Free Press Journal
  • How Air India’s 1990 ‘airlift’ created a Guinness record

    Mumbai: While a debate rages on about the veracity of events depicted in new Bollywood flick ‘Airlift’ on India’s massive evacuation efforts in war-ravaged Kuwait, a former Air India official said it was carried out with ‘clock-work precision’ and made it to the Guinness World Records.

  • DDCA might get Rs 2.8 cr for Ind-SA test from BCCI

    New Delhi: Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal, appointed observer for the recent India-South Africa test here, today told Delhi High Court that DDCA may be entitled to an estimated Rs 2.8 crore as additional payment from BCCI for hosting the match at Ferozshah Kotla stadium last year.

  • I want to buy a plane, but don’t have money: SRK 

    New Delhi: He is one of the highest paid actors of Bollywood, but there are things that even Shah Rukh Khan can’t buy. The cine icon says he aspires to buy a plane, but is running low on funds as he has used them up to make films.

  • Rupee extends losses, down 14 paise at 67.98

    Mumbai: The rupee extended its loss for the second straight day, slipping by another 14 paise to 67.98 per dollar on sustained demand for the US currency from banks and importers amid a massive fall in equities as the Reserve Bank kept its key policy rate unchanged. The domestic unit resumed slightly lower at 67.85 as against yesterday’s closing level of 67.84 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market and dropped further to 67.99

  • No joint probe with IAF into hit-and-run case: Kolkata Police

    Kolkata: Kolkata Police will not hold a joint probe with the Air Force into the Red Road hit-and-run case here in which a young IAF officer was killed. A senior Kolkata Police officer told PTI today “There is no question of any joint probe … Our investigation is a continuous process and we are doing it.”

  • Omar Abdullah

    NC slams PDP, BJP over political uncertainty

    Jammu: National Conference today hit out at PDP and BJP over the political uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir and said fresh elections should be held if the two partners are unable to form the government. “PDP and BJP has created political uncertainty in Jammu and Kashmir. The combine has created a Constitutional crisis in the state,” NC’s provincial president Devender Singh Rana told reporters here. “If they (PDP and BJP) are unable to

  • Govt. formation in J&K crucial phase

    Jammu: The government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, which is hanging fire since the demise of former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on December 7, has entered a crucial and decisive phase after Governor N.N Vohra asked both the parties to clear their stand on the matter on Tuesday.

  • Salman Khan

    Hyderabad voter has Salman Khan’s photo on I-card!

    Hyderabad: In a bizarre case, a voter in the Hyderabad civic polls turned up with an officially issued identity card carrying the name and picture of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.

  • BSE

    Sensex plummets 286 pts after RBI keeps rates unchanged

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank maintaining status quo on monetary policy failed to cheer investors as the benchmark BSE Sensex plunged by 285.83 points to 24,539 today, while global cues were also bearish on fresh slide in crude oil prices.

  • A Raja

    Cut-off date was fixed after due deliberations in DoT: A Raja

    New Delhi: Former Telecom Minister A Raja today said the decision to advance the cut-off date for accepting applications for grant of 2G spectrum licences was taken after due deliberations in the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) and not unilaterally by him. Opposing the CBI’s allegation that he had unilaterally advanced the cut-off date to September 25, 2007, Raja argued before a special court that the issue had cropped up as a large number

  • Klopp hails Guardiola as `one of the best managers`

    London: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lavished praise on Pep Guardiola, who will succeed Manuel Pellegrini as Manchester City’s next manager, describing him as `one of the best managers` in the world.

  • Triumph Down Under has given us extra edge for WT20: Raina

    New Delhi: Middle-order batsman Suresh Raina, who played a pivotal role in India’s 3-0 clean-sweep over Australia in the recent three-match T20 series, feels the triumph has given the side an ” extra edge” going into next month’s World Twenty20 Championships.

  • Argentina’s Messi to miss 2016 Rio Olympics

    Buenos Aires: Argentinian football star Lionel Messi will not feature in the South American country’s national team at the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, coach Gerardo Martino has announced.

  • hockey

    Winless Mumbai face tough task against Ranchi Rays in HIL

    Mumbai: Dabang Mumbai will aim to avoid a fifth consecutive loss in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) when they take on table toppers Ranchi Rays at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium here on Wednesday.

  • PSL beneficial for Pak cricketers, affirms Afridi

    Karachi: Pakistan T20 skipper Shahid Afridi believes that the first edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) can help the senior players to regain their form, and added that the league would also provide a good platform for youngsters to learn.

  • Rajnath meets Muslim clerics on ISIS attempt to lure Indians

    New Delhi: Amidst increasing attempts by ISIS to lure Indians into its fold, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today held a meeting with top Muslim clerics and sought their cooperation to check the growing tentacles of the dreaded group among Muslim youth.