Free Press Journal
  • Supreme Court dismisses plea against Peepli Live co-director Farooqui’s acquittal in rape case

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea filed by a US researcher challenging the Delhi High Court verdict acquitting Peepli Live’ co-director Mahmood Farooqui in an alleged rape case. The apex court rejected the plea filed by the 30-year-old woman, saying it would not interfere with the high court’s verdict which is a “well-written judgement”.

  • ICC U-19 World Cup: India hammer Zimbabwe to top Group B

    Mount Maunganui: Three-time champions India completed their Group B domination with a comprehensive 10-wicket win over an ill-equipped Zimbabwe in the ICC U-19 World Cup here today. India, who had already sealed a quarterfinal spot with back-to-back wins against Australia and Papua New Guinea in Group B, produced another professional performance to end the league stage unbeaten.

  • Former-US lawmaker Michael Lange sentenced to 18 years for drug trafficking

    Los Angeles: A former US Republican lawmaker was sentenced to 18 years in prison for drug trafficking, officials said.  Michael Lange, 57, will spend 216 months in prison for two felony drug distribution charges, according to a sentence issued by Susan Watters, a US district judge of the Montana district court on Thursday.

  • Believe it or not! These 7 on-screen brothers and sisters are actually couples in real life

    Agree or not but when it comes to entertainment, daily soaps plays an important part in it. Although the television industry is changing day-by-day, still something can never change in our industry, which is the typical saas-bahu drama fight. And now, the next-gen has taken over the TV screens and they are trying their level best to adapt to their characters on-screen. Sometimes, they have to play out of

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    Mumbai: Corporators seek extension of six months to utilise funds

    Corporators from Mumbai have sought an extension of additional six months to utilise their development funds. Corporators failed for the second year in a row have failed to use their Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) allocated development funds, and have blamed the re-tendering for projects, which happened due to the implementation of GST.

  • HCL Tech Quarter 3 net profit up 6% to Rs 2,194 crore

    New Delhi: HCL Technologies, the country’s fourth-largest IT firm, today posted a 6 percent growth in consolidated net profit at Rs 2,194 crore for the quarter ending December compared to the same period of previous year. The Noida-based firm had posted a net profit of Rs 2,070crore in the year-ago period, it said in a statement.

  • Brazil: Car drives into crowd at Copacabana Beach in Rio; 15 hurt

    Rio De Janeiro: A motorist who says he lost control of his car drove into the crowded seaside boardwalk along Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday evening, injuring at least 15 people, authorities said. Brazilian military police said in an e-mailed statement there was no indication that the incident was a terrorist attack.

  • I never molested my daughter: Woody Allen

    Los Angeles, Filmmaker Woody Allen has dismissed his adoptive daughter, Dylan Farrow’s, sex assault claims saying he “never molested her”. Allen’s reaction comes after Farrow gave her first public TV interview about the claims hoping that appearing on camera would convince people she was telling the truth.

  • Woody Allen Sexual Harassment: Backlash grows as daughter Dylan Farrow says telling ‘truth’

    New York: Woody Allen was thrust to the fore today of the sexual harassment watershed sweeping the United States when his daughter revived child molestation allegations against the famed director, asking the world to finally believe her. Dylan Farrow’s claim that the director touched her inappropriately as a seven-year-old first surfaced a quarter of a century ago in the wake of her mother’s acrimonious split from Allen, who ran off in 1992 with

  • New Maruti Suzuki Swift Details Out, Bookings Open

    Maruti has revealed the details of the third-generation Swift ahead of its launch and public premiere at the Auto Expo 2018 early next month. The automaker has also started accepting pre-launch bookings of the Swift with an initial payment of Rs 11,000. Here what the new Swift packs.

  • Mumbai Crime: Father arrested for sexually assaulting his teen daughter

    Mumbai: In a gruesome and barbaric incident of sexual crime committed against women (in this case a minor), the father of a 17-year-old girl was arrested on Wednesday after the teenager, who had run away from their Parksite home in Vikhroli last Friday, revealed to the police that she had fled because she was being sexually assaulted by him for the past five years.

  • ICC U-19 World Cup: India dismiss Zimbabwe for 154

    Mount Maunganui: India dismissed Zimbabwe for 154 in a Group B match of the U-19World Cup here today. Milton Shumba top-scored for Zimbabwe with 36 off 59balls.