Free Press Journal
  • Gulberg case: defence sticks to `reaction-to-firing’ theory

    Ahmedabad: The special judge hearing the case related to the 2002 Gulberg Housing Society riot, in which 69 people including former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri were killed here, today said he would start writing the verdict now. After the defence provided clarification on some points as sought by him, the judge P B Desai concluded the hearing. He directed both the prosecution and the defence lawyers to remain present to answer the court’s

  • Priyanka

    Critics hail Priyanka Chopra’s performance in QUANTICO

    Calling her “charismatic” and an “arresting lead”, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra’s debut on American TV as a young FBI recruit Alex Parrish on “Quantico” has been lauded by television critics.

  • Smartphones

    EU, China sign landmark 5G deal

    Beijing: The European Union (EU) on Monday announced that it has signed a key fifth generation (5G) telecommunication system agreement with China, a move aimed to seek an edge in the global digital competitiveness. “Both parties are committed to reciprocity and openness in terms of access to 5G networks research funding, market access as well as in membership of Chinese and EU 5G associations,” an official statement said.

  • Twitter to help map Northern Lights

    Washington: Researchers, including those from NASA, are exploring how Twitter can be used to develop a model that predicts when and where the aurora borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights, will be visible. “What makes our project different is that not only do we want to help people see the aurora, we want to better science,” said Andrea Tapia, an associate professor at the Penn State’s College of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Injured Messi ‘irreplaceable’ for Barca boss

    Madrid: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted it is impossible to replace Lionel Messi as the European champions face up to living without the four-time World Player of the Year for up to eight weeks. Messi suffered a tear in the medial collateral ligament of his left knee during Saturday’s 2-1 win over Las Palmas and looks set to miss Barca’s next eight games.

  • football

    Bengaluru to host World Cup qualifier vs Guam on Nov 12

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Monday announced that the senior national team will play their home match against Guam in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Bengaluru on November 12. The meeting was chaired by AIFF president Praful Patel with general secretary Kushal Das. National team coach Stephen Constantine and technical director Scott O’Donnell were also in attendance.

  • Harbhajan Singh

    Harbhajan stays on as Punjab captain for Ranji trophy

    Chandigarh: Harbhajan Singh will lead the Punjab Cricket Association squad in the upcoming Ranji Trophy season while his long time India teammate Yuvraj Singh has been named the vice-captain. However, Yuvraj will lead the team in the first match against Railways starting at I S Bindra stadium at Mohali from October 1 as Harbhajan will be away on national duty as a member of the Indian T-20 team against South Africa.

  • India opener Shikhar Dhawan celebrates after scoring an unbeaten innings of 150 off 158 balls comprising 21 boundaries against Bangladesh in one-off Test on Wednesday.

    Dhawan’s 150 flattens Bangladesh A on Day 2

    Bengaluru: Skipper Shikhar Dhawan hit a strokeful 150 to help India A declare their first innings on 411 for five to notch up a massive lead against Bangladesh A on Day 2 of the unofficial cricket Test, here today. Getting behind a 183-run deficit, Bangladesh A were 36 for two when bad light ended the day’s play. They still trail by 147 runs with skipper Mominul Haque (9) and Liton Das (7) at

  • Indian players in ISL teams will be released for WC QF: AIFF

    New Delhi: All India Football Federation today made it clear that all the national team players who are in the Indian Super League sides will be released on time for the two 2018 World Cup qualifier matches to be played next month. India take Turkmenistan on October 8 and Oman on October 13, both away matches, and AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said that all the players who are with the ISL teams

  • Manuel Pellegrini

    Pellegrini says Man City will claim Champions League title

    London: Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said that his club will win the ongoing Champions League despite his side’s 1-4 defeat against Tottenham in their Premier League clash on Saturday.

  • Roberto Carlos

    Playing in India goes beyond my contract: Carlos

    New Delhi: The Brazilians have come here for the development of Indian football and not just to honour their contracts, insisted the legendary Roberto Carlos, who is marquee player of the ISL franchise Delhi Dynamos FC. Carlos, who was here at an ASSSOCHAM event overseeing the agreement signed between BRICS Football cup and Delhi Dynamos to be their sixth official football team partner, said that he did follow the ISL last year and

  • Grand Masti underwent 218 cuts, can be shown on TV: HC told

    New Delhi: The Centre and censor board today told Delhi High Court that Bollywood movie Grand Masti underwent 218 cuts and has been re-certified for unrestricted public exhibition. The submission was made in an affidavit filed on behalf of the Union government and Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohiniand Justice Jayant Nath which was hearing a PIL seeking a stay on exhibition of the movie

  • I will never direct: Akshay Kumar

    New Delhi: Superstar Akshay Kumar has produced many films under his home production Hari Om Entertainment but the “Khiladi” star says he has no plans of turning director. The 48-year-old “Baby” actor, who has completed 25 years in the industry, wants to do more varied roles and produce good films. “My journey of 25 years has been great. I have managed to spend so many years in the industry that means I am

  • Salman Khan in Sultan

    Salman Khan starts prepping for ‘Sultan’

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan has started his wrestling and mixed martial arts regime with international fight coordinator Larnell Stovall for his upcoming film “Sultan”. Film’s director Ali Abbas Zafar took to Twitter to share a picture from the practise session.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Confident of maintaining fiscal deficit at 3.9%: Jaitley

    Mumbai: Pitching for steps to strengthen ‘real economy’ of India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said he is confident of maintaining fiscal deficit at 3.9 per cent in the current financial year. Jaitley also said that inflation was under control and he is keen to better the country’s GDP growth rate from 7.3 per cent in the last fiscal.

  • Gold down

    Gold suffers fresh setback on heavy unwinding, global cues

    Mumbai: Gold retreated sharply from its near one-month high at the domestic bullion market here due to renewed selling by jewellery stockists and speculators in the face of global meltdown. Elsewhere, silver tumbled to close below the key Rs 36,000 mark on the back of massive sell-off on subdued industrial demand.

  • Banks to calculate, disburse 6 % dearness relief to pensioners

    New Delhi: All pension disbursing authorities including nationalised banks have been asked to calculate the quantum of dearness relief payable to pensioners, after the recent six per cent increase in it by the government. The move comes following a decision by the Union Cabinet early this month regarding six per cent hike (from existing 113 to 119 per cent) in dearness allowance (DA) to central government employees and dearness relief (DR) to pensioners

  • akshaye khanna

    Akshaye Khanna to return as baddie in Dishoom

    Akshaye Khanna who was last seen in the 2012 film Gali Gali Chor Hai, just vanished from the film circuit since then. However it is heard that he will be making a comeback with the Rohit Dhawan directed film Dishoom as the lead. It is also said that Akshaye Khanna’s role will be that of a flamboyant smart-talking villain who rattles off one wisecrack after another. Although he has played such roles before, this time