Free Press Journal
  • Sensex

    Equity markets slump for second successive week; down over 2%

    Mumbai: Declining for the second week in a row, both the benchmark indices — BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty — ended with losses of over 2 per cent due to intense selling pressure. The week saw market momentum veering on global cues and was further agonized by domestic stumbling blocks.

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    Dhanush’s next titled ‘Kodi’

    Chennai: Actor-producer Dhanush’s next Tamil outing has been titled “Kodi” and it’s rumoured to be a political thriller. It was officially launched here on Friday.

  • Directing Dilip Kumar was evolving process for me: Ghai

    Mumbai: Veteran filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who directed Dilip Kumar in films like “Vidhaata”, “Karma” and “Saudagar”, says working with the legendary actor has been an “evolving process” for him.

  • Shinzo Abe

    Public, private sectors of Japan to work in unison for growth of India, says PM Abe

    New Delhi: Holding a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after summit level talks at Hyderabad House here on Saturday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said with a view to supporting growth of India, both public and private sectors of Japan would act in unison.

  • HC levies fine on polytechnic

    Madurai: Condemning the management of a private polytechnic for not providing subsistence allowance to a suspended employee, the Madras High court levied a fine of Rs 25,000 on it with a direction to pay the money to the Government rehabilitation home for leprosy patients.

  • mergers and acquisition

    CCI seeks public scrutiny of Rs 500-crore PVR-DT Cinemas deal

    New Delhi: Fair trade regulator CCI has sought comments from the public on movie theatre chain PVR’s proposed Rs 500-crore worth acquisition of DT Cinemas, after finding that prima-facie the deal was likely to adversely impact competition. This is at least the third time in a little over a year that Competition Commission of India (CCI) has put a major deal for public scrutiny.

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    Allahabad HC summons officials on pollution in bird sanctuary

    Agra: The Allahabad High Court has summoned Uttar Pradesh government officials of Agra district to explain why a leather shoe industry cluster was being sited close to the eco-sensitive Soor Sarovar Bird Sanctuary. The sanctuary is situated on the Agra-Delhi highway, along the Yamuna river.

  • United Nations

    India asks developed countries to honour their commitments

    United Nations: India has asked developed countries to honour their commitments towards development assistance, particularly to least developed nations, stressing that efforts to achieve poverty eradication should be based on the principles of social justice and equity.

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    Kane Williamson in elite set as New Zealand take control

    Dunedin: Kane Williamson joined the elite 1,000 runs-a-year club today as New Zealand built a commanding 308-run lead over Sri Lanka with two days remaining in the first Test in Dunedin. Only the threat of rain and a flattening pitch loomed as possible barricades for New Zealand, who closed day three on 171 for one with nine wickets in hand. Tom Latham was on 72 with master batsman Williamson on 48.

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    Tougher measures demanded after bowler’s Pakistan race blast

    London: An anti-racism campaigner has called on the England and Wales Cricket Board to get tougher on abuse after Somerset bowler Craig Overton was only given a two-match ban for allegedly telling a Pakistan-born opponent to “go back to your own f***ing country”.

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    Farmers’ leader Sharad Joshi passes away

    Pune: Eminent farmers’ leader and founder of ‘Shetkari Sanghatana’ Sharad Joshi died of old age here today. He was 81. Joshi floated Shetkari Sanghatana in 1979 to fight for farmers’ cause and hogged limelight with an agitation of onion growers in 1980 to demand remunerative prices for the produce. He was also member of Rajya Sabha from 2004-10. Joshi is survived by two daughters settled abroad.

  • CJI says ordinance to make arbitration law more effective in offing

    New Delhi: A new-look arbitration law to give more teeth to the alternative dispute resolution mechanism is in the offing. An ordinance to amend the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996, is expected to be announced soon.

  • Roger Federer

    Roger Federer to join forces with Martina Hingis at Rio Olympics

    Johannesburg: Swiss maestro Roger Federer has confirmed that he will team up with compatriot Grand Slam winning star Martina Hingis in the mixed doubles event of next year’s Rio Olympics. The 17-time Grand Slam champion said that he would play with Martina in the mixed, adding that he was very excited about the pairing as he hadn’t played with the latter in 15 years, Sport24 reported.

  • Traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar national highway

    Jammu: The Jammu-Srinagar national highway was restored for vehicular traffic on Saturday with restrictions after remaining closed due to obstructions at multiple places caused by snowfall and intermittent rains in the state on Friday. Shooting stones and accumulated snow had blocked the road on Friday at many places, leading to the closure of this strategic highway.

  • Ramesh Chennithala

    11 held for Kerala school girls’ rape: Minister

    Thiruvananthapuram: Eleven people, most of them school students, were taken into police custody following complaints of two schoolgirls being raped in Pathanamthitta district, a Kerala minister said on Saturday. The incident came to light a few days ago after complaints from the victims and the school authorities.

  • Trial run of Kochi Metro in February

    Kochi: The trial run of the Rs.5,180 crore Kochi Metro project, expected to resolve the travel woes in Kerala’s commercial capital, is likely in February 2016, an official said on Saturday. Kochi Metro MD Elias George told reporters here that they are working overtime to ensure that all things fall into place. “The coaches will arrive later this month and the trial run is planned to take place in February,” said George.

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    Jayalalithaa grants solatium

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today granted a solatium of Rs four lakh each to the kin of 23 people killed in rain-related incidents in the State.

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    Two sentenced for life in rape case

    Ballia (UP): Two persons were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here in a 10-year-old rape case. Additional District Judge Vinod Kumar held the duo guilty yesterday and also imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 each on them. In June 2005, a Dalit woman was raped by Pramod Gupta and Satish in Nagra area, according to the prosecution.

  • India, Japan ink MoU on peaceful use of n-energy

    New Delhi: India on Saturday inked an MoU with Japan on civil nuclear energy and announced that the deal was not just about commerce and clean energy but also a sign of mutual confidence and partnership for a secure world. The MoU was inked by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe.

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    Women in Saudi Arabia vote for first time

    Riyadh: Municipal elections began on Saturday in Saudi Arabia in which women cast their votes for the first time. Women also stood as candidates, another first, despite the conservative kingdom being the only nation where women were not allowed to drive, BBC reported. A total of 978 women have registered as candidates, alongside 5,938 men.