Free Press Journal
  • Yuki Bhambri

    Yuki Bhambri leads Indian challenge at Chennai Open

    Chennai: Rising star Yuki Bhambri will spearhead the Indian challenge in a fairly strong field, comprising defending champion and world number four Stanislas Wawrinka among others , for the Aircel Chennai Open scheduled from January 4 to 10 here.

  • Atletico de Kolkata

    ATK suffer big blow as Postiga likely to miss remaining ISL

    Kolkata: In what came as a big blow for Atletico de Kolkata, their marquee player Helder Postiga is likely to miss the remainder of the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament as he is yet to regain full fitness.

  • WICB agrees to December 4 meeting with CARICOM

    Kingston (Jamaica): West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron has caved in to pressure from Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) and will meet with heads of government in Grenada on December 4, to discuss the recommendations of the Cricket Governance Review report.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Nawaz Sharif grants permission to Pakistan team for India series

    Islamabad : The prospects of next month’s India-Pakistan series got a major boost on Thursday after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave his country’s cricket team the clearance to play the limited-overs matches in Sri Lanka.

  • Liquor ban

    Liquor ban in Bihar from April, 2016, says Nitish Kumar

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said liquor will be banned in the state from April 1 next year, making the first major announcement since he was sworn in as chief minister for the fifth time last week.

  • Pakistan police kill LeJ founding member, 3 others in ‘encounter’

    Lahore : A top commander of outlawed Lashkar- e-Jhangvi, carrying a bounty of 25 lakh rupees, was today killed along with three other militants in an “encounter” with the police here in the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province.

  • ‘Prem Ratan…’ enters Rs.200 crore club in India

    New Delhi: Sooraj Barjatya’s royal tale “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” (PRDP) has crossed the Rs.200 crore mark in India. The Hindi version of the film, which has brought Salman Khan together with Barjatya after 16 years, has collected Rs. 201.52 crore in 14 days, read a statement.

  • I thought acting offer was a joke: Shankar Mahadevan

    Panaji: Shankar Mahadevan has made his acting debut with Marathi film “Katyar Kaljat Ghusali”, but the music composer says when the makers approached him with the role he thought they were pulling a prank on him. Mahadevan, who is part of the famous composer trio, Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, plays a musician in Subodh Bhave’s directorial debut, which is based on a play by the same name.

  • Shah Rukh-Kajol’s aura still affects Farah Khan

    Mumbai: She may have worked with the iconic on-screen pair of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol numerous times, but choreographer-director Farah Khan, like any other fan, still gets mesmerised by the magic they create infront of the camera.

  • Will Smith calls marriage to Jada Pinkett ‘gruelling’

    Los Angeles: Will Smith has been married to Jada Pinkett since past 20 years, but the actor says marriage has been the most difficult and gruelling decision they have ever made. The 47-year-old actor said it takes a hard work to keep the bond intact but they are “not quitters,” reported Aceshowbiz.

  • Rajkumar Hirani

    Sajnay Dutt’s biopic is not to propogate anything: Raju Hirani

    Panaji: The bond they share is way bigger and beyond the on-screen magic they have created with “Munnabhai” movies, but filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani says the upcoming biopic on Sanjay Dutt is not an attempt to publicise or promote his friend. The 53-year-old director, who will be venturing into an uncharted territory with the biopic was initially hesitant to take up the project, but decided to give it a shot as he found Dutt’s

  • Domestic construction equipment ind to grow to $15 bn by 2020

    Bengaluru: Government’s steps to clear bottlenecks for bolstering infrastructure development have paved the way for unprecedented growth in the construction equipment industry to over USD 15 billion by 2020, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has said.

  • S Korea orders recall of 125,500 VW cars

    Seoul: South Korea said today it had ordered Volkswagen to recall 125,500 diesel vehicles, after tests confirmed the German automaker had faked emissions results from the cars’ engines. Announcing the results of the tests, the Environment Ministry also said it was fining the company 14.1 billion won (USD 12.3 million). Volkswagen should submit its detailed recall plans including how to improve emissions of the cars in question to

  • FAME-India scheme to save Rs 60k cr on oil import bill: Govt

    New Delhi: The FAME-India scheme offering incentives on hybrid and electric vehicles will help save Rs 60,000 crore annually on the country’s oil import bill by 2020, the government said today. “The successful rollout of the FAME-India scheme will result in an annual savings worth Rs 60,000 crore on India’s oil import bill by 2020,” Additional Secretary in the Heavy Industries Ministry Ambuj Sharma told PTI.

  • Ola hires ex-Infosys honcho Rajiv Bansal as CFO

    Bengaluru: Ola, a leading mobile app provider for personal transportation, on Thursday said Rajiv Bansal will be its new chief financial officer (CFO) from January.

  • Govt to hike minimum wages to boost economy: Labour Secy

    New Delhi: The government will enhance minimum wages and make it mandatory across the country to boost demand of goods and services for pushing economic growth and creating jobs, Labour Secretary Shankar Aggarwal today said. “We will create a law to give certain minimum wages across the country in all trades and not only in scheduled employments (as per existing law),” Aggarwal said while addressing at a conference organised by CII here.

  • Smartphones

    MediaCom launches new generation smartphone in Kolkata

    Kolkata: Powered by the latest Android OS, Italy’s MediaCom, a mobile brand owned by Datamatic, launched its new generation smartphone in the city. Claiming that MediaCom’s smartphones are equipped with the latest chipsets and other hardware proficiencies, yet to be introduced in the Indian market, MediaCom CEO Harbinder Singh Dhaliwal said the company is targetting the young generation in the country.