Free Press Journal
  • Gold

    Gold futures slide on weak global cues, profit-booking

    New Delhi: Gold futures today fell 0.33 per cent to Rs 24,816 per 10 grams as participants cut their bets amid a weak global trend. Besides, profit-booking by speculators also weighed on gold prices. At Multi Commodity Exchange, gold prices for delivery in August fell Rs 83, or 0.33 per cent, to Rs 24,816 per 10 grams in business turnover of 369 lots. Also, the metal for delivery in far-month October declined


    Ashish Bahuguna new, of food regulator FSSAI

    New Delhi: Ashish Bahuguna, former agriculture secretary, has been appointed as the chairman of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI). The tenure of the chairman is for three years. Until now, Health Secretary Bhanu Pratap Sharma was temporarily in-charge of the post. “I will assume office this week. It is a new and challenging role,” Bahuguna told PTI.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Bribe issue: Court to hear plea against Kejriwal on Sept 10

    New Delhi: A city court would hear in September a criminal complaint seeking action against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for allegedly exhorting voters to take bribe from Congress and BJP and vote for AAP in the last assembly elections. Metropolitan Magistrate Babru Bhan posted the matter for September 10 as the lawyers in the six district courts are on an indefinite strike to protest the delay in passage of a Bill in

  • NITISH Kumar

    No publicity on Badh chala campaign: HC tell Nitish, ministers

    Patna: The Patna High Court today ordered an interim ban on use of pictures of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his ministers as well as any other publicity material in the state government’s ambitious “Badh Chala Bihar” campaign. A two-memb er bench of Chief Justice L Narasimha Reddy and Anjana Mishra passed the order while hearing a writ petition filed by ‘Nagarik Adhikar Manch’ convenor and RTI activist Shiv Prakash Rai accusing

  • Commenting on SP remark is against Governor’s dignity: Ram Naik

    Lucknow: A day after the ruling Samajwadi Party demanded his dismissal for ‘denigrating’ the dignity of the post, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today said that commenting on such remark is against the dignity of Governor’s post. “The statement of Ramgopal Yadav is political. Commenting on such statements was against the dignity of the Governor’s post,” Naik said in a statement a day after the SP General Secretary demanded public apology from the

  • taj hotel fire

    Minor fire at Mumbai’s Taj Hotel

    Mumbai: A minor fire today broke out in the basement of the iconic Taj Hotel in South Mumbai. The fire which broke out in the basement was due to a short circuit and has been contained, the fire brigade said. Two fire engines were pressed into service, they said. No casualty reported so far.

  • S. Sreesanth

    Will approach BCCI to lift life ban on me: Sreesanth

    Kochi: He contemplated “suicide” during his time at Tihar Jail but pacer S Sreesanth is now hoping to sing the redemption song and would approach the BCCI for lifting the life ban imposed on him from playing cricket by the Board.

  • Sudhir-Mungantiwar

    Maha govt working on proposal to revive sick small-scale units

    Mumbai: As part of its efforts to boost industrial development, Maharashtra government is working on a proposal to revive sick and closed small scale industries in the state. Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said that his department was working on a proposal to classify small-scale industries and the reasons behind their closure.

  • Ric Charlesworth

    Coaching should be left to the coaches: Ric Charlesworth

    New Delhi: Ric Charlesworth, one of the greatest hockey minds, feels all is not lost for the Indian team ahead of next year’s Rio Olympics but called on the administrators of the game in the country to stop sacking coaches needlessly.

  • Milind Soman

    My mother inspired me to take sports seriously: Milind Soman

    New Delhi: Model-turned-marathon runner Milind Soman, who just completed one of the world’s toughest triathlon “Ironman”, credits his mother for inspiring him to take up sports seriously. “I give credit to my mom for inspiring and encouraging me to take sports seriously. She was a professor of bio-chemistry and at the age of 60 when she retired she started trekking.

  • Maha Assembly pays homage to Kalam, Gavai

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly today paid rich tributes to former President APJ Abdul Kalam and veteran Dalit leader R S Gavai. Kalam died in Shillong yesterday while Gavai breathed his last in Nagpur last Saturday after prolonged illness.

  • Clive Rice

    Former South Africa skipper Clive Rice dies

    Johannesburg: Former all-rounder Clive Rice, the first post-apartheid captain of South Africa, died today aged 66, an official from the national cricket association said. Rice, who had been suffering from a brain tumour, played most of his cricket during South Africa’s 20-year isolation from the international game. He was selected for a 1971-72 tour of Australia, which was cancelled because of opposition to the South African government’s policy of apartheid.

  • Pulkit Samrat

    Salman’s tweets on Yakub Memon misinterpreted: Pulkit Samrat

    New Delhi: Actor Pulkit Samrat, who is married to Salman Khan’s rakhi sister Shweta Rohira, says the superstar’s tweets on 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Menon were “misinterpreted” by people. The “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” star posted a series of tweets on Sunday suggesting Yakub is innocent and should not be hanged for the acts of his brother Tiger Memon but later Salm an retracted them.

  • Ashton Agar

    Excited about playing against Virat Kohli: Ashton Agar

    Chennai: Australia A all-rounder Ashton Agar today said his side is excited about taking on India Test skipper Virat Kohli when he turns up for India A in the final four-day cricket match starting here tomorrow but insisted that there is no specific plan to tackle the star batsman.

  • Richa Chadda

    I am finally getting commercial roles: Richa Chadha

    New Delhi: She has made a career out of portraying complex characters but actress Richa Chadha is happy that finally she is being offered commercial roles. Fresh from the success of “Masaan”, the actress is now busy with Pooja Bhatt’s “Cabaret”.

  • Sourav Ganguly

    Australia experience to help India in Lanka: Sourav Ganguly

    New Delhi: Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly believes the experience of the Australia tour last winter will have matured and helped the likes of Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay and others for the upcoming Test series against Sri Lanka.

  • Big B nostalgic about ‘Abhimaan’

    Mumbai: As “Abhimaan” completed 42 years since its release, megastar Amitabh Bachchan went down memory lane to reminisce about the film, which narrates the tale of how a couple drifts apart due to ambitions and ego hassles.

  • Javed Akhtar

    Urdu language anti-religion, anti-puritan: Javed Akhtar

    New Delhi: Societies, rather than religions possess a culture, says noted poet lyricist Javed Akthar for whom the Urdu language is essentially a secular progressive dialect without being religion specific. “Islamic culture is a misnomer. Religions don’t have a culture but societies have a culture. There is a central Asian culture, an Iranian, a Turkish culture, an Egyptian, an Indian culture… there can by synthesis of cultures like we have in India,” Akthar