Free Press Journal
  • At least 8 people injured in ONGC’s gas well fire in Surat

    New Delhi: At least eight persons were injured today when an ONGC’s gas well near Surat in Gujarat caught fire during a repair operation. The incident occurred when a blow-out preventer (BOP), which is installed on wells to prevent a fire, was being repaired at a well in OLPAD-31 in Ankleshwar basin.

  • Key game for RCB and Mumbai Indians 

    Bengaluru: A battered and bruised Mumbai Indians, who have lost all their four games thus far in the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL), will be hoping for a turnaround in their fortunes here on Sunday when they take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

  • 52 percent polling amid violence in Kolkata civic polls

    Kolkata: Amid reports of violence, polling for the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Saturday witnessed 52 percent turnout in the first six hours, a state Election Commission official said.

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    Modi’s visit to Canada generated business worth 1.6 bn dollars

    Toronto: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Canada has generated business worth more than 1.6 billion Canadian dollars, according to official figures released by the Harper government here. Sixteen commercial agreements and announcements were made by Canadian and Indian companies and organisations during Prime Minister Modi’s visit this week. The commercial agreements and announcements have a combined value of over 1.6 billion Canadian dollars, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office said in a

  • Daredevils opt to bat against Sunrisers

    Visakhapatnam: Delhi Daredevils captain J.P. Duminy won the toss and opted to bat against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the ACA-VDCA Stadium here on Saturday.

  • Pakistan’s Ehsan Adil ruled out of Bangladesh series

    Dhaka: The Pakistan cricket team suffered another blow with right-arm pacer Ehsan Adil set to miss the remainder of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Bangladesh due to a hamstring injury.

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    Warner Bros. releases ‘Batman v. Superman’ trailer early post leak

    Washington: Warner Bros has released the trailer for ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ officially after the teaser was leaked online. The Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill starrer much awaited superhero flick was originally planned to be unveiled during a 15-minute long event in Imax theaters, but the shaky cellphone camera recording, which hit the internet a day before, poured water on the surprise, Deadline.com reported.

  • Usain Bolt claims almost `impossible` to beat him at his `best`

    Johannesburg: Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt has claimed that when he is at his best then it’s definitely almost impossible to beat him, insisting that he wants to break his own 200-metre world record and do it by running under 19 seconds.

  • Abandoned India tour on agenda in WICB, CARICOM meeting

    St. John’s (Antigua): Last year’s controversial abandoned tour of India will be on the agenda when the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) meets with the Caribbean Community’s (CARICOM) Committee on Cricket Governance next Monday in Grenada.

  • India women go down 0-3 to United States

    Hastings (New Zealand): The Indian women’s hockey team were once again drubbed by the US, losing 0-3 in the 5-8 position classification match of the Hawke’s Bay Cup here on Saturday.

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    ‘Furious 7’ crosses $1Bn mark at International box office in just 17 days

    Washington: ‘Furious 7’ has crossed the 1 billion dollars mark at the International box office in just 17 days after its release, it has been revealed. The seventh installment in the action series hit theaters abroad on April 1, arriving stateside on April 3 and flick counts 265.35 million dollars at the domestic box-office and an additional 735.2 million dollars in foreign ticket sale, Us Magazine reported.

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    Nicki Minaj’s ex-flame denies leaking her nude pics on Twitter

    Washington: Nicki Minaj’s ex-flame Safaree Samuels is being accused of leaking nude pics of the rapper on Twitter, however, Samuels is being adamant that he’s got nothing to do with it. A rep for rapper’s ex-boyfriend told TMZ.com that Samuels would never do anything like this, and he was doing everything he could to shut down the tweeter behind it. The photos of Minaj in highly sexual situations started going out few days ago from a

  • Gold up on jewellers buying, global cues; silver remains weak

    New Delhi: Gold prices recovered by Rs 85 to trade at Rs 27,075 per 10 gm at the bullion market on buying by jewellers and taking positive cues from the overseas markets. Silver remained under pressure and declined by Rs 100 to Rs 36,800 per kg. Traders said besides fresh buying by jewellers to meet wedding season demand, a firm global trend mainly contributed to the recovery in gold prices. Gold in New

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    New tax norms target black money but make filing cumbersome: Experts

    New Delhi: The government may intend to target black money with a new income tax returns form, mandating assessees to disclose their bank accounts and details of foreign visits, but it also makes filing of returns that much more cumbersome, experts maintain.

  • ‘Mindset change will help ensure effective board evaluation’

    New Delhi: To ensure that the process of evaluating the performance of directors’ at companies is effective, there is a need for a “mindset” change, a senior Sebi official said today. Under the Companies Act, 2013 as well as Sebi norms, firms are required to evaluate the performance of directors on their boards.

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    Shah Rukh Khan honoured at Asian Awards

    London: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been awarded the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Cinema award at the fifth annual Asian Awards held here last night. The 49-year-old actor was given the award by Indian-origin British filmmaker Gurinder Chadha and he said he was humbled to receive the honour. “I am extremely humbled and honoured to receive this awar . I say this very often that my stardom belongs to most South East