Free Press Journal
  • Govinda to make a TV comeback as a Judge in ‘DID Super Moms’

    New Delhi: Govinda, who is known for his dance moves, is making his TV comeback as a judge with “DID Super Moms”. The star comedian says he is open to more TV shows if he gets something good to give to the audience.

  • Vishal Bhardwaj

    Hrithik and I want to work for the longest time: Vishal Bhardwaj

    New Delhi: Vishal Bhardwaj says he and Hrithik Roshan have been planning to work together for a long time but things did not work out in the past. There is a strong buzz that the director and Hrithik are collaborating on a project to be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. When asked about such a possibility, Bhardwaj said it may or may not happen.

  • HC rejectes bail plea of Abhishek Verma’s wife and a former IAF officer

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has dismissed the bail pleas of arms dealer Abhishek Verma’s Romanian wife Anca Maria Neacsu and a former Wing Commander of the Indian Air Force, Koka Rao, in a case registered against them by CBI for violation of Official Secrets Act (OSA). Anca and Rao’s bail pleas were rejected by the court in view of the “gravity of the offence” allegedly committed by them as they have

  • Ranjit Sinha

    Coal scam: Hidden hand controlling Bhushan’s mind, Ranjit Sinha to SC

    New Delhi: Backed by CBI, its former Chief Ranjit Sinha today alleged in the Supreme Court that a “hidden hand” was a “controlling mind” of lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who has showered against him barrage of charges for purportedly interfering and scuttling the probe into coalgate. His denial and refusal to respond by way of affidavit tothe allegations which Sinha termed as “incredible” and “ghost” came after the agency said that Bhushan, who is

  • Tension in Nanguneri as kin of murdered hotel owner block road

    Tirunelveli (TN): Tension pevailed in nearby Nanguneri locality today as relatives of a highway hotel owner who was murdered by a four-member gang late last night blocked road traffic and refused to accept the body, prompting police to make a lathicharge in which five persons were injured. Kombiah, who was running the hotel, at Nanguneri, about 50 km from here, on Tirunelveli-Nagercoil section of the highway was hacked to death by four youths

  • Manish Sisodia, Arvind Kejriwal

    Defamation case: Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia to appear in court tomorrow

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and two other AAP leaders including Deputy CM Manish Sisodia are likely to appear tomorrow in a court here which is scheduled to pronounce its order on the issue of framing of charges against them in a criminal defamation complaint. Metropolitan Magistrate Muneesh Garg had earlier directed Kejriwal, Sisodia and Yogendra Yadav, who were released on bail after they had appeared in the court on June

  • Can PM rein in right wing Hindu groups, asks Julio Ribeiro

    Mumbai: A distinguished former IPS officer Julio Ribeiro today raised questions on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP can rein in the Hindu right-wing elements and stressed on the need to promote inclusive development. 86-year-old Ribeiro, a former Mumbai Police Commissioner, also said he never felt that he belonged to a different religion now in comments that came against the backdrop of controversial campaigns like ‘Ghar wapsi’, attacks on Christian institutions

  • NZ PM sympathetic towards Sikhs wearing kirpan to grounds

    Melbourne: New Zealand Prime Minister today said he is sympathetic towards Sikhs who were barred from entering the ground to watch India play Zimbabwe because they were wearing a kirpan. Prime Minister John Key said that the International Cricket Council has rightly set the rules for what could be brought into New Zealand cricket venues.

