Free Press Journal
  • Shahid Afridi

    Shahid Afridi becomes first Pakistan Super League pick

    Karachi : Flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi became the first player to be picked in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) after being signed by Peshawar Zalmi on Monday.

  • Gold

    Gold extends gains on global cues, sustained jewellers buying

    New Delhi: Tracking a firming global trend amid pick-up in buying by jewellers, gold further rose by Rs 70 to Rs 25,600 per ten grams at the bullion market today. Silver followed suit and gained another Rs 50 to Rs 33,850 per kg on increased offtake from industrial units and coin-makers.

  • Parupalli Kashyap

    PBL will prepare me for tough international calender: Parupalli Kashyap

    New Delhi : After enduring a frustrating two-month long injury lay off, Parupalli Kashyap is now all set to make a comeback at next month’s Premier badminton League and the ace Indian shuttler said the tournament will provide him much-needed match practice and help his preparation for the new season.

  • FIFA bans Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini for eight years

    Zurich: A FIFA court today banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years after finding them guilty of abusing their positions over a USD 2 million payment that was made to the suspended head of European football.

  • Smartphone-based systems for better driverless cars developed

    London: Researchers have developed two new smartphone-based systems that can accelerate development of driverless cars by identifying a user’s location and orientation in places where GPS does not function. These can also identify the various components of a road scene in real time on a regular camera or smartphone, performing the same job as sensors costing millions.

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    Bug hunter exposes security hole, Facebook cries foul

    New York: A security researcher who unearthed a major Instagram hole has got into trouble with Facebook that accused him of unethical behaviour. Wesley Wineberg, a well-known bug hunter, was checking the vulnerability of an exposed Amazon server when he found a hole that could allow hackers to run code remotely, and submitted a ticket to the bug bounty team, Engadget.com reported.

  • 14 gram almonds daily can boost your health

    New York: Eating a moderate amount of almonds daily can enrich the diets of adults and young children, says a new study. “Almonds are a good source of plant protein — essential fatty acids, vitamin E and magnesium,” said one of the researchers Alyssa Burns from University of Florida in the US.

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    Farhan Akhtar – Shraddha Kapoor croon a duet in Rock On 2

    Farhan Akhtar’s special status as a star-singer seems to have rubbed off on his co-stars. He first got Priyanka Chopra to croon with him in his home production Dil Dhadkane Do. Now he’s got Shraddha Kapoor to croon a duet with him for another home production Rock On 2.

  • Govt brings bankruptcy law to improve ease of doing biz

    New Delhi: Seeking to improve ease of doing business, government today introduced in Parliament the ‘Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2015’ that provides for resolution of insolvency in a timebound manner. The bill aims at promoting investments, leading to higher economic growth. It also provides for setting up of a ‘Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India’ to regulate professionals, agencies and information utilities engaged in resolution of insolvencies of companies, partnership firms and individuals.

  • ‘Modi Jacket’ becoming popular in the country: Kalraj Mishra

    New Delhi: Modi Jacket’, a half sleeve coat often worn by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has become “very popular” among the people in India as well as in some foreign countries, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra said today. Mishra, Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, said in Lok Sabha that there was a time when ‘Jawahar Jacket, worn by former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, was very popular in India.

  • Ram Madhavni-Sonam Kapoor

    After 13 years Ram Madhvani returns with a feature film

    It feels strange to see the maverick ad-maker Ram Madhvani’s trailer of Neerja, a bio-pic on the brave heart airhostess Neerja Bhanot who gave up her life fighting hijackers on board the ill-fated Panam flight on 5 August, 1986 which was hijacked by terrorists.

  • Kareena Kapoor Khan – Arjun Kapoor film to release on April 1 ahead of Shah Rukh’s Fan

    After much deliberation R Balki has locked in on April 1 as the release date for his quirky marital drama Ki And Ka about a working woman and her house husband. This would be the first of Kareena Kapoor Khan’s two offbeat roles in 2016, the other being Abhishek Choubey. Udta Punjabi which opens on 17 June, 2016.

  • Chidambaram

    Govt lack in command over economic situation: Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram today tore into government’s management of economy saying there is “complete lack of direction” with no command over situation and the economy is “stagnant”. Nineteen months into government, he also asked the BJP-led government where are the jobs and private investment promised by the party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Sensex surges

    Value buying buoys markets; Sensex up 175 points

    Mumbai: Value buying, coupled with clarity on the passage of some key economic legislation on the remaining three days of parliament’s winter session, saw Indian equity markets rise on Monday and led a barometer index to gain 175 points during the mid-afternoon trade session.

  • Moody

    New RBI norm for rate calculation credit positive: Moody’s

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank’s new uniform methodology for calculating base rate on marginal cost of funds is ‘credit positive’ for Indian banks as it would ease pressure on their balance sheet, Moody’s said today. “The new guidelines will reduce pressure on the banks’ net interest margins (NIMs), a credit positive,” Moody’s Investors Service said in a statement.

  • Remove addn’l tax in GST, need flexibility issues: Rangarajan

    Hyderabad: The proposed 1 per cent additional tax on inter-state sales is against the spirit of Goods and Services Tax (GST) and that should not be implemented, former RBI Governor C Rangarajan said. “I think GST is a good measure. Certainly that 1 per cent tax, that was contemplated, goes against the spirit of GST, and that should not be implemented,” Rangarajan told PTI here. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had last week hinted

  • SpiceJet

    SpiceJet records highest seat factor among domestic airlines

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet has for the seventh consecutive month reported a seat factor of above 90 per cent in November while national carrier Air India saw seat occupancy going up by over seven per cent during the period, according to DGCA traffic data. Also, regional carrier Air Costa did not operate every fifth of its flight for various reasons in the previous month, according to data released by the aviation regulator