Free Press Journal
  • Ganesh Chaturthi: TV stars eager to bring ‘Bappa’ home

    Mumbai: Television celebrities like Sharad Kelkar, Hiten Tejwani and Sukirti Kandpal are anxiously waiting to welcome the “cute, lovable and adorable” Lord Ganesha to their home, and worship his idols on Ganesh Chaturthi on Thursday.

  • Big B, Kangana to share screen space in ad film

    Kolkata: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and National Award-winning actress Kangana Ranaut will be seen together for the first time, in an ad film. The two will share screen space in a new BoroPlus antiseptic cream television commercial (TVC) which will air in October, a statement said on Wednesday.

  • Imtiaz Ali finds cinema way of expressing himself

    Mumbai: Imtiaz Ali has entertained the masses with his directorials like “Jab We Met” and “Highway” and the director says he expresses himself through cinema. “Cinema is a way to express myself. I think through cinema I can express my interest or who I am. I consider myself lucky that I work in this field,” Ali told IANS.

  • New UNGA president vows to continue Security Council reform 

    United Nations: Mogens Lykketoft, who took over on Tuesday as the president of the General Assembly, pledged to continue the Security Council reform efforts carried out by his predecessor Sam Kahamba Kutesa, who broke through the first major hurdle by having a negotiating document accepted by the General Assembly.

  • Deepika Padukone

    “Bajirao Mastani” was emotionally draining: Deepika Padukone

    Pune: Actress Deepika Padukone feels her upcoming film “Bajirao Mastani” was more draining than “Ram Leela”. In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani”, Deepika plays the role of Mastani. “It has been very difficult. It has been the toughest film of my career. I don’t like to talk about the effort one has put into, as eventually what is portrayed on screen matters,”Deepika told reporters here. “I worked very hard for this film. When

  • LOC firing

    Targeting civilians in ceasefire violations by Pak unethical: Army

    Nagrota(Jammu): With no let up in ceasefire violations by Pakistan, the Indian Army today said the targeting of civilian population along the Line of Control(LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir was “immoral and unethical”. As Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire twice today by firing and shelling on forward posts along the LoC in two sectors of Poonch district, a top Army commander said Indian army doesn’t violate agreements but is forced to retaliate to Pakistan’s

  • Asha Bhosle

    Asha Bhosle-themed Indian restaurant opens in Manchester

    London: With portraits of Asha Bhosle and her family decorating the walls, a newly opened Indian restaurant will give diners a ride through her musical journey. Co-owned by the 82-year-old singer, one of the most regarded music artistes across the world, the venue is a stylish new addition to Peter Street, reported Manchester Evening News.

  • mrinal pande

    Hindi is common property, no party can appropriate it: Mrinal Pande 

    New Delhi: The recently-concluded World Hindi Conference in Bhopal was conducted by people with “obvious party affiliations” which left out noted Hindi writers, Hindi media persons and students, says a veteran journalist and noted writer.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays tributes at Rajghat on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, in New Delhi on Friday. PTI

    Anti-BJP alliance seeks ban on ‘Mann Ki Baat’ till Bihar polls

    New Delh: The anti-BJP grand alliance today approached the Election Commission seeking suspension of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme till Bihar polls are over, raising doubts he might use it to influence voters, but the poll panel indicated a “blanket ban” cannot be imposed.

  • Rupee Down

    Rupee closes 10 paise lower at 66.46 against USD

    Mumbai: Extending losses for the second consecutive day, the rupee slipped by 10 paise to close at 66.46 against the US dollar on persistent demand for the American currency from banks and importers on the back of a higher greenback in overseas markets.

  • Hardik-PATEL

    Patel Quota Row: More Patels withdraw bank deposits

    Ahmedabad: The ‘economic non-cooperation’ by Patels for OBC reservation demand spread today as the community members queued up in large numbers at a bank in Sabarkantha district to withdraw money. Even as the Patel community people recently banned the entry of politicians in their villages, the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS- which is spearheading the quota stir) has also called upon the women to protest at the venues of any official

  • dharmendra pradhan

    Petroleum Minister calls on Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

    New Delhi: Indian state-owned oil companies have shown interest to work in all streams of oil and gas sector in Sri Lanka. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan conveyed this when he called on visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here yesterday, an official statement said.

  • Gold rises

    Gold rebounds on renewed demand, firm global cues

    Mumbai Gold staged a modest rebound, snapping a three-session downtrend at the bullion market here on :emergence of fresh buying interest from jewellery stockists mainly because of ongoing festival season demand. Elsewhere, silver also recovered smartly to reclaim Rs 35,000-mark after a brief overnight plunge owing to hectic speculative activity as well as good industrial support.

  • football

    FC Goa record emphatic win over Al Shabab

    Dubai: FC Goa beat Al Shabab 2-1 in their second friendly ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season 2, at the Al Shabab stadium here today. Zico made four changes from the 11 that started in the 2-2 draw against Al Khaleej. LaxmikantKattimani started in between the sticks in place of Elinton Andrade while Narayan Das, Pronay Halder and Darryl Duffy were handed starts in place of Debabrata Roy, Joaquim Abranches

  • Orchid Chem surges 3% on debt rejig talks

    Mumbai: Shares of drug firm Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals rose by nearly 3 per cent today after the company said it’s in talks with banks to convert its rupee debt into dollar-denominated one to bring down its interest burden. The stock ended the day at Rs 54.25, up 2.84 per cent, on BSE. During the day, it climbed 5.97 per cent to Rs 55.90. On NSE, shares of the company rose 2.74 per

  • Was keen to win medal in World Championships: Narsingh Yadav

    Mumbai: Putting the onus squarely on the wrestling authorities whether he or star grappler Sushil Kumar should fly to the Rio Olympics after winning a quota place at the recent World Championships, Narsingh Yadav today said he was very keen to win the bronze medal in Las Vegas. “I was very keen to win a medal in the World Championships (in USA). Now it’s upto the federation (WFI) to decide whether I should

  • Sensex down

    Sensex jumps 258 pts, closes at 2-week high ahead of Fed meet

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex today surged by 258 points to 25,963.97 on selective buying in blue-chips like Bharti Airtel, Sun Pharma and Bajaj Auto as investors are betting that the US Fed will not raise interest rates this week in view of Chinese financial crisis.

  • Jose Mourinho

    Mourinho tells reporter to ‘Google answers’

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has denied that he is affected by ‘third season syndrome’ and slammed a BBC reporter during a press conference by saying that the latter should “Google answers and not ask stupid questions”. The English Premier League (EPL) champions are 17th in the table after losing three of their opening five games of the season.

  • Pakistan recall Fawad Alam in Test squad

    Karachi: Fawad Alam’s fading Test career was revived today after Pakistan recalled the left-handed batsman for the three-match series against England starting October in the United Arab Emirates. Fawad, 29, whose Test career was abruptly halted after playing just three Tests, was the only surprise selection in the 15-member squad as the national selectors also recalled left-arm pacer Junaid Khan. Junaid had last played in Bangladesh earlier this year.

  • Younis Khan

    Younis once again gets selection snub for ODIs vs Zimbabwe

    Karachi: Veteran batsman Younis Khan was again ignored when the national selectors announced the Pakistan’s ODI squad for the upcoming limited overs tour of Zimbabwe today. “If the selectors don’t pick me in the ODI squad it will never become stable. If they don’t select me it will injustice with me,” Younis told Geo Super channel few days back. But apparently his words had no effect on the selectors who again sidelined