Free Press Journal
  • Amitabh Bachchan

    When Big B delivered first Marathi speech

    Mumbai:  Amitabh Bachchan delivered his first speech in Marathi while inaugurating the Shilpkar Charitrakosh here, saying that grasping the language is “difficult but not impossible.” Big B along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis inaugurated the Shilpkar Charitrakosh at the Deenanath Theatre in Vile Parle on Tuesday.
    What marked the event special, apart from its artistic, cultural and traditional value, was the speech given by 72-year-old. “Trying

  • ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’ now tax free in Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow: Mohit Suri’s latest directorial “Hamari Adhuri Kahani”, which talks about the freedom of women from patriarchal clutches, is now tax free in Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh has become the third state after Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to declare the Vidya Balan-Emraan Hasmi starrer tax free.
    “The UP government has made our film tax free because the core theme of our film passionately raises the issue of women’s empowerment,” Mahesh

  • Radamel Falcao

    Falcao will succeed at Chelsea: Colombia coach Pekerman

    La Serena (Chile): Colombian forwards Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado will help each other flourish at Chelsea next season, their national team coach Jose Pekerman has said. Media reports suggest that the English Premier League champions are closing in on an agreement to take Falcao on loan next season at the insistence of their coach Jose Mourinho.  The 29-year-old will join fellow countryman Cuadrado, who joined Chelsea in January.  Cuadrado has so

  • Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal hopes for a quick turnaround for Wimbledon

    London: Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal has said the first round loss at Aegon Championships has not dented his confidence for Wimbledon, which starts from Monday. “This week I lost an opportunity but my feeling, my thoughts are no different today than yesterday. I am playing better than before and enjoying my tennis more on court than before. I will keep going, keep practising hard. I hope to be ready to play well

  • Chelsea

    Chelsea to start English Premier League title defence against Swansea

    London: Chelsea football Club will begin their English Premier League title defence in 2015-16 season with a home game against Swansea on August 8. Manchester City, who finished eight points adrift of Chelsea in the last season, travel to West Bromwich Albion while Manchester United entertain Tottenham at Old Trafford, reported on Wednesday.  Arsenal host West Ham, Liverpool go to Stoke City, Newcastle play Southampton and Leicester welcome Sunderland.  Promoted trio

  • AIBA, IOA, Boxing India

    BI claims ignorance about AIBA’s ad-hoc committee

    New Delhi: State units affiliated to Boxing India today claimed ignorance about the International Boxing Association’s decision to constitute an ad-hoc committee for administrating the sport in India, even as it planned to write to AIBA about proposing a date for conducting its elections. Boxing India’s acting President Meren Paul, who today conducted an executive council meeting, insisted that AIBA would have to officially inform BI about the formation of ad-hoc committee and can’t arbitrarily

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    My approach remains same even after quitting Tests: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Mirpur : It’s been six months since Mahendra Singh Dhoni quit Test cricket but the manner in which he used to approach the shorter format “would not change” as his philosophy is to adapt as per the demands of the situation. Questioned if his approach has changed at all, Dhoni responded in negative. No, it will be quite the same because what’s important is for the team to win. And we will have to see

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Every individual’s captaincy approach is different: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Mirpur: Notwithstanding Virat Kohli’s theory of going in with five specialist bowlers in Tests, ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said every individual’s approach to captaincy is different and he would stick to his strategies in the limited-overs format against Bangladesh.

  • Digvijay Singh

    Sushma, Vasundhara Raje must clarify on allegations: Digvijay Singh

    New Delhi: Continuing his attack on the BJP over the Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi row, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday said that the external affairs minister must clarify if she met the former IPL chief at a London hotel last year minus representatives of the Indian High Commission. “Is it a fact that Sushma ji met Keith Vaz and Lalit Modi in the London hotel without any representatives from Indian High Commission?

