Free Press Journal
  • Pope Francis

    Pope terms Paris attack ‘piecemeal Third World War’

    Vatican City: Pope Francis has called the attacks in Paris “a piece” of the “piecemeal Third World War”. In a telephone interview on Saturday with the Italian Bishops’ Conference official television network — TV2000 — Pope Francis said the attacks are “not human,” Vatican Radio reported.

  • Russia tightens security following Paris terror attacks

    Moscow: Russian security agencies have tightened security across the country after deadly terror attacks in Paris, the country’s National Anti-Terrorism Committee said on Saturday. “Relevant agencies are taking necessary measures to protect Russian citizens from terrorism. All elements of the security system have been put on alert,” the committee said in a statement on its official website.

  • World Bank

    World Bank to provide $250 mn grant to Afghanistan

    Kabul: Under an agreement signed here on Saturday, the World Bank agreed to provide $250 million as grant to Afghanistan to improve its roads across the Hindukush mountains, a statement released by the Afghanistan finance ministry here said. The agreement was inked by Afghan Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi and Bob Saum, the bank’s country director for Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.

  • Pakistan warplanes pound militant hideouts, 22 killed

    Islamabad : At least 22 militants were killed and several injured when the Pakistani army launched air strikes in the country’s northwest tribal area of Shawal, local media reported on Saturday.

  • BCCI

    PCB claims invitation from India, BCCI says nothing final yet

    Karachi/New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board today claimed that BCCI has invited their team to play its ‘home’ series in India next month but their Indian counterparts said no such formal proposal has been made yet. PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan told the media in Lahore that he was given a formal proposal by his Indian counterpart Shashank Manohar during a phone call yesterday

  • LPG subsidy for consumers with over Rs.10 lakh income to be lifted

    Hyderabad: The central government is planning to withdraw subsidy on cooking gas for people with annual income of over Rs.10 lakh, union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said here on Saturday. “Why do they need subsidy? Why do the ministers need subsidy?” Naidu, who is minister for urban development and parliamentary affairs, asked at a meeting here.

  • Over 4 pc hike in upper class rly fares from tomorrow

    New Delhi: Railway fares for travel in the upper class categories will go up from tomorrow as a service tax levy of 14 per cent and a Swachh Bharat cess of 0.5 per cent become effective. According to a rail ministry circular, fares will go up by 4.35 per cent for First Class and all AC Classes from November 15. There was a notification by the government for imposing a Swachh Bharat cess

  • ISL teams bring in replacements

    Kolkata : Indian Super League (ISL) franchises NorthEast United FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Chennaiyin FC and defending champions Atletico de Kolkata have all made changes to their side, bringing in replacements for injured footballers.

  • Glass Bottom Boat off Meeru Resort

    Maldives: Turquoise Seduction

    Maldives is the land of turquoise-cobalt waters, colourful coral reefs and sparkling white sandy beaches. SUJOY DHAR returns mesmerized after a rather sinful island resort hopping, spiced with self-indulgent spa experience, snorkelling and exciting stay in the upscale water villas in the Indian Ocean.

  • India-UK synergy can achieve a lot: Modi at Jaguar Land Rover unit

    London: Economic synergy between India and the UK can achieve a lot, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, as he visited one of the three factories of marquee brands Jaguar and Land Rover in Britain, now a part of the Tata group.

  • Italian Panache at Pizza Caprina

    Avish dose of creamy cheese and sauces with generous veggies or non-veg toppings that caters to desi taste-buds is what make pizzas and pastas an instant hit here, says GITA HARI.

  • Patakha Guddi!

    Ever fell in love with someone who is unapologetically imperfect and prides herself on it? We did and we are celebrating these firebrand actresses for being who they are – writes SHUBARNA MUKERJI SHU.

  • Apollo Hospitals posts marginal growth in net profit

    Chennai: Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd. on Saturday said it closed its books for the second quarter with a net profit of Rs.93.67 crore. In a regulatory filing with BSE the company said it posted a net profit of Rs.93.67 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 as compared to Rs.91.50 crore for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. The company’s total income has increased from Rs.1,161.05 crore for the quarter

  • Sunny-Deol

    Sunny Deol talks about his comeback with “Ghayal Once Again”

    National Award winning Actor Sunny Deol, who makes a comeback to Bollywood with direction with his upcoming film Ghayal – Once Again. While talking about his comeback he said that he loved and enjoyed getting behind the screen again with the film. ”The efforts were always on but we weren’t able to achieve the desired results because of which I couldn’t do it (direction) earlier,” said Sunny.

  • Varun, Kriti not scared of being overshadowed in DILWALE 

    Romancing Kriti Sanon, fighting villains and bursting cars, all of this and much more is in store for Varun Dhavan in his next film DILWALE. But sharing the screen soace with the most loved Jodi of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, would that make this young Jodi of Varun and Kriti insecure?

  • Handcrafted with Love

    DISHA PRASHANT says creative handmade stuff trend is catching on in India.