Free Press Journal
  • Van Gaal

    Van Gaal has ‘no doubts’ of his ability despite early CL exit

    London: Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has said that he has no doubts on his ability to lead his club to the glory despite the club’s early Champion League exit following their 2-3 loss against Wolfsburg.

  • Ronaldo admits Barcelona move `almost impossible`

    London: Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to rule out his future move to Barcelona, but admitted that it would be `almost impossible` to do so.

  • onion

    MEP of onion slashed from $700 to $400 per tonne

    New Delhi: After the Maharashtra Government sought the Centre to slash the Minimum Export Price (MEP) for onions to help boost overseas shipments after its wholesale prices went down to the Rs 10 per kg level, the Central Government has slashed the MEP to $400 per tonne from $700 a tonne.

  • Manohar Parrikar

    Parrikar, Carter discuss India-US strategic partnership

    Washington: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter discussed the India-US defence relationship and broader India-US strategic partnership here on Thursday, and focused on ways to maintain the strong momentum of security and defence engagement, including means to further move the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) forward.

  • Paris climate conference extended by a day

    Paris: The climate conference here has been extended by another day, not for the first time at the conference of parties (CoP) seeking to narrow the difference between the developed and developing nations. After what is being called a “hard night of negotiations”, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said a final text would be presented on Saturday to overcome some of the divisions which still were ruling among parties.

  • Cos donated 150 tonne food items for flood affected people

    New Delhi: Food processing firms, including Nestle India and ITC, donated over 150 tonnes of packaged food products and drinking water to flood-hit areas in Tamil Nadu. “The industry rose to the occasion and made timely and efficient endeavour in providing necessary humanitarian assistance at the time of crisis and I hope they would continue to do so whenever such needs arise in future,” Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said.

  • Eight killed as gunmen attack army bases in Burundi

    Bujumbura (Burundi): Eight people, including some attackers, were killed on Friday after heavily armed attackers launched co-ordinated assaults on at least two army barracks here.

  • Govt to sign 40 more Advance Pricing Agreements this fiscal

    New Delhi: In a major push towards ensuring tax certainty, the government is likely to conclude 30 to 40 more Advance Pricing Agreements (APAs) in the current fiscal. The government has signed 22 APAs so far this fiscal, the Finance Ministry said in a release.

  • New Disney software to spell end for reshoots

    Washington: Disney researchers have developed a new system to allow film directors fine-tune performances in post-production, rather than on the set, ending the need for scenes to be shot repeatedly. Called FaceDirector, the software developed by Disney Research along with researchers at the University of Surrey in the UK enables a director to seamlessly blend facial images from a couple of video takes to achieve the desired effect.

  • Ram Sampath to address session about music in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Music composer Ram Sampath will be addressing a session to answer all the queries around music at the second edition of Indian Music Week Focus Group Sessions here.

  • Price of petrol, cars, rice, wheat set to go up in Chandigarh

    Chandigarh: Prices of various commodities including petrol, car, wheat and rice are set to go up here with UT Chandigarh Administration today announcing to raise VAT rates on a slew of commodities with immediate effect. The Administration has raised Value Added Tax (VAT) rates on petrol and premium petrol to 24.74 per cent and on automobiles to 13.2 per cent while tax on coal, rice, wheat, paddy has been hiked to 5 per

  • Anil Kapoor to be honoured at award ceremony

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor will be honoured for his accomplishments and contribution to cinema at BIG Star Entertainment Awards 2015 here.

  • Palestinian shot dead trying to ram Israeli soldiers with car

    Jerusalem: A Palestinian was shot dead on Friday as he tried to drive his car into a military checkpoint in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said.”A Palestinian attempted to ram his vehicle into security forces near Hebron” in the southern West Bank, an army statement said. It said that forces present “shot the attacker, resulting in his death”, adding that no Israelis were injured in the attack.

  • Kajol

    I want my children to watch ‘Dilwale’: Kajol

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Kajol wishes to make her children Nysa and Yug watch her forthcoming film “Dilwale”. “I will definitely take them to watch the movie. Yug is too small to sit in a place for a long time. He will surely get bored, but will try to make them watch ‘Dilwale’,” Kajol said.

  • Thangamagan – Official Trailer | Dhanush, Amy Jackson, Samantha

    The wait is over! We present to you the trailer of Thangamagan, starring Dhanush, Amy Jackson, Samantha, Radhikaa Sarathkumar & K.S. Ravikumar. Director Velraj is back with the VIP team and the songs from Thangamagan composed by Anirudh Ravichander are already topping charts.

  • Movie Review: Snoopy & Charlie Brown – Wholesome family fare

    Cast (voices): Noah Schnapp, Kristin Chenoweth, Trombone Shorty, Rebecca Bloom, Anastasia Bredikhina, Francesca Capaldi, Alexander Garfin, Noah Johnston, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller, Micah Revell, Venus Schultheis, Mariel Sheets, Madisyn Shipman, A.J. Tecce

  • social-media-Internet

    492 social media URLs blocked in Jan-Nov 2015 under Sec 69A

    New Delhi: Close to 500 URLs of social media websites were blocked in 2015 (till November 30) under Section 69A of the IT Act, a manifold jump compared to the last two years, Parliament was informed today. “A total of 13, 10 and 492 URLs of social media websites were blocked in 2013, 2014 and 2015 (till November 30), respectively under Section 69A through the Committee constituted under the rules therein”, Minister of