Free Press Journal
  • BSE

    Sensex provisionally closes 166 points down

    Mumbai: A day ahead of the crucial deadline for Greece to repay part of its debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), sentiments were subdued in the Indian equity markets, whose barometer index provisionally closed deep in the red on Monday.

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    Gulzar’s “Lakeerein” gets theatrical treatment on Delhi stage

    New Delhi: Eminent poet-lyricist Gulzar’s collection of stories and poems “Lakeerein”, encircling the journey of last 60 years of Indo-Pak relations, was brought to life on stage for the first time in the form of a play. The lyricist, who graced the event as the guest of honour, was left elatedly surprised with the perfection by which his poetry was presented as a theatrical act by director Salim Arif.

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    ‘Harry Potter’ fan receives ‘best’ birthday gift from Rowling

    Los Angeles: A young “Harry Potter” fan could not believe his luck when author J K Rowling replied to him on his birthday, making it his “best gift ever.” Mujtaba Alvi, a 21-year-old from Toronto on break from school, was re-reading “Harry Potter and the Order f the Phoenix”, when he tweeted Rowling, telling her that the descriptions of food in the fifth “Harry Potter” book were hard to take while fasting.

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    Dhoni, Kohli rested, Rahane to lead India

    New Delhi : Middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane was on Monday made captain of the 15-member Indian cricket team that will tour Zimbabwe in July as Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli among other seniors were rested. Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav along with Dhoni and Kohli were rested by the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) All-India Senior Selection Committee which met

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    I don’t like being called a comedian: Sanjay Mishra

    New Delhi: Known for his hits like “Golmaal” series and “All the Best: Fun Begins”, actor Sanjay Mishra says he does not like the tag of a “comedian” as he is an actor first. The 51-year-old actor, who first gained popularity in the role of Shukla, a corrupt paan-loving employee in TV serial “Office Office”, said even though he is known for his
    comic-timing, there is more to him as an actor.

  • Deaths of accused “natural”: Gaur on MPPEB scam

    Bhopal: Amid fresh Opposition demands for a CBI probe into the high-profile MPPEB scam in the wake of deaths of 25 accused and witnesses, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur today termed them as “natural” deaths and ruled out probe by the central agency into the scandal. “All deaths are natural deaths,” Gaur told PTI when asked about the deaths of so many people in the scam so far. “The accused fell sick and

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    Sreesanth says he has full faith in court

    New Delhi/Kochi: After a court in New Delhi on Monday deferred to July 25 the framing of charges in the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing case involving him, former cricket speedster S. Sreesanth said he has fully faith in the judiciary. “I have full faith in the Indian judiciary. I have waited patiently for the past two years, I will wait for another month,” said Sreesanth to reporters in New Delhi. Delhi Police

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    Terence Lewis, Vir Das to teach entrepreneurial skills

    New Delhi: No idea is too small, and no dream too big — this is what noted names like choreographer Terence Lewis, actor-comedian Vir Das and restaurateur Riyaaz Amlani will teach young entrepreneurs via new show titled “Be Your Own Boss”.

  • Girl gang-raped by two youths in UP

    Bagpath: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped at a gunpoint by two youths here, police said today. The accused, identified as Deepak, a computer centre operator, raped the victim on Saturday along with his friend at a gunpoint. She had gone to the centre to fill an on-line form, they added. Additional Superintendent of Police Vidyasagar Mishra said main accused Deepak has been arrested and hunt is on to nab his accomplice. As the victim and the

  • Acid attack accused let off as victim remains untraceable

    New Delhi: An acid attack accused has been acquitted as the victim remained untraceable with a Delhi court saying that the “sword” of the case could not be kept “hanging on the accused for eternity”. Metropolitan Magistrate Dheeraj Mor, while granting the accused benefit of doubt, said that the prosecution has failed to discharge the onus placed upon it by not leading convincing and cogent evidence. “The right of the accused for expeditious trial cannot

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    Manoj Bajpai, Rajkumar Rao were to be part of “Masaan”

    Mumbai: Director Neeraj Ghaywan says he wanted to cast actors Manoj Bajpai and Rajkumar Rao for his upcoming film “Masaan” but things did not work out. “Masaan” stars Richa Chadda, newcomer Vicky Kaushal, Shweta Tripathi of “Kya Mast Hai Life” and veteran Sanjay Mishra among others.

  • Repolling held in one booth in R K Nagar constituency

    Chennai: Repolling was today held at one of the booths in Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency here, being contested by Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, where by-election was held on Saturday. Repolling in Booth No 181 was announced by the Election Commission yesterday after it was found that the Presiding Officer allowed some voters ‘not duly enrolled in the electoral roll’. Chief Electoral Officer Sandeep Saxena yesterday said that “the Election Commission has stated that its observer deputed in the

  • ‘RBI governor didn’t mention risk of Great Depression’

    Mumbai: Clarifying on Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan’s recent remarks, the RBI has said a section of the media “mis-characterised” the governor as saying that the world is at risk of a Great Depression.

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    Amazon catches up, gets past Flipkart on site visits

    Mumbai: As e-commerce players battle it out for buyers’ attention, Amazon India has caught up with Flipkart and overtaken Snapdeal in terms of monthly unique visitors in May. According to data from Internet analytics firm comScoreData, Amazon India had 23.6 million unique visitors in May, edging past Flipkart narrowly.

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    Adani suspends Australian project’s work over delay in approvals

    New Delhi: Adani Enterprises today said it has suspended engineering work at USD 16.5-billion Carmichael mine in Australia on account of delay in approvals. In a BSE filing, the firm said that for the past 6-12 months, Adani has maintained a level of investments, jobs and sub-contractor engagement for its mine, rail and port projects in Australia in anticipation of finalising approvals and decisions.

  • Flats bought for business purpose, NCDRC denies compensation

    New Delhi: The apex consumer commission has dismissed a man’s plea for compensation from a construction firm for delay in handing over possession of a flat, saying he did not fall within the purview of ‘consumer’ as he had booked six flats and sold five out of them and generated profit.

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    PM not bound to react on everything: V K Singh

    New Delhi: Dismissing criticism over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence on the Lalit Modi controversy, Union Minister V K Singh today said it is not necessary for the Prime Minister to react to everything and he will speak when the right time comes. “Why do you want to force upon him that he should speak and speak? It is not appropriate to react to everything. If a news channel is running something, is

  • Revanth Reddy

    Cash-for-vote case: TDP MLA’s custody extended till July 13

    Hyderabad: A city court on Monday extended till July 13 the judicial custody of TDP legislator A. Revanth Reddy in cash-for-vote scam. The court dealing with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) cases also extended the remand of two other accused Sebastian Harry and Uday Simha. With the judicial custody of the accused ending Monday, the ACB produced them before the court and sought extension of the remand on the ground that the investigations in

  • MHA seeks report from Tihar authorities on jailbreak

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry today sought a report from Tihar prisons authorities on escape of an undertrial from their custody. “A report has been sought from the prison authorities,” a senior Home Ministry official said.

  • Jayalalithaa launches Chennai Metro service

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa launched the Chennai Metro service on Monday. The first metro train left Alandur station for Koyambedu after the Chief Minister launched the service. This metro service will make Chennai stand alongside New Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Jaipur to have metro connectivity.