Free Press Journal
  • New methane organisms discovered

    Sydney: Scientists have discovered two new methane-metabolising organisms whose role in greenhouse gas emissions and consumption is not yet known.

  • shooting

    Three dead, including two teens, in France drugland shoot-out

    Marseille: A young man and two teenagers were killed overnight today in a shoot-out in the southern French city of Marseille, known for its violent drug wars, a police source said. The victims, aged between 15 and 24, were shot dead in an exchange of automatic weapons fire in Lauriers, one of the city’s most notorious estates.

  • MERS

    South Korea MERS toll reaches 37

    Seoul: A South Korean patient of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) died on Sunday, raising the total toll from the outbreak to 37. The 152nd patient was dealing with the after-effects of MERS after testing negative earlier. It marked the first death of a MERS patient since July 10, Yonhap News Agency reported.

  • UK mother slaps child in public, authorities take away kid

    London: A mother, who slapped her four-year-old daughter in public has been arrested and cautioned even as authorities placed the child on social care, British media reported. The child was taken away from the 35-year-old mother who slapped her, then swore at and pushed a woman who intervened.

  • Chinese investment company to buy Texas oil fields for USD1.3B

    Beijing: A Chinese investment holding company says it has signed a letter of intent to purchase oil fields in Texas for USD 1.3 billion through a limited liability partnership. In a disclosure to the Shanghai Stock Exchange, Yantai Xinchao Industry Co. Ltd. says the oil fields in Howard and Borden counties will be bought from Tall City Exploration and Plymouth Petroleum, two Nevada-based companies.

  • Syria’s Assad ready to stand in new election: Russian MP

    Moscow: Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is willing to eventually hold parliamentary and presidential elections and is ready to run himself for president, a Russian lawmaker said today. “He is ready to conduct elections with the participation of all political forces who want Syria to prosper,” Russian lawmaker Alexander Yushchenko told AFP on phone after meeting Assad in the Syrian capital as part of a delegation.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Better films than DDLJ were, will be made: Shah Rukh

    Hyderabad: Year 2015 has marked two decades since the iconic Bollywood romantic entertainer “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (DDLJ) released. The film is still being screened at a Mumbai theatre. The movie’s leading man Shah Rukh Khan holds the film close to his heart, but says there are better films that were made and will be made.

  • Thank Gauri for love, patience: SRK on wedding anniversary

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan expressed his gratitude to wife Gauri for showing “love, patience and perseverance” to mark the couple’s 24 years of marriage. Shah Rukh, 49, tied the knot with Gauri, 45, in 1991 after eight years of courtship. The couple are parents to Ayan, 18, Suhana, 15, and two-year-old AbRam. The “Chennai Express” star took to Twitter to shower praise on Gauri.

  • Would love to do ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama 3’: Kartik Aaryan

    Mumbai: He has been a part of both the installments of “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” and actor Kartik Aaryan says he would love to have another film in the popular buddy-comedy franchise. Kartik made his debut with Luv Ranjan’s sleeper hit in 2011 and also starred in its sequel, which released on October 16 this year.

  • Nargis Fakri

    Nargis Fakhri to do cameo in ‘Dishoom’

    Mumbai: Actress Nargis Fakhri will reportedly be seen in a cameo role in John Abraham-starrer action-adventure “Dishoom”. The Rohit Dhawan-directed movie also stars his younger brother Varun and actress Jacqueline Fernandez in the lead roles.

  • Aamir Khan

    Aamir Khan not part of ‘Lagaan’ 2 ?

    New Delhi: If sources are to be believed, then Aamir Khan won’t be doing his 2001 hit ‘Lagaan’s sequel. There were rumours that the 50-year-old Bollywood perfectionist was shooting the second installment of Ashutosh Gowariker’s 2001 flick’s sequel, but now sources clarifies that this wasn’t true and the actor won’t currently engaged in any such sequel.

  • Sensex

    BSE now eyes 200 nano second trading speed in 3 yrs

    Mumbai: After clocking a record trading speed of six micro seconds, leading stock exchange BSE is aiming for a much faster speed of 200 nano seconds for the trades executed on its platform, in the next three years. Earlier this month, BSE had said it has became the world’s fastest stock exchange clocking a median trade speed of six micro seconds.

  • Narendra Modi

    India-Africa Summit is first event of such big scale: PM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the India-Africa Forum Summit here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it is for the first time that an event of such a big scale is being held in India and assumes significance considering the historic linkages between the two sides. “From Oct 26 to 29, India Africa Forum Summit is being held here. On Indian soil, it is for the first that an event of such a big

  • Nitish sitting in Lalu’s lap to encourage ‘jungle raj’: Arun Jaitley

    Muzaffarpur,(Bihar): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said that the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who at a point was fighting against ‘jungle raj’(lawlessness) in Bihar, is now sitting in the lap of Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and aiding it.

  • Your own Bihari being mistreated for no fault: Shatrughan Sinha

    Patna: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Sunday lashed out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for sidelining him in the run up to the Bihar Assembly polls and said that he was not campaigning in the state due to the insecure local leaders who have fed matter of convenience stories to the top brass.

  • Fire

    Fire guts over 60 shops in Mumbai’s Crawford Market; none hurt

    Mumbai: Over 60 shops were gutted in a major fire that broke out in South Mumbai’s busy Crawford market due to a short circuit in the wee hours today. Fire officials said there was no casualty reported in the blaze. “Our control room received an alert at 5.23 AM today that a massive fire broke out at Crawford market. Soon 10 fire tenders and eight water tankers were pressed into action,” a fire

  • Bihar polls: Mamata Banerjee to support Nitish Kumar

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday extended full support to her Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar, urging the people to vote and re-elect him in the ongoing Assembly polls in the state. “Request you all in #Bihar to please vote to re-elect @NitishKumar ji as CM for greater need of our country & development in State,” Mamata said on Twitter. The first two phases of the Bihar Assembly elections have already been

  • Gold

    Gold monetisation scheme, coins to be launched soon: Modi

    New Delhi: The gold monetisation scheme will be launched in the coming weeks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced. “We have brought gold monetisation scheme and will launch it in the coming weeks before Diwali and Dhanteras, when gold is particularly sought after,” Modi said in his monthly radio programme of “Mann Ki Baat”. “Gold can be converted from dead money to an economic force. To leave gold lying as dead money is behaviour

  • Dalit killing: Congress questions Narendra Modi’s silence

    New Delhi: Congress today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for remaining silent on the killing of Dalits in Haryana but talking at length about his proposed visit to Britain. Party spokesperson R P N Singh said rather than talking about the “burning issues” touching every Indian and rise in prices of essential commodities, he chose to present a detailed itinerary about his proposed visit.