Free Press Journal
  • Sharif inaugurates strategic Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnels

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today inaugurated five ‘Pakistan-China Friendship Tunnels’ built at the cost of about USD 275 million to restore a strategic road link to China via Gilgit-Baltistan. The tunnels are part of a 24 kilometre realignment project which has been completed in collaboration with China in over three years.

  • False ceiling at CMO in Mantralaya collapses; inquiry ordered

    Mumbai: The false ceiling in the Chief Minister’s Office at the State Secretariat here collapsed today, prompting the government to order an inquiry into the incident. A CMO official said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asked the Secretary, Public Works Department, to conduct a probe after the false ceiling on the sixth floor of the new Mantralaya building came down suddenly this morning.

  • Govt relaxes cabotage law for spl vessels like Ro-Ro

    New Delhi: Government today said it has relaxed the cabotage law for five years to allow certain special foreign vessels like Ro-Ro, to facilitate transportation of cargo between different ports along the country’s coastline. The development comes in the wake of long standing demand of the shipping industry for relaxation of the cabotage law. Cabotage is transport of goods between two points in the same country.

  • Sensex Up

    Sensex ends at 2-week high, rebounds 246 pts on macro data

    Mumbai: Buoyed by renewed hopes of a policy rate cut, the BSE Sensex today made a spirited comeback, gaining over 246 points to close at 25,856.70 — a two-week high — on back of a further contraction in WPI numbers for August and better-than-expected IIP for July. Rate-sensitives realty and banking stocks fuelled the rally as the rupee’s slide saw a pause. The rupee was trading 22 paise higher at 66.32 (intra-day) against

  • England ex-captain Brian Close passes away

    London: Former England captain Brian Close has died at the age of 84, the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Monday. Close became the youngest player ever to win a Test cap for England when he made his debut against New Zealand in 1949 as an 18-year-old.  The left-handed batsman went on to lead his country seven times in 22 Tests, and also captained his native county

  • Amit Shah

    Amit Shah targets Nitish as NDA announces seat-sharing pact

    New Delhi: Expressing confidence of forming the next government in Bihar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Monday lashed out at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for making tall claims of development and said that it was possible only because the JD (U) was in alliance with his party in the state.

  • Hockey, Pakistan, Bad Behaviour

    ‘Would love to have Pakistan players, but not with bad behaviour’

    New Delhi: Still awaiting an apology from Pakistan over its players’ behaviour in last year’s Champions Trophy hockey tournament, Hockey India president Narendra Batra today said he would love to have players from the neighbouring country in the HIL but not with the kind of conduct they displayed.

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    Sony to focus on ‘Make in India’, aims robust growth in FY16

    Kolkata: Electronics major Sony India today said it will increase its focus on the ‘Make in India’ drive with more domestically made products, beginning with flat TV panels. “We began with two SKUs recently in the panel segment and in the second phase we will add another 4-5 SKUs by this year. All will be in panels,” said Satish Padmanabhan, Sales Head, Sony India. The company has 23 SKUs in panels or television

  • India, Hockey

    One field goal to be counted as two in HIL season 4

    New Delhi: In its bid to keep the artistic flavour of the game intact, a field goal will be counted as two in the next year’s Hockey India League (HIL) as new rules and regulations take effect in season 4.

  • KGA award for amateur golfer Aditi Ashok

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Golf Association (KGA) conferred the ‘Excellence in Golf in 2015’ award on 17-year-old Aditi Ashok in recognition of her recent achievements which included winning the Singha Thailand Amateur Championship last week, the 2015 British Ladies Amateur Strokeplay Championship and the prestigious 2015 St. Rule Trophy at St. Andrews.

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    Konkona, Ranvir announce separation

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Konkona Sensharma and actor husband Ranvir Shorey have decided to mutually part ways after five years of marriage. The couple, who are parents to four-year-old son Haroon, took to their respective Twitter accounts to announce their split that follows prolonged speculation surrounding the state of their marriage.

  • FTII Protests

    FTII protest: Kolkata students launch hunger strike

    Kolkata: Students from various city-based education establishments participated in a token hunger strike on Monday in solidarity with the agitating students of Pune’s Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) who have been on a fast since September 10.

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    Rahat Fateh Ali Khan excited to perform in Mumbai

    Mumbai: After getting embroiled in an alleged forex violation last month, Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is looking forward to his performance in an “absolutely new style” here on September 20. The singer will spread a wave of Sufism with his melodious music and rhythms at the EEMAX global awards ceremony 2015 at the Taj Lands End here. The awards ceremony will be held after a conclave on September 19.

  • Maneka Gandhi

    All violence is male-generated: Maneka Gandhi

    New Delhi: Courting controversy, union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that the role of men in gender sensitisation was critical since “all the violence is male-generated”.

  • Women, Junk food

    Junk food may shrink your brain: Study

    Melbourne: The part of the brain believed to be integral to learning, memory and mental health is smaller in people who regularly consume unhealthy foods such as sweet drinks, salty snacks and processed meats, new research has found.

  • Tony Abbott

    Australia’s prime minister faces party leadership ballot

    Canberra: Australia’s beleaguered Prime Minister Tony Abbott will face a second challenge to his position this year, with a ballot of government colleagues later today after a senior minister challenged him for his party leadership.

  • Minions

    ‘Minions’ becomes second biggest animated movie ever

    Los Angeles: Leaving behind the likes of 2010 film “Toy Story 3”, American 3D computer-animated family comedy film “Minions” has become the second-highest grossing animated film of all time after Academy Award-winning 2013 film “Frozen”.

  • ‘Yaara Silly Silly’ portrays mature relationship: Subhash Sehgal

    Mumbai Subhash Sehgal, who is returning to direction after over 15 years with “Yaara Silly Silly” — a title inspired from Lata Mangeshkar’s song “Yaara sili sili”, says the movie portrays a mature love story involving a prostitute. “This is a relationship-based film. To sum it up in one line, I would say it is a love story born in bed. By bed, what I mean is that the central character is a

  • Ola cabs

    Ola to invest Rs 5,000 crore in cab leasing business

    New Delhi: Taxi aggregator app Ola will invest Rs 5,000 crore in the coming year to expand its newly formed cab leasing business. The Bengaluru-based firm has also roped in former LeasePlan India executive Rahul Maroli as Vice President (Strategic Supply Initiatives) to head the leasing business that will operate as a fully-owned subsidiary company. Details of the subsidiary were not disclosed.

  • Bangladesh’s Social Welfare Minister passes away at 67

    Dhaka : Bangladesh’s Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali passed away this morning at the Singapore General Hospital. He was 67. According to The Daily Star, Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to Singapore Mahbub-uz-Zaman said Ali breathed his last breath at 10.59 a.m. Ali caught pneumonia and was on life support at the Birdem Hospital on September 3. He was taken to Singapore by air ambulance on September 5. Ali was also diabetic and had heart issues. He