Free Press Journal
  • Schumacher Jr. reignites father’s legacy with F4 debut

    Oschersleben (Germany): Following in the exalted footsteps of his father, Formula 1 legend Michel Schumacher, Mick made his pre-season test debut in Formula 4 on Wednesday, his first step towards single-seater racing.

  • INS Mumbai, Yemen

    Yemen evacuations extended till Thursday

    New Delhi: Operation Rahat to evacuate Indians from strife-torn Yemen has been extended by a day, the government said.

  • Irfan Pathan gets injured once again, set to miss 1st game

    Chennai: Injuries seem to be a permanent companion of India discard Irfan Pathan as the Baroda all-rounder has again reported unfit even before the ball has started rolling for Chennai Super Kings, who will be taking on Delhi Daredevils in their opening IPL encounter tomorrow. Pathan, who was bought by CSK was training for the past few days, has again sustained an injury and chief coach Stephen Fleming confirmed that the left-arm seamer

  • Shuttlers Srikanth, Kashyap advance in Singapore Open 

    Singapore: Top Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and H.S. Prannoy notched up victories to progress to the men’s singles second round at the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries here on Wednesday.

  • Kings XI Punjab enter IPL-8 with 20 sponsors, partners

    New Delhi: Gearing up for another season of IPL, Kings XI Punjab stand on robust support from 20 sponsors and partners. Tata Motors Prima is the Official Title Sponsor for IPL Season 8. HTC, Manforce, ACC, Royal Stag, Pan Parag – Mouth Freshener and DCB Bank are all Official Principal Sponsors. Kingfisher is the Official Good Times Partner. Britannia is the Official Goodness Partner. Woo is the Official Matchmaking App. The association with

  • Unbeaten Mohun Bagan held by Shillong Lajong in I-league

    Barasat (West Bengal): Unbeaten leaders Mohun Bagan were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Shillong Lajong FC in an I-League football match at the Barasat stadium here on Wednesday.

  • SRK in Kolkata with kids to cheer for KKR

    Kolkata: Though he could not make it for the inaugural, superstar Shah Rukh Khan arrived here on Wednesday to cheer for his team, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), in the Indian Premier League (IPL) opening match at the Eden Gardens here.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders _IPL

    KKR opt to bowl against Mumbai in IPL opener

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and chose to field in the Indian Premier League (IPL) opener against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday.

  • Anita Advani case: Court reserves Khannas’ plea to quash proceedings

    Mumbai, Apr 8 (PTI) : The Bombay High Court today reserved its order on petitions filed by Rajesh Khanna’s wife Dimple Kapadia, her daughter Twinkle and son-in-law Akshay Kumar seeking to quash proceedings initiated against them by the late actor’s alleged live-in partner Anita Advani. Advani had in 2013 filed a complaint before a magistrate under the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act against Dimple, her daughters Twinkle and Rinkie and son-in-law

  • SRA builders accused of cheating to face action within 24-hrs of plaint

    Mumbai: Conceding irregularities in the construction of houses under the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme, Maharashtra Housing Minister Prakash Mehta today said action will be initiated against errant officials and builders within 24 hours of receipt of cheating complaints by slum dwellers. Mehta said the fine on developers found to be engaged in malpractices will also be increased from the present Rs 24 lakh if necessary.

  • Woman scribe molested, robbed of mobile phone in local train

    Mumbai: A woman journalist was allegedly molested and robbed of her mobile phone by an unidentified man in the ladies’ compartment of a local train at Kalwa railway station in the wee hours of today, police said. The incident occurred at around 1.30 AM when the woman, working as a reporter with a Hindi daily, was heading to her Dombivali home in neighbouring Thane district after winding up her work in Mumbai, railway

  • Pawar knows BJP-Sena govt will complete its term: Danve

    Mumbai: Making light of NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s remarks that the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra will fall apart ahead of BMC polls, BJP today expressed confidence that the government will complete its term. “These (Pawar’s remarks) are election remarks. Pawar is doing whatever is needed to win elections. Even he knows that this government will complete its term,” state BJP president Raosaheb Danve told reporters here.

  • 15,000 man force needed for Kumbh security in Nashik: Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said that a strong police force of 15,000 personnel will be required to handle security arrangements in the upcoming Kumbh mela in Nashik. Raising the issue during the Question Hour, NCP MLC Hemant Takle said that barely three months are left for the Kumbh mela and the government is yet to fill the vacant police posts.

  • Sena seeks to move privilege motion against Shobha De

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today objected to columnist Shobha De’s tweet regarding Maharashtra government’s decision to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during the prime time slot, and sought to move a breach of privilege motion against her. Sena legislator Pratap Sarnaik, through point of propriety, in the Legislative Assembly said that the novelist had hurt the sentiments of the House which had whole-heartedly welcomed culture minister Vinod Tawde’s announcement

  • Bachchan gets Padma Vibhushan amidst loudest, longest applause

    New Delhi: Bachchans were the centre of attraction at the civil investiture ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan here where megastar Amitabh Bachchan was bestowed with country’s second highest civilian award Padma Vibhushan amidst loudest and longest applause. Much before the function started, senior Ministers like Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad went to the seat of the 72-year-old versatile actor to greet him, who was dressed in a black ‘bandhgala’ suit.

  • Want to push the envelope with my films: Sushant Singh Rajput

    New Delhi: With his portrayal of Byomkesh Bakshy getting appreciation, Sushant Singh Rajput is a happy man and the actor says he will continue to explore challenging roles in his future projects. It was something of a risk for both Sushant and director Dibakar Banerjee to reinvent the popular literary character as a young, inexperienced man in “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!” but it seems to have paid off.

  • Double dhamaka for Adah Sharma

    Chennai: Actress Adah Sharma is excited since for the second time in her career two of her forthcoming films – “Son of Satyamurthy” (SOS) and “Rana Vikrama” – are releasing around the same time.

  • TMC invites BJP wrath over rally against Land Bill

    New Delhi: Hitting out at the Trinamool Congress’ (TMC) plan to lead a protest rally against the Land Acquistion Bill in Kolkata, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the parties that have exploited farmers are now trying to become the champions of their rights.

  • Motorsport: Santosh aims to improve in next Dakar Rally

    New Delhi: After becoming the first Indian to complete the cross-country Dakar Rally race, C.S. Santosh said on Wednesday that he is not willing to rest on his laurels and is hungry to improve upon his performance at the annual event held across Argentina, Bolivia and Chile.