Free Press Journal
  • Ranbir Kapoor

    Ranbir Kapoor to take one day’s leave

    Ranbir Kapoor may be shooting for another film in London but he has asked the makers of that film for a day’s break to be here for the trailer launch of his upcoming film Tamasha with Deepika Padukone.

  • Surveen Chawla

    No Dance moves in Jazba : Surveen

    Surveen Chawla has not only managed to prove her mettle as an actor with films like Ugly and Hate Story 2 but she is one star who very well knows how to maintain relationships in the Bollywood.

  • Tony Abbott

    Abbott ousted as Aus PM in internal party challenge

    Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was today dramatically ousted from power by challenger Malcolm Turnbull in an internal party vote just two years after his increasingly unpopular conservative government took office. In the hastily-arranged late night party leadership ballot, 57-year-old Abbott, who had been plagued by poor opinion polls, received 44 votes against Turnbull’s 54.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee snaps 2-day losing run, jumps 21 paise to 66.33

    Mumbai: Snapping its two-day losing streak, the rupee today ended higher by 21 paise to 66.33 on fresh selling of dollars by banks and exporters driven by lower greenback overseas amid signs of strength in domestic macroeconomic indicators such as inflation figures. Hopes of resumption in foreign capital inflows in view of sharp recovery in equity market also boosted the rupee value against the dollar, a forex dealer said.

  • Inflation Down

    Aug retail inflation eases to 3.66% on cheaper veggies, fruits

    New Delhi: Retail inflation fell to a new low of 3.66 per cent in August due to a slower rate of price rise in vegetables, fruits and protein items, except pulses, which may prompt the Reserve Bank to cut rates at its September 29 policy meet. Food inflation measured on Consumer Food Price Index during the month, however, rose slightly in August at 2.20 per cent as against 2.15 per cent in July

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Sayeed asks banks to improve lending to agri, SMEs

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today called for improving lending by premier banks to boost the state’s low Credit Deposit Ratio (CDR) and bring it at par with RBI’s stipulated level of 60 per cent. “The premier banking institutions of the country need to lend more to enterprises, especially in the agriculture, craft and small and medium enterprises (SME), keeping in view the low CDR of 46 per cent

  • Novak Djokovic

    2015 one of my greatest seasons: Novak Djokovic

    New York: Having bagged three Grand Slam titles in 2015, newly crowned US Open champion Novak Djokovic asserted that the current season has been one of the greatest of his illustrous career. The world number one has been in red hot form this season, having won the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles earlier in the year.

  • PV Sindhu 

    Focus on Srikanth, Kashyap, Sindhu at Korea Open 

    Seoul: In the absence of World No.1 Saina Nehwal, the focus will be on other top Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap when the $600,000 Korea Open Superseries begins at the S.K. Handball Stadium here on Tuesday.

  • Batra rules out Pakistan players participatin in HIL

    New Delhi: Hockey India president Narinder Batra today ruled out Pakistani players participation in future editions of Hockey India League (HIL), saying they will not be considered until they apologise for their “unacceptable behaviour” during last year’s Champions Trophy. Still awaiting an apology from Pakistan over its players’ behaviour in the Champions Trophy, Batra, who is also the chairman of HIL, today said he would love to have players from the neighbouring country

  • It will be battle of nerves: Zeeshan Ali

    New Delhi: India’s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali says fitness of players and their ability to cope with the tough conditions will be the deciding factor in the upcoming Davis Cup tie. The temperature is hovering over 35 degrees, making the conditions really tough for the players, together with slow courts at DLTA. “It’s (court) a bit slow and hot. More than the game, it will be battle of nerves. It will come

  • Hockey India League

    In HIL 2016, each field goal to count as two!

    New Delhi: The fourth edition of the Hockey India League (HIL) will see a new set of rules and regulations being implemented, the most important being that a field goal will be counted as two to encourage more skilful and tactical hockey.

  • Farmers’ issues: Supriya, NCP leaders protest against govt

    Mumbai: Senior NCP leaders including party MP Supriya Sule today took to the street in Maharashtra’s drought hit Marathwada region as they protested against the “apathetic” attitude of the BJP-led government to the plight of farmers. Sule, a Lok Sabha member from Baramati protested in Jalna, while former state minister Anil Deshmuk led the agitation in Nanded.

  • Ishant Sharma

    Indian fast bowling lacked discipline in Australia: Thomson

    Mumbai: Singling out one key area where the Indian team was found wanting during its last tour to Australia, fast bowling great Jeff Thomson today said that the attack, spearheaded by Ishant Sharma, lacked in discipline. “Indian bowlers were not bad, but they lacked discipline on their last tour to Australia. Their concentration dropped off which made it very hard. If you can’t bowl 5-6 balls where you want in an over, you

  • Shahi snan: Govt asked to revisit decision on releasing water

    Mumbai: Terming as “illegal” the Maharashtra government’s decision of releasing two TMC (thousand million cubic) dam water for ‘shahi snans’ at Kumbh Mela in Nashik, the Bombay High Court today asked the government to rethink its decision before the next ‘shahi snan’ on September 18. A division bench of justices A S Oka and V L Achliya was hearing a petition filed by H M Desarda, a professor from Pune, seeking quashing of

  • Nashik Kumbh mela

    Shahi snan: Govt asked to revisit decision on releasing water

    Mumbai: Terming as “illegal” the Maharashtra government’s decision of releasing two TMC (thousand million cubic) dam water for ‘shahi snans’ at Kumbh Mela in Nashik, the Bombay High Court today asked the government to rethink its decision before the next ‘shahi snan’ on September 18. A division bench of justices A S Oka and V L Achliya was hearing a petition filed by H M Desarda, a professor from Pune, seeking quashing of

  • deepika-padukone-ranveer-singh

    Ranveer, Deepika to launch ‘Gajanana’ from ‘Bajirao Mastani’

    Mumbai: Ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, which will be celebrated on Thursday, actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone will launch “Gajanana”, a track from their new movie “Bajirao Mastani”. The song is said to be dedicated to Lord Ganesha.

  • Sooraj Pancholi

    Sooraj Pancholi wants to romance Alia, Deepika

    Mumbai: Actor Sooraj Pancholi, who made his big Bollywood debut with “Hero”, now wants to do a purely romantic film sans action scenes. And he’d love to have Alia Bhatt or Deepika Padukone as his on-screen love interest.