Free Press Journal
  • Six DMDK MLAs suspended for 10 days in the next session

    Chennai: Amidst opposition walkout, six DMDK MLAs were today suspended for 10 days in the next session of Tamil Nadu Assembly and stripped off their entitlements for their alleged involvement in the ruckus in the House last month. A resolution to this effect was passed based on the recommendation of Privilege Committee which went into the unruly scenes in the House on February 19 when the opposition DMDK MLAs allegedly damaged the Speaker’s

  • Films for internet is the future: Homi Adajania

    Mumbai: Celebrities can be seen taking the virtual route to stay connected to their fans, but filmmaker Homi Adajania feels that making films for internet is the next big thing. He says internet allows people to pick films matching to their sensibilities.

  • Maharashtra government to build 11 lakh houses in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government will construct 11 lakh houses in Mumbai and about seven lakh in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), state Housing Minister Prakash Mehta said today. Out of the total, 50 per cent of the houses will be completed in next five years, he told the Legislative Assembly. “The government could bring down the number of the cessed buildings in the city to 16,000 from 19,000 few years ago. We have decided

  • Oppn disrupts Maha House on FRP to sugarcane growers

    Mumbai: The Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today stalled the proceedings of the House forcing five adjournments while accusing the government of not being serious about solving the issue of Fair Remunerative Price (FRP) to sugarcane growers in the state. NCP and Congress leaders in the Lower House objected to the Co-operation Minister Chandrakant Patil’s reply to a debate on the issue. NCP’s Ajit Pawar demanded that the government give Rs 500 per

  • Landslides

    Spectre of floods haunts Rajbagh residents

    Srinagar: Irfan Bhat, a resident of Rajbagh area of the city, has had sleepless nights since the heavy rainfall began in Kashmir on the weekend, fearing a repeat of the September floods that devastated wide parts of the Valley including his posh locality. “The nightmares of September deluge are still fresh in my mind when water flowed into Rajbagh locality and rose to nearly 18 feet within no time,” Bhat, who was trapped

  • Indian Airlines

    Tickets to museum, zoo to turn cheaper, air travel expensive

    New Delhi: Entry tickets to museums, zoo and tiger reserves would become cheaper, while business class air travel, investment in MFs and chit funds would become expensive with some of the service tax proposals announced in the Budget coming into effect from tomorrow. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had came out with a host of proposals last month to rationalise service tax, which is levied at an effective rate of 12.36 per cent.

  • Apple

    Apple customers can trade old Android, Blackberry, Windows phones to receive discount on iPhone

    Washington : Apple is offering a discount scheme to people who wish to buy an iPhone with a change in its trade-in program where customers can now hand over old Android, Blackberry or Windows phone to receive the discount. Earlier Apple accepted only old iPhones. Now, with other trade-in programs, a phone will have to have some value to it in order to receive credit.

  • Brad Haddin

    Sober` Haddin apologizes for controversial post-WC radio interview

    Sydney : Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has apologized for his controversial interview after the World Cup final with a Sydney-based radio station while he was hammered. A drunk Haddin had said in his radio interview after Australia’s World Cup win, that New Zealand batsmen Martin Guptill and Grant Elliott deserved the controversial send off he gave them when they were dismissed in Sunday’s one-sided title decider.

  • Bayern Munich

    Bayern willing to spend 100m euro during transfer season

    Berlin: Bayern Munich can afford to spend a sum of a whopping 100 million euro ($108.5m) to buy a single player at the end-of-season transfers, the German football club’s finance director Jan-Christian Dreesen has said.  “It’s possible for us to spend 100 million euros on a player,” said Dreesen on Monday, reports Xinhua.  “It may not come true but I don’t want to correct my own words at some point in the

  • Rafael Nadal claims struggling with nerves post suffering third-round exit in Miami Open

    Johannesburg : After losing to fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco in the third round at the Miami Open on Sunday, ‘Clay King’ Rafael Nadal has revealed that he was struggling with nerves during a lot of important moments. Nadal, who lost 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 to Verdasco, claimed that it was not a question of tennis, adding that the thing is the question of being relaxed enough to play well on court.

