Free Press Journal
  • Man booked for indulging in vulgar act in front of US national

    Mumbai: A man, who allegedly engaged in vulgar act before a US woman here, was today booked by Mumbai police on charges of outraging her modesty. “We have registered an FIR under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult modesty of a woman) of IPC and recorded the statement of the complainant,” said Vinay Gadgil, senior inspector of Colaba police station.

  • Umar Akmal

    I did not get support from media which I deserved: Umar Akmal

    Karachi: Pakistan’s controversial young batsman, Umar Akmal complained of a media witch-hunt against him and revealed that he contemplated retirement after being dropped this year. The 25-year old, who has represented Pakistan in 16 Tests, 111 ODIs and 63 T20 internationals, criticised media for always going after him and creating controversies.

  • Boko Haram

    Up to 150 drowned, shot fleeing Boko Haram ambush in Nigeria

    Kano:Up to 150 people drowned in a river or were shot dead fleeing Boko Haram gunmen who raided a remote village in Nigeria’s northeastern Yobe state, locals said today. Dozens of militants arrived on motorcycles and a car on Thursday last week and opened fire, scattering terrified residents of Kukuwa-Gari. “They opened fire instantly, which forced residents to flee. They shot a number of people. Unfortunately many residents who tried to flee

  • Kareena Kapoor

    Kareena loses her voice on the sets of KI AND KA 

    Kareena Kapoor Khan who is currently shooting for R.Balki’s next titled Ki and Ka, recently happened to lose her voice while filming an intense scene in the film. While enacting a dramatic scene, Kareena strained her vocal chords and in the process lost her voice for a few hours.

  • 15,000 held for online crimes in China 

    Beijing: Chinese police have arrested 15,000 people and ordered the removal of over 1.90 lakh illegal online items featuring violence, obscenity and gambling under a six-month campaign to combat online criminal activities. Police have arrested over 15,000 suspects of online crime and suspended a number of network service providers, advertising agencies and hackers, the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement.

  • Indian eatery from UK town enters MPs’ contest

    London: A small town Indian restaurant has been nominated for an annual contest organised by British MPs to pick their favourite curry house in the country. Akash Indian Brasserie at Darwen in Lancashire, north-west England, will compete alongside other South Asian restaurants from all over the UK for the Tiffin Cup 2015 trophy.

  • football

    Under 14 footballers to train in Germany for six years

    Mumbai: Fifteen under 14 footballers, including six from Mumbai and the rest from Maharashtra, are to travel to Germany for a six-year training programme with Bundeliga side, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, as part of the U Dream Football Programme. Two more boys would leave for Germany later this year and during their stay in Germany, they would be accompanied by coaches – former India captain Mahesh Gawli and John Kenneth Raj.

  • Snapdeal

    Snapdeal gets $500 mln boost from SoftBank, Alibaba, others

    New Delhi: Japan’s SoftBank, e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology will invest USD 500 million (about Rs 3,269 crore) in e-tailer Snapdeal where eBay Inc is cutting its stake. While Jasper Infotech Pvt, which owns Snapdeal, did not specify the individual investments being made, FIH Mobile Ltd – a unit of Foxconn — said it is picking up 4.27 per cent stake in the company for USD 200 million.

  • Telecom industry writes to government on tower sealing

    New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) As operators and the government trade charges over the call drops issue, three main associations of the telecom industry on Tuesday wrote to the telecom secretary to express concern over the “arbitrary” sealing of towers in the national capital.

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    SBI launches mobile wallet app ‘Buddy’

    New Delhi: The State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday launched a new mobile app ‘Buddy’ in partnership with Accenture and Mastercard. The app can be used to send money to new and registered customers, book movie tickets, flights, hotels as well as for shopping.

  • Oil Price, Down

    Oil continues downward slide

    New Delhi: Continuing their plunge, both the Indian basket of crude oils and that of the OPEC fell around two-thirds of a US dollar on the previous trading day, having closed the weekend below $49 a barrel.

  • Arun Jaitley

    India becoming more aspirational than politicians: Jaitley

    Mumbai: Terming the recent Parliament session as ‘virtually wasted’, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said policymakers and “obstructionist” politicians must gauge the public mood before taking a position on reforms. “India is becoming more aspirational than probably some of its politicians,” he said, while giving example of an “almost unprecedented” urge shown by he people of the country when reforms were stalled during the recently concluded monsoon session.

  • R K Pachauri

    Pachauri seeks court’s nod to go abroad to attend global meet

    New Delhi: TERI Director General R K Pachauri, facing sexual harrassment allegations from a woman employee, today approached a Delhi court seeking its nod to go to China and Japan to attend global meet on environmental issues from August 21 to September 1. In his application, Pachauri said all his meetings are part of his occupation to “earn livelihood and denial of the same shall violate Article 19(1)(G) (to practise any profession, or

  • New tax: Vendors, BSP activists protest, burn effigy

    Phagwara (Pb): Continuing their agitation for the second consecutive day today, local vendors and activists of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) held a protest march here against levying of heavy new tax on vendors hawking their goods on push carts and on stationary carts. Led by former state BSP General Secretary Jarnail Nangal, the protestors gheraoed the Mayor’s office in Town Hall for about half an hour, squatted and held demonstrations, police said.

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad

    Govts failed to control militancy, ceasefire violations: Azad

    Jammu: Congress today attacked the Centre and the PDP-BJP coalition in the state for rise in terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the border areas saying the governments have failed to control these incidents. Addressing series of meetings in Doda district, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad expressed concerns over the spurt in militancy incidents and worst ever ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

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    Sex determination;SC asks Google, Yahoo, Microsoft to respond

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today asked search engines like Google India, Yahoo India and Microsoft Corporation (I) Pvt Ltd to respond to the allegations that they were violating Indian laws and a court order by not blocking advertisements on sex determination of a foetus.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Modi has contempt for those seeking rights from Centre: Nitish

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi by ridiculing the Rs 1.25 lakh crore package offered by him and accused him of harbouring “contempt” for those seeking their rights from the Centre. Taking on Modi, he said the way the prime minister announced the package made it look like that an auction of Bihar was being held and bids being made as he accused him of

  • SriLankan Airlines adds 3 flights on Chennai-Colombo route

    Chennai: SriLankan Airlines has increased the frequency on Chennai-Colombo route by adding three more flights connecting the two destinations. The addition has taken the total number of flights between India and Sri Lanka to a total of 89 per week. “The additional frequencies operate from August 16 onwards – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. The addition of flights brings the total flights between Sri Lanka and India to 89 flights per week”, Sri

  • Notification on ESZ around Okhla bird park to be out in a week

    New Delhi: In an announcement which is expected to bring major relief to several home buyers, the Centre today said the process of demarcating eco-sensitive zone around the Okhla Bird Sanctuary has been cleared and a notification in this regard will be issued within a week.