Free Press Journal
  • Sonu Nigam-Amyra Dastur

    Sonu Nigam pairs up with Amyra Dastur for a music video

    Sonu Nigam, who rules hearts with his mellifluous voice, will now be seen in a T-Series’ music video alongwith the beautiful Amyra Dastur. The video has been directed by Anubhav Sinha. While the song has been composed by Jeet Ganguli, its lyrics are penned by Manoj Muntashir. The song depicts a love story between Sonu Nigam and Amyra Dastur and will take the viewers through their journey of friendship, love, distance and

  • If Rio medal happens it will be dream come true: Sania Mirza

    Mumbai: Winning a medal in next year’s Rio Olympics would be a dream come true, but if it did not happen it won’t be the end of the world, said India’s woman tennis star Sania Mirza today. “It’s just a hope, right. If we (she and Leander Paes) win (a medal in mixed doubles), it will be a dream come true. If we don’t, life goes on. It’s not the end of the

  • vikas khanna

    Vikas Khanna takes culinary route to support a cause 

    Mumbai: Vikas Khanna, who has taken Indian food on a world tour with his cookery skills, will now be getting into the kitchen for a cause. The Michelin-starred chef will host and judge a celebrity duo cook-off to support the cause of nutrition for an education campaign here on Saturday.

  • China share high

    China’s top hedge fund manager held for stock market crash 

    Beijing: China’s top hedge fund manager Xu Xiang, known as the country’s Warren Buffett, has been arrested in dramatic fashion for alleged insider trading offences that led to stock market crash in June, wiping out trillions of dollars. Xu’s arrest is the latest in a string of cases targeting traders involved in the summer meltdown in Chinese stocks.

  • SIT on black money for greater vigilance to check shell cos

    New Delhi: To check money laundering through shell companies, the SIT on black money today asked the law enforcement agencies, including the tax department and Enforcement Directorate, to be more vigilant especially with regard to companies with same addresses. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) in its third report on black money dealing with ‘Shell Companies & Beneficial Ownership’ noted that 2,627 persons are directors on more than 20 companies in violation to Companies

  • Chhota Rajan’s close aide arrested in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Ahead of the deportation of Chhota Rajan who was nabbed in Bali last month, the underworld don’s ‘right-hand man’ Nilesh Dinkar Paradkar alias Shatlya was today arrested by Mumbai police. Paradkar and another gangster Raghu Shetty, both associated with Rajan, had allegedly demanded Rs 15 crore from a suburban Bhandup-based Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) developer, police claimed.

  • Centre, states to brainstorm on power issues

    New Delhi: The Centre will discuss power issues, including the proposed Electricity Bill, with state ministers during a two-day long conference starting Friday. “A two-day conference of power, renewable energy and mines ministers of states and Union Territories will be held on 6th & 7th of this month at Bolgatty in Kochi, Kerala,” a Power Ministry release said.

  • RBI

    RBI sets rupee reference rate at Rs 65.4510 against dollar

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India today fixed the reference rate of the rupee at 65.4510 against the US dollar and 72.1008 for the euro. These rates were 65.4793 and 72.2171 respectively yesterday. According to an RBI statement, the exchange rates for pound and yen against the rupee were quoted at 100.9647 and 54.24 per 100 yens, respectively, based on reference rates for the dollar and cross-currency quotes at noon. The SDR-rupee rate

  • Ebola

    Ebola scare stigmatised African immigrants in the US

    Washington: The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa led to a social stigma against African immigrants in the US, an analysis of the news coverage of the Ebola scare has found.

  • tax

    Do not share personal data over phone, email: I-T dept

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department today issued an advisory asking taxpayers not to share their personal financial details over email or phone and urged them to register a complaint in case they face such malicious attempt.

  • Anti-smoking messages can backfire: study

    Washington: Public health policies which stigmatise smoking can actually make it harder for people to quit because they become angry and defensive and the negative messages lead to a drop in self-esteem, a new study has found. The findings highlight the potential for negative stereotypes to backfire, especially when it comes to public health campaigns.

  • fitch rating

    Banks’ NPL pressure to subside, green shoots visible: Fitch

    New Delhi: Fitch Ratings today said the growth in non-performing loans (NPLs) of the Indian banking system will slow down in the current fiscal and some green shoots are visible with regard to their asset quality. “Fitch Ratings expects Indian banks’ stressed asset ratio to improve marginally to 10.9 per cent in the current fiscal from 11.1 per cent in FY 2014-15,” it said in a report on Indian banks’ asset quality.

  • Chhota Rajan not making correct preposition : former cop Y P Singh

    Ghaziabad : Former IPS officer Y.P. Singh on Tuesday rejected Chhota Rajan’s claims linking some Mumbai cops with India’s most wanted terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and said that the arrested underworld don was speaking half truth.

  • Drugs, BP

    New model to predict drug side-effects on you

    New York: Researchers at University of California, San Diego have developed a model that could be used to predict a drug’s side-effects on different patients. “We are not just interested in predicting the efficacy of a drug, but its side-effects as well,” said one of the researchers professor Bernhard Palsson.

  • Exercise, Kids

    Kids also have self-esteem!

    Washington: By age five children have a sense of self-esteem comparable in strength to that of adults, according to a new study. Since self-esteem tends to remain relatively stable across one’s lifespan, the study suggests that this important personality trait is already in place before children begin kindergarten. “Our work provides the earliest glimpse to date of how preschoolers sense their selves,” said lead author Dario Cvencek, a research scientist at the University

  • Children with dogs at less asthma risk

    London: Children who grow up with dogs have about 15 per cent less asthma risk than those without the pets, a new study has claimed. A team of Swedish scientists used national register information in more than one million Swedish children to study the association of early life contact with dogs and subsequent development of asthma. This question has been studied extensively previously, but conclusive findings have been lacking. The new study showed

  • Ten fishermen arrested for illegal fishing in Bhitarkanika

    Kendrapara: Ten fishermen have been taken into custody by the Bhitarkanika National Park authorities in Odisha for illegal fishing activity in the core area of the Park, posing a danger to estuarine crocodiles and aquatic species.

  • Indrani

    Sheena murder case:Indrani gives consent for voice sample test

    Mumbai: Indrani Mukherjea, the prime accused in Sheena Bora murder case, today gave her consent before a court here for conduct of voice sample test on her. “I give my consent for the test,” she told the court. CBI had last week moved an application before the court seeking her voice samples for verification, as it has got hold of some call records which purportedly feature her voice.