Free Press Journal
  • Belgian police launch new operation after Paris attacks

    Brussels: Belgian police launched a major operation in the troubled Brussels district of Molenbeek, as authorities today hunted a key suspect in the Paris attacks. News outlets reported that one person was arrested, but the federal prosecutor denied a report by the broadcaster RTL that it was key Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam. Dozens of armed police, some wearing balaclavas, stood in front of a police van blocking a street in Molenbeek, a rundown

  • Anderson confirms participation in Chennai Open

    Chennai: Current World No.12 tennis player Kevin Anderson will be making his debut at the 2016 Chennai Open, scheduled to be held at the SDAT Stadium from January 4 to 10. The top-ranked South African will start the new season here on the back of a career high top-10 ranking in 2015 and a maiden entry in the men’s singles quarter-finals of the US Open after defeating World No.2 Andy Murray of

  • Pak court requested to expedite Bhagat Singh case

    Lahore: A petition was today filed in a Pakistani court requesting an early hearing by a full bench of a murder case against legendary freedom fighter Bhagat Singh to prove his innocence, 83 years after his execution by British authorities.

  • Pakistan not to participate in 2015 Track Asia Cup

    New Delhi: Pakistan will not participate in the three-day 2015 Track Asia Cup cycling championships to be held here from Wednesday, officials confirmed on Monday. The second edition of the tournament, organised by the Cycling Federation of India (CFI), will be held at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex’s indoor cycling velodrome.

  • Syed Akbaruddin named India’s permanent representative to UN

    New Delhi: Syed Akbaruddin, who was the chief coordinator of the India-Africa Forum Summit (IAFS) held here last month, has been appointed as the new permanent representative of India to the United Nations in New York, it was announced on Monday.

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    Man explains moment after getting into taxi with Muslim driver

    New York,: A New Yorker has descried “saddest moment” following a moving conversation he had with a Muslim taxi driver here following terror attacks in Paris. Alex Malloy, 23, described “one of the most heartbreaking moments I’ve ever experienced in my whole life” when he got into a Muslim taxi driver’s car only to find he was his first customer in two hours- blaming the people of New York being too scared to

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    Maha NCP keen to ally with Cong for Council, local body polls

    Mumbai: After the resounding success of Grand Alliance in Bihar, Maharashtra NCP today said that it proposes to contest the upcoming biennial Legislative Council and local bodies polls in alliance with the Congress. State NCP President Sunil Tatkare told reporters here that party chief Sharad Pawar had asked the state leaders to forge an alliance with Congress and other like-minded parties to put up a fight against BJP-led state government.

  • HC declines to hear petitions challenging beef ban in Maha

    Mumbai: A division bench of the Bombay High Court today declined to hear a bunch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the beef ban legislation in Maharashtra after one of the judges recused himself from hearing them. “Not before a bench of which I am part of,” said Justice Gautam Patel who was sitting with senior HC judge Justice Abhay Oka. Justice Patel told the advocates appearing in the case that he

  • PIL in HC against website for “glorifying” Godse, seeks action

    Mumbai: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Bombay High Court today seeking a direction to Maharashtra government to register an offence against concerned persons for allegedly launching a website “glorifying” Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse.

  • MLA for rehab of residents displaced by Metro, Monorail projs

    Mumbai: SP MLA Abu Azmi today demanded immediate rehabilitation of the people displaced by the construction of Metro and Monorail projects here. MLAs cutting across party lines and other public representatives, including Azmi (Mankhurd), Capt Tamil Selvan (BJP-Sion Koliwada), Trupti Sawant (Shiv Sena-Bandra), were invited by Maharashtra Minister of State for Housing Ravindra Waikar to discuss various issued related to slum development.

  • Sundar Raman named sports chief of Reliance Industries

    Mumbai: Veteran sports marketing and management professional Sundar Raman is joining Reliance Industries as its chief executive to consolidate and drive the group’s initiative in this area.

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    Rupee extends gains to end at 66, up 10 paise vs USD

    Mumbai: The rupee today continued its upward march against the US dollar for the third day, firming up by another 10 paise to 66.00 on fag-end selling of the American currency by banks and exporters on the back of lower greenback in the overseas market.

  • Gold edges up on stray demand, firm global trend

    Mumbai: Gold prices recovered marginally after a three-session fall at the domestic bullion market here due to good local buying interest amid higher overseas advices. Silver also firmed up on the back of renewed offtake by consuming industries. Standard gold (99.5 purity) moved up by Rs 19 to settle at Rs 25,590 per 10 grams from last Thursday’s closing level of Rs 25,571.

  • India head appointed for Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent

    New Delhi: Finnish multinational communications and information technology company Nokia on Monday said it has appointed Sandeep Girotra to head the India operations of the combination of Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent. Girotra, who joined Nokia Networks in 1996, would oversee the combined company’s customer operations across India, driving the execution of strategy and ensuring superior customer service.

  • Sensex surges

    Sensex recovers from 2-mth lows, jumps 150 pts on value-buying

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex bounced back from two-month lows after opening on a negative note today and ended higher by 149.57 points at 25,760.10 as participants shrugged off subdued global cues to build up positions in recently beaten-down blue-chips.

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    No contemporary comparison for Anushka Sharma

    Karachi: Anushka Sharma, who claims that she follows her instincts and goes with the flow, recently, revealed that she doesn’t compare herself to her peers.

  • India premiere of ‘Miss Tibet…’ held in Kochi 

    Kochi: After making the world premiere at US documentary festival DOC NYC last year, award-winning documentary “Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile” had its India premiere at All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) here on Monday.