Free Press Journal
  • Rahul Dravid

    BCCI names Rahul Dravid as India ‘A’ and Under-19 teams coach

    Kolkata: Batting legend Rahul Dravid was on Saturday named as the coach of the India ‘A’ and Under-19 teams by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The development was confirmed by BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur at a press conference after a board meeting here on Saturday. Thakur also said that Karnataka’s right-handed batsman Lokesh Rahul won’t be travelling with the Indian team to Bangladesh for its upcoming tour against the neighbouring country

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    Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol buys 48 percent stake in AC Milan

    Milan: Thai billionaire businessman Bee Taechaubol has bought 48 percent stake in Italian club AC Milan for a reported 500 million euros. Referred to by media outlets as Mr. Bee, he had been reportedly locked in negotiations with the club for months and finally bought a large stake in the club on Friday. Under the arrangement, Berlusconi is set to remain president while his holding company Fininvest would retain a majority 52 per cent share of the

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    Gold worth Rs 60 lakh seized from aircraft toilet

    Mangaluru: Gold bars worth Rs 60 lakh were seized from an airraft’s toilet at the International Airport here today by the Officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence. Acting on a tip-off that gold of foreign origin was concealed by a passenger in the aircraft, to be retrieved later by a domestic passenger boarding at Mangaluru, DRI officers searched the flight coming from Dubai to Mangaluru, airport officials said. The 22 gold bars were found concealed in the rear toilet in two packets, approximately valued

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    I’m shy about my singing: Priyanka Chopra

    Kuala Lumpur: Actress Priyanka Chopra has been lauded by many for her singing skills, but she feels shy about it and credits actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar for encouraging her to sing. She has collaborated with international musicians like Pitbull and Will.i.am in the past, but she is still shy about singing.

  • US drone strike kills nine militants in Pakistan

    Islamabad: At least nine militants were killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region on Saturday. According to sources, the drones targeted a house in the remote Shawal Valley’s Zoya Saidgai area, which was said to be a hideout of the Afghan Taliban, Dawn reported. The drones fired two missiles, killing at least nine militants, sources said, adding that all those killed were associated with the Afghan Taliban.

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    Six injured in clash on Operation Bluestar anniversary

    Amritsar: Six people were injured in a scuffle between Sikh radicals and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandak Committee (SGPC) task force at the Golden Temple complex here on Saturday as a shutdown call was given to mark the 31st anniversary of the Indian Army’s Operation Bluestar. Sources said that amidst slogan shouting of ‘Khalistan zindabad’ at the Akal Takht in the Golden Temple, there was a scuffle between the radicals and the SGPC task force. In the

  • Dhaka bus service

    New bus service via Dhaka makes people of Tripura, Bengal gung-ho

    Agartala/Kolkata: The Agartala-Kolkata bus service via Dhaka, formally flagged off on Saturday, has come as a boon for the people of the north eastern states and Kolkata, with medical treatment, jobs, education, tourism, trade and commerce all likely to get a big boost. A cross section of commoners and experts IANS spoke to in Agartala and Kolkata seemed ecstatic at the Indo-Bangladesh initiative which has drastically reduced travel time between the two cities, making the journey

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    Suspended Kerala bureaucrat T.O. Sooraj wants to undergo lie detector test

    Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram: Suspended senior Kerala bureaucrat T.O. Sooraj on Saturday expressed his desire to undergo a lie detector test to prove his innocence in the land grab case for which he was questioned by the CBI on Friday. “I am not at all worried about the health issues involved in taking the lie detector test. I want to prove my innocence and hence I will take it,” said Sooraj to the media. In the past, he had expressed

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    Man gets five-year jail for driving wife to suicide

    Thane (Maharashtra): A local court today sentenced a 28-year old man from Navi Mumbai to five years of simple imprisonment for abetting his wife’s suicide. Thane Assistant Sessions Judge A S Jadhav convicted Mahesh Laxman Kedare, a resident of Ghansoli in the district, and awarded the sentence. According to Prosecutor S H Kapre (Goswami), Kedare was addicted to drinking and used to torture his wife Manisha (25). They had a son and were even planning to divorce. However, in December 2011, the woman set

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    India to provide $2 bn to Bangladesh, 22 agreements inked

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India will provide Bangladesh a Line of Credit worth $2 billion as he held talks with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina and both sides inked 22 agreements. In his media statement after talks with Hasina, Modi announced that connectivity between both sides will increase and India will provide a Line of Credit of $2 billion. He also said the inking of the Land Boundary Agreement reflects the

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    Deccan Chronicle vice chairman P K Iyer held for fraud

    Bhubaneswar: P.K. Iyer, vice chairman of the Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd. (DCHL), was arrested from a hotel here on Saturday in connection with an alleged loan fraud. Odisha Police later handed over Iyer, who was on the run, to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), a police officer said.

