Free Press Journal
  • India in global pact for automatic exchange of financial info

    New Delhi: India and five other nations today joined a multilateral agreement for automatic exchange of financial information, a move that will help it combat tax evasion and deal with the problem of black money.

  • Taapsee Pannu joins hands with P&G Shiksha

    Chennai: Model-turned-actress Taapsee Pannu joined hands with consumer products company Procter & Gamble (P&G) education campaign –Shiksha– as she says a literate population assures a “better future”.

  • Irrfan Khan, Tom Hanks

    Tom Hanks looks forward to shoot with Irrfan Khan

    Mumbai: After entertaining Indian audience with “Piku”, Irrfan Khan has gone into his foreign mode with “Inferno”. As the actor landed in Budapest to shoot for the international project, Hollywood star Tom Hanks welcomed him with a special request – he wants to shoot more scenes with the Indian actor.

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    Roles of mothers in Bollywood are cliched: Shefali Shah

    Mumbai: Actress Shefali Shah feels the image of the on-screen mother has undergone a massive change in Bollywood and is now reduced to just cardboard characters. The actress is playing mother to Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra in Zoya Akhtar’s “Dil Dhadakne Do”. She is paired opposite Anil Kapoor in the film.

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    Manipur govt to ask SGI to demarcate Manipur-Naga border

    Imphal: The Manipur government has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to amicably solve the border dispute between Manipur and Nagaland and also decided to approach the Survey General of India (SGI) to demarcate the border of the two states.

  • Myntra ties up with Dassault to cut costs 

    Bengaluru: Myntra, now the app-only fashion marketplace, has tied up with Dassault Systemes to cut costs and increase efficiency. Dassault Systemes is the software arm of the Serge Dassault-run group widely known for aviation.

  • Maggi Noodles

    Gujarat to decide on ban on Maggi after sample reports come in

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat Government would decide whether to ban the sale of instant noodles Maggi after getting sample reports from laboratories on June 4. “We have collected several samples of Maggi from across the state and they are being tested at government laboratories at Bhuj, Vadodara and Rajkot,” health minister Nitin Patel said here.

  • Raheel Sharif

    Kashmir is ‘unfinished agenda’ of partition: Gen Raheel

    Islamabad: In remarks that can cause concerns in India, Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif today said it is an “unfinished agenda” of the partition in 1947 and Pakistan and Kashmir are “inseparable”.

  • Airbus group merges India business units

    Bengaluru: Global aerospace major Airbus today announced merging its Indian business divisions into a single entity to support its Make in India plans.

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    Monsoon to hit Kerala in 48 hours 

    Thiruvananthapuram: The monsoon may hit Kerala within 48 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The temperature in several parts of the state rose on Tuesday during the day. But on Wednesday evening, dark clouds formed at many places, suggesting possible rains.

  • RBI has to keep inflation under check for growth: Rajan

    New Delhi: Amidst concern of deficient monsoon and its likely impact on food prices, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the central bank needs to keep inflation under check for sustainable economic growth.

  • Sepp Blatter resignation opens new FIFA race

    Zurich : Sepp Blatter’s shock resignation opened up a new race Wednesday to become president of FIFA with a mission to reform football’s scandal-tainted world body. The names of UEFA president Michel Platini, Prince Ali bin al Hussein, who challenged Blatter in a vote last Friday, and Portuguese football great Luis Figo were immediately pushed forward. But no figure made an official declaration. “There will be jostling for position. The election will take time,” commented one FIFA

  • Sensex sinks 351 pts as drought fears loom

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex cracked the 27,000-mark today by falling 351 points as investors trimmed positions in realty and FMCG stocks as hopes of another rate cut this year took a hit on fears of a drought in the country.

  • ICC President Mustafa Kamal

    ‘Pakistan is a part of our lives since 1947’: Mustafa Kamal

    Pulwama: National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal on Wednesday added fuel to fire created by his controversial statements regarding Pakistan, saying that the Islamic Republic has been an integral part of India since 1947.

  • Maggi Noodles

    Delhi government to meet Nestle team, soon to decide on Maggi

    New Delhi: A day after it found samples of Maggi noodles “unsafe” for consumption, Delhi government today deliberated on the issue with Nestle India, the manufacturer of the instant noodles. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain met a number of officials of Nestle India and discussed finding of lead beyond the permissible level in Maggi masala (tastemaker).

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    Maggi samples being tested in Telangana too

    Hyderabad : The samples of Maggi instant noodles are being tested at a lab here as part of the nationwide exercise over the alleged presence of mono-sodium glutamate (MSG) and lead in their food products. “We have taken 22 samples from our state. We have sent them for screening. Actual reporting time is two weeks maximum,” K Amarender Reddy, Director of Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM), Telangana, told PTI here. The samples were lifted on

  • Indelible ink mark on voter’s forefinger to be bigger

    New Delhi: Now the proof that you have voted is set to get bigger and bolder. Amid complaints that the indelible or ‘voter’ ink is not being applied properly by poll officials, Election Commission has issued orders saying the ink should be applied using a brush specifically provided for the purpose.

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    Kim Kardashian expecting twins?

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is reportedly expecting twins. The “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star is believed to have had two eggs fertilised, reported MTV online. “Kim has told a handful of people that she had in vitro and that two eggs were fertilised. She is waiting to see if they both ‘stick’ before she makes any kind of announcement. “She has to wait and see if they are both OK.

  • Will not sign nuclear NPT: Pakistan

    Washington: Pakistan said it will not sign the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) because it considers it discriminatory. “It is a discriminatory treaty. Pakistan has the right to defend itself, so Pakistan will not sign the NPT. Why should we?” said Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on being asked whether Islamabad would sign the NPT if Washington asks it to do so, reported Dawn on Wednesday.