Free Press Journal
  • Taxi, Auto fare hike

    HC asks auto, taxi unions to spell out reason for strike

    Mumbai:  The Bombay High Court today directed unions of autorickshaw and taxi drivers to file an affidavit stating the reason behind their strike on June 15 and 17 in Mumbai. Taxi and autoriskshaw drivers had gone on a strike on these two days in the city seeking implementation of the proposed hike in fares and against the scrapping of the one-man committee which had recommended the hike.

  • Pakistan says issues with India should be resolved through dialogue

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s Foreign Office spokesperson Qazi Khalilullah has said that issues between India and Pakistan should be resolved through dialogue. The Dawn quoted Khalilullah, as saying that Pakistan is devoted to maintaining good relations with all of its neighbours and emphasised on solving issues between India and Pakistan through dialogue. The spokesman also said that Pakistan welcomes all efforts to normalize ties between the two countries, referring to the recent telephonic conversation between

  • Sail Ali Khan

    Saif Ali Khan: Court refers brawl case for mediation

    Mumbai: A local court today referred the 2012 assault case involving Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan for mediation. “The metropolitan magistrate has referred the case for mediation. Khan has consented to it and also the prosecution side,” public prosecutor Wajid Sheikh told PTI.

  • Afghan officials: 11 police, army dead in Taliban attack

    Kandahar: Afghan officials say that at least 11 members of the security forces have been killed in a Taliban assault on government buildings in an unstable district in southern Helmand province. The officials said today that four soldiers and seven police officers were killed with the insurgents overran Musa Qala which has shifted between government and Taliban control for years. Saqi Jan, police logistics expert in the district, said four soldiers and four police were killed in the attack,

  • Malaysian navy shadows tanker, urges hijackers to give up

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia’s navy has located a tanker that disappeared a week ago in the South China Sea and was urging its hijackers to surrender, the country’s naval chief said today. The MT Orkim Harmony, which had 6,000 tonnes of petrol in its hold and 22 crew aboard, has been given fresh touches of paint and had its name altered to “Kim Harmon”, according to photos released by Malaysia’s navy.

  • Ebola

    First Ebola outbreak may have occurred in ancient Greece

    New York: The first recorded Ebola outbreak may have occurred in ancient Greece more than 2,400 years ago, a new study suggests. Most researchers believe that the first outbreak of Ebola happened in 1976, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (then known as Zaire). The current outbreak of the virus which began in early 2014 in West Africa has infected more than 27,000 people and killed nearly 11,200.

  • Earthquake

    Mild aftershock recorded in quake-hit Nepal

    Kathmandu: An aftershock measuring 4.1 magnitude was recorded in Nepal today, nearly seven weeks after the Himalayan nation was jolted by one of the worst earthquakes that killed over 9,000 people. The epicentre of the tremor is located at Dhading district, 50 km west of Kathmandu, according to the National Seismological Centre. So far 327 aftershocks with 4 or more magnitude have been recorded after the April 25 earthquake. Normalcy is slowly returning to Nepal seven weeks

  • Syed Ali Shah Geelani

    Separatist leaders under house arrest in Srinagar

    Srinagar: Senior separatist leaders were placed under house arrest here on Thursday ahead of a protest action called by them in north Kashmir’s Sopore town on Friday.

  • landslide

    Landslides snap Siliguri-Gangtok road link

    Siliguri: Land communication between Sikkim’s capital Gangtok and its railhead Siliguri was snapped and the toy train service between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling disrupted on Thursday following landslides in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district, officials said.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal agrees with Advani on possibility of Emergency

    New Delhi: In the midst of a turf battle with the Centre on a range of issues, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today agreed with BJP patriarch L K Advani that imposition of Emergency cannot be ruled in the country and wondered whether Delhi will be the “first experiment” towards it. “Advani ji is correct in saying that Emergency can’t be ruled out. Is Delhi their first experiment?,” Kejriwal tweeted.

