Free Press Journal
  • Indian shuttlers’ campaign ends on Day 1 of Hong Kong Open 

    Hong Kong: In the absence of Saina Nehwal, all other Indian shuttlers failed to rise up to expectations with everyone losing their respective first-round matches at the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Superseries here on Wednesday.

  • Soumya still in lead at National women’s premier chess

    Kolkata: Soumya Swaminathan of PSCB continued her winning streak to lead the pack with five points after the sixth round of the RamRatna national women’s premier chess championship here on Wednesday.

  • Indians win 5 medals on the opening day of Track Asia Cup

    New Delhi: Indian men and women elite cyclists today won five medals — one gold, three silver and one bronze — on the opening day of the Track Asia Cup at the IG Stadium Complex Velodrome here today. Anu Chutia opened India’s medal account by winning a silver in the 500m race distance event in the junior women category in a time of 40.093 seconds.

  • BBC reveals 150m pound cuts to address shifting viewing habits

    London: The BBC today outlined budget cuts of USD 228 million that threaten its sports coverage as it addresses a shortfall worsened by falling television ownership. “The BBC has and is doing everything possible to make sure the impact on the public is minimised. Wherever possible we’re targeting savings by creating a simpler, leaner BBC,” said Director-General Tony Hall. “No director-general wants to announce reduced spending on services that the public love. This

  • Scotland Yard steps up armed patrols in London

    London: Scotland Yard has stepped up armed patrols including by officers on their rest days across London in the wake of the Paris attacks last week that killed over 120 people. Officers in armed response vehicles in the British capital will be asked to work on their rest days as London police chiefs fear they would have to deploy more firearms officers more quickly than previously planned to the scene of an attack

  • US Muslims face backlash after Paris attacks

    Hartford (US): Muslims around the US are facing backlash following the deadly attacks in Paris, including vandalism to mosques and Islamic centres, hate- filled phone and online messages and threats of violence. Advocacy leaders say they have come to expect some anti-Muslim sentiment following such attacks, but they now see a spike that seems notable, stirred by anti-Muslim sentiment in the media.

  • “Unruly” woman tries to open exit door on BA flight, arrested

    Boston: A 32-year-old drunk Polish woman passenger who tried to force open an exit door of a British Airways flight from London to Boston midair has been arrested, amid heightened global terror alert following the Paris carnage. The woman, identified as Kamila Dolniak, was restrained by the crew during the flight yesterday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.

  • Volkswagen India starts export of Vento to Argentina

    New Delhi: Volkswagen India has startedexporting its locally-produced mid-sized sedan Vento to Argentina which will be sold as ‘Polo’ in the South American country. Volkswagen Argentina will sell Vento manufactured at Pune plant as the Polo with a 1.6-litre petrol engine with five-speed manual as well as six-speed automatic gearbox, the company said in a statement.

  • Gold continues to slide on demand slowdown, silver edges up

    Mumbai: Gold prices dropped further at the domestic bullion market here due to subdued demand from jewellery stockists and retailers in the face of sluggish overseas sentiment. On the other hand, silver gained marginally on the back of stray industrial demand. Standard gold (99.5 purity) slipped by Rs 120 to settle at Rs 25,205 per 10 grams compared to overnight close of Rs 25,325. Pure gold (99.9 purity) also fell by a similar

  • Piyush Goyal

    Tariff policy to make discoms efficient,boost investment:Goyal

    New Delhi: The new tariff policy will boost the regulatory mechanism and bring efficiency in the functioning of discoms, even as the proposed framework will help attract investments in the power sector, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said today. “The policy will reflect a concern to environment and encourage renewable energy. It will encourage faster roll out of investment in the sector,” Goyal told reporters here.

  • Rs 30k-cr realty debt at risk of high refinancing cost: Crisil

    Mumbai: Rating agency Crisil has warned that Rs 30,000 crore debt of the top 25 realtors is at the risk of higher refinancing cost amid a continued slump in the realty space owing to high prices and dependence of the companies on high-return demanding private equity players.

  • Govt to compensate infra developers for project delays

    New Delhi:The government today unveiled two key policy initiatives to revive the infrastructure sector, which include compensating developers in case of delays in highway projects and empowering the ministry concerned to okay projects with civil construction cost of up to Rs 1,000 crore. The decisions, which will benefit at least 34 key highway projects, were taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra

  • Now, Micromax launches online-only 4G smartphone 

    New Delhi: Amidst reports of partnering with Reliance Jio for VoLTE devices, domestic handset manufacturer Micromax on Wednesday launched its first online-only 4G smartphone “CanvasXpress4G” at Rs.6,599.

  • Deepika Padukone

    My declaration of love for Ranbir gets misconstrued: Deepika

    Mumbai: Actress Deepika Padukone says when she professes her love for Ranbir Kapoor, it often gets misconstrued. “I don’t think you can define love… He said he loves me, I said I love him, it’s misconstrued and it’s stated very differently because love is not just one feeling. It’s a very layered emotion, layered feeling. It’s something which develops overtime… “So it’s not one dimensional that ‘Oh I love him’ means only one

  • Ranveer Singh gears up for promotional onslaught; 30 days to go for Bajirao Mastani

    With just 30 days remaining for the release of Bajirao Mastani, it is time for all involved with the film to up the ante. Needless to say, a lot is riding on the film and the mantle is now on its three principle cast members (Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra) and the man on the hot seat, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, to do the talking.

  • Parag Foods to launch Germany’s ‘Almette’ cheese in India

    Mumbai: Parag Milk Foods has tied up with German cheese maker Hochland to import and market latter’s cream cheese brand Almette in India, which will be co-branded as ‘Go Almette’. “With the launch of Go Almette in the country, we are broadening our portfolio of consumer health and nutrition based products. With this co-branding, we are also embarking upon a new relationship with Hochland Group”, Parag Milk Foods Chairman Devendra Shah said.

  • Petitioner blames woman’s attire for rise in rape cases

    Mumbai: “We want to hear the common man’s views,” the Bombay High Court said today allowing a petitioner to put forth his arguments after he contended that rape cases have risen due to the “kind of clothes” worn by women, prompting angry lawyers to object and ask whether it would also explain child rapes.

  • HC judge withdraws himself from PIL against Godse website

    Mumbai: A Bombay High Court judge today recused himself from the hearing on a public interest litigation regarding a website which allegedly glorifies Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin. “Not before me,” said Justice V M Kanade when the PIL came up before the division bench comprising him and Justice Revati Mohite-Dere.

  • Ranbir Kapoor to beef up for Sanjay Dutt biopic

    Mumbai: Actor Ranbir Kapoor says he will try to imbibe qualities and personality of Sanjay Dutt for preparing for the upcoming biopic on the “Munnabhai” actor. The biopic on Dutt will be directed by filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani. “When I’ll start Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on Sanjay Dutt, I will try to be like him, get his body type… He had put on some weight too… I don’t know how much weight I’ll put on.