Free Press Journal
  • Mary Kom fails to make it for Rio

    Astana (Kazakhstan): Five-time world champion M C Mary Kom’s hopes of a second successive Olympic appearance ended today after she went down in the second round of the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships here.

  • WFI back-tracking from its promise: Sushil

    New Delhi: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar today said that the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has gone back on its words to conduct a trial in men’s 74kg freestyle category before the Rio Games to decide who between him and Narsingh Yadav was better.

  • American director remakes lost Tagore film

    Cannes: A 3D colour recreation of the only film that Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore ever made, “Natir Puja” (1932), was unveiled in this year’s Cannes Film Market. Professor Karl Bardosh, Hungarian-born American academic and filmmaker, has brought alive the film that was destroyed in a 1933 fire in the warehouse of New Theatres, Calcutta.

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    IPL 2016: Punjab elect to bat against Pune

    Visakhapatnam: Kings XI Punjab captain Murali Vijay won the toss and opted to bat against Rising Pune Supergiants in an inconsequential league tie of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • My father taught me values are worth fighting for: Rahul Gandhi

    New Delhi: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday remembered his father Rajiv Gandhi on his 25th death anniversary and said that the former prime minister had taught him to fight for values that are dear to him, no matter the hardships ahead.

  • Sri Lanka bestows pardon to 540 prisoners on Vesak

    Colombo: A total of 540 prisoners were released on Saturday in Sri Lanka on a presidential pardon in view of Vesak, a holy day for Buddhists all over the world. The country’s prisons department said those released were serving time for minor offences and included those who had been imprisoned for their failure to pay the fines imposed by the courts, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Tim Cook with Narendra Modi

    Cook, Modi discuss plans to manufacture in India

    New Delhi: In a fresh insight into Apple’s future plans for India, CEO Tim Cook discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the possibilities of manufacturing and retailing in the country as the two met.

  • After Assam assembly polls, BJP now eyes Imphal civic body

    Imphal: After convincingly riding to power in the Assam assembly elections, the BJP is hoping for a reprise in the June 2 polls to this Manipur capital’s civic body, fielding 26 candidates for the 27 seats at stake.

  • IPL 2016: KKR host Sunrisers in rain threatened must-win tie

    Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir would want the weather gods to smile on them when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.

  • Will continue as ‘sentinel’ of people of Kerala: Achuthanandan

    Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M veteran V S Achuthanandan today said he would continue to play the role of a “sentinel” of the people of Kerala, a day after the party unanimously nominated Pinarayi Vijayan over him for the chief minister’s post.

  • Salman Khan to perform in IIFA after 4 year

    Mumbai: Actor Salman Khan, who will be performing at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards this year after a gap of four years, says the audience should not expect him to dance like actors Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff.

  • Crime Branch to probe Mumbai artist and lawyer’s double murder

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police has handed over the double murder case of well-known installation artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambhani to the Crime Branch, after the local police failed to make headway in the case. On December 12 last year, Kandivali police had recovered the bodies of Hema (44) and her lawyer Harish (65) from a drain in the suburb.

  • Jiah Khan case: Next hearing date revised to June 10

    Earlier this week we had reported that following the Supreme Court’s mandate the Bombay High Court had scheduled the next hearing of the Jiah Khan murder case for June 7. Now we hear that yesterday, the special women’s court adjourned the hearing on actor’s suicide case till June 10 in response to her mother Rabiya Khan’s plea.

  • Kangana Ranaut

    Glad that Priyanka, Vidya have shown concern for me: Kangana

    New Delhi: In an industry known for its rivalries between leading actresses, Kangana Ranaut has found “thick” friends in Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra and the “Queen” star says they have expressed concern as her legal war with Hrithik Roshan continues.

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    I am not against the Congress at all: Rishi Kapoor

    Rishi Kapoor’s tweets questioning why so many of the national assets are named after the Gandhi and Nehru family have raised a hornet’s nest. The actor’s political allegiance is being questioned. But Rishi, no stranger to controversy is, steadfast in his opinion. He explains his stance to Subhash K Jha.

  • Power

    Delhi govt to ‘compensate’ people for power cuts

    New Delhi: With Delhiites in agony as power cuts are on the rise with the soaring mercury, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday assured his government was personally attending to every complaint they received, adding that a policy will also be enforced where compensation will be provided to people suffering from power cuts for more than two hours.