Free Press Journal
  • Murali Vijay

    Murali Vijay working towards one-day return

    New Delhi: Murali Vijay was widely praised for his batting exploits in the Test series Down Under but the stylish Indian opener says he equally enjoys playing in the shorter formats despite the transition from five-day cricket to T20 being ‘tough’.

  • Michael Clarke

    Clarke expects Pietersen to play Ashes

    Melbourne: Australia Test captain Michael Clarke expects exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen to feature in the next Ashes series because he is a wonderful player.

  • Smith leads Windies fight but England on top

    North Sound (Antigua): Opener Devon Smith stroked his first half-century since his return to Tests last December but Darren Bravo’s demise, half-hour before the close, left the West Indies with a mountain to climb to win the opening Test against England here.

  • Jitendra Singh

    No compromise over national issues, says BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP said on Friday that there would be no compromise on “certain basic principles” while dealing with issues of national importance like separatist leader Masrat Alam and others raising pro-Pakistan slogans and waiving its flag.

  • Former Congress minister Salim Zakaria no more

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader Salim Zakaria passed away here this morning following a cardiac arrest. He was 74 and is survived by three sons and a daughter, family sources said. Zakaria’s son Al Naseer is a spokesperson of the Maharashtra Congress.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex closes over 220 points down 

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally closed over 220 points down during Friday’s trade session.

  • CRISIL posts lower net profit in first quarter

    Chennai: Credit-rating company CRISIL Ltd. closed the first quarter ended on March 31 with a lower top and bottomline, the company said on Friday.

  • moody's

    Indian economy to grow at 7.5% in 2015: Moody’s Analytics

    New Delhi: Indian economy is expected to grow marginally higher at 7.5 per cent during the year compared with 7.2 per cent in 2014 and interest rate cuts will buttress private sector spending, said a group company of global rating agency Moody’s. “Our tracking model suggests that first quarter GDP growth is tracking around 7.3 per cent, a slowdown from prior quarters. But we expect this softness will prove temporary with improving domestic

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish asks BJP to explain ‘anti-national’ activities

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today took strong exception to waving of Pakistani flags by separatist leader in PDP-BJP ruled Jammu and Kashmir and charged the saffron party with “compromising its ideology for greed of power”. He also said the party will have to “answer for anti-national activities taking place” in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Tobacco, Smoking

    Delhi govt to respond on plea against ban on chewable tobacco

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought response of the city government on a plea of manufacturers against ban on sale of chewable tobacco in the national capital from March 30. Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to Food Safety Commissioner of the Delhi government while restraining it from taking any action against sellers till the next date of hearing on May 20.

  • Masrat Alam

    Zero tolerance towards militancy in J-K: Jitendra Singh

    Jammu/ New Delhi: As separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir, Centre today said it was keeping a “close watch” on the situation in the state and there would be “zero tolerance” towards militancy and separatism. Holding that the BJP-PDP alliance in the state was done “purely” for the sake of governance despite “quite divergent ideologies”, Union Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh said there would be no

  • Annu Kapoor

    Had a great time working with Om Puri: Annu Kapoor

    New Delhi: Annu Kapoor, who shares screen space with National Award-winning actor Om Puri in “Jai Ho Democracy”, says he cherished working with his NSD senior in the movie. “Jai Ho Democracy” is a political satire written and directed by Annu’s brother Ranjit Kapoor, who was the dialogue writer of classic comedy film “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro”. The film also stars Satish Kaushik, Adil Hussain and Seema Biswas in pivotal roles.

  • 'Batman v Superman' trailer

    ‘Batman v Superman’ trailer leaks online

    Los Angeles: A trailer of upcoming ‘Batman v Superman’: Dawn of Justice’ briefly leaked online before being taken down minutes later. The Zack Snyder-directed movie’s trailer was uploaded on Youtube, which was captured by a handheld camera, had Spanish subtitles, said the Hollywood Reporter. The trailer begins with a commentator’s voice asking, “Is it really surprising that the most powerful man in the world should be a figure of controversy?”

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Seven years of blogging, Amitabh calls it extraordinary

    Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan, who stays in touch with all his fans through multiple social networking platforms, has completed seven years of his blog on Friday. The megastar says “it’s an insane amount of time”, but the journey has been “extraordinary”.

  • Janata Parivar Merger

    Impossible to say when would they stab for pol gains: Sena

    Mumbai: Raising qualms over the formation of Janata Parivar, Shiv Sena today said that the leaders in the new front have been constantly at loggerheads with each other and it is impossible to say when would they stab one another for political gains. Though Mulayam Singh Yadav (Samajwadi party chief) and Lalu Prasad (RJD chief) are at the forefront of the merger, they have constantly been at loggerheads with each other, an editorial

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis back from Germany Hannover trade Fair

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today returned here after attending the Hannover Trade Fair in Germany and holding talks with business leaders there on investment in the state. The five-day fair was jointly inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. India was partner country at ‘Hannover Messe 2015’, the world’s largest industrial trade fair.

  • Masarat Alam, Mufti

    Pakistan Flag issue: Mufti government Won’t tolerate such activity

    Katra (J&K): In a stern warning to the separatists, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today said the state government will act tough against them and not tolerate their ‘provocative’ actions in Jammu and Kashmir again. “We will act again, if any such incident (of provocative activities and hoisting Pakistani flag) is repeated. We are not going to tolerate it,” Singh told reporters here today, when separatist leader Masarat Alam Bhat was arrested in

  • NASA spacecraft, Mercury

    NASA spacecraft to crash into Mercury in 2 weeks

    Washington: After more than four years of orbiting Mercury, NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft will crash into the solar system’s innermost planet in two weeks when it runs out of propellant. NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft, which was launched in 2004, will impact the planet’s surface, most likely on April 30, the US space agency said.