Free Press Journal
  • One trampled to death by elephant in Ch’garh; houses ransacked

    Korba: A 40-year old man was trampled to death by wild elephants in Dhamni range of Chhattisgarh’s Balrampur district, officials said today. Enraged over the incident, villagers held the forest employees hostage and released them only after assurance from senior forest officials and police. The victim identified as Gopal Pando was attacked by the wild elephants in Village Belsar under Dhamni forest range yesterday leaving him dead on the spot, Balrampur Division Forest Officer


    After erotic thriller, Sharman eyes biopic, sci-fi genres

    Mumbai: Actor Sharman Joshi says he enjoys dabbling in different genres as an actor and, given a chance, he’d love to explore the experience of working either in a biopic, a historical drama or may be a sci-fi entertainer.

  • Fans points `35 flaws` in latest Bond film

    Melbourne: It seems like latest James Bond film ‘Spectre’ has failed to impress the fans as they pointed out around 35 bloopers in the film.

  • Shoojit Sircar

    Big B to reunite with Shoojit Sircar for his next

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been signed by director Shoojit Sircar for his next film. Shoojit and Bachchan worked together in “Piku”, which was a huge hit. Now, the two are again coming together for a project that would be produced by Shoojit.

  • Myanmar’s top leaders to hold talks with Suu Kyi

    Yangon: Myanmar’s top leaders will hold talks this week with opposition chief Aung San Suu Kyi, the first since her party’s landmark election success, officials said today.

  • Censor board’s cuts in ‘Chauranga’ unfair: Onir

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Onir is sad that his social-drama “Chauranga” has run into trouble with the censor board while much more “regressive stuff” gets away in the name of entertainment. Produced by Onir and Sanjay Suri, “Chauranga” is a story of a young boy who faces death for writing a love letter in a village steeped in caste-hierarchy.

  • Chinese shares

    Chinese shares close high

    Beijing:  China’s stocks closed higher on Monday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.26 percent to close at 3,445.41 points.

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    Swifty gets to hear Taylor before going deaf

    Washington: One of the lucky Swifties just got her dream fulfilled as she met her favourite Taylor Swift during her 1989 world tour in Australia.

  • Edward Snowden

    US ends bulk collection of phone data programme

    Washington: The US National Security Agency (NSA) has ended its controversial programme of bulk collection of telephone data, exposed by former employee turned whistle-blower Edward Snowden, the media reported on Monday.

  • Microsoft launches Win 10-powered smartphone for Rs 43,699

    New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) Technology giant Microsoft today launched two new flagship devices – Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL – priced Rs 43,699 onwards that will be based on its latest Windows 10 operating system (OS). In July, Microsoft had unveiled Windows 10 for computers and tablets.

  • At least 12 killed in attack by Ugandan rebels in Congo

    Goma: At least 12 people have been killed in an overnight attack blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a witness and local NGO said today.

  • Pope Francis

    Christians, Muslims are ‘brothers’: Pope Francis

    Bangui: Pope Francis today said Christians and Muslims were “brothers”, urging them to reject hatred and violence on a visit to a mosque in a flashpoint Muslim neighbourhood of the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui.

  • Thousands pay tribute to Indo-Canadian MLA

    Toronto: Over 2,000 people gathered in Calgary to pay their tributes to an Indian-Canadian MLA who was killed on November 23 while trying to help a stranded driver, media reports said.

  • Activists slam Shani temple tradition banning women’s entry

    Mumbai: Women activists today slammed the tradition of prohibiting entry to the fairer sex at a famous Shani shrine in Ahmednagar district and the “purification rituals” which were performed by villagers after a woman recently entered there.

  • 14 sentenced over deadly pipeline blast

    Beijing : Fourteen people were sentenced to prison terms ranging from three to five years today in China for breaking work safety rules and dereliction of duty which led to a fatal pipeline blast that killed 63 people in 2013.

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi to address CoP 21 Monday evening

    Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the opening session of the Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 climate summit in Paris on Monday evening after inaugurating an India pavilion around 5 p.m. IST.

  • 2.46 lakh patent applications pending due to manpower shortage

    New Delhi: About 2.46 lakh patent applications and 5.32 lakh trademark registrations are pending with the government due to shortage of manpower, Parliament was informed today. “There is pendency in patent and trademark applications, which are disposed of with the available manpower and infrastructure. The pendency as on November 1, is 2,46,495 in patent applications and 5,32,682 in trademark applications.