Free Press Journal
  • Vidya Balan

    Vidya to endorse equality at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

    Mumbai: Actress Vidya Balan, who will be seen as the face of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne for the fourth time in a row, says she will stand for equality and encourage efforts that advocate such causes during the festival.

  • US to deepen security relationship with India: Pentagon

    Washington: Amid US’ push for its Asia pivot strategy, the Pentagon has said it would “deepen” its security relationship with India to maintaining regional peace and building capabilities to provide for missile defence, cyber security and maritime security.

  • Bharti Airtel

    Mobile users to get full number portability from tomorrow

    New Delhi: Mobile users will be able to retain their numbers across the country with all operators gearing to launch the full Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service tomorrow to meet a deadline set by the government. All operators, including Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and Reliance Communications, as also state-run MTNL and BSNL, today announced they would be rolling out the full MNP from tomorrow to enable their customers to retain their mobile numbers even

  • Nitish Kumar

    JD(U) launches campaign song for upcoming Bihar elections

    Patna: Banking on catchy tunes and exuberant lyrics, JD(U) today released its campaign song ‘Bihar mein bahaar ho, Nitishe Kumar ho’ (Let there be prosperity in Bihar, let there be only Nitish Kumar) for the forthcoming Assembly elections in the state.

  • Tunisia, hotel probe

    Tunisia: 8 people suspected of direct links to beach attack

    Tunis: Eight people are in custody in Tunisia, suspected of having direct links to a deadly beach attack that killed 38 people, but four other possible suspects have been released, a minister said today.

  • ED sleuths questions HP CM’s private secretary

    Shimla: The sleuths of Enforcement directorate today questioned Subhash Ahluwalia, principal private secretary to Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh in an alleged money laundering case.

  • ivan-scalfarotto

    Italy minister on hunger strike for gay civil unions

    Rome: A junior minister in the Italian government has gone on hunger strike in a protest aimed at speeding up moves to introduce civil unions for gay couples. Ivan Scalfarotto, 49, said in his blog he was aiming to force discussion of the issue into the mainstream and rally the support of “all those people of good faith who have been thinking up until now that it was enough just to wait.”

  • Wikileaks exposes US spying of ECB, German ministries

    Berlin: The US National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on the European Central Bank (ECB) and several German ministries, and also tapped telephone calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to documents cited on Thursday by several German media outlets.

  • Washington Navy Yard on lockdown amid reports of shooter

    Washington: The Navy Yard in Washington was put on lockdown today amid unconfirmed reports of an active gunman on the military facility, the scene of a deadly shooting two years ago, the US Navy said.

  • hockey

    Indian hockey eves beat Italy, keep Olympic dreams alive

    Antwerp (Belgium): India kept their Olympic qualification dreams alive by beating lower-ranked Italy in the shoot-out in a classification match of the women’s Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Dragons Stadium, here today.

  • Proteas apologise for drone security breach

    Dhaka: South Africa’s cricket team apologised today to the Bangladesh military for using a drone at a practice session in Dhaka and breaching national security ahead of the start of their tour. Bangladesh cricket authorities ordered a halt to use of the drone which had been taking photos of the South African players during the Proteas’ first practice on Wednesday.

  • White still not right at Wimbledon

    London: Wimbledon’s famously strict dress code, which requires competitors to appear head-to-toe in white playing gear, has come under renewed fire for being “ridiculous” and “excessive”. Even Roger Federer, the seven-time champion and a lifelong admirer of the All England Club’s traditions, has ramped up his criticism of the rule which demands predominantly white outfits.

  • Hrishikesh Kanitkar

    BCCI extends best wishes to Kanitkar, Ratra on retirement

    New Delhi: The BCCI today congratulated Hrishikesh Kanitkar and Ajay Ratra on their India careers after the two announced retirement from the game. “Hrishikesh Kanitkar will be remembered for his contributions for India, at crucial stages in several limited-overs matches and tournaments in the late 1990s. It was under his captaincy that Rajasthan first won the Ranji Trophy, in 2010-11. He led the team to another Ranji triumph in the following season,” said

  • Pakistan, Sri Lanka reshuffle pack for decider

    Pallekele: Pakistan and Sri Lanka will ring in several changes, most of them forced on them, in a bid to win the decisive third and final Test starting in Pallekele tomorrow.

  • Mobikwik

    MobiKwik joins hands with WHSmith India

    Mumbai: Leading mobile wallet MobiKwik today said it has tied up with books and stationary retailer WHSmith India to enable shopping offline at all its retail stores. MobiKwik, which has 17 million users, offers shopping for stationary, magazines, entertainment and snacks at over 55 WHSmith India outlets across Mumbai and Delhi, a statement said here.

  • Javed Akhtar

    My granddaughter has started writing: Javed Akhtar

    Mumbai: Noted writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has revealed that his granddaughter is continuing the family tradition by taking to writing. “I am fortunate that I was born in a family of writers. I am seventh generation of writer, Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar are eighth generation of writers and now Farhan’s daughter has started writing… She is in the ninth generation. I was brought up in an environment where books were around so I

  • Narendra Modi

    Don’t respond to abusive words in same tone: PM to followers

    New Delhi: Avoid negativity on social media and refrain from responding to any abusive or harsh comments in the same tone, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has advised his followers. He has asked those using the social media to focus on positivity and creative energy to help contribute to the country’s development and growth.

  • rupee-notes

    Rupee ends 10 paise up at 63.51 against USD

    Mumbai: Strengthening for the third straight session, the rupee gained 10 paise to close at 63.51 against the US dollar today on continued selling of the greenback by banks and exporters. Besides, smooth supply of dollars on fresh capital inflows into equities and debts predominantly weighed on trading sentiments, forex dealers said.