Free Press Journal
  • HC order on Radhe Maa’s pre-arrest bail tomorrow

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today reserved its order on a pre-arrest bail petition filed by controversial self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa in a dowry harassment case. Justice Revati Mohite Dere said she would deliver the judgement tomorrow. On August 14, the court had granted Radhe Maa alias Sukhvinder Kaur interim protection from arrest while hearing her plea.

  • Iran’s supreme leader warns against negotiations with US

    Tehran: Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Iranian officials on Wednesday not to talk with the US about mutual and international issues. “Negotiations with the US are forbidden, since it has numerous disadvantages, but not benefits”, Xinhua quoted Khamenei as saying.

  • German industrial output falls in August

    Berlin: German industrial output fell in August, official data showed on Wednesday, one day after reports that the country’s industrial new orders slumped for two months in a row. Compared with the previous month, German industrial output decreased by 1.2 percent in August, following a monthly increase of 1.2 percent in July, Xinhua quoted German federal statistical office Destatis as saying.

  • Suicide bombing kills 7 in rebel-held Yemen capital

    Sanaa: A suicide bombing outside a mosque in Yemen’s insurgent-held capital killed seven people, rebel media and witnesses said today. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but similar attacks have been carried out in the past by the Sunni extremist group Islamic State, which has targeted Shiite Huthi rebels who control Sanaa.

  • Palestinian seriously wounded by settler fire: Red Crescent

    Jerusalem: Jewish settlers shot and seriously wounded a Palestinian in the occupied West Bank early today, the Red Crescent and witnesses said. The 18-year-old was in intensive care but in a stable condition after the shooting east of Bethlehem, a medic said. Israeli police confirmed that a Palestinian had been wounded when shots were fired in response to stone throwing but did not say who fired them.

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    Dominant parents affect kids’ self-esteem

    London: English children whose mothers display negative parenting traits such as detachment, intrusiveness and controlling behaviour are more likely to have lower self-esteem, while for Indian kids the father’s behaviour has more of an impact, a new study has found. Researchers from University of Sussex in UK and University of the Negev in Israel interviewed 125 English and Indian families living in West London.

  • Repeating aloud boosts verbal memory: study

    Toronto: Repeating aloud boosts verbal memory, especially when you do it while addressing another person, a new study has found. “We knew that repeating aloud was good for memory, but this is the first study to show that if it is done in a context of communication, the effect is greater in terms of information recall,” said Professor Victor Boucher of the University of Montreal.

  • Czechs seize over 220 pounds of illegal explosives for sale

    Prague: Czech police say they have seized an unusually large amount of powerful illegal explosives and further dangerous substances and arrested four people who allegedly wanted to sell them on the black market. Spokesman Pavel Hantak says police seized more th n 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of various explosives, including Semtex, and over 1,000 detonators.

  • Konkona Sen Sharma elated with ‘Talvar’ success

    New Delhi: “Talvar” has been making the right noises ever since its release last week and the film’s lead star, actress Konkona Sensharma says she is happy to see the response that the thriller has been getting. The Meghna Gulzar-directed film is inspired by the sensational murder of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and 45-year-old Hemraj Banjade, a domestic help in Noida, India in 2008. It sees the 35-year-old actress play the role inspired by

  • Body, voice, thought are actor’s instruments: Irrfan Khan

    New Delhi: Actor Irrfan Khan, who will be seen playing a suspended police officer in the forthcoming film “Jazbaa” along with actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, feels that an actor’s instrument to success lies in the fitness of the body, voice and thought.

  • Dilip Kumar - Saira Banu

    Pakistan court seeks clarification from KP govt on Dilip’s house

    Peshawar: A Pakistani court here has asked the provincial government of Khyber Pakhtukhwa to clarify its stance regarding declaring an ancestral house of legendary actor Dilip Kumar as national heritage after a man claimed that the property belonged to him. The Peshawar High Court yesterday summoned the secretary of the provincial culture and archaeology department to appear before it and explain if the government was still interested in acquiring the house.

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    ‘Jazbaa’ not an action film: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

    Mumbai: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen doing some daring stunts in her comeback film “Jazbaa”, but the actress says it’s not an action entertainer. “The action is just a section of it. It’s not an action film,” Aishwarya said during a media interaction here to promote “Jazbaa”.

  • Coal

    Coal scam: CBI’s investigating officer taken to task by court

    New Delhi: A CBI investigating officer (IO) in a coal scam case was taken to task by a special court today for not making efforts to supply documents to the accused, with the judge castigating him for “making a mockery” of the system and asking him why cost should not be imposed on him. The court’s stricture came after some of the accused complained that copies supplied to them were illegible and on

  • Corporate revenues likely to grow only 1.6% in Sep qtr: Crisil

    New Delhi: Corporate revenues are likely to grow by a meagre 1.6 per cent for the quarter ended September, which will be the fifth consecutive quarter of single-digit growth, Crisil Research said today. Fragile consumption demand, especially in the rural areas, weakness in investment-linked sectors and the meltdown in global commodity prices will more than offset the healthy topline growth expected in the export-oriented sectors, it said.

  • Telenor launches free life insurance cover for customers

    Hyderabad: Telenor India today announced free life insurance cover for its existing active customers as well as potential new ones across its six operating circles. The company said it would work with Shriram Life Insurance and MicroEnsure, a UK-based mass-market insurance specialist, to take the initiative to the masses.

  • Aadhar Card

    SC refuses to modify order restricting use of Aadhaar cards

    New Delhi: In a jolt to the Centre, the Supreme Court today refused to modify its interim order and allow bodies like RBI and SEBI and some states to allow voluntary use of Aadhaar card for welfare schemes other than the public distribution system (PDS) and LPG schemes. A bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar, which had already referred the batch of pleas challenging the Aadhaar scheme on the question of right to

  • Rupee up

    Rupee hits 8-wk high of 64.95 vs USD, up 46 paise

    Mumbai: The rupee today recuperated by 46 paise to close at an eight-week high of 64.95 against the US dollar on fresh selling of the American currency by banks and exporters on persistent foreign capital inflows into domestic equities. Weakness of dollar in the overseas market also boosted the domestic currency, a forex dealer said. The rupee today opened higher at 65.29 per dollar as against yesterday’s level of 65.41 at the Interbank

  • EC reverses its decision of showing polls live through webcast

    New Delhi: Unlike the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, people will not be able to watch polling live in the Bihar assembly elections as the Election Commission has decided that webcasting in polling stations will now be “restricted” to the poll machinery and not be available to the common man. An Election Commission order said the decision has been taken keeping with the spirit of a provision of Conduct of Election Rules relating to