Free Press Journal
  • At ISL opener, Arjun enjoys company of ‘coolest’ Indians

    Chennai:  Actor Arjun Kapoor, who hosted the Indian Super League (ISL) opener here, had a gala time “hanging out” with legendary names like southern superstar Rajinikanth, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. There was also peppy star Alia Bhatt and businesswoman Nita Ambani, all of whom he considers among the “coolest people” in the country. “Not a big deal really just hanging with the COOLEST people in India! #ISL2015 opening ceremony

  • ‘Luckily’, no stunts for Konkona Sen Sharma in ‘Akira’

    New Delhi : After exploring the realms of reality drama with “Talvar”, Konkona Sen Sharma will be next seen as a police officer in Sonakshi Sinha’s “Akira”. The actress says “luckily” she didn’t have to perform daredevil stunts as she essays a pregnant woman.

  • Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux debut as married couple

    Los Angeles:  Actors Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux exuded love and admiration when they made their first public appearance as a married couple in Texas. The duo, who got married on August 5 in California, US, walked in hand in hand at the premiere of “The Leftovers” on Saturday in Texas. They even wore matching black outfits, reports Aniston, 46, had her Jennifer Meyer-designed wedding ring on display as she showed up to

  • Polling Counting

    Vote count postponed indefinitely in Bengal’s three civic bodies

    Kolkata: Amid mounting protests over allegations of violence and rampant malpractices during the local body polls, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Sunday decided to postpone the vote count indefinitely in three civic bodies.

  • Flipkart

    Venkataraman named CFO of Flipkart’s commerce platform

    Bengaluru: E-commerce major Flipkart on Sunday announced appointment of Sriram Venkataraman as chief financial officer (CFO) for its commerce platform and Pramod Jain as vice president and head of taxation.

  • David Ferrer beats Feliciano Lopez to claim Malaysia Open title

    Kuala Lumpur:  World No.8 David Ferrer claimed the Malaysian Open title here on Sunday, defeating his Spanish compatriot Feliciano Lopez in the final between the top two seeds. The 33-year-old Spaniard Ferrer picked up his fourth title of the season and 25th career title in a 93-minute game, reports Xinhua. “I am very happy. I played good during the match — I served well, I received well and I played consistently. I’m very happy with

  • UAE to diversify energy sources

    Abu Dhabi: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will invest $35 billion to diversify energy sources and reduce dependence on imports of natural gas, an official said on Sunday.

  • Cyclist Pinto crowned ‘King of Himalayas’

    Shimla:  Top Portuguese cyclist Luis Leao Pinto comprehensively won each and every stage of the eight-day MTB Himalaya, in its 11th edition, to clinch the Men’s Solo as well as the Overall titles of the cross country, endurance race at The Ridge here on Sunday.

  • Narendra Modi a tyrant : Akbaruddin Owaisi

    Patna:  Controversial AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Sunday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a “zalim (tyrant)” and “shaitan (devil)” for his alleged involvement in 2002 Gujarat riots. “Modi is a zalim and shaitan and responsible for 2002 Gujarat riots,” he said at an election meeting in Bihar’s Kishanganj district. “There is a section, including me, who consider no one other than Modi responsible for Gujarat riots of 2002,” said Owaisi, a legislator in Telangana

  • Shashank Manohar elected new BCCI president, plans clean-up

    Mumbai:  Shashank Manohar took over as the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India as at a Special General Meeting (SGM) of the noard here on Sunday, and immediately spoke of clean-up, transparency, and restoring the board’s lost reputation.

  • Samajwadi Party’s Bihar chief, RJD MLA to be arrested: Police

    Patna:  Police on Sunday said they were on the lookout for Samajwadi Party’s Bihar president Ramchandra Singh Yadav, accused of taking Rs.10 lakh bribe for a ticket to contest the upcoming assembly polls, and he will be arrested soon.

  • PAN to be must for transacting cash beyond set limit: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi:  The government will soon make it mandatory to furnish the tax department-allotted Permanent Account Number (PAN) details for cash transactions beyond a certain threshold, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday.

  • Militant Killed,

    Two Pakistani militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

    Srinagar:  Two JeM militants, hailing from Pakistani Kashmir, were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, police said. A police officer told IANS that the gunfight ensued after a patrol party of the state police’s SOG (special operations group) was fired upon in Hari village near Tral town in Pulwama in the afternoon. Security forces including the SOG and troops of 42 Rashtriya Rifles engaged in a

  • isis

    Morocco, Spain in joint operation detain 10 over IS links

    Rabat:  Moroccan and Spanish authorities have arrested 10 people suspected of recruiting and sending fighters to the Islamic State (IS) group, the Moroccan interior ministry announced Sunday. In a joint operation, six people were arrested in the Moroccan city of Casablanca, while their four partners were nabbed in Toledo, Valencia, and the outskirts of Barcelona in Spain, the ministry said in a statement. It revealed that one of the suspects is a former prisoner

  • Arun Jaitley

    Arun Jaitley warns of action against those hiding assets abroad

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that people who had not declared their undisclosed assets in the 90-day compliance window offered by the government will now face the law including penalty and sentence upto 10 years while 638 people who had made the declaration can “now sleep well.”

  • Narendra Modi, Angela Merkel

    Narendra Modi, Angela Merkel meet to give fillip to bilateral ties

    New Delhi: India and Germany would seek to give a fillip to their close ties when German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet here on Monday, their second bilateral meeting after six months, during which trade, security and the India-EU trade agreement are expected to figure.

  • Somnath Bharti sent to judicial custody till Monday

    New Delhi:  A court on Sunday sent Delhi’s former law minister Somnath Bharti to a day’s judicial custody in a domestic violence case filed by his wife Lipika Mitra. Delhi Police had sought Bharti’s judicial custody for 14 days. Bharti’s lawyer, however, urged the court to send him to one day judicial custody while also requesting that the jail authorities be directed to take him to the Supreme Court for the hearing on Monday. Delhi Police

  • Arun Jaitley

    Bulk of black money within India: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi:  Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that bulk of black money was still within the country and called for a change in the attitude of people so that plastic currency becomes the norm and transactions in cash an exception.