Free Press Journal
  • Sensex down

    Sensex falls 214 pts to near 4-month low; Nifty below 8,200

    Mumbai: Logging its third straight weekly fall, the benchmark BSE Sensex slipped by 214 points to end at 27,011.31, while Nifty ended below the 8,200-mark on account of declines in blue-chips as the monthly derivative contract expired today. Across-the-board selling on the last day of April series derivative contracts, MAT worries, disappointing Q4 results so far and sluggish global cues pulled down markets.

  • Atletico capitalise with 1-0 win over Villarreal

    Villarreal (Spain): Atletico Madrid came away with a 1-0 win here over Villarreal thanks to a goal by striker Fernando Torres, who capitalised on a costly error by defender Eric Bailly.

  • Agusta Westland Choper Deal

    CBI unlikely to give clearance to AgustaWestland

    New Delhi: CBI is unlikely to give clearance to AgustaWestland, facing alleged bribery charges, for taking part in ‘Make in India’ programme after the company made a request citing an Italian court order acquitting it on charges of international corruption in sale of VVIP choppers to India. The Defence Ministry had been approached by the company, which was blacklisted by the previous UPA regime, with an authentic copy of an Italian court order

  • 6 charged for plotting terror attacks in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Six men, including two Malaysian Air Force personnel and a Indonesian arms expert, were today charged with conspiring to plot Islamic State-led terror attacks in the Muslim-majority country. They were charged by a Sessions Court under the Penal Code, which gives a maximum jail term of 30 years.

  • Anand Pawar

    Indian shuttlers lose in New Zealand Open

    Auckland: The Indian campaign at the $120,000 New Zealand Open Grand Prix Gold came to an end as shuttlers Anand Pawar and Rachita Sahdev lost their respective matches at the North Shore Events Centre here on Thursday.

  • boko haram

    About 160 more hostages rescued from Boko Haram: Nigerian army

    Kano (Nigeria): Nigerian troops have rescued about 160 more hostages from Boko Haram’s Sambisa Forest stronghold in northeast Nigeria, the country’s army said today. “We are still trying to compute the actual number of those rescued. But tentatively there are about 60 women of various ages and around 100 children,” said army spokesman Sani Usman. Usman told AFP one woman was killed in the fighting and eight other rescued hostages were injured. A

  • Rafael Nadal

    Current slump is inevitable: Rafael Nadal

    Madrid: Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal said his struggles at the start of the season, his worst string of results in a decade, are unavoidable moments in an athlete’s career.

  • Pak drops case against ex-CIA station chief over drone attack

    Islamabad: Police in Islamabad today dropped a case against a former CIA station chief over his alleged role in the death of two people in a 2009 US drone attack in Pakistan’s restive northwest. The case was registered only recently in the Secretariat Police Station in Islamabad on the orders of the high court. A police officer told PTI that the case was dropped over the issue of jurisdiction.

  • Malala Yousafzai

    Pakista court sentences four to 25 years for attack on Malala

    Islamabad: Four Pakistani Taliban militants were today sentenced to 25 years in jail by an anti-terrorism court for their role in the 2012 attack on Malala Yousafzai, the teenage child rights activist who last year won the Nobel Peace Prize. Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants had claimed the responsibility of the attack on Malala in October 2012 as she was returning from her school in the Mingora town of Swat district.

  • Urine Test

    Urine can reveal how obesity causes disease

    Washington : A team of scientists has identified chemical markers in urine associated with body mass, providing insights into how obesity causes disease.

  • Earthquake, victims

    Nepal quake toll reaches 5,496

    Kathmandu: The death toll in Nepal’s earthquake reached 5,496 on Thursday, police said. Another 10,400 injured people were being treated in various hospitals across the nation, the police headquarters said.

  • Vidya’s comment on ‘Margarita…’ was special for me: Kalki

    New Delhi: Kalki Koechlin’s brilliant portrayal of a vivacious girl with cerebral palsy in “Margarita With A Straw” garnered acclaim from everyone but the actress was particularly touched by Vidya Balan’s emotional response to her role. Recalling Vidya’s response, Kalki said, “We did the creening of the film with Siddharth (Roy Kapur) and Vidya (Balan) in attendance. After watching the film, they both came out teary-eyed. They hugged me and left. They didn’t

  • We are spoilt in Bollywood: Sushmita

    Kolkata: Elated at having worked with a talented cast and crew in her first Bengali film “Nirbaak”, former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen said actors in the Hindi film industry are “spoilt”.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Nepal was first foreign country Amitabh Bachchan visited

    Mumbai: He has shot films in Nepal and remembers attending poetry symposiums there, but Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s oldest and fondest memory of the earthquake-ravaged Himalayan nation is that it was the first foreign country he visited, back in 1954.

  • Narendra Modi

    Smart cities concept must be suited to local conditions

    It is heartening that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100 smart cities project to recast the urban landscape of the country is at hand with the Cabinet giving its formal nod.

  • Irrfan wants to again work with Big B

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan, who landed an opportunity to work with Amitabh Bachchan in “Piku”, says they share a “memorable chemistry” in the film and that he’d love to again work with the megastar.

  • Mahesh Bhatt

    Mr. X failed due to my content: Mahesh Bhatt

    Mumbai:  Mahesh Bhatt has taken the blame for the failure of his production venture “Mr. X”, saying he will not pin the reason behind film’s unimpressive business on Fox Star Studios, which marketed the movie.