  • Bribery, extortion

    ‘Constable takes bribe, releases detainee, arrested’

    New Delhi: The Vigilance department of Delhi police today claimed to have arrested a constable for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe for releasing a detainee, who was taken into custody last month. According to police, the arrested constable, identified as Naresh Kumar, was posted at Mayur Vihar police station. Police said the complainant is a friend of the detainee, who was taken into custody on May 17. When he went to enquire about his friend’s detention, the

  • Marve Beach

    Here’s why you should know ‘Marve Beach’

    Do you love walking through the shore and enjoying the sea breeze as the rolling waves call you to get one with nature? We all must have explored a number of beaches but this one is a bit different. It is more of the help it provides than its beauty. It is a comparatively small beach situated at Malad.

  • World Bank

    World Bank funded sanitation project launched in Punjab

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today launched the World Bank funded sanitation project worth Rs 2,200 crore, aimed at improving water and sanitation services in the state. In his inaugural address, the Chief Minister thanked the World Bank (WB) for sanctioning ‘Punjab Rural Water and Sanitation Sector Improvement Project’ to the state. Badal expressed his gratitude to WB Country Director Onno Ruhl for getting the project sanctioned much before the closure of the international body’s

  • Cabinet

    Cabinet approves ‘Housing For All by 2022’ scheme

    New Delhi: The union cabinet on Wednesday approved the ‘Housing for All by 2022’ programme for slum rehabilitation in urban areas.  According to Press Information Bureau Director General Frank Noronha, it will focus on promotion of affordable housing for weaker sections.  “Housing for All 2022 envisages affordable housing partnership with public and private sectors,” Noronha tweeted. He added that it “envisages interest subsidy of 6.5 percent on housing loans availed upto a

  • Ramdas Athawale

    RPI(A) threatens to quit alliance with Sena, BJP, if ignored

    Mumbai: A day after results of Vasai-Virar municipal election were declared, the RPI(A) today threatened to part ways with the ‘Mahayuti’ (grand alliance) in other upcoming local body polls, if it was not given a fair share of seats by the BJP and Shiv Sena. “We want to keep our alliance intact in the upcoming Kalyan-Dombivali, Thane and Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai elections.

  • David Cameron

    UK PM David Cameron conveys Ramadan greetings

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron today greeted people on the eve of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In a message, Cameron said, “I’d like to send my very best wishes to everyone observing the holy month of Ramadan. “It’s a hugely important time as Muslims in Britain and across the world mark the foundation of their faith. As friends and families come together, in contemplation and in fasting, we are reminded of those Muslim

  • Chhagan Bhujbal

    ED registers two cases against Chhagan Bhujbal under PMLA

    Mumbai: In mounting trouble for former Maharashtra PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal, the Enforcement Directorate today registered two Economic Case Information Reports (ECIR) against him and others under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). “We have registered two ECIRs against Bhujbal and others under the provisions of PMLA,” an ED source told PTI. The first ECIR pertains to the Maharashtra Sadan scam and Kalina land allotment case while the second ECIR is

  • US Congress calls for increased intel coop with Israel, India

    Washington: A bipartisan amendment to Intelligence Authorization Act 2016 seeking expansion of trilateral national security cooperation among the US, Israel and India has been passed by the US House of Representatives.The amendment, moved by a group of top American lawmakers, requires a report from the Director of National Intelligence on the possibilities for growing national security cooperation among the three countries.

  • Nawaz Sharif,

    Criticising army in time of war not acceptable: Nawaz Sharif

    Islamabad: A day after Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and former president Asif Ali Zardari unleashed a tirade against the country’s military leadership, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday stepped in to defend the armed forces. The prime minister said the country was in a state of war, with officers of the Pakistan Army making headway in Operation Zarb-e-Azb. He said at a time like this, criticising the armed forces was unacceptable.

  • Pro-government Afghan leader among three killed

    Kabul : At least three people were killed, while two others were injured in an attack in northern Afghanistan’s Kunduz province, an official said on Wednesday. “Former Jihadi leader Abdul Baqi Safi and two other local prominent figures were killed after militants attacked his vehicle running along Khan Abad district road near provincial capital Kunduz city late on Tuesday night,” Xinhua news agency quoted Qudratullah Safi, a district official, as saying.  The