Free Press Journal
  • Mukesh Bhatt roots for new talent in films

    Mumbai: Film and TV Producers Guild of India President Mukesh Bhatt says that rather than focussing on Indian cinema’s 50-plus stars, the need is to create a new breed of talent and promote it.

  • ‘Khelo Dum Laga Ke’: Bollywood stars to Team India

    New Delhi: Expressing their frustration over the drubbing Team India received at the hands of the Aussies in the first part of the World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Bollywood stars on Thursday urged the Men in Blue to play with and for pride.

  • Bring out white paper on JK’s finances since ’96: Omar to govt

    Jammu: With the state government planning to bring out a white paper, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the document should assess the financial position of the state since 1996 and not only for the previous NC-led rule. “When did we oppose bringing out white paper (on state’s finances)? Let them come out with a white paper. If they have to bring out the white paper, let them bring

  • P. Chidambaram

    SC allows finalisation of telecom spectrum bids 

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the government to finalise the auction of telecom spectrum and announce the winners, but with a caveat.

  • CAG slams Ker Ayurveda company for laxity in manufacturing

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has come down on state-run ayurvedic medicine manufacturing company “Oushadhi” for not adhering to prescribed standards in making its products. In its report on the “General and Social Sector” for the period ending March 2014 placed in the just concluded session of the Assembly, CAG said the company did not test Ayurveda drugs for presence of heavy metals, aflatoxin, toxicity and pesticide residue before

  • Omar Abdullah

    Guns are no solution to resolve Kashmir-issue: Omar Abdullah

    Jammu: Asserting that dialogue is the only way to resolve Kashmir issue, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said gun is no solution to solve Kashmir issue and attempts have been made in the past but they have failed. “If somebody has today batted for talks, it is nothing new. We have repeatedly said that gun is no solution to solve Kashmir issue and attempts have been made in the

  • Y S Jaganmohan Reddy

    ED attaches Rs.130 crore assets in Jagan case

    Hyderabad: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday attached properties worth Rs.130 crore in connection with the money laundering probe against YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and businessman I. Syam Prasad Reddy.

  • New wing can help drones manage collisions

    Washington: Researchers in the US have created a flapping robotic wing that can recover from mid-air collisions. By examining the wings of birds and bats, the researchers at Stanford University, have created a mechanism that could allow drones to easily squeeze between obstacles, such as branches of a tree, and fully recover after accidental hard impacts. When it comes to flying, birds such as pigeons and swallows can morph their wings until they

  • China extends Perrin’s coach contract to 2018

    BEIJING: The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has extended its French coach Alain Perrin’s contract till 2018.  The estimated salary for Perrin and his two assistants will be around $2 million annually, Xinhua reported.

  • Steven Smith

    Brilliant ton by Steven Smith as Australia score 328/7 against India

    Sydney: Steven Smith’s brilliant century propped up Australia before Indian bowlers staged a comeback of sorts but the hosts still managed to post a commanding 328 for seven in the second semi-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup here today. This was the highest total by any team against India in this edition of the mega-event as the Australian batsmen dominated proceedings for the major part to become the first team to post a 300-plus

  • Delhi Daredevils name Duminy as skipper for IPL 8

    New Delhi: South African all-rounder JP Duminy will lead Delhi Daredevils in the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, starting next month. Duminy was roped in by the Daredevils last season and was the star performer for the franchise. He was recently named as South Africa’s T20 captain.”I’m grateful for the support and belief from the franchisee. It’s an absolute privilege to lead such a talented mix of players. I am excited

  • Stephen Fleming

    Feels like a dream for me: Stephen Fleming

    Melbourne: Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming said he is in a dream state after the Black Caps’ win over South Africa to seal a berth in the cricket World Cup final. Chasing 298 in 43 overs, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum set the tone for the co-hosts by smacking 59 off 26 balls. But the hero of the match was Johannesburg-born Grant Elliott who knocked out the Proteas with a superb

  • Cech wants to leave Chelsea

    London: Goalkeeper Petr Cech has said he wants to leave Premier league club Chelsea in the summer because he does not want to be second choice to Thibaut Courtois for another season. The 32-year-old, who has been with the Blues since 2004, was unsatisfied with his status for having made only 14 appearances this season, reports Xinhua.  “It works with Thibaut. But it can work for only one season. I don’t want another

  • Ashok Khemka

    Action vindicates in CAG report, but continue to suffer: Ashok Khemka

    Chandigarh: A senior IAS officer of Haryana Ashok Khemka today said that his action in Vadra-DLF land-license deal has been “vindicated in the CAG report but he continues to suffer the stigma of charge sheet.” During the Bhupinder Singh Hooda-led Congress government, the official had ordered the scrapping of the land deal between Skylight Hospitality Pvt Ltd (owned by Robert Vadra)and DLF, terming it as illegal. However, the previous Hooda government gave clean chit to

  • Spain’s most successful Olympian retires

    Rio de Janeiro: Canoeist David Cal, Spain’s most successful Olympian, has announced his retirement.  The 32-year-old’s decision was driven by “lack of motivation and form”, reports Xinhua.  Spain’s Olympic committee president Alejandro Blanco praised the winner of one gold and four silver Olympics medals.  “We should protect and give thanks to David Cal, there are few like him,” Blanco said on Wednesday.  Cal had reunited with his coach Jesus Morlan in December,

  • Ram Naresh Yadav

    Shailesh’s family does not suspect any foul play in his death

    Lucknow: Family members of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav’s son Shailesh, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his father’s official residence here, today said they don’t suspect any foul play. “It is a natural death. The matter will be clear when the final report comes. We don’t suspect any foul play,” Shailesh’s elder brother Kamlesh Yadav, who is an Uttar Pradesh Congress member, told reporters.

  • Australia, India

    Australia set India 329-run target in WC semifinal

    Sydney:  Bouyed by Steven Smith’s fine century (105 runs off 93 balls), Australia posted 328/7 after chosing to bat against India in the second cricket World Cup semi-final here on Thursday.  Smith alongwith opener Aaron Finch (81 off 116) contributed to the bulk of the home team’s total with a 182-run second-wicket partnership at the Sydney Cricket Ground.  Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin (not out seven) and pacer Mitchell Johnson (unbeaten 27) produced some lusty

  • Olympics: Rio signs deal with Airbnb

    Rio de Janeiro: Organisers of next year’s Rio Olympics has said that they have struck a deal with online accommodation provider Airbnb to provide thousands of fans with a place to stay during the three-week extravaganza. Details of the deal for Airbnb to provide 20,000 rooms during the first Games in South America will be officially unveiled Friday, a source told AFP yesterday on condition of anonymity. It would be the first arrangement of its kind