Free Press Journal
  • Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman to star in biblical drama

    Los Angeles: Actor Hugh Jackman, who is hanging his ‘Wolverine’ claws after 2017, has joined a faith-based drama “Apostle Paul” for Warner Bros. The film will be produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck along with Jennifer Todd and Chris Clarke. Matt Cook is writing the screenplay about Paul, who had been persecuting Christians as Saul of Tarsus, but became an
    apostle of Christianity after hearing a divine message,
    reported Variety.

  • Kings XI Punjab and Blippar join hands for IPL 8

    New Delhi: To enhance the fans’ experience, Kings XI Punjab will partner with Blippar, a leading image recognition and augmented reality platform, in the upcoming Indian Premier League. The collaboration for IPL will provide fans an opportunity to book tickets and buy merchandise via their smart phones leveraging KXIP ads or logo directly. In addition to this, cricket enthusiasts can get fun anecdotes about their favourite players, clicking pictures with their favorite

  • Milkha Singh

    Doping is like cancer, need to curb it soon: Milkha Singh

    New Delhi: India’s legendary sprinter Milkha Singh today said that doping is like cancer and government needs to take some strict measures to curb this menace. “Doping is like cancer. If you visit the changing rooms or bathrooms of the athletes you will find syringes. They know that if they dope then they will have more strength. To stop this menace, it is important that govt takes some strict measures,” said the 86-year-old

  • Formidable CSK the team to beat 

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the most consistent performers in the Indian Premier League (IPL) boasting in seven seasons an enviable record of being champions twice, runners-up thrice and fourth twice, yet again appear to be the team to watch and beat in the April 8-May 24 tournament.

  • ICC President Mustafa Kamal

    Mustafa Kamal resigns as ICC president, slams Srinivasan, calls him “rotten”

    Dhaka: Left fuming after he was denied the honour of handing over the World Cup winners’ trophy, Mustafa Kamal today resigned as ICC President and launched a scathing attack on the world cricket body’s Chairman N Srinivasan, calling him “rotten”. “I am just sending my resignation to the ICC…I was not allowed to work in line with the ICC constitution and I cannot work with them beyond the ICC constitution,” he told a

  • Giriraj Singh

    Giriraj barb: PM must sack minister, apologise to nation, says Cong

    New Delhi: Congress today demanded an apology from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the immediate dismissal of Union Minister Giriraj Singh over his racist barb at Sonia Gandhi asking whether the party would have accepted her leadership “if she was not white-skinned”. “Congress strongly deprecates and condemns the intemperate and distasteful remarks of Union Minister, Shri Giriraj Singh, bordering on insanity… Prime Minister must dismiss such a minister and apologise to the nation,”

  • MNS conspired against Sena’s ‘Dalit mayor’, alleges RPI

    Mumbai: RPI(A) chief Ramdas Athawale today alleged a conspiracy by the MNS to defame Mumbai Mayor Snehal Ambekar through an audio sting and announced his party’s support to the Sena leader. “We will foil the MNS bid to defame Ambekar, who is a Dalit and a woman given chance to be Mayor by the Sena,” Athawale said. “We demand that there be a probe into the audio sting,” he said.

  • Admiral L Ramdas

    Ramdas questions AAP claim that his tenure had ended

    New Delhi:  Days after the AAP appointed a new Lokpal panel replacing him, former Navy chief Ramdas has questioned the decision, claiming his term was to end in November 2016. Ramdas, a recipient of 2004 Ramon Magsaysay award for peace, said he was “stunned”, “bemused” and “befuddled” by AAP’s decision, and questioned how he was allowed to work as party’s internal ombudsman during Delhi Assembly polls if his tenure had already ended as

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal postpones public hearing for a fortnight

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has postponed for a fortnight his public hearing, which was to begin at his Civil Lines residence today, due to the ongoing renovation work. “It may take another 15 days to get all renovation works completed, hence Kejriwal would not be able to meet the applicants,” said one of his aides involved in the management of his public hearing, which will be held thrice every week.

  • Laxmikant Parsekar

    Goa CM courts controversy over remarks on women’s complexion

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar is in the eye of a storm over his alleged advise to agitating nurses that they should not stage hunger strike in the sun because it will make them ‘dark’ and ‘ruin their marital prospects’. One of the nurses attached to 108 ambulance service had yesterday alleged that Parsekar advised them that they should not stage hunger strike in the sun. “When we met the Chief Minister

  • Sensex

    Sensex closes 303 points up 

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), made healthy gains during Wednesday’s :session to provisionally close the day’s trade 303 points or 1.08 percent up.

  • Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu: NDA May Offer Deputy Speaker Post To Opposition

    Efforts underway to convince oppn on Land Bill: Naidu

    New Delhi: Facing stiff opposition on the Land Acquisition Bill, government today said efforts are underway to convince political parties on the measure and expressed hope that a consensus would be evolved as it is willing to accommodate their suggestions.

  • Mahindra’s 2014-15 sales down 8 percent

    New Delhi: Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) Wednesday reported a decline of eight percent in its total sales for 2014-15, which stood at 464,848 units from 507,176 units sold in the previous fiscal.

  • Gold, silver recover on jewellers’ buying, global cues

    New Delhi: After two day of losses, gold prices recovered by Rs 200 to Rs 26,775 per ten grams at the bullion market today on emergence of buying by jewellers and retailers at existing lower levels amid a firm global trend. Silver also found buying support and gained Rs 150 to Rs 37,350 per kg. Traders said apart from buying by jewellers at prevailing levels, a firm global trend as the dollar retreated,

  • Babri demolition case

    Hashimpura, Babri point to much-delayed justice

    Close on the heels of the acquittal by a sessions court of 16 Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel on charges related to the killing of 42 Muslims, who were picked up from Hashimpura in Uttar Pradesh in 1987 following communal riots in Meerut has come the Supreme Court intervention seeking to re-open the conspiracy charge hearings against BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani and 19 others in the Babri Masjid demolition case.

  • South Korea’s Cha Du-ri quits international football

    Seoul: South Korean defender Cha Du-ri has ended his 14-year-long international football career. The 34-year-old Cha capped for South Korea in two World Cups, including the 2002 event in which South Korea made it to the semi-finals. He played as many as 76 matches for the Asian football powerhouse, reports Xinhua.

  • Pain-plagued Selby reaches China Open snooker quarters

    Beijing: Neck pain plagued Mark Selby ended English star Elliot Slessor’s dream of a career’s first quarter-final in the 2015 World Snooker China Open here on Wednesday.