Free Press Journal
  • KKR look for dominance against star-studded RCB 

    Kolkata: Having launched their title defence on a victorious note, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would like to continue their dominance at home when they take on a formidable Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter on Saturday.

  • Auto driver arrested for alleged assault of woman commuter

    Bengaluru: An autorikshaw driver who allegedly assaulted a woman commuter was arrested today, even as the victim’s post about the incident went viral on a social networking site. Police had registered a case on receiving a written complaint from the victim’s husband last night about the incident. The complaint stated that on April 8 evening the driver demanded extra money from her over the meter rate and started arguing with her. He even

  • Camps in Delhi for preparing authentic electoral roll

    New Delhi: Chief Electoral Office of Delhi will hold special camps in all the 12,524 polling stations located in the 70 Assembly seats of the city this Sunday for preparing an error-free and authentic electoral roll. The camps would be held in pursuance of the National Electoral Roll Purification and Authentication Programme (NERPAP) announced by the Election Commission.

  • 25 leaders get Z plus security in J-K: Min

    Jammu: Twenty-five leaders of Jammu and Kashmir have been provided Z plus security in the state, the Legislative Council was informed here today. “The state government is providing security to 1,278 Protected Persons (PPs) security in the shape of Personal Security Officer (PSOs), residential guards, vehicles, Hotel accommodation etc in Jammu and Kashmir,” Minister for Hajj and Auqaf, Abdul Rehman Veeri, on behalf of the chief minister while replying to a question by

  • IB report, Nehru, Netaji’s family

    BJP attacks Cong over snooping on Netaji family

    New Delhi: Expressing shock and concern over snooping done on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s family, BJP today launched a scathing attack on Congress for the alleged role of its then government and said the opposition party has snooping in its DNA. BJP also cited examples of snooping on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s daughter-in-law and on former Finance Minister when chewing gum was found in his office.

  • Uphaar fire: Trial begins for destruction of evidence

    New Delhi: A court here on Friday commenced trial of real estate barons, Ansal brothers Sushil and Gopal, and five others in a case of alleged tampering with evidence in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy.

  • Yemen conflict dangerous for region: Pak military

    Islamabad: Pakistan’s powerful army today said that continuation of the conflict in Yemen will have serious implications for regional security, on a day when the country’s parliament voted unanimously against military involvement in the war-torn country. The 181st Corps Commanders’ Conference was held at General Headquarters. General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), presided over the conference. According to a statement by the army, the participants of the conference dwelt on professional

  • Govt will defend rights of citizens of all faiths: Modi

    Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured minorities in India that rights and liberty of citizens of all faiths will be protected and equal place ensured for them, comments that come against the backdrop of anti-minority campaign by Hindutva elements.

  • Salman Khan

    Hit-n-run: Salman harps on evidence to show he was not driving

    Mumbai: Alleging that “evidence had been manufactured to falsely implicate him” in the 2002 hit-and-run case, Bollywood actor Salman Khan today told the trial court here that there were circumstances to show that he was not driving the car which rammed into a shop killing one person and injuring four. His lawyer Srikant Shivade told Judge D W Deshp nde that it was Ashok Singh and not Khan who was driving the Toyota

  • Nothing in ‘Uttama Villain’ will hurt anybody’s sentiment: Director

    Chennai: Coming down heavily on Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) call for a ban on Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama “Uttama Villain”, its director Ramesh Aravind said there’s nothing about the film that will offend any community. The VHP had sought a ban on the film claiming it would offend the religious sensibilities of Hindus.

  • Redevelopment of BDD chawls to commence by 2015 end

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today conceded that the BDD (Bombay Development Directorate) chawls spread across the city are “beyond repairs” and redevelopment of these dilapidated buildings will start by this year-end. During the Question Hour, Vijay Girkar (BJP) raised the issue of redevelopment of BDD chawls and said that about Rs 100 crore has been spent by the state government on the repair work of these structures.

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    ‘Bombay Velvet’ brings ‘Jaata Kahaan Hain’ from ‘CID’ back

    Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap has brought Geeta Dutt’s iconic song ‘Jaata Kahaan Hain Diwane’ from Dev Anand’s 1956 movie “CID” back in his upcoming film “Bombay Velvet” where Anushka Sharma’s character will be lip-syncing to it. The makers got the rights of the original song that was picturised on the legendary Waheeda Rehman. Titled ‘Fifi’, the song has been re-versioned and has been picturised on Sharma who plays a 60s superstar singer named Rosie

  • fast and furious

    ‘Fast & Furious 7’ grosses Rs 100 crore in India

    Mumbai: ‘Fast & Furious 7’ has become the first Hollywood movie in India to gross Rs 100 crore in record time, said Universal India in a release. The 7th installment of the franchise, which marked late Paul Walker’s last silver screen appearance, took the highest opening weekend collection and has now grossed 100 crores in 2800 screens across the country. ‘Fast & Furious 7’ stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham

  • ‘My Choice’ video was misunderstood: Homi Adajania

    Mumbai: Breaking his silence over the controversy surrounding his viral online video “My Choice”, featuring Deepika Padukone, director Homi Adajania said the clip was not sexist but targeted men with “caged-mindset.” Adajania, who got to know about the mixed reactions to his video only now as he was on a diving trip to Andamans, said it was difficult to address a complex issue like women empowerment in a short clip.

  • Gold rebounds on seasonal support; halts 3-day slide

    Mumbai: Breaking a three-day string of declines, gold staged a strong comeback at the domestic bullion market here today on renewed stockists demand as well as festival and wedding-related uptick. Silver also regained some lost ground following good industrial buying support.

  • Rupee ends lower by 7 paise vs dollar

    Mumbai:The rupee ended lower by 7 paise to 62.31 against the American currency on fresh dollar demand from banks and importers as the greenback firmed up overseas on upbeat US jobs report. The rupee resumed lower at 62.30 per dollar against the last closing level of 62.24 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market and dropped further to 62.42 per dollar on initial dollar demand from banks.

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    Corporate espionage: Secretaries of Home and MoPNG to respond

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today sought reports from the Home and Petroleum ministries about the nature of documents recovered by the investigators during their probe into the alleged secret documents leak case. It asked the secretaries of Ministries of Home Affairs and Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) to file reports after it was informed by the Crime Branch of Delhi Police that they have not yet received any report from MoPNG on