Free Press Journal
  • Mahesh Babu

    Mahesh Babu’s ‘Brahmotsavam’ for Sankranti 2016

    Chennai: Superstar Mahesh Babu’s next Telugu outing “Brahmotsavam” with filmmaker Srikanth Addala will hit the screens next year during the festival of Sankranti. “Brahmotsavam” will go on floors on May 30 on the occasion of Mahesh’s father’s birthday.

  • USL may have to restate a/c; Investor groups slam Diageo role

    New Delhi: Facing a multi-agency scrutiny, Diageo-owned United Spirits may have to restate its financial accounts, even as some investor groups have begun to question the UK-based parent’s long silence on allegations against the erstwhile main promoters, Vijay Mallya-led UB Group. In a major boardroom battle, United Spirits Ltd (USL) has demanded ouster of its chairman Mallya, whose UB Group had sold controlling stake in the company to Diageo but remains a promoter

  • Snapdeal

    Pilot says ‘ham-handed’ action against Snapdeal to hurt biz

    New Delhi: Slamming “ham-handed enforcement” action against e-commerce major Snapdeal for online sale of prescription drugs, former Union Minister Sachin Pilot today said the move goes against the government’s stated position of promoting businesses and home-grown entrepreneurs.

  • MI opt to bat against KXIP in IPL

    Mohali: Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here on Sunday.

  • Net Neutrality: COAI’s campaign garners support of 40L people

    New Delhi: Telecom lobby group COAI today claimed that 40 lakh mobile subscribers have supported its ‘campaign’ that calls for Internet-based communication services such as WhatsApp and Skype be subjected to similar norms that apply to mobile operators.

  • Sebi makes fresh bid to find Sahara investors for refunds

    New Delhi: Making a fresh bid to locate Sahara investors eligible for refunds, capital markets regulator Sebi has asked the bondholders of two Sahara firms to submit their claims along with the proof of investments. The latest exercise follows two similar attempts made by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) in the past.

  • Omar Abdullah

    Omar targets Mufti for alliance with BJP

    Srinagar: National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has targeted Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for alliance with BJP after a self-claimed BJP supporter tweeted communally-inflammatory comments.”Mufti Syed’s allies call for the mass murder of Muslims.

  • robbery case

    Passengers robbed in Howrah-bound train

    Burdwan (WB): Five passengers were robbed of cash and other belongings in a general compartment of Howrah-bound Kalka Mail here today, a GRP official said. The passengers were found unconscious when the train stopped at the railway station here. They were taken to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital when other passengers of the compartment of the train from Delhi spotted them lying unconscious and informed the GRP, the official said.

  • O Panneerselvam

    TN opposes two Central govt decisions regarding fishing

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu government today opposed two decisions of the Central government regarding fishing, saying these could in effect lead to “swamping” by foreign fishing vessels in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone and also increase the regulatory burden on domestic fishing fleets. Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said the new Deep Sea Fishing Guidelines issued by the Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying and Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, on November 12, 2014, had changed the definition

  • asauddin owaisi

    Asaduddin Owaisi now eyes Uttar Pradesh

    New Delhi: With its electoral curve showing an upward trend in Maharashtra, AIMIM is now focusing on Uttar Pradesh in an apparent move to make inroads into the support base of Samajwadi Party and BSP. “We are going to contest assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh,” All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said, adding that he was working to strengthen his party in the state at a time when the ruling Samajwadi

  • UBI, 2 other PSU lenders seek exemption from dividend payment

    New Delhi: Three public sector banks — Bank of India, Union Bank of India and Allahabad Bank — have sought exemption from payment of dividend citing higher provisioning for non-performing assets (NPAs). “These banks want to improve capital adequacy by ploughing back the profits as they are not finding conducive conditions to raise capital from the market,” the Finance Ministry recently said.

  • Firms garner Rs 2 lakh cr in illicit funds; watchdogs up vigil

    New Delhi: As many as 500 cases have come under the scanner of revenue intelligence agencies and capital markets regulator Sebi for raising a whopping Rs 2 lakh crore illegally in the guise of non-convertible debentures and private placements.

  • UK waits to find out name of newest baby Princess

    London: The “Great Kate Wait” in reference to Kate Middleton’s long-awaited labour moved on to a waiting game to find out the name of Britain’s newest baby princess who was born yesterday. The baby girl was presented to the waiting cameras outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in London after a quick two-hour labour.

  • Time to consolidate as CSK, RCB lock horns

    Chennai: Chennai Super Kings would seek to get back to winning ways and consolidate their position at the top while Royal Challengers Bangalore would hope to build on the momentum when they lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match here tomorrow.

  • Government may impose anti-dumping duty on Chinese calculators

    New Delhi: The government may impose anti-dumping duty of up to USD 1.22 per piece on Chinese electronic calculators to protect the domestic makers from cheap imports. The Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD), in its final findings of the investigation has said that calculators have been exported to India from China below the normal value and “thus, resulting in dumping of the product”.

  • Indian woman killed after being shot at gas station in US

    New York: An Indian-origin woman working at a gas station died after being shot in the face in an attempted armed robbery in South Carolina, the third such incident against Indians in the US within a month.

  • 200 historic villages documented in China

    Beijing: Over 200 traditional villages in China with rich heritage have been documented to protect their historical and cultural legacy after a nationwide survey. “More than 2,500 traditional villages had been included on a protection list since a nationwide survey started in June 2014. Over 200 of those villages have since been fully documented,” chairman of the Chinese Folk Literature and Art Society Feng Jicai said.