Free Press Journal
  • ‘Bajrangi…’ rekindled Shekhar Kapur’s love for Hindi cinema

    Mumbai: Internationally acclaimed filmmaker and actor Shekhar Kapur, who was also seen as a judge on reality TV show “India’s Got Talent”, says he has fallen in love all over again with Hindi cinema after watching “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.

  • Spot Fixing Scam: Court dropped Charges against cricketers

    New Delhi: All the 36 accused persons including former India capped cricketer S Sreesanth were today discharged in the IPL-6 spot fixing case by a Delhi court. Other two prominent IPL players — Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan — who were on bail were also discharged in the case in which six persons including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel were declared proclaimed offenders.

  • Indian shuttlers bite the dust in Russia Open

    Vladivostok (Russia): It turned out to be a dismal day for India at the Russian Open as all shuttlers, including Ajay Jayaram, failed to cross the semifinal hurdle and bowed out of the Grand Prix badminton event here. Third seed Jayaram lost in straight games to top seed Tommy Sugiarto of Indonesia, while the men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy and the mixed doubles combo of Akshay Dewalkar and

  • Strike hits normal life in Srinagar, other major towns in J-K

    Srinagar: A general strike called today by a traders’ organisation in protest against alleged burning of a flag bearing the declaration of Islamic faith in Rajouri district disrupted the normal life in Srinagar and other major towns of Kashmir. Supported by various groups including moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik-led JKLF, Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) sponsored strike resulted in the closure of main markets

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    Air Bagan plane skids off Myanmar runway, one injured

    Yangon: A Myanmar passenger plane skidded off the runway on landing during heavy rain at Yangon International Airport, the carrier said today, leaving one injured. The Air Bagan ATR 72 twin-engine turboprop, carrying 49 passengers from the central city of Mandalay, “veered slightly off the runway due to bad weather and heavy rain” on landing yesterday evening, the airline said in a statement posted on Facebook.

  • Abhay Deol-Riteish Deshmukh in Anubhav Sinha’s next

    Mumbai: Anubhav Sinha is all set to begin shooting his next “Hunkaar”, an action drama-thriller set in the heart of Benaras. The commercial potboiler, starring Riteish Deshmukh and Abhay Deol in lead roles, will be shot extensively in various locations of Benaras and Lucknow for over a period of 3 months.

  • Monk, policeman die in rebel bomb attack in south Thailand

    Hat Yai (Thailand): A Buddhist monk and a Thai policeman were killed and six other people wounded in a bomb attack today by suspected Muslim insurgents in southern Thailand, police said. The bomb was remotely detonated in Pattani province, targeting monks who were receiving alms during a Buddhist ritual and police officers guarding them, said Col Panya Karawanan, chief of Saiburi police station.

  • 3 killed as quake hits Islamabad

    Islamabad: At least three people, including two women, died when a 5.5-magnitude quake hit Pakistan’s capital Islamabad, as also parts of the country’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Saturday morning, Met office said. Express News said that the three people of same family were killed when their house collapsed due to strong tremors in Abbottabad, a district located 110 km north of Islamabad.

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    Emraan Hashmi begins shooting for ‘Azhar’

    Mumbai: Actor Emraan Hashmi has begun shooting for former Indian cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin’s biopic, “Azhar”. The actor took to Twitter to make the announcement and also asked his fans for their good wishes.

  • Turkey jets bombed 7 Kurdish militant targets in north Iraq

    Istanbul: Turkish war planes overnight hit seven targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq and also pressed on with strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, the Turkish prime minister’s office said today.

  • Radhik Apte

    Pay disparity between male, female actors frustrating: Apte

    New Delhi: With the success of women-centric films like “Queen”, “Piku” and “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, actress Radhika Apte feels it’s high time female actors were paid equal to their male counterparts. From her roles in films like “Badlapur” and “Hunterrr” to playing a seductress in her latest short movie “Ahalya”, Radhika has impressed the audiences with her diverse on-screen outings.

  • Taliban

    Seven Taliban rebels killed in Afghanistan

    Kabul: At least seven militants were killed in the former Taliban strongholds of southern Helmand and Zabul provinces over the past 24 hours to Saturday morning, an interior ministry statement said. Seven Taliban rebels have been killed by police backed by the army, three others were injured and another one made captive during a crackdown against insurgents in parts of Helmand and Zabul provinces since Friday morning, Xinhua reported.

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    Danish Aslam to direct a thriller after a Romantic “Break Ke Baad”

    Mumbai: Director Danish Aslam of “Break Ke Baad” fame is working on a thriller, which will be produced by Ekta Kapoor. Danish, who made his directorial debut with the Deepika Padukone-Imran Khan starrer, said he is in the scripting stage for the upcoming movie.

  • EU bans 700 generic drugs for manipulation of trials by GVK

    Berlin: The European Union has banned the marketing of around 700 generic medicines for alleged manipulation of clinical trials conducted by India’s pharmaceutical research company GVK Biosciences. The largest EU-wide suspension of sales and distribution of generic drugs ordered by the European Commission will come into effect on August 21 and it will be applicable to all 28 member nations, according to Germany’s drug regulator, the Federal Institute for Medicines and Medical Products

  • Hyundai

    Hyundai Motor to hike prices up to Rs.30,000

    New Delhi: South Korean car maker Hyundai Motor on Saturday announced an across-the-board price increase in all its models sold in India by up to Rs.30,000 but for the “Creta” SUV that was launched globally only recently.

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    WTO reach landmark $1.3 trillion IT trade deal

    Geneva: The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has struck a deal where over 200 information technology products would be freed from import tariffs, a media report said on Saturday. Valued at $1.3 trillion in annual trade, the products include new generation semi-conductors, GPS navigation, medical equipment, as well as machine tools for manufacturing printed circuits, telecommunications satellites and touch screens, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Garmin Forerunner 920XT

    Garmin Forerunner 920XT review: Effective, accurate, easy to use

    Garmin was quick to tap the Indian market with budget releases like the VivoFit and the VivoSmart. Now, it seems to be consolidating its base. Not all Garmin products are available in India and the company currently is the third in IDC’s list of wearables in terms of market share and shipments. The firm will soon launch the Garmin Forerunner 920XT – a premium GPS watch priced at Rs 36,990. We got

  • Boys are born with stronger spines: Study

    New York: Compared to boys, girls may are born with weaker vertebrae, the series of small bones that make up the spinal column, new research has found.

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    India-born engineer’s roti maker gets $11.5 mn investment

    Singapore: An Indian-origin engineer in Singapore who invented an automatic one-minute roti maker machine seven years back has now fetched a second round of investment of $11.5 million from venture firms, a media report said.