Free Press Journal
  • Sonu Nigam launches India’s first transgender band

    Mumbai: Noted playback singer Sonu Nigam today launched Y-Films’ transgender music group 6-Pack Band. The Bollywood star has lent his voice to one of the songs of the group. Sonu said he had a great experience singing with the band, something he wanted to do from a long time. “We are taking one step at a time. There are total six songs. I felt very happy singing with them. They were singing my

  • Facts you didn’t know about Makar Sankranti

    Makar Sankranti is all about grouping on terraces, cutting your rivals manjhas and taking the sport of kite flying to the Olympic levels. It is the biggest festival dedicated to the God of the Sun that also marks the harvest season. But before we continue the tradition of flying kites and eating Tilguls (Sesame seed laadoos), think again as for how well do you really know this festival.

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    RD alert: Additional frisking, shoe check at vital airports

    New Delhi: With high alert being sounded across the country in view of forthcoming Republic Day celebrations, security agencies have stepped up vigil at sensitive airports in the country entailing passengers to go through a second round of frisking and detailed scanning of their footwear and handbags.

  • 2G PMLA: Rs 200 cr transaction b/w firms not genuine, says ED

    New Delhi: Enforcement Directorate (ED) today claimed there was “no genuine business” in the transfer of Rs 200 crore to DMK-run Kalaignar TV through Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables Pvt Ltd and Cineyug Films Pvt Ltd allegedly in lieu of grant of 2G spectrum to Swan Telecom Pvt Ltd by former Telecom Minister A Raja.

  • Lena Dunham’s show ‘Girls’ ending after season 6

    Los Angeles: Lena Dunham’s popular show “Girls” on HBO is officially ending after its season 6 run.The comedy is yet to enter its fifth season, which premieres in February, reported Variety. The decision to end “Girls” after six seasons comes as a surprise as creator and star Dunham has commented on the ending of her show much in the past.

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    India,Pak must not allow peace process to be derailed: Mirwaiz

    Srinagar: Moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference, a separatist amalgam, today welcomed efforts of India and Pakistan to “cooperate” in the aftermath of the Pathankot terror attack which was aimed at derailing the peace process.

  • Kerala scientist creates fire emergency escape system

    Alappuzha (Kerala): M.C. David, an amateur scientist in Kerala, has developed an innovative escape system for high-rise buildings in case of fire or other emergencies, and a team from Mumbai’s Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) will come to inspect his invention.

  • Kyrgios beats Murray in Hopman Cup

    Perth: Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios stunned World No.2 Andy Murray 6-4, 7-6 here on Wednesday to provide Australia Green with a lead in its Hopman Cup tie against Great Britain.

  • Mel Gibson to present award at Golden Globes

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Mel Gibson is all set to present an award at the upcoming Golden Globes. Gibson, who withdrew from the spotlight after his infamous drunken, antisemitic tirade agaist a police officer in 2006 and ugly custody battle with an ex-girlfriend, will share the stage with ceremony’s host, Ricky Gervais, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced. Gervais, who last shared Globe stage with Gibson in 2010, welcomed the announcement.

  • Coach Klopp concerned with latest injured players

    London:  Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has acknowledged his emotions were bitter-sweet in the aftermath of 1-0 Capital One Cup semi-final first-leg victory over Stoke City on Tuesday night — a game in which three of his footballers sustained injuries. Liverpool on Tuesday lost playmaker Philippe Coutinho in the 18th minute and then defender Dejan Lovren in the 36th minute to what appeared to be hamstring problems at the Britannia Stadium in

  • Danish gangrape case: Enough evidence against accused, say cops

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police today sought the conviction of six accused, who are facing trial for allegedly gangraping a 52-year-old Danish woman here in 2014, saying there was sufficient evidence to prove their ill intent and committing of the crime.

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    Jet Airways to move Bombay HC for shareholders meet on merger

    New Delhi: Naresh Goyal-promoted private carrier Jet Airways is likely to soon move the Bombay High Court to seek approval for convening shareholders meet on the merger of its subsidiary JetLite with the parent company. Market regulator Sebi has already approved the merger of JetLite into Jet Airways late last year, airline sources said today.

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    N Korea faces international criticism over H-bomb test

    Washington/Beijing: North Korea’s announcement today that it has successfully conducted its first hydrogen bomb test drew strong criticism from the reclusive nations’ neighbours and the West which warned of a robust response to its “grave provocations”.

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    Why permit sale of only Rail Neer at stations, HC to Railways

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today sought to know from Indian Railways why sale of only one brand of mineral water is permitted at railway stations where different brands and varieties of food are available. A division bench headed by Justice N H Patil was hearing a public interest litigation by commuter Lopesh Vora challenging a circular issued by railway authorities last year directing contractors and caterers having stalls on platforms and railway

  • Coach Zidane seeks ‘good relationship’ with Real Madrid players

    Madrid: New Real Madrid head coach French legend Zinedine Zidane has said “a coach has to be close to his players – that is the most important thing, a good relationship with them all”. The Frenchman’s quest with Real Madrid will start next Saturday with a game against Deportivo La Coruna at the Santiago Bernabeu. He was presented as the new coach on Monday to replace Rafael Benitez, reports Efe.

  • Letv may rope in ex-Samsung top man for India operations

    New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) China-based internet conglomerate Letv may soon hire an ex-Samsung big shot to function effectively in the rapidly-growing Indian smartphone market, a top industry source said on Wednesday.

  • AAP government scraps management quota in private schools

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to scrap admissions in private schools through management quota. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the decision was taken to bring more transparency in the admission process of private schools.

  • Aishwarya, Sonam, Katrina cast in one frame

    New Delhi:  The secret about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s new multi-starrer project is out! The former beauty queen will star with Sonam Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in one frame for an ad commercial. The actresses, who are also the brand ambassadors of L’Oreal Paris, will come together in an ad for the cosmetics and beauty brand’s new product ‘Advanced Haircare’. Sonam and Katrina are excited about how the ad film has turned out.