Free Press Journal
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    For the right to differ, religiously

    Last week, at a conference organised in Delhi to showcase the buoyancy in the Indian markets, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor struck a slightly discordant note. Referring to reports of attacks on churches and the alleged harassment of minorities, he said that such incidents would affect India’s attempts to woo investments from Europe and the Arab countries.

  • Raashul Loses It For Barkhaa

    Raashul Tandon, last seen in ‘Heropanti’, had to gain a few kilos for his role in the movie. Now, the actor is seen in ‘Barkhaa’ sharing screen-space with Taha Shah and Sara Loren. Playing a pivotal role in the movie, the actor had to lose a few kilograms for this one.

  • Srinivasan hails 2015 World Cup

    Melbourne: ICC chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan has hailed the cricket World Cup 2015 as “the most popular in history”, and said he believes the 50-over game is in good health following Australia’s triumph at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Commenting in the aftermath of Sunday’s game, which was played in front of over 93,000 spectators, Srinivasan said the ICC was delighted with the manner in which the game’s pinnacle 14-national One-Day International

  • Azhar Ali named Pak ODI captain

    Karachi: Inexperienced top-order batsman Azhar Ali was named as the new Pakistan ODI captain in a surprise move by the cricket Board, succeeding Misbah-ul-Haq who retired from the 50-over format after the cricket World Cup. The 30-year-old Azhar has played just 14 ODIs since his debut in 2010 and his choice over the likes of Muhammad Hafeez, Fawad Alam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Sohaib Maqsood and veteran batsman Younis Khan has come as a

  • Two CMs in news for wrong reasons

    It may be time for the BJP leadership to take a serious note of a series of reports about the alleged misdoings of the party governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Even if there is no concrete truth behind the allegations against Chief Ministers Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Raman Singh,  these need to be looked into so that the Opposition propaganda can be effectively nailed. Admittedly, both the CMs have denied that

  • Horoscope

    Aries:- You should avoid any unnecessary risks. In case you are working in a job, there may be some problems. Due to this, you may be extremely stressed.

  • Broken Horses Will Ride The Red Carpet!

    If it’s a Hollywood film, it follows that a Hollywood premiere will follow and so it is with ‘Broken Horses’! The entire cast and crew of Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Broken Horses’ will walk the red carpet for the Hollywood premiere of ‘Broken Horses’ in Hollywood.

  • Jubilant crowd toasts Oz heroes

    Melbourne : The World Cup winning Australian cricket team were feted at the Federation Square here by a jubilant crowd on Monday as they celebrated Sunday’s win in the final against New Zealand.

  • The man Jacqueline wants…

    Despite the speculation surrounding her friendship with Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez will have you know that she is actually single and happily so. Fact of the matter is, Jackie is quite the softie at heart. She’s the kind of girl who likes to take her time when it comes to matters of the heart. She hurts easily too, and wishes she was slightly stronger and more adept at controlling her emotions.

  • Jogeshwari FC, Sagar draw

    Mumbai: Jogeshwari Football Club and Sagar Mitra Mandal played out a high-scoring 4-4 draw in an exciting Third Division match of the MDFA League – 2014-15, played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Monday. Both the teams went on the offensive from the start and there was plenty of action in front of goal at either end. For the Jogeshwari team the goals were scored by Sandesh Tatkar, Tanmay Welkar, Shantanu

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    Not here to preach anything: Paresh Rawal

    After starring in a film like “OMG: Oh My God!’, which touched upon people’s blind faith in god and godmen, Paresh Rawal will now be seen in “Dharam Sankat Mein” as a man in an identity crisis due to his religion. But he says he does not pick such movies to preach anything to anyone, reports IANS.

  • Hold bugle blast until 2019, then

    The Indian cricket team is now back from Australia after a long, four-month break, in which they swam, sunbathed, made new friends, got back with old friends whose hospitality they had enjoyed in the past. Some of the players had further duties to perform. With captain M S Dhoni away for most of the time, players like Rohit Sharma had to function as spokespersons of the team and address the media.

  • ONGC overcome Customs

    Mumbai: ONGC (Oil & Natural Gas Corporation) struck once in each half to overcome a fighting Mumbai Customs 2-0 in an Elite Division encounter of the MDFA League – 2014-15. Last season’s runners-up ONGC opened the scoring when their key striker Kailash Patil found the net in the 24th minute. ONGC doubled the lead when Tariq Ahammad beat Customs goalkeeper Lihyaz Koya late in the second half.

  • No time to rest as IPL beckons Aussie stars

    Melbourne : Australia’s cricketers might be celebrating their World Cup triumph, but they have very little time for recuperation after a gruelling 44-day tournament as a bulk of the stars head to India in less than a weeks time to participate in IPL.

  • Truly admire Deepika for the person she is: Homi Adajania

    Deepika Padukone, who has made strong statements about women’s rights in a short video, is an example of a single woman who lives by her own rules and has fought against the odds in a male-dominated industry to reach her position, says the video’s director Homi Adajania. Adajania’s over two-minute visual piece for Vogue is based on a powerful poem called “My Choice”, written by Kersi Khambatta. It talks about every woman’s

  • The Right To Survive

    July fourteenth has come and gone, leaving this old world of ours to blunder along as it has done these millions of years. The Indian mystics who foretold that a deadly Ice Age would put an end to humanity have been discomfited, for the weather remains temperate, the birds have been singing as clearly as ever they did and man’s squabbles with man are still on.

  • Singhania clinch U-14 title

    Mumbai: Skipper Dishan Rane hit a brilliant century to help Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School win the MCA u-14 Ghantali Trophy cricket tournament. Rane’s 118 included 13 fours and two sixes, as Singhania beat K.C. Gandhi by virtue of the first innings lead. Vighnesh Kharge scored a 52-ball 49 with six boundaries and a six, while Sarvagya Dev made an all-round contribution with an unbeaten 26 in a ninth wicket 50-run partnership with

  • Starc eyes Test glory

    Melbourne: Australia’s World Cup hero Mitchell Starc aims to translate his success at the World Cup into Tests.