Free Press Journal
  • Injured Stan Wawrinka hobbles out of Metz

    Metz (France): French Open champion and world No 4 Stan Wawrinka was forced to withdraw from the Metz ATP event Friday with an ankle injury, handing Philipp Kohlschreiber a semi-final spot. Top seed Wawrinka had twisted his right ankle at the end of the first set of his second-round contest with Dustin Brown on Thursday. “Unfortunately, I have to pull out because yesterday I twisted my ankle at 5-4 in the first set,” said Swiss star Wawrinka.

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    FIFA chief Sepp Blatter faces criminal probe

    Zurich: Beleaguered FIFA president Sepp Blatter was placed under a criminal investigation on Friday in a dramatic escalation of the corruption scandal engulfing world football as would-be successor Michel Platini came under scrutiny for receiving a murky multi-million-dollar payment.

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    Veena Malik is mom all over again

    Veena Malik is a mother again. She gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday, her second child in two years. Last year Veena and her hubby Asad Bashir Khan Khattak a Dubai-based entrepreneur had a son. Veena said, “I’ve been in and out of the hospital for the last few weeks and now my baby has finally come into the world. We’ve named her Amal. With our son AbRam and daughter Amal, our world

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    Akshay Kumar gets a double homage in the new Hera Pheri movie

    Akshay Kumar who has been a lead of the Hera Pheri franchise is no longer a part of it. The core cast of the new Hera Pheri movie include Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty. But instead of Akshay, the film features John Abraham. However two characters have been incorporated as homage to Akshay’s character. Producer Firoz Nadiadwala says, “Akshay played the roguish and very popular character Raju in Hera Pheri. We have incorporated references in the dialogue

  • Filmmakers critics and actors react to Court being selected for Oscars

    Naseeruddin Shah: “Neeraj Ghaywaan’s Masaan should also have been a contender. And not the names suggested by you (Baahubali, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and PK) …These are typical Bollywood shit. No argument that Court is easily the best film made in India last year. But does it really matter because we are sure as hell it won’t win the Oscar. While I hope the film becomes world-renowned, I do fear the producers don’t have

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    Bihar Elections: Cast(e) your vote

    Notwithstanding the protestations by the rival fronts in Bihar, both have given caste primacy in candidate-selection. Cast(e) your vote being the mantra in one of the more backward states in the country, all that talk about development from the pulpit has taken a backseat while choosing candidates. As feared, the politics of Mandal has only helped to bring caste up front, centre and middle of the electoral politics. There are now single

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    Arvind Kejriwal always interested in confrontation and media conflicts, claims BJP

    New Delhi : Reacting to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s tweet on Lt. Gov. Najeeb Jung, Bharatiya Janata Party spokesperson Nalin Kohli on Saturday described the former as a very confused person and one who is always interested in issues that create confrontation and a media war.

  • Narendra Modi regime must speed up declassification of Shastri’s files, says son Anil

    New Delhi : Congress leader and son of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Anil Shastri, on Saturday said that the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government should declassify the files related to his father and set up an enquiry committee on his death, which took place suddenly on January 11, 1966 in Tashkent, hours after he had inked an agreement with Pakistan President Ayub Khan to formally end the second war between both

  • Explosive seized in Odisha, two held

    Koraput (Odisha): Two persons were arrested for allegedly transporting around three quintals of explosive in semi-liquid in Odisha’s, police said today.

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    M K Stalin describes AIADMK govt as “anti-women”

    Madurai: Terming the Tamil Nadu government as “anti-women” DMK leader M K Stalin today alleged that crime against woman in the state has increased by several folds. Addressing a series of way-side meetigs as part of his ‘namakku namee’ (self reliance) programme, he said during the AIDMK regime 380 women had died due to dowry harassment. The development schemes that were introduced during the DMK regime had been deliberately left on the back burner. He assured

  • Man shoots self over marriage

    Muzaffarnagar: A 30-year-old man allegedly shot himself dead at the house of the girl he adored after her parents fixed her marriage elsewhere in Harsoli village here, police said today. “The girl’s parents were against her relationship with the youth, Manoj Kumar, and had fixed her marriage elsewhere,” SHO of Shahpur police station A P Gautam said. Manoj went to the girl’s house last evening and asked her parents to marry the girl with him. But

  • Andhra signs MoU with ONGC to set up LNG Regasification Terminal

    Vijayawada (Andhara Pradesh) : The Andhra Pradesh Government has signed a Rs 40,000-crore memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) for setting up a LNG Regasification Terminal in Kakinada Deep Water Port. Underlining the importance of a regasification terminal, Andhra Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said the 19th century belonged to coal, the 20th century belonged to oil, however, the 21st century definitely belongs to gas. “We want to

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    Police probing triple murder in Delhi’s Sarai Rohilla area

    New Delhi : Delhi Police has said that it is probing the triple murder of an elderly couple and their son, who were found dead with their throats slit in their home in Delhi’s Sarai Rohilla area yesterday.

  • Two Maoists killed in encounter with Police in Chhattisgarh

    Bijapur (Chhattisgarh) : Two Maoists have been killed in an encounter between Police and Maoists here in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. The Police have seized large cache of ammunition from the Maoists.

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    China plans to start emission trading system

    Washington: China plans to start its national emission trading system in 2017, says a China-US joint presidential state on climate change released on Friday. The system is to cover key industry sectors such as iron and steel, power generation, chemicals, building materials, paper-making, and non-ferrous metals, according to the document, an outcome of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the US. China also vows to increase the share of green buildings to

  • Governor J P Rajkhowa message on tourism in Arunachal

    Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa today extended his sincere greetings to the people of the state, particularly, the young and dynamic entrepreneurs engaged in Tourism sector and all the tourists visiting or planning to visit this Himalayan state on the special occasion of World Tourism Day.