Free Press Journal
  • MEA refutes reports of Mamata Banerjee denied permission to visit Chicago

    New Delhi: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has refuted reports that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was denied permission to visit Chicago. “We didn’t receive any request for clearance regarding visit of Mamata Banerjee to Chicago for any event. Reports about denial of permission are, therefore, not true,” MEA said in response to a question on the reports.

  • Donald Trump wants to stop subsidies to India

    Chicago : President Donald Trump on Friday said he wants to stop the subsidies that growing economies like India and China have been receiving as he wants the US, which he considers as a “developing nation”, to grow faster than anybody. Addressing a fundraiser event in the Fargo city of North Dakota, he also accused the World Trade Organization (WTO) of allowing China to become a “great economic power”.

  • PIO’s among 15 indicted in US call centre scam 

    Chicago : Fifteen people, including seven of Indian-origin, and five India-based call centres have been indicted in a multi-million call centre scam that victimized thousands of people in the US.

  • Hindu community will prosper only if it unites: Mohan Bhagwat

    Chicago : Hindus have no aspiration of dominance and the community will prosper only when it works as a society, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has said and urged the community leaders to unite and work for the betterment of the mankind. Addressing a gathering of some 2,500 delegates attending the second World Hindu Congress here, Bhagwat said one of the key values to bring the whole world into a team is to

  • In US, RSS calls Sharmila Pataudi match ‘love jihad’

    Chicago: The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has gone back to its favourite topic, love jihad. A controversy erupted at the World Hindu Congress, when in the presence of Mohan Bhagwat, the sarsanghchalak, there was a discussion on Bollywood star of yore, Sharmila Tagore, and her marriage to Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi marriage was referred to as an instance of ‘love jihad.’

  • Protesters briefly disrupt World Hindu Congress in Chicago

    Chicago: A group of protesters briefly disrupted the proceedings of the World Hindu Congress in Chicago when they started raising slogans demanding the religious leaders at the meet to oppose the Indian government’s alleged “actions against religious minorities”.

  • Chicago’s World Hindu Congress to boost Hindu community on world stage

    Mumbai: On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of historic address of Swami Vivekananda to the Parliament of World Religions, the second World Hindu Congress (WHC) will be held at Chicago between September 7 to 9. More than 2000 successful personalities across the globe will discuss, debate and finalise strategies for three days to develop roadmap for boosting the profile of the Hindu community on the world stage.

  • Chicago: Stunning view from the top

    NEETA KOLHATKAR explores the skyscraper-lined skyline of the windy city and is impressed

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    David Headley neither in Chicago nor in hospital, says his lawyer

    Washington: Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley is neither in Chicago nor in hospital, his lawyer said today, dismissing reports that the prime accused in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case was battling for his life in the US city after being beaten by inmates at a detention centre.

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    Salman Khan makes a ‘big mistake’ at the Dabangg Reloaded tour

    “It was a big mistake that we had only nine concerts. We should have had many more,” said Salman Khan in an interview with Bollywood Hungama in Dallas. It’s an objective assessment of the euphoria that Khan and the Dabangg Reloaded team has caused in North America with one grand concert after another. Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles have been followed by packed shows in Dallas, San Jose and

  • Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi wins 2018 Pritzker Prize

    Chicago : Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi was awarded this year’s Pritzker Prize for being able to interpret architecture and transform it into buildings that respect Eastern culture, at the same time that he has improved the quality of life in his homeland, according to the judging panel’s statement.

  • Champ Raisman rips Olympic Committee over abuse scandal

    Chicago : Star gymnast Aly Raisman, one of dozens of young American athletes who have testified they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, has slammed the US Olympic Committee for not acknowledging its role in the scandal.

  • USA Gymnastics top directors resign in wake of abuse scandal

    Chicago : The executive leadership of USA Gymnastics’ board of directors has resigned in the wake of the sexual abuse scandal involving former US team doctor Larry Nassar, the governing body announced.

  • Las Vegas shooter booked hotel in Chicago in August: Reports

    Washington: Police in Chicago in the US state of Illinois were investigating into media reports that said the Las Vegas gunman reserved two rooms at a hotel overlooking Lollapalooza music festival crowd in downtown Chicago in early August.

  • Shabana Azmi wows Chicago with Signature Move

    This week Shabana Azmi was in Chicago for the screening of her new international project Signature Move, about the relationship between a Muslim lesbian wrestler and her conservative Pakistani mother played by Shabana.

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    Mamata Banerjee pays homage to Swami Vivekananda

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday paid homage to Swami Vivekananda on the 125th anniversary of his address at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago. “Our heartfelt homage to Swami Vivekananda on the anniversary of his historic address to the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893,” Banerjee tweeted.

  • Police: 2 suspects in brutal Chicago stabbing death arrested

    Chicago: A Northwestern University professor and a University of Oxford employee wanted in the brutal stabbing death of a Chicago man were arrested in California and will be returned to Chicago for interrogation, federal and local authorities have said.

  • US within our range, says N Korea after missile test

    Pyongyang : North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday said the second flight test of an intercontinental ballistic missile demonstrated his country can hit the US mainland, hours after the launch left analysts concluding that a wide swath of the United States, including Los Angeles and Chicago, is now in range of North Korean weapons.