Free Press Journal
  • Bhumi Pednekar: 10 things to know about ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ actress

    Bhumi Pednekar is currently one of the most talented actresses of Bollywood. The actress debuted in Bollywood from the film Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Since then, the star is known to everyone in the nation. Now, her second film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha opposite Akshay Kumar is all set to release on this Friday. However, despite getting recognition from the first film, the star’s personal life is still unknown to all.

  • Maratha Kranti Morcha: 5 Rallying Points

    Mumbai: The Marathas have sent out a loud message to the government with a massive silent march attended by several lakh protestors. In the short-term, though, the men, women and children went back with a bunch of assurances from the Fadnavis regime. Yes, the government backed the quota demand of the Marathas, yes, there should be reservation for them in jobs and educational institutions, but the government gave no deadline for its implementation because

  • Dahi Handi: What is the controversy all about?

    With just about 10 days left for one of Maharashtra’s must-see events, the Supreme Court has asked the Bombay High Court to adjudicate on a number of security issues surrounding Dahi Handi. It looks likely that the Bombay High Court, which will hear the Dahi Handi matter on August 7, will lift the height limit as well as the age barrier of Govindas. The Maharashtra government has assured the court that it will address all

  • Neymar is world’s costliest football player: 5 rich facts

    Neymar is expected to arrive in Paris today to finalise his world record 222 million euro move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, which will earn him around 30 million euros a year. The summer’s longest-running transfer saga, which this week saw the 25-year-old tracked from the United States to China to the Middle East, back to Barcelona to say goodbye before a swift detour to Porto where he was thought to have undergone a

  • Nawaz Sharif quits: What is Panama scam all about?

    Nawaz Sharif on Friday resigned as Pakistan Prime Minister after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding public office and ruled that graft cases be filed against the beleaguered leader and his children over the Panama Papers scandal. Nawaz’s younger brother Shehbaz Sharif, now the Chief Minister of the prosperous Punjab province, will be the new PM of Pakistan.

  • Ghatkopar building collapse: 8 significant developments in the tragedy

    The overnight death toll in the building crash here shot up to 17 even as rescue operations continued on Wednesday morning, an official said. Five more bodies were recovered from the debris of the Sai Darshan building at Damodar Park area in Ghatkopar which collapsed like a pack of cards on Tuesday morning.

  • Harmanpreet Kaur: 10 interesting facts about India’s latest cricketing sensation

    Harmanpreet Kaur produced one of the greatest ever ODI knocks in women’s cricket as India stormed into the ICC World Cup final, demolishing Australia by 36 runs in the semifinal, here on Thursday. It is only the second time that India have entered the summit clash of the global event, having lost to Australia in the final of the 2005 edition. Skipper Mithali Raj and senior pacer Jhulan Goswami were part of the Indian

  • Rise of TB in Mumbai: 5 health alerts

    With tuberculosis cases on the rise in the city and aiming to wipe out the disease by 2025, the health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning an ambitious drive to detect TB patients and make others aware of the deadly ailment. Beginning August 1, BMC officials will go from door to door to spread awareness about TB. This is the first time that the civic body is undertaking such an exercise.

  • Roger Federer: 10 stunning facts about Wimbledon 2017 champion

    London: Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3 6-1 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976.

  • Mumbai railway stations name changes: Are we renaming history?

    The Shiv Sena’s idea of renaming the railway stations is finally taking pace. Few days back Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus became Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Elphinstone Road station Prabhadevi. But this won’t end here. Already, there are name change suggestion for other stations as well.

  • Mosul freed from Islamic State: 5 things you need to know

    Mosul: Iraq declared victory against the Islamic State group in Mosul today after a gruelling months- long campaign, dealing the biggest defeat yet to the jihadist group. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s office said he was in “liberated” Mosul to congratulate “the heroic fighters and the
    Iraqi people on the achievement of the major victory,” three years after IS declared its self-styled caliphate from the city.

  • Maharashtra government to waive farmers’ loan: Here are some numbers you need to know

     In a bid to tide over the paucity of funds, the Maharashtra government, which recently announced a Rs 34,022 crore farm loan waiver, has decided to draw money from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to finance the debt write-off. The state administration issued a government resolution (GR) to this effect on Thursday.