Free Press Journal
  • Adaptable Smith the Ashes bane of England

    Melbourne : Steve Smith says he has been adapting his quirky batting to keep ahead of England’s bowlers and is working on getting even better after a stellar Ashes series.

  • Pitch the villain in rare Test draw

    Melbourne : Rival captains Steve Smith and Joe Root were critical of the lifeless Melbourne pitch after the fourth Ashes Test today, only the second draw in the showpiece Boxing Day Test in 20 years.

  • CULTURAL BEAT: Trendy and innovative music takes a new turn

    Culture, music and arts witnessed new trends as various events and platforms emerged providing an opportunity for young aspirants. Music genre especially took a new turn as large number of concerts and music festivals paved their way into the heart of the city experiencing a reverberating response right from Coldplay to Justin Bieber music gig.

  • ‘Padmavati’ is now ‘Padmavat’, CBFC suggests modifications

    Mumbai : The censor board has decided to give Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” a UA certificate without any cuts but has suggested that the director change the film’s title to “Padmavat” besides making four other modifications. There were reports doing the rounds that the board had suggested 26 cuts to the film, but in a statement, Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chairman Prasoon Joshi clarified that they have only advised five

  • Don’t celebrate New Year’s party at these 19 bars & pubs: Nitesh Rane

    Mumbai : In the backdrop of the tragic Kamala Mills blaze, Congress legislator Nitesh Rane has warned people to avoid 19 bars and pubs while celebrating their New Year’s party. He highlighted the very narrow exit points at these pubs that aren’t conducive for escaping in case of emergency.

  • England’s character to get face-saving Test win:Root

    Melbourne : England was again denied a win in their troubled Ashes series here on Saturday, but skipper Joe Root says it is all eyes on a face-saving win in the final Test in Sydney.

  • Meet people who will celebrate New Year differently

    BHOPAL : Many people will celebrate New Year by organising parties and going for picnic with family members and friends. But there are people in the city who will celebrate the day with elderly people at old-age homes and differently-abled children.

  • Syrian offensive against Kurds would be a mistake: Mattis

    “We have said that we would operate on one side and the Russians on the other. And we are still taking (the IS) down. Nothing has changed. It’s a mistake” to cross that line, he emphasised,”  Jim Mattis/Us Secretary of Defence..

  • Over 16 per cent vacancies in safety category of Rlys: Data

    New Delhi : While investment in safety- related activities in the railways has increased by 57 per cent during the last three years, 16 per cent of the posts remained vacant in the safety category as of April this year, according to official data.

  • Three out of 14 survivors discharged after treatment

    Mumbai : More than 50 people were injured in a massive fire which broke out at 12.30 am at ‘1 Above’ restaurant in Kamala Mills compound on Thursday midnight.

  • Cop beaten for inappropriately touching a girl: Family members  

    Mumbai : Two policemen were beaten by a group of men for having touched a girl inappropriately while trying to stop a Christmas party on December 25 at 5 am at Kalina in Santa Cruz (East) as per claims of the family members. The family members and friends who attended the house party claimed they beat the policeman as he touched a girl named Reema Pawar in an inappropriate manner, in a

  • Vyapam scam: Still in search of the mastermind

    Bhopal : This past year was expected to be crucial for moving ahead with the corruption charges involving the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB), popularly known as Vyapam. The CBI did file two charge-sheets naming a staggering 1,082 accused – but it is yet to name the mastermind of the entire scam.

  • The series is not just about my duel with AB: Kohli

    Cape Town : He has the highest regards for his Royal Challengers Bengaluru teammate and Indian skipper Virat Kohli simply does not understand why every Indo-South Africa series to be billed as a battle between him and AB de Villiers.

  • Post-pub blaze, Mumbaikars nix plans of partying on NYE

    Mumbai : Traumatised by the pub fire which killed 14 on Friday, many Mumbaikars on Saturday said they have either cancelled or scaled down their planned New Year Eve celebrations.

  • ‘Displeased’ Gujarat Dy CM yet to take charge of portfolios

    Gandhinagar : The old comrade-in-arms have turned new adversaries with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel at loggerheads over distribution of the ”plums” of office in Gujarat. With the crisis escalating, the BJP High Command has gone into damage control and a senior leader is being rushed to Gujarat to soothen ruffled feathers, more-so after Congress began fanning the flames terming it an example of injustice to the Patidar

  • ‘Hookah joints are fire hazards’

    Mumbai : Post the tragedy at Kamala Mills Compound, cancer specialists have appealed to citizens to consciously avoid going to places which illegally serve hookah. Citing threats of cancer due to smoking and also imminent fire threat like at 1Above restaurant, oncologists say that less demand of hookah can curb all the possible threats in future.

  • 3 FIRs against owners of Mojo Bistro, 1Above, Kamala Mills

    Mumbai : Three fresh First Informa-tion Reports (FIR) have been registered on Saturday against owners of 1 Above, Mojo Bistro and P22 for illegal extensions under Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act(MRTP) on the complaint of Brihanmum-bai Municipal Corporation (BMC) against the three restaurants for illegal construction, irregularities and violations under the Act.