Free Press Journal
  • Chennai floods

    Chennai rains: 400 more rescued, flown to Delhi, Hyderabad

    Arakonnam Naval Base (TN): Nearly 400 people, including university students, were taken to safety today by a team of defence and NDRF personnel as operations continued in full swing to rescue and distribute relief to those stranded in the aftermath of the torrential rains in Chennai. Defence aircraft as also a couple of civilian ones ferried people to Delhi and Hyderabad since morning even as IAF flew sorties to bring more people to the naval base here that has played a

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    Special trains from Chennai to various places in Tamil Nadu today

    Madurai: In order to clear the passengers stranded in Chennai due to heavy rains and flooding, Southern Railway is operating special trains from Chennai to Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Tiruchendur, Karaikal and Tirunelveli today. Chennai Egmore-Madurai special train will leave Chennai Egmore station at 15.45 hrs. The train will stop at Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Villupuram, Vriddachalam, Tiruchchirappalli and Dindigul.

  • Anupam Kher

    I am special even in the world of Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan: Anupam Kher

    Kolkata: Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher says he is special even in the world of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Aamir Khan. “I am special even in the world of Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan because none worked with Robert De Niro except me. I am special not because of achievements, not because of awards.

  • Kidambi Srikanth

    Kidambi Srikanth storms into final of Indonesian Masters

    Malang (Indonesia): Top seed Kidambi Srikanth today reached his fourth final of the year with a comprehensive victory over local hope Ginting Anthony in the USD 120,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton event. The World No.9 defeated his 39th-ranked opponent 21-13, 21-19 in the semifinals.

  • Harbhajan Singh

    Harbhajan Singh backs home advantage in pitch controversy

    New Delhi: Off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Saturday backed the practice of “home advantage”, in reference to the nature of pitches prepared by India for the ongoing Test cricket series against South Africa. India have taken an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the four-match series which are being played on slow, low, prodigiously turning tracks with the first and third matches ending within three days.

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    Climate accord blueprint delivered at Paris talks

    Le Bourget (France): A blueprint for a pact to cap greenhouse gas emissions and slow global warming was delivered today by negotiators from 195 nations as India hoped for a “just and equitable” outcome at the climate conference. The 48-page draft accord, still entailing conflicting proposals, will form the basis on which ministers from across the globe, including Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, will try to formulate a binding deal.

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    OnePlus partners Ola to sell devices through taxi app

    New Delhi: Mobile handset maker OnePlus has partnered with Ola to enable users to purchase its OnePlus X handset through the taxi aggregator’s platform. This is the first ever instance in India where consumers can purchase a smartphone without an invite for a day and have it delivered at their doorsteps within 15 minutes of placing the order, Ola said in a statement.

  • Sensex

    Chennai rains, GST impasse sinks equity markets

    Mumbai: An imminent US rate hike, coupled with negative macro-economic data and slow progress in evolving political consensus to pass a key economic legislation in parliament depressed the Indian equity markets during the just concluded weekly trade. Both the bellwether indices of the Indian equity markets ended in the red after two consecutive weeks of gains.

  • Ancient and ancestral Agra

    Famous for the alluring Taj Mahal, Agra has tourist flocking like moths over a mighty flame. Tucked amidst the state of Uttar Pradesh, the city has an incredible history that defines each of its monuments. For those who love to unfold the mystical chapters of the past, Agra is a place you ought not to miss. With the adorned legacy of the Mughals, Agra is house to some fascinating structures and mausoleums.

  • Simon Cowell

    Simon Cowell’s home burgled

    London: Music mogul Simon Cowell’s house, worth 35 million pounds, was burgled in the presence of his family.

  • Economy recovery fragile, low job creation: Manmohan Singh

    New Delhi : Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday slammed the policies of the Narendra Modi government, saying economy faces fragile recovery, there was inadequate job creation and uncertainty ahead for public enterprises.

  • Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane in control as India take 403-run lead

    New Delhi: Skipper Virat Kohli (83 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane (52 not out) led India’s second innings resurgence after pacer Morne Morkel had struck early blows for South Africa and helped the hosts reach 190/4 at stumps on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test here on Saturday.

  • Nawaz Sharif holds meeting with top officials over Afghan conference

    Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today held a meeting with top security and intelligence officials to discuss preparations for a crucial regional conference here on Afghanistan next week for which Pakistan has invited External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

  • Paris attacker visited London, Birmingham

    London: One of the Islamic State terrorists behind the deadly Paris attacks had visited London and Birmingham earlier this year, counter-terrorism officials have found.

  • Rudeness at work becomes a vicious circle

    London: Being subjected to rudeness is a major reason for dissatisfaction at work and unpleasant behaviour spreads if nothing is done about it, a study says.

  • Twitter may own word ‘subtweet’

    New York: Twitter has applied for trademark for the word “subtweet”, which refers to a tweet directed at another person without mentioning their Twitter name, Digital Trends reported.

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    Always wanted to do superhero film: Jacqueline

    Mumbai: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez is excited to be a part of Remo D’souza’s upcoming directorial “A Flying Jatt” as she always wanted to act in a superhero film.