  • Radamel Falcao

    Radamel Falcao equals Colombia’s goal scoring record with 24th goal for nation

    London : Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao, who is playing on loan from Monaco at Old Trafford for a season, has equaled Colombia’s national scoring record after firing the 24th goal for his country. Falcao drew level with Arnoldo Iguaran’s record by scoring a penalty in Colombia’s 3-1 win over Kuwait. It was the striker’s third goal in two friendlies in the Middle East, having fired two in Thursday’s 6-0 win against Bahrain, the

  • AB De Villiers

    AB De Villiers had considered withdrawing from Proteas’ WC semi over racial quotas

    Sydney: South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers had considered withdrawing from his side’s semifinal tie against New Zealand in the World Cup over the issue of dropping a white player and replacing him with a black player in the squad to make the team’s lineup more racially acceptable. South Africa’s sports minister Fikile Mbalula denied that he influenced the cricket team to drop white bowler Kyle Abbott for Vernon Philander in

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Cinema has brought India, Egypt closer: Amitabh Bachchan

    Cairo: Terming cinema a “great integrator”, Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan has said Hindi movies have, over the years, brought the historic cultures of India and Egypt closer.  Interacting with the media at the inauguration of the “India by the Nile” festival here on Monday, Bachchan noted that the two countries have always enjoyed “good relations” and the bond has been further strengthened by cinema.

  • Kevin Hart

    Kevin Hart to be honoured with Comedic Genius Award

    Los Angeles: Actor Kevin Hart will be presented with the prestigious Comedic Genius Award award at the MTV Movie Awards next month. Hart, 35, made the announcement in a short video which shows him bragging about being the “funniest man alive” to his third-grade nemesis who doesn’t agree with MTV’s definition of “comedic genius.” According to a statement issued by MTV, the Comedic Genius Award is meant to celebrate Hart for a “bold and irreverent

  • Demi Lovato

    Demi Lovato to collaboarate with Wilmer Valderrama for film

    Los Angeles: Actor-singer Wilmer Valderrama has revealed he will be making a new movie early next year. The project, which will mark his directorial debut, is expected to have his girlfriend Demi Lovato singing the tracks, reported E!Online. “I won’t be able to (shoot) it this year because this year’s pretty much gone with my schedule but early next year, I’ll probably be directing my first big film.

  • Boko Haram

    Boko Haram unable to disrupt Nigeria elections: UN

    United Nations: Senior UN officials said on Monday that the Boko Haram militant group has been unable to disrupt the electoral process in Nigeria and following the involvement of regional forces in Nigeria, the area controlled by the group has reduced.  Head of the UN Office of West Africa (UNOWA), Mohammed Ibn Chambas, and the deputy UN emergency relief coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, briefed the UN Security Council (UNSC) on the Boko Haram

  • BeiDou global navigation

    China launches upgraded BeiDou navigation satellite

    Beijing: China launched a new-generation satellite into space for its indigenous BeiDou global navigation and positioning network on Monday.  Launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, the satellite was boosted by a Long March-3C carrier rocket developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, reported the state-run Xinhua news agency.

  • Nanoneedles, new blood vessels

    Nanoneedles can generate new blood vessels

    London: Scientists have developed nanoneedles that can successfully prompt parts of the body to generate new blood vessels in mice.
    The researchers, from Imperial College London and Houston Methodist Research Institute in the US, hope their nanoneedle technique could ultimately help damaged organs and nerves to repair themselves and help transplanted organs to thrive. The nanoneedles work by delivering nucleic acids to a specific area. Nucleic acids are the building blocks of all living organisms and they

  • Rihanna

    Rihanna denies dating Leonardo DiCaprio

    Washington : Rihanna has denied that rumours claiming that she’s dating Leonardo DiCaprio, saying that she has no time for romance. While talking to Hello! Magazine, the 27-year-old singer didn’t appear impressed when the actor’s name was suggested to her, and she responded with thr advice to “stay away from the blogs because they will screw you every time,” the Mirror reported.

  • German wings, Andreas Lubitz

    Germanwings crash: Co-pilot Lubitz had received treatment for suicidal tendencies

    London : Investigators have revealed that the co-pilot of the crashed German wings plane, Andreas Lubitz, had received treatment for suicidal tendencies before getting his pilot licence. Duesseldorf public prosecutor Christoph Kumpa however, added that in the following period and until recently, further doctor’s visits took place, “resulting in sick notes without any suicidal tendencies or aggression against others being recorded.”