Free Press Journal
  • Chris Gayle

    We can win without Gayle, says Holder

    Wellington : West Indies captain Jason Holder remained coy on whether injured star batsman Chris Gayle will play in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against undefeated New Zealand insisted his team could win even without Gayle.

  • Sophie wows with her dance moves

    After wowing us with her moves on the small screen in a dance reality show last year, Sophie Choudry is back to doing what she loves best… Performing on the big screen but this time it’s not an item song! It’s known that she has shot for the main promotional song of the forthcoming film ‘Dharam Sankat Mein’ with Punjabi superstar Gippy Grewal! The song is his first song for a Hindi

  • Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    ‘Statue’sque Gandhi vote catcher even today

    ­­Symbols can sometimes become weightier than the substance. Rudraprasad Sengupta of the Kolkata theatre group Nandikar says in his highly popular stage production, ‘Football’ that people worship Rabindranath Tagore rather than read him. It could be the same with Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who last week became the first Indian as well as the first person without an official position to have a statue in London’s Parliament Square.

  • Shameful that listed firms not finding women directors: Sebi

    Mumbai : Coming hard on listed firms avoiding appointment of at least one woman director, the Securities and Exchange Board of India  said it is “very shameful” that 8,000-9,000 companies are not finding even one woman competent enough to be on their board.

  • 100-yr-old woman released from prison

    Nairobi : A 100-year-old woman was released from prison in the central Kenyan town of Embu, where she was serving a three-month sentence for illegal appropriation of land, after a campaign on social media platforms called for her release. The old woman was jailed on March 10 for failing to implement a court order requiring her to give away two hectares (just under five acres) of land to an individual who filed a

  • Goats consume liquor, fall unconscious

    Ahmedabad: In a bizarre incident, some goats in Kheralu town of Mehsana district fell unconscious after they consumed liquor that had accumulated in an open plot after police there destroyed liquor bottles seized in raids.   “The goats of cattle-rearer, Ramesh Patni, fell unconscious after they consumed liquor, bottles of which were destroyed in an open farm on Tuesday last by police,” Kheralu town police inspector S H Bawa said. Kheralu police,

  • Trade watchdog probing fresh cases against DLF

    Bengaluru : The Competition Commission of India (CCI) said it is investigating fresh cases of alleged abuse of dominance by realty major DLF.       “The DLF case, which we had decided and which was upheld substantially by the appellate tribunal, is now in the Supreme Court that will be heard by the court. So, we will await their decision…,” CCI Chairman Ashok Chawla said. He was responding to a question on issues of

  • Farhan: The jack of all trades

    Farhan Akhtar, who has excelled in his multiple talents repeatedly, says it’s the joy of entertaining people and engaging with them that keeps him going. A successful director, producer, actor and singer, how does he do justice to his many roles? “It purely stems from belief in the project, in the work and then in the people who are involved with you when you are doing that work,” he told IANS. “I’m

  • Saina, Carolina to clash again

    New Delhi : In a departure from the norm, it’s not going to be the Chinese but Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and All England champion Carolina Marin who will be fighting it out for the numero uno ranking in badminton, in the India Super Series starting next week.

  • Glass doors, CCTVs may be made must for City elevators

    Mumbai : The government is considering making it mandatory for all elevators across Mumbai to have glass doors and CCTV cameras, PWD Minister Chandrakant Patil, told the legislative council while replying to a query raised by Congress member Anant Gadgil.

  • I can win India Open: Kashyap

    New Delhi: A string of injuries might have pegged him down after clinching the Syed Modi crown but a fit-again Parupalli Kashyap is keeping a positive approach and is putting in the hard yards to give a good account of himself.

  • Benefits worth Rs 6.28cr distributed at Antyoday Mela

    Shahdol : An Antyodaya Mela organised on Friday in Shahdol, which saw distribution of benefits worth Rs 6,28,76,706 among the needy. Collector Ashok Kumar Bhargava, SP GG Pandey, CEO of district Panchayat Anil Kumar Dwivedi, Chandresh Dwivedee, Anil Dwivedee were present on the occassion The incharge minister

  • Mobile tracking made easier

    Mumbai : If you lose your mobile phone while traveling on the railways, there are chances that it will be traced at the earliest as the Government Railway Police (GRP) have now cut down the time consuming process involved in tracing phones by centralising the power.

  • Woman thrown off running train in MP

    Bhopal: A woman was thrown off a running train in Madhya Pradesh after being robbed of her purse. The victim, Sunita, was travelling to Jodhpur along with her husband Nilesh Jain and two children on the Vishakhapatnam-Jodhpur Express on Thursday.  “We boarded the train at Uslapur station in Bilaspur. My wife suddenly shouted and chased the robber. She nabbed him and tried to take her purse back. The robber tried to jump

  • Make in India, mind your step

    The Indian economy remains placid despite a hugely positive sentiment. Policy paralysis is a thing of the past with officials taking decisions. Businesses do not have to grease the palms of Union Ministers to have their investment plans approved. Yet there is no investment. The reason is that there is no demand in the market. The farmers of Palanpur are not finding buyers for potatoes at even Rs 5 a kilo. In

  • MCX-SX is Metropolitan Stock Exchange

    New Delhi:  MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX) today said it will be rechristened as Metropolitan Stock Exchange, as the bourse received approval from Registrar of Companies for its new name. The new name for the exchange is a crucial development in its turnaround strategy to dissociate completely from its old identity and pave way for further business building.

  • Netanyahu returns

    Against all odds, Binyamin Netanyahu won the election, ensuring that he would continue to lead Israel at this difficult time in its history.  Netanyahu’s Likud Party won 30 seats out of 120 in the Knesset and will forge an alliance with like-minded parties to keep the second largest group, the Zionist Union, out of power. In any case, Isaac Herzog, the leader of the Zionist Union which won 24 seats, has said