Free Press Journal
  • Myanmar Floods

    India sends in relief to flood ravaged Myanmar

    Shillong: On a request from Myanmar, India has flown in 100 tonnes of food items and medicines as aid to its eastern neighbor which is reeling under floods and landslides. “About 100 tonnes of food and medicines have been air dropped in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, which is reeling under floods and landslides due to unprecedented rains,” Indian Air Force spokesperson Amit Mahajan said here today.

  • Ishant Sharma

    Ishant Sharma scalps five to give Indians huge lead in SL Pres. XI warm up game

    Colombo: Ishant Sharma claimed five wickets as Indians bundled out Sri Lanka Board President XI for 121 and then increased the lead on the second day of the three-day warm-up match on Friday. Indians held a commanding 342-run lead after bowling out SLBP XI within 31 overs. Ishant delivered a fiery spell to rip apart the top order and received substantial support from Varun Aaron and Ravichandran Ashwin, who shared four wickets between themselves. However,

  • Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja shine as Australia A thump India A by 119 runs

    Chennai: Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja struck contrasting tons on Friday as Australia A claimed a thumping 119-run win over India A to win their second match of the triangular series, which also features South Africa A. The tourists posted a daunting 335-run target after opting to bat first at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

  • Manuel Pellegrini

    Manuel Pellegrini signs new Manchester City contract until 2017

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has signed a new contract extension that will keep him at the Premier League club until 2017. Pellegrini’s original deal was due to expire next year, but the 61-year-old will now remain in charge of the 2013-14 Premier League champions for the next two seasons. Pellegrini said that he was proud to manage City, adding that he had a very quality group of players and a great team of people

  • Dharmaraj Khaloke

    Contraband seizure case: Constable Dharmaraj Khaloke granted bail

    Mumbai: In a setback to Mumbai Police, a special NDPS court here today granted bail to constable Dharmaraj Khaloke who was arrested in connection with the seizure of a dozen kilogram of contraband from his cupboard in the Marine Drive police station here. “The special court has granted bail to Khaloke on a bond of Rs 5 lakhs,” said his lawyer Jayesh Wani.

  • flamingo

    Maharashtra declares Thane creek area as ‘Flamingo Sanctuary’

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has declared the area along Thane Creek as Flamingo Sanctuary, which will be spread over an area of 1,690 hectares, including 896 hectares of mangroves and 794 hectares of adjacent water body. “The Revenue and Forests Department has issued a notification declaring the Thane Creek as Flamingo Sanctuary,” N Vasudevan, Chief Conservator of Forests, Mangrove Cell, said here today.

  • Ashamoni, wife of blogger Niloy Chowdhury

    Fourth Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Chatterjee hacked to death 

    Dhaka: A Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Chatterjee known for his secular views was hacked to death on Friday by unidentified assailants armed with machetes in capital Dhaka, the fourth one to be killed this year, the media reported. According to police five assailants, suspected to be militants, armed with machetes entered the flat in two groups and killed Niloy Chatterjee, 40, in his apartment in the city’s Gorhan area where he lived with his family

  • Israel Palestine Conflict

    Palestinians fire rocket into southern Israel

    Jerusalem: Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel today, but no one was hurt the army said. “A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit southern Israel,” a statement said. “No injuries reported.” Israeli media said at least one other rocket was fired but fell within the coastal Palestinian territory. The last rocket to hit Israel was on July 16 and was answered within hours by an Israeli air strike. Neither caused any casualties.

  • MH 370 Malaysia Plane

    France hunts for more MH370 debris off Reunion island

    Saint-Denis de la Reunion: France launched a hunt for more wreckage from the ill-fated MH370 plane off Reunion island today in a fresh effort to shed light on one of aviation’s biggest mysteries. The tiny French Indian Ocean territory has been under intense scrutiny since a beach cleaner found a washed-up wing part last week, which Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak later declared was part of the Boeing 777 that mysteriously vanished 17 months ago.

