Free Press Journal
  • Rakhi Birla elected Delhi Deputy Speaker

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Rakhi Birla got a unique birthday gift on Friday – she was elected the Deputy Speaker of the Delhi assembly.

  • Martino backs Messi after Maradona’s criticism

    Chicago (Illinois): Argentina coach Gerardo Martino on Friday contradicted Argentine legend Diego Maradona saying that their current poster boy Lionel Messi is a great leader on the pitch. Argentina skipper Messi was subjected to criticism from Maradona on Thursday who said that the FC Barcelona icon “lacks (the) character to be a leader”.

  • ‘Pricing will soon give way to convenience in Indian e-commerce’

    New Delhi: As broadband usage expands in India, convenience will be the main driver for online shopping after 2019, as opposed to pricing being the main issue today, and eventually help e-commerce firms make money, says Morgan Stanley. “Internet adoption is a recent phenomenon in India with under 70 per cent of the total Internet users having fewer than five years of experience on it,” the merchant banker’s research arm said in

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    BJP-Sena war of words intensifies

    Mumbai: Social media posts portraying the Shiv Sena leadership in poor light have gone viral, apparently put out in response to the Sena’s diatribe against BJP, reflecting growing strains in their ties ahead of the Mumbai civic polls due early next year.

  • Writings of Dabholkar, Pansare, Kalburgi in new book

    New Delhi: Eminent authors and activists who have previously voiced their opinions against the curbing of freedom of expression and inhuman killing of rationalists and thinkers, have now come together to pen a new book advocating critical thinking against all forms of discrimination.

  • Sting has exposed UP govt, order CBI probe: BJP

    New Delhi: BJP today cited a purported sting operation to fire a fresh salvo at the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh, alleging it has “exposed” the ruling party’s collusion with Mathura’s Jawahar Bag encroachers. The party also asked the state government to immediately recommed for a CBI inquiry so that truth could come out.

  • Making Punjabi compulsory not linked to Punjab polls: AAP

    New Delhi: The Delhi government’s decision to make Punjabi compulsory in government schools in Delhi had nothing to do with the coming assembly polls in the state, the AAP said on Friday.

  • Bombay High Court demands explanation from CBFC for Udta Punjab cuts

    Earlier we had informed you that the co-producers of the film Udta Punjab, Phantom Films, had decided to move the High Court against the Censor Board of Film Certification’s refusal to grant them an ‘A’ certification. A couple of hours prior to the hearing, the film’s production team received a list of cuts recommended by the CBFC. Following this the High Court had given the team time to

  • Chronology of Danish woman gangrape

    Following is the chronology of events in a gangrape case in which a Delhi court today awarded life imprisonment to five persons guilty of ravishing a 52-year-old Danish woman here in January 2014:

  • Naik opposes govt’s decision to allot land to Navy

    Panaji: Rajya Sabha MP from Goa Shantaram Naik today opposed the state government’s decision to allot five acres of land to Indian Navy for a Naval Enclave to be developed at the proposed Greenfield airport coming at Mopa. The Defence ministry had proposed a naval enclave at the new airport which has been approved by state government.

  • Tiger Shroff sets a world record in dance

    Tiger Shroff who recently gave another successful film with Baaghi, recently collaborated with choreographers Remo D’Souza, Prince Gupta, Terence Lewis and others to create a world record for the largest free dance camp for students.

  • Monsoon schedule on Konkan route effective from today

    Mangaluru: The revised time schedule announced by the Railways on the Konkan route during the monsoon season will come into effect from today. The monsoon time table on the route would continue to be in effect until October 31, Konkan Railway Corporation said in a release here.

  • CBFC discouraging filmmakers from showing reality: Randeep Hooda

    New Delhi : With the controversy escalating over ‘Udta Punjab’, a film highlighting the rampant drug menace and its impact on the youth in Punjab, actor Randeep Hooda took on the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), saying the board, which is meant to provide certification, should not discourage filmmakers from showing ground reality.

  • ’24’ most taxing assignment of my career: Anil Kapoor

    Mumbai: Actor-producer Anil Kapoor is set to fire bullets, throw punches at the bad guys and engage in stunts in the upcoming TV show “24: Season 2”. The 59-year-old, who has been in the film industry for almost four decades, says the Indian adaptation of the popular American TV show is the most taxing project for him so far.

  • Uber fined $900,000 in France for illegal service

    Paris: Ride-hailing firm Uber has been fined $900,000 in France for using non-professional drivers between February 2014 and July 2015, the media reported on Friday. The Paris Criminal Court ruled on Thursday that Uber, based in San Francisco, had operated illegally by putting clients in contact with “road transport providers” for free with its low-cost UberPOP ride-sharing service, Xinhua reported.