Free Press Journal
  • Mukhtar Ahmed

    Mukhtar Ahmed sets record Pak Twenty20 ton in 67 balls

    Karachi: Right-hand Pakistan batsman Mukhtar Ahmed broke the country’s domestic Twenty20 record. The 22-year-old scored 123 runs off 67 balls that included three sixes and 18 fours in the Cool and Cool Haier Mobile T-20 Cup Group A match.

  • Rajkumar Rao

    Rajkumar to start work towards his Mount Everest dream 

    We all know how adventurous Rajkumar Rao is… While he may have achieved some of his dreams in life, like getting the National Award, the Filmfare Award and getting so much love and recognition from audiences, there is another dream he wants to work towards..

  • Sonam Kapoor

    Sonam expresses displeasure over ‘misogynistic’ meat ban 

    Actress Sonam Kapoor has spent much of Tuesday morning furiously explaining herself on Twitter after including the word ‘misogynistic’ in a tweet related to the proposed week-long meat ban in Mumbai. The controversial ban bans the slaughter and sale of meat for the period of a Jain festival of fasting.

  • Imran can digest a tractor: Kangana

    Imran Khan was quiet a food expert on the sets of Katti Batti and giving him tough competition was his film’s director Nikhil Advani. Imran Khan and his Katti Batti Director, Nikhil share one love – The love for food. In fact the duo turned food guides for the entire crew during the filming of Katti Batti. There were constant competitions on the sets between them to as to who is a greater

  • salman-aamir

    Here’s why Aamir and Salman are inseparable pals 

    It’s hard to believe when Aamir Khan and Salman Khan say that they didn’t particularly get along on the sets of their film Andaz Apna Apna. The two today are two peas in a pod and have developed this special friendship over the years.

  • Never approached for ‘Bigg Boss 9’: Prachi Desai

    Mumbai: Prachi Desai, who went on from being a popular TV actress to try her luck in films, has refuted rumours that she is heading to reality show “Bigg Boss 9”. “The news is completely untrue and baseless. I was never approached by ‘Bigg Boss’ (officials) and I am not a part of it,” Prachi said in a statement .

  • football

    AIFF wants to host U-20 World Cup

    Manchester: Having already bagged the hosting rights for the 2017 U-17 World Cup, the All India Football federation (AIFF) has now set its eyes on the U-20 version. “Going forward, we will be bidding for the under-20 World Cup, that is a natural progression,” AIFF general secretary Kushal Das told the Soccerex convention here on Tuesday.

  • Mohammad Hafeez

    Banned by ICC, Hafeez bowls in national T20 championship

    Karachi: Experienced Pakistan allrounder Muhammad Hafeez surprised everyone today when he bowled his quota of four overs for Lahore Whites in the ongoing national T20 championship in Rawalpindi. The 34-year-old Hafeez, who has been banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) from bowling for 12-months, has been given clearance to bowl by the Pakistan Cricket Board.

  • Out of Worlds, Yogeshwar had assured WFI of full recovery

    New Delhi: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) today said that a half-fit Yogeshwar Dutt, who has pulled out of the ongoing World Championships at Las Vegas owing to a knee injury, had assured the federation of attaining full fitness before leaving for USA. Yogeshwar has been advised to pull out of the men’s 65kg freestyle category after doctors at the venue did not find him 100 per cent fit. The WFI now

  • Rohan Bopanna

    Bopanna to face Paes at US Open mixed doubles semis

    New York: Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna set up a mouth-watering semi-final clash against Leander Paes after both players won their respective mixed doubles match of the US Open at Flushing Meadows.

  • Roelant Oltmans

    Roelant Oltmans says robust defence important for hockey team

    New Delhi: India’s men’s hockey chief coach Roelant Oltmans today said that a well-organised defence will hold the key for the team’s fortunes in next year’s Rio Olympic Games. Oltmans, who is doubling up as High Performance Director and head coach after the ouster of Paul van Ass, said that he was working on building a solid defence and switching to different styles of play in different situations.

  • Congress resolution attacks NDA govt over RSS event

    New Delhi: Congress today attacked the Narendra Modi-led government for allegedly diluting labour laws, “undermining” the independence of various institutions and its “failures” on education front as it deliberated ways to counter the government in its CWC meet.

  • Kiren Rijiju

    Indo-Pak relations can’t be built under duress: Rijiju

    New Delhi: In the wake of subsequent provocative statements by Pakistan’s Army chief and NSA, Union minister Kiren Rijiju today said relations cannot be built under duress but only through love and goodwill. “Relations can’t be built by threats. Relations can’t be improved through threats. Relations can be built only through love and goodwill,” he told reporters here when asked to comment on statements made by Pakistan’s General Raheel Sharif and National Security

  • Udhampur terror attack

    Udhampur terror accused undergoes lie detector test

    New Delhi: Alleged activist of Lashker-e-Taiba Showkat Ahmed Bhat, who was arrested in connection with last month’s Udhampur attack, today underwent a lie detector test here during which questions were asked to him about his association with the Pakistan-based terror outfit. 36-year-old Bhat, who hails from Kashmir, was taken to Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) this morning and the process of a lie detector test began from 11 AM which continued till late

  • India-born re-appointed dean of Chicago varsity’s b-school

    New York:  India-born academician Sunil Kumar has been re-appointed as dean of the University of Chicago’s premier business school for a second five-year term, recognising his ‘energetic leadership’. Kumar had been named Dean of the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in 2011. Late last month, the University announced that he will continue to head the institution, with President Robert Zimmer and Provost Eric Isaacs commending Kumar for his energetic leadership, which

  • Centre mulls banning rapid dengue diagnostic kits

    New Delhi: The central government is considering a ban on the sale of rapid dengue diagnostic test kits for their “non-reliable” test results. “We have been holding talks with experts of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Soon we may come out with a notification banning the use and sale of Rapid Card Test (RCT) used for detection of dengue as they are not reliable,” Jagdish Prasad, Director General, Directorate General of Health

  • ‘Daily release can make sharing Cauvery water a smooth affair’

    Madurai (TN): Amid the continuing row over sharing of Cauvery water by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, a member of the Expert Committee on Interlinking of Rivers today suggested it could be made a smooth affair if the quantum was released on daily basis instead of monthly basis. If the water was accounted on daily basis, then during the end of the month the remaining water could be calculated and the balance could be

  • mehbooba Mufti

    Mark a new beginning to revive peace in J & K: PDP To PM Modi

    Srinagar: Dismayed over troubles on the border, ruling PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti today asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revive peace initiatives and “mark a new beginning” urgently, both inside Jammu and Kashmir and with Pakistan, on political as well as economic front. Mehbooba, whose party is running a coalition government along with BJP, wants Modi to devise a “grand strategy” for the state, saying the problems of economic deprivation, development-deficiency and unemployment have

  • 60-hr bandh called in Manipur’s Churachandpur district

    Imphal: A 60-hour bandh is on at Churachandpur from today to protest against three bills passed in Manipur Assembly relating to the protection of indigenous people of the state. The bandh called by Joint Action Committee (JAC) of tribal organisations started at 12 noon, JAC sources said.

  • India, Israel can together be world leaders in defence hardware: Vijay

    New Dellhi: India and Israel together can form a formidable team to be world leaders in defence arena, BJP leader Tarun Vijay said today. Addressing a seminar on ‘Strategic Defence Cooperation between India and Israel’ organized by FICCI jointly with SIBAT, Ministry of Defence, Israel, Vijay said India with its frugal engineering skills and Israel’s repository of high technology is a winning combination.