  • Aishwarya Rai

    Aishwarya will do justice to Dalbir Kaur’s role: Omung Kumar

    New Delhi: “Mary Kom” fame director Omung Kumar, who has roped in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to essay a key role in his next project “Sarabjit” — a biopic on late Indian death row prisoner in Pakistan, Sarabjit Singh — is confident the former beauty queen is the perfect choice for the part. Aishwarya will be seen playing title character’s sister Dalbir Kaur.

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    India-Bangladesh ratify ‘historic’ Land Boundary Agreement

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Saturday witnessed the exchange of instruments of ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement. “History is made as the Instruments of Ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement are exchanged,” Prime Minister Modi said on twitter. A few weeks ago, the Indian Parliament unanimously approved a Constitution amendment bill to give full effect to the Land Boundary Agreement of 1974 with Bangladesh and the related 2011 Protocol. The agreement aims at

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Our soldiers want OROP, but Narendra Modi says he’s busy doing yoga: Rahul Gandhi

    Kolkata: Firing a fresh salvo at the NDA Government over the one-rank, one-pension (OROP) scheme, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said soldiers and ex-servicemen are suffering and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is busy doing yoga. “Before the elections, Modi ji went to Haryana, Punjab, and said OROP will be done immediately when they will come to power,” said Gandhi while addressing his party workers at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. “It has been one year

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    Sonakshi Sinha shows her musical side at the IIFA 2015

    New Delhi:  For the first time ever the ‘Dabangg’ girl was seen in a musical avatar at the Videocon d2h IIFA weekend. The evening turned up the volume and enthralled audiences with a line-up of amazing performances by ace musicians, rising talents and Bollywood stunners at Malaysia’s national theatre, Istana Budaya on June 5.

  • Philipp Lahm

    Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm most consistent player around: Lionel Messi

    Berlin: FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has said he believes German champions Bayern Munich’s veteran defender Philipp Lahm is the most consistent player in world football. The Argentine has scored 58 goals this season and has spearheaded his team’s quest for a treble-trophy winning season. Barcelona have already bagged the La Liga and the Copa Del Ray trophies and will face Italian champions Juventus in the Champions League final at Berlin on Saturday. Experts have

  • Kendall-Jenner

    Lewis Hamilton feels not ‘cool enough’ to date Kendall Jenner

    Washington: Lewis Hamilton feels that he is not “cool” enough for Kendall Jenner as she does not want their growing relationship to overshadow her budding career. According to sources, Kendall’s mother Kris is over the moon as she considers the F1 ace driver is the kind of man her daughter needs, Contactmusic reported. The source continued that though the pair met up again for dinner at the 30-year-old reigning world champion’s house, their relationship didn’t take off

  • Jennifer Aniston

    Jennifer Aniston working on a cookbook

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Aniston is working on a cookbook which is aimed at people who struggle with dieting. In a an interview with Yahoo Beauty Editor-in-Chief, Bobbi Brown, Aniston, 46, talked about beauty, self esteem, plastic surgery and the cookbook she is currently writing. “I would like to do a lifestyle thing, for people who struggle with dieting. I could just make anything for a diet taste delicious,” she said revealing she’s just begun working on a cookbook.

  • Blackberry Leap

    Review: Blackberry Leap – New handset is leap of faith for Blackberry

    Blackberry, which has been facing stiff competition from several key smartphones brand in the market, recently launched the Blackberry Leap priced at Rs 21,490. The third touch-based device from the erstwhile RIM’s stable is a follow up of the Z10 and the Z30 smartphone. Here is Leap’s evaluation:

  • Rahul Gandhi

    In WB rally, Rahul Gandhi slams Modi, Mamata; questions ‘friendship’ between two

    Kolkata:  Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of trying to deflect attention away from the NDA government’s “unfulfilled promises”, and also targeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as he questioned her “friendship” with BJP.