Free Press Journal
  • Naseeruddin Shah receives lifetime achievement award at DIFF

    Dubai: Veteran Bollywood actor Naseeruddin Shah was honoured with the lifetime achievement award at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). French actress Catherine Deneuve also received the award. The stars shared the podium with the likes of Egyptian actor Ezzat Al Alayli, award-winning French-Tunisian actor Sami Bouajila at the gala Wednesday night opening.

  • AbRam is my love guru: Shah Rukh Khan

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan finds the tag of the “King of Romance” weird. “I find the tag weird. Because of my films, where I talk good things about love, people think me to be like that. Personally if you know me, may be I won’t turn out like a ‘premi’ type,” he said. When asked who he considers as a love guru, the actor said, “I never thought who is the next

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    Flashback tour of Dilip Kumar’s life on Twitter

    Mumbai: On Dilip Kumar’s 93rd birthday on Friday, the virtual world of Twitter transformed into a book narrating the life of the legendary actor, also known as Bollywood’s ‘Tragedy King’.

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    Jack Daniel’s launches whiskey to celebrate Sinatra centennial

    New Delhi: Jack Daniel’s Distillery has announced the launch of Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Century in India, the brand’s latest collaboration with the Sinatra family to celebrate the centennial of legendary singer Frank Sinatra.

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    Facebook ready to share artificial intelligence technology

    New York: Facebook is releasing for free the designs of a new computer server – twice as fast as those used by Facebook earlier, it designed to put more power behind artificial-intelligence software, MIT Technology review reported.

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    Call drops: Trai to get on with more tests later this month

    New Delhi: Telecom regulator Trai will again carry out drive tests in various cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, at the end of this month to determine the extent of progress in fixing the call drop problem. “We will do that at the end of this month,” Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Chairman R S Sharma said here on the sidelines of an event organised by Skoch, a think-tank.

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    Google’s Project Loon will interfere with cellular operations

    New Delhi: Google’s Project Loon, through which the online search giant plans to provide internet connectivity using balloons, will interfere with cellular transmissions of mobile operators in India, the government said today.

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    Upcoming macro data dents markets; Sensex down 196 points

    Mumbai: Upcoming macro-economic data coupled with the logjam in parliament affecting passage of key economic bills and a likely US rate hike spooked investors on Friday, resulting in a barometer index of the Indian equities markets provisionally closing 196 points down.

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    Passenger car sales up 10 percent in November: SIAM

    New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Low interest and fuel costs coupled with pent-up demand accelerated domestic passenger car sales by 10.39 percent last month, industry data showed on Friday. According to the data furnished by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), passenger car sales during November stood at 173,111 units against 156,811 units in the like month of the previous year.

  • Pakistan successfully test-fires Shaheen-III missile

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday conducted a successful test launch of medium-range Shaheen-III surface-to-surface ballistic missile, a statement from Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

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    Ola gets Indifi on board for personal loans to drivers

    Bengaluru: Taxi hailing app Ola today announced its partnership with Indifi for easy access to personal loans for drivers registered on its platform. Indifi is a tech start-up that enables small enterprises to gain greater access to debt financing. Ola has already initiated the loan scheme in Pune and Bengaluru and plans to partner with multiple finance partners in the next six months to make this facility available to drivers across the country,

  • Centre urged for Rs 1,300 cr from NABARD for Odisha farmers

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government today requested the Centre to ask NABARD to sanction Rs 1,300 crore to Odisha State Cooperative Bank at the earliest so that farmers of the drought hit state are not put into inconvenience in such a situation. “Although the policy of NABARD stipulates that 45 per cent of the crop loans to be provided by the Cooperative Banks should come as refinance from them to Odisha State Cooperative Bank, the

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    Special flights to Goa for holiday rush

    Mumbai: Special flights to Goa from key cities will be operated by Wadia Group-promoted budget carrier GoAir to cater to holiday rush during Christmas and New Year, the airline has said. The additional flights to Goa will be operated from Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad between December 18 and January 5 next year, GoAir said.

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    Secy to give reasons for delay in filling up vacancies:Cab Sec

    New DelhiL: Secretary of a ministry will now have to give reasons for delay in sending proposals for appointments or additional charge arrangements to Prime Minister-led Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC), the government has decided.

  • Tata Comm submits documents for Neotel stake sale

    Mumbai: Tata Communications has submitted the transaction documents for selling majority stake in its subsidiary Neotel’s fixed line assets to Vodafone’s South African subsidiary Vodacom, a filing in the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) said here on Friday.

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    India, Japan sign protocol to amend tax pact

    New Delhi: India and Japan today signed an agreement to amend the convention for double taxation avoidance and prevention of evasion of income tax. The existing convention was signed way back in 1989, a finance ministry statement read.