Free Press Journal
  • PK

    ‘PK’ mints over Rs.100 crore in China

    Mumbai: After making waves at the Indian box office, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan’s “PK” has struck gold in China by amassing a massive $15.94 million since its release. The Rajkumar Hirani-directorial released in China on May 22 in 5,400 screens across the country.

  • ram gopal verma

    RGV out with poster of new Hindi film ‘Secret’ 

    Mumbai: Ace filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma released the first official poster of his upcoming psychological-romance thriller “Secret” on Sunday. The Hindi film will mark his comeback into Bollywood after a long hiatus. “Satya 2” was his last rendezvous with Hindi filmdom in 2013.

  • Kamal Hassan

    Kamal Haasan turns make-up artist for ‘Thoongaavanam’

    Chennai: Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan is busy juggling between acting and doing make-up for his co-actors Trisha Krishnan and Prakash Raj on the sets of his upcoming Tamil thriller “Thoongaavanam”.

  • Ravi Shastri

    Willing to take up added responsibility as coach: Ravi Shastri

    Kolkata: Indian cricket team’s director Ravi Shastri said he is willing to take up added responsibility of being the head coach of the team but insisted that there was no need to have a coach for the Bangladesh tour.

  • Suarez thanks Barcelona for standing by him in tough times

    Berlin: Following Barcelona’s European Champions League triumph over Juventus on Saturday, forward Luis Suarez has thanked his club for signing him after what he went through, also appreciating his teammates for treating him so well since he arrived at the Catalan side.

  • NASA

    ISS astronaut ‘shakes’ hand with scientist on Earth

    Washington: A NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been able to ‘shake hands’ with a scientist 8,046 km away on Earth, making history with the first telerobotic ‘handshake’ between space and Earth.

  • Google apps

    Google app can count calories in food pictures

    Washington: Tech giant Google is developing a new app that can identify and recognise food items from photos to estimate the number of calories in your meal. The app, called Im2Calories, will rely on image-processing technology to identify the food in pictures, and by analysing the pixels, it will estimate the number of calories in the food.

  • China gears up to welcome Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi

    Beijing: Ahead of Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s maiden visit to China next week, Chinese official media today sought to mend bilateral ties in the wake of tensions on the international border, saying Beijing bears no grudge over past unpleasantness.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi meets leaders of Bangladesh Left parties

    Dhaka: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met leaders of Bangladesh’s leading Leftist political parties.”Continuing outreach. PM@narendramodi meets leaders of Left Parties in Bangladesh,” Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the external affairs ministry tweeted.

  • 45 dead in Saudi-led raids on Yemen capital: medic

    Sanaa: Twenty civilians were among at least 45 people killed in Saudi-led air strikes on the rebel-held armed forces headquarters in the Yemeni capital early today, a medic said. “At least 20 civilians and 25 soldiers and officers were killed” in four raids that hit the headquarters in the Tahrir residential neighbourhood in central Sanaa, the medic said.

  • HC refuses interim bail to accused in cheating case

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has refused to grant interim bail to a man accused of cheating people to the tune of Rs 65 lakh by taking money under the false promise of getting their children roles in movies.

  • ‘Blast in AC compressor may have led to Mumbai high rise fire’

    Mumbai: The massive blaze in a high rise here that killed seven people and injured 18 others was caused apparently by a blast in an air-conditioner, preliminary investigation has indicated, as the metropolis grapples with another major fire tragedy in less than a month.

  • Madrasa university

    Revoke ban on IIT-Madras students’ group: Rights body

    New Delhi: Describing the de-recognition of a students’ group in IIT-Madras as “undemocratic” and “unilateral”, the People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) on Sunday asked for the immediate roll-back of the decision.

  • Narendra Modi

    No ‘Shahi litchis’ for President, Prime Minister this year

    Muzaffarpur: President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several other dignitaries will not savour the succulent ‘Shahi litchis’ of Bihar, famed for their sweetness, aroma and smallest of kernels across varieties in the world.

  • Maggi

    Goa bans sale of Maggi, Centre may probe other fast foods

    Panaji: In more trouble for Nestle’s ‘Maggi’ instant noodles, Goa today became the 11th state to impose a ban on its sale even as Centre indicated that more fast food products could be probed.

  • Child Care

    Health, childcare tips will be on phone, web

    New Delhi: With the Modi government’s thrust on a digital India, the union health ministry is trying to devise interactive web portals and mobile apps for most of its flagship programmes like immunisation drives and mother and child care.