Free Press Journal
  • Spain receives first group of refugees

    Madrid: Spain received it first group of refugees – 11 Eritreans and one Syrian – who arrived from Italy in capital Madrid, the media reported on Monday.

  • Chinese shares

    Chinese shares close higher

    Beijing: China’s stocks closed higher on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 1.58 percent at 3,646.88 points. The smaller Shenzhen index gained 1.47 percent to close at 12,453.24 points, Xinhua reported. The ChiNext Index, which tracks China’s NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, rose 2.37 percent to close at 2,724.62 points.

  • Tokyo Stocks

    Tokyo stocks close high

    Tokyo: Tokyo stocks closed sharply higher on Monday as the latest US jobs data released on Friday reinforced hopes the Federal Reserve will raise its key rate, with the rising dollar against the yen giving exporters a boost. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 377.14 points (1.96 percent) from Friday to close at 19,642.74, Xinhua reported. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 27.38

  • Mohan Bhagwat

    Bhagwat’s quota comments agitated OBCs: BJP MP

    New Delhi: In further rumblings within BJP over its big loss in Bihar, party MP Hukumdev Narayan Yadav today said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s quota comments “agitated” backward castes who rallied around the grand alliance and asserted that many who voted for the Modi government are not RSS supporters. A five-time Lok Sabha MP from Bihar with socialist background, Yadav said Bhagwat’s suggestion for a review of reservation was “ill-timed” and “agitated” backward

  • Iran summons Saudi diplomat after 3 nationals executed

    Tehran: Iran has summoned Saudi Arabia’s charge d’affaires in Tehran after the Gulf kingdom executed three Iranians convicted of drug trafficking, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported.

  • Maggi

    Nestle announces Maggi’s re-launch, pact with Snapdeal

    New Delhi: Nestle India on Monday said it has begun the roll-out of Maggi noodles in 100 cities, terming the five-month ban as “one of the biggest crises” it has faced in the 32-year history of the brand in the country. It also announced a pact with Snapdeal for online sales.

  • Indian EPC firms awarded projects worth over USD 5b in Kuwait

    Dubai: Indian Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies have been awarded projects worth over USD 5 billion during last two years in Kuwait. According to the Indian embassy in Kuwait, in May 2015, Larsen & Toubro signed a contract worth USD 77 million with Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (KNPC) to replace an old power substation at Al-Ahmadi Refinery in Kuwait.

  • Deadly clashes between rival Taliban groups: Afghan official

    Kabul: An Afghan official says casualties are mounting in clashes between rival Taliban factions in the southeast of the country. Gul Islam Sayal, the spokesman for the governor of Zabul province, said today at least 47 fighters in all have been killed in three days of fighting. He says another 53 have been wounded and that at least 18 from a new, splinter Taliban group have been captured by the other side. Several senior Taliban

  • HTC launches 728G dual-SIM smartphone with 2TB storage

    New Delhi: Taiwanese handset-maker HTC on Monday launched a new smartphone with 2TB storage – HTC 728G dual-SIM – priced at Rs.17,990. “The new HTC Desire 728G Dual SIM brings distinctive design into a feature-rich smartphone, providing you with a great value smartphone that you can truly make your own,” Faisal Siddiqui, president, HTC South Asia, said.

  • Decide charity applications in time or face action:CBDT to I-T

    New Delhi: In order to fine-tune procedures in the charitable institutions sector, CBDT has directed the taxman to strictly follow stipulated deadlines for allowing or rejecting fresh registration of bodies seeking tax exemptions or else face “administrative” action. Fresh registration for institutions seeking charitable body status for rendering public service are made under Section 12AA of the I-T Act and as per existing guidelines, a tax officer has to decide either in favour

  • Shinzo Abe

    Japan PM Shinzo Abe urges new plan to boost tourism

    Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday urged his cabinet to come up with a new plan by March 2016 to boost tourism in the country. The government had set a goal of increasing the annual number of foreign tourists to 20 million by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, public broadcaster NHK reported. Estimates for this year showed more than 15 million people had visited Japan by September. Earlier

  • Jewellers expect brisk buying this Dhanteras

    New Delhi/Chennai: Jewellers are expected to do brisk buying on Monday on the occasion of Dhanteras, as people are letting loose their purse strings to buy the precious yellow metal whose price is on the lower side.

  • Essar Oil shares zoom over 15% on delisting relaxations

    Mumbai: Shares of Essar Oil surged over 15 per cent today after capital market regulator Sebi gave more time to the promoter of the company to finalise the delisting offer. The stock soared 15.27 per cent to Rs 213.25 — its 52-week high — at BSE. On NSE, it jumped 15.32 per cent to touch its one-year peak of Rs 213.70.

  • ‘Bihar loss a political pothole, reforms to be calibrated’

    New Delhi: BJP’s defeat in the Bihar State Elections is a “political pothole”, which is likely to hurt the stock market in the near-term, yet global financial services majors are positive on the country’s economic cycle. Global financial services majors Citigroup, Nomura and Bank of America Merrill Lynch believe the loss would likely hurt the market in the “near-term”, but the fears of derailment of the reform agenda may be “exaggerated”.

  • Spanish football club Real Sociedad mulls removing Moyes as manager

    Madrid: According to reports in the Spanish press, Spanish football club Real Sociedad football club are on the verge of sacking coach David Moyes following a run of poor results which has left them hovering just above the relegation zone in the BBVA Primera Liga.

  • Adani's port

    Adani’s mega project faces fresh legal challenge in Australia

    Melbourne: Indian mining giant Adani’s 16.5 billion dollar controversy-hit coal mine project in Australia today faced a fresh legal challenge from an environmental group which sought cancellation of a new government approval, saying it would harm the fragile Great Barrier Reef and add to climate change. The mega project located in Queensland’s Galilee Basin was last month granted the new approval by Environment Minister Greg Hunt.

  • Sunny Leone 6

    Sunny Leone to feature in a single titled Super Girl

    After Ek Paheli Leela, Sunny Leone and Ahmed Khan are teaming up yet again for a single titled ‘Main Supergirl‘. The single which is produced by Bhushan Kumar, also reunites Sunny and ‘Baby Doll‘ singer Kanika Kapoor, who is also the composer of the single. “It’s a peppy number that everyone’s going to love,” asserts Ahmed, “Sunny Leone has been waiting to do a single for a long time and will be seen

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    Deepika Padukone shares a picture with Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh

    After stupendous successes to her credit, Deepika Padukone has two back-to-back releases this year and that too with some of the prominent Gen Y stars. The actress is currently busy promoting Tamasha where she is paired with Ranbir Kapoor and she recently posted a picture with her co-star and her alleged beau Ranveer Singh.