Free Press Journal
  • Megan Fox

    Megan Fox files for divorce

    Los Angeles: Days after announcing her separation from husband Brian Austin Green, actress Megan Fox has now filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” with the “Beverly Hills, 90210” actor.

  • Irrfan Khan

    ‘Talvar’ based on Aarushi murder case to release in October

    Mumbai: Irrfan Khan and Konkana Sen Sharma starrer “Talvar”, which is based on Aarushi Talwar’s murder will be releasing on October 2. The first poster of the film, which looks edgy, was released on Friday night. Irrfan looks very intense in the poster that also focusses on the blindfolded Lady Justice holding a sword in one hand and scales of justice in the other.

  • 20.8 per cent green cover in Delhi due to plantation: HC told

    New Delhi: Forest cover in the national capital increased from six per cent in 1999 to 20.8 per cent in 2013 mainly due to plantation activity carried out in non-forest areas, the city government has told the Delhi High Court. The government has also told the court that around five lakh seedlings have been planted in order to compensate for the 46,529 trees that have been felled by Delhi metro from 2003-04 to

  • Public, pvt firms need to follow secretarial standards: ICSI

    Kolkata: Both public and private companies would have to follow the secretarial standards which became effective from July 1, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) today said. “If any firm was found violating the secretarial standards norms, it would be subject to a penalty of Rs 25,000 and the concerned company secretary would have to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 per meeting attended,” ICSI president Atul Mehta said. “The secretarial

  • Public, pvt firms need to follow secretarial standards: ICSI

    Kolkata: Both public and private companies would have to follow the secretarial standards which became effective from July 1, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) today said. “If any firm was found violating the secretarial standards norms, it would be subject to a penalty of Rs 25,000 and the concerned company secretary would have to pay a fine of Rs 5,000 per meeting attended,” ICSI president Atul Mehta said. “The secretarial

  • Gold prices extend gains, now at 3-mth high

    New Delhi: Gold’s two-week winning run continued as its prices surged Rs 245 to a three-month high of Rs 27,425 per 10 grams at the bullion market today, driven by a firming global trend and heavy buying by jewellers to meet wedding season demand. Silver also gained Rs 100 to Rs 36,600 per kg due to increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • Goa shack owners apprehensive of biz ahead of tourist season

    Panaji: Shack owners in Goa have expressed apprehensions due to increased taxation in the trade ahead of the tourist season in the state beginning September. Goa has around 350-odd beach shacks which is a major tourist attraction especially for the foreigners.

  • onion

    Wholesale onion prices jump to Rs 57/kg at Lasalgaon

    New Delhi: Wholesale onion prices today rose to Rs 57 per kg at Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, Asia’s biggest onion market, which could further spike retail prices in most parts of the country adding to consumers’ woes. In the price-sensitive Delhi market and some other parts of the country, retail onion prices have already gone up to Rs 80 per kg depending on the quality of the crop.

  • sri lanka vs india

    Sri Lanka bowled out for 306 in reply to India’s 393

    Colombo: Hosts Sri Lanka were bowled out for 306 runs in their first innings against India in the post-tea session of the third day in the second cricket Test at the P. Sara Oval ground here on Saturday. They thus conceded a lead of 87 runs to the visitors who scored 393 in their first innings.

  • Dawood Ibrahim, Rajnath Singh

    Dawood permanently living in Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

    Lucknow: Terror mastermind Dawood Ibrahim is permanently living in Pakistan though he may be changing locations in that country, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today. “Such people keep changing their location… but he is permanently living in Pakistan,” Singh told reporters on the sidelines of an event here.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Ability to withstand challenging global trends strong: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said most of the challenges faced by the Indian economy have been created by external factors, even as he expressed confidence in the country’s strong fundamentals to withstand such transient global trends. “I have no doubt that our ability to withstand the transient global trend, created predominately by external factors is very strong,” he said here. He emphasised that macroeconomic indicators like inflation, forex reserve, capital

  • Bangkok blast

    Thai police check new CCTV footage for Bangkok blast link

    Bangkok: Thai police today examined new CCTV footage showing an unidentified man dropping a package into a canal where a second explosion had taken place a day after the country’s worst terror attack that killed 20 people. Police have failed to make any arrests as the hunt intensified for perpetrators of the devastating blast at the popular Brahma shrine here on Monday.

  • Ghulam Nabi Azad

    Present situation not conducive for Indo-Pak talks: Azad

    Srinagar: Highlighting the recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday said the present situation is not conducive for the talks between India and Pakistan.

  • usman khan

    Udhampur terror attack: Truck driver remanded in custody

    Jammu: NIA today produced truck driver Khursheed Ahmed Bhat, who allegedly took LeT terrorist Mohammed Naved Yakub and his accomplice to Jammu before the Udhampur attack, in a court here which remanded him in 14-day custody. Amid tight security, NIA produced him in the court of Judge Y P Kotwal in the High Court complex here early this morning.

  • Louis Van Gaal

    We don’t need Pedro Rodriguez: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal

    London: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal claimed on Saturday that he did not sign former FC Barcelona player Pedro Rodriguez as he felt that the midfielder would not improve his squad. Pedro was linked to a lucrative move to Manchester before joining defending English Premier League (EPL) champions Chelsea FC earlier this week.

  • Somnath Bharti

    Court to hear arguments on Somnath Bharti’s plea on Sep 26

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today decided to hear next month the arguments on AAP leader Somnath Bharti’s plea seeking lodging of an FIR against police officials for “implicating” him in a case of alleged molestation of some African women during his purported midnight raid last year. Additional Sessions Judge Bhupesh Kumar fixed the plea for arguments on September 26, after a request for a short date was made by Bharti’s counsel.

  • Arunachal government assures land to set up NDRF unit headquarter

    Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh government here has assured providing suitable land to National Disaster Response Force to set up a unit headquarters of the NDRF in the state. In a meeting with Chief Minister Nabam Tuki at his office yesterday NDRF Commandant S K Sastri and Deputy Commandant Manohar Singh placed the need for space for stationing a unit of the NDRF in the vicinity of the state capital, an official communique informed

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams survives Ana Ivanovic scare at Cincinnati

    Cincinnati: Women’s World No.1 Serena Williams battled back from the brink of defeat to survive a big scare against No.9 Ana Ivanovic, winning 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the Western & Southern Open. Williams broke serve in the first game of the match but her momentum didn’t last long. Ivanovic came roaring back and eventually found herself up a set and a break after an hour on court. She dropped that