Free Press Journal
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    India’s fuel consumption to grow in 18 months: Moody’s

    New Delhi: India’s GDP growth and low global crude oil prices will lead to the country to higher fuel consumption over the next 18 months, Moody’s Investors Service said on Monday. “We expect the Indian economy to grow at a faster pace, with GDP growth for the fiscal year ending March 2016 at 7 percent and 7.5 percent for the following year,” Moody’s said in a report. The report said improved economic

  • Malabar jewellery retailer expanding in India, Gulf

    Bengaluru: Leading jewellery retailer Malabar Gold and Diamonds said on Monday that it is expanding its presence across India and Gulf, with 22 more showrooms and a diamond processing unit in Mumbai and a gold processing unit in Dubai. “The new showrooms will be opened in major cities across India, the Gulf region and the Far East in next six months, taking our total retail outlets to 155,” Malabar group chairman M.P. Ahammed

  • Won’t work in Bollywood for the sake of it: Sabyasachi Mukherjee

    New Delhi: He has lent his creativity in fashion to films like “Black”, “Guzaarish” and “Paa”, but ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee says he won’t delve into the designing for movies “for the sake of it”. “I’m not doing any Bollywood projects right now because I have worked with some of the best in the country. And I keep telling myself that if I don’t have a relevant script, then I just don’t want

  • Roopal Tyagi

    Don’t want to associate myself with Mandana: Roopal Tyagi

    New Delhi: Actress Roopal Tyagi, who is the second contestant to get eliminated from the controversial reality show “Bigg Boss Nau”, says actress Mandana Karimi is “selfish” and she doesn’t want to “associate” herself with her.

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    AR Rahman receives Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award

    Mumbai: Renowned music composer A R Rahman was conferred with Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award here this evening. Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai presented the fifth Hridaynath Mangeshkar Award to Rahman on the 78th birthday of Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, well-known composer and the younger brother of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.

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    Despite being in power it is not our govt, rues Sena

    Mumbai: In what could further widen the chasm between allies Shiv Sena and BJP, Sena leader Sanjay Raut rued that though his party is in power, the government is not theirs and they are not part of the decision-making process. He also hit out at Devendra Fadnavis following the alleged suicide by a Latur girl over poverty, saying the Chief Minister should have a hold over the administration. Raut was speaking to media

  • Shah Rukh gets second ED summons in six months

    Mumbai: For the second time in six months, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has slapped a notice summoning Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in connection with the valuation of shares of his co-owned IPL cricket team, Kolkata Knight Riders, sources said here on Tuesday.

  • Sensex red down

    Sensex slips by 109 pts for 2nd straight day

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex today fell by 109 points for the second straight session to close at near two-week low of 27,253.44 as pharma major Lupin came under selling pressure on disappointing Q2 numbers while weak global cues ahead of a US Fed meet added to the fall. The barometer index had slipped by 109 points yesterday as well, bogged down by subdued numbers of heavyweights, Bharti Airtel and HDFC Ltd.

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    Hafiz Saaed’s security enhanced in Pak after ‘threat alert’

    Lahore: Pakistan’s Punjab province government has enhanced the security of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed following a home department alert that a “foreign intelligence agency” may make an attempt on JuD chief’s life. “We have enhanced the security of Hafiz Saeed in accordance with the directive of the home department,” an official of the Punjab government told PTI today.

  • Lewis Hamilton

    2015 my best year in F1: Lewis Hamilton

    New York: British Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton believes his third World Championship title in 2015 has capped his best year in the sport. The Mercedes driver won a thrilling United States Grand Prix on Sunday to seal the drivers’ title with his 10th victory of 2015. The 30-year-old’s ninth season at motorsport’s top level has seen him become the 10th driver to win three or more drivers’ crowns and the first

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    69th senior National Aquatic Championship in Rajkot tomorrow

    Rajkot: Star swimmers including Virdhawal Khade and Sajan Prakash in men’s category, while Mana Patel and Aditi Dhumtekar in women’s category will take part in the four-day long 69th senior national aquatic championship starting here tomorrow, officials announced today.

  • Facebook introduces new personalised notifications tab

    New York: Social networking giant Facebook has started rolling out personalised notifications tab for iOS and Android users, media reported. The new tab is designed to provide you information that caters to your needs — such as about your favourite sports teams, friends’ milestones like birthdays and life events and updates about the events that you have joined.

  • Yogeshwar Dutt

    Rio will be my last Olympics, eyeing gold: Yogeshwar Dutt

    New Delhi: Stretching himself against an injury prone body, Olympic medalist Yogeshwar Dutt today said that the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be his last appearance at the quadrennial extravaganza and he is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to sign off with a gold medal.

  • NASA

    NASA’s historic flyby of Saturn moon Enceladus on Wednesday

    Washington: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will sample an extra-terrestrial ocean on Wednesday, when it flies directly through a plume of icy spray coming from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. There is a vast water reservoir beneath Enceladus’s icy crust — now dubbed as “global ocean”.

  • New microscope offers clear images of entire organisms

    New York: Researchers have developed a new high-speed microscope that can give scientists a clearer, more comprehensive view of biological processes as they unfold in living animals. The microscope produces images of entire organisms, such as a zebrafish or fruit fly embryo, with enough resolution in all three dimensions that each cell appears as a distinct structure.

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    Sachin Tendulkar, Shane Warne want T20 cricket at Olympic Games

    London: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar and legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne have called for Twenty20 cricket to become an Olympic sport. Cricket has not featured since 1900 but the International Cricket Council (ICC) is meeting the International Olympic Committee (IOC) next month to discuss a possible bid. “I’d love to see it as an Olympic sport and, who knows, down the track it might be,” Australian Warne was quoted as saying by BBC

  • Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea

    Bopanna-Mergea make first round exit in Swiss Indoors

    Basel: India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Romanian partner Florin Mergea lost to Austria’s Alexander Peya and Brazilian Bruno Soares in the opening round of the men’s doubles event of the Swiss Indoors here, to slump to their second straight first round exit. Bopanna and Mergea lost to Peya and Soares 6-4 1-6 8-10 in just an hour and two minutes yesterday in the 1.5 million euro tournament on the indoor courts of the St Jakobshalle.

  • Anirban Lahiri eyes Asian Tour Order of Merit title

    Kuala Lumpur: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri would be aiming to seal the Asian Tour Order of Merit title with a strong showing at the USD seven million CIMB Classic which starts here on Thursday. The 27-year-old, who won the Malaysian Open at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club’s West course, knows that a big week could also be the springboard to his American dream.

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    Mumbai City look for third win in ISL against NorthEast 

    Navi Mumbai: Following back-to-back victories in their den, Mumbai City FC’s confidence will be sky high as they will aim to hold on to the momentum when they face visitors NorthEast United FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the D.Y. Patil Stadium here on Wednesday.

  • HRW urges B’desh to charge or release Asad Uddin

    New York: The Bangladeshi authorities should immediately charge or release Asad Uddin, a key member of the defense team in the war crimes trial against Motiur Rahman Nizami, Human Rights Watch said.