Free Press Journal
  • KICK mints `83cr in first weekend

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan has done it again! News is that the actor’s Eid release this year with actress Jacqueline Fernanadez, ‘Kick’, has collected a whopping Rs.83 crore in its opening weekend itself! Looks like KICK might enter the elite Rs.100 crore club in a day or two!

  • Dabur Q1 net up 13% at Rs 211 cr

    New Delhi : Dabur Ltd reported 13.33 % increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 210.81 crore for the first quarter ended June on account of strong performance in the FMCG segment. Net sales moved up by 13.16% to Rs 1,863.9 crore.

  • Ukraine army wrests control of crash site

    Donetsk: The Ukrainian army has seized control of part of the vast crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in the east of the country, pro-Russia rebels said.

  • British teacher banned over ice cube penalty

    London : A music teacher in the UK who punished students by making them put ice cubes in their underwear or under their arms has been banned from teaching. James Eaton, 37, was head of music at the Petersfield School, Hampshire, between 2008 and 2011.

  • ‘India have an outside chance against Serbia’

    New Delhi :  Presuming that World No.1 Novak Djokovic won’t be part of the touring party during the Davis Cup tie in Bangalore, Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj reckons that India will have an “outside” chance against the formidable Serbian side.

  • PNB Q1 profit rises 10% to Rs 1,405 cr

    New Delhi :  State-owned Punjab National Bank posted a 10.2 per cent growth in net profit at Rs 1,405 crore during the April-June quarter, helped by a rise in interest income. The bank had a net profit of Rs 1,275 crore during the corresponding period of the previous fiscal.

  • No illegal hoardings, assure parties

    Mumbai: BJP and NCP on Monday submitted written
    undertakings to the Bombay High Court stating that they would not put up hoardings anywhere in Maharashtra without obtaining the permission of local authorities. However, the division bench, headed by Justice Abhay Oka, was not satisfied with the undertakings as they were not exhaustive enough. NCP said in its affidavit that it would ask its local units not to put up illegal hoardings. But the

  • I am honoured I am with Salman, says Kareena

    It is known that Kareena Kapoor and Salman Khan would be seen on the big screen in next year’s Eid release ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. And now, buzz is that the film is about a Brahmin girl and Muslim boy. When asked about the film’s storyline, Kareena said in an interview that it has no correlation with her personal life.

  • BoB net surges 16% to Rs 1,362 cr

    Mumbai :  State-owned Bank of Baroda posted 16.6 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 1,361.88 crore for the April-June quarter, helped by rise in core income.

  • Diabetic patients should have low carb diets

    Washington : A new study has revealed that diet with low carbohydrates is good for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes patients, reports ANI.

  • Adani’s Aus coal mine proj cleared, firm hails decision

    Melbourne : The Australian government cleared the proposed USD 16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine project of the Indian conglomerate Adani Mining in the Galilee Basin in central Queensland. This is expected to provide electricity for up to 100 million people in India, reports PTI.

  • ‘BoB to be an acquirer in consolidation’

    State-owned Bank of Baroda said it will be an “acquirer” as and when the government moves on with bank consolidation.  Geography of the target bank, the product it offers and the cultural fit will be the prime factors it will consider while deciding on such a move, BoB Chairman and Managing Director S S Mundra said.

  • 30,000 policemen for Eid vigil

    Mumbai: A grand total of 30,000 policemen along with 16 companies of SRPF and 1,000 home guard members will be deployed by the Mumbai police to keep a strict vigil on the city on Tuesday in view of ongoing Eid celebrations, informed Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) (Enforcement) and spokesperson for Mumbai Police, Mahesh Patil.  Apart from the regular nakabandis throughout the city, the police have also designated

  • Vibgyor school reopens after ten days, but parents still cautious

    Bangalore : The school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped reopened Monday, 10 days after it was shut over the outrageous incident that led to severe public protests and prompted police to issue tough guidelines for children’s safety.

  • Sri Lanka: Time to take spice route

    Last week, I visited the beautiful home of local businessman Thirukumar Nadesan in a part of Colombo-7 that is so reminiscent of Kolkata’s Alipore of yore. There are three facets of Nadesan that strike me as significant. First, he is a Jaffna Tamil now living in Colombo; second, he is an extremely devout Hindu, with a fully functioning puja room and even a goshala in his back garden; and finally, his wife