Free Press Journal
  • First bullet train to run in India by 2023, says Prabhu

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said the first bullet train will run in India in 2023 heralding a new era in train operations in the subcontinent. “In 2023, the first bullet train will run in India. We have already discussed the phases of bullet train project,” Prabhu told PTI.

  • Australia switch to missile-guiding tech to improve fast bowling

    Sydney: To give more teeth to their pace department, Cricket Australia (CA) have gone the military way of introducing missile-guiding technology for the gruelling season ahead. Sports scientists at Australian Catholic University’s School of Exercise Science have developed the revolutionary algorithm because the current method of reporting of professional cricketers’ workloads, which only measures the number of deliveries bowled and not the intensity and effort required to do so, was inadequate, according

  • ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ sequel is Abhishek’s dream

    Actor Abhishek Bachchan says he would like to work in a remake or a sequel of the 2001 film “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham”, which starred his father Amitabh Bachchan in a pivotal role. “My dream film is ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’. If there is a remake or even a sequel, I would like to be a part of that,” Abhishek said.

  • Mika Singh to marry by next year?

    Mumbai: Bollywood singer Mika Singh hopes to find a “nice girl” to tie the knot by next year. The “Mauja Hi Mauja” singer, 38, who is a mentor on a singing reality show, made the announcement on the “wedding special” episode of the show.

  • Violence erupts at opposition protests in DR Congo

    Kinshasa: Congolese security forces fired tear gas and charged at several thousand stone-throwing protesters in the capital Kinshasa today as nationwide rallies against veteran President Joseph Kabila turned violent. Large numbers of riot police were deployed across the Democratic Republic of Congo for the protests called by three opposition groups in defiance of government bans.

  • Atulchandra Kulkarni new Maha ATS chief

    Mumbai: IPS officer Atulchandra Kulkarni today assumed charge as the new chief of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

  • Thakur promises Rs 5 crore for deaf cricketers

    New Delhi: Newly-elected BCCI President Anurag Thakur has promised help of Rs five crore to the deaf and mute cricketers, according to Deaf Cricket Society (DCS). DCS officials met Thakur and congratulated him for becoming the President of the Indian Cricket Board. Thakur also felicitated for

  • Tahir miffed with ‘silly stereotypes’ in showbiz

    Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin, who will be seen in a grey character in “Force 2”, says “silly stereotypes” in the film industry annoy him. The actor, who rose to fame with his negative character in “Mardaani”, added that an actor should be able to break the mould of a previous character, and take on new challenges. Sadly for him, he has only been getting offers to play negative characters post “Mardaani”.

  • 18 months with Team India most memorable of my life: Shastri

    New Delhi: Ravi Shastri considers his 18-month stint as the Indian cricket team’s Director the “most cherished and memorable phase” of his life but does not want to comment on whether he would seek a contract renewal. “I have no doubt in my mind that these are the best 18 months that I have spent during my association with Indian cricket as a player and then as a Team Director.

  • “I don’t have a strategy nor do I work with plans”: Radhika Apte

    Radhika Apte’s tryst with unconventional films has been loved and appreciated by all. Her first big Bollywood break came with BADLAPUR where she only might have had a small role but she left an impression on the audience with her acting. Then came HUNTERRR and MANJHI-THE MOUNTAIN MAN. What really grabbed everyone’s attention was her role in the Sujoy Ghosh’s short film, AHALYA.

  • Rape case

    Frame national policy for welfare of rape survivors: SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to formulate a national policy for providing adequate reliefs to rape survivors as setting up of a separate fund like the ‘Nirbhaya fund’ was not enough and amounted to “just a lip service”.

  • Sonam gets bitter when asked about Aishwarya’s purple lipstick

    The two regulars India imports at Cannes Film Festival seem to have got a little issue here. While Asihwarya Rai Bachchan gathered flak for her purple lipstick at Cannes, Sonam Kapoor was appreciated for her fashion sense. When Sonam was asked about Aishwarya’s purple lips, she ended up saying something that would hurt our Miss World.

  • Hamilton edges past Rosberg to top Monaco GP first practice

    Johannesburg: Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton produced a dominating performance as he outpaced teammate Nico Rosberg to emerge as the fastest driver in the opening practice session of this weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix. Hamilton, who clocked his fastest lap in one min and 15.537 seconds, was just 0.101 seconds quicker than the German driver, Sport24 reported.

  • Paes-Hingis reach French Open second round

    Paris: India’s veteran tennis player Leander Paes and his mixed doubles partner Martina Hingis cruised into the second round of the French Open tennis tournament here on Thursday. The Indo-Swiss duo defeated Germany and Colombian pair of Anna-Lena Granefeld and Robert Farah 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and eight minutes in the first round.

  • Equity markets surge to their highest levels in 2016 

    Mumbai: Positive global indices, along with fresh influx of foreign funds and a rise in crude oil prices lifted the Indian equity markets to their highest levels in 2016 on Thursday.

  • Sebi launches prosecution in 565 Ponzi cases, 1,000 others

    New Delhi: Markets regulator Sebi has launched as many as 565 prosecution cases against those collecting public money through illegal investment schemes and over 1,000 other cases for violation of securities norms.

  • Knee injury casts doubt on Hafeez’s participation in England tour

    Karachi: Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who is suffering from a knee injury sustained during the Asia Cup campaign earlier this year, is in doubt to play in the upcoming tour to England. Despite the injury, Hafeez toured India for the World T20 where he aggravated his condition and was eventually left in the matches against New Zealand and Australia.

  • Subhash Ghai initiates a film festival in Jammu and Kashmir

    The legendary filmmaker SubhashGhai recently visited the Raj Bhavan to meet Mr. NN Vohra, Governor of Jammu and Kashmir to discuss a new festival – Great Indian Film and literature Festival – in the state and also seeked support for TV, film, theatre and literature artists.