Free Press Journal
  • Tipu Sultan

    ‘Intolerant’ Tipu Sultan runs into the Sangh Parivar

    Bengaluru : Various Hindutva groups have decided to oppose and disrupt Karnataka government’s plans to celebrate Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan’s 265th birth anniversary on November 10. But what has added a new dimension to this move is the RSS decision to solidly back the agitation without directly getting involved. The agitation against the celebration is being spearheaded by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bajrang Dal. The two organisations have taken the stand that

  • BJP, Sena tie the nuptial knot in a ‘hung’ KDMC

    Mumbai : The BJP and the Shiv Sena have decided to enter a nuptial knot agreement in the hung Kalyan-Dombivali Municipal Corporation. Under this power-sharing arrangement, the post of mayor and that of the standing committee chairman will be by rotation with the BJP taking the first call. Ending the suspense over the post poll alliance, the BJP and the Shiv Sena on Friday officially announced their decision to come together in the KDMC.

  • Story of exit poll that wasn’t

    Media house drops poll survey; pollster puts data on website claiming Grand Alliance has183 seats, and then removes it .

  • Nepal lashes out at India blockade

    Kathmandu: Nepal’s new Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Friday said that the blockade of keyborder points with India is ‘more inhuman than a war’ as he criticised New Delhi for raking up alleged rights abuse in Nepal at the UNHRC. “Foodstuff and protection come into priority under the humanitarian aspect even during a war. Neighbouring country has further troubled our country by blocking checkpoints while it is still paralysed by the

  • Good tactics by India to prepare a turning wicket: SA spin coach

    Mohali : South African batsmen may have criticised the pitch on offer during the ongoing first Test at the PCA Stadium, but the visiting team spin coach Claude Henderson said he also would have preferred a turning track had he been part of the Indian team management. The turning Mohali wicket has been under the spotlight with Proteas opener Dean Elgar calling it a bad cricket wicket, but Henderson said that the visitors expected

  • ‘Poor batting made Mohali wicket look bad’

    Mohali : India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin ridiculed the media attention on the pitch for the first Test, saying most of the batsmen got out by playing bad shots. After India were bundled for 201 in the first innings, Ashwin made sure with his 13th five-wicket haul that the hosts take a narrow 17-run lead over South Africa. “Honestly I think it’s the batting that makes the wicket look what it is. I don’t know

  • Rare feat after 105 years!

    Mohali: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin not only raced to the fastest 150 scalps in Indian Test history but also became the first man in over 100 years to bag 50 wickets after opening the bowling during the first cricket Test against South Africa, in progress at Mohali. Ashwin, who had taken 45 wickets when opening the Indian bowling in Tests in the past, picked up 5 for 51 in South Africa’s first innings

  • Movie Review : Yaara Silly Silly – Sillier than expected

    The tagline reads ‘ A love story born in bed’ and I am absolutely certain that’s the case after seeing this ‘Pretty Woman’ wannabe that doesn’t have either charm, novelty or interest on its side.

  • Steyn unlikely to take field today

    Mohali : With the opening cricket Test delicately poised after two days of intense action, South Africa have suffered a big blow as pace spearhead Dale Steyn is unlikely to take field today due to a groin strain.

  • Movie Review: He Named Me Malala – About a gritty & inspiring girl child

    What’s in a name? Of course, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. But man, in his search for meaning, has ascribed power to names. When a young Pakistani schoolmaster of Pashtun stock named Ziauddin Yousafzai decided to name his first-born, a girl child, Malala, it was in homage of the brave woman who clambered to the top of a hill in the Swat Valley to rally the flagging

  • Movie Review : Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein – Convoluted whodunnit

    Perception is everything…or is it? Well ‘Charley Kay Chakkar Mein’ gets you drawn into its convoluted whodunit, positioning your thoughts on what you’ve seen in the recorded videos of the crimes as opposed to the ‘reality’ of what happened. Are they really different? Employing a film within a film format, director Manish Srivastav tries to play hot and cold with the weak links in the chain of events. The plotting is essentially

  • Tendulkar, Warne set to woo America today

    New York : Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar hopes to see cricket become a global sport by making an impact on the youngsters and women in America through the inaugural three-match All Stars series starting today. “The idea is to globalise cricket…We are here to encourage youngsters as well as women cricketers who will be joining us in our practise sessions,” Tendulkar told reporters ahead of the first match in the ‘Cricket All Stars’

  • Movie Review : Hotel Transylvania 2 – Monstrous fun

    Which parent hasn’t stayed up agonising all night over teething pains, tummy gripes, mumps and what not of the fruit of their loins? Now, in Sony Pictures wacky scary sequel Hotel Transylvania 2, the protracted delay in the appearance of the all-important incisors are the source of endless agony and friction for the Drac Pack for whom life has otherwise, improved for the better at the monster haven after they got over

  • Movie Review : Ranbanka – Indistinctly formulaic revenge drama

    Rahul (Manish Paul) and his wife Priya (Pooja Thakur) and young son Aayush, move to Mathura on work. Once there, they realize that they are in the midst of a lawless land where goondaism, khap and patriarchy rule.

  • Movie Review : Four Pillars of Basement – Going Psycho

    This film is capriciously designed to suit a certain demographic- the front-bencher audience looking for cheap thrills and contrived excitement. Spliced into a manipulative series of events is the story of an attractive woman working as a secretary in a mall who finds herself imprisoned in the basement by her stalker who happens to be the security guard at her work place.

  • ATK face NorthEast test

    Kolkata : Buoyed by their thumping win in Mumbai, Atletico de Kolkata will look to climb up the ladder when they face bottom-placed NorthEast United FC in ISL match today. After suffering a three consecutive losses, including one at home, the injury-ravaged ATK bounced back in style picking up a 4-1 win against the in-form Mumbai City FC, which had three wins on the trot. The win in Mumbai also saw their main forward Iain

  • Postiga set to return for Atletico Kolkata

    Kolkata: Atletico de Kolkata are hopeful of getting the services of their marquee player Helder Postiga for their last four ISL matches, which they will play at home. Having scored a splendid debut for the Red and Whites with a brace in the ISL opener, Postiga is down with a hamstring injury and was sent back home. ATK coach Antonio Habas today said he’s joining the squad next week. “He’s recovering well