Free Press Journal
  • Tipu Jayanti

    Tipu row: DK district returning to normalcy

    Mangaluru: The situation in Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka is limping back to normalcy after the incidents of violence in the last few days, as Hindu outfits came out heavily against the state government’s decision to celebrate the birth anniversary of the 18th century Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan.

  • Baahubali

    Great demand for ‘Baahubali’ among European distributors

    Kochi : S.S. Rajamouli’s magnum opus “Baahubali”, which has emerged as one of the biggest Indian blockbusters, has now caught the attention of international buyers, so much so that the distributors in Europe are fighting for its rights.

  • Highway robbers’ gang busted, kingpin arrested from Haryana

    Jaipur: A gang of inter-state highway robbers was busted by Rajasthan Police after its kingpin was arrested from Haryana, a senior police officer said today. Sheru Khan, the leader of the gang which operated across Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, was arrested from Utavara village in Palwal district of Haryana yesterday.

  • Inflation

    FICCI comments on WPI inflation data

    New Delhi: WPI inflation rate has been in the negative zone for the twelfth consecutive month. Besides muted commodity prices, this is also reflective of persisting weak demand conditions in the economy. At this point in time all steps should be taken for improving the demand situation in the economy and bringing pricing power back in the hands of manufacturers.

  • prakash javdekar

    Centre to develop Doyang Lake for bird watchers: Javadekar

    New Delhi: Doyang Lake in Nagaland, famous as a roosting site for longest travelling raptors Amur Falcons, will be developed as an eco-tourism spot for bird-watchers, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today said. “Centre will soon develop Doyang Lake area as eco-tourism spot for bird-watchers to have a wonderful and rare sight of Amur Falcons, which come to roost every year at Doyang lake during their flight from Mongolia to South Africa,” the Minister,

  • Japan fuel reprocessing plant delayed again, till 2018

    Tokyo: The operator of Japan’s fuel reprocessing plant said today that it was postponing the plant’s opening to as late as September 2018, citing regulators’ lengthy inspection procedures and time needed for safety upgrades. The Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd. said it was delaying the targeted completion of the Rokkasho reprocessing plant, which separates plutonium from spent fuel for reuse as fuel, by as much as 2 1/2 years.

  • Future of doping war in spotlight at WADA meeting

    Los Angeles: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is expected to rule against Russia’s anti-doping body at a key meeting in Colorado on Wednesday which will aim to map out future strategies for the global war on drugs.

  • Inflation Down

    Inflation at (-)3.81% in Oct; pulses, onion expensive

    New Delhi: Deflationary pressure eased a bit with inflation rate moving up slightly to (-)3.81 per cent in October as pulses, vegetables and onion turning costlier. This is 12 month in a row when the inflation at wholesale level remained in the negative territory. It has been in the negative zone since November last year.

  • Atletico Mineiro’s Jemerson takes Brazil’s call-up as a joke

    Salvadaor (Brazil): Atletico Mineiro defender Jemerson has said he thought he was the victim of a prank when told of his call-up to Brazil’s national team. The 23-year-old joined his Selecao teammates in the northeastern city of Salvador late on Saturday ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Peru, reports Xinhua.  He replaces David Luiz, who is suspended after being sent off in Brazil’s 1-1 draw with Argentina in Buenos Aires on

  • Over 13,000 delegates from 26 nations attend G20 Summit

    Antalya: The two-day G20 Summit at the picturesque Turkish coastal resort town is being attended by more than 13,000 delegates from as many as 26 countries and seven international organisations. Top global leaders, including US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who have congregated here for the Summit are being provided security by over 12,000 personnel.

  • gas

    Govt proposes revenue-sharing model for future gas auctions

    New Delhi: With current rates considered too low to support exploration and production cost, the government today proposed to free natural gas pricing as well as replace the controversial Production Sharing Contract (PSC) with simpler revenue-sharing regime for all future field auctions. In September, the government had allowed pricing freedom for the gas produced from 69 small and marginal fields it plans to auction shortly.

  • African telecoms giant MTN wins respite over Nigerian fine

    Johannesburg: South African telecoms giant MTN has won a respite on the payment of a massive USD 5.2 billion fine imposed on the company in Nigeria to allow for negotiations, the mobile phone operator said today. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) slapped the penalty on Africa’s largest telecoms firm for failing to deactivate 5.1 million unregistered SIM cards, sending its share price plummeting and leading to the resignation of chief executive Sifiso Dabengwa.

  • patanjali maggi

    Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali launches instant noodles

    New Delhi: Baba Ramdev-promoted Patanjali on Monday formally launched its wholewheat instant noodles, just a week after product leader Nestle’s Maggi re-hit the retail shelves after a five-month ban imposed by the food-safety regulator. The product has been priced at Rs.15.

  • Thai golfer Kiradech Aphibarnrat eager to feature in EurAsia Cup

    Shah Alam (Malaysia): Big-hitting Kiradech Aphibarnrat is itching to earn his place in Team Asia to face Europe in the second edition of the EurAsia Cup golf tournament presented by DRB-HICOM from January 15-17, next year.

  • Airlines tumble on Paris attack as Asia stocks retreat

    Hong Kong: Asian markets mostly fell today following the deadly weekend terror attacks in Paris — with airline stocks taking a beating on concerns over the tourism industry. The late-night assault on Friday in the French capital, which killed 129 people, also sent the euro tumbling on fears for security in Europe and its effect on the already struggling eurozone economy.

  • SpiceJet

    Vinay Nambiar appointed SpiceJet’s UAE country head

    Dubai: India’s budget carrier SpiceJet has appointed Vinay Nambiar as Country Head UAE, as part of its efforts to focus on international markets. Vinay joins the airline from Arik Air in Nigeria, where he held the position of Vice President for the UAE & Gulf Region, airline spokesperson said.