Free Press Journal
  • IPL 2018: Could this be the year of underachieving Delhi Daredevils?

    Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, AB de Villiers, TM Dilshan, David Warner, Ashish Nehra, Mahela Jayawardene, Glenn Maxwell, Glenn McGrath, Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen. These are some of the legends of the game over the past 10 years that have represented Delhi Daredevils and still, DD’s trophy cabinet is empty. Despite being horrendous and unprofessional over the years Daredevils are still hugely popular and Delhites still come to the stadium

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    Mumbai: Soon, BEST will replace old electric meters with new digital meters in island city

    On Tuesday, the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has passed a proposal of replacing the old electric meters (conventional meters) with digital ones. BEST will begin the installation of digital electricity meters soon and has planned to change 1,00,000 old meters in Colaba, Nariman Point, Dadar, Parel, and Fort.

  • RBI announces special measures on March 31 for government accounts

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced special measures for transaction of central and state government business by banks handling government accounts on March 31 in view of the closing of the financial year on that day. In a release late on Tuesday, the RBI also said special arrangements have been made to conduct special clearing operations on March 31 in order to facilitate government receipts and payments.

  • Apple introduces new 9.7-inch iPad, classroom software

    Chicago: Apple on Tuesday unveiled a new 9.7-inch iPad that will be available for schools in the US for just $299 ($329 for consumers) and some classroom software. In India, the popular iPad with support for Apple Pencil will be available from April, starting at Rs 28,000.

  • Gully Boy: Ranveer Singh shoots an important sequence at Churchgate station in Mumbai

    Ranveer Singh, the man of the moment, is busy shooting Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming directorial Gully Boy. The film is inspired by the stories of Indian rappers Divine and Naezy. The actor will be essaying the role of a street rapper in the film. The film also stars Alia Bhatt in the lead. For the film, Ranveer has undergone several workshops to ace his character. From we have learned, the actor was recently

  • Case registered against BJP MLA Raja Singh for hurting religious sentiments

    Hyderabad: A case has been registered against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Raja Singh in Rein Bazar Police Station for hurting religious sentiments of Muslims. Circle Inspector, Rein Bazar police station, in a statement said, “We have received a complaint from Iqbal Mbt, party worker on March 26, stating Raja Singh in a video has delivered a speech which is provocative and hurting the sentiments of the Muslim religion, he also promoted

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    Chitradurga Mutt’s head urges Amit Shah to support minority status for Lingayats

    Tumkur (Karnataka): Seer Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru of Chitradurga Mutt on Wednesday wrote a letter to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah, requesting him to support the Karnataka government’s decision of granting minority status to Lingayats community.

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    Maharashtra withdraws controversial order extending school days

    Mumbai: Following an uproar, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday withdrew a controversial circular extending school working days by over a month, barely 24 hours after it was issued. Education Minister Vinod Tawde said the notification of the Maharashtra Academic Authority (MAA), Pune, stands withdrawn and Class I to IX students shall not be required to attend school till April 30.

  • PM Narendra Modi bids farewell to retiring Rajya Sabha members

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the retiring Rajya Sabha for their service and extended wishes for their future. Addressing members at the Rajya Sabha, the Prime Minister said, “We bid farewell to some of our MP colleagues in the Rajya Sabha. All of the outgoing parliamentarians have their significant contribution, importance, and each one of them has tried to contribute to the best of their capacity for the

  • Inside pictures of Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s pre-engagement party

    Mumbai: Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani hosted a lavish pre-engagement bash at Antilia for his son Akash Ambani and future daughter in law Shloka Mehta on Monday. The party was star studded thanks to Bollywood stars like, Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Karan Johar, Katina Kaif, Zaheer Khan arrived with wife Sagarika Ghatge, Kiran Rao, John Abraham and among other makes their presence. The couple Akash and

  • Central task force on AI recommends setting up of N-AIM

    Chennai: A central task force on Artificial Intelligence (AI) has suggested creating a National Artificial Intelligence Mission (N-AIM) that will serve as a nodal agency for coordinating AI related activities in the country. The report of the task force, set up by the Union Commerce Ministry in August last, has also said “AI should be seen as a scalable problem solver in India rather than only as a booster of economic growth.”

  • Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe asks China to explain Kim Jong-un’s secret meeting

    Tokyo: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday asked China for explanations on the visit of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping. “We want to receive a complete explanation from China,” Abe said during a speech in the Japanese Parliament, Efe news reported.

  • Ball-tampering row: David Warner steps down as Sunrisers Hyderabad captain

    New Delhi: Australian batsman David Warner today stepped down as captain of IPL franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad owing to the ball-tampering scandal that has tainted his reputation and shaken international cricket to the core. “In light of recent events, David Warner has stepped down as captain of SunRisers Hyderabad. The new captain of the Team will be announced shortly,” Sunrisers Hyderabad CEO K Shanmugam said in a tweet posted by the team’s official handle.

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    Sushma Swaraj leaves for three-day visit to Japan

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday left for a three-day visit to Japan during which she will co-chair the Ninth India-Japan Strategic Dialogue with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono.

  • Disha Patani CONFESSES that she has no friends except Tiger Shroff

    Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff are both young, attractive, super fit and are in enviable form. They have a lot of common connection which bonds them together and screams ‘compatible’. So, even if they are not dating, we would like to believe that they are and why not? It looks like they were meant to be together. While the grapevine is abuzz with rumours that the two are seriously committed to each

  • Hot, metallic Earth-sized planet discovered 

    London: Scientists have discovered a hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet orbiting a dwarf star located 260 million light years away. Named K2-229b, the planet is almost 20 per cent larger than Earth but has a mass which is over two-and-a-half times greater. It reaches a day side temperature of over 2000 degrees Celsius.

  • Miami Open: Sloane Stephens cracks world top 10 with semi-final run

    Miami: American Sloane Stephens had cause for a double celebration after beating Germany’s Angelique Kerber 6-1, 6-2 to set up a Miami Open semi-final clash with former world number one Victoria Azarenka. The US 13th seed’s comprehensive triumph in tricky wind conditions over the former world number one ensured Stephens reached the last four at Key Biscayne for the first time. It also means the reigning US Open champion will finally be