Free Press Journal
  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka to begin shooting for ‘Gangaajal 2’ in Bhopal

    Mumbai:Superstar Priyanka Chopra is off to Bhopal to begin shooting for Prakash Jha’s “Gangaajal 2”. The 32-year-old actress will don the lead role of a cop in the police-drama, which is a sequel to the hit 2003 Ajay Devgn-starer film of the same name.

  • Amitabh Bachchan with Aaradhya

    Spending time with grandchildren is the best phase: Bachchan

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is relishing the “lovely” phase of being able to spend time with his grandchildren. Bachchan, who has three grandchildren — Aaradhya, Navya Naveli and Agstya, will be seen playing a superhero in the upcoming animated TV series “Astra Force”.

  • Sunil Tatkare

    ACB says it would complete probe against Tatkare in 3 months

    Mumbai: The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) today informed the Bombay High Court that it would complete the investigation against former Maharashtra minister and NCP leader Sunil Tatkare for alleged money laundering and land grabbing within three months.

  • Krishna Poornia

    Krishna Poonia to get her 2012 Olympics sixth-place finish certificate

    New Delhi: Krishna Poonia will get her sixth-place finish diploma at the 2012 London Olympics women’s discus throw final soon as the International Olympic Committee has written to the IOA in this regard. Poonia, the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, had finished seventh in women’s discus throw event in London but her position was upgraded to sixth after Russian Darya Pishchalnikova was stripped off her silver medal as she later tested positive for a

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    No political vendetta in FIR against Bhujbal, says Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said that there was no political vendetta in the FIR filed against NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal in connection with the Maharashtra Sadan scam. “An FIR has been filed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau and the raids are part of the investigation. The probe is monitored by the High Court and hence, there is no question of political interference. There is no political vendetta,” Fadnavis said here.

  • Student scoring 35 marks in all papers gets bicycle from Tawde

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde has presented a bicycle to a 15-year-old student who scored exactly 35 marks, the minimum pass percentage, in all six SSC papers. “Back in my school days it was said that scoring exactly 35 per cent gets a cycle from the government. So I have sent a cycle to Indrajeet More of Kolhapur,” Tawde said today.

  • Drunk and Drive

    Woman booked for drunk driving

    Mumbai: A 42-year-old woman from suburban Bandra here was booked for alleged drunk driving after she tried to escape the alcohol test and sped away in an inebriated state, police said today. The woman, Shivani Bali, a resident of Worli in South Mumbai was intercepted near Bandra Reclamation last night after Mumbai Police stepped up its enforcement drive against drunk driving following the Janhavi Gadkar case.

  • BSE

    Sensex closes trade up 100 points 

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally closed the day’s trade up 99.96 points or 0.38 percent on Tuesday after a volatile session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally ended the day’s trade up 33.40 points or 0.42 percent up at 8,047.30 points.

  • Gregory John Norman

    Former Champion John Norman not expecting much from Woods

    Johannesburg : Former Australian golfer Gregory John Norman claims to not having much expectation from Tiger Woods at the Chamber’s Bay, as he has been going through a rough patch on the golf course. Norman, who would be one of the two primary voices for Fox Sports at the US Open, doesn’t have much expectation from the former number one. Norman said that it was going to be a massive effort, mentally and physically,

  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    Resentment among ticket seekers in Bihar polls will benefit NDA

    Lucknow: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said that the “resentment among ticket seekers” in RJD, JD(U) and Congress in the upcoming Bihar elections will be a boon for the NDA government, of which his Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) is an ally. “The resentment among ticket seekers in RJD, JD(U) and Congress will become a boon for us as only one candidate among these three parties will get ticket in view of seat

  • Shahid Afridi

    Home conditions give England edge over Australia in Ashes: Shahid Afridi

    London: Pakistan’s veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi has said England’s home ground advantage gives them an edge over Australia in the upcoming Ashes series, which starts in less than a month in Cardiff, England. England have not lost to Australia on home soil in Ashes for 14 years and Afridi, who recently concluded a brief stint with English Twenty20 side Northamptonshire, said England’s bowlers will lift themselves in their own backyard.  “England will have

  • U’khand: 2 yrs after calamity, safe, new homes still a distant dream for homeless

    Gopeshwar (U’khand): It is exactly two years since a devastating deluge in the state claimed thousands of lives and rendered hundreds homeless, but for a majority of those affected, a safe, new home still continues to be a distant dream. While many said they are living in ramshackle, makeshift dwellings, others spoke of being condemned to carry on as refugees in neighbouring villages.

  • Mithun surrenders Rs 1.2-cr received from Saradha to ED

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP and actor Mithun Chakraborty today surrendered to Enforcement Directorate (ED) an amount of about Rs 1.2 crore that he had received from scam-hit Saradha group of companies for being its brand ambassador.

  • Akashdeep Singh

    World League will chart our future course: Akashdeep Singh

    Antwerp (Belgium): Striker Akashdeep Singh says the Indian team realises the importance of the upcoming Hockey World League semifinals even though it doesn’t have to worry about Olympic qualification in the competition beginning here on Saturday. “We realize the importance of this tournament as the outcome from here will chalk out the future course of action in terms of team combinations, how good will the present strategy work for us in the long run and

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni and company gear up for ODIs

    Dhaka: Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be back in the saddle after over a month-long break as eight players join India’s squad and get battle-ready to face Bangladesh in a three-match ODI series starting Thursday. Dhoni along with Stuart Binny, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Suresh Raina, Mohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni and Ambati Rayudu arrived here yesterday to face the hosts in the limited-overs matches. India, who had gained a moral victory by making Bangladesh follow-on in the

  • Chocklate

    Munching on chocolate helps cut heart disease, stroke risk

    Washington : If you miss out on chocolate thinking it’s not good for you health, then there is good news for you, as a new study has claimed that eating up to 100 grams of chocolate daily cuts heart diseases and stroke risks. During the research, the EPIC-Norfolk participants were monitored for an average of almost 12 years, during which time 3013 (14 per cent) people experienced either an episode of fatal or

  • dinosaurs

    Mystery behind dinosaurs absence near equator unveiled

    Washington : The absence of dinosaurs at low latitudes has been one of the greatest unanswered questions about, but now, this mystery seems now on its way to being resolved. According to scientists from University of Utah, who pieced together a detailed picture of the climate and ecology more than 200 million years ago at Ghost Ranch in northern New Mexico, a site rich with fossils, claim that they can tell the reason

  • Pandavleni

    Have you explored ‘Pandavleni’ yet?

    We are surrounded by certain unexplored places which are a beauty within itself. Pandavleni is one such place which falls in Nashik, Maharashtra. It is a chain of 24 caves of the Buddhist era. Do not get fooled by the name, it has nothing to do with the Mahabharata. It is easier to get there by road. It is a very much undiscovered beauty which deserves a visit.