Free Press Journal
  • Aamir Khan

    Would love to do a film based on chess: Aamir Khan

    Mumbai: Actor Aamir Khan, who has done a film around cricket and is now working on a movie on wrestling, hopes to feature in a project on chess, a game which he enjoys playing.  The 50-year-old was present at the inauguration of the third edition of the Maharashtra Chess League here on Friday.  On being asked if he’d like to do a film around chess, he said: “I would love to do

  • Dil Dhadakne Do

    ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ pooch to travel for promotions

    Mumbai: The Mehras, the dysfunctional Punjabi family in Zoya Akhtar directorial “Dil Dhadakne Do”, will be going on an extensive multi-city tour to promote the highly anticipated film, and if all goes as planned they will also be joined by Pluto, the dog who plays a pivotal role in the movie.  The family will be travelling across the country and visiting cities like Kolkata, Indore, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Delhi, Ahmedabad and Bangalore.  According

  • Amit Shah

    Manmohan made same number of foreign trips as Modi : Amit Shah

    Kolhapur: BJP president Amit Shah today debunked criticism of Congress about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s foreign visits, saying that UPA prime minister Manmohan Singh had undertaken same number of trips abroad. “I hear people saying that Modi is only interested in foreign tours and has made a number of trips in a year. But I want to say that Modiji has undertaken the same number of tours as former PM Manmohan Singh. The only difference

  • Nirmala Sitharaman

    Nirmala Sitharaman to lead business delegation to Algeria

    New Delhi: Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will lead a business delegation to Algeria from May 26 to June 1, 2015, a FICCI statement said here on Saturday.  “India has been given a status of Guest of Honour country for the Algiers International Trade Fair, being held from May 26 to June 1, 2015 in Algeria. Last year, this status was given to the US,” the statement from Federation of Indian Chamber of

  • Petrol Diesel

    VAT on petrol won’t be reduced: laxmikant Parsekar

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today refused to reduce the value added tax (VAT) on petrol. “We will not reduce the VAT on petrol prices. There is no demand from people to reduce it. If VAT is reduced, petrol will cost lesser than diesel which is not a good situation,” Parsekar told reporters on the sidelines of an IT convention. The BJP-led government had abolished VAT on petrol when it came to power in

  • Hitachi Solutions

    Hitachi Solutions to start second facility in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad: Hitachi Solutions India, a subsidiary of Hitachi Solutions America and a leading provider of global industry solutions and services, plans to start its second development centre here in August this year. This was conveyed by a delegation of Hitachi’s top officials that called on Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao here on Saturday.  Hitachi already has a global development centre in Hyderabad since 2013.

  • Gunfight, Mexico

    Intense gunfight kills 43 in troubled Mexico region

    Tanhuato de guerrero: Mexican federal forces has killed at least 42 suspected cartel members during a three-hour gunfight on a ranch in a violence-torn western region, marking one of the drug war’s bloodiest battles. Only one federal police officer was killed in the operation yesterday, which authorities launched after learning that “armed criminals” were occupying the ranch in Tanhuato, Michoacan state, near the neighboring state of Jalisco, officials said. “Up to now, we have counted 42

  • Lee Kuan Yew

    Singapore vows to protect name of founder PM Lee Kuan Yew

    Singapore: The Singapore government today said it will use the law to protect the name and image of the country’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew from commercial use and exploitation. Ther government intended moves comes after a popular bakery chain Breadtalk sold a line of buns called “Lee bu kai ni,” loosely translated as “can’t bear to leave you,” playing on Lee’s surname in Mandarin. Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Lawrence Wong, said the

  • nuclear

    US rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns

    United Nations: The United States has blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to “cynically manipulate” the process by setting a deadline for Israel and its neighbours to meet within months on a Middle East zone free of such weapons. The now-failed final document of a landmark treaty review conference had called on the UN secretary-general to convene the Middle East conference no later

  • Earthquake

    89 foreigners among over 300 missing in quake-hit Nepal

    Kathmandu: Over 300 people, including 89 foreigners, are still missing after two powerful, devastating earthquakes struck Nepal, claiming nearly 9,000 lives. About 240 Nepalese nationals and 89 foreigners are still missing since the country’s worst earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation on April 25, police said. Another powerful earthquake struck on May 12, causing further devastation just as the country was beginning to rebuild itself through relief and rehabilitation.

