Free Press Journal
  • Continuing T20 matches will help in World T20 preparations: Dhoni

    Pune: Ahead of the opening game of the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Sri Lanka, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said the non-stop T20 matches in the coming days will help the team prepare well for the forthcoming World T20 scheduled to be played at home in March-April.

  • India’s men and women shuttlers win gold at SAG

    Shillong: India’s badminton team on Monday clinched gold in the men and women’s championship of the 12th South Asian Games at the North Eastern Hill University, Sports Authority of India, Special Area Games, here on Monday.

  • Varun-Sharma

    Varun to play ‘fun loving character’ in Sushant-Kriti starrer

    Mumbai: “Dilwale” actor Varun Sharma is all set to join actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon in their upcoming film “Raabta”. The romantic-drama is directed by Dinesh Vijan, who had previously produced films like “Love Aaj Kal”, “Cocktail” and “Badlapur”.

  • Nawazuddin Siddhiqui

    Nawazuddin to star in Sohail Khan’s next

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui will reportedly play the lead in Sohail Khan’s upcoming film. Nawazuddin has played a villain in Sohail’s elder brother Salman Khan’s “Kick” and then a journalist in “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.

  • Govt eases duty norms for imported goods for exhibition

    New Delhi: Seeking to promote ease of doing business, the tax department has permitted duty-free import of goods, including gems and jewellery, for display at exhibitions provided they are exported within six months. The goods imported for the purpose of display at trade fairs, craft exhibitions, film festivals or aero shows will be exempted from payment of the Customs duty as well as additional Customs duty, subject to the condition that they would

  • Over one lakh jewellery shops on strike on February 10

    Kolkata: Over 100,000 jewellery shops owing allegiance to more than 300 associations across India will observe a day’s token strike on February 10 in protest against the government rule making PAN card proof mandatory on purchases of Rs.2 lakh and above.

  • Coal scam: Ex-Coal Secretary, five others summoned as accused

    New Delhi: Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and five others, including two senior public servants, have been summoned as accused by a special court in a coal scam case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of coal blocks in West Bengal.

  • 10 Fun things to do this Valentine’s Day

    It’s that time of the year when we paint the town red, waiting for the day of love. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and it is one hell of a day whether you’re single or committed. We’re bored of the same old roses and chocolates, or the fancy dinners and movies. It’s time we take our creativity a notch higher than our partner’s expectations and try much to keep it

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Naqvi hopes Budget Session would not be a washout

    Rampur, (UP): Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today expressed hope that the upcoming Budget Session of the Parliament would not be a washout. Targeting the Congress party for its “attitude” during the last two sessions, the MoS for Parliamentary Affairs & Minority Affairs said they shall have to explain their role to the nation.

  • SP workers attacking news reporters in planned manner: BJP

    Lucknow: BJP today alleged that Samajwadi Party workers attacked mediapersons who had gone to cover the death of a boy in celebratory firing in Shamli district, saying it was a “planned” assault which indicated how much “anarchy” prevailed in Uttar Pradesh.

  • UAE supports Indo-Pak efforts to resume dialogue

    New Delhi: The United Arab Emirates, a close ally of Pakistan, today welcomed Indo-Pak efforts to resume talks process and said it will try its “best” to ensure that they succeed.

  • Nobody liked me in school: Katrina Kaif

    Mumbai: She enjoys immense popularity as a Hindi film celebrity today, but Katrina Kaif says nobody liked her when she was in school. “I was always a shy Cancerian child. I really didn’t speak to anyone. I wasn’t very popular and nobody really liked me in school. My first friend was an Indian boy who was really very nice to me. When I was about 16, then I think I started making friends

  • India not immune to ISIS threat, says UAE

    Abu Dhabi: Warning that India is not immune to the threat from Islamic State (ISIS), the UAE, which has deported about a dozen Indians with suspected links to the terror group, said today that its anti-terror cooperation with India is going to get “more institutionalised”.

  • Real Madrid need to improve everything: Zidane

    Madrid: Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane believes his team needs to “improve everything” after their late 2-1 win over Spanish football club Granada. Midfielder Luka Modric ‘s brilliant 85th minute goal on Sunday ensured Zidane had a fourth win in his first five games as head coach. Real are presently third on the points table, four points adrift of leaders and arch-rivals Barcelona.

  • X-rays and nanoparticles combo can kill cancer: study

    Melbourne: Nanoparticles used in combination with X-rays are a viable method for killing cancer cells deep within the living body, a new study has found. The findings by researchers from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) in Australia are based on the successful quantification of singlet oxygen produced during photodynamic therapy for cancer.

  • Net neutrality: Trai verdict to benefit ‘Startup India’, ‘Digital India’

    New Delhi: Cyber law expert Virag Gupta on Monday said the ruling out differential pricing for Internet services and supporting net neutrality by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) will ensure free internet services to the masses in the country and will specially benefit Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Startup’ and ‘Digital India’ programme.

  • Noted poet Nida Fazli dead, condolences pour in

    Mumbai: Condolences poured in for noted Hindi and Urdu poet Nida Fazli, who died here on Monday. He was in his late 70s. Fazli’s daughter confirmed the poet’s demise, a member of the organising team of upcoming Urdu festival Jashn-e-Rekhta said. Fazli was a key guest at the festival.

  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift to perform at Grammy Awards

    Los Angeles: Singer Taylor Swift will perform at the upcoming 58th Annual Grammy Awards on February 15 here. The Recording Industry Association of America revealed the news on their official Twitter page on Sunday, reports “It’s true. Taylor Swift will return to the Grammy stage for a performance at the 58th Grammys,” read the post. Swift is nominated for seven Grammy Awards, including the coveted Album of The Year as well

  • Make In India

    ‘Make in India’ to showcase innovation driving manufacturing revolution

    Mumbai: India’s commercial capital is geared up for Make in India Week, a flagship event to provide greater momentum to the Make in India initiative, to showcase to the world the achievements of the nation in its manufacturing sector and to promote India as preferred manufacturing destination globally.

  • Racism, intolerance not specific to India: Sonam

    Mumbai: Against the backdrop of a Tanzanian woman student allegedly beaten up and stripped in Bengaluru, actress Sonam Kapoor has said the issues of racism and
    intolerance are not India-specific and are prevalent across the world. “Racism exists all over the world, it is not specific to India. But the reason education has always been my favourite category is because it is something which makes people aware and less ignorant.