Free Press Journal
  • Sri Lanka’s United National Party backs PM Ranil Wickremesinghe in no-confidence motion

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main party in the ruling unity government United National Party today unanimously decided to back its leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in the no-confidence motion submitted against him by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa-backed Joint Opposition. The motion scheduled for April 4 was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya by the Joint Opposition (JO) last week against Wickremesinghe, accusing him of financial mismanagement and failing to tackle anti-Muslim riots

  • Income Tax Department publicly names defaulters owing Rs 490 crore taxes

    New Delhi: The Income-Tax Department today released a pan-India list of 24 defaulting individuals and companies who owe about Rs 490 crore in taxes to the exchequer but have either gone untraceable or have reported inadequate assets for payment of dues.

  • Singer Kanika Kapoor to turn showstopper at the Dubai Fashion League

    Mumbai: Singer Kanika Kapoor has always been praised for her strong fashion game and continues to remain one of the most looked up fashion icons in the country today. It’s no surprise then that the singer will turn showstopper for Pakistani designer at the Dubai Fashion League, a three-day fashion extravaganza that celebrates the best sartorial names from Asia and UAE.

  • Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at PM Narendra Modi says, Too many leaks, the ‘chowkidar’ is weak

    New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi today targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi again, going into rhyme over the series of leaks, including CBSE board papers, to say that the “chowkidar” was weak. Using Twitter as his platform to attack the government, as he has been doing with clockwork regularity lately, he also used the hashtag “BasEkAurSaal”, a reference to the government being left with one year of its term.

  • SC/ST act: Ravi Shankar Prasad confirms filing review petition in Supreme Court

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Law Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday confirmed that his ministry will file a review petition on the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 (SC/ST Act) in the Supreme Court. Interacting with media, Prasad said they have taken note of the directives of the Supreme Court and will soon do the needful.

  • Ball-tampering row: Devastated Cameron Bancroft says sorry for lying in ball-tampering scandal

    Perth: “I lied…and I am sorry,” said banned Australian batsman Cameron Bancroft as he pleaded forgiveness for his role the “devastating” ball-tampering scandal that led to a nine-month ban on him. Bancroft, who was caught on camera pulling out sand paper to scruff up the ball during the third Test against South Africa in Cape Town, said he is disappointed with himself.

  • India women vs England women, T20I Tri-series: Anuja Patil, Smriti Mandhana shine as India wins by 8 wickets

    Mumbai: India finally had to something cheer about as they defeated England by eight wickets to record a consolation win in the women’s T20 tri-series here today. After bundling out England for a paltry 107, the Indian batswomen overhauled the target with 4.2 overs to spare. Opener Smriti Mandhana continued with her rich vein of form, scoring an unbeaten quick-fire 62 in 41 balls.

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    BREAKING: Fox Star India acquires Akshay Kumar starrer Housefull 4 for a whopping Rs. 200 cr?

    Almost each week there has been an announcement that adds another name to the cast of the film Housefull 4. Directed by Sajid Khan, the film features Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Bobby Deol, Abhishek Bachchan, Kriti Sanon, Kiara Advani, Parineeti Chopra, Pooja Hegde, Boman Irani and Chunkey Pandey. Now we hear that the film has been sold at a record price. If what we hear is true then Fox Star India has

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    Uttar Pradesh: Railway Minister gives approval to develop water body on Railway land

    Mathura: The Ministry of Railways has given its nod to develop a water body on a railway land here and the area around it in to a lake-cum-picnic spot, MP from Mathura Hema Malini said. Railway minister Piyush Goyal has asked officials concerned to start the process of granting no-objection certificate (NOC) for the project, she said.

  • Former Australian coach Mickey Arthur slams ‘boorish’ Australia cricketers

    Sydney: Former coach Mickey Arthur Thursday slammed Australia’s players as “boorish and arrogant” and accused them and governing body Cricket Australia of being unwilling to improve the culture within the game. The South African, the first foreigner to hold the post, was sacked on the eve of the Ashes series in 2013 and replaced by current coach Darren Lehmann. Now coaching Pakistan, he said the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, which saw

  • Shah Rukh Khan claims to be “growing up very fast into a child

    New Delhi: The King Khan of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, took to Twitter to pour over his happiness on working in ‘Zero’, starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma as well. One of the leading Bollywood actors, Shah Rukh will be seen in a double role, one of which is of a dwarf, in Aanand L. Rai’s directorial.

  • Did you know Rocky star Sylvester Stallone gifted something very special to Salman Khan?

    Did you know Rocky star Sylvester Stallone gifted something very special to Salman Khan?

    Salman Khan has many admirers around the globe. But, there’s one Hollywood star who happens to admire Salman a lot. It is none other than Rocky star, Sylvester Stallone. Time and again, the duo have shown mutual admiration for each other. Sajid Nadiadwala was reportedly the one who had introduced Salman to Sylvester. Did you know Rocky star Sylvester Stallone gave a very special gift to Salman Khan?

  • RBI imposes monetary penalty worth Rs 58.9 crore on ICICI Bank

    New Delhi: In a rare move, The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday imposed monetary penalty worth Rs. 58.9 crore on ICICI Bank, the country’s biggest private bank, for failing to abide by rules on the sale of bonds in the held-to-maturity (HTM) category.