  • Andy Murray

    Andy Murray thrilled with best clay form of his career

    London : Andy Murray believes he is playing the best clay court tennis of his lifetime ahead of the French Open title. The tennis ace who has been two-time semifinalist at the French Open said it was probably the best he had played on clay, the BBC has reported. He added that he had never felt so comfortable on the clay surface, insisting that beating good players and winning tournament just before the French

  • Lewis Hamilton

    Hamilton won`t give up ritzy lifestyle despite Damon Hill warning about risks

    London : Lewis Hamilton will not change his jet-setting lifestyle despite Damon Hill warning him that it can ruin his bid to make history with a title hat-trick. The ex-champion believes that the 30-year-old F1 star lost the last round in Spain to team-mate Nico Rosberg because he “took his eye off the ball,” the Mirror reported. Hill said Rosberg went home between races and said “right, I’m not having any more of this”

  • Mike Hussey

    We need to be at our best against Mumbai: Mike Hussey

    Ranchi: Veteran Mike Hussey played a key role in ensuring Chennai Super Kings’ record sixth appearance in the final of the Indian Premier League and the Australian said the team needs to be at its “best” to beat Mumbai Indians in tomorrow’s summit clash at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. CSK rode on Hussey’s 56 off 46 balls to chase down the modest 140-run target set by Royal Challengers Bangalore and register a three-wicket win

  • CSK, Ashish Nehra

    Not easy for fast bowler to win many MOM in one season: Ashish Nehra

    Kolkata: He has already won a few Man-of-the Match awards for his superlative performance with the ball in IPL-8 and experienced campaigner Ashish Nehra says it is difficult for a fast bowler to regularly emerge as the top performer in one season. With 22 wickets so far, the 36-year-old out-of-favour India bowler is one of the top wicket-takers in the eighth edition of Indian Premier League.

  • Chennai Super Kings

    Chennai Super Kings lock horns with MI to lift IPL trophy

    Kolkata: In what could be deja vu from 2013, Eden Gardens will again host Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI), who will lock horns for the most coveted domestic prize, the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here on Sunday.  While CSK have won the title twice, MI had clinched it once two years earlier.  However, the road to the final was not easy for either of the two teams. Mumbai

  • Mumbai Indians

    Old foes Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings lock horns for IPL silverware

    Kolkata: Two-time former champions and the most consistent team of the season, Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with late bloomers Mumbai Indians in a high-voltage IPL summit clash here tomorrow, bringing the 47-day T20 extravaganza to a relatively controversy-free end.

  • Meem Afzal

    Meem Afzal slams Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi for his remarks on beef eaters

    Srinagar: Slamming Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s statement advising beef eaters to leave for Pakistan, Congress leader Meem Afzal today said it was a reflection of BJP leaders’ “mindset”. “Earlier it was Giriraj Kishore who wanted people not voting for Narendra Modi to go to Pakistan. As many as 69 per cent people did not vote for Modi. Should they go to Pakistan and 31 per cent stay in the country?” he told reporters here.

  • Najeeb Jung, Arvind Kejriwal

    LG-AAP row: Notification illegal, says Gopal Subramanium

    New Delhi: The central government’s notification giving Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung the final say in posting and transfer of Delhi government bureaucrats is “illegal and constitutional”, former solicitor general Gopal Subramanium has said.  In his opinion that was sought by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the Narendra Modi government’s decree, the senior counsel said: “It singularly lacks propriety when the president is still seized with the question.”  “It is illegal and

  • Sri Lankan, Jaffna

    Sri Lankan court bans demonstrations in Jaffna

    Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today banned demonstrations in Tamil-dominated Northern Province capital Jaffna amid planned protests demanding the release of 130 people who have been take into custody for rioting over arrests of rape and murder suspects. “The Jaffna magistrate has issued an order preventing organising demonstrations in Jaffna,” police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera said. The order was obtained following information that protests calling for the release of 130 people arrested on Wednesday were to happen in

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Poll-eve split with Sena helped BJP realise its might: Devendra Fadnavis

    Kolhapur: Defending BJP’s decision to part ways with long time partner Shiv Sena ahead of Maharashtra Assembly polls last year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the split of the saffron allies brought out the true strength of the BJP. “If we had not taken this decision (of parting ways with Sena), we would have never known our true strength. Our realisation of our strength has helped us become the largest party in the world,”