Free Press Journal
  • Lighting Up!

    From her love for kaju katli to dressing up for Diwali, SHAANDAAR debutante SANAH KAPUR chats about all things that make her happy, with PRATISHTHA MALHOTRA.

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    Malaika Arora Khan hopes to open a restaurant someday

    Malaika Arora Khan started her journey in showbiz as a model and went on to become an actress, host and a producer. But for her, there are still miles to go as she wants to open a restaurant with a blend of fashion with food, reports IANS.

  • For Karan, intimate scenes are the most uncomfortable part of acting 

    Actor Karan Singh Grover, who has shot some sensuous and intimate scenes for director Vishal Pandya’s “Hate Story 3”, says it is the “most uncomfortable part of acting”. “It’s probably the most uncomfortable part of acting,” Karan said during a visit to the IANS office on Wednesday with the cast of the film.

  • Big B co-owns IPTL team Singapore Slammers 

    Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan announced on Thursday that he will be the co-owner of International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) franchise OUE Singapore Slammers.

  • AAP Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi Assembly passes bill to effect 400% hike in MLA salary

    New Delhi: The basic monthly salary of Delhi MLAs and ministers is all set to go up by a whopping 400 per cent besides significant hike in a slew of allowances with the assembly today approving a bill to effect the increase considering rising cost of living. The Delhi government will now send the bill to the Centre and if it is approved, then basic salaries of legislators will rise from current Rs

  • A man escapes his waterlogged house in Chennai on Wednesday.

    Iffco to provide Rs 1cr relief material in flood affected area

    New Delhi: Fertiliser cooperative Iffco today said it will proivde relief material worth Rs 1 crore to the people of flood-battered districts of Kanchipuramin, Cuddalore and Thiruvallur in Tamil Nadu. The on-ground action on providing relief material will be taken immediately by the state office of Iffco in Tamil Nadu and other state cooperatives. “The material will be finalised as per the most important need of the affected people which will provide immediate

  • Gold crashes to 3-1/2 month low, below 25k

    Mumbai: Gold took a severe knock to hit a 3-1/2 month low and closed below the psychologically important Rs 25,000 mark at the domestic bullion hub following heavy selling from stockist and speculative traders amids fear over an impending Fed rate hike. Elsewhere, silver also tumbled on the back speculative selling and lackluster industrial demand.

  • Cars in India not equipped with defeat device, meet norms: VW

    New Delhi: Crisis-hit German auto major Volkswagen today said its recall of 3.24 lakh vehicles in India would begin in the first quarter of 2016, even as it contested the government’s charge of committing a “well thought-out crime” by cheating on emission tests. The company insisted its cars sold in India are not equipped with the ‘defeat device’ and they did not violate BS IV emission norms in the country. The auto maker

  • Tax

    Employers who fail to pay TDS to govt to serve 7 years of jail term

    New Delhi: Employers failing to pay the Government the tax deducted at source (TDS) on salaries of their employees can be jailed for up to seven years, the CBDT has said. Failure to deduct income tax on salaries of employees or defaulting in payment of the same to the government will be liable to a penalty of an equivalent amount, the CBDT said while notifying annual circular for TDS on salary for FY

  • More dal imports on govt table to cool prices

    New Delhi: The government is examining the need to import more lentils to boost domestic supply even as it keeps a tab on imported pulses lying idle at ports and prices continue to rule at up to Rs 178 per kg. The Commerce Ministry today held a meeting with pulse importers to determine the quantity required to be imported in coming months and supplies in global markets. “The government is watchful of pulses

  • Indian wine wins bronze medal in global challenge

    London: A UK-based Indian wine maker has bagged the bronze medal in the International Wine Challenge (IWC) here. Soul Tree’s win for its Sauvignon Blanc 2015 makes it the only Indian wine to win an award in the latest round of the challenge held this week.

  • Donald Trumo

    ‘Take out’ families of ISIS members: Trump

    Washington: Leading Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump has pitched a new strategy on how to best combat the Islamic State — kill their families. “When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don’t kid yourself,” Trump told Fox News. “We’re fighting a very politically correct war,” said the Republican presidential front-runner.

  • Loksabha

    Lok Sabha passes bill to replace Bureau of Indian Standards

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill that provides for establishing Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as the National Standards Body of India and enable the government to bring more products, systems and services under ambit of standardisation.

  • Ajit Doval

    Nepal hopeful standoff with India will end soon

    Kathmandu: Several rounds of formal and informal talks at the diplomatic and political level has raised hopes of easing the standoff on the Nepal-India border, official sources said. Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa visited New Delhi twice in the last two months and met his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.

  • Bar targeted in deadly Paris attacks set for emotional re-open

    Paris: A Paris bar where five people were killed by jihadist gunmen in the November 13 attacks is set to defiantly re-open tomorrow, in what promises to be an emotional step in the city’s struggle to regain normality. People were sipping their drinks on an unusually mild November evening in the French capital when the terraces of La Bonne Biere and the Casa Nostra restaurant opposite were sprayed with bullets.

  • Patients’ mood may affect surgery outcome

    Boston: Feeling high levels of distress, fear and hostility just before undergoing medical procedures such as angioplasty may lead to a poor outcome, a new study has found. “I was surprised by this result. Prior to this study, I did not believe patient mood could have an effect on outcome,” said study author Nadja Kadom, currently at Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in US.

  • Google

    Facebook, Google pitch in to help users in flood-hit Chennai 

    New York: Facebook activated the “Safety Check” feature for its users in Chennai early on Thursday, while Google has compiled all critical information under its “Crisis Response” tool to provide them relief in the flood-hit city, media reports said.

  • Vladimir Putin

    Putin swears to make Turkey regret plane downing

    Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin today vowed Turkey’s leadership would be made to regret the downing of one of Russia’s warplanes as Moscow announced a halt to talks on a major gas pipeline project. As Putin fired another salvo in his mounting war of words with NATO member Turkey his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared he had “proof” that Russia was involved in illegal oil trading with the Islamic State (IS) group

  • Pakistan's World T20 participation was discussed in Dubai

    Still awaiting word from India on proposed series: PCB

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan today said that the planned bilateral series with India has still not been finalised. “We are still waiting for an answer and confirmation from the Board of Control for Cricket in India. It is clear that this matter is now in the hands of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he will give clearance for the series,” Khan told reporters in Lahore.