  • Rahul Dravid

    ICC will have to reconsider new fielding restrictions: Rahul Dravid

    Melbourne: Concerned with the total domination of bat over the ball in ODI cricket, former India captain Rahul Dravid has urged the ICC to reconsider the rule allowing a maximum of four fielders outside the 30-yard circle once the World Cup is over. With the implementation of this rule that mandate five fielders inside the 30-yard circle at all times in an innings, the league stage of the World Cup has seen 100

  • Suresh Kalmadi appointed as Asian Athletics Association Life President

    New Delhi: Tainted Indian sports administrator Suresh Kalmadi has been made Life President of the Asian Athletics Association for his “work in the development of athletics in the continent” during his 13-year tenure as the head of organisation from 2000. Kalmadi, who was jailed and later released on bail in connection with the 2010 Commonwealth Games scam, was nominated for the honorary post at the 80th Council Meeting of the AAA in Jakarta

  • For Mohammad Shami, a fairy tale World Cup

    Kolkata:As a teenager he moved from the sleepy village of Sahaspur in Uttar Pradesh to theAsmall clubs of Kolkata, marking up his first nervous steps to make it big as a fast bowler. Now leading the list of Indian wicket-takers – and second overall – in the ongoing World Cup, Mohammed Shami seems to be on a dream run, capping years of struggle.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    M S Dhoni ranked as world’s no.8 in batting

    Melbourne: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has risen two places to World No.8 in the latest One-Day International (ODI) batting rankings released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday, following the completion of the pool phase of the World Cup.

  • Gold tumbles on stockists selling

    Mumbai: Gold resumed its downward journey after a brief recovery and tumbled to hit its lowest level in four months at the bullion market here today tracking fresh bout of selling by participants amid subdued global cues. In contrast, silver gained marginally on the back of stray industrial demand. Standard gold (99.5 purity) dropped by Rs 165 to conclude at Rs 25,830 per 10 grams from Satuday’s closing level of Rs 25,995.

  • Taj Mahal emerges as top Google Street View destination

    Bhopal: Agra’s tourist attraction Taj Mahal has emerged as the most popular in Asia for global ‘virtual travellers’, according to Google. “Taj Mahal has emerged as one of the most popular Asian places for global virtual travellers. The fascination with this grand, symmetrical white marble mausoleum also holds within Asia, with the Taj Mahal ranking as one of the most globally viewed destinations by people in Singapore, Australia, Korea, Philippines, Malaysia and of

  • IGBC, CREDAI ink MoU to promote green buildings

    Hyderabad: The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) have signed a memorandum of understanding with the Confeeration of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI) to increase the green building footprint in India across the residential sector.

  • Maharashtra Council takes up no-trust motion against chairman

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Legislative Council witnessed a strange camaraderie between the Congress-Shiv Sena and BJP-NCP when the House began discussing the no-confidence motion moved by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) against its Chairman Shivajirao Deshmukh. While NCP group leader Sunil Tatkare waved a copy of the Constitution to defend his party’s decision to bring in the no-confidence motion, Shiv Sena members vigorously spoke in support of Deshmukh who is from the Congress.

  • Bonds end mixed, call rates finish higher

    Mumbai: Government bonds (G-Sec) ended mixed on alternate bouts of buying and selling today. However, overnight call money rates finished higher on sustained demand from borrowing banks amid tight liquidity in the banking system. The 8.40 per cent government security maturing in 2024 fell to Rs 103.8850 from Rs 103.9450, while its yield inched- up to 7.81 per cent from 7.80 per cent, previously.

  • 31 priority, 114 emergency landings in 3 yrs

    New Delhi: Domestic carriers, including erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines, had made 31 precautionary or priority landings and 114 emergency landings at various airports in the country due to engine defects or failure, medical and other reasons in last three years. Most number of precautionary landings (18) were made by the planes of Air India and Air India Express, followed by private carrier Jet Airways (8), Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said

  • Maharashtra to create umbrella authority to tackle epidemics

    Mumbai: Concerned over the rising incidence of Swine Flu, the Maharashtra government will enact Maharashtra Medical Emergency Act to set up an umbrella authority to tackle outbreak of epidemics in future. Health Minister Deepak Sawant told the Legislative Assembly during a discussion on the issue through a calling attention notice that the proposed act will help to create a single authority to take steps to prevent and face such emergencies in future.