Free Press Journal
  • Smriti Irani

    Wannabe Miss India to cabinet min – phenomenal rise of Smriti Irani

    New Delhi:  From promoting beauty products, to contesting the Miss India beauty pageant, to becoming the country’s most sought after ‘bahu’, and now set to be sworn in as a minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet – 38-year-old Smriti Irani’s life has been a saga of  meteoric rise to fame and success.

  • Dharmasena, Oxenford to officiate IPL final

    New Delhi: Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena and Australian Bruce Oxenford will officiate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) final to be held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore June 1.

  • Court accepts closure report in graft case against B S Lalli

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has accepted CBI’s closure report in a case involving former Prasar Bharti CEO B S Lalli saying the probe could not establish any “Mens rea” (guilty mind) or “criminality” on his part on charges of allegedly committing fraud in awarding broadcasting rights for CWG 2010.

  • Wasim has helped me understand bowler’s mindset: Yusuf

    New Delhi: Back in the spotlight after his awe-inspiring knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad, swashbuckling
    KKR batsman Yusuf Pathan attributed his success to team’s bowling coach Wasim Akram who has helped him understand the psyche of opposition bowlers.

  • E-cigarettes can help smokers kick the butt

    London:Smokers who use e-cigarettes to quit are more likely to succeed than those who use willpower alone or buy nicotine replacement therapies, such as patches or gum, according to a new study.

  • Modi thanks all for their constant support, blessings

    New Delhi: Hours ahead of taking oath as India’s next prime minister, Narendra Modi Monday thanked all those who will be viewing his oath-taking ceremony, and said their constant support and blessings meant a lot.

  • Sri Lankan Air force to probe debris of helicopter

    Colombo: Sri Lankan Air force has discovered the debris of a helicopter in the seas off Mullaitivu, a stronghold of LTTE, and will probe if the chopper belonged to defence forces.

  • Uninterrupted power, fuel should be government’s top priority

    New Delhi: Ensuring round-the-clock powe  supply and easing fuel shortages should be the top focus of the new government, the Ministry of Power said in a presentation prepared for incoming Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Prayuth Chan Ocha

    Thai coup leader warns anti-coup protesters, promises polls

    Bangkok: Buoyed by a royal endorsement to run a politically unstable country, Thailand’s coup leader today warned of a crackdown on people protesting military rule and vowed to hold elections as “soon as possible” but refused to set a time frame.

  • China brands Vietnam claims over SCS islands as ‘ridiculous’

    Beijing: Terming Vietnamese claims over the disputed islands in the South China Sea as “ridiculous”, China today accused Vietnam of changing its stand since 1975 after having officially endorsed Chinese sovereignty over them.

  • Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 to be tougher this season

    Mumbai: With more trained contestants performing, the 7th season of celebrity dance reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ is expected to get more challenging.

  • Italian PM Renzi’s centre-left sweeps Italy polls: projection

    Rome: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s centre-left Democratic Party (PD) was headed for a stunning victory ahead of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), according to a projection from European Parliament elections held yesterday.

  • China asks US to stop global cyber espionage

    Beijing: Hitting out at US for indicting five of its military personnel for cyber espionage, China today complained of “unscrupulous” surveillance by American intelligence agencies over the rest of the world, and called for an immediate cessation of the practice.

  • Man held for poaching spotted deer in Chhattisgarh

    Raipur: A man was arrested for allegedly poaching five spotted deer by poisoning them in Barnawapara forest range of Chhattisgarh, a senior forest official said today.