Free Press Journal
  • Massive fire breaks out at Dum Dum substation in Kolkata

    Kolkata : A massive fire broke out at the Dum Dum substation of Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation here on Friday. Several fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames. The exact cause of fire is yet to be ascertained. As per latest reports, the fire was brought under control a short while back.

  • efence Minister Manohar Parrikar

    Defence Minister calls for special attention to R&D

    Bengaluru: Observing that there is a “mad rush” for IT engineers, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said Research and Development (R&D) is a very important field and it needs special attention. Noting that former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s greatest contribution was in building “scientific temperament” by striking chord with young minds, which, Parrikar said, “is very important for any country particularly in the research and development field, because nowadays we have that mad rush for IT engineers, then the rush

  • Manmohan Singh

    Coal scam: Relief for Manmohan as CBI dismisses plea against him

    New Delhi : In a breather for former prime minister Manmohan Singh, a special CBI court on Friday refused to summon him in the coal block allocation scam, saying he will not be an accused in the case. Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda had demanded Manmohan be summoned as the additional accused in a coal scam case. “We will think to appeal in SC against this decision. We will discuss this thing first

  • Jayalalithaa calls for ‘greater mandate’ in 2016 Assembly polls

    Chennai: Eyeing a “massive” electoral victory in the 2016 Assembly polls, AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today urged her supporters to work for a “grander” mandate than all those achieved so far by the party in various elections.

  • Azam Khan

    Muslims are victims of ‘saffron India’: Azam Khan

    New Delhi : In an apparent attack on the BJP-led NDA Government at the Centre, Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare and Urban Development Minister Azam Khan on Friday alleged that Muslims ‘are not the citizens of democratic India but the victims of saffron India’.

  • Cafe Coffee Day

    Coffee Day Enterprises Rs 1,150-crore IPO over-subscribed

    Mumbai: The initial public offer of Coffee Day Enterprises, which runs Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) chain, was over-subscribed by 1.64 times on the final day of the issue today. The Rs 1,150-crore IPO received bids for 4,23,76,590 shares against the total issue size of 2,58,14,198 shares, according to data available with the NSE till 1500 hours.

  • woody

    Tom Hanks asked brother Jim to voice Toy Story’s Woody

    London: Hollywood star Tom Hanks, who voiced the famous “Toy Story” character Woody, asked his brother Jim to perform his duty when he did not get time. The 59-year-old Oscar-winning actor has been voicing the character since 1995 and told the secret on Graham Norton’s talk show, reported The Independent. Norton brought out a Woody doll and asked Hanks if its voice is his, to which the actor responded saying, “No, it’s my brother Jim. There are so many computer

  • EPL coaches welcome new Liverpool tactician Klopp

    London: Mauricio Pochettino, Roberto Martinez and Ronald Koeman are some of the head coaches of the English Premier League (EPL) who have welcomed and wished luck to new Liverpool tactician, German Jurgen Klopp.

  • Steven-Spielberg

    Hanks’ celebrity conduct suits Bridge Of Spies role: Spielberg

    New Delhi: For his new Cold War-era drama “Bridge of Spies, Steven Spielberg wanted an actor who was as righteous as the movie’s protagonist James Donovan and the director could think of no one other than his frequent collaborator, Tom Hanks for the role.

  • kate hudson

    Matt and I chose to move on: Kate Hudson on split

    Los Angeles: Actress Kate Hudson has finally opened up about the reason behind her split with Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy. The couple quietly separated in 2014 but never talked about what led to the split. They now raise their four-year-old son together. Hudson also has a son from her ex-husband Chris Robinson.

  • One direction

    One Direction members make 19,000 pounds per day?

    London: If one goes by the latest financial figures of the members of the English-Irish band One Direction, they earn over 19,000 pounds each day. The figures were published by Companies House, reports The “Drag me down’ hitmakers shot to fame after being mentored by music mogul Simon Cowell on “The X Factor” in 2010.

  • Imtiaz Ali backs re-opening of dance bars in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali says the lifting of the ban on dance bars here is a positive development. The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the operation of the Maharashtra Police Act that prohibited dance performances at eating places, beer bars and restaurants. “Dance bars opening in Mumbai…I feel positive about it. I think there are several people who earn their livelihood out of numerous things. You feel bad when anything that gives

  • sanjay kapoor

    Arjun, Sonam are bankable actors: Sanjay Kapoor

    New Delhi: Sanjay Kapoor is happy to see the young generation of actors from his family — Arjun and Sonam — flourish in the film industry and the actor-producer says he would love to cast them in his upcoming movies. Sanjay has already produced “Tevar” starring his nephew Arjun and now wants to work with Sonam, who is his elder brother, Anil Kapoor’s daughter. “Arjun and Sonam are very bankable. They are doing all solo films. Arjun has proved his

  • reliance

    RIL, 9 global oil majors commit to cut green house gases

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries as well as nine other global oil and gas companies today committed to strengthening actions and investments to reduce green house gases intensity of the global energy mix. The chief executive officers of 10 of the world’s largest oil and gas companies – which together provide almost a fifth of all oil and gas production and supply nearly 10 per cent of the world’s energy – declared their collective support for an effective climate change agreement

  • Jose Mourinho labels FA misconduct fine on him as absolutely disgraceful

    London : Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has described the Football Association’s decision to fine him 50,000 pounds for misconduct as absolutely disgraceful, and added that the potential one-match ban is equally astonishing. Mourinho received a one-match stadium ban and a fine for comments made by him after Chelsea’s 1-3 defeat to Southampton. According to the Guardian, Mourinho had said that referees had grown ‘afraid’ to give decisions in his team’s favour. The 52-year-old believed that

  • Oil, Fuel

    India’s fuel consumption jumps most in decade last month

    New Delhi: India’s fuel consumption surged by 15.1 per cent in September, the most in more than a decade, mirroring pick up in industrial activity in Asia’s third-largest economy. Fuel consumption in September spiked to 14.699 million tonnes, up 15.1 per cent from 12.771 million tonnes in a the same month a year ago, according to a data from Oil Ministry’s Petroleum Planning and Analysis Cell (PPAC). Diesel, the most consumed fuel in the country, saw sales jump 20.1 per cent

  • boeing

    Boeing sets record on defence deals with India

    New Delhi: Aircraft manufacturing company Boeing on Friday admitted that it has concluded more defence deals with India than the whole of the US defence industry combined in the last fifty years. “Yes indeed! Boeing has closed more defence deals with India than whole of the US combined in the last fifty years,” James McNerney, chairman of The Boeing Company, said in a webcast which was live streamed throughout the country.

  • Benfica seeks compensation of $15.9 mn from former coach

    Lisbon: Portuguese football side Benfica has started legal proceedings against its former coach Jorge Jesus demanding a compensation of 14 million euros ($15.9 million) over accusations of a unilateral termination of his contract.