Free Press Journal
  • Hrithik

    Would not want my kids to be affected by fear: Hrithik Roshan

    Mumbai: Having successfully battled his struggle with stuttering, actor Hrithik Roshan says he wants his two sons Hrehaan and Hridhaan to be not affected by fear but to muster strength to overcome the odds. The 41-year-old star, who is back on the small screen as a host with TV show “HRX Heroes with Hrithik Roshan”, said the idea behind the series is to put forth the achievements of people, who overcame difficulties to

  • Chennaiyin seek home win against FC Pune City in ISL

    Chennai: Having won just two matches in five games, Chennaiyin FC would look to cash in on the home advantage when they take on FC Pune City in their Indian Super League football match here tomorrow. After losing their opening game at home against defending champions Atletico de Kolkata, Chennaiyin have since then been on the road, winning two of their four matches played away. They lost their previous match against NorthEast United

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Lahiri tied fifth; Jeev, Bhullar joint 10th at Hong Kong Open

    Hong Kong: Leading Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded three-under 67 to be tied fifth, while veteran Jeev Milkha Singh and Gaganjeet Bhullar shared the 10th position after scoring even-par 70 and 66 respectively after the second round of the $2 million UBS Hong Kong Open here on Friday.

  • Lalit Modi

    What about Lalit Modi’s ‘Ghar Vapasi’: Congress to centre

    New Delhi: The Congress on Friday asked the central government to specify a time frame for bringing back former cricket IPL chief Lalit Modi to the country and alleged that he enjoyed the patronage of the ruling NDA dispensation.

  • Bacons, Sausages harmful as cigarettes

    London: Bacon, ham and sausages have the same cancer risk as cigarettes, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), set to be published on Monday, a media report said.

  • Venkaiah Naidu

    Oppn protest on Special Status issue;Venkaiah dismisses claims

    Hyderabad: Congress and Left parties today held protests over Prime Minister Narendra Modi not announcing Special Status for Andhra Pradesh during his visit to the state yesterday. Dismissing opposition’s allegations, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said the Centre is helping Andhra Pradesh and also Telangana in a “continuous manner”.

  • Raghuram Rajan

    Rajan for more use of IT by banks

    Hyderabad: The use of information technology in the Indian banking system is still quite low and the banks should use new technologies to bring down costs, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said here today. Speaking at an award function organised by the Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technologies, Rajan said the process of setting up an IT subsidiary of RBI is currently underway.

  • UK govt, Tata Steel announce 9 mn pound support package

    London: The 1,200 Tata Steel workers in the UK facing job cuts have been thrown a lifeline with a 9 million pound support package put together by the British government and the Indian steel giant. The government will provide 6 million pounds of the total 9 million pound package, the UK government and Tata Steel said in a joint statement today, days after Britain’s biggest steelmaker announced the lay-off under a restructuring deal

  • Kareena Kapoor

    Kareena not part of Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’

    Mumbai: Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan is not doing a special song in Karan Johar’s directorial venture “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”. Gossip mills were abuzz that Kareena and her actor husband Saif Ali Khan would be seen together in a dance number in the movie. “It is not true. She is not doing a song in the film. She has just wrapped up Dubai schedule of ‘Ki and Ka’. Besides this film she is

  • NSE issues new norms on tendering and settlement of shares

    Mumbai: Leading stock exchange NSE has issued new guidelines on tendering and settlement of shares through its platform to make delisting, buyback and takeover offers easier and transparent. “Members and acquirers/companies are required to abide by the revised operating guidelines… with regard to tender offer scheme by National Stock Exchange of India and such other requirements as prescribed by Sebi, or any other regulatory authority,” the bourse said in a notice dated October

  • Fitch affirms JLR ratings at ‘BB-‘ with positive outlook

    Mumbai: Fitch has reaffirmed the long-term foreign currency issuer default rating and senior unsecured ratings of Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover at ‘BB-‘ with positive outlook. ‘BB’ is a speculative grade rating, indicating elevated vulnerability to default risk but business or financial flexibility exists which supports the servicing of financial commitments.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina reaches quarterfinals of French Open

    Paris: After two successive defeats at Japan and Denmark, Saina Nehwal finally tamed Japanese Minatsu Mitani in straight games to reach the quarterfinals of the USD 275,000 French Super Series here. The World No.2 emerged as the only surviving Indian at the tournament after compatriots H S Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram, and women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa lost in the second round yesterday.

  • Tsunami Warning System Siren test on Oct 26

    Mumbai: The newly installed Tsunami Early Warning System Siren will be tested in Mumbai on October 26. The test will be conducted between 12:00–12:10 PM on October 26 near INS Angre, SBS Marg, Mumbai, a Defence spokesperson said here today. The Siren and a Digital Electronic Board is part of a system for issuing early warning in case of a Tsunami threat in the Indian Ocean region.

  • UK’s TalkTalk telecom giant hit by cyber-attack

    London: The personal data and bank details of millions of Britons could have been stolen after one of the country’s largest telecom services provider TalkTalk was hit by a major cyber-attack, the third such attack to hit the telecom giant in last one year. The phone and broadband provider said personal and banking details of up to four million customers may have been accessed in the “significant” attack but the exact figure remains

  • Honda

    3,879 Honda City CVT variants to be recalled

    New Delhi: Automobile manufacturer Honda’s India arm on Friday said it would recall 3,879 units Honda City continuously variable transmission (CTV) variants manufactured between February and November 2014 to update the software.

  • Sahitya Akademi finally condemns killings of writers 

    New Delhi: The Sahitya Akademi for the first time on Friday said it was “deeply pained” and strongly condemns the murder of writer M.M. Kalburgi and other intellectuals, weeks after allround criticism for its silence on the issue.

  • Gujarat local body polls on Nov 22, 29

    Gandhinagar: Polling for as many as 323 local self-government bodies will be held in Gujarat on November 22 and 29, the State Election Commission announced on Friday.