Free Press Journal
  • No Laxmibai for Kangana? 

    Big talk, bigger demands and the The `11-crore fee that Kangana Ranaut has been allotting to herself may just remain a lot of talk amounting to no extra zeroes on her pay cheques.

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    Salman-Aamir exchange cold vibes at a party? 

    Rumors were rife with tension between the leading Khans- Aamir and Salman and their strained friendship. Apparently so as both their upcoming films – Dangal and Sultan respectively have similar plot and involve wrestling. It seems like that tension reached out of control and we hear that Salman and Aamir had a huge brawl few months back at a party. And since, then the friends have turned foes.

  • Shahrukh Khan

    SRK finds online abusers ‘uncool’   

    Shah Rukh Khan is irked by social media users taking the virtual route to abuse other celebrities in order to show unethical support for their favourite star, reports IANS.

  • Sushil Kumar Modi , BJP leader

    NDA to ban cow slaughter in Bihar if it wins: Sushil

    Patna: Latching on to the RJD supremo Lalu Prasad’s controversial remarks that the ‘Hindus too eat beef’, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today promised to frame a legislation to ban cow slaughter in the state if NDA comes to power in Bihar Assembly elections. “The forthcoming Assembly polls in Bihar is going to be a direct contest between those who justify beef eating and those seeking effective ban on cow slaughter….we, on

  • Germany expects 1.5 mn asylum-seekers this year: report

    Berlin: Germany could receive up to 1.5 million asylum-seekers this year, according to the Bild newspaper, quoting a confidential document containing estimates that are far higher than publicly released official figures. Authorities have so far predicted that Europe’s top economy would record between 800,000 and one million new arrivals in 2015.

  • New yeast strains for more lager beer flavours

    London: Beer lovers, rejoice! Lager beers could soon have as many different flavours as real ale after scientists cross-bred yeast resulting in hundreds of new strains. Unlike ales, lager beers differ little in flavour. But now, by creating new crosses among the relevant yeasts, researchers have opened up new horizons of taste.

  • Indonesia plane

    Wreckage of missing Indonesian plane found

    Jakarta: Wreckage of a small passenger plane, which went missing last week in eastern Indonesia, has been found, a rescue official said. National Search and Rescue Office (BASARNAS) deputy Heronius Guru said the discovery was reported by local residents, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Rights group warns of threat to democracy in Pakistan

    Lahore: Warning of a “serious” threat to democracy in Pakistan, a prominent human rights group in the country today said that there appears to be a “clear plan” to project the role of the powerful military leadership in state affairs beyond its mandate. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed alarm over growing threats to democracy and fundamental rights in the country.

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    Russia says it struck 9 IS targets in Syria over past 24 hours

    Moscow: Russian military jets carried out strikes on nine Islamic State sites in Syria over the past 24 hours, the defence ministry in Moscow said today. The Russian warplanes hit IS command centres, weapon caches, artillery and communication posts in the Homs, Idlib and Latakia provinces of Syria, the ministry said in a statement.

  • Trinamool threatens agitation if votes in civic poll not counted

    Kolkata: A day after the West Bengal State Election Commission postponed the vote count indefinitely in three civic bodies following mounting protests over allegations of violence and rampant malpractices, the ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday threatened intensifying its stir unless the counting process began.

  • Midfielder De Bruyne urges City to keep focus

    Manchester: Midfielder Kevin De Bryune says Manchester City cannot allow their level to drop again this English Premier League (EPL) season if they are to regain the title. City ended a run of two straight defeats with Saturday’s 6-1 thrashing of Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester to return to the top of the table, where they hold a two-point lead over Arsenal and Manchester United.

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    Asus launches first Windows 10 laptop

    New Delhi: Taiwanese electronics giant Asus on Monday launched its first Windows 10 powered laptop – ZenBook UX305LA – priced at Rs.97,990, ahead of the upcoming festive season.

  • France storm, flooding toll reaches 18 

    Paris: A violent storm and subsequent floods which hit the French Riviera over the weekend have left 18 people dead so far and three others were still unaccounted for, the media reported on Monday. The lifeless body of a 60-year-old man was discovered in a parking lot of Mandelieu-la-Napoul town, bringing the total number of people killed due to the torrential rainfall to 18, Xinhua news agency reported citing French daily Le Figaro

  • US defence chief warns Russia has ‘losing strategy’ in Syria

    Madrid: Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said today that Russia is pursuing a “losing strategy” in Syria and that it must live up to its commitments in Ukraine. Speaking in Madrid at the start of a five-day trip to Europe, Carter told Spanish military officials that by carrying out bombing in Syria, Russia had only worsened the four-year conflict.

  • Atletico, Benfica face investigation for crowd trouble

    Madrid: Spanish club Atletico Madrid and Portuguese side Benfica face disciplinary action from governing body of European football UEFA, as the result of incidents which took place during their Champions League meeting last Wednesday. The game in Atletico’s Vicente Calderon Stadium, which Benfica won 2-1 was marred by a series of incidents, which saw Benfica supporters light flares in the stands at two separate moments in the game, reports Xinhua. The Benfica fans

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    India, Germany to fast-track investment, revive EU-FTA talks

    New Delhi: India has decided to fast-track investments from Germany by making it easier for German firms to get approvals and do business here, while the two countries also committed to soon resume negotiations for the stalled India-EU free trade pact. To enhance economic ties, the two countries also renewed their determination to expand bilateral trade and investment.

  • Indian-American couple gifts USD 100 million to NYU’s college

    New York: In one of the largest philanthropic gifts by a member of the Indian-American community, a couple has donated USD 100 million to New York University’s engineering school, which will now be renamed after them in recognition of its gift. Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon’s gift to the New York University’s School of Engineering will principally support faculty hiring and academic programs and is intended to build on the engineering school’s existing practice

  • Gold

    Markets bounce on global cues, Re at 7-week high; gold dips

    Mumbai: Rally in global markets today on likely Fed rate hike delay and increased overseas fund inflows pushed up the domestic stock market by most in nearly nine months and the rupee to a seven-week high against the dollar. Meanwhile, gold fell by Rs 210 to Rs 26,600 per 10 grams. The market benchmark Sensex, which has been on the upmove since the Reserve Bank announced bigger-than-expected rate cut of 0.50 per cent

  • Kabir-Khan

    Kabir Khan needs break after two back-to-back movies

    Mumbai: Bollywood filmmaker Kabir Khan says he has worked nonstop for the last two years and hence needs a break. “I have done two films back-to-back ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ and ‘Phantom’. I had not taken any break in between. I went from one to another. I was working nonstop for two and half years so I need a break. The break is important,” Khan told reporters here at an event last evening.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Maha CM to receive Supreme Honorary degree by Japanese varsity

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will be awarded a Supreme Honorary Degree by Japan-based Osaka City University (OCU) for starting the process of reforms for bringing socio-economic development in the state. He will be the first Indian to receive such an honour, a statement from the Chief Minister’s office said. OCU is a 120-year-old varsity and has granted this degree of ‘Honorary Doctorate’ to 10 distinguished persons across the globe till now,