Free Press Journal
  • Kerala Blasters host Chennaiyin in ISL 

    Kochi: Kerala Blasters FC caretaker coach Trevor Morgan believes his team is only one win away from getting back on track as they battle Chennaiyin FC in an Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.

  • Ashok Chavan

    Maharashtra heading for political instability: Congress

    Mumbai: While the bickering between the ruling allies has intensified, Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan today said the state was heading for political instability which was hampering decision-making and the functioning of the BJP-led government which completes a year in office tomorrow.

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    Akhilesh to have new look-ministry tomorrow

    Lucknow: The 43-month-old Akhilesh Yadav government is all set for an image makeover with the possible induction of around 15 ministers tomorrow in one of the biggest reshuffles before Uttar Pradesh goes to polls in 2017. The new-look ministry with Akhilesh stamp will be sworn in by Governor Ram Naik at Raj Bhawan tomorrow morning.

  • Gold, silver weaken on lacklustre demand, global uncertainty

    Mumbai: Gold prices weakened further at the domestic bullion market here today due to subdued demand from jewellers and retailers on the back of sluggish overseas sentiments. Elsewhere, silver remained under intense selling for second consecutive day on frantic speculative unwinding.

  • Nokia

    Nokia signs deals worth 910-mln euros with China Mobile

    Helsinki: Finnish telecoms group Nokia today announced it had inked a slew of deals worth a billion dollars to sell equipment and services to China Mobile. The Finnish firm’s contract with the world’s largest mobile operator includes an agreement to roll out a fourth generation wireless network as well as provide infrastructure, maintenance, network planning and software solutions. The contracts were signed late yesterday in Beijing by Li Huidi, executive vice-president of China

  • Nifty

    Nifty ends below 8,100, down by 46 points

    Mumbai: Nifty dropped over half percent as investors preferred to stay away from market as disappointing results from ITC and Larsen dented the sentiments of the market and forced it to trade lower by 46 points to ended below 8100-mark or 0.57 percent at 8065.80, its lowest close since Oct. 1.

  • Rupee up

    Rupee recovers 4 paise to end at 65.27 vs USD

    Mumbai: After a brief pause, the rupee bounced back by four paise to close at 65.27 per dollar on fresh selling of the American currency by banks and exporters on the back of lower greenback overseas. The rupee resumed higher at 65.26 per dollar as against the last closing level of 65.31 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange Market and firmed up further to 65.11 on selling of the US currency by banks before

  • toilet paper

    Simple device could spell end of toilet paper

    New York: An Indian-origin entrepreneur in US has developed a simple device that can fit your toilet seat and do away with the need of ‘barbaric’ toilet paper rolls. “All over the world — in Europe, Asia, the Middle East – people use bidets. Using toilet paper to clean your butt is barbaric!” said Miki Agrawal, CEO and Co-Founder of THINX, which develops period underwear for women.

  • Underworld don Chhota Rajan

    Working to bring back Rajan as early as possible: Govt

    New Delhi: Ministries of External Affairs and Home are working together to bring back arrested underworld don Chhota Rajan from Indonesia “as early as possible”. “We are in touch with the Ministry of Home Affairs. Both Ministry of External Affairs and Home Affairs are working together to ensure that we bring him back to India as early as possible,” Spokesperson in External Affairs Affairs Vikas Swarup said.

  • Will not tolerate delay in economic corridor: Nawaz Sharif

    Islamabad: Any delay in implementing the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects will not be tolerated, Paksitani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday. “Delay in completion of CPEC projects will not be tolerated,” Xinhua quoted a statement from the PM office as saying. The CPEC, a 3,000 km network of roads, railways and pipelines linking Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang Uygur region and Pakistan’s Gwadar Port, is a major project of China’s “Belt and

  • Indian businessman’s custody extended in UAE

    Dubai: A UAE court has extended an Indian jeweller’s custody after he failed to settle the outstanding amount of two dud cheques worth $9.2 million, a media report said on Friday.

  • Bihar Elections

    War of words escalates during campaigning for 4th phase polls

    Patna: The war of words escalated between NDA and grand secular alliance with the former’s “fireworks in Pakistan” remark evoking strong reaction from the rivals during the campaign, which ended today for the fourth phase of voting for 55 Bihar Assembly seats on November 1.

  • 20 yrs jail term for two men in kidnapping and gang rape case

    Barabanki: Two men have been sentenced to 20 years jail term each by a court here in ten-year-old case of kidnapping and gang rape. After hearing the prosecution and the defence, Additional District and Sessions Judge R B S Maurya yesterday awarded 20 years imprisonment each to Rameshwar and Ram Kripal, besides seven years prison term to Gudda and imposed fines on them, Assistant Government Counsel Amar Singh Yadav said.

  • dalit

    New twist to dalits’ burning case

    Chandigarh: In a new twist to the burning of a dalit family in Faridabad days back, forensic experts of Haryana are understood to have concluded that the fire started from inside their house and not outside as claimed by the victims. The Haryana forensic team has submitted its report to the CBI, whose sleuths along with the investigating agency’s own forensic experts visited the crime site yesterday, a day after taking over the case from the state police.

  • 17 wickets fell on Day 1, Punjab-Andhra match evenly poised

    Patiala: As many as 17 wickets fell on the opening day as Punjab finished at 128 for seven after bowling out Andhra for a paltry 80 in a Ranji Trophy Group B match, here today. Andhra’s decision to bat first after winning the toss completely backfired as Punjab picked up wickets at regular intervals to bundle out the visitors under the 100-run mark in 45 overs.

  • GDP growth to cross 8 pc mark this fiscal: Panagariya

    New Delhi: Expecting upward revision in the first quarter GDP number, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya today said the economy will surpass 8 per cent growth rate in the current financial year. “Things are moving. The 7 per cent economic growth in first quarter will be revised upwards. I still stand by my statement that we will cross 8 per cent economic growth this fiscal,” he told reporters.

  • Low-fat diet ineffective for long-term weight loss: study

    Washington: Low-fat diets do not lead to greater weight loss in the long term compared to low-carbohydrate or Mediterranean diets of similar intensity, according to a major new study. “There is no good evidence for recommending low-fat diets,” said lead author Deirdre Tobias from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in US.

  • Gold

    Gold worth Rs. 95.76 lakh seized at Goa airport

    Panaji: Customs authorities in Goa on Friday seized gold worth Rs.95.76 lakh from an Air Asia flight and arrested four persons, including two women, while they were trying to smuggle the yellow metal from Malaysia to Goa’s Dabolim international airport, an official said.

  • Godhra train

    Godhra train carnage ‘wanted’ accused held

    Ahmedabad: An accused in Sabarmati Express train burning incident who was absconding since 2002 was arrested by the Godhra Local Crime Branch (LCB) in Gujarat’s Panchmahal district today, police said. Farookh Mohammad Dhantiya (45) was nabbed by the LCB on a specific tip off from his residence near Issac mosque in Signal Falia area near Godhra railway station this morning, sub-inspector of Godhra LCB, H B Zala, said.

  • Mumbai ranks 6th in Lonely Planet’s best cities to travel list

    Mumbai: Mumbai has been ranked sixth by Lonely Planet in a list featuring world’s top 10 cities to visit next year. “The city is set to be the powerhouse of fashion, finance and film,” the world’s leading travel media company said in a report. The list is topped by Kotor in Montenegro (Europe), a small Balkan country with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline.