Free Press Journal
  • Indian hostages in Mali freed

    New Delhi:All 20 Indians among the 170 people taken hostage in a five-star hotel in Mali’s capital Bamako on Friday have been evacuated safely, the government said.

  • Maggi

    Govt will continue to pursue Rs 640-cr Maggi suit

    New Delhi: Government will continue to pursue its Rs 640-crore class action suit filed in NCDRC against Nestle India, although the company’s instant noodles Maggi has returned to the market after the Bombay High Court lifted the ban imposed by food safety regulator FSSAI. The Department of Consumer Affairs had filed a suit against Nestle India in August seeking damages for alleged unfair trade practices, false labeling and misleading advertisements.

  • ‘7th Pay Comm to be demand booster; but lag on fiscal path’

    New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission award will be a demand booster to the economy, but it may pose a serious challenge to the government’s fiscal consolidation path, ratings firm Ind-Ra said today. “Ind-Ra’s estimate shows that the demand boost to the economy as a result of the revision in the salaries/pensions will be at least four times the 7CPC’s award. However, after factoring in the share of the central government in increased

  • Govt may not extend sunset clauses for tax exemption

    New Delhi: Government may not extend sunset clauses with regard to tax exemption and phase out investment-linked and area based deductions as part of exercise to reduce corporate tax to 25 per cent from 30 per cent over the next four years.

  • Large diamond found in Botswana

    Johannesburg: A Canadian mining company operating in Botswana says it has found the second largest “gem quality” diamond ever discovered. The Lucara Diamond Corporation said in a statement this week that the stone measures 1,111 carats, making it the biggest find in more than a century.

  • HC no to interim order against e-commerce sites, pending probe

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court has refused to pass any interim order against e-commerce majors like Flipkart and Amazon, saying it will wait for the government’s report on the investigation carried out and steps taken so far against such companies for alleged violation of FDI norms. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw told the Centre, Delhi Government, RBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to file counter affidavits within four weeks “detailing the steps already taken,

  • R Balki

    Limited writers for middle-aged actresses: R.Balki

    New Delhi: Filmmaker R. Balki, who has worked with actresses like Tabu and Vidya Balan, says there are fewer writers in the industry who keep women aged over 35 or 40 in their mind.

  • Hrithik Roshan

    Rakesh Roshan to direct a romantic film with Hrithik?

    Mumbai: Director Rakesh Roshan is working on a romantic film that would have his actor son Hrithik Roshan in it. “I am working on a script… it is a romantic film. But it is too early to talk about it as nothing is concrete,” Roshan told PTI.

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    eBay to bring ‘Black Friday’ sale to India

    Mumbai: Online marketplace eBay today said it will bring the popular ‘Black Friday’ sale to India. Black Friday signals the commencement of the holiday shopping season leading upto Christmas in US and is known for extreme discounts. Globally, Black Friday will be celebrated on November 27, but eBay India will offer huge discounts on international products from today, the company said in a statement.

  • Deepa Mehta

    I explored women in every situation: Deepa Mehta

    New Delhi: Be it through the gruesome domestic violence in “Heaven on Earth” or by understanding the psyche of a same sex relationship in “Fire”, Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta feels she has explored women in every untouched situation. The filmmaker, who is known for films like “Monsoon Wedding”, “Fire”, “Water” among others, said she relates to the issues she dealt in her movies.

  • Zarine Khan

    I’m strong believer in karma: Zareen Khan

    Mumbai: Actress Zareen Khan says she believes in karma. “Many times, I wanted to exert some sort of revenge for what some people have done to me. But then I leave it on their destiny. I am a strong believer of karma,” she said.

  • hockey

    Indian hockey colts face Japan in Asia Cup semis

    Kuantan (Malaysia): After humiliating Oman 9-0, a confident India will play Japan in the first semi-final of the 8th Junior Men’s Asia Cup hockey tournament at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium.

  • Chennaiyin, Blasters in crunch ISl tie 

    Chennai: Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters look to outwit each other in a crucial 11th round Indian Super League (ISL) clash. Last year, Blasters overcame a strong challenge of the home team to enter the final of the competition.

  • FIFA suspends financial support to Mozambique

    Maputo: FIFA has suspended financial support to the Mozambican Football Federation (FMF) due to lack of reports on the use of money it was allocated last year, local media reported on Friday.

  • Bombings near Iraq Shiite mosque kill six: officials

    Baghdad: A roadside bomb followed by a suicide bombing near a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad killed at least six people and wounded 19 today, security and medical officials said. The first blast struck as worshippers were leaving Friday prayers, while the suicide bomber detonated explosives after security forces arrived.

  • ISIS

    Brought Paris to knees, preparing for attacks in B’desh: ISIS

    Cairo: The ISIS has boasted that its “brave knights” brought Paris “down on its knees” in the latest edition of its online propaganda magazine that also warns that the terror group is preparing for fresh attacks in Bangladesh. The new issue of ISIS’ English-language online magazine Dabiq, in its foreword, talks about the horrific attacks in France in which explosions and shooting at separate entertainment sites in Paris claimed over 120 lives.

  • Russian strikes in Syria kill more than 1,300: monitor

    Beirut: More than 1,300 people, around two-thirds of them combatants, have been killed in Russian air strikes in Syria since Moscow’s aerial campaign began on September 30, a monitor said today. The figure supplied by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is more that double the overall toll it gave in its last report on the Russian campaign three weeks ago.

  • Little caffeine during pregnancy not bad for baby’s IQ

    New York: Taking caffeine in moderate amounts during pregnancy does not cause any harm to child’s intelligence, says a study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. The research, one of the first studies to focus on how in utero caffeine exposure affects a child’s future intelligence (IQ) and behaviour later in childhood, found caffeine did not lead to a reduced IQ or increased behavioral problems.

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    Use Facebook just for posting ‘likes’ to ward off depression

    Toronto: If you are young and love Facebook, keep it to just “liking” and minimise your virtual circle of friends to cut the upcoming depression risk. According to researchers, the social networking site can have positive and negative effects on the levels of a common stress hormone in teenagers.