Free Press Journal
  • Divided G20 seeks harmony on Syria at Turkey summit

    Antalya: Leaders from the world’s top 20 industrial powers meet in Turkey from today seeking to overcome differences on a range of issues including the Syria conflict, the refugee crisis and climate change. With the health of the global economy less of a headache than in previous years, it is the war in Syria that will cast the longest shadow at the two-day Group of 20 summit in the Mediterranean resort of Antalya.

  • Queen Elizabeth II has Modi over for lunch

    London: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived at the Buckingham Palace where he was received by Queen Elizabeth II who will host him for lunch on the second day of his three-day visit to Britain. “Her Majesty The Queen with PM @narendramodi at Buckingham Palace,” PMO India tweeted.

  • ‘Jihadi John’ killed? The right thing to do, says Cameron

    London/Washington: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday welcomed reports of the killing of “Jihadi John” in a US drone strike and called the attack an “act of self defence”, the media reported. Cameron stopped short of confirming the death of Mohammed Emwazi — who he branded a “barbaric murderer” — but said the targeted strike was “the right thing to do”, a Daily Mail report said.

  • Nitish Kumar

    Nitish set to be elected as Grand Alliance Leg party leader tomorrow

    Patna: JD(U) leader and outgoing Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is all set to be elected as Leader of Grand Alliance legislature party tomorrow in Bihar even as RJD chief Lalu Prasad was today authorized by his party’s legislators to nominate its leader in the new Assembly. Kumar will be formally elected as the Grand Alliance legislature Party leader at a meeting in the Assembly premises tomorrow for which RJD’s newly-elected members will march

  • Daniel Radcliffe gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    Los Angeles: Four years after the final instalment of the “Harry Potter” movie franchise, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II”, was released, actor Daniel Radcliffe was presented with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 26-year-old actor was honoured with the star on Thursday.

  • Indian-fishermen

    126 Indian fishermen released by Sri Lanka; repatriated

    Colombo/Chennai: As many as 126 Indian fishermen, arrested on the charge of poaching in Sri Lankan waters, were today repatriated by Indian Coast Guard after being released by the neighbouring island nation government. Despite inclement weather, the fishermen from Tamil Nadu were swiftly repatriated from two locations on International Maritime Boundary Line onboard two ships and later handed over to state authorities, a Coast Guard release said in Chennai.

  • Do not go gentle into that good night…

    The festive spirit comes with a message that reminds us about how even the Gods triumphed over evil and why good will always be flagged high. VANESSA VIEGAS talks about the films that vanquished many a social evil, thus helping us to lean into the light. 

  • Ayushmann–Yami jodi back again 

    Both of them shot to fame with their first song together ‘Paani Da Rang’ from their debut film Vicky Donor and then he became the leading actor with a voice that gave goosebumps and she became the girl next door. Ayushmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam created a stir with their song which was composed by Ayushmann’s college friend Rochak Kohli. The trio is back together with their next single, a romantic track

  • TAMASHA a reflection of Radha-Krishna’s love story: Ranbir 

    Ranbir Kapoor has revealed that director Imtiaz Ali has taken references from the immortal love story of Radha-Krishna for their upcoming romantic film Tamasha. The film, also starring Deepika Padukone, is about Ved (Ranbir), who loses himself in the process of conforming to the standards set by him and his family. Deepika’s Tara enters his life to remind him of his true self and helps him realise his potential.

  • Indian cities to host One Direction fan festival

    New Delhi: Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru will host #1DFanFest that will bring together the fans of the English-Irish pop group One Direction. Sony Music on Friday announced that #1DFanFest will be held at Hard Rock Cafe here on November 16, Bengaluru on November 18 and Mumbai on November 22.

  • Madame Tussauds to make India debut in 2017

    London: The world-famous Madam Tussauds is set to make its India debut with the first wax attraction to open in the capital in the year 2017, officials announced here.

  • Visitors’ safety priority of AP cops at Intl Fleet Review: DGP

    Visakhapatnam,: Controlling the crowd and safeguarding the visitors are top priorities for state police during the International Fleet Review (IFR) which will be held on the eastern seaboard here in February next year, Andhra Pradesh DGP JV Ramudu said today.”As many as 10,000 police personnel from various parts of Andhra Pradesh will be guarding the coastal city of Vizag during the IFR to ensure safe visit of many VVIPs and international delegates, besides

  • ‘Dilli gang’ ruining AAP: Maha unit appeals for introspection

    Mumbai: Two days after AAP’s face in Maharashtra, Mayank Gandhi resigned from the National Executive, senior leaders here have appealed to the party high command to introspect on the “high-handed” style of working of the “Dilli gang” which is “ruining” the party and take immediate “course correction” to restore AAP’s lost glory. AAP’s Maharashtra unit was disbanded last month as part of party’s process to restructure and strengthen the unit, a move which

  • Yes-Bank

    Yes Bank inks pact with LSE for green funds

    Mumbai: Yes Bank today said it has signed a pact with the LSE for bonds and equity issuance with focus on green infrastructure finance, under which it plans to list up to USD 500 million green bond on the bourse by December next year. The private sector lender also said it may use the agreement to raise equity capital through a global depository receipt listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

  • Kabir-Khan

    ‘Bajrangi’ created space for commercial films in fests: Kabir

    New Delhi : Film festivals and commercial cinema are considered parallel lines but according to filmmaker Kabir Khan his directorial venture “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”, starring superstar Salman Khan, has made the paths meet.

  • FDI

    CAIT strongly opposes easing of FDI policy in retail sector

    New Delhi: Traders body CAIT has opposed liberalisation of the FDI policy in the retail sector, saying the steps would make India “a nation of sales boys and girls”. The FDI relaxations will make “India a nation of sales boys and girls and will damage the existing business eco-system of small traders”, Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said in a statement.

  • Bonds recover on good demand; call rates down

    Mumbai: Government bond (G-Secs) prices staged a smart recovery on renewed demand from corporates as well as value buying by traders. However, interbank call rates moved down owing to lack of demand from borrowing banks on the back of ample liquidity in the banking system. The 7.72 per cent government security maturing in 2025 firmed up to Rs 100.49 from Rs 100.25 previously, while its yield moved down to 7.65 per cent.

  • Can’t wait to watch ‘Tamasha’: Priyanka Chopra

    Mumbai: Like many Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone fans who “can’t wait” for their favourite onscreen couple to return with “Tamasha”, actress Priyanka Chopra is also waiting to watch the forthcoming romantic drama.

  • Sensex red down

    Nifty below 7,800 on weak global cues, macro data

    Mumbai: Negative international cues and weak domestic macro data dragged the benchmark Nifty to over two month lows, while dropping 62.75 points to end below the key 7,800-level. The market withered its Diwali-Muhurat gains following resumption of trade after its overnight holiday pause, as investors sentiments were drawn into bearish mode following yesterday’s government data that showed the industrial production (IIP) fell to a four month low to 3.6 per cent in September,

  • Rain disrupts normal life in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai: Normal life was thrown out of gear in Tamil Nadu on Friday as incessant downpour since Thursday evening lashed the state.