Free Press Journal
  • Kunal Khemu

    Will venture into script writing: Kunal Kemmu 

    Kunal Kemmu dabbled as a dialogue writer in the 2013 film “Go Goa Gone” and the actor says there is “work in progress” with his next writing venture. Kunal penned the dialogues of the zombie-comedy, apart from starring in the film, which was helmed by director-duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK.

  • Biden changes story on raid on Osama in Pakistan

    Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden has offered a new account of the decision to launch the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011 that differed from some of his previous retellings — and from Hillary Clinton’s. Biden’s remarks come as he considers facing off against Clinton, the former secretary of state in the 2016 presidential race, and they seem to signal that he sees his earlier stance on the

  • China, UK extend deal on currency swap

    Beijing: China’s central bank announced on Wednesday that it has extended an agreement on a reciprocal currency swap scheme with the Bank of England.

  • Germany open to using army planes to send back asylum seekers

    Berlin: Germany is open to using military aircraft to repatriate migrants whose requests for asylum have been rejected, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said today. “Obviously, the usage of the Transall is not ruled out. But only in the event that all civilian transport capacities are exhausted and if it does not affect the German army’s priority missions, then could such troop carriers be (an option),” she said.

  • Afghan official: Troops push Taliban back from southern city

    Kabul: Afghan troops have pushed the Taliban back from a key southern city after the insurgents seized an area on its outskirts earlier this week, an official said today. The area known as Babaji, 12 kilometers from Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, is back under government control, said the Interior Ministry’s spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi. He said reinforcements had arrived and a clearing operation was underway.

  • Nawaz Sharif,

    Resolve Kashmir dispute, Sharif tells India

    Washington: Peace can dawn on South Asia only if India and Pakistan resolve their dispute over Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said. “If we sincerely want to bring peace to the region, we will have to resolve the Kashmir issue,” Radio Pakistan quoted Sharif as saying here. “The entire world knows that Kashmir is the root cause of tension in the region,” he told the Pakistani-American community in Washington.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Congress slams BJP, Sangh over politics of polarisation

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP and the Sangh Parivar outfits of doing politics of polarisation by fomenting “division and mutual mistrust” for votes after Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s Ballabhgarh’s visit was mocked at.

  • One dead as US Navy jet crashes near UK base: police

    London: A US F-18 fighter jet crashed near a British air base today, killing one person, according to police. “We can confirm that the aircraft was a military aircraft,” said a spokesman from Cambridgeshire Police in south east England. “There is believed to have been one person on board, and there has been one confirmed fatality.”

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Sayeed to push for ST status for Pahari-speaking community

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today reiterated his government’s assurance to push the case for grant of Scheduled Tribe status to the Pahari-speaking community in the state. The government will initiate effective measures for equitable and inclusive development of its people, in particular those underprivileged sections which live infar-flung and inaccessible areas, Sayeed said addressing the 13th Annual Meeting of the State Advisory Board for Development of Pahari-speaking people.

  • Hardik Patel

    Court questions sedition charges on Hardik

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday asked the government to explain the grounds on which sedition charges were slapped on Patel community leader Hardik Patel. The sedition charge followed his alleged remarks earlier this month that his community’s youngsters should kill a policeman or two instead of committing suicide.

  • Hurriyat constituent meets Jammu & Kashmir Governor

    Srinagar: In a first, leaders of Ittehadul Muslimeen, a constituent of Hurriyat Conference conglomerate, today met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra over Muharram procession issue, marking a significant development as the separatists have been refusing to recognise the government. “The delegation briefed the Governor about the activities of the organisation and the longstanding tradition of processions being taken out on the 8th and 10th Muharram every year,” Raj Bhavan spokesman said

  • shiv sena

    Sena Poster issue: Congress demands apology

    Mumbai: Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil today criticised the ruling alliance partner Shiv Sena for putting up a poster showing President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi bowing before the late Bal Thackeray. The Congress leader also asked why the saffron party, which is targeting Pakistani personalities now a days, allowed its MP to be sworn in as minister in the presence of Pakistan Prime Minister when the

  • Ajit Pawar

    Ajit Pawar appears before ACB in irrigation projects case

    Mumbai: Former Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar today appeared before the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in connection with the alleged irregularities in irrigation projects in Raigad district during the Congress-NCP rule. This was the first time a member of the Pawar family was grilled by an anti-corruption agency in Maharashtra. Pawar, who reached the ACB office shortly before 5 pm, did not speak to the waiting media and went straight to meet ACB

  • rbi

    RBI Governor went with majority view for rate cut

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan went with the majority view of external members on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) on the policy rate to announce the rate cut. “On policy options, six members recommended reduction in the policy repo rate –- two suggesting a reduction of 50 basis points (bps), one being flexible within the range of 25 to 50 bps, while three wanted to move cautiously with a reduction of 25

  • Anil Kapoor

    There are times, we tell Sonam to hold back her thoughts: Anil

    Mumbai: Actor Anil Kapoor says his daughter, actress Sonam Kapoor is childlike, and speaks her heart without giving it much thought. “Sonam is still like a child, she is a very loving person. She is all heart. There are times when we have to control her from talking and tell her (to) think and talk (bolna padta hai soch samajhke baat kar),” Kapoor told PTI. Sooraj Barjatya’s “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” will see

  • Sebi

    Sebi notifies 12 entities as stock exchanges, creates 7 dept

    New Delhi: With commodities derivatives regulation under its fold, Sebi has notified 12 commodity bourses and associations as stock exchanges and has also created seven departments for effectively regulating this market. The move follows merger of the Forward Market Commission (FMC) with Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) with effect from September 28.

  • Wipro Q2 net profit up 7.2% at Rs 2,235 crore

    Bangalore: Country’s third largest software services firm Wipro today reported a 7.2 per cent growth in consolidated net profit at Rs 2,235.4 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, 2015. The city-headquartered firm had posted a net profit (after tax, minority interest and share of profit of associates) of Rs 2,084.8 crore in the year-ago period, the IT firm said in a statement.

  • Facebook

    Austrian Facebook data breach lawsuit ruled admissible

    Vienna: Austrian student Max Schrems will be able to bring a lawsuit over alleged privacy breaches against US social media giant Facebook in Vienna, an appeals court ruled today. The announcement overturned a July ruling by a Vienna judge who had thrown out the case on the basis that her civil court lacked the jurisdiction to decide on the matter. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is yet to rule on Schrems’ request to bring

  • ATC to buy 51% stake in Viom Networks for Rs 7,600 cr

    New Delhi: In a largest foreign direct investment in telecom sector this fiscal, US-based American Tower Corp has agreed to buy a majority stake in telecom tower firm Viom Networks for Rs 7,635 crore in an all-cash deal. American Tower Corporation (ATC) will buy 51 per cent stake in Viom, which owns and operates about 42,200 towers and has another 1,000 mobile phone masts under construction, from Tata Teleservices Ltd and SREI Infrastructure