Free Press Journal
  • stocks

    Sensex down 123 points; auto stocks plunge

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets was trading down 123 points or 0.43 percent during Thursday’s late afternoon trade session, as interest sensitive stocks like automobiles and bank plunged.

  • Must Visit: The Retail Leadership Summit 2015 by RAI

    Retailers Association of India (RAI) is the lead trade association representing retailers. It is a not for profit organization which works to facilitate the growth of the modern retail industry in India. One of their initiatives has been instituting the annual Retail Leadership Summit (RLS). RLS is “the only pan-retail event for global retail CEOs to meet, network and share best-practice with their peers.”

  • Priyanka Chopra

    Priyanka Chopra cooks up ‘Punjabi flavours’ with American DJ Sam Spiegel

    Mumbai :  Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has teamed up with American producer-DJ-composer Sam Spiegel.
    “Me and my girl @priyankachopra cooking up some fresh Punjabi flavors for that delicious new @nasaofficial,” Spiegel tweeted Thursday along with a photograph of the two posing in a studio. The actress, who has worked with American musicians like Pitbull and in the past, is currently in Los Angeles for a TV show.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    ‘Do BJP ads excite you’, asks Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday asked his  followers on Twitter if the Bharatiya Janata Party’s full-page newspaper ads highlighting its achievements excited them.

  • Madras High Court

    Madras HC Bans Ramp Walk on Campuses

    Chennai: In a controversial interim direction, the Madras High Court has recommended a ban on ramp walks and beauty contests in colleges and universities in Tamil Nadu.

  • Salgaocar

    East Bengal looking for hat-trick of wins as they take on Salgaocar

    Margao: East Bengal will be looking for a hat-trick of victories to keep their winning momentum going as they face Salgaocar FC tomorrow in a fifth round match of the Hero I-League, played at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Margao. Coming into this match with two straight wins at home against Bengaluru FC and Shillong Lajong, East Bengal are placed third with 7 points from three matches.

  • Michael Clarke

    Don’t know if I would be playing WC opener vs England: Michael Clarke

    Adelaide: Injured Australian captain Michael Clarke is still not sure about his participation in host nation’s opening ICC Cricket World Cup match against England in Melbourne on February 14. Asked if he would be available for the opening game against England, Clarke said,”I think you should ask that question to the medical staff. I don’t know the answer to that question.” I’ve been following their guidelines from day one and I’m extremely thankful and grateful I sit in this

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

    Cristiano Ronaldo returns for depleted Real in Madrid derby

    Madrid: World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo returns for a Real Madrid side otherwise stricken by injuries and suspensions as they look to beat Atletico Madrid for the first time in six meetings this season on Saturday. Ronaldo completed his two-game ban for kicking out at Cordoba defender Edimar as the European champions sneaked past Sevilla to open up a four-point lead over Barcelona at the top of the table on Wednesday. However, victory

  • Tiger Woods withdraws because of tightness in lower back

    San Diego: In an ominous start to his season, Tiger Woods walked off the course after 11 holes Thursday at the Farmers Insurance Open because of tightness in his lower back that he attributed to a fog delay. Woods began reaching for his lower back midway through the round on the North Course at Torrey Pines, and his grimace became more pronounced. Billy Horschel picked up the tee for Woods on their 10th hole and

  • Slums, Workers Hold Key To Winning Delhi

    About 93% of Delhi’s work force lives in slums, locally called jhuggis, and whichever government takes charge of Delhi will find it difficult to ignore those who live in these long-ignored and illegal dwellings.

  • BJP

    BJP political overkill in Delhi

    New Delhi:  Sometimes when politicians overstate their case, they destroy the argument.  The BJP electoral overreach, manifesting itself through giant full-page newspaper advertorials, published on Friday morning after the campaigning had concluded, is one such glaring instance of political overkill.

  • Pope Francis

    Pope’s confession: I don’t know how to work a computer

    Vatican City:  Pope Francis has made a confession of sorts, telling a 16-year-old girl that he doesn’t have a clue about how to work a computer. The 78-year-old Francis made the confession today during a Google Hangout with several disabled kids from around the world. Francis responded to them from a Vatican audience hall during a conference of his Scholas initiative, which seeks to bring young people together via sports, art and technology.

  • Dayanidhi, Kalanithi Maran

    Aircel-Maxis deal: SC not to interfere in order summoning Marans as accused

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain the plea of former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanithi Maran in the Aircel-Maxis case and said they can approach the Delhi High Court against the trial court order summoning them as accused. A bench of Justices V Gopalagowda and R Banumathi said it was not inclined to interfere in the matter which has arisen out of the 2G spectrum allocation scam probe.

  • Amy Pascal

    Amy Pascal steps down as Sony Pictures’ co-chair post `vicious` email hack

    London : Sony Pictures’ co-chair Amy Pascal has reportedly resigned from the post after a cyber attack on the Hollywood studio revealed her private emails. Pascal is set to start a new production company that will launch in May 2015, reported the BBC. The treasure trove of confidential correspondences and data leaked during the “vicious” hack attack revealed a slew of racially-charged messages exchanged between Producer Scott Rudin and Pascal targeting President Barack Obama.

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama’s statement reminds that economic development, religious freedom interrelated’

    Lucknow : Muslim cleric Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali on Friday said U.S. President Barack Obama’s statement about religious intolerance in India sent out a clear message that the economic development and religious freedom of a country are interrelated. “The statement of the U.S. President has clearly sent a message that everyone must clearly understand that the economic development and religious freedom are both inter-related and any country can run on the road of development

  • Sensex - Nifty high

    Sensex up 43 points; IT stocks gain

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday was trading 42.65 points or 0.15 percent up as IT stocks surged.  Good buying was observed in IT and consumer durables sectors. Heavy selling pressure was seen in auto and banking sectors.  The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 28,892.21 points, was trading at 28,893.62 points (at 09.49 a.m.) in the early session, up 42.65

  • Rupee down

    Rupee falls 3 paise against dollar in late morning trade

    Mumbai : In line with equity markets, the rupee fell by three paise to 61.76 against the American currency in late morning trade on fresh dollar demand from banks and importers. The rupee resumed higher at 61.70 as against 61.73 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) and firmed up further to 61.67 on initial selling of dollars by banks in view of firm trend in equity markets.

  • Airstrikes, Jordan

    Jordan launches new airstrikes after vowing harsh war on IS

    Amman: Dozens of Jordanian fighter jets bombed Islamic State targets today, including training centers and weapons storage sites, the military said, pledging to keep up the attacks until the militants are defeated. Jordan has said it would respond harshly to the killing of a captive Jordanian fighter pilot by the militants. Video released earlier this week showed the pilot being burned to death in a cage, setting off a wave of anger in Jordan and