Free Press Journal
  • Govt mulling to allow people to keep 12 liquor bottles at home

    Mumbai: Taking serious note of deaths due to spurious liquor consumption, the Maharashtra government is planning to allow a permit holder to keep 12 bottles of alcohol at home against the existing two. State Excise Minister Eknath Khadse said the government is likely to issue a notification next month to modify the existing law in this regard.

  • JDS decides to join hands with Cong for BBMP Mayoral poll

    BengaluruFormer Prime Minister and JDS Supremo H D Deve Gowda today said his party has decided to join hands with Congress for the Mayoral elections to Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), the city civic body. “Our party leaders including legislators have decided to join hands with Congress for the Mayoral election,” he told reporters here. Gowda’s son and JDS president H D Kumaraswamy had yesterday made it clear that his party would

  • India, Srilanka

    India seal series 2-1 with 117-run win in 3rd Test

    Colombo: India today clinched their first Test series victory on Sri Lankan soil in 22 years with an emphatic 117-run win over the hosts in the third and final cricket Test despite a valiant century by rival skipper Angelo Mathews.

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    Samsung unveils new smartwatch to challenge Apple Watch

    Seoul: Samsung unveiled its latest smartwatch today as the South Korean tech giant seeks to challenge Apple’s global domination in the fast-growing wearable device market. The round-faced Gear S2 is fitted with a 1.2-inch (30 millimetre) circular screen and allows for mobile payment and remote control over home appliances as well as common phone calls and text messaging features, according to a company statement.

  • Anderson Harnanes

    Juventus sign Inter midfielder Anderson Harnanes

    Turin: Italian football champions Juventus have bolstered their midfield with the signing of Brazilian international Anderson Harnanes from traditional rivals Inter Milan on a three-year contract for 11 million euros ($12.3 million).

  • child's vocabulary

    Way to predict child’s vocabulary found

    Washington: Parents, take note! Your one-year-old baby’s ability to group objects according to the names associated with them – as opposed to their appearance alone – offers a glimpse into how their vocabulary will develop by the time they are 18 months, a new study has found.

  • India beat Sri lanka

    India beat Sri Lanka, clinch Test series 2-1

    Colombo: India clinched the third Test match by 117 runs and with it the series, bowling out Sri Lanka for 268 on the fifth and final day of the match at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground here on Tuesday. It was India’s first away Test series win against Sri Lanka in 22 years. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews top scored with 110 while Indian pacer Ishant Sharma returned figures of 3-32.

  • Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig doesn’t want to be sexist

    London: Actor Daniel Craig says he doesn’t want to be as sexist and misogynistic as the character James Bond he has been portraying since 2005. Craig, who is married to actress Rachel Weisz, shared that he does not want to be “as sexist and misogynistic” as the fictional spy, reports mirror.co.uk. “The world has changed. I am certainly not that person. But he isÂ… so what does that mean? It means you

  • Human eye’s blind spot can shrink with training

    Melbourne: The blind spot of the human eye can be shrunk with certain eye-training exercises, thus improving a person’s vision slightly, a new study has found. The human eye includes an unavoidable blind spot. That is because the optic nerve that sends visual signals to the brain must pass through the retina, which creates a hole in that light-sensitive layer of tissue.

  • Aishwarya, Akshay

    Aishwarya, Akshay taking Arabic lessons to be realistic in roles

    Karachi : Seems like Bollywood celebrities can go to any lengths to make their films look realistic as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Akshay Kumar have geared up to perfect their tongue for Arabic. The ‘Dhoom 2’ actress will be learning Arabic for Sanjay Gupta’s directorial movie ‘Jazbaa’, which will be released internationally and Aishwarya has taken the challenge of dubbing her new venture in her own lines, The Express Tribune reports. On the other

  • Aadesh Shrivastava in terminal stage: Lalit Pandit

    Mumbai: Bollywood music composer Aadesh Shrivastava, whose cancer relapsed, remains in a critical stage. His brother-in-law and composer Lalit Pandit, from the Jatin-Lalit duo, says doctors are “trying their best to reverse the disease” but the treatment remains ineffective on Shrivastava.

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    Tamil cinema is growing up: Ram Gopal Varma

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is happy that Tamil cinema is coming out of its repetitive content. The “Satya” director, 53, who is known for his work in Telugu cinema and Bollywood, said he is impressed by the trailer of the upcoming war drama “Kanche” that stars Varun Tej. “Really Happy to see Telugu cinema growing up from irritating repetitiveness of cliches… Congrats to Krish (director) and Varun,” he posted on Twitter.

  • Cameron Diaz, Benji Madden

    Cameron Diaz’s husband wishes her birthday online

    Los Angeles: Actress Cameron Diaz’s musician husband Benji Madden wished her happy birthday by posting a loving message online. Maden, 36, posted a selfie of himself snuggling up to his 43-year-old A-list actress wife on Instagram along with the special message, reported E!online. “Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Wife. My best friend and Everything else—there’s so much I could write. I’m the luckiest guy alive—I get to spend the rest of my life right here. I love

  • Angel Di Maria

    Van Gaal’s philosophy made me leave Man United: Angel Di Maria

    Paris: Argentine footballer Angel di Maria has criticised Louis Van Gaal saying it was the Manchester United coach’s philosophy which made him leave the English Premier League club, adding he was facing difficulties in adapting to them and that resulted in several rows between the two.

  • Jindal Steel shutting down coal mine in Australia

    Melbourne: One of Australia’s oldest coal mines owned by Indian major Jindal Steel and Power is being shut down following its deteriorating operating and finacial conditions. The 128-year-old Russell Vale Colliery, 100 kms south of Sydney, is being closed down after financial losses faced by its operator Wollongong Coal Ltd (WCL), an Australian mining business operating in the Southern Coalfields Region of New South Wales.

  • Iker Casillas

    Iker Casillas says Real Madrid “looks very good”

    Madrid: Former Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas, currently the goalkeeper of Porto, says his former club “looks very good”. “Real Madrid looks very good. They have reinforced themselves very well, they have some great players,” Efe quoted Casillas as saying on Monday upon his arrival in the Spanish city of Leganes. Casillas, captain of the 2010 FIFA World Cup-winning Spanish team, attributed Real Madrid’s draw with Sporting Gijon to a lack of

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    Govt must build trust for compliance window success: Kidwai

    New Delhi: The government needs to assure against any “witch-hunt” to make the compliance window under the new black money law a success and it’s a “pity” that the people do not believe its credibility, HSBC’s India head Naina Lal Kidwai has said.

  • Ishant Sharma

    Ishant Sharma again found guilty of misconduct

    Johannesburg : Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct on Day four of the third Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo on Monday. Besides Sharma, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal and Dhammika Prasad were also charged for misconduct,Sport24 reported. Confirming the news, ICC Media wrote on Twitter, “Chandimal, Sharma, Thirimanne & Prasad charged for breaching ICC Code of Conduct. Details to be announced after the conclusion

  • Market Crash

    Sensex provisionally closes 587 points down

    Mumbai: The slide in Asian markets and below-expected macro data sobered investor sentiments in the Indian equities markets on Tuesday, leading a barometer index to provisionally close 587 points down.