Free Press Journal
  • CIL mega share sale sails through; Govt to get Rs 22,600 cr

    New Delhi: In the biggest ever disinvestment exercise, the government’s 10 per cent stake sale in Coal India today got over subscribed by 1.05 times and fetched about Rs 22,600 crore although retail investors did not bid so aggressively.

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    Uber rape survivor files lawsuit in US court against company

    New York: A 25-year-old Indian woman, allegedly raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi last month, has filed a lawsuit against the taxi service company in a US court arguing that it does not adequately screen its drivers and its “negligence and fraud” led to her being sexually assaulted and humiliated.

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    George Lucas slams Hollywood movies as “circus”

    Los Angeles: ‘Star Wars’ creator George Lucas feels a lot of movies being made in Hollywood today are “circus movies”. The director-producer, who sold his company and Star Wars franchise to Disney in 2012 for over USD 4 billion, said substance is lacking in movies today. “A lot of movies you see today are circus movies,” Lucas said during a panel discussion with Robert Redford at the Sundance Film Festival yesterday.

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    ‘Bagrodia, Gupta prima facie committed misconduct in Coalscam’

    New Delhi: Former Minister of State for Coal Santosh Bagrodia, ex-Coal Secretary H C Gupta and an official of Coal Ministry prima facie committed criminal misconduct and facilitated AMR Iron & Steel Pvt Ltd to obtain coal block “unlawfully”, a special court today said.

  • Gold extend weakness, down Rs 200, silver plunges Rs 1,550

    New Delhi: The slide in gold continued for the second straight day, with prices tumbling by Rs 200 to Rs 28,100 per ten gram at the bullion market today largely in tandem with a weakening trend overseas amid low demand from jewellers.

  • Govt’s initial 5% stake sale in CIL fully subscribed

    New Delhi: The government’s initial lot of 5 per cent stake in Coal India today got subscribed much before the close of market hours fetching the government at least Rs 11,300 crore even as bidding for the remaining lot continues on the bourses.

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    Shakira gives birth to second child

    Los Angeles:  Pop star Shakira and her longtime partner Gerard Pique have welcomed their second child, a baby boy. The 37-year-old Colombian superstar had her baby on schedule by Cesarean section in a Barcelona hospital, reported Billboard magazine. Shakira, and Pique, 27, had reserved an entire floor for the birth at the Teknon clinic, which is in an upscale neighbourhood. The couple’s other son Milan, who turned two on January 22, was

  • Nandish Sandhu

    Reality shows are more fun: Nandish Sandhu

    Mumbai: After being a part of back-to-back fiction shows, ‘Uttaran’ actor Nandish Sandhu feels that reality series are more fun as one does not have to follow a script. Nandish, who will be next seen in ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi: Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns’, said the reality shows are all performance based. “I just finished a reality show ‘Box Cricket League’ before going to Capetown for ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’. Reality is more fun

  • 14 killed in Shiite mosque bombing in Pakistan

    Karachi: At least 14 people were killed and over 40 injured in a powerful bomb attack at a minority Shia mosque in Pakistan’s Sindh province during the weekly Friday prayers, police said.

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    Never had second thoughts about doing ‘Shamitabh’: Akshara Haasan

    Mumbai: Akshara Haasan did not have any plans to turn actor but when the offer to star in ‘Shamitabh’ came her way, she could not say no. The 24-year-old actress, the younger daughter of Kamal Haasan and Sarika, worked as an assistant director for four years but never felt the need to shift to acting. It was while working with an ad agency, she met Balki and felt she was ready to switch and

  • Pakistan to execute convict on non-terror charge

    Islamabad: Another Pakistani convict will be hanged in Punjab province’s Haripur central jail as the prison authorities received his death warrant Friday.

  • Singapore saw 47 liquor-related riot cases in 2014: Govt

    Singapore: Singapore today said that 47 cases of rioting and 115 incidents of serious hurt linked to liquor consumption was reported in the country last year, prompting the government to restrict the sale and consumption of alcohol in public places.

  • Released Taliban fighter re-engaging in terror activity

    Washington: Top Republican lawmakers have expressed their outrage over reports that one of the five Taliban fighters swapped in exchange for a US soldier by the Obama administration was re-engaging in terrorist activity.

  • Attack against minorities in India increases: US lawmaker

    Washington: As many as 38 incidents targeting the Christian community in India were reported in the last two months of 2014, a Republican lawmaker has claimed, alleging that there is rise in attack against the minorities.

  • HRW asks new Indian govt to fulfill campaign promises

    New York: A global human rights body has voiced concern that vaguely worded laws in India that criminalise free speech continue to be misused as it asked the new government to fulfill its campaign promises of introducing laws to promote women’s rights, end discrimination and punish uniformed personnel for serious rights abuses.

  • Jaipal Singh appointed PS to MoS Home

    New Delhi: Jaipal Singh, a Gujarat-cadre IFS officer, has been appointed Private Secretary to Minister of State for Home Affairs Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary. Singh, a 1991-batch Indian Forest Service officer is presently working as Director in Department of Higher Education. He has been appointed for a period of upto September 26, 2018, which is maximum period of seven years of stay outside the cadre in a single stint, or on a co-terminus basis with the

  • Arvind Kejriwal slams BJP advertisement

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party today took a swipe at the BJP for its newspaper advertisement, in which Anna Hazare’s cartoon has been shown with a garland, prompting AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal to cheekily ask whether the saffron party had “killed” the veteran anti-corruption crusader.

  • Swamy mulls action against Rahul Gandhi under anti corruption act

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy said he was mulling over filing a case against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi under the Prevention of Corruption Act, based on Jayanti Natarajan’s letter to party president Sonia Gandhi.