Free Press Journal
  • IRDAI can direct insurer to get listed

    Chennai: The Indian insurance regulator has the power to direct any general/health/reinsurer to get listed in a stock exchange if the situation warrants, as per the IRDAI (Issuance of Capital by Indian Insurance Companies transacting other than Life Insurance Business) Regulations, 2015.

  • Black box of crashed BSF plane recovered

    New Delhi: Black box of the Border Security Force (BSF) plane (B 200 Super King) which crashed through the boundary wall of the Delhi airport, was recovered here, sources said. According to reports, the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorders in the black boxes are being studied to know what transpired inside the cockpit and the passenger area before it crashed.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Modi arrives in Moscow to attend 16th Annual Summit

    Moscow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed in the Russian capital for the Sixteenth Annual Summit on Wednesday. The Prime Minister would shortly attend a private dinner hosted by the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Treebo launches unique crowdsourced quality audit program

    Bangalore: Bangalore based tech-enabled budget hotel start-up Treebo today announced the launch of a unique initiative under which it would leverage crowdsourcing to audit the quality at its hotels.

  • Kapil compares ‘crowd puller’ Yuvraj to McEnroe, Maradona

    New Delhi: India’s first World Cup-winning captain Kapil Dev expressed delight on Wednesday at Yuvraj Singh’s inclusion in the Twenty20 squad, adding that the swashbuckling left-hander has the ability to draw people to watch the game like other sporting greats John McEnroe and Diego Maradona.

  • Hindu Mahasabha leader sets Dawood’s car on fire in UP 

    Ghaziabad: A car belonging to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, which was auctioned recently in Mumbai, was on Wednesday set afire by a Hindu Mahasabha leader in Indirapuram in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Sonam Kapoor

    Stand up for a cause even if it leads to protest: Sonam Kapoor

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor says it is important to stand up for a cause even if it results in protests. Sonam, 30, said sometimes it is scary to support the right side as things might get out of hand. “Going on Twitter, standing up for the right side, it’s scary because then you have a lot of people being negative, the media might not take it the right way, you might have ‘morchas’

  • Rajan for calibrated policies to offset US, China developments

    Mumbai: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said domestic policies need to be carefully calibrated to withstand global headwinds due to China’s slowdown and the US rate hike, even though India remains “relatively better placed” to handle volatilities. “The recent Fed Fund rate hike and the developments in China call for a careful calibration of domestic policies to withstand global headwinds,” Rajan said in the latest Financial Stability Report (FSR).

  • salman-khan-verdict

    Salman case: Activists, legal experts hail Govt decision

    Mumbai: Some legal experts and activists here today welcomed the Maharashtra Government’s decision to challenge in the Supreme Court the Bombay High Court’s verdict acquitting Bollywood super star Salman Khan of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case. Former DGP D Sivanandan said this decision was “in tandem with the public perception.”

  • Sooraj Pancholi prefers to stay mum on Jiah Khan case

    Mumbai: Actor Sooraj Pancholi, who has been booked for abetment to suicide in the death of US-born actress Jiah Khan, says he does not want to “mess” up anything by commenting on the ongoing case.

  • Ali Fazal discussed Marlon Brando with Coppola

    Mumbai: Indian actor Ali Fazal, who met “The Godfather” director Francis Ford Coppola at the 15th Marrakech Film Festival earlier this month, says they discussed legendary actor Marlon Brando and his craft. Coppola was the jury president at the gala, while Ali was present there with the team of his film “For Here Or To Go?”, which also features actors like Omi Vaidya and Rajit Kapur.

  • Provide women clean public toilets, HC tells civic bodies

    Mumbai: A woman has the right to have a safe and clean toilet at all convenient places which in a way impacts their right to live with human dignity, the Bombay High Court today said while issuing several guidelines to be implemented by all municipal corporations in Maharashtra.

  • After DDCA row, Gill now drags Jaitley in HI affairs

    New Delhi: Seeking to put further pressure on Arun Jaitley, banned Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) president KPS Gill today dragged the Union Finance Minister into the affairs of Hockey India, urging the Delhi government to probe into the BJP stalwart’s “conflict of interest” in the national hockey body.

  • Threats to editors, journos:PCI seeks report from Manipur govt

    New Delhi: Expressing grave concern over death threats to editors and working journalists in Manipur from some underground and banned organisations, Press Council of India has sought a report from the state government regarding the matter. Taking suo-motu cognisance of the incidents, the panel is also contemplating sending a sub-committee to assess the situation.

  • Hate speech: HC directs Natesan to surrender by Jan 12

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court today directed SNDP leader Vellapally Natesan to surrender before the investigating officer on or before January 12 in connection with the case registered against him for making an alleged communal hate speech at Aluva last month. The direction was given by Justice P Bhavadasan while considering the anticipatory bail application filed by Natesan, General Secretary of Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam, an organisation of backward Ezhava community.

  • Sit down for a delectable ‘Christmas Brunch’

    There’s nothing more exciting than celebrating Christmas over a delicious and hearty brunch. With a spread of slow roast turkey and many more delectable dishes paired harmoniously with the right spirits is all you need to get your Christmas shining. So come over with friends and family at these luxury diners to satiate your sinful indulgences.

  • Depression

    Treatment-resistant depression may point to brain tumour

    London: Psychiatric symptoms such as mania, depression, hallucinations and anxiety disorders even without any neurological signs may indicate a brain tumour, a new study suggests. A 54-year-old woman, who was thought to have treatment-resistant depression, was later found to have a tumour in her brain, researchers said.

  • DDCA Row: BJP MP Kirti Azad suspended

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday suspended MP Kirti Azad, who has alleged large-scale corruption in Delhi’s cricket body when it was headed by now Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

  • Smartphones

    New algorithm could turn your smartphone into 3D scanner

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new algorithm that could turn off-the-shelf digital cameras and smartphones into high-quality 3D scanners. “One of the things my lab has been focusing on is getting 3D image capture from relatively low-cost components,” said Gabriel Taubin, a professor at Brown University in US.