Free Press Journal
  • Future, Bharti to combine retail biz; Biyani to have control

    New Delhi: Kishore Biyani-led Future group today agreed to merge its retail business with rival Bharti Retail in an all-stock deal worth Rs 750 crore to create one of the biggest supermarket chains with Rs 15,000 crore turnover.

  • N Srinivasan

    Thakur hints at Srinivasan ouster from ICC

    New Delhi: Promising to clean up cricket, BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur today hinted at initiating a probe against N Srinivasan in order to pave the way for his ouster from the ICC chairman’s post. The internal feud within the BCCI took an ugly turn last week with Thakur launching a stinging attack on Srinivasan, saying that he should actually share information on bookies with his own family members “whose involvement in betting has

  • social-media-Internet

    TRAI revealed internal mails, wedding albums as OTT comments

    New Delhi: From internal mails of a software MNC and foreign junket proposal to a private wedding album, telecom regulator TRAI has made everything public in the name of 10 lakh comments it got on draft net neutrality proposals. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India had sought public comments till April 24 on draft recommendations for over-the-top services like WhatsApp and Skype as well as on net neutrality.

  • 3D printer making Chinese space suit parts

    Beijing: Chinese researchers have used 3D printing technology to make a safer space suit for astronauts while spacewalking. A research centre under the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation used a 3D printer to create the vent pipes and the flanges connecting the pipes used on the extra-vehicular space suit, Xinhua news agency reported citing China Space News.

  • Researchers develop portable invisibility cloak

    London: A group of German researchers has developed a Harry Potter-type portable invisibility cloak that can effectively shield objects while being small enough to use in classrooms.

  • Brilliant CSK rout RCB by 24 runs

    Chennai: A sensational bowling effort by Chennai Super Kings saw them defend a modest total as they crushed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 24 runs to regain their position at the top of the table in the Indian Premier League cricket tournament, here today.

  • Hamari-Adhuri-Kahani

    ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ trailer out, impresses B-Town

    New Delhi: Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar and Bipasha Basu are “emotionally charged” and “touched” after watching the trailer of Mohit Suri’s next directorial “Hamari Adhuri Kahani” , which came out on Monday.

  • Sunny Leone

    I don’t mind making fool of myself on screen: Sunny Leone

    New Delhi: She is known for her hot and glamorous avatar on-screen but actress Sunny Leone says she does not mind the audience to laugh at her if the role demands. Sunny, 33, will be next seen in adult comedy “Kuch Kuch Locha Hai” and she said the genre comes natural to her. “Something that people don’t know is that when I worked in the US, I was a part of a comedy

  • I feared that ground would open up and swallow us: Mountaineer

    Jamshedpur: Moments after the earthquake jolted Nepal, climbers of Mt Everest saw avalanches rushing down from three sides with no place to hide, recounts mountaineer Hemant Gupta. I was concerned that ground would open up into crevasse and swallow us. My heart stopped for a moment and I thought this is the end of my life, recollects Gupta, who was one among a number of Indians seeking to reach the top of the

  • hamari adhuri kahani

    Rajkummar slap Vidya Balan thrice?

    New Delhi: Actor Rajkummar Rao reportedly slapped his “Hamari Adhuri Kahani” co-star Vidya Balan thrice. For a scene depicting domestic violence in their forthcoming film, Vidya was slapped three times by Rajkummar.

  • Militants, Pakistan, Al Qaeda

    B’desh probing Al-Qaeda links in bloggers’ murder

    Dhaka: Bangladesh today said it has launched investigations into the involvement of Al-Qaeda’s Indian Subcontinent unit in the killing of American atheist blogger Avijit Roy and other secular bloggers. “Our intelligence agencies do not have any information that Al-Qaeda had killed the three bloggers, including (Bangladeshi-American) Avijit Roy. However, investigations have been ordered to verify if the video tape released in the name of AQIS was genuine,” state Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan

  • Dhanush

    Dhanush on lookout for right script in Bollywood

    New Delhi: He picked unconventional roles to venture into Hindi filmdom debuting as an obsessive lover in “Raanjhanaa” and a dumb and mute person in his second Bollywood outing “Shamitabh”. Now actor Dhanush says he is waiting for the right script to come his way.

  • Royal baby: gun salutes mark birth of princess

    London: Elite British troops today gave a gun salute to Prince William and Kate’s new baby princess by firing volleys to mark her birth. The gun salute involves soldiers from The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery riding out in a procession from near Buckingham Palace to sound 41 shots in Hyde Park. At the same time, the Honourable Artillery Company leaves their Armoury House barracks in the City of London to fire a


    Rs 200-cr investment riding on Salman as judgement day nears

    Mumbai: As a local court is set to pronounce verdict in the hit-and-run case involving the Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on May 6, the film industry is keeping its fingers crossed as an investment of about Rs 200 crore is riding on him. “The film industry is hoping that nothing terrible happens. Either he is pronounced innocent or the least punishment is given,” said the trade analyst Komal Nahata. His two upcoming films,

  • ceasefire

    Report cites unethical Israeli acts during Gaza war

    Jerusalem: The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) policy during last summer’s war in Gaza caused unprecedented harm to Palestinian civilians and infrastructure, an Israeli non-governmental organisation has charged.

  • Have learnt from watching Tendulkar, Dravid play: Simmons

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians batsman Lendl Simmons on Monday said he learned a lot watching cricket greats Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid play in Indian conditions, and added he tries to emulate some of their skills in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • Bharat FC to clash with table toppers Bagan in key match

    Pune: Bharat FC would aim to break their winless streak when they take on Kolkata giants and I-League football table toppers Mohun Bagan in a pivotal rescheduled round 4 game here tomorrow. Smarting from the 0-2 defeat against Sporting Clube de Goa, Bharat FC’s head coach Stuart Watkiss has demanded a a better performance from his players.

  • Sim Bhullar

    Don’t care if people think NBA stint is marketing gimmick: Sim

    Greater Noida: Sim Bhullar, the first man of Indian descent to play in NBA, doesn’t care if his association to the ‘big league’ is seen as a marketing gimmick and he only hopes the latest visit to the native country of his parents inspires more youth to play basketball. “I have no specific answer to that really. I am here to just inspire the kids and show the kids that the dream is

  • JK govt to charter planes for low-cost air travel for tourists

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir government plans to run chartered planes on Delhi-Jammu and Delhi-Srinagar sectors at a fixed price of Rs 5,000 in an attempt to provide low cost air travel option as part of encouraging tourism. After working out all details, the state government intends to start operating these flights from next month so that many domestic tourists, especially from Delhi, can visit Kashmir during summer vacations in educational institutions, official