Free Press Journal
  • Shahrukh Khan

    Shah Rukh’s Facebook style life gyaan to mark 15 million likes

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan landed 15 million likes on Facebook and the superstar celebrated the landmark by sharing a life “gyaan” video in the style of the social networking website. Shah Rukh, 49, posted the first part of the one-minute-25-seconds clip on Facebook, saying, it was an astounding moment for him.

  • Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman’s son finds him embarrassing

    Los Angeles: Actor Hugh Jackman is globally known thanks to roles in movies like the “X-Men” franchise, the “Wolverine” and “Les Miserables”, but his teenage son Oscar is not impressed.

  • World Bank

    Indian urbanisation ‘messy’, reforms needed: World Bank

    New Delhi: Terming India’s urbanisation as “messy and hidden”, a World Bank report today called for initiatives at the policy and institutional level to tap the economic potential it offers. “Although they have made progress, India and other South Asian countries can make better utilisation of opportunities that urbanisation provides them to transform their economies to join the ranks of richer nations,” it said in a report titled ‘Leveraging Urbanisation in South Asia’.

  • Ajay Jayaram climbs up seven places to be back in top-25

    New Delhi: Riding on his stupendous performance in the Korea Open Super series, Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram has climbed up seven places to be ranked World No. 25 in the latest rankings issued by the Badminton World Federation today.

  • Idea Cellular

    Idea’s all pre-paid users to pay on per second basis

    New Delhi: Idea Cellular has shifted its 1.5 million pre-paid customers who were on per minute billing (PMB) plan to per second billing (PSB), thus ensuring all its pre-paid users pay only for the time they use the network. Apart from the 1.5 million, who will be shifted over the next 30 days, the rest of its pre-paid users are already on per second billing.

  • Volkswagen shares open 4.6 per cent higher after CEO resigns

    Frankfurt: Shares in Volkswagen opened 4.6 per cent higher on the Frankfurt stock exchange today, a day after the German auto giant’s chief executive resigned in the wake of the massive pollution scandal. VW shares opened at 116.60 euros after already bouncing back strongly the day before as investors snapped up cheap bargains following the meltdown in the share price earlier this week

  • Shinzo Abe

    Reports say Japan’s Abe to air plan for USD 5 trillion economy

    Tokyo: Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe, fresh from a bruising battle over unpopular military legislation, plans to announce a fresh outline for reviving the world’s third-largest economy that would set a GDP target of 600 trillion yen (USD 5 trillion). The national broadcaster NHK and other media said Abe will explain his plan in a news conference Thursday evening. Abe recently was re-elected head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

  • Modi to meet Obama and dozen other Heads of State in New York

    New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi would meet US President Barack Obama and top leaders of a dozen other countries during his stay here over the next several days, officials said. In his meeting with Obama – the third bilateral between the two leaders in about an year – Modi would discuss bilateral, regional and global issues and the decisions taken by the two governments during the recently concluded inaugural Strategic and Commercial

  • flipkart

    Flipkart founders Bansals debut on Forbes billionaire list

    New Delhi: Taking the 86th spot, the Bansal duo, Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal, co-founders of India’s largest e-commerce firm Flipkart, have debuted on the Forbes billionaire list. Boasting a personal fortune of USD 1.3 billion, the business partners met while studying at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and later became colleagues at Amazon before launching their e-commerce venture in 2007.

  • Srinivasan meets Sharad Pawar in Nagpur to discuss leadership of BCCI

    Nagpur: N Srinivasan reportedly met former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) supremo Sharad Pawar on Wednesday evening to discuss the next presidential candidate following the demise of Jagmohan Dalmiya. According to reports, current International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Srinivasan had a meeting with Pawar late at night at the residence of former central minister and NCP leader Praful Patel in Nagpur. Earlier in March, the Supreme Court had asked Srinivasan to

  • MERS Virus

    South Korea calls more checks against MERS

    Seoul: South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday called for tighter monitoring to detect possible Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) patients. “The number of South Koreans visiting the country is also expected to rise in line with religious events to be held in Saudi Arabia,” Hwang said, urging tighter scanning of passengers for fever and other MERS symptoms at major airports. The MERS outbreak claimed 36 lives in South Korea earlier this

  • netaji

    Centre should declassify Netaji files: K N Govindacharya

    Lucknow: Social activist and thinker K N Govindacharya today said the Centre should follow the West Bengal government and declassify documents related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose to put an end to all speculations. “All files related to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose should be declassified to put an end to all speculations,” RSS ideologue and former BJP general secretary Govindacharya told reporters here.

  • Brain

    How brain encodes memory of time and place

    Washington: Neuroscientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have identified a brain circuit that processes the “when” and “where” components of memory.

  • calendar girls

    At YRF or Dharma you dont meet the heads – Calendar Girl Satarupa Pyne

    Satapura Pyne is a perfect combination of polite, professional and poised with her impression as a newcomer. She is one of the five ‘Calendar Girls’ in the namesake film by director Madhur Bhandarkar. Satpura plays the role of a young woman caught amidst an IPL controversy. She is in a sparkling glam avatar in her first film while also touching the dark side of the sports arena. Satpura needs a nod of approval

  • dengue

    Jung to inspect Metro, other construction sites

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung will visit Metro construction sites across the capital today to inspect measures taken by authorities to contain the spread of dengue. He said the Delhi government, civic bodies, cantonment board and the railways authorities were doing “their best” to help patients suffering from the disease. “We are in this fight together and I am sure with the grace of the Almighty and our combined efforts we

  • china stocks

    China stocks close higher on Thursday

    Beijing: Chinese shares rose on Thursday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index gaining 0.86 percent to end at 3,185.62 points.

  • Sexual Assault

    Parents in custody for forcing minor daughter into sex trade

    Barwani (MP): The parents of a minor girl here have been taken into custody for allegedly harassing and forcing her into flesh trade, police said today. The victim (17) alleged in her complaint to the police that her mother, Nirmala Sharma and father, Sanjay Sharma were harassing and forcing her into a sex racket, Kotwali Police Station In-charge Yogendra Sisodia said.

  • irrfanjazbaa1

    Irrfan Khan comes to Aishwarya’s rescue in Sanjay Gupta’s Jazbaa

    Since her last release Guzaarish, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was not really put out there. However the upcoming movie Jazbaa is fully loaded action dramatic thriller. A major chunk of the film has been shot outdoors, audiences will also be served with a large platter of deadly action scenes.