Free Press Journal
  • Inderjeet Singh

    Mytrah Energy to sponsor shot-putter Inderjeet

    New Delhi: Renewable energy producer Mytrah Energy (India) Ltd. on Tuesday announced that it will sponsor shot-putter Inderjeet Singh for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Inderjeet is the first track and field Indian athlete to qualify for the Rio Olympics. In 2015, he finished first at three major events — Asian Championships in Wuhan, Asian Grand Prix in Bangkok and Universiade in Gwangju. “I am grateful to Mytrah for their support to me

  • Rajkumar Hirani

    ‘Rajkumar Hirani not replacing Chauhan at FTII’

    New Delhi: Rajkumar Hirani will not replace Film and Television Institute of India’s (FTII) chairman Gajendra Chauhan, the spokesperson of the Bollywood filmmaker said.

  • Sharmila Nicollet

    Sharmila Nicollet eyes second win in row at DGC

    New Delhi: Sharmila Nicollet will look to continue her sparkling form when she tees off at the 16th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2015 at Delhi Golf Club, here tomorrow.

  • Aha Bhosale

    Asha Bhosle turns 82, geared to perform in NY

    New York: On her 82nd birthday, legendary singer Asha Bhosle reached the Big Apple, where she is excited to perform later this week. Asha, whose musical prowess has been proven by songs like “Dil cheez kya hai”, “Dum maro dum” and “Piya tu ab toh aaja”, took to Twitter to share that she is out on a tour in the US.

  • China

    China scraps dividend tax for long-term investors 

    Beijing: Chinese investors holding a stock for more than one year will be exempted from a 5-per cent dividend tax from today, a move aimed at boosting long term investment following recent stock market collapse in the world’s second biggest economy. Those who have held a stock for one month or less will have to pay 20 per cent of the dividend they receive as income tax when they sell the stock, the

  • alibaba

    Germany’s Metro, China’s Alibaba in e-commerce tie-up

    Frankfurt: German retail giant Metro said today it is teaming up with Chinese online retailer Alibaba to tap the potential of the booming e-commerce market in China. Metro, which operates more than 80 Cash and Carry wholesale stores in China “is now expanding its channels” by opening an online shop in China offering Metro’s own brands, as well as supplier brands from Germany, it said in a statement.

  • sanjeev khanna

    Sheena case: Khanna remanded in judicial custody till Sept 21

    Mumbai: Sanjeev Khanna, the step father of Sheena Bora and a key accused in the sensational murder case, was today remanded in judicial custody till September 21. Khanna, who was produced in the Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate court here, earlier today filed an application before a court here saying that he is in illegal detention and should be released forthwith.

  • Sensex

    Sensex surges 424 pts on global rebound; Nifty above 7,600

    Mumbai A late rally in Chinese equities today boosted global investor sentiment, which helped the benchmark BSE Sensex to recover from its 15-month low, while gains in banks and metal stocks on value-buying also played part in the index’s surge of 424 points to 25,317.87. The broad-based NSE Nifty also reclaimed the 7,600-mark. Trading mood also perked up after Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top CEOs, bankers, economists and ministers and discussed ways

  • EURO 2016

    Alicante to host Spain friendly against England

    Madrid: The Royal Spanish Football Federation has announced that the upcoming friendly between Spain and England on November 13 will be hosted at the Rico Perez stadium in the Spanish city of Alicante, in case La Roja is able to qualify directly for the Euro 2016 Championship in France.

  • Jose Maria Gutierrez

    Jose Maria Gutierrez ‘Guti’ saddened Real Madrid did not sign De Gea

    Madrid: Former Real Madrid star footballer Jose Maria Gutierrez “Guti” has said that he found it “a shame” that the European record champions could not sign Manchester United’s Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea this summer.
    The former Real Madrid midfielder expects De Gea, whom he considers as one of “the top three goalkeepers in the world,” to spend this season with the English club “in the stands”, knowing that soon he would be

  • Nitish Kumar

    PM’s package a myth to influence people: Nitish to Jaitley

    Patna: Amid charges flying thick and fast over Centre’s Rs 1.25 lakh crore package to Bihar ahead of Assembly polls, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today once again trashed the central aid as “packaged myth” of old schemes to influence the electorate. Kumar expressed his hard-hitting views on the special package in a letter to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley sent today. It was in response to Jaitley’s letter to Kumar dated August 28

  • Azam Khan

    Need to focus on smart villages, not smart cities: Azam

    Lucknow: Criticising the Smart City project of the NDA government, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan today said emphasis should be rather given on developing “smart villages” to reduce migration of people from rural to urban. “The central government has announced the plan of smart cities in the country and assistance has also been sought from the World Bank,” Khan, who led a delegation to Columbia to attend a seminar on smart cities, told

  • Coal

    Coal scam: Court grants bail to former MoS Santosh Bagrodia

    New Delhi: Former Minister of State for Coal Santosh Bagrodia was granted bail on Tuesday by a Special Court in connection with a coal scam case. Bagrodia is accused in the case pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of Bander coal block in Maharashtra.

  • Omar Abdullah

    Ind, Pak can progress only through friendship: Omar

    Srinagar: Opposition National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah today asked India and Pakistan to eschew the “line of war” and resolve all issues through dialogue as he insisted that neither country would progress without any friendship between the two. “There is an atmosphere of war around. Threats are coming from there (Pakistan) that they are ready. Who will die? A poor Kashmiri here and a poor Kashmiri there. And what will happen? Nothing

  • 151 infants die in Kendrapara hospitals in 4 months

    Kendrapara: As many as 151 infants died in different hospitals here between April and July, reflecting a grim infant and child health care situation in Odisha which recently reported an alarming rate of deaths of newborns in Cuttack and Kandhamal. The official statistics show the abysmal state of child health care in Kendrapara, which is the home district of state Health Minister Atanu Sabysachi Nayak, where several posts of paediatricians were lying vacant.