Free Press Journal
  • TBZ forays into e-commerce with Snapdeal tie-up

    Mumbai: Jewellery firm Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ) today announced its e-marketplace venture with Snapdeal to sell its range of diamond jewellery and gold coins. “With digital and e-commerce wave sweeping India, our iconic brand ‘TBZ-The Original’ ties up with e-commerce major Snapdeal to showcase its diamond jewellery range in a first-ever e-tailing initiative for the brand,” TBZ Chairman and Managing Director Shrikant Zaveri said in a statement here.

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    Sensex snaps 3-day losing run, rises 230 pts to reclaim 27,000

    Mumbai: Ending three-day losing streak, the benchmark BSE Sensex today rebounded by 230.48 points to recapture the 27,000-level on the back of value buying in blue-chips led by auto, PSU and metal amid firm global trend. Market mood turned positive in line with a strong rally in Asian and European shares after a weak US data reinforced expectations of a delay in rate hike by the Federal Reserve.

  • TV series on Xi’s years as Chinese village worker

    Beijing: China’s media watchdog has approved a TV series featuring stories on farmers and “educated youth” from Liangjiahe village where President Xi Jinping started his career in the 1970s, part of the ruling Communist Party’s directive to youth to work in the countryside. The Shaanxi Liangjiahe Cultural Tourism Company said in a statement that the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television approved its proposal to shoot the 45-episode TV series, ‘Liangjiahe’, in Shaanxi province.

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    Obama to keep 5,500 US troops in Afghanistan, say officials

    New York: US President Barack Obama will keep 5,500 American troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, said senior administration officials. According to ABC News, Obama had earlier planned to withdraw all American troops except a small, embassy-based U.S. military presence by the end of 2016. Officials said that Obama will announce plans to maintain the current force of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through most of next year, then draw down to

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    46 arrested in counter-terrorism raids in Pakistan

    Peshawar: At least 46 people, including a militant commander and 14 Afghan nationals, were arrested today during counter terrorism raids in this northwestern city of Pakistan, police said. The personnel of Special Police Unit of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police conducted a raid in Firdous Market and arrested Younis who was associated with militants outfit Lashkar-e-Islam. A pistol was confiscated from his possession. The Police nabbed at least 45 other suspects, including 14 Afghan nationals during counter terrorism raids carried out in Peshawar’s suburb

  • Returning awards amounts to dishonouring recognition: Shashi Tharoor

    Thiruvananthapuram: Taking a contrary stand on return of Sahitiya Akademi awards by eminent writers, former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor today commented that although writers have every right to stand up for their freedom of expression, returning the awards amount to “dishonouring” the recognition.

  • De Villiers credits Dhoni for India’s ODI victory

    Johannesburg: AB de Villiers has appreciated Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s brilliant performance that led to his side’s 22-run win over South Africa in the second ODI of the five-match series at Indore.

  • Ashutosh Gowariker may adapt ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s next movie is likely to be a modern day adaptation of the classic fairy tale “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. The director is currently shooting “Mohenjo Daro”, starring Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde. A source confirmed that the 51-year-old “Swades” director will helm the adaptation after he wraps up the period love story, scheduled to release on August 12 next year.

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    Has Charlize Theron replaced Brad Pitt in ‘The Gray Man’ ?

    London: Charlize Theron is reportedly in talks to replace Brad Pitt for the lead role in the upcoming flick ‘The Gray Man’. Based on the book, the upcoming action thriller is about a male CIA agent, who turns into assassin to protect the lives of his children, he never knew he had, the Independent reports. It is said that the Sony bosses were so much impressed by ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ actress that the

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    Kaley Cuoco slams dating rumours with ex Johnny Galecki

    Washington D.C.: If you were thinking that Kaley Cuoco had something going on with her former boyfriend Johnny Galecki then it’s time to pop the bubble. Previously, reports circulated that the 29-year-old actress’ marriage to Ryan Sweeting suffered because she never got over her love for her ‘Big Bang Theory co-star,’ reports E! Online. However, Cuoco took to Instagram and posted a picture of herself and Galecki, captioning it, “So sorry to disappoint, but

  • Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois hopes to return to action in December

    London: English football champions Chelsea’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is confident of returning to the pitch after his knee injury in December. “In terms of my knee, it is good. I am doing my rehabilitation and it is progressing fine,” Efe quoted Courtois as saying after Belgium’s Euro 2016 qualifying win over Israel on Wednesday. “I will be (now) starting the bulk of the work with my physio to come back as soon

  • Gomez ‘loved’ being rumoured dating Delevingne

    Los Angeles: Singer Selena Gomez didn’t mind being rumoured dating her model friend Cara Delevingne. Last year, some of the news outlets had published photographs of Gomez cozying up to Delevingne. She was then rumoured dating the British model. In an interview with Pride Source, the “Good for you” hitmaker talked about her familiarity to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) world and admitted she “loved” the dating rumours with Delevingne, reports aceshowbiz.com.

  • Thrilled to fight in London: Vijender Singh

    London: Pumped up for his second bout after a knockout professional debut, Indian boxer Vijender Singh said he is all set to deliver another explosive performance in his London debut on October 30 against a yet-to-be-named opponent at the Harrow Leisure Centre.

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    Turkey seeks Pakistan’s cooperation in fighting PKK, ISIS

    Karachi: Turkey has sought Pakistan’s cooperation in fighting against the Kurdish guerrilla group PKK and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The Express Tribune, the request for Pakistan’s support came during talks between Turkish leadership and Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif. Sharif wrapped up his three-day visit to Turkey’s capital Ankara on Wednesday. Turkey is concerned over threats to its territorial integrity after the United States started withdrawing the

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    Chinese admiral in Iran calls for closer defence ties

    Beijing: China wants to strengthen military ties with Iran, a senior Chinese admiral said in a statement today, three months after Tehran sealed a deal with world powers over its nuclear programme. Sun Jianguo made the remarks to Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan during a visit to Tehran, China’s defence ministry said, noting that he hoped to continue pushing forward military relations between the two countries.

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    Hong Kong policemen charged for beating protester

    Hong Kong: Seven Hong Kong police officers were on Thursday charged for attacking a protester during last year’s pro-democracy demonstrations, the media reported on Thursday. Activist Ken Tsang was filmed being led away in handcuffs and beaten by police for several minutes on October 15, last year. The case received widespread criticism of the police force.

  • Nawaz Sharif

    Pak PM Sharif records statement in 1990 poll corruption case

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has recorded his statement in a 25-year-old corruption case involving alleged distribution of money by the army among leading politicians to defeat slain ex-premier Benazir Bhutto in the general election of 1990. Over Rs 14 crore were doled out to selective politicians allegedly including Sharif who has rejected getting any money.