  • ftii

    FTII notice to 30 students for overstaying in hostel

    Pune: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) here has issued notice to 30 of its students for over-staying in the institute’s hostels inspite of the completion of their courses, an official said on Friday. “The notice was issued to the students on August 5 and, I have strictly told them to leave the institute’s hostel. If this is not done, strict action will be taken,” institute director Prashant Pathrabe told IANS.

  • Rupee Down

    Rupee ends 4 paise down at 63.81 against US dollar

    Mumbai: Declining for the third consecutive day, the rupee slipped by four paise at 63.81 against the US dollar on sustained demand for the American currency from banks and importers on weak cues from global markets. However, persistent capital inflows from foreign funds restricted the rupee’s fall, forex dealers said. The local currency opened almost flat at 63.76 as against its previous closing of 63.77 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market. It moved in a range of 63.75 and 63.84 during

  • Sensex down

    BSE closes points 61.74 down on Aug. 7

    New Delhi: Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 61.74 points down to stand at 28,236.39. At the National Stock Exchange, the Nifty closed 24.05 points down to stand at 8,564.60. MRPL and ATUL were among the top gainers of group A with an increase of 9.49 percent and 8.47 percent, along with HINDUSTAN PETROLEUM CORPORATION LTD. and NEYVELI LIGNITE CORPORATION LTD. with an increase of 6.95 percent and 5.59 percent respectively.

  • Drishyam Review

    ‘Drishyam’ mints Rs 46.28 crore in opening week

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat’s thriller drama “Drishyam”, starring Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Shriya Saran, has minted Rs.46.28 crore in its first week. Released on July 31, “Drishyam”, the official remake of the eponymous Malayalam film, earned an opening weekend collection of Rs.30.03 crore nett (Friday – Rs.8.5 crore, Saturday – Rs.9.40 crore and Sunday – Rs.12.13 crore).

  • Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery boards Ritesh Batra’s film

    London:”Downton Abbey” stars Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling, Harriet Walter and Emily Mortimer have joined the cast of the Ritesh Batra-directed movie adaptation of “The Sense of an Ending”. Dockery, is best known for playing the role of Lady Mary Crawley on the hit British drama.

  • Actor George Cole dies

    London: Actor George Cole, best known for playing Arthur Daley in TV’s “Minder”, has died. He was 90. Agent Derek Webster said Cole had died at the Royal Berkshire hospital following a short illness, surrounded by his family, reported BBC.

  • Ed Sheeran to replace Justin Bieber at UK Fusion Festival

    Los Angeles: Singer Ed Sheeran will replace pop star Justin Bieber at the upcoming UK Fusion Festival in Birmingham, England. Sheeran, 24, took to Twitter to share his inclusion at the event, reported Billboard.

  • Vanilla is aphrodisiac: Katy Perry

    London: Pop star Katy Perry finds vanilla an “aphrodisiac”. The “Dark Horse” hitmaker, who is rumoured to have reunited with on and-off boyfriend John Mayer, says she has carefully chosen the scents of her new fragrance, Mad Potion, reported Contactmusic.

  • Baba Amte film turning point of my career: Sonali Kulkarni

    Bengaluru: Actress Sonali Kulkarni says being part of 2014 Marathi film “Dr Prakash Baba Amte – The Real Hero” was a turning point in her career. The film was a biopic on the lives of Dr Prakash Baba Amte, the son of the great social worker Baba Amte, and his wife Mandakini Amte. It also starred Nana Patekar and Mohan Agashe. “The Baba Amte film has been the turning point of my career because I could meet the Amte family.

  • Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux marry in private ceremony

    Los Angeles: “Cake” actress Jennifer Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux have reportedly tied the knot in a secret wedding at their Bel Air mansion. The couple got married on Wednesday in front of 70 family members and friends, who were invited to attend Theroux’s birthday bash, reported Us magazine.