Free Press Journal
  • Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton wins Austrian GP pole

    Spielberg (Austria): Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix Formula One race from pole position despite spinning off in the dying seconds of qualifying, thanks to teammate Nico Rosberg also making an error on the very last turn of his final flying lap here on Friday. Both Mercedes drivers were pushing so hard that they went off on their final laps, Hamilton spinning at Turn 1 and Nico Rosberg going off at

  • Mumbai Airport

    Operations at Mumbai International Airport hit following snag in ATC radar

    Mumbai: Operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) here were hit this evening following a snag in radar. “The air traffic control’s radar is down since 1730 hours and flight departures are having issues,” an airport spokesperson said. Arrivals of flights which have taken off from other airports for the city are still on, she said, adding that arrivals and departures are taking place, but the operations have slowed down. However, details like if departures from the other airports into the city have been stopped

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    100.76 mn broadband subscribers in India till April

    New Delhi: The number of broadband subscribers increased from 99.20 million at the end of March 2015 to 100.76 million at the end of April 2015 with a monthly growth rate of 1.57 percent, recent data released by the telecom regulator said here. The top five service providers constituted a 83.40 percent market share of the total broadband subscribers at the end of April 2015, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) said. These service

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    Market Review: Healthy monsoon, dovish Fed buoyed Indian markets

    Mumbai: A healthy monsoon, rise in crop prices, deferment of a US interest rate hike coupled with good macro economic data and parleys to resolve the Greece debt crises cheered the Indian equities markets in the week that just concluded. The barometer index of the Indian equities market, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) gained 890.87 points or 3.37 percent during the weekly trade ended June 19.

  • Hooch Tragedy

    Government is protecting illicit businesses: Congress over hooch tragedy

    Mumbai: With the toll in Malad hooch tragedy here reaching 84, the opposition Congress today alleged that BJP-led Maharashtra government was protecting illicit businesses. State Congress chief and former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said at a press conference here that the tragedy was sad and unfortunate. “Illicit businesses have the state government’s protection and hence such incidents take place. Police and excise department officials turn a blind eye to illicit liquor trade. Responsibility needs to be fixed and officials need to be held accountable. The tragedy

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    BMC helpline received over 5,100 calls in last 48 hours

    Mumbai: As torrential rains pummelled Mumbai, the 24×7 helpline number of the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) has not stopped ringing since the last two days with civic officials working overtime attending to complaints of water-logging and traffic woes across the metropolis. The helpline number 1916 has been flooded with phone calls in the last 48 hours receiving over 5,100 calls across all 10 lines mostly with complaints of water-logging, said a senior civic official requesting anonymity.

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    Homer, Marge deny split rumours in ‘The Simpsons’ video

    Los Angeles: After “The Simpsons” producer Al Jean quashed rumors that Homer and Marge were separating in the season 27 premiere, the animated couple now appears in a new video to address the reports. In the clip titled “Together Forever”, they assure fans that they’re “as solid as a rock” to debunk the “baseless rumors” regarding the state of their marriage, reports In the video, Homer mentions that he indeed “nearly

  • Cara Delevingne was terrified to leave modelling

    Los Angeles: Cara Delevingne says she was “terrified” to leave modelling for a career in acting as she feels they are poles apart. “The thrill of acting is making a character real. Modelling is the opposite of real. It’s being fake in front of the camera. I’m not sure I understand what fashion is anymore. I admit I was terrified to leave. I mean, the bubble gives you a kind of dysfunctional family.

  • Lady Gaga

    Gaga feels ‘unaccomplished’ as songwriter

    Los Angeles: Singer Lady Gaga feels “extremely unaccomplished” as a songwriter despite having a string of hits to her name. Collecting the Contemporary Icon Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 46th Annual Induction and Awards gala on Thursday, Gaga said: “I feel that I have a lot of work to do, as personally, I feel extremely unaccomplished as a songwriter.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Wish I was part of ‘Baahubali’: Amitabh

    New Delhi: After watching the first look of “Baahubali”, megastar Amitabh Bachchan felt that some actions and frameworks used in the project can only be seen in progressive Hollywood films. He says he would have been happy to be part of this mega multilingual project helmed by S.S. Rajamouli. During a video chat with “Baahubali” actor Rana Daggubati, the 72-year-old is seen shared his thoughts, and said that he’s simply “amazed and astonished”

