Free Press Journal
  • China extends orange alert as thick smog chokes Beijing

    Beijing: Chinese capital today extended the orange alert for heavy air pollution for another three days as toxic smog continued to choke Beijing in the New Year, forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of flights in the neighbouring Tianjin city.

  • Supreme Court removes Anurag Thakur as BCCI President

    New Delhi: Cracking the whip on a defiant BCCI, the Supreme Court today removed its president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke, saying they should “forthwith cease and desist from” the board’s work.

  • Manufacturing PMI contracts in December after cash ban

    New Delhi: Hit hard by the demonetisation move, manufacturing sector contracted in December as new work orders and output took a knock for the first time in 2016, a monthly survey showed today.

  • 2016: The year that was not for tigers as toll in MP touched 33

    Bhopal, Once a home to tigers, Madhya Pradesh now appears to have turned into an enemy territory for them, as the state witnessed the highest number of feline deaths in 2016, when it lost 33 big cats, taking the toll to 89 in a period of last five years.

  • Varun Dhawan shares poster of Badrinath Ki Dulhania on twitter

    New Delhi: Bollywood’s Badri and his Dulhania have found a unique way of wishing everyone a Happy New Year as both of them took to their Twitter handle to share with their fans a special poster of their upcoming flick.

  • India, Indonesia key areas of focus for DBS in 2017

    Singapore: India and Indonesia will be the Development Bank of Singapore’s “big” areas of focus for this year, its chief executive officer Piyush Gupta has said.

  • Who will make 2017 tick?

    The KHANS, The Dharmas and the YRFs have always been big, but here are some of the unusual suspects that look to be amongst the most promising factors in the coming year

  • Mulayam-Akhilesh take fight over party symbol to EC

    Lucknow: After days of wrangling and sordid tug of war to gain control over the party and its headquarters, the two factions of  Samajwadi Party are set to approach the Election Commission of India on Monday to stake claim on the party symbol ‘cycle’.

  • Bollywood: Taking a giant leap in 2017

    While we did not witness many actors perform in international films in 2016, 2017 is the year when we’ll see many of our talents taking a long leap into the world of international cinema. While Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are ready with their films, ‘Baywatch’ and ‘xXx: The returns of xander cage’, a few other actors will be showcasing their talent for the global audience to witness.

  • US rejects having prior information on Istanbul nightclub attack

    Ankara : The United States embassy in Turkey has denied media reports that it had prior information about threats to specific entertainment venues, including the Reina Club, where at least 39 people were killed after an attacker opened fire on partygoers at the venue in Istanbul’s Ortakoy district in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

  • Priyanka Chopra shows her sportsmanship

    Ruling the Bollywood charts for many years, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone took the mighty plunge to Hollywood. With harmony on their mind and leaving the competition behind these two have always been seen promoting and encouraging the other. That’s what happened recently when Priyanka wished nothing but good luck for Deepika’s first international venture.

  • Bollywood: The tale of two biographies- Karan Johar and Rishi Kapoor

    Two of Bollywood’s most uncensored people will be releasing their biographies very soon. Well not exactly uncensored but both of them are extremely opinionated and don’t fear anyone when it comes to expressing themselves.

  • Congress to launch nation-wide anti-demonetisation drive from today

    New Delhi: The Congress Party will launch a three-phase stir against demonetisation from today. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala earlier announced that the grand old party would hold protests across the country at block as well as national level.

  • Pact with Singapore will plug tax evasion

    It is heartening that India and Singapore have amended a double-tax avoidance agreement that will allow the Indian tax authorities to impose capital gains tax on investments routed through the island nation. This third in the line agreement— the first two were with Mauritius and Cyprus earlier in 2016—will plug possible misuse of benefits which was draining revenue that should have accrued to India. It was common knowledge that the round-tripping of funds into

  • Samajwadi flip-flops leave a sour taste

    The internecine tug of war between Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son and chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has exposed the seemingly well-entrenched party in Uttar Pradesh to mockery. In the see-saw battle that has been brewing for weeks, one day it is the Mulayam group that has the upper hand with his brother Shivpal Yadav playing the backroom sinister role while another day it has been Akhilesh, egged on by Ram

  • No full stops in Samajwadi politics

    It is clear that Akhilesh is deciding the new order, and while he is prepared to respect his father, he is not willing to let him dictate his politics. Mulayam’s frustration at this development is visible from the letter he sent out after the ‘national convention’ anointed Akhilesh as the party president. He called the convention illegal, and expelled Ram Gopal for organizing it, and labelled all its decisions as illegal. But then he