Free Press Journal
  • Education Sector: Marching Ahead

    Here’s what has been making waves in the education sector and otherwise in Pune.

  • Kenya to send big team to athletics Worlds

    Nairobi: Kenya will send a big squad to the World Athletics Championships in Beijing as it bids to rule the middle and long distance races in the premier track and field competition to be held between August 22-30.

  • Rory McIlroy

    Rory Mcllroy paired with Kaymer in US Open golf

    Washington: World No.1 golfer Rory Mcllroy has been paired with defending champion Martin Kaymer and US amateur champion Gunn Yang in the US Open for the opening two rounds. The tournament will start here from June 18 to 21.

  • Bangladesh cricket head cricket coach Chandika Hathurusinghe (R) speaks to cricketer Tamim Iqbal during a practice session at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Narayanganj.

    Rain again plays spoilsport, Bangladesh trail by 351 runs 

    Fatullah: Rain completely washed out the second and third sessions as Day 4 of the the lone India-Bangladesh cricket Test at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here ended on Saturday with the home team batting at 111/3.

  • India, Women Hockey

    We have improved in passing and coordination: Ritu Rani

    Antwerp (Belgium): Prolific forward Ritu Rani feels the Indian women’s hockey team is well-prepared for the Hockey World League Semi-Finals here after working hard on improving the passing and coordination.

  • Indian spinners make it count but rain rules supreme

    Fatullah: The one-off cricket Test between India and Bangladesh seems to be meandering towards a tame draw after incessant rain halted the visiting spinners, who reduced the hosts to 111/3 in the only session of play that was possible on the fourth day here. Only 30.1 overs could be squeezed in the opening sessi n when bad light stopped play with Imrul Kayes (59 batting) and Shakib Al Hasan (0 batting) at the

  • Holders Japan advance, USA held in Women’s World Cup

    Vancouver: Defending champions Japan became the first team to advance to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup as the United States’ progress was stalled by a goalless draw with Sweden. Aya Sameshima and Yuika Sugasawa sealed Japan’s 2-1 win over Group C rivals Cameroon in Vancouver, seeing the Nadeshiko through to the knockout stage with a game to spare.

  • pulkit Samrat

    Pulkit Samrat admires Farhan Akhtar’s entry in ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

    Mumbai: Actor Pulkit Samrat says that he admired actor Farhan Akhtar’s entry in the film “Dil Dhadakne Do”. “I saw the film again with my family and the experience was amazing! I was waiting to watch Farhan’s entry in the film. He just steals the show and that too effortlessly,” Pulkit said in a statement.

  • Miss Tanakpur

    ‘Miss Tanakpur…’ release unaffected by khap controversy: Vinod Kapri

    Mumbai: Vinod Kapri’s film “Miss Tanakpur Hazir Ho” got the clean chit from the Censor Board but a leading farmer’s union in Uttar Pradesh has “banned” the movie because it is upset over the manner in which khaps (Kangaroo courts) are portrayed. The director, however, is unperturbed.

  • Remo D'Souza

    ‘ABCD 2’ a very emotional film: Remo D’Souza

    Mumbai: Director Remo D’ Souza says his forthcoming venture “ABCD 2”, a sequel to his 2013 film “ABCD: AnyBody Can Dance”, is a very emotional film.

  • NoBroker.com: Rent a house without a broker in Pune

    NoBroker.com begins operations in Pune. Say bye-bye to brokers and hello to easy and genuine house hunting. As the name suggests, NoBroker.com is a broker-free property search portal that connects flat owners and tenants directly with each other by eliminating the middleman. No Broker is all set to revolutionize house hunting not just by eliminating the broker but by making it convenient and hassle-free with the use of cutting edge technology and innovation. Founded by IIT – IIM Ahmadabad graduates, Amit Kumar

  • Killa Movie

    National-award winning Marathi film ‘Killa’s trailer unveiled

    Mumbai: The official trailer of National-Award wining Marathi movie “Killa” (‘The Fort’) was released today. The two-minute-33-second trailer shows the life of a 11-year-old boy, who must cope with the death of his father and make new friends in an unfamiliar place after his mother gets a job transfer.

  • Pune holds untapped brokerage potential of INR 400 crores in the residential sector

    ‘Pune holds untapped brokerage potential of INR 400 crores from the residential sector’, says Coldwell Banker India’s latest report on Pune realty trends. In a press conference held in the city today, the company released a proprietary report on real estate sector in Pune. Coldwell Banker India – The Indian arm of the US headquartered Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC aims to transform the highly unorganized Indian real estate sector to be more professional and organized thereby assisting all stakeholders viz.; the customer,

  • Lafarge launches ‘Housing Microfinance Academy’ in India

    Lafarge, a world leader in building materials, launched the Indian chapter of ‘Housing Microfinance Academy’ in Mumbai earlier this week. It will enhance availability of housing credits for the low-to-middle income segment and promote the exchange of information about potential product design, provide funding support and construction designs. A McKinsey report on the global affordable housing challenge estimates that 330 million urban households around the world live in substandard housing or are struggling financially due to housing costs. Some 200 million households in the

  • BASF India opens new Agricultural Research Station

    BASF opened a new Agricultural Research Station in LoniKand, Pune, India. This new research and development (R&D) center will focus on global agricultural research on herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, as well as on solutions that go beyond classical crop protection. The facility will employ directly and indirectly 30 people, including biologists, farm managers, and workers. In addition to conducting research in areas of global agricultural
    interest, the R&D center will also investigate scenarios that are unique to India. These include challenges such as

  • Vodafone invests in Maharashtra, Goa

    Following a ‘Customer First’ approach, Vodafone India has invested over INR 1050 crores on ramping up network and distribution and retail presence in Maharashtra and Goa circle over the past 12 months (April 2014-March 2015). Being one of the preferred mobile services providers in terms of Subscriber base, Revenue Market Share and Retail touch points; Vodafone has been focusing on closer engagement and enhancing customer experience in an Endeavour to be future ready.

  • Salma Hayek

    I don’t have time to exercise: Salma Hayek

    Los Angeles: Actress Salma Hayek says that she doesn’t have time to go to the gym to maintain her figure because of her work and family commitments. “Some people have the discipline to exercise in the morning, and I didn’t develop that,” people.com quoted Hayek as saying.

  • Pune revs up for BMW Experience Tour 2015

    BMW India demonstrated the dynamism, versatility and high performance of the entire BMW product portfolio with the BMWExperience Tour 2015 in Pune besides Raga Lawns, Koregaon Park Annexe, Pune. Pune is the tenth city to host the tour. BMW Experience Tour 2015 is designed to provide customers a platform to experience the BMWbrand, test drive vehicles and interact with product experts. Customers will have an opportunity to experience the complete range of BMW sedans and SAVs (Sports Activity Vehicle) on a specially designed test

  • Ghodawat Consumer Products launches “PO!”

    Ghodawat Consumer Products LLP., the FMCG arm of Sanjay Ghodawat Group, is one of the fastest emerging brands in the industry today. The company today officially launched a new range of products for the Indian masses. The exclusive ranges of snack food have been launched under the brand name – “PO!” The new range of snacks includes Potato Chips, Stickies (Corn Extruded Snacks) and Thinlets (Potato Sticks).

  • Kumbhmela

    HC to Maharashtra: spell out steps to make Godavari clean

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked Maharashtra government to declare within a week what steps it would take to make the Godavari river in Nashik, where Kumbh Mela starts next month, pollution-free and its water fit for drinking.