  • Esha Deol shares picture of new born nephew with Dharmendra

    Mumbai: Actress Esha Deol shared a cute picture of her nephew Darien Vohra being kissed by his grandfather Dharmendra. The “Dhoom” actress posted the picture of her younger sister Ahaana’s husband Vaibhav Vohra holding the new born in his arms. “Darien Vohra showers love to his grandfather with arms wide open! By the wayn check out his dhai kilo ka haath,” Esha, 33, posted on Twitter. She captioned the picture, giving a special mention to half-brother Sunny Deol’s famous dialogue “Dhai kilo

  • Alia Bhatt gets five million fans on Twitter

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt has managed to get a following of five million fans on Twitter and she’s excited about it. Thanking her fans, Alia, who made her debut in tinsel town with Karan Johar’s “Student Of The Year”, tweeted: “Aaaah !!! 5M now.. Wohoo 😉 Thank youuuuuuu, you make me so happy !!!! On this note let’s chat today at 6pm??? Been tooooooo long.”

  • Supporting a good cause makes Aditi Rao ‘happy’

    New Delhi: Actress Aditi Rao Hydari takes pride in being a part of a short film “Kanyadaan”, which not only touches upon a father-daughter relationship but puts the spotlight on the issue of domestic violence. The actress says she is glad to be a part of an initiative which addresses such an “important cause”.

  • Janet Jackson teases fans with 43-second clip of 1st song in yrs

    London: Janet Jackson has teased fans with a 43-second clip of her first song in years. The 49-year-old singer took it to her Twitter page to post a snippet of a new slow ballad, along with the message “I wanna tell you how important you are to me! Love J. #ConversationsInACafe,” the Daily Star reported. The ‘All For You’ singer’s post shows a photo of the lyrics, which read “I lived through my mistakes,

  • Abhishek, John enjoy third ‘Hera Pheri’

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who is currently shooting for the third installment of the film “Hera Pheri” with actor John Abraham has praised his co-star. Abhishek, who has also worked with John in the 2008 film “Dostana” took to photo-sharing website Instagram to share an image of John. “Mumbai ka Mountain. Sometimes also known as John Abraham. @the_johnabraham #OnSet #HeraPheri3,” Abhishek captioned the photograph. “Hera Pheri 3” also features Neha Sharma, Kay Kay

  • Gold

    Gold drops on global cues, low demand; silver remains weak

    New Delhi: Snapping its two-day gaining streak, gold prices fell by Rs 100 to trade at Rs 27,100 per ten grams at the bullion market today, tracking a weak global trend along with easing demand from jewellers. Silver remained under selling pressure and shed another Rs 25 to Rs 37,025 per kg. Traders said besides a weak global trend, fall in demand from jewellers at existing levels, mainly capped the rising trend in the precious

  • Audi Q3

    New Audi Q3 launched at Rs. 28.99 lakh onwards

    New Delhi: Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer today introduced its incredibly popular Audi Q3 in a brand new avatar. Since its market launch in 2012, the Audi Q3 has been the most successful model in its segment and the new Audi Q3 ups the appeal with a refreshed design and a number of technical innovations. Priced at INR 28,99,000 (ex-showroom New Delhi and Mumbai), the new Audi Q3 is available at all

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    RIL buys world’s most sophisticated armoured Mercedes to protect Chairman

    MumbaiL: Reliance Industries has procured the world’s most sophisticated armoured vehicle for enhanced personal security of its chairman and managing director. The fortified Mercedes Benz is mounted on a normal S600. The RIL car has Level-9 vehicle resistance (VR9), the highest available currently. It was customised at Benz’s Sindelingen plant in Germany.

  • Ashok Kamte

    HC stays order on probe into 26/11 call records of slain cop

    Mumbai: On a Maharashtra Government plea, the Bombay High Court has stayed an order of Chief Information Commissioner asking the state to hold an inquiry into the call data records of telephonic talks between police control room and wireless set of slain IPS officer Ashok Kamte during the 26/11 terror attacks. “On due consideration of submissions advanced, in the light of provisions of Right to Information Act, we are of the view that contentions raised

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Maharashtra mulls action against bogus chit fund cos under MPID Act

    Mumbai: Chit fund companies operating in Maharashtra have come under the scanner of the state government which is considering to take strict action against these dubious establishments to recover investors’ lost money. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has called a meet of SEBI officials, the Enforcement Directorate and police officials to take a final rpt final decision in this regard.  On June 9, BJP MP Kirit Somaiya had submitted a list of 162 companies to the Security Exchange