Free Press Journal
  • After Llyod’s,many other reinsurers keen to start ops in India

    Mumbai: After UK’s Llyod’s, there are many other top global reinsurers such as Munich Re, Swiss Re, Hannover Re and SCOR evincing interest towards starting operations in India after the passage of the Insurance Bill, increasing FDI limit to 49 per cent from 26 per cent earlier. The new law has further liberalised the insurance market, enabling foreign reinsurers, including Lloyd’s, to establish onshore branches. The move is expected to stimulate the insurance

  • ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ is sequel in true sense: Krishika Lulla

    Mumbai: “Tanu Weds Manu Returns” will begin from where the original 2011 movie ended, says producer Krishika Lulla. “I always feel a sequel should be a continuation of the previous one. ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’ will continue from where the first film ended. Many sequels are being made in Bollywood, but either the actors are replaced or the story is completely changed. So, here’s a sequel in the true sense,” Lulla said.

  • Bombay S. Kamal

    Musician Bombay S. Kamal passed away

    Thiruvananthapuram: Bombay S. Kamal, a Hindustani and ghazal singer who also composed music for 13 Malayalam films, died at a private hospital here, his family said. He was 82. The last rites of the musician will be held here at a mosque in the evening. He is survived by his wife and three children.

  • Allu Arjun

    Allu Arjun to dance away in ‘ABCD 2’ cameo

    Chennai: Telugu actor Allu Arjun will be making his Hindi debut in upcoming dance film “AnyBody Can Dance 2”. A proficient dancer, Arjun will be seen in a cameo appearance showcasing his dancing prowess.

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh likely to lead anti-Land Acquisition Bill march today

    New Delhi: Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are likely to lead a march from Parliament House to Rashtrapati Bhavan to protest against the NDA Government’s Land Acquisition Ordinance. Along with the Congress, reports said leaders of the Janata Dal (United), Trinamool Congress, Samajwadi Party, CPI (M), DMK, INLD and some other parties will participate in the protest.

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    Hugh Jackman’s ‘Eddie The Eagle’ to release in April 2016

    Los Angeles: Hollywood star Hugh Jackman’s upcoming film “Eddie The Eagle”, the biopic about Britain’s lovably inept first Olympic ski jumper, is slated to release on April 29, 2016. Matthew Vaughn is producing the film, which just began production in the Alps, reported Deadline. Taron Egerton will play Michael Edwards, who rose to fame as the very-last-place finisher in two events at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, but left as a scene-stealing poster boy for never-say-die underdogs everywhere. Jackman will play his coach. The

  • TCS unveils teaching resources to reduce UK digital skills gap

    London: Tata Consultancy Services, India’s leading IT services, has unveiled a new initiative in the UK designed to help encourage more young people into digital careers. In partnership with The Tech Partnership and MyKindaCrowd, has created a resource pack to help teachers educate young people about possible roles in the IT industry, and the steps they need to take to achieve that ambition.

  • ‘Thrust on technology, product dev crucial for Make in India’

    Miami: Thrust on technology and product development is crucial for government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative as without it India can never become a “true manufacturing nation”, according to a top Mahindra executive. “If Make in India has to succeed, we also have to have thrust on technology and product development. Without having our own technology and products, one will never become a true manufacturing nation,” Pawan Goenka, Executive Director and President (Automotive and

  • Bird Flue, UP

    Bird flu: Dudhwa National Park on high alert

    Lakhimpur Kheri: The Dudhwa National Park has been put on high alert following Avian influenza outbreak in Amethi. “Even though no case of avian influenza or bird flu has been reported in Terai district of Kheri or in Dudhwa tiger reserve so far, we are taking no chance owing to the arrival of migratory birds here,” Deputy field director Vinod Krishna Singh told PTI. Workshops were held in Dudhwa to educate the field

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    ‘Big Hero 6’ named highest-grossing animated movie of 2014

    Los Angeles: “Big Hero 6” has scored a new achievement as it has been named the highest-grossing animated movie of 2014, taking in USD 620 million globally. The Oscar-winning movie earned a total of USD 221 million in the US alone, thus becoming Walt Disney Animation Studios’ third biggest domestic release of all time.

  • Congress, Left protest in LS over VHP leader’s communal remarks

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha today witnessed protests by Congress members over the reported communal remarks by a VHP functionary. Even as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan rejected adjournment motion notices given by several Congress members on the issue, they insisted on discussing it during Question Hour itself. As members from Congress and Left parties trooped into the Well shouting slogans against the Sangh Parivar, Mahajan reminded them that there was an appropriate time to raise

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    IAS officer’s death: Protestors block highway,demand CBI probe

    Bengaluru/Kolar: Protests marked by stray incidents of stone pelting erupted during a bandh in Kolar district today over the death of an IAS officer who allegedly committed suicide, even as police said they were probing his death from “every angle”. Angry protesters in Kolar district where 35-year-old D K Ravi had taken on the sand mafia as Deputy Commissioner before being posted as Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes (Enforcement) in Bengaluru, also blocked

  • More European countries to join AIIB

    Beijing: The membership of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is set to expand further with France, Germany and Italy reported to have agreed to join the China-proposed institution. The decision of the three European countries, which was revealed by British newspaper The Financial Times and yet to be officially announced, came in the wake of Britain’s application last week to be a founding member of the $50-billion bank, Xinhua reported.

  • Cow Slaughter

    Haryana Assembly bans cow slaughter

    Chandigarh: The Haryana Assembly has passed a Bill that bans cow slaughter across the state. According to reports, those people found violating the law, will face rigorous imprisonment ranging from three to ten years. The new law also provides for a fine ranging from Rs.30, 000 to lakh. In case of default in payment of the fine, the convict will have to undergo an addition one year jail term.

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    Bengal Nun gang-rape: More detained but no arrests made yet

    Ranaghat(WB): No arrest has been made even after three days of the gang rape of a septuagenarian nun at a convent here but some more people were detained in connection with the incident last night. The health of 71-year-old Sister Superior of Convent of Jesus and Mary, who is under treatment at Ranaghat sub-divisional hospital, is improving, doctors said.

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    Manohar Parrikar: HAL to explore Goa as helicopter manufacturing hub

    New Delhi: Bengaluru-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has been asked to examine the feasibility of making Goa a hub for manufacturing helicopters, said Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar. Speaking to reporters at South Block, Parrikar, who was formerly chief minister of Goa before his elevation as defence minister in the National Democratic Alliance government in November last year, on Monday also said the Public Sector Undertaking has been asked to put together a tentative business plan for

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    Rajya Sabha adjourned after amid uproar over Swamy’s remarks

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha was today adjourned briefly after Congress members created uproar over BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s reported remarks on demolishing mosques. Soon after three-newly elected members took oath, Pramod Tewari (Cong) raised the issue saying securalism is the foundation of Indian democracy and charged Swamy of subverting it by his recent remarks in Assam. Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said Tewari has given a Zero Hour notice which has been allowed

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    Jats don’t form a backward class, don’t deserve to be in OBC: SC

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today set aside the notification issued by the erstwhile UPA government to include Jats in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC) for according benefits of reservation to them. “We set aside the notification to implement Jats in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBC),” a bench of Justice Tarun Gogoi and Justice R F Nariman said. The bench also found fault with the Centre’s decision

  • AAP, Ashutosh

    Ashutosh warns of nationwide protest against Land Bill

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Tuesday warned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government that his party would launch nation-wide protests if it does not address the growing anger among people against the Land Acquisition Bill. Ashutosh also termed the bill as ‘anti-farmer’ and ‘anti-poor’.