Free Press Journal
  • China share low

    Chinese shares close low

    Beijing: China’s stocks closed lower on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 1.7 percent at 3,325.09 points. The smaller Shenzhen index lost 2.09 percent to close at 11,304.88 points, Xinhua news agency reported. The ChiNext Index, which tracks China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, closed 1.87 percent lower at 2,432.04 points.

  • India’s October production growth falls to 22-month low: PMI

    Mumbai: India’s manufacturing sector growth waned further and touched a 22-month low in October largely due to a slower increase in new orders, a leading international business survey showed on Monday.

  • Modi reminds 1984 riots to counter Congress’s ‘intolerance’ attack

    Purnea: Under sharp criticism over the ‘growing intolerance’ in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hit back at the Congress and reminded the grand old party of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. “They (Congress) have been in power for more than 35 years. Today is November 2. Remember November 2 of 1984. There was killing of Sikhs in the entire nation following the days when Indira Gandhi was assassinated. There were serious

  • Antarctica is gaining ice: NASA

    Washington: An increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers.

  • China

    China says two-child policy not immediately effective

    Beijing: China’s top family planning authority said its local affiliates must implement the current one-child policy till a new policy allowing all couples to have two children goes into effect after being ratified by legislators.

  • Implementation of 2-child policy only after Parl nod: China

    Beijing: China will implement the current one-child policy until a new law allowing all couples to have two children comes into effect after being ratified by legislators, family planning authorities said. Local authorities in each province should not carry out the two-child policy “wilfully”, the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) said, refuting claims by one local official that the new policy was effective as soon as it was announced on October

  • money

    Money laundering to become difficult in next 1-2 years: FM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said tax evasion and money laundering will become “extremely difficult” in the next 1-2 years, with real-time global automatic exchange of information system coming into effect. “I am quite certain that the activity is going on in that direction and the next 1-2 years are also going to bring significant results because with almost real-time exchange of information, lives are going to become extremely difficult as

  • bharti airtel

    Bharti Airtel will have revenue growth of 8-10%: Moody’s

    New Delhi: Country’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel will have a revenue growth of 8-10 per cent over the next 12-18 months on strong demand for data services and affordable smartphones, Moody’s Investors Service said today. The aggregate average revenue of telecom operators in Asia Pacific will increase 3-4 per cent over the next 12-18 months, similar to 2014’s growth rate of 3.8 per cent and trending in line with forecast average GDP

  • Will be sad if ‘Dheepan’ does not release in India: Kalieaswari

    Mumbai: Jacques Audiard’s French drama “Dheepan” has received rave reviews at various film festivals across the globe, but actress Kalieaswari says it will be sad if the film doesn’t a get a release in India. Featuring former Tamil Tiger child soldier, Antonythasan Jesuthasan in the lead role, the film tells the story of three Tamil refugees who flee the civil war-ravaged Sri Lanka and come to France, in the hope of reconstructing their

  • Heart

    Soon, battery-free pacemakers powered by heart

    Washington: Scientists are developing next-generation battery-free implantable pacemakers that may be powered by an unlikely source – the heart itself. The advancement is based upon a piezoelectric system that converts vibrational energy – created inside the chest by each heartbeat – into electricity to power the pacemaker.

  • India,Indonesia sign two MoUs, to expand defence cooperation

    Jakarta: India and Indonesia today signed agreements in the fields of renewable energy and culture and discussed possibilities of expanding cooperation in counter-terrorism and defence. Vice President Hamid Ansari, who met his Indonesian counterpart Jusuf Kalla, said that ways to diversify and increase bilateral trade as well to encourage investments in each other’s country through private sectors were also discussed.

  • Hrithik Roshan 3

    Hrithik Roshan to celebrate inspiring stories of real life heroes

    Earlier it was said that Hrithik Roshan will be hosting a show on Discovery channel that will bring forward some inspiring stories. Now, we hear that the show titled HRX Heroes With Hrithik Roshan will go on air from November 2, that is tonight.

  • Yamaha domestic two-wheeler sales up 29 pc in October

    New Delhi: India Yamaha Motor today reported a 29.43 per cent increase in domestic sales in October at 70,800 units as against 54,698 in the same month last year. Exports during the month stood at 12,797 units as against 12,148 a year ago, up 5.34 per cent, the company said in a statement.

  • Road map for phasing out corporate tax exemption by Dec: Adhia

    New Delhi: Government will come out with a road map by next month for phasing out corporate tax exemptions and a gradual reduction of the tax rate to 25 per cent over four years, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said. “The road map for phasing out of exemptions will be unveiled soon,” he said.

  • Dinosaur,killing, asteroid

    Dinosaur fossil with preserved feathers, skin found

    Toronto: Researchers in Canada have  discovered fossilised remains of an ostrich-like dinosaur with preserved tail feathers and soft tissue, a finding that throws more light on the linkages between dinosaurs and modern birds.

  • Sajid-Wajid compose song for animation series

    Mumbai: Musicians Sajid and Wajid Ali have composed the title track for the forthcoming animated action-comedy series “Shiva”. “Shiva”, which will air on Nickelodeon starting November 9, will be based on the life of a super child Shiva.

  • ‘Spectre’ breaks records worldwide

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Sam Mendes’s 24th James Bond film “Spectre” is shattering box office records in nearly every market it has been released, led by a historic performance in Britain. The film marks the return of British actor Daniel Craig as the famous spy.

  • Shahrukh Khan

    SRK ‘won’t return’ his awards

    Mumbai: At a time when National Award-winning artists are returning their government awards and honours to protest impediments to freedom of speech and expression in India, superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he will not be returning his Padma Shri or other honours.

  • Ahmet Davutoglu

    Turkey’s ruling AKP restores majority in parliament

    Johannesburg : Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s party has restored majority in the parliament after preliminary election results showed the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, won just above 49 percent. According to News24, Davutoglu said that it was a day of victory and humility. Supporters at the party’s Ankara and Istanbul headquarters were waving flags in rapturous celebrations. People in large numbers outside President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s home in Istanbul were shouting “Turkey

  • Twitter

    Twitter’s Top 10 : Most Popular Indian Celebrities

    Twitter is known to have a lot of chitter- chatter trends which keep its users ticking their keypads every second. And it wouldn’t be surprising if our very own celebrities too engage in the same. From setting trends to creating controversies, we count the top 10 most popular Indian celebrities on Twitter.