Free Press Journal
  • Virat Kohli

    Ravi Shastri is massive boost for us: Virat Kohli

    New Delhi: Indian Test captain Virat Kohli has hailed the BCCI’s decision to retain Ravi Shastri as Team Director for the upcoming cricket tour of Bangladesh, saying that the former skipper infuses confidence in the side.

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    I read scripts as cinegoer, not as a filmmaker: Karan Johar

    Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar, who has bought the theatrical rights of the Hindi version of southern filmmaker S.S. Rajamouli’s “Baahubali: The Beginning”, says he backs only those movies which touch him as an audience.  The trailer of “Baahubali” was unveiled here on Monday.

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    Courtney Stodden’s mom offered to be the next ‘porn star’

    Washington: Porn star Courtney Stodden’s mother Krista Keller has recently claimed that she too has got a bunch of offers to have sex on tape. The 55-year-old mother of the adult star said that there was no truth to her daughter’s claim that she was mooching off her just to boost her fame, and she has attended several meetings with people in the industry who wanted her for solo photo shoots and XXX videos, TMZ.com

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    US defense secretary in India, to meet Modi 

    New Delhi: Leading a high-level delegation, US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter arrived in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday on a three-day visit to India.

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    Enrique Iglesias to have ‘reconstructive hand surgery’ post drone mishap

    Washington: Enrique Iglesias had hurt his hand so bad in a drone camera incident, that he now has to undergo reconstructive surgery. The 40-year-old Spanish star had hurt his hand while trying to catch a drone camera during a concert in Tijuana on Saturday, but ended up injuring his fingers badly, TMZ.com has reported. He continued to perform for 30 minutes while his hand bled soaking his shirt, and was rushed to LA later for medical

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    William Fichtner plays General in ‘Independence Day’ sequel

    Los Angeles: Actor William Fichtner has been roped in to play the lead role in “Independence Day 2”. Fichtner, 58, will play the top General in that film and take an even larger role in the two films that will follow, reported Deadline. This news comes after Fichtner joined the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” franchise. “Independence Day 2” is directed by Roland Emmerich and his former creative partner Dean Devlin.

  • Fire

    Modernise fire brigade, says CM after Kalbadevi fire report

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today asked Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta to ensure upgrading and modernisation of the city’s fire brigade in the wake of the Kalbadevi fire last month which claimed lives of four fire officials.

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    Nicki Minaj announces split with fiance on Instagram

    London: Nicki Minaj, who broke up with her fiance Meek Mill, used Instagram to spread the word of her separation. The 33-year-old rapper posted images from her Cosmopolitan July cover shoot, along with the caption, “Thank God ya blew it!!! Thank God I dodged the bullet!!!!,” reported the Mirror. The words in her caption are taken from Beyonce’s hit single ‘Best Thing I Never Had,’ which is about splitting up. While she was dating the 28-year-old hip-hop

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    ‘Downton Abbey’ named best TV drama

    London: Hit period series “Downton Abbey” has been voted the best TV drama of 2014 at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer Awards. The show, which returns for its sixth and final series later this year, was the only ITV programme to win an award. “Strictly Come Dancing” picked up the best TV entertainment programme from consumer group, which champions public service broadcasting, reported BBC online. Other winners included Martha Kearney and Professor Brian Cox, named best radio and TV

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    Maha sets Rs 800-cr entertainment tax collection target

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has set a target of Rs 800 crore entertainment tax collection for the year 2015-16. The state government had set Rs 725 crore target for 2014-15 and the collection was Rs 725.81 crore, a government notification said. The areas with maximum collection targets for 2015-16 include Mumbai (Rs 110 crore), Mumbai suburbs (Rs 180 crore), Thane (Rs 115 crore) and Pune (Rs 153 crore).

  • Reserve Bank of India Governor Symbol

    RBI’s 0.25% rate cut not enough to propel growth: India Inc

    New Delhi: Welcoming the 0.25 per cent rate cut by RBI, India Inc today said it is still not enough to spur demand and propel industrial growth. “At least 50 basis points cut in the repo rate was required along with a reduction in the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) so that banks are able to reduce their cost of funds, Assocham President Rana Kapoor said.

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    Eddie Redmayne to play Newt Scamander in `Harry Potter` prequel

    Washington: Eddie Redmayne will be taking on the role of Newt Scamander in the ‘Harry Potter’ prequel ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’. Warner Bros. has confirmed the that ‘The Theory Of Everything’ Oscar winning star will be gracing the next fantasy film, that will release in 3D and Imax in November 2016, Deadline.com has reported. J.K. Rowling will be debuting as a screenwriter in this flick, which will be directed by David

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    Beauty of India keeps calling us back: Vengaboys band

    New Delhi: Remember the 1990s dance anthems like “We like to party” or “Boom boom boom”? After crossing borders with their peppy music and creating a buzz in the party scene across the globe, Vengaboys, the Dutch pop band behind these musical gems, is “curious” to learn about Indian music and hopes to work with an Indian artist, saying the “beauty of India keeps calling us back”.  “We’re not very aware of

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    Sensex provisionally closes 660 points down 

    Mumbai: A less-than-expected easing of the monetary policy by the Reserve Bank Of India and the hawkish outlook given by it, subdued investor sentiments and led a barometer index of the Indian equities markets to provisionally close more than 660 points down on Tuesday.

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    Wearing high-heels regularly could damage your ankle muscles

    Washington: If you love to trot around in stilettos, you might want to change your habit as a new study has claimed that women who wear 10 cm high heels over 3 times per week developed an imbalance of 4 functional ankle muscles. While wearing high-heeled shoes appeared to strengthen ankle muscles at first, prolonged use eventually caused an imbalance, which is a crucial predictor of ankle injury.

  • RBI

    RBI for contingency plan to deal with impact of poor monsoon

    New Delhi: Government should put in place a “contingency plan” to deal with the possibility of a below normal monsoon and its impact on foodgrain production and prices, the Reserve Bank said today. “What is clear is that contingency plans for food management…need to be in place to manage the impact of low production on inflation,” RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said in his second bi-monthly monetary policy for 2015-16.

  • Monsoon forecast downgraded to 88 percent

    New Delhi: India is expected to receive only 88 percent of the long-term average rainfall this year, Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan said. “The northwest area will receive 85 percent of the normal (average) rainfall,” he added.

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    Yeast protein may shed light on human obesity

    Washington: In a research, a team of biologists and mathematicians have found that yeast could serve as a valuable test organism for studying human obesity. During the study, a network composed of 94 proteins that work together to regulate fat storage in yeast in the research was identified and characterized. Bader Al-Anzi, research scientist at Cal tech said that removal of any one of the proteins results in an increase in cellular fat content