Free Press Journal
  • Back To School! 

    ANIL KAPOOR and KALKI KOECHLIN support P&G’s flagship Corporate Social Responsibility programme,  ‘Padhega India, Badhega India’. VANESSA VIEGAS gets the details.

  • Salman deleted Sooraj-Athiya’s kissing sequence? 

    It’s known to all that Salman Khan is launching newbie Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty with his next production venture Hero. The superstar, despite being busy is going all out to promote the two and is hoping to give them a bigger platform. While it’s good to see Salman become their mentor, but that’s exactly why he’s also got a little over protective about his ‘children’ now. To an extent that we

  • Alia Bhatt

    When Alia came uninvited to JHALAK … 

    Alia Bhatt sure knows how to win hearts and has her surprise game strong! While we all know, two of her close friends, Shahid Kapoor and Karan Johar are judging ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded’ that became reason enough for Alia to surprise her ‘Shaandaar’ co-star and mentor by dropping in unannounced.

  • Ranbir Kapoor

    Amitabh Bachchan is the most actor: Ranbir Kapoor

    Ranbir, who walked the ramp for designer Manish Malhotra at the fashion gala that is taking place at Palladium hotel, also said his girlfriend Katrina Kaif is among the most stylish actresses in Bollywood. “Katrina is very fashionable”, he said, before adding that “I think Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Alia Bhatt, Parineeti Chopra, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are fashionable too.”

  • pakistan nuclear

    ‘Pak’s nuclear arsenal could be world’s 3rd-largest in decade’

    Washington: Pakistan is on course of having about 350 nuclear weapons in about a decade, the world’s third-largest stockpile after the US and Russia and twice that of India, two major American think-tanks said today. “In the next five to 10 years Pakistan could have a nuclear arsenal not only twice the size of India’s but also larger than those of the United Kingdom, China, and France, giving it the third-largest arsenal behind

  • Heartbroken Obama calls for gun control, Trump says no

    Washington: As a heartbroken President Barack Obama renewed a call for gun control in the wake of the killing of two journalists on live TV, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump instead favoured addressing mental health issues. “It breaks my heart every time when you read about or hear about these kind of incidents,” the president told an ABC affiliate after the shooting of a television reporter and a cameraman in Virginia Wednesday.

  • MERS Virus

    Saudi records 15 MERS virus deaths in a week

    Dubai: Saudi Arabia’s Health Ministry says 15 more people have died after contracting the Middle East respiratory syndrome, known as MERS, in the last seven days amid a surge in contractions in the capital, Riyadh. The Health Ministry’s most recent figures today show that 498 people have died in Saudi Arabia after contracting the virus since it was first identified in 2012, compared to 483 a week ago.

  • In TV shooting, a volatile suspect ‘waiting to go BOOM’

    Washington: Long before he filmed himself shooting and killing a TV reporter and cameraman during a live news broadcast, the man identified as the suspect followed a twisted and volatile career path that saw him fired fro at least two stations for conflicts with co-workers, leaving colleagues with memories of an “off-kilter” loner easily angered by office humour.

  • China jails 45 on terror-related charges in Xinjiang region

    Beijing: Forty-five people, including five arrested while attempting to join the East Turkestan Islamic Movement and the Taliban, have been given jail terms ranging from four years to life in China’s restive Xinjiang region for terrorism and human trafficking. The autonomous regions’ higher people’s court today said that the 45 were tried in 10 cases in courts in Yili, Aksu, Hotan, Kashgar and Karamay recently.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Man’s tweet to Swaraj saves sister from traffickers in UAE

    Dubai: A 33-year-old Indian aspiring air hostess, who travelled to the UAE to fulfill her dream but was allegedly held captive by traffickers, has been rescued after Sushma Swaraj intervened following her brother’s desperate tweet to the External Affairs Minister. “Need help for rescuing my sister from UAE. She went to UAE for a job on 14th but now locked up in a room. Please contact,” read Dev Tamboli’s first tweet to Swaraj

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    ‘UP govt making efforts to make women economically self-reliant’

    Lucknow: Underlining the importance of making women self-reliant, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said that his government was taking steps to make women economically self-sufficient. Addressing the concluding ceremony of a joint initiative of the government and a Hindi daily, Akhilesh said that efforts were being made to also make students financially self-reliant through skill development mission in a large number.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai Police may take statement of ex-Home Secy: Maha CM

    New Delhi: Mumbai Police will take a statement of BJP MP and former Home Secretary R K Singh on his claim about an alleged botched up operation to go after underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said today. “Mumbai Police will take a statement of former Home Secretary R K Singh and will take the investigation further,” he told reporters here after a meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

  • sudipta sen

    Saradha Scam: CBI files charge sheet against Sudipta Sen

    New Delhi: CBI today filed its charge sheet against Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen and his two companies for alleged cheating. CBI spokesperson said charge sheet has been filed in Additional Chief Magistrate Court in Alipore, Kolkata. She said the charge sheet has been filed against Sen and Saradha Construction Company Limited and Saradha Realty India Limited under charges of cheating.

  • Maneka Gandhi,

    Maneka blames environmental degradation for rising prices

    Bhopal: Union Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi today blamed environmental degradation for spiraling prices of essential commodities, which has been burning a hole in the pockets of common people. “Forests are being cleared and water sources are shrinking. This has caused environmental imbalance resulting in changes in weather pattern. I have been working to protect the environment since the last 30 years,” she said.

  • Declare Guru Gobind Singh Marg as National Highway: Punjab CM

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today met Union minister Nitin Gadkari and requested him to declare the remaining 1786.12-km stretch of the Sri Anandpur Sahib-Talwandi Sabo-Nanded Guru Gobind Singh Marg as National Highway and carry out its four-laning.

  • Javagal Srinath

    Srinath supports using five bowlers in Tests

    Nagpur: Former India pace spearhead Javagal Srinath believes that playing five bowlers is needed to win Test matches for the country. The 45-year-old Karnataka bowler today told reporters here that playing five bowlers in the longer version of the game is ideal for the team.

  • Sheena Bora murder case: Rakesh Maria joins day long grilling

    Mumbai: Fresh murky details emerged in the sensational Sheen Bora murder case as Mumbai’s top cop Rakesh Maria today grilled her mother and main suspect Indrani, her driver and step son Rahul Mukherjea while her son Mikhail was questioned in Guwahati and her former husband in Kolkata. However, the motive behind the murder remained a mystery even as the driver S P Rai and Sanjeev Khanna, a former husband of Indrani Mukherjea, are

  • TArun Gogoi

    Gogoi seeks Rs 500 cr flood assistance from Prime Minister

    Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Rs 500 crore assistance for the flood-hit state. In a letter to the Prime Minister, Gogoi pleaded for Rs 500 crore to meet the emergent flood situation in the state. He urged the Prime Minister for an immediate release of Rs 387 crore under the National Disaster Response Fund. “I am given to understand that the sanctioned amount for Rs

  • Raghuram-Rajan

    Rajan sets inflation fight, bank books clean-up as priorities

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the central bank will continue its focus on taming inflation, speeding up resolution of distressed projects and ensuring enough capital for banks through balance sheet clean-up. “Focus on bringing down inflation in line with the proposed glide path, work with the government and banks on speeding up the resolution of distressed projects and cleaning up bank balance sheets and ensure banks have capital to make