Free Press Journal
  • It’s an emotional day for us: Priya Dutt

    Mumbai: Sanjay Dutt’s sister Priya says it is an emotional day for the family and revealed that they have planned a special welcome for the actor, who has been released from Yerawada prison and is on his way home.

  • Six Indians in ICC match officials’ list for World T20

    Dubai: Six Indians, including match referee Javagal Srinath, today found a place in the ICC’s 31-strong Playing Control Team for next month’s World Twenty20, which will also feature women match officials for the first time.

  • Railway Budget inspired by PM Modi’s vision of economic development: Prabhu

    New Delhi: Asserting that the Rail Budget for 2016-17 reflects the aspirations of the common people, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said this is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to make railways the backbone of India’s progress and economic development.

  • Govt to develop 300 rural clusters with economic activities

    New Delhi: As many as 300 rural clusters in the country will be developed by provisioning of economic activities and providing infrastructure, Lok Sabha was informed today. The government proposes to develop rural clusters in the country under Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission (SPMRM) which aims to develop 300 clusters in all states and union territories, of which 100 clusters will be taken up in the first phase, Rural Development Minister Birender Singh

  • Supreme Court

    JNU row: SC to hear tomorrow plea for action against lawyers

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear tomorrow a plea seeking contempt action against three lawyers who were allegedly caught on camera “bragging and boasting” that they had beaten up JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar and others, including journalists, in a court complex.

  • Scientists raise concern over marine pollution by plastics

    Panaji: The problem of marine pollution by plastics can be resolved through a combination of actions like enforcement of rules, stressing on recycling and finding an alternative to plastics, say experts.

  • On Sanjay Dutt’s homecoming, B-Town gives warm welcome

    Mumbai:  Bollywood celebrities like Mahesh Bhatt, Satish Kaushik and Juhi Chawla have welcomed “Munna Bhai” actor Sanjay Dutt, who finally walked out a free man from the Yerwada Central Jail in Pune on Thursday morning after serving a 42-month prison term in a March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

  • Why sudden sympathy’ for Afzal Guru? Govt asks Chidam

    New Delhi: Taking a strong exception to P. Chidambaram’s remark that the ‘Afzal Guru case was perhaps not correctly decided’, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said the execution of the 2001 Parliament attack convict took place during the UPA regime and said the Congress Party must give an explanation in this regard.

  • Thrilled to play negative character in ’24’: Sikander

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sikander Kher says he is excited to play a negative role for the first time in his career in TV-debut series “24”. Starring Anil Kapoor, “24” is a drama based on the American series of the same name.

  • Prabhu 43rd Railway Minister to present Railway Budget

    New Delhi: When he gets up to present the Railway Budget proposals for fiscal 2016-17, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will be the 43rd Railway Minister of India to do so since September 2, 1946. Prabhu will be presenting the Railway Budget for the second time as a member of the NDA Cabinet.

  • Van Gaal insists relentless `criticism` damaging Man U’s performance

    Johannesburg: Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal believes that constant criticism levelled against his side can have a negative impact on the players’ performance. Van Gaal and his side have been facing severe criticism due to their repeated poor performances in the Premier League and their recent defeat at the hands of Midtjylland in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 tie.

  • IMF warns G20 that world economy ‘highly vulnerable’

    Washington: The International Monetary Fund has warned that the world economy is “highly vulnerable” and called for new mechanisms to protect the most vulnerable countries. In a report on economic challenges ahead of the Shanghai meeting of finance chiefs of the powerful Group of 20 economies, the global crisis lender yesterday said world growth had slowed and could be derailed by market turbulence, the oil price crash and geopolitical conflicts.