Free Press Journal
  • Appointments made only after nod by DoPT: AIIMS

    New Delhi: Denying any discrepancies in the recently held faculty selection process, AIIMS on Friday said that all appointments by the concerned committee were made after the green signal from the department of personnel and training.

  • Virat Kohli, Rookie Axar Patel

    Kohli-led Team India arrives in Kolkata in batches

    Kolkata: The Virat Kohli-led Indian team on Friday arrived in batches at the city ahead of their two day training camp at the Eden Gardens. The team will set out for Bangladesh on Monday morning after their fitness test here which is scheduled for Saturday evening.

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    Congress slams Gujarat CM Anandiben for Somnath temple row

    Ahmedabad: Congress today criticised Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel for the restrictions imposed on non-Hindus entering the Somnath temple, alleging that such a decision is an attempt to divert people’s attention from real issues.

  • Aamir Khan

    Notice to Aamir for using emblem in television show

    Mumbai: An activist has sent a legal notice to Bollywood actor and director of popular television show ‘Satyamev Jayate’, Aamir Khan, for using the emblem of the country as the title of the programme allegedly without the Central government’s permission.

  • Karan Johar

    Film fraternity soft target for political issues: Karan Johar

    Mumbai: Speaking about the dominance of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) over passing film content, filmmaker Karan Johar says Bollywood can reach a higher level if such obstacles can be overcome.

  • Reliance Retail withdraws all instant noodles from stores

    New Delhi: Reliance Retail today said it has temporarily withdrawn all instant noodle products from the shelves across 2,621 stores across India in the wake of Maggi controversy. These products also include Sunfeast Yippee and Knorr brands.

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    BCCI anti-corruption chief Sawani resigns

    New Delhi: BCCI’s anti-corruption chief Ravi Sawani has resigned citing personal reasons. His resignation has been accepted, Board Secretary Anurag Thakur told PTI. Sawani will now serve a one month notice period. Sawani had set up BCCI’s anti-corruption unit in 2012 after his similar stint with the sport’s governing body ICC. He reportedly wanted to quit in April but was asked to carry on until the end of IPL.

  • Vipul Mehta bags double crown

    Pune: Vipul Mehta of Delhi won a memorable double crown by clinching the boys singles and doubles titles while Hyderabad girl Mubashira Shaikh claimed the girls’ singles honours in the 9th BVG India-Arun Wakankar ATF Asian Under 14 Series Tennis Tournament here today. Pune’s Richa Chougulae and Malikaa Marathe won the girls’ doubles title in the tournament organised by Pune Metropolitan District Tennis Association (PMDTA) which concluded at the MSLTA School of Tennis

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    US denies visa to World Championship-bound Indian youth archery team

    New Delhi: India’s participation in the World Youth Archery Championships has been thrown into jeopardy after 20 members of a 31-strong team, including Korean coach Chae Wom Lim, were denied visa by the US embassy here. The Indian contingent, comprising Under-20 boys and girls, junior archers were scheduled to leave for the US tomorrow for the June 8-14 event in Yankton, South Dakota. But the US embassy here granted visa to only seven archers, two coaches and a Sports Authority of India official while rejecting

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    Van Nistelrooy reveals secret to stop Barcelona’s fab three

    Berlin: Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy on Friday offered Juventus some advice on how to stop Barcelona’s fabled attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar during Saturday’s Champions League final here.

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    Amal Clooney taking acting classes

    Los Angeles: British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has reportedly been taking acting classes so that she can land a cameo in one of her husband George Clooney’s films. “George asked her ages ago if she ever wanted to give her family a thrill and do a cameo. (She won’t just) walk into a job without doing her research. She’s been taking weekly acting classes with a private coach and loving every minute of it,”

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Gadkari says alternatives to port corporatisation underway

    Mumbai: With employees opposing ports corporatisation, Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari today said attempts are being made to find alternatives to upgrade ports and their services, beyond bringing them under the purview of the Companies Act as announced in the Budget.

  • Steven Spielberg

    ‘Jurassic Park’ was a benchmark for Hollywood: Steven Spielberg

    New Delhi: Cinematic genius and visionary filmmaker Steven Spielberg says his 1993 released film “Jurassic Park” was a benchmark for Hollywood. He even feels that upcoming venture “Jurassic World”, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, is the movie that has truly fulfilled his vision and the audiences’ dreams. Talking about his original “Jurassic Park”, he said in a statement: “It’s not up to me to decide what

  • Maggi safe, unfounded reasons creating confusion: Nestle

    New Delhi: Unfazed by mounting trouble over the alleged presence of lead and MSG in Maggi noodles, Nestle today said the product is safe but is withdrawing it from the Indian market as “unfounded reasons” have created “confusion” affecting consumer trust.

  • John Abraham

    What does Dad mean to you, asks John Abraham

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor-producer John Abraham features in a special video, in which he shares the value of his father in his life and asks his fans to share how special their bond with their dad is. The video is part of the second edition of Johnnie Walker Blue Label’s campaign for Father’s Day, which falls on June 21.  The Johnie Walker Blue Label #DATEWITHDAD campaign offers patrons a chance to share a

  • Anupam Kher

    Indian cinema going through golden period under Modi: Anupam Kher

    Kuala Lumpur: Anupam Kher is all praise for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and “his colleagues”. The actor believes Indian cinema is doing well under his governance. Speaking at the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum at the three-day International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards, which started here on Friday, Anupam said that the Indian film industry is flourishing.  “Indian cinema is going through golden period under PM Modi. It’s flourishing. I have

  • Harish Rawat

    BJP leader demands Harish Rawat’s resignation over Uttarakhand flood scam

    Dehradun: BJP leader Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank today demanded Chief Minister Harish Rawat’s resignation besides seeking a white paper by the state government and CBI probe into the alleged misappropriation of funds during relief works of 2013 Uttarakhand floods. The BJP MP from Haridwar, Nishank, sought Rawat’s resignation on moral grounds for failing to stop the “loot”. The former chief minister said he had visited Kedarnath soon after the disaster of June 16-17, 2013 and sought immediate intervention of the then

  • CECA to boost trade ties with India: Australian envoy

    Kolkata: Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling today said the proposed Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) with India would boost trade ties between the two countries.