Free Press Journal
  • Mango indulgence kept Varun Dhawan away from naughtiness 

    New Delhi: Bollywood’s young talent Varun Dhawan, the newly appointed ambassador of beverage drink Maaza, says the mango indulgence almost worked as an incentive for him to avoid naughtiness during his childhood days.

  • Kalki Koechlin

    Good looks not enough to survive in Bollywood: Kalki Koechlin

    New Delhi: Kalki Koechlin decided to become an actor as she felt it was a job she would not get bored off. Her fans aren’t complaining though. The actress is excited about her upcoming film ‘Margarita with a Straw’ where she will be seen portraying the role of ‘Laila’, a teenager with raging hormones, who happens to be in a wheelchair and falls in love with a girl.

  • Mika defends himself in slapping incident

    New Delhi: Singer Mika, who was shot slapping a doctor onstage during his live performance, today defended himself claiming the guy was drunk and causing disruption. An FIR has been lodged against the ‘Jumme ki raat’ hitmaker here by Shrikant, an ophthalmologist posted at Ambedkar Hospital.

  • Javagal Srinath

    Srinath denies any complaint of Uthappa-Sarfaraz scuffle

    Kolkata: IPL match referee Javagal Srinath today denied receiving any complaint from Royal Challengers Bangalore after reports emerged of a scuffle between their player Sarfaraz Khan and Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Robin Uthappa post the game at Eden Gardens, here on Saturday. “Nothing of that sort has happened… I’ve not received any complaint,” Srinath, who was the Match Referee of the KKR-RCB clash told PTI.

  • Coal Scam

    JPL moves HC against CIL move to takeover its plant

    New Delhi: Jindal Power Ltd today moved the Delhi High Court against CIL’s order to hand over its coal washery and related plant facilities, near two coal mines in Chhattisgarh, which the company claimed as “essential for continued operations” of its thermal power plant there. The High Court had on March 27 made Coal India Ltd (CIL) the custodian of the Gare Palma IV/2 and IV/3 mines, after the government had on March

  • Pakistan cricket team arrives in Bangladesh for series

    Dhaka: The Pakistan cricket team arrived in Dhaka on Monday for the forthcoming series against Bangladesh.  The series, spread over almost a month, will include three One-Day Internationals (ODIs), two Tests and a lone Twenty20, reports

  • Boko Haram

    800,000 children forced from homes in Boko Haram violence

    Lagos: The children’s drawings show men with guns, a coffin, a car exploding. One picture has stick-like figures of eight siblings missed by their teenage sister. The disturbing images come from some of an estimated 800,000 children forced from the homes by Boko Haram extremists, according to a UNICEF report published today. It says the number of refugee children has doubled in the past year, making them about half of all the 1.5

  • Fighting picks up in war-torn eastern Ukraine

    Donetsk: Fighting has picked up in eastern Ukraine, after more than a month of relative calm, as diplomats gathered in Berlin today to discuss the Ukraine crisis. Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said yesterday that its mission observed an intense clash with the use of tanks and heavy artillery as well as grenade launchers and mortars in the north of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

  • China denies snooping on networks in India, Southeast Asia

    Beijing: China today dismissed a report that a group allegedly sponsored by it spied on inaccessible computer networks in India and Southeast Asia for over a decade, saying it “firmly bans” all forms of hacker attacks. “I want to stress that the Chinese government firmly bans and cracks down on all forms of hacker attacks,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, Hong Lei said, commenting on a report by a cyber security group FireEye that


    Hit-n-run case: Salman was driving the car, says prosecution

    Mumbai: Contesting Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s defence that his driver was driving the Toyota Land Cruiser at the time of the 2002 hit-and-run mishap,prosecution today asserted before the trial court that the superstar was very much behind the wheel. Driver Ashok Singh was a stooge and dummy witness and had lied on oath that he was behind the wheel, the prosecution said.

  • HC suggests privatisation of state-run mental hospitals in Mahrashtra

    Mumbai: Expressing concern over Maharashtra government’s apathy towards the condition in state-run mental hospitals, the Bombay High Court today sought to know what steps will be taken towards improving it and also suggested their privatisation. A division bench of Justices N H Patil and V L Achliya was hearing a public interest litigation by social worker Vrushali Kalal who had raised the issue and sought a direction to the government to improve the

  • Internet

    Over one lakh emails sent to Trai supporting net neutrality

    New Delhi: Over one lakh netizens have already written to telecom regulator Trai in support of net neutrality in the country, even as the deadline for receiving comments on the contentious issue is more than 10 days away, according to free internet advocates. Last month, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had sought views of public on net neutrality in India. The last date for receiving comments is April 24 and counter

  • Satyam: kingpin Ramalinga Raju challenges court verdict

    Hyderabad: Satyam scam kingpin B Ramalinga Raju moved an appeal in a sessions court here today challenging a special court’s verdict which found him and nine others guilty in the multi-crore rupee accounting fraud in the erstwhile Satyam Computer Services Ltd (SCSL). Raju, along with seven others, filed the appeal in the Metropolitan Sessions Court and the matter has been posted for for hearing on April 15 about its maintainability.

  • inflation

    March records 3-mth low inflation

    New Delhi: Easing food prices pulled down retail inflation in March to a 3-month low of 5.17 per cent despite unseasonal rains, renewing industry clamour for further cut in RBI policy rate to boost growth. Retail inflation as measured by Consumer Price Index was 5.37 per cent in February, and 5.19 per cent in January. It was 8.25 per cent in March last year, government data released today said. The easing prices of

  • Verma requests BCCI to grant recognition to CAB

    New Delhi: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma today requested the BCCI to grant recognition to the state body. In a letter addressed to the newly-appointed BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, Verma requested the Cricket Board to end the impasse that has engulfed cricket administration in the eastern state for more than a decade. “Today, there is no recognised organisation within the State of Bihar to promote the game of cricket. There

  • East Bengal to play three home matches in empty stadium

    Kolkata: Local football giants East Bengal on Monday decided to play two of their I-League home matches and an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup encounter without the support of fans inside the Salt Lake stadium due to the unavailability of required police personnel.

  • Sayantan Das beats Stojanovic; in sight of GM norm

    Dubai: International Master Sayantan Das closed in on his Grandmaster norm, defeating Serbian Mihajlo Stojanovic in the seventh round of Dubai International Open chess tournament here at the Dubai Chess and Culture club. Das has now taken his tally to a very respectable five points out of a possible seven, and given the strong opposition he has faced here either one or 1.5 points in the last two rounds should fetch him the