Free Press Journal
  • Taylor Swift donates USD 50,000 to Seattle Symphony

    Los Angeles: Pop star Taylor Swift has handed out USD 50,000 to the Seattle Symphony. The 25-year-old “Blank Space” singer reached out to the symphony’s music director Ludovic Morlot by writing a letter praising their track “Become Ocean”, an environmental piece which earned them a Grammy Award and a Pulitzer Prize, reported New York Times.

  • Ranveer Singh

    Ranveer Singh to enter ‘Bigg Boss’ house

    Mumbai: Actor Ranveer Singh will be seen promoting his forthcoming historical-romance film “Bajirao Mastani” on the popular reality show “Bigg Boss Nau”. While his co-star and rumoured girlfriend Deepika Padukone promoted her romantic-drama film “Tamasha” last month on the Colors’ show, Ranveer will enter the “Bigg Boss” house without her.

  • Biography on Salman Khan to release on 50th birthday

    Mumbai: A biography on superstar Salman Khan will release on his 50th birthday – December 27. Delving into the personal life and family lineage of Salman, “Being Salman” has been authored by Jasim Khan, a statement said.

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Chennai floods: Govt providing medical aid 24*7: Prabhu

    New Delhi: Asserting that the situation continues to be grim in the coastal district of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Andhra Pradesh, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said the government is providing round the clock medical facilities and trying its best to help the people in this hour of crisis.

  • SBI puts on hold overseas bond issuance amid mkt chaos

    New Delhi: The largest lender of the country, SBI’s USD 1-1.5 billion overseas bond issuance has been delayed following volatility in global financial markets, the Lok Sabha was informed today. State Bank of India (SBI) has been raising resources from capital markets by way of bond issuances from time to time to take care of its asset growth and ensure repayment of maturing liabilities.

  • Movie Review: Hate Story 3 – Nice combo of skin show and music

    In a world that’s obsessed with love stories’, in the year 2012, Vivek Agnihotri dared to break the stereotype mould when he made the skin-show infused with revenge drama in a film titled HATE STORY. Then, in the year 2014, Vishal Pandya carried the ‘legacy’ with HATE STORY 2. Circa 2015, we have Vishal Pandya again at the helm of things with HATE STORY 3, whose promos have already generated a lot

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Policy soon to scarp CVs above 10yr to check pollution: Gadkari

    New Delhi: Government will soon come out with an integrated policy to scrap commercial vehicles that are over 10-year old to check rising pollution but there is no immediate plan to ban trucks and buses above 15 years, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. The policy envisages tax exemptions and discounts totalling up to Rs 2.5 lakh on vehicles purchased for about Rs 10 lakh at the time of new purchase.

  • Bill Gates

    Swachh Bharat partnership with India one of the best: Gates

    New Delhi: Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates today promised to extend all support to Centre’s efforts to expand the reach and effectiveness of sustainable sanitation services under the Swachh Bharat Mission.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Govt to move cautiously on trimming small savings rate: FM

    New Delhi: Government will bring down interest rates on small savings “cautiously” so as to protect the interest of weaker and vulnerable sections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. Citing example of girl child scheme launched last year, he said that “if after one year you immediately slash it down radically, it may not be very politically prudent an therefore, you have to move in that direction but you have to move a

  • Indian Rupee

    Rupee recovers from two years low, trades at 66.85

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee recovered after falling to its lowest levels in more than two years to trade at 66.85 to a US dollar during late-afternoon session on Friday. The rupee, which opened at 66.93, fell to the day’s low to 67.01 from its previous close of 66.66 to a greenback. It was trading at 66.85 to a US dollar (at 3.45 p.m.).

  • Sensex red down

    Chances of US rate hike depresses markets; Sensex down 214 points

    Mumbai: Heightened chances of a US rate hike, coupled with negative sentiments emanating out of the Chennai floods, depressed  Indian equity markets and led a barometer index to shed 214 points or 0.83 percent during the late-afternoon trade session on Thursday.

  • British train fares to rise next year

    London: Train fares across Britain will rise by an average of 1.1 percent next year, the the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) announced on Friday.

  • Discussions resume on irregular migration in the Indian Ocean

    Bangkok: Representatives from around a dozen countries, the European Union (EU) and UN agencies on Friday began the second international conference on irregular migration in the Indian Ocean in this Thai capital.

  • IS video shows children killing Syrian government supporters

    Damascus: The Islamic State (IS) released a new video where children, recruited by jihadist, were seen killing six alleged supporters of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s regime, the media reported on Friday.

  • Tokyo Stock down

    Tokyo stocks plunge

    Tokyo: Tokyo stocks tumbled on Friday as investor sentiment was dashed following a global equity rout triggered by the European Central Bank’s (ECB) announcement of new stimulus measures that were deemed too tepid by world markets.

  • Chinese Stock

    Chinese shares close low

    Beijing : China’s stocks closed lower on Friday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index dipping 1.67 percent to close at 3,524.99 points.