Free Press Journal
  • Shiney Ahuja

    `We behaved with Shiney as nothing has happened’: Anil

    Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor says everybody made his co-star Shiney Ahuja, who had been embroiled in a rape case, comfortable on the sets of Anees Bazmee’s “Welcome Back”. Shiney will be making a comeback with the film. In June 2009, his domestic help lodged a police complaint against him alleging rape; he was arrested and subsequently sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment. He is currently out on bail.

  • INdrani Mukherjea

    Sheena murder: Indrani charged with poisoning son

    Mumbai, Aug 31 (PTI)Indrani Mukerjea, wife of former Star India CEO Peter Mukerjea, today faced fresh charges of poisoning and attempting to murder her son Mikhail on the day her daughter Sheena was killed more than three years ago as police suspect involvement of people outside the state in the sensational crime.

  • RBI

    RBI official asks banks not to use govt capital to clean books

    Mumbai: A senior Reserve Bank official today said state-run lenders should use the capital received from the government to grow their credit books rather than clear their large pile of bad assets. “The banks should not be looking at the capital from the government to meet the risks. I think it must be to grow the balance sheet,” RBI executive director N S Vishwanathan said in a conference organised by the industry lobby

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Congress describes Maharashtra CM’s Marathwada tour as ‘farce’

    Mumbai: The Congress today described the proposed three-day tour of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to drought-hit Marathwada region from September 1, as a “farce” and said instead his government should announce concrete steps like farm loans waiver. Talking to reporters today, Maharashtra state Congress president Ashok Chavan said that Fadnavis should have toured the drought-hit region long ago.

  • Frame compensation scheme for boy-victims of sexual assault: HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra government to come out with a scheme for giving compensation to boys who are victims of sexual assault, on the lines of an existing one for female victims. Incidents of sexual assault on boys at remand homes in Maharashtra are on rise and there is a need to formulate a scheme for rehabilitation of the victims, the division bench headed by Justice V M Kanade

  • Boxer Manoj Kumar

    Manoj Kumar eases into quarters at Asian Boxing C’ships

    Bangkok: Former Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Manoj Kumar (64kg) sailed into the quarterfinals along with two others on an all-win day for Indian boxers in the Asian Championships here today. While Manoj defeated Nepal’s Deepak Shrestha 3-0, Madan Lal (52kg) got the better of Iraq’s Murtadha Al-Sudani by the same margin.

  • Vishal Dabolkar

    Vishal Dabolkar six-for puts Mumbai on top in Buchi Babu final

    Chennai: Left-arm spinner Vishal Dabolkar bagged a six-wicket haul to put Mumbai on top against TNCA Districts XI in the two-day final of the All India Buchi Babu Memorial Cricket Tournament here today. Electing to bat first, TNCA openers — Thalaivan Sargunam (28) and N S Chaturvedi (60) — added 49 runs before Dabolkar (6-46) ran riot to help Mumbai skittle out the opponents for 163.

  • India, Sri Lanka

    India eyeing historic Test series win on Sri Lankan soil

    Colombo: India were eyeing their first series win on Sri Lankan soil in 22 years by reducing the hosts to a shaky 67 for 3 after setting a daunting victory target of 386 in the third and final cricket Test here today. Resuming at the precarious overnight score of 21 for 3, India did well to score 274 in their second innings and then leave the islanders miserably placed on an eventful penultimate

  • 2G Scam

    Surplus spectrum: SC dismisses plea of accused firms

    New Delhi: Supreme Court today dismissed the pleas of two telecom firms chargesheeted in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case, challenging the special 2G court’s jurisdiction to deal with the matter, asking the companies whether they were bent upon preventing the trial. Accused firms Hutchison Max (P) Ltd and Sterling Cellular Ltd had contended that the matter did not relate to the 2G spectrum case and the special court set up to deal

  • Petrol

    Petrol price cut by Rs 2/ltr; diesel by Rs 0.50

    New Delhi: Petrol price was today cut by Rs 2 per litre and diesel by Rs 0.50 a litre, the third reduction in rates this month on fall in global oil rates. The new rates will be effective midnight tonight, said Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the nation’s largest fuel retailer. Price of petrol in Delhi has been cut by Rs 2 per litre, including local levies, and will cost Rs 61.20 per litre

  • Kangana Ranaut

    Bollywood’s ‘Queen’ tag is quite funny: Kangana Ranaut 

    New Delhi: Her stupendous portrayal of an under-confident Rani in “Queen” won her not just a Best Actress National Film Award, but also earned her the epithet of Bollywood’s ‘Queen’. But Kangana Ranaut finds it “funny”.

  • Kareena Kapoor in Lakme fashion Week

    `Sizzling` Kareena Kapoor closes LFW 2015 for Gaurav Gupta

    New Delhi: Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor Khan can be given the tag of ‘The Perfect Showstopper’ after she sizzled the ramp for Gaurav Gupta’s collection on the finale of Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2015 in Mumbai.

  • Musician Aadesh Shrivastava in critical condition

    Mumbai: Bollywood music composer Aadesh Shrivastava, who is admitted to a suburban hospital here, is in a critical condition battling cancer. Aadesh, 48, has been in the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri for the last 41 days for cancer treatment. “Aadesh is in hospital for the last 41 days. His cancer has relapsed. It is growing at a rapid stage. He is right now in critical condition… he is serious. The injections

  • Rupee drops 34 paise to one-week low at 66.48 against USD

    Mumbai: The rupee declined by 34 paise to close at one-week low of 66.48 against the US dollar on persistent month-end demand for the American currency from importers despite a lower greenback in the overseas market. Besides, fresh fall in equity market affected the value of the rupee against the US dollar. The domestic currency resumed lower at 66.25 against last Friday’s closing level of 66.14 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market

  • BMS pull-out to have minimal impact on Sept 2 strike: Unions

    New Delhi: With BJP-backed Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh pulling out of the proposed nationwide strike on September 2, ten other central trade unions today said BMS’ “political” decision will have minimal impact on the planned industrial action. While 11 central trade unions had given the strike call to protest against proposed changes in various labour laws, BMS on Saturday decided to pull out and had favoured giving more time to the government in the

  • S A V Satya Murty is new IGCAR Director

    Chennai: Noted scientist S A V Satya Murty has been appointed as Director of Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam. Murty, a Gold Medalist from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, currently serves Electronics and Instrumentation and Radiological Safety Group as its Director, an official release said.

  • dengue virus

    Dengue scare: Total 831 cases; 778 in Aug only

    New Delhi: Over 830 cases of dengue have been reported this year till August, the highest number for the period in the past five years, according to a municipal report released today. The August month has reported its highest number, with cases rising to an alarming 778. At least 780 cases were reported till August 28, and among the fresh 250 cases last week, included a Palestinian diplomat and his two sons.

  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    NDA allies to announce Bihar seat sharing soon

    New Delhi: NDA allies today put up an united front amid vocal demands being made by some parties on their share of seats in Bihar polls but the crucial issue of seat-sharing was not discussed at their maiden joint meeting chaired by BJP president Amit Shah. BJP fielded LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan to brief media after their over 90-minute long meeting in which the Union Minister said announcement on seat-sharing is likely

  • Black Money

    Blackmoney case: Court asks IT dept to give docs to Qureshi

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today asked Income Tax Department to supply documents to businessman Moin Qureshi, who is facing prosecution in a black money case for allegedly not disclosing an income of nearly Rs 20 crore. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh directed the IT department to provide legible copies of documents by September 11, the next date, after Qureshi’s counsel said some of the documents were illegible.