olympics: 60 probables picked for football, futsal sides

    Bhubaneswar: A total of 60 probables for the football and futsal sides have been picked from a preparatory camp for the 2019 Special Olympics. The camp for the men’s and women’s football 7-a-side and 11-a-side and women’s futsal, started on September 1 and ended on Thursday. A total of 200 players from 19 states attended the camp on the Campus of the Hi Tech Medical College & Hospital, according to a release.

  • LOL! Twitter user spots mathematical mistake in Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 poster

    On Teacher’s Day Hrithik Roshan dropped the first poster of his upcoming movie Super 30, which showed Hrithik Roshan as mathematician Anand Kumar. If you see the picture carefully, you will be able to see some mathematical equations, for people who don’t understand math the poster was totally cool. However, for those who spent majority of their academic years studying mathematical equations, can spot a big mistake.

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    Activists arrest: Congress seeks suspension of Maharashtra cops after Supreme Court rap

    Mumbai: Opposition Congress Thursday demanded suspension of top Maharashtra police officials for briefing the media on the arrests of five Left wing activists in August in connection with the January 1 Bhima Koregaon violence. The demand was made hours after the Supreme Court rapped the police officials concerned for addresing the media following the arrests.

  • Congress to organise Bharat Bandh on September 10 to awaken government against rising fuel prices

    New Delhi: The Congress will organise a nationwide shutdown on September 10 over rising fuel prices, parties leaders announced Thursday and asked other opposition parties and civil society groups to join their protest against the government. The common man was bearing the brunt of the escalating prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, Congress communications in-charge Randeep Surjewala said. “The Congress party has decided that we will be giving a call for Bharat Bandh

  • In pictures! Shahid Kapoor takes Misha to see her baby brother and mom Mira in hospital

    Bollywood’s beloved couple Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira Rajput welcomed their second child, a baby boy, last night at Mumbai’s Hinduja Hospital. As per the reports, Mira was rushed to hospital on Wednesday evening with Shahid accompanying her whole time. Meanwhile, today Shahid Kapoor was spotted at the hospital with daughter Misha. The little one was in the arms of Shahid and even Misha waived her hand for paparazzis.

  • Soha Ali Khan shares adorable pictures of Inaaya Naumi Kemmu of their vacation in Maldives

    The Pataudi family is on a vacation in Maldives and their holiday pictures are a testimony to the fun they are having, their fans as well look out for the pictures from time to time. Be it Taimur Ali Khan and Saif Ali Khan walking on the beach or Kareena Kapoor Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu and Inaaya Naumi Kemmu chilling in the pool, their pictures trend on social media.

  • Contributions to ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ exempted from income tax

    New Delhi: All contributions to ‘Bharat Ke Veer’, a home ministry fund which aids families of paramilitary personnel who died fighting extremists, have been exempted from the income tax, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Thursday.

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    Shahid Kapoor’s Twitter, Instagram accounts hacked; now restored

    Mumbai: Actor Shahid Kapoor’s Twitter handle was reportedly hacked by a Turkish hacker group. The cyber group, named Ayyildiz Tim, posted a series of tweets in Turkish language and in one of them, it criticised the portrayal of Alauddin Khilji in Shahid’s film “Padmaavat” which released in January this year.

  • Bengali telly actress Payal Chakraborty found hanging in hotel room, suicide suspected

    Siliguri: Television actor Payal Chakraborty has been found hanging in a hotel room in Siliguri, north Bengal, under mysterious circumstances, police said. Chakraborty, a resident of South Kolkata, have appeared in multiple TV soaps and web series. “Payal was found hanging from the ceiling of her hotel room Wednesday morning. She had checked into the hotel the evening before,” Siliguri police commissionerate DCP Gourab Lal said.

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    LGBT community would no longer feel like criminals, second class citizens: one of petitioners in Supreme Court

    New Delhi: One of the petitioners in the Supreme Court on the Section 377 issue said the apex court verdict is a new dawn for the LGBT community which would no more feel like criminals and second-class citizens. A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously decriminalised part of the 158-year-old colonial law under Section 377 of the IPC which criminalises consensual unnatural sex, saying it violated the rights

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    India, US ink COMCASA after inaugural 2+2 dialogue: Officials

    New Delhi: India and the US Thursday inked a long-negotiated pact under which critical and encrypted defence technologies will be provided to the Indian military by the Americans, officials said here. The ‘Communications, Compatibility, Security Agreement (COMCASA)’ was signed after the first two-plus-two talks External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had with US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis.

  • Abhishek Bachchan’s ex girlfriend Karisma Kapoor is still best friend of Shweta Bachchan Nanda; here is the proof

    Shweta Bachchan Nanda recently launched her clothing line and almost entire Bollywood celebs were present at the event. But the most astonishing thing happened in the event was the bonding between Karsima Kapoor and Shweta Bachchan Nanda. The duo were seen chilling with each other company, but most people are not aware that Karisma was engaged to Shweta’s brother Abhishek Bachchan. But the engagement was called off, and after that they both

  • Stocks stage relief rally on value-buying; RIL leads recovery

    Mumbai: Markets staged a strong comeback Thursday after six straight sessions of losses as investors accumulated recently hammered healthcare, energy and power stocks towards the fag-end even as the rupee breached the 72-level for the first time. The BSE Sensex rebounded 224.50 points to end at 38,242.81, while the broader Nifty gained 59.95 points to 11,536.90. Benchmarks largely benefited from value buying in  beaten-down stocks lead by RIL and Sun Pharma, tracking a rebound in