Free Press Journal
  • Hassan Rouhani

    Rouhani urges efforts to rebuild Iran-Britain ties

    Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called for efforts to rebuild ties between Iran and Britain to “an acceptable level”. “The officials of both countries have a greater responsibility to reconstruct the ties to an acceptable level based on mutual trust,” Rouhani told visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, according to a report posted on the website of the Iranian presidency.

  • football

    AIFF urges teams to act on curbing age fraud

    New Delhi: The All India Football Federation today urged all the participating teams of U-15 and U-18 leagues to act on curbing the menace of age fraud. “The teams would be adhering to the recommendation of the medical committee of AIFF while registering the players,” the federation said in a release issued after a meeting of its I-League core committee here.

  • UK women keen to return home from Syria

    London: A British woman who fled to Syria with her five children to persuade her jihadist husband is now desperate to return to the UK. Shukee Begum from Manchester left last year and made her way into Syria via Turkey. The woman of Somali origin, is reportedly married to an Islamic State fighter and claims she only travelled to IS’ self-declared capital of Raqqa, with the intention of persuading her husband, Muftah el-Deen,

  • Jains in Maharashtra, MP protest Santhara ban

    Mumbai/Bhopal: The Jain community today took out marches in Mumbai, Bhopal and other parts of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh to protest against the Rajasthan High Court’s verdict holding as illegal the custom of `Santhara’ — a ritual of self-starvation to death. In many places, Jains chose to tonsure their heads. The protest also affected auctions of onion in Nashik district.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    CM Kejriwal promises Bedi inquiry commission to sort DDCA mess

    New Delhi:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today assured former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi that if needed an “inquiry commission” will be set to sort out the issues plaguing the Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) for the past few years.

  • Arjuna Awardees selection “extremely fair”: Sports Secretary

    New Delhi: With cue sports stars crying foul over their omission from the Arjuna Awards list this year, Sports Secretary Ajit Sharan today said that they have been “extremely fair” and “transparent” in choosing the names for the prestigious honour. Asian billiards champion Sourav Kothari, and the women’s duo of Vidya Pillai and Chitra Magimairaj, whose Arjuna nominations were rejected recently had urged the ministry to reconsider their names but Sharan is clear

  • tahir-bashin

    Tahir ‘ecstatic’ to have signed ‘Force 2’

    New Delhi: Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin, who made his debut in Bollywood with the 2014 film “Mardaani”, will next be seen in the sequel of the 2011 movie “Force”. The actor says he is “ecstatic” at signing the film and is looking forward to working with actor John Abraham.

  • I’m a decent football player: Ranbir Kapoor

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor, also co-owner of Mumbai City FC,likes to believe that he can play football well. “I always believed that I am a decent football player. I used to show off that I know football and I own a team. But you get a reality check when you play with these guys. What you see on TV is different.

  • Priyanka Chopra With Kunal Nayyar

    Kunal Nayyar congratulates Priyanka Chopra for ‘Quantico’

    Los Angeles: “The Big Bang Theory” star Kunal Nayyar has wished Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra good luck as she gears for her maiden American TV series “Quantico”. Nayyar, who hails from Delhi, rose to prominence after playing the role of Dr Raj Koothrappali in the comedy series. “@priyankachopra good luck on Quantico. Lovely to see dilli and mumbaiyyas working it across the globe,” Nayyar, 34, posted on twitter.

  • Nachiket Barve

    Don’t bring ego into equation: Nachiket Barve to aspiring designers

    New Delhi: His brand has successfully completed six years in the industry and he has done costume designing for stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Designer Nachiket Barve says being in the industry has made him learn many things and one of them is to acknowledge the feedback of people without bringing ego in between, and this is what he suggests to budding designers.

  • Market Crash

    Black Monday: Sensex crashes 1,624 pts, biggest single day fall

    Mumbai: In the bloodiest carnage on Dalal Street, the stock market benchmark Sensex today crashed by 1,624.51 points — its biggest single-day fall — and over Rs 7 lakh crore got wiped out within hours from the investors’ wealth on a sharp global sell-off triggered by a Chinese rout. The index ended the day 5.94 per cent down at 25,741.56 points as jittery investors sold shares across all sectors including energy, banking, auto,

  • Black money

    Black money fight: Sebi, Govt to update SIT on safeguards

    Mumbai: Asked to tighten its noose on tax evaders and black money launderers in stock markets, regulator Sebi will consult the government on all necessary steps, including on P-Notes, and update the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team about the safeguards. At its board meeting here today, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) took stock of all the checks and balances it has put in place to check such manipulations, sources said.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee tumbles 82 paise to breach 66-level against USD

    Mumbai: In line with crash in equities, the rupee tumbled sharply by 82 paise — its biggest single day fall this year — to settle at 66.65 against the US dollar as global meltdown fears remained unabated. The widespread panic sell-off in Chinese equities predominantly tipped emerging market currencies into turmoil even as the US dollar weakened overseas.

  • onion

    Crack down on hoarding at Lasalgaon: Centre to Maha govt

    New Delhi: Concerned over spiralling onion prices, the Centre today asked the Maharashtra government to take strict action against hoarders for improving supply at Lasalgaon wholesale market in Nashik where rates have touched almost Rs 60 per kg. Lasalgaon, the Asia’s biggest wholesale market for onion, normally sets price trend for the rest of the country. The largest onion growing state of Maharashtra contributes 30 per cent to India’s total output of 18.9

  • Yogendra Yadav

    Yogendra Yadav slams Kejriwal for backing Nitish, Lalu

    Barwani (MP): Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav today slammed Delhi Chief Minister and former AAP colleague Arvind Kejriwal for joining hands with JD-U’s Nitish Kumar and RJD chief Lalu Prasad in Bihar, saying the move amounted to “selling out the soul of the anti-corruption movement”.

  • Sensex Red down

    Nifty cracks 8,000-mark, slides 5.92 pc

    Mumbai: The benchmark Nifty today breached the crucial 8,000-level following voluminous broad-based sell-off mirroring the global development in financial markets. The black Monday saw the benchmark Nifty diminished to end by 7,809.00 by lossing a massive 490.95 points or 5.92 per cent at the National Stock Exchange (NSE). The sentiments were sombre despite positive statements from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan that economic fundamentals remained strong and the current

  • Arun Jaitley

    Global turbulence behind market crash; fundamentals strong: FM

    New Delhi: Terming today’s market crash as “transient and temporary”, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said both the government and RBI are watching the situation and hoped it will stabilise as domestic macroeconomic indicators remain strong. Jaitley attributed the biggest ever drop in the benchmark Sensex to external factors and said that India is among the fastest growing economies of the world and the government is taking steps to further strengthen it.

  • B S Bassi

    Drunk cop in Delhi metro identified, suspended: Bassi

    New Delhi: A day after the video of an allegedly drunk policeman travelling on the metro went viral, Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Monday said that he has been identified and suspended from duty. “He has already been identified. Action has been initiated against him. He is placed under suspension,” Bassi told reporters.

  • Woman gangraped, murdered in Bihar; body hung from tree

    Hajipur: A 35-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped and murdered by unidentified persons, who hung her disrobed body from a tree in Bihar’s Vaishali district, sparking off protests by locals. Vaishali superintendent of police Rakesh Kumar said the crime took place at Satihara village, close to the district headquarters. When the villagers found the woman’s body hanging from the tree this morning, they blocked the busy NH 77 demanding immediate arrest of the perpetrators.