Free Press Journal
  • inflation

    May retail inflation up after April fall 

    New Delhi: India’s retail inflation inched up to 5.01 percent in May after having fallen to 4.8 percent in April, official data showed on Friday.

  • Jimmy Shergill

    Jimmy is thrilled and how! 

    Jimmy Shergill is happy man, especially after the amount of appreciation he has been receiving after the release of ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’. No wonder the actor says he is content with his journey in Bollywood and also feels he has got his due in the film industry.

  • Madhavan is a man of his word 

    Fresh off the success of ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’, actor R. Madhavan who fast became the ideal husband to every woman in the country, regretfully had to miss the success party of the blockbuster, much to his dismay.

  • Tougher to make short film: Karan Johar

    An accomplished filmmaker, Karan Johar says the short film genre is tougher when compared to a feature film.  Karan has been inducted into the Board of Trustees for the Mumbai Film Festival, organised by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image, reports IANS.

  • Syria: Rebels lose ground at southern airbase

    Damascus Government forces have wrested back control of part of al-Thaala military airport in southern Syria from rebels after air force jets pounded the base, a monitor said on Friday.

  • stapler piercing

    Teacher in China staples 4-year-old student’s ear, suspended

    Beijing: A teacher in China’s southeast Fujian Province has been suspended for stapling a four-year- old student’s ear as a punishment. Feng Wu, from Jiangle County, was reportedly acting up when his teacher Lan Li decided to staple his ear to teach him and his classmates a lesson.

  • Infanta Cristina de Borbon

    Spanish king strips sister of duchess title

    Madrid: By royal decree under Spanish King Felipe VI, his younger sister Infanta Cristina de Borbon will no longer hold the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, Spains official state bulletin announced on Friday. The decision to revoke the titles of Infanta Cristina and her husband Inaki Urdangarin, signed by King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, was first announced on Thursday, coinciding with investigations implicating the former duke and duchess

  • Animal rights activists want chimp released from Argentine zoo

    Buenos Aires: An animal rights advocacy group has asked the courts in Argentina to order a zoo in the western city of Mendoza to release a female chimpanzee named Cecilia, asserting that the animal is suffering from isolation and “deplorable” conditions.

  • 3 killed in China building blast

    Beijing: At least three persons were killed today after an explosion believed to have been caused by a gas leak ripped through a residential building in northeast China’s Liaoning Province.

  • Kolkata students protest persecution of Rohingya Muslims

    Kolkata: The West Bengal chapter of the Students’ Islamic Organisation of India on Friday protested against the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and urged the country’s government to protect the lives and properties of the minority group.

  • N. Srinivasan

    Srinivasan re-elected TNCA President for 14th successive time

    Chennai: Former BCCI chief and current ICC Chairman N Srinivasan was unanimously elected President of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association for the 14th consecutive time in its 85th Annual General Meeting here today. Srinivasan, who was forced to step aside from BCCI President’s post and later withdraw from a possible re-election owing to the IPL spot-fixing scandal, has been elected in the TNCA for a one-year term.

  • football

    SAI and AIFF join hands for football development

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India and All India Football Federation have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding for the development of the game. The MoU, signed in Bangalore in the presence of Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal yesterday, created a detailed roadmap for close partnership between the AIFF and the government for the development of football and extending the outreach of the sport.

  • Chris Rogers

    Batsman Rogers backs Australia’s decision to rule him out

    Kingston: Australia left-hander Chris Rogers on Friday backed the decision by team’s support staff to rule him out of the two-match Test series against the West Indies, but insists he will be ready for the forthcoming Ashes tour.

  • Twitter

    Twitter removes 140-character limit from Direct Messages

    New York: Twitter today said it will remove the 140-character limit from its direct messaging feature, a move that will allow people to send longer private messages to their friends using the microblogging platform. However, the 140-character limit on tweets will remain in place.

  • sebi

    Sebi allows interest rate futures in 6,13 years govt bonds

    New Delhi: Capital markets regulator Sebi today allowed stock exchanges to introduce cash settled interest rate futures (IRFs) on six-year and 13-year government securities, in addition to 10-year bonds already traded in the market. The decision was taken in consultation with Reserve Bank of India after taking into account feedback from market participants and exchanges.

  • Industrial production grows at 4.1 pc in April

    New Delhi: Industrial production grew at a two-month high of 4.1 per cent in April, primarily driven by the manufacturing sector, but capital goods growth slowed. The factory output, measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), was 3.7 per cent in April 2014.