Free Press Journal
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    Sena mocks Fadnavis’ comments on poll-eve split

    Mumbai: Taking a jibe at Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over his statement that the split of saffron allies ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections brought out the true strength of the BJP, the Shiv Sena today said such comments are needed to boost the morale of party workers.

  • Bangladesh may punish illegal migrants repatriated from SE Asia

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for strict punishment to migrants, who illegally leave Bangladesh and set out towards Southeast Asia by sea, and the human-traffickers who assist them, media reported on Monday.

  • Chinese ‘thunder god’ plant may help treat obesity

    Washington: An extract made from a plant that is used in traditional Chinese medicine may help treat obesity by suppressing appetite, a new study has claimed. The extract from the thunder god vine reduces food intake and causes up to a 45 per cent decrease in body weight in obese mice.

  • Watching 3D movies may boost brain power: study

    London: Watching movies in 3D may boost your brain power by sharpening cognitive skills and reaction times, a new study has claimed. In the study, participants showed a 23 per cent increase in cognitive processing ability after watching a movie in 3D. Their reaction times improved by 11 per cent, and they experienced a “brain boost” for up to 20 minutes after viewing.

  • India reaches out to Indonesia’s Buddhist community

    Jakarta: India has reached out to the large Buddhist community in Indonesia, which has the world’s largest Muslim population, by organising an exhibition on the Buddha.

  • US police: Pressure cooker from suspicious vehicle destroyed

    Washington: A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a “suspicious” vehicle left unattended on the National Mall near the US Capitol building and the vehicle’s owner was located and arrested, a US Capitol Police spokeswoman said. Police Lt Kimberly A Schneider told The Associated Press that Capitol Police officers on routine patrol spotted the parked, unoccupied vehicle on a street on the mall west of the Capitol at about 5

  • Internet

    Facebook’s Internet.org attracts 8 lakh users in India

    New Delhi: Social media giant Facebook has garnered 8 lakh users in India for its Internet.org initiative that has been in the thick of the net neutrality controversy. As part of the global initiative, Facebook had partnered telecom major Reliance Communications to offer free access to over 30 websites without data charges to users in India.

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    Despite betting scandals IPL is a runaway success

    If there is a form of entertainment in India that has captured the hearts of its followers to a mind boggling degree it is the cricket extravaganza Indian Premier League (IPL) in the Twenty-20 format. With eight seasons under its belt it is looked forward to with intense enthusiasm and fanatical anticipation.

  • Gold Prices

    Gold, silver recover on buying by jewellers, retailers

    New Delhi: After two days of losses, gold prices today recovered by Rs 25 to trade at Rs 27,475 per 10 grams at the bullion market on pick-up in demand from jewellers and retailers even as the precious metal weakened overseas. Silver also gained Rs 250 at Rs 39,050 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • Tax

    Take steps to unearth domestic black money: Govt to I-T dept

    New Delhi: Government today asked income tax department to take steps to unearth domestic black money while keeping a close watch on ponzi schemes, bogus IPOs and other such illegal means of raising money. The government is determined to fight menace of black money both abroad and inside the country, Revenue Secretary Shaktikanta Das said at the annual conference of Principal Chief Commissioners of Income Tax, Principal Director Generals of Income Tax, Chief Commissioners

  • PIKU, Amitabh Bachchan, Shoojit Sircar

    ‘Piku’ crosses Rs. 100 crore mark worldwide

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s slice-of-life family entertainer “Piku”, a beautiful tale of a father and a daughter’s relationship, has collected Rs.100 crore worldwide.

  • Govt clears 21 FDI proposals worth Rs 281 cr

    New Delhi: The government has cleared 21 foreign direct investment (FDI) deals worth Rs 281 crore but deferred Kotak Mahindra Bank’s proposal to hike foreign investment limit in the bank to 55 per cent. “The government has approved 21 proposals of foreign direct investment (FDI) amounting to Rs 280.70 crore,” a finance ministry statement said today.

  • Indiara Jaising

    Indira Jaising backs AAP government over MHA notification

    New Delhi: Senior advocate Indira Jaising backed the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government in its tussle with the union home ministry that issued a notification giving the edge to the Lt. Governor when it comes to powers, including those to transfer and posting of bureaucrats.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Honest taxpayers need not fear black money law: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that honest taxpayers need not fear the black money law, which was passed by parliament recently, adding that the law would ensure strict punishment to those defying the system.

  • BCCI

    BCCI yet to take a call on CLT20

    Kolkata: The Indian cricket board has not yet taken a final decision on whether to scrap Champions League Twenty20. It would take a call after more contemplation, an official said.

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal to meet Delhi’s civic bodies’ employees

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will meet commissioners and representatives of employees’ unions of the civic bodies of Delhi on June 1 to resolve the issue of non-payment of salaries, a statement said on Monday.

  • Tripura CM Manik Sarkar

    Special status of northeast states must continue: Tripura CM 

    Agartala: Cutting across political lines, chief ministers of eight northeastern states, ruled by Congress, Left and regional parties, have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain the ‘special category status’ for the mountainous states.

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    Sensex falls over 250 points; metal stocks sink

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), plunged by 254 points or 1.00 percent during the late-afternoon trade session.

  • Irrfan Khan

    Irrfan looks tough, intense in ‘Jazbaa’ 

    Mumbai: A newly released poster of Sanjay Gupta’s “Jazbaa” features Irrfan Khan in a ‘man on a mission’ kind of look, wearing a leather jacket and sunglasses.