Free Press Journal
  • Flipkart extends consumer connect campaign in UP

    Lucknow: Flipkart today announced extension of its customer-centric campaign ‘FlipkartConnect’ in Uttar Pradesh to educate and enable consumers to understand benefits of online shopping. “Our customer base across UP, especially Lucknow, has grown phenomenally in the last one year. Consumers from this region are enjoying online shopping. With this insight, we have rolled out FlipkartConnect campaign in this region and we hope to double our customers soon,” Flipkart’s Vice President (Business Development) Adarsh

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Sena-BJP ties hit rock bottom as Fadnavis completes one year

    Mumbai: Even as the Devendra Fadnavis government completes a year in office this week, the partnership between BJP and its oldest ideological ally Shiv Sena is at an all-time low, raising a question mark over the political stability of the regime. The unfolding scenario has thrown up doubts in the minds of people whether the government will be able to complete its tenure, say political observers.

  • UK bank Barclays names ex JP Morgan banker as new boss

    London: Troubled British bank Barclays today announced the appointment of former JP Morgan investment banker James Staley as its new chief executive. The 58-year-old American will take up his new role on December 1, the bank announced in a statement, indicating a renewed focus on its investment division. Staley, also known as Jes, declared that he would seek to “preserve and enhance” trust in the lender, whose reputation has been badly damaged by

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Lobbying for net neutrality, working on open framework: Zuckerberg

    New Delhi: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg today said his firm is working on an open framework and continues to ‘lobby’ for net neutrality even as its plan to provide free Internet access to people under Free Basics programme faces criticism. “We do a lot to support (net neutrality) in terms of regulations, we are working on building an open framework…” Zucerkerbg said, while speaking at Townhall at IIT- Delhi.

  • Aviation industry must adapt and change: Etihad CEO

    Dubai: Asserting the civil aviation industry must adapt and change, Etihad Airways President and Chief Executive Officer James Hogan has said partnerships and collaboration were the most tangible way to grow in the current competitive scenario.

  • Autorickshaw driver jailed for attack on passenger

    Thane: An auto rickshaw driver guilty of assaulting a passenger in 2011 was sentenced to six-month rigorous imprisonment by a court here. Thane Chief Judicial Magistrate R M Kulkarni convicted Mumtajim Yusuf Saha (42) under section 326 of the IPC and imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on him, of which Rs 7500 shall be paid to the victim Sharad Mohan Jamsandekar (37) as per court orders.

  • Cyclone

    Super cyclone affected now take cyclone warning seriously

    Kendrapara (Odisha): Each time the sky turns overcast, Pravati Maity turns distraught with memories of 1999 killer cyclone trailing back to haunt her. However, the 55-year-old widow from Ambiki village under Erasama block of Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district is prepared to face nature’s fury in future. Maity says she lost her husband and 10-year-old son. Nature left her all alone. Devastation of the cataclysmic super cyclone that impounded the state 16 years back is

  • Indrani Mukerjea

    Indrani suffering from suspected dengue, court told

    Mumbai: Byculla Women’s prison authorities today informed a Metropolitan Magistrate court here that Indrani Mukerjea, main accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, was suffering from suspected dengue. “We have informed the court that Mukerjea is suffering from suspected dengue and her platelet levels have gone down to 65,000,” a jail official said.

  • Clouds prevent clear view of Taj Mahal on full moon night

    Agra: The clouds played hide and seek and prevented a clear view of the Taj Mahal as a record 399 tourists lined up to see the 17th century white marble marvel on Tuesday’s full moon night.

  • SC frowns upon Centre’s inaction on firecrackers

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to order blanket ban on firecrackers on Diwali, and expressed its displeasure over the central government’s failure to carry out its earlier directive to give wide publicity to the ill effects the bursting of crackers has and the sound and air pollution it causes.

  • pervez musharraf

    Musharraf’s statement must be raised in international forums

    New Delhi: Expressing serious concern over former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf’s remark that Islamabad supported and trained groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in the 1990s to carry out militancy in Kashmir, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon on Wednesday said India must raise this issue at bilateral and international forums.

  • liquor bottles seized

    Nixing hooch for weaving, these Assamese women turn a new leaf

    Guwahati: From brewing and selling country liquor to weaving exquisite fabrics and also finding a market in neighbouring Bhutan, the women of Chatra, a remote village in Assam’s Nalbari district, have not just elevated themselves to a respectable profession but have changed the image of their village for the better.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma holds bilateral meetings with African ministers

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday held bilateral meetings with African foreign ministers on the sidelines of the ongoing Third India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) here.

  • Luv Ranjan

    I will make a UP-based rom-com next – Luv Ranjan

    Luv Ranjan who has just delivered a walloping surprise success at the box office with Pyaar Ka Punchnaama 2 is in no hurry to carry the franchise ahead. “It took me three years to put together a sequel. It may take me another three years or even more to come up with another Punchnama film,” confesses Luv Ranjan, as he gets set to celebrate the film’s success with his producer Abhishek Pathak, cast,

  • Shahid Kapoor’s Shaandaar bombs blame game begins

    The shocking crash of Shaandaar has left the entire team of the film stunned and reeling under the impact. Apparently, the most badly hit is Shahid Kapoor, who after the critical success of Haider, was hoping to consolidate his shaky box office status with Shaandaar.

  • Nargis Fakhri

    Nargis Fakhri to meet Sangeeta Bijlani for tips

    Nargis Fakhri who plays Sangeeta Bijlani in the bio-pic on her former husband cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin is all set to meet Ms Bijalani. Says a source close to the project, “A meeting between Nargis and Ms Bijalani is on the anvil. We’ve already sounded the two ladies out, and they’re game.”

  • Marigold- the bright healing agent

    Traditional Indian weddings are colourful and they are about friendly get-togethers dipped in floral hues; where people come together to celebrate the happy union of two souls. And not just in wedding decorations but many religious rituals, especially amongst the Hindus, Marigold has an important role. I myself have grown up watching my grandmother and mother getting up early in the morning on festive days like Dussehra and Diwali and adorning the

  • Axis-Bank

    Axis Bank plunges 7.5 pc; top loser on Sensex, Nifty

    Mumbai: Shares of Axis Bank plunged 7.5 per cent today after the bank’s September quarter earnings failed to enthuse investors. The stock dipped 7.39 per cent to Rs 482.75 at BSE. On NSE, it tumbled 7.56 per cent to Rs 482.35. The stock was the worst performer among the blue-chips on both Sensex and Nifty indices.

  • business

    It takes 29 days to start a new business in India: WB report

    Washington: India might have become a better place for starting a business but it still takes 29 days and over 12 procedures to begin a venture. Marking a significant improvement, India has been ranked at the 130th position among 189 economies in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business 2016’ report. The country’s ranking has jumped from 142nd spot last year, which was later revised to 134 after data corrections.

  • Geeta, Pakistan

    Matter of time before Geeta is forgotten: Pakistani daily

    Islamabad: It is only a matter of time before speech and hearing impaired Indian woman Geeta “will be forgotten and we will return back to our usual, toxic selves”, said a Pakistani daily on Wednesday. An editorial “Geeta Says Farewell” in The Nation said that young Indian woman who strayed into Pakistan more than 12 years ago flew to Delhi to be reunited with the people she believes are her family, after