  • Ali Fazal

    Ali Fazal to play negative role in next film

    Mumbai : Actor Ali Fazal, who will essay a negative role in his upcoming yet untitled film, will attend two international metal music festivals to absorb the essence of his character. Ali will start off with attending Rock for People in the Czech Republic and after that, he will attend the Wacken Festival in Germany in the coming months. “The character requires a kind of craziness. My way of attending the same

  • Dharmendra

    Salman most suitable for my biopic: Dharmendra

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dharmendra says if a biopic on him is ever made, then superstar Salman Khan should star in it as he finds many similarities between them. Dharmendra, 79, who is known to be humorous in re l life, said Salman has “gone on him”.

  • itarsi fire

    Itarsi station fire: Mumbai-bound CR trains affected

    Mumbai: Train traffic mainly connecting Mumbai to north India have been severely affected from Wednesday morning after the signalling system collapsed due to a fire in route relaying interlocking (RRI) cabin of Itarsi station. The incident occurred yesterday at Itarsi station, which is one of the biggest railway junctions in the country connecting north India to central and western parts of the country.

  • Diljit Dosanj, Kareena Kapoor

    Diljit is surprise package of ‘Udta Punjab’: Kareena Kapoor

    Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says her “Udta Punjab” co-star, Punjabi singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh will drive viewers crazy with his performance in the movie. Sharing her experience of working with Diljit, she said: “I’m excited to work with Diljit as I’m a big fan of him. His videos are amazing and he is the surprise package of the film. People will go mad, he is that good in the film.” “He’s a huge

  • Now, Fitch lowers outlook to negative for Lodha

    Mumbai: A week after rating agency Moody’s Investors Service downgraded realty player Lodha Developers (LDPL), Fitch Ratings today assigned a negative outlook to the firm due to its weak operating performance in 2014-15. Fitch, however, has affirmed the company’s long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating at ‘B+’ as well as ‘B+’ long-term rating, and recovery rating of ‘RR4’ on the outstanding USD 200 million senior unsecured notes due in 2020.

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    Sunny Deol sees no box-office competition with Salman Khan

    Mumbai: Actor Sunny Deol, whose upcoming film “Ghayal Once Again” will clash at the box-office with Salman Khan’s much-anticipated drama “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo”, says it is absolutely okay for the two movies to open together as he sees no competition with the superstar.

  • K.V. Chowdary

    CVC calls for penalty for ‘motivated’ complaints of corruption

    New Delhi:  Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K V Chowdary today advocated penal provisions for people who file “motivated and vexatious complaints” of corruption against government employees. Supporting systematic technological and procedural changes to check corruption, he said the Central Vigilance Commission will change “kuch nahi hota hai” (nothing happens) attitude from the minds of corrupt people by taking stern action against them.

  • Gold gains most in 5 wks as Fed signals slower rate increases

    London: Gold today climbed the most in five weeks after the Federal Reserve signaled it will take a slow approach to raising interest rates. Gold gained 1 per cent to USD 1,196.85. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index slipped to a one-month low after the Fed on Wednesday cut its longer-term projections for US borrowing costs, while maintaining a forecast for the benchmark rate to rise by year-end.

  • Emma Stone

    Emma Stone regrets deleting emails

    Los Angeles: Actress Emma Stone regrets deleting “thousands of emails” after her personal email address and phone number were posted online during the Sony hacking scandal.  The 26-year-old actress “cried for like an hour” after her personal email address and phone number were posted on WikiLeaks during the recent Sony hacking scandal before completely emptying her inbox because she was “just so freaked out” by the idea of someone reading her private

  • New 30-yr bond to fix structural issues of cos: India Ratings

    Mumbai: Rating agency India Ratings and Research today said the issuance of a 30-year bond by the Reserve Bank is likely to resolve structural problems of corporates looking for long-term funding. RBI has announced that it will auction a 30-year government bond on June 19. “The new 30-year government security will fix structural issues for domestic issuers which are in need of long-term funding, especially infrastructure projects,” the rating agency said in a report