Free Press Journal
  • Paes, Bopanna to begin Wimbledon campaign today

    London: India’s Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna will begin their campaign at Wimbledon when they play their respective opening rounds of the men’s doubles event later today.

  • Muzaffarnagar riots victims duped; FIR registered

    Muzaffarnagar: A man has been booked for allegedly duping 10 victims of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots on the pretext of providing them government jobs, police said today. An FIR in this regard was registered against Jamshed at Shapur police station yesterday following complaints by 10 riot victims, they said.

  • Local body tax on film tickets echoes in Tamil Nadu Assembly

    Chennai: The ongoing strike by cinema theatres in Tamil Nadu opposing imposition of 30 per cent local body tax today once again echoed in the assembly with opposition parties expressing concern over the fate of scores of workers dependent on the industry for livelihood. Leader of the Opposition M K Stalin, who raised the issue, said imposing of the local body tax amounted to double taxation since the GST has been rolled

  • OnePlus 5 starts receiving OxygenOS 4.5.5 update

    OnePlus 5 has rolled out another update for its user within a week from its previous update. OxygenOS 4.5.5 is the latest updated for the One plus users which brings bug fixes, performance improvements, wi-fi connectivity improvements, voice calling improvements and much more.

  • From Devika Rani to Shah Rukh Khan: 10 iconic Bollywood kisses

    It’s International Kissing Day today. Kissing scenes in Bollywood are no more a taboo. The industry is transforming, and everything that was earlier unthinkable has been accepted with open arms by Indian audience. One among these many is on-screen kisses in films. From Himanshu Rai and Devika Rani’s liplock in Karma (1933) to Emraan Hashmi in Murder (or any of his films), Bollywood has come a long way and has embraced the

  • I’ve already lived four avatars: ‘Jingle King’ Lesle Lewis

    New Delhi: He is the man credited with jingles of brands like Thums Up, Frooti and Amul, who gave KK his “Pal” and Asha Bhosle a peppy version of “Janam samjha karo”. Lesle Lewis, popular as a member of the Colonial Cousins band, says after serving as a composer for long, he is excited about showcasing his fifth avatar — as singer and performer.

  • I’ve always enjoyed batting, stepping up when required: Mithali Raj

    Derby: Indian women’s cricket team skipper Mithali Raj, who led from the front to guide her side to a convincing 16-run win over Sri Lanka in their fourth ICC Women’s World Cup encounter last evening, has insisted she has always enjoyed batting and stepping up for the national team whenever required.

  • I feel my father is coming back: Celina Jaitley

    Mumbai: Actress Celina Jaitley, who is bereaved over the loss of her father and is currently expecting twins, says it feels like he is coming back to life.

  • Ranveer Singh Birthday Special: Clean shaven or bearded, he looks rocking

    The only guy out there who is not afraid of experimenting with anything and everything, and is surely the most talked about actor in Bollywood right now, is birthday boy Ranveer Singh. Since the time Ranveer has entered in Bollywood, one thing that has constantly changed over the years and with every movie in his style and looks. Although an actor, Ranveer has time and again laid stress on the power of

  • GSTN receives 10,000 calls per day, says Chairman Navin Kumar

    New Delhi: Following the successful rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), the GST Network (GSTN) has been receiving an average of 10,000 calls per day from traders and tax payers to clear their confusion and help them adapt to the new tax regime.

  • Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner

    New Delhi: Achal Kumar Joti on Thursday took charge as the new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC). The former Gujarat chief secretary was appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner on Tuesday succeeding Nasim Zaidi. Joti retired as the Gujarat Chief Secretary in January 2013. He was also the Secretary in the Industry, Revenue and Water Supply Departments in the State. Joti, a 1975-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, had joined the three-member

  • Working in India taught me profound lessons: Mawra Hocane

    Karachi: After garnering critical acclaim for her role in ‘Sanam Teri Kasam,’ Pakistani actress Mawra Hocane feels that working in India has given her profound lessons in her working life.

  • Blackbuck Case: Hearing adjourned till July 22

    New Delhi: The Jodhpur Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court today adjourned the hearing of Salman Khan’s blackbuck poaching case till July 22. Earlier on June 14, the case was adjourned till July 6. During the shooting of Sooraj Barjatya’s movie, ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ in 1999, Salman allegedly went on a shooting expedition along with actors Saif Ali Khan, Neelam, Sonali Bendre and Tabu, killing two blackbucks in Kankani village. Following protests

  • Meet Deepti Sharma: 19-year-old ‘boy-cut’ star of Indian women’s cricket team

    On Wednesday, there was a new name in sports trending on social media, that of Indian cricketer Deepti Sharma. The 19-year-old all-rounder from Uttar Pradesh scored 78 runs against Sri Lanka yesterday in the ongoing ICC Women’s Wold Cup 2017 in England. Deepti Sharma has broken batting records, bowling records, partnership records, all while still being a teenager. Recently, in May, Deepti was part of a 320-run partnership with Poonam Raut, which

  • Lipstick Under My Burkha: Showbiz celebs raise their finger with #LipstickRebellion

    Mumbai: Lipstick Under My Burkha started trending on Instagram with a hastag #LipstickRebellion’ to break the gender barriers. Lipstick stars and also other stars including, Mouni Roy, Anita Hassanandani, Asaka Goradia have joined the movement and have posed with a lipstick holding it in the middle finger.