Free Press Journal
  • Not comfortable with male-oriented subjects: Shonali Bose

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Shonali Bose says it is difficult for her to weave a story around a male character because she is woman-oriented as a person and director. Bose, who has helmed the upcoming Kalki Koechlin starrer “Margarita, With A Straw”, said she will always attempt at showing progressive female characters and breaking gender stereotypes.

  • Sania Mirza just one step away for world number one

    Charleston (USA): India’s Sania Mirza is standing on the cusp of history as she is now one win away from becoming world number one in doubles after reaching the final of the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina Hingis. The top seeded pair of Sania and Hingis overcame a second-set lapse to beat Russian girls Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4 1-6 10-7 in the semifinal.

  • Our focus is on series against Windies: James Anderson

    London: England pace spearhead James Anderson has said that though he is excited about reaching 100th Tests milestone, he wants his teammates to turn their complete focus against the West Indies in the forthcoming series, beginning from Monday.

  • Jitu Rai

    Jitu Rai wins bronze in shooting World Cup

    Changwon (Korea): Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai on Sunday clinched the bronze medal in the Men’s 10-metre air pistol event at the ongoing shooting World Cup here.

  • Brijbhushan re-elected unopposed as president of WFI

    New Delhi: Brijbhushan Sharan Singh was today re-elected unopposed as president of the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for a four-year term here. In fact, all the office bearers and members of the executive committee have been elected unopposed. The elections of the office bearers and executive members of WFI for the next four-year term were held today at the Constitutional Club Of India.

  • Sunil Narine

    KKR trump card Narine yet to sizzle with ball

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) star spinner Sunil Narine, whose lethal deliveries brought down the best of batsmen in the previous editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL), is yet to pick up a single wicket even after two matches in the current edition of the Twenty-20 tournament.

  • Gayle took the match away from us: Yusuf Pathan

    Kolkata: Unfazed by the loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Yusuf Pathan said his team did everything right till a Chris Gayle storm took the IPL match away from it here. The defending champions got regular breakthroughs and dismissed the dangerous duo of Virat Kohli and A B de Villiers but the explosive West Indian opener stood tall with a 56-ball 96 to seal the chase with an over to

  • RCB aim home domination, take on SRH

    Bengaluru: Riding high after beating defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in their opening match, Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to exploit the home advantage when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in an IPL cricket match here tomorrow. Known to be under-performers despite boasting of devastating batsmen like Chris Gayle and AB De Villiers, the Virat Kohli-led team will look to capitalise on the home advantage in their next three games before they embark

  • IB report, Nehru, Netaji’s family

    Who ordered snooping on Netaji’s family is speculative

    It is unfortunate that there is a unsavoury effort to paint independent India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the quintessential revolutionary, as adversaries. Yes, they were poles apart in how they perceived India’s path to independence. But they had a healthy respect for each other and there was a potential for friendship which never fully blossomed.

  • Aviation minister bats for lower taxes to boost sector

    Bengaluru: Pitching for lower taxes to boost civil aviation, Union Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said states which responded positively to the Centre’s request in this regard have witnessed a spurt in the sector. “We are requesting the state governments to bolster the aviation activity in the country by becoming aviation friendly… Taxes are required, but taxing to death is not required,” he told reporters here at the flagging off of the city-based

  • SBI cuts home loan interest rate by up to 0.25%

    New Delhi: Matching its competitor HDFC Ltd, State Bank of India today announced a cut in home loan rate by up to 0.25 per cent, providing relief to new borrowers. The cut in interest rate on home loans, with effect from tomorrow, is higher than the reduction of 0.15 per cent in base rate that came into force on April 10.

  • Fielding howlers in limelight again at Eden

    Kolkata: It was another run feast at the hallowed Eden Gardens on Saturday but the fielding howlers proved to the game changer yet again as defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders went down by three wickets to Royal Challengers Bangalore in a thrilling IPL encounter.

  • China-led AIIB to be lean, clean and green: Official  

    Beijing: The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), joined by over 40 countries including India as its founding members, would be a lean, clean and green institution that would be managed “professionally” and not “politically”, officials have said.

  • Naidu in China to scout for Chinese funds for new capital

    Beijing: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu arrived here today along with a big business delegation on a week long visit to China to scout for Chinese investments to rebuild his state after the separation of Telangana. Naidu who is visiting at the invitation of the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) International Department will address a series of meetings of business and investors to highlight the scope of investment opportunities in

  • French connection to speed up Delhi-Chandigarh train travel

    New Delhi: Train travel between Delhi and Chandigarh may come down to less than two hours with France coming on board for 200-km per hour rail project. This 266-km stretch is covered in three hours and 25 minutes at present by Shatabdi Express, the fastest train on this route with an average speed of 79.8 km per hour.

  • Marriott International to open 52 hotels in India in 5 years

    Mumbai: Marriott International Inc, which has opened its second JW Marriott hotel in the city, aims to add 52 more properties in India over 5 years to tap into the growing demand for quality hotels. It has 28 properties in India. “As the economy grows there will be growth in the hospitality sector as well. We are planning to add another 52 properties with 10,000 rooms in the country, which we hope will

  • BSE hopes to operationilse IFSC exchange in 12-18 months

    Mumbai: India’s premier bourse BSE, which was the first exchange to enter the just-launched International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Ahmedabad, has said it hopes to commission its exchange there within 12-18 months. The BSE Brokers Forum had picked a 3 lakh sq ft space at the country’s first IFSC at the GIFT City in January this year for about Rs 150 crore, which now they have increase to 5 lakh sq ft.

  • HC upholds life term to man for raping daughter for two years

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has upheld the life imprisonment awarded to a 43-year-old man for raping his teenage daughter repeatedly for two years. The accused – Kishan Gehlot – was arrested on April 16, 2003 by the city police after his daughter, who was 17 years old then, lodged a FIR against him for raping her repeatedly since September 2001.