Free Press Journal
  • Mika arrested for assaulting doctor, gets bail

    New Delhi: Punjabi and Hindi singer Mika Singh was arrested on Thursday for allegedly assaulting a doctor here in April and later released on bail, police said.

  • Tim Hunt

    Nobel laureate Tim Hunt resigns honorary UK post after sexist remarks

    London: A Nobel Prize-winning British scientist who said there was “trouble with girls” working in laboratories has resigned from his honorary post at University College London. Tim Hunt apologised for his remarks at the World Conference of Science Journalists in South Korea but had stood by his assertion that mixed-gender labs were disruptive.

  • Form holding company to meet PSBs capital need: Assocham

    New Delhi: Industry body Assocham has suggested that a Bank Investment Company (BIC), which will act as a holding company of public sector banks, can be formed to meet state-run lenders’ capital need of Rs 2.40 lakh crore to comply with Basel-III regulations.

  • Myanmar, Militant

    Rebels declare ‘unilateral ceasefire’ with Myanmar army

    Yangon: Rebels who have fought Myanmar’s army along a rugged border area with China for four months declared a unilateral ceasefire today, after fighting left scores dead, threatened a nationwide peace pact and spilled over the frontier.

  • Nawaz Sharif,

    Nawaz Sharif slams remarks by Indian leaders as ‘imprudent’

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today attacked the “irresponsible and imprudent” statements from the Indian political leadership and vowed to protect his country’s “vital interests at all costs”.

  • Banks should recognise NPAs early: RBI

    New Delhi: Indian banks should recognise non-performing assets (NPA) early and help the borrower while keeping the NPA under wraps will be injurious to all, said a senior RBI official.

  • Germanwings crash probe

    Families of Germanwings crash victims meet investigators

    Paris: Families of victims of the Germanwings plane crash were meeting today with investigators in Paris, looking for answers about why the co-pilot apparently slammed the plane into an Alpine mountainside and when their loved ones’ remains and belongings will return home. The meeting, which was to also cover the delicate issue of compensation, comes the same week that the first remains were returned to families. All 150 people on board were killed

  • Afghan prosecutor killed by sticky bomb in northern province

    Kabul:A district attorney in an increasingly volatile northern province in Afghanistan was killed today by a sticky bomb that was attached to his car, an Afghan official said. The bomb went off while Hamidullah Khan, a prosecutor in Shirin Tagab, a district near the border with Turkmenistan, was on his way to work, said Baryalay Basharyar, the deputy police chief in Faryab province.

  • India’s GDP growth pegged at 7.9 percent: Citigroup

    New Delhi: Backed by structural reforms and cyclical easing of the centre’s monetary policy, the GDP growth in India is likely to revive to 7.9 percent during 2015-16 and head further up to 8.1 percent in 2016-17, a report from Citigroup said.

  • Sunil Chhetri

    Sunil Chhetri among 10 to be put up for ISL Player Auction

    Mumbai: Star striker Sunil Chhetri will be among 10 top Indian footballers to be put up for bidding among eight franchises in the first ever Hero Indian Super League Player Auction to be held here on July 10.

  • Danve announces new team for Maharashtra BJP unit

    Mumbai: BJP today announced a new team for its Maharashtra unit comprising fourteen vice-presidents and eight spokespersons. Among the vice-presidents are builder and MLA Mangalprabhat Lodha and Lok Sabha member Nana Patole. The spokespersons include Madhav Bhandari, Keshav Upadhye and Ganesh Hake.

  • Court prohibits release of under-production film on Godse

    Mumbai: A Pune court today prohibited release of an under-production film on Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, in response to a civil suit alleging that it may “incite people on communal lines”. The order was passed by civil magistrate K M Pingle `ex-parte’, as the defendants did not appear before the court despite notices issued to them.

  • Sepp Blatter, FIFA

    FIFA’s communications chief quits

    Zurich: FIFA’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs Walter De Gregorio resigned with immediate effect. The former Swiss journalist joined FIFA in 2011 and will continue to serve the international sports body on a consultancy basis until the end of this year.

  • Nawaz-Sharif

    Sharif letter thanks Mugabe for sending cricket team to Pak

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has thanked President Robert Mugabe for sending Zimbabwean cricket team to Pakistan and help revive international cricket in the country after six years, officials said today. “The government and people of Pakistan are grateful to you for your leadership, vision and solidarity with Pakistan and Pakistani cricket for helping make this entertaining cricket contest a reality,” Sharif wrote in a letter to Mugabe.

  • christopher lee

    Christopher Lee dies at 93

    London: Hollywood legend Christopher Lee, best known for his role as “Count Dracula” in Hammer Horror films, has died, said sources close to his family. He was 93. The “Star Wars” actor died on Sunday at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital here. He was being treated there for respiratory problems and heart failure over the preceding three weeks and turned 93 in hospital, reported telegraph.co.uk. His wife Lady Lee chose to delay the

  • Jai Kowli

    Jay Kowli nominated by AIBA for IOC athletes’ forum

    Mumbai: Maharashtra boxing official Jay Kowli has been nominated by world boxing body AIBA to attend the 7th IOC International Athletes’ and Youth Forum in Lausanne in October. “We are pleased to confirm that you have been nominated by AIBA to participate in the 7th IOC International Athletes’ & Youth Forum. We are delighted to invite you to attend the Forum in Lausanne from October 8 to 11, 2015,” he has been informed

  • Virat Kohli

    Let’s be patient with Virat Kohli: Rahul Dravid

    Bengaluru: Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels that Virat Kohli needs to be given enough time to settle as the leader of the pack in Test cricket and the upcoming home engagements will help him establish well. “India will be playing a lot many home series in the span of two-and-a-half years, which is going to be a good chance for them to establish themselves. It will give Virat Kohli as Test captain