Free Press Journal
  • Sensex down

    Sensex tanks to 2-wk low; GST, yuan woes shave off 354 pts

    Mumbai: There was no respite for the benchmark BSE Sensex for the fourth straight session as it today tumbled almost 354 points to settle at 27,512.26 — its lowest closing in two weeks — as yuan ripple effect spread. The move by China to devalue its currency for the second day meant global volatility continued unabated. Rupee, under pressure, fell to a 23-month low at one point.

  • PC Jeweller to relaunch jewellery purchase scheme on Aug 15

    New Delhi: Aiming to garner a bigger market share in the organised jewellery business, PC Jeweller today announced the relaunch of its jewellery purchase scheme ‘Jewels For Less’. “There is a huge potential in the organised jewellery retail space and it is still largely under-tapped and dominated by small jewellers. We will launch our jewellery purchase scheme Jewels For Less to connect with our customers and to attract more footfalls,” PC Jeweller COO

  • Shot dead

    Two Indian-origin brothers shot dead in South Africa

    Johannesburg: Two Indian-origin brothers have been shot dead in South Africa allegedly by a 57-year-old man after a dispute over a parking space, sending shock waves through the community.

  • US seeks more clarity on India’s FDI stance in e-comm, defence

    New Delhi: Pitching for FDI in India’s multi- brand retail and e-commerce sector, the US today said it expects to see some progress on these issues even as it sought more clarification on sectors where foreign investment caps have been hiked.

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    No grant to states for setting up Lokayuktas: Govt

    New Delhi: There is no provision in the Lokpal Act for providing any assistance to state governments for establishing Lokayuktas, the Lok Sabha was informed today. Replying to a question, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said the central government is not required to maintain data in respect of Lokayuktas established by the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013. “Also, there is no provision in the Act for providing any assistance to the state governments for establishing Lokayuktas,” he said in a

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    Garbage, robberies keeping Britons from Goa: BJP leader

    Panaji: Goa’s burgeoning garbage problem, robberies near beaches and memories of the 2008 sexual assault on a British teenager are deterring tourists from Britain to visit the state, a BJP legislator said on Wednesday. Michael Lobo, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator from Calangute, a coastal constituency which hosts the most popular beaches in Goa like Calangute, Candolim, Baga and others, mentioned it as some of the key concerns of tourists. Saying that

  • Kunal Kehmu

    Kunal Khemu back as lover boy with ‘Bhaag Johnny’

    Mumbai: Actor Kunal Khemu is back on screen with action-thriller “Bhaag Johnny” directed by Shivam Nair. The 32-year-old actor, who was last seen in 2013 film “Go Goa Gone”, is playing a casanova in the film. Kunal took to social networking site Twitter to share the trailer of the film.

  • Omar questions bail to Swami Aseemanand

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today questioned the justification of bail to Swami Aseemanand, chargesheeted in the 2007 Samjhauta blasts case, saying how was it different from Pakistan’s explanation in Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi case. “How is the Indian justification of bail for #Aseemanand any different from the Pakistani justification of bail for #Lakhvi?,” Omar wrote on micro blogging site Twitter. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) yesterday decided not to oppose the conditional bail granted to Aseemanand as it did

  • black-hole

    Smallest super massive black hole ever detected

    Washington: Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have discovered the smallest supermassive black hole ever lurking in the centre of a dwarf galaxy around 340 million light-years away.

  • Sonia Gandhi

    Sonia gets angry in LS after BJP member makes certain remarks

    New Delhi:  A remark against her by a BJP member today angered Sonia Gandhi who rushed into the Well of Lok Sabha along with her party colleagues, protesting vigorously and forcing abrupt adjournment of the House for about an hour. When the House re-assembled, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said no allegation should be made by anybody against any member, particularly an important leader, may it be the Congress President, the Prime Minister or the BJP President. He said the remark against

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Wonderful meeting ‘Mamata Di’, says Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday described as “wonderful” his meeting with West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee here. “It was wonderful meeting u Mamata Di. Thank u so much for the warm hospitality,” Kejriwal tweeted on his Tuesday evening meeting with the Trinamool Congress leader. The meeting took place at the house of Trinamool MP and Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee. The Aam Aadmi Party leader also said he looked forward

  • Nitish Kumar

    Grand alliance will defeat BJP-led NDA, say Lalu, Nitish

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Wednesday said the grand alliance of JD-U, RJD, Congress and NCP would defeat the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance in the coming state assembly polls. The Rashtriya Janata Dal leader also denied any differences among the alliance leaders. “We are united; there is no difference among us. We will defeat the NDA in the assembly polls,” Lalu said at the first joint press

  • Justin Biber

    Justin Bieber’s new album to release in November

    Los Angeles: Singer Justin Bieber’s new album now has an official release date – Nov 13. Sources have confirmed to Billboard that the Canadian superstar’s highly-anticipated project is scheduled to hit the stores on Friday, November 13, reports aceshowbiz.com.

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    US military helicopter crashes off Japan, 7 injured

    Japan: A US military helicopter crashed off Okinawa’s main island on Wednesday, injuring at least seven crew members, Japanese authorities said. The crash occured around 1.30 p.m. about 30 km east of the US Kadena air base on the island, Kyodo news agency quoted a Japan coast guard as saying. There were 17 people aboard the US Army UH-60 helicopter and all of them have been rescued.

  • Shandaar First Look

    Pankaj Kapoor and Alia connected well on “Shaandaar” set

    Mumba: “Haider” star Shahid Kapoor says his actor father Pankaj bonded so well with actress Alia Bhatt on the sets of their upcoming film “Shaandaar” that he felt “jealous” when his son used to interact with her. Director Vikas Bahl’s “Shaandaar” will bring together father-son pair – Pankaj Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor – on the screen for the first time, where the veteran actor plays Alia’s father.

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    Jacqueline Fernandez keen on doing action film

    Mumbai: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who will be next seen in action-drama film “Brothers”, says she is keen on doing a full fledged action role. Her co-stars in the Karan Malhotra movie, Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra, have done hard core action sequences in the film.