Free Press Journal
  • Shahid Kapoor

    Shahid: Sappy about Jappy! 

    Shahid Kapoor, who was recently had been in the news for learning Japanese, has taken a fondness for not only the language but also the lifestyle. The actor, who is known to undergo rigorous prepping sessions for all his onscreen characters, is doing the same for his upcoming next, RANGOON. RANGOON required the actor to mouth Japanese dialogues, and Shahid took it upon himself to perfect the requirements of his onscreen character.

  • Huma Qureshi: The ‘other woman’?

    There was Huma Qureshi looking resplendent in a black, white and silver ensemble from Shane & Falguni Peacock at the launch of The Summer Bride 2016 collection. She was a picture of confidence at the luxurious champagne brunch, looking unfazed by the whispers and curious looks that came her way…

  • Finally, LIC rolls out online repository

    Mumbai: The Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) today launched its own insurance repository — LIC E-services — which will allow its existing customers to check details of policies, including settlement status, online as well as buy new ones.

  • Manish Sisodia

    AAP govt urges LG to direct DDA to clear dues to MCD

    New Delhi: The AAP government today urged Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to direct Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to release dues running into crores to the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD) as the strike by over 60,000 sanitation workers entered the sixth day. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who chaired a meeting of the state cabinet that passed a resolution in this regard, also slammed the civic bodies for failing to collect taxes

  • RBI-logo

    Bank stocks face selling pressure ahead of RBI policy

    Mumbai: Bank stocks today witnessed selling pressure, falling by up to 6 per cent, ahead of the Reserve Bank’s monetary policy meeting tomorrow. Shares of ICICI Bank plunged 5.63 per cent to Rs 217.15, the most among the 30 bluechips of the Sensex.

  • Manoj Bajpayee

    Teaser of Manoj Bajpayee’s ‘Tandav’ released

    Mumbai: A teaser of the short film “Tandav”, which features actor Manoj Bajpayee as a head constable, released on Monday on an online movie streaming website.

  • ATF prices cut by sharp 12 pc, non-subsidised LPG to cost less

    New Delhi: Aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, today got cheaper by a steep 12 per cent and rates of non-subsidised cooking gas LPG were slashed by Rs 82.5 per cylinder as global prices continue to tumble. ATF price in Delhi was reduced by Rs 4,765.5 per kilolitre (kl), or 11.9 per cent, to Rs 35,126.82 per kl, oil companies said today.

  • Arjun Kapoor

    Learnt cooking for ‘Ki and Ka’: Arjun Kapoor

    Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor, who essays the role of a stay-at-home husband in his upcoming film “Ki and Ka”, says he learnt cooking to get into the skin of the character. “I am playing the character of a domesticated house husband, somebody who thrives on those conditions and is fond of it. So for the character, I have learnt cooking. This is something that I have never played before..both on screen and off

  • Hansal Mehta

    Would rather retire than seek publicity from Nihalani: Mehta

    Mumbai: In continuing war of words, director Hansal Mehta today hit back at censor board chief Pahlaj Nihalani, saying he would rather quit filmmaking than seek publicity from him. Nihalani had accused Mehta of trying to garner publicity by making an issue out of the ‘A’ certificate given to the trailer of his upcoming movie “Aligarh”, based on the real-life incident of professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was fired from his job because

  • lenovo

    50% smartphones sold in 2016 will be locally made: Lenovo

    New Delhi: Chinese technology giant Lenovo today said more than half of the devices it sells in India this year under the ‘Moto’ and ‘Vibe’ brands will be manufactured at the facility in Tamil Nadu. In August last year, Lenovo had partnered contract manufacturer Flextronics to start making Motorola and Lenovo smartphones in India at the latter’s unit at Sriperumbudur near Chennai. The plant has a capacity of six million units.

  • J P Rajkhowa

    Governors are immune, SC concedes; Recalls notice to Rajkhowa

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today conceded its “mistake” and recalled its notice issued to Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa in cases arising out of imposition of President’s Rule in the political crisis-hit hill state.

  • New polymer may lead to artificial muscles

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new hybrid polymer that may be used in artificial muscles, for delivery of drugs, biomolecules or other chemicals and in self-repairing materials. The polymer has both rigid and soft nano-sized compartments with extremely different properties that are organised in specific ways, and can be removed and chemically regenerated multiple times.

  • Legal battle over transfer is affecting me, says Neymar

    Barcelona: Barcelona star striker Neymar admitted that he has been affected by the ongoing legal battle surrounding his transfer to Spanish football giants from Brazilian club Santos. The 23-year-old is due in court on Tuesday to testify in a case brought forward by Brazilian investment company DIS, which claims they suffered financial damage when Barcelona allegedly withheld the true value of the player’s transfer in 2013.

  • ‘No amnesty’ for suspected Syria war criminals: UN rights chief

    Geneva: The United Nations human rights chief today said that no amnesty should be possible for people suspected of committing war crimes or crimes against humanity, as Geneva hosted troubled talks aimed at ending Syria’s war. “We do have a principled position in the United Nations that no amnesties should be considered for those suspected of having committed crimes against humanity or war crimes,” UN rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein told reporters in Geneva.

  • Manana Innovations to invest Rs 500 cr in telecom business

    New Delhi: Telecom services company Manana Innovations plans to invest Rs 500 crore to build its mobile services business in India and abroad over the next five years. “We are looking at international roaming business. In India, this market is estimated to be around Rs 18,000 crore. We are looking to capture five per cent of it i.e Rs 900 crore in two years and ten per cent in three years,” Manana Innovations

  • Dayanidhi Maran

    Aircel-Maxis: Maran illegally generated Rs 742.58 cr, says ED

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran had generated funds worth Rs 742.58 crore through illegal means and there was sufficient prima facie material to proceed against him and other accused in the Aircel-Maxis deal related money laundering case, the ED claimed today. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) alleged in the special court that Dayanidhi had obtained “illegal gratification” of Rs 742.58 crore and the money was “parked” in the firms of his brother

  • Murud beach

    13 students drown off Murud beach in Maharashtra

    Raigad (Maharashtra): At least 10 college students, including three girls, have drowned in the Arabian Sea at Murud Beach in Raigad district, around 150 km south of Mumbai, police said here on Monday.

  • Sania determined to extend winning streak

    Hyderabad: Having claimed three consecutive Grand Slam titles, Indian tennis star Sania Mirza is determined to extend her winning streak with Swiss veteran Martina Hingis. The Indo-Swiss combination have won 12 titles so far, including the Wimbledon, the US Open, WTA Tour Finals and the recently concluded Australian Open. It was the first Australian Open women’s doubles title for Sania and her sixth Grand Slam triumph overall, including three mixed doubles crowns.

  • Pant slams fastest U-19 WC fifty as India thrash Nepal to top Group D

    Dubai: Rishabh Pant smashed a whirlwind 78 off 24 balls as India topped Group D after claiming a seven-wicket win over second-placed Nepal in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Mirpur on Monday. The left-handed opener struck five sixes and nine boundaries, adding 124 for the first wicket with skipper Ishan Kishan (52), as India chased down Nepal’s innings of 169 for eight in the 19th over.