Free Press Journal
  • FSSAI, Maggi

    No ‘Maggi’ hearing at apex consumer court on Friday

    New Delhi: Hearing on the the Rs.640-crore class action suit filed by the Indian government against Nestle India, alleging unfair trade practices with regard to Maggi noodles was not heard at the apex consumer disputes forum on Friday. No reasons were assigned. Officials at the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) said the matter was only “tentatively listed” for Friday and that no specific bench had been earmarked. “The matter may come

  • Wholesale inflation falls to historic low of (-)4.05%

    New Delhi: Deflationary trends continued for the ninth month in a row in July with wholesale inflation plunging to a historic low of (-)4.05 per cent on cheaper vegetable and fuel, which may prompt RBI to cut interest rate ahead of the September 29 policy meet. The WPI number follows retail inflation (CPI) data, which had slipped to a record low of 3.78 per cent in July. The overall wholesale price index-based

  • Amitabh bachchan

    ‘Good over evil’ theme makes ‘Sholay’ resonate even today: Amitabh Bachchan 

    New Delhi: It set a trend of ‘bromance’, redefined the quintessential villain and introduced some epic live action in Bollywood. Top that with iconic dialogues and a memorable cast. Forty years since it hit the screens on August 15, 1975, “Sholay” continues to entertain due to its evergreen ‘victory of good over evil’ theme, says megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who essayed one half of Jai-Veeru.

  • Vegan cosmetic brand ‘Votre’ to soon launch products

    Panaji: “Votre”, a vegan, animal testing-free cosmetic brand, which was launched in Goa, is now heading for a string of product launches in other Tier-1 and -2 cities across the country, a top company official said. Jaideep Khurana, founder of Votre, said on Thursday that the products manufactured by the company were unique because they are 100 percent botanical, vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free products “Votre products are suitable for even the most

  • A K Singh

    Northeastern states on high alert for I-Day

    Agartala/Guwahati: A massive security alert has been sounded across northeast India and vigil along the international borders tightened ahead of the 69th Independence Day celebrations, officials said on Friday.

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Maithripala Sirisena should respect public mandate: Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa today said President Maithripala Sirisena should respect public mandate, a day after the SLFP chief vowed not to make him Prime Minister even if his coalition wins the parliamentary polls next week.

  • CBI arrests DSP, SI in graft case

    Chandigarh: A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) and a Sub-Inspector, posted here in UT Chandigarh, along with two others have been arrested by CBI sleuths for allegedly accepting bribe of Rs 40 lakh. DSP RC Meena, posted in Economic Offence Wing (EOW), SI Surinder Kumar and two industrialists, Aman Grover and Sanjay Dahuja, were arrested by the CBI sleuths yesterday, police said.

  • Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Jai Ram Ramesh addressing media at party office in New Delhi on Monday.

    BJP doesn’t believe in democracy: Congress

    New Delhi: The Congress today said the monsoon session of parliament, showed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) does not believe in democracy, and blamed the ruling party for the logjam that stalled business in the almost four-week session.

  • Legal action against those who attacked TASMAC outlet

    Chennai:  Tamil Nadu government today said it would take legal action against those who torched a state-run liquor outlet in the city, injuring an employee. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa expressed regret over the attack on the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) liquor outlet and said she had directed police to take legal action against the attackers. “I have issued orders to take legal action against the persons who indulged in such a cruel

  • Chandramauli Kumar Prasad

    PCI seeks response from UP minister for threatening scribes

    New Delhi: The Press Council of India (PCI) has issued a notice seeking reply from Uttar Pradesh Minister Vijay Bahadur Pal, who reportedly made threats against journalists at a rally in Kanauj yesterday. Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice (retd) Chandramauli Kumar Prasad has also expressed concerns to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

  • Mamnoon Hussain

    Pakistan wants tension-free ties with India: Mamnoon Hussain

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday expressed his country’s desire to have tension-free relations with India. Addressing a flag hoisting ceremony to mark the Independence Day celebrations here, Hussain regretted what he said were “acts of aggression” by India. He said Pakistan desired peaceful coexistence with India and all other neighbouring countries but any “threat to its security will be thwarted”, reports Xinhua. Hussain’s remarks come amid tensions between India and

  • Dwarka diplomatic enclave to be modelled on Shanti Path

    New Delhi: The upcoming diplomatic enclave in Dwarka is set to be modelled on the scenic Shanti Path currently housing over 60 diplomatic missions. The sprawling 70-acre diplomatic enclave had been identified by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in Dwarka phase II in 2007, but the allotment had been delayed.

  • Seals

    Seals use ‘voice recognition’ to identify rivals

    New York: Male elephant seals can identify the strength and status of their rival during the mating season through distinctive vocal calls, a new study has revealed. Male seals compete fiercely for access to females during the breeding season, and their violent, bloody fights take a toll on both winners and losers. However, these battles are relatively rare. The study found that the males avoid fights by learning the distinctive vocal calls of

  • Bollywood has to be more adventurous: Ketan Mehta

    Mumbai: Director Ketan Mehta feels Bollywood should attempt making adventurous films. “There are all kind of filmmakers and all kind of reasons of a making a film. The Hindi film industry has to be more adventurous and make all kind of films. I start working on a script first and then think who should be cast,” Mehta told PTI.

  • Sunny Leone

    Sunny Leone-starrer ‘Mastizaade’ gets censor certificate

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Milap Zaveri’s upcoming adult comedy “Mastizaade” has finally got the censor certificate, said its actor Riteish Deshmukh. The film, which wrapped up in December last year and is expected to hit theatres in May, was being held back by the Censor Board owing to its bold content.

  • Jupiter, Planet

    Jupiter-like planet discovered 100 light years away

    Los Angeles: Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have detected a methane-shrouded planet 100 light years away that resembles a young Jupiter and may hold water.

  • Top 6 Misal Pav joints in Mumbai

    If you are on a visit to the taste of Maharashtra, a thing you can’t afford to miss is its cuisine especially Misal pav. Famous in aamchi Mumbai and all over Maharashtra. A culinary invention with origins in Maharashtra, found on the streets and restaurant. Spicy, sumptuous and delicious – The Misal Pav. A breakfast dish which can also be eaten as lunch, packed with both flavor and nutrition .

  • Ranbir-katrina

    Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif ‘most romantic’ bachelors in poll

    New Delhi: Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have emerged as the most romantic bachelor and bachelorette. In a social media poll conducted by Matchify which got over 6,000 responses, 63 percent of the women said they’d like to date the ‘Roy’ actor, 32, followed by 30 percent for Varun Dhavan. Surprisingly, Ranveer Singh was a distant 7 percent. While 40 percent men wanted to date Parineeti Chopra, 35 percent Kangana Ranaut and 25 percent

  • Carrie Underwood

    Carrie Underwood Worlds best-selling digital artist

    Los Angeles:  Superstar Carrie Underwood has been crowned the world’s top-selling digital country artist. The 32-year-old singer earned the title after shifting more than 29.6 million singles in her career so far, with 2006 release “Before He Cheats” having been certified five-times platinum by officials at the Recording Industry Association of America, and her recent single “Little Toy Guns” going gold, reported Rolling Stone magazine.

  • Bears

    Bears too care about UFOs!

    New York : Much like humans, bears too are bothered by unidentified flying objects (UFOs), a new study has claimed.