Free Press Journal
  • Subhash K Jha speaks about Jai Gangaajal

    The credit titles lied. They mentioned Priyanka Chopra first, Prakash Jha last, when, in fact he virtually runs the show. In a film filled with enough villains to populate an entire village of perverse wrongdoers, only Jha’s character has a graph. As a subordinate cop he goes from abject corruption to haloed redemption, all within a running time of 2 and a half hours.

  • Maha CM declares additional funds for drought-hit districts

    Mumbai: In a bid to provide relief to drought hit regions of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has declared additional funds to provide water tankers, solve electricity problems and provide education to children in rural areas.

  • Publicity drive: PIL filed against Pak PM in Islamabad HC

    Islamabad: A petition has been filed against Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Islamabad High Court for using public money on publicity. The plea filed by local politician, Fayyazul Hassan Chohan, alleged that an advertisement showing the Prime Minister inaugurating Azan Khan Shaheed Montessori School was paid from the government’s budget, reported Dawn.

  • Sharif wants foolproof security for team in India

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to ensure foolproof security of Pakistan cricket team in India. Nisar Ali briefed Sharif on matter pertaining to security of Pakistan cricket team during its visit to India to participate in T20 World Cup, Radio Pakistan reported.

  • US Senator asks colleagues to oppose F-16 deal with Pak

    Washington: A top Republican Senator has asked his colleagues in the Senate to join him in opposing the sale of eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, saying
    it was “past time” to demand accountability from the country whose “coziness” with terrorists has harmed the US military. “Selling military hardware to Pakistan — with a generous subsidy from American taxpayers — is no way to convince them to become responsible players in the international community and assist in the fight

  • New FIFA boss Infantino takes budget flight to cut costs

    London: New FIFA president Gianni Infantino started his reign by taking a budget flight to his first significant meeting, in order to cut the costs of the world football governing body. The 45-year-old new FIFA boss flew to Bristol from Geneva on the low-cost easyJet airline on Friday ahead of the weekend’s International Football Association Board AGM in Cardiff, reports Xinhua.

  • Brazil announce friendlies teamlist ahead of Olympics

    Rio de Janeiro : The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has announced the 22 players called upon to play friendlies in March as preparation for the Olympic Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August. The team was selected on Friday by national coach Carlos Verri ‘Dunga’, his assistant Audrey Lopes and the coach that will be in charge during the friendlies, Rogerio Micales, reports Xinhua.

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    India’s forex down to $346 bn

    Chennai: India’s foreign exchange reserves came down by $3.58 billion to $346.78 billion on February 26, Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) weekly statistical statement showed.

  • Scientists develop mind-controlled wheelchair

    New York: US scientists have developed a machine that enables people to navigate a robotic wheelchair through their thoughts. “In some severely disabled people, even blinking is not possible,” said Miguel Nicolelis, a neuroscientist at Duke University. “For them, using a wheelchair or device controlled by non-invasive measures like an EEG (a device that monitors brain waves through electrodes on the scalp) may not be sufficient,” he said.

  • Chris’ like a brother: Gwyneth Paltrow

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow says says her ex-husband musician Chris Martin is like a brother and they and their children are a “true family”. Martin and Paltrow, 43, split in 2014 after almost 10 years of marriage but have remained so close for the sake of their kids, Apple, 11 and nine-year-old Moses, that the 43-year-old actress says they are now more like siblings.

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    35 Bangladeshi nationals arrested in Tripura

    Agartala: As many as 35 Bangladeshi nationals, including 24 women and three children, were arrested by Border Security Force (BSF) in Tripura for illegally entering India, police said here on Saturday.

  • Despite violence, Haryana goes ahead with investors’ summit

    Chandigarh: Putting behind the mindless violence unleashed during the Jat protests for job quotas, Haryana is going ahead with the ‘Happening Haryana Global Investors’ summit to attract investment for the state.

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    Vodafone India Celebrates ‘Pledge for Parity’ during International Women’s Week 7-11 March

    Vodafone India will celebrate the International Women’s Day with a week-long celebration from March 7-11, 2016 to acknowledge and appreciate the vital role of women and their contribution in the organisation and society at large. The entire week will be dedicated to celebrating Diversity with several events focused on the theme of ‘Pledge for Parity’.

  • Country missing real action heroes: John Abraham

    Mumbai: Actor-producer John Abraham, who is likely to take action in Bollywood to an altogether new level with his film “Rocky Handsome”, says that the country is missing “real action heroes” of the caliber of Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

  • Criticism about Himesh’s acting unfair: ‘Tera Surroor’ helmer

    Mumbai: “Tera Surroor” director Shawn Arranha feels music composer-actor Himesh Reshammiya has received undue criticism despite proving himself many times. “Tera Surroor: A Lethal Love Story”, which stars Himesh in the lead role, is the sequel to the 2007 film “Aap Kaa Surroor” which marked the acting debut of the “Aashiq Banaya Aapne” singer.

  • Indefinite Imphal-Moreh road blockade called off

    Imphal: The indefinite Imphal-Moreh road blockade in Manipur, called in connection with the killing of a school teacher since March 2, has been called off with immediate effect by members of the Joint Action Committee (JAC), JAC Convenor Mangboi said.

  • China plans mission to land a probe on Mars in 2021

    Beijing: China plans to land a probe on Mars in 2021 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of founding of the ruling-Communist Party of China and a decade after its
    first failed mission in 2011, after which India, US, Russia and EU stole the march. “China is likely to launch a Mars probe in 2020. After months of flying, the probe is expected to land in Mars at the 100th anniversary of the CPC. If successful, it will be