Free Press Journal
  • End of Yuvraj Singh era? Veteran dropped for Sri Lanka series, fans miffed

    A two-time World Cup winner and arguably one of India’s best limited-overs cricketer, Yuvraj Singh, suffered a major setback yesterday after he was dropped out from the Indian squad for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka. Ever since the 2011 World Cup, Yuvraj has been in and out from the Indian squad owing to his derailment due to cancer. Even in the Indian Premier League, we didn’t see any consistency in his

  • Britannia aims to increase distribution footprint post-GST

    New Delhi, After facing initial GST hiccups, FMCG major Britannia is looking at increasing its distribution footprint and winning market share from local players. The company, which witnessed de-stocking in trade channels due to migration to GST, said the new tax regime has brought a level playing field. “Our key strategic focus area is to increase distribution footprint, grow rural and win (market) share from local players,” Britannia said in a presentation to the

  • Three chain-snatching incidents in half-an-hour in Thane

    Thane: Three incidents of chain-snatching from women at a locality in Thane district’s Ambernath township created a flutter among residents in the area. Two motorcycle-borne men allegedly snatched the chain from a 65-year-old woman while she was walking alongwith her husband to a friend’s place in Ambernath at around 7 pm yesterday, a police official said.

  • Riteish Deshmukh remembers father on death anniversary

    Mumbai: On the 5th death anniversary of Vilasrao Deshmukh, a two-time chief minister of Maharashtra, his son and actor Riteish Deshmukh shared an emotional post on social media.

  • Varun Dhawan’s ‘Judwaa 2’ trailer to be out soon! Read details here

    We all know that Varun Dhawan has recently completed the shooting of his upcoming David Dhawan’s directorial venture Judwaa 2. Since then, his fans have been eagerly waiting for the film’s trailer. But now, it seems like the trailer of the film is soon going to be out.

  • Mahesh Babu’s 25th film launched

    Hyderabad: Superstar Mahesh Babu’s yet-untitled Telugu film, to be directed by Vamshi Paidipally, was launched here on Monday.

  • Rise in food prices pushes WPI inflation higher

    New Delhi: An exponential rise in food prices pushed India’s annual rate of inflation based on wholesale prices to 1.88 per cent in July, official data showed here on Monday.

  • Pallekele Test: India on verge of victory as Sri Lanka struggle

    Kandy: India inched towards victory even as Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews staged a desperate battle to prolong Sri Lanka’s struggle with the hosts posting 82/4 in their second innings at lunch on the third day of the third cricket Test here on Monday.

  • Sunidhi Chauhan birthday special: Listen to her 10 best songs

    The talented and beautiful singer Sunidhi Chauhan turns 34 today. The lady started singing at the age of 13 and made her Bollywood debut with the 1996 film Shastra. She got fame and name from the song ‘Ruki Ruki Si Zindagi’ from ‘Mast’ 1999.

  • Himachal mudslide: Rescue operations continue

    Shimla: Rescuers on Monday started the second day of their search operation in Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi district where a massive mudslide swallowed a 150m stretch of road burying homes, two buses and vehicles and leaving 46 dead. The authorities are suspecting one or two more persons might be trapped in the mud pile that spread over 300 m area.

  • Mumbai: Soon, agencies could cut trees without BMC’s permission

    Many people in the city have been protesting against tree cutting for Metro projects that are coming up in Mumbai. And that’s the reason why half of the Metro projects have been delayed till now. So finally the state government has decided to sideline the Tree Authority and is considering a change in the law, where it will allow individual agencies to cut trees without taking permission from the Tree Authority.

  • Live Scores, match updates, commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Day 3 at Pallekele

    It was the same old story at the second day of the third Test at Pallekele. India again amassing over 450 runs on the board and quite predictably Sri Lanka getting out cheaply in the first innings. India started the second day at 329/6 and then lost Wriddhiman Saha early and then came the fireworks from Hardik Pandya, who scored his maiden Test century and blasted seven sixes in his knock of 108 off

  • Two men die of suspected drug overdose in Goa

    Panaji: Two men died of suspected drug overdose at a party on a beach in North Goa, a police official said today. The two men, hailing from Tamil Nadu, were part of a group which had arrived in the state for a vacation, he said. The duo attended the party at Vagator beach in NorthGoa on Saturday night after which they felt uneasy, he said.

  • Sri Lankan Navy apprehends four Tamil Nadu fishermen; taken for probe

    Colombo: The Sri Lankan Navy on Monday apprehended four Tamil Nadu fishermen along with a country boat near Punkudi Island. They all have been taken to Kankesandurai Navel camp for probe. On Aug 10, 12 Indian fishermen, who were apprehended by Sri Lankan Navy earlier in the week, had been sent to remand till August 23 by a Sri Lankan court. The 12 fishermen have been lodged in Sri Lanka’s Jaffna Jail.

  • Johnny Lever birthday special: All you need to know about legendary comedian’s daughter

    Johnny Lever is undoubtedly the king of comedy in Bollywood. He has given outstanding comedy performances in many Bollywood films in his 33 years long career. But apart from that, many people don’t know that there is someone in Johnny’s family who is currently taking forward his legacy. Yes, we are talking about the birthday boy’s daughter Jamie Janumala.

  • Police employee commits suicide in Nashik

    Nashik: A 28-year-old driver working for the police here allegedly committed suicide at his residence, an official said today. Deepak Dagadu Barhate, employed as a driver at the Sarkarwada police station in the city, was on night duty on Saturday after which he went home yesterday at around 9 am.

  • Sikh who entered US illegally to be deported to India

    New York: A 39-year-old Sikh, who entered the US illegally through Mexico over a decade ago, will be deported to India as the Trump administration continues its crackdown on illegal immigrants.