Free Press Journal
  • Dawood visits Pak but not a resident, says media group chief

    Mumbai: Fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim does not live in Pakistan though he reportedly visits the country often, CEO of a leading media group based in Karachi said here today. “As far as I know, Dawood Ibrahim is not a resident of Pakistan. I am told he visits Pakistan regularly. I am told he spends time in Dubai and South Africa,” Hameed Haroon, CEO of Dawn Media Group, said.

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    Mumbai shivers as min temperature dips 6 deg C below normal

    Mumbai: The country’s financial capital has been witnessing lower than normal average temperatures for the last three days, an unusual phenomenon since a decade, a Regional Meteorology Centre official said here today. Today, Mumbai recorded minimum temperature of 11.4 degrees Celsius, which was six degrees below the normal for the month of December. The minimum usually is 17 degrees Celsius at this time of the year.

  • Looking forward to see Salman as wrestler in ‘Sultan’:Ashutosh

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikar says he is looking forward to see Salman Khan as a wrestler sports drama film “Sultan”. “I wish him (Salman) all the success in the coming year. I look forward to see him as a wrestler in ‘Sultan’,” Ashutosh told reporters here on the sidelines of “Star Wars” screening.

  • SAFF Cup: Maldives beat Bhutan 3-1

    Thiruvananthapuram: Maldives put up an impressive performance to beat Bhutan 3-1 in a South Asian Football Federation championship game at the Trivandrum International Stadium here on Thursday. Ahmed Imaaz, Assadhulla Abdulla and Ali Ashfaq scored for Maldives while Tshering Dorji was the only one to get on the score sheet for Bhutan.

  • Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra feels encouraged by ‘Mirzya’ logo praise

    Mumbai: Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says he feels encouraged by the response that the logo teaser of his next film, “Mirzya” has generated. “Overall, people have tremendously praised it (the logo teaser) and have liked it. This definitely provides an encouragement. It seems that the hard work done on it by everyone has come across successfully,” Mehra said at a special screening of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” here on Wednesday. Some of

  • Tottenham striker Njie to be out of action until March

    London: English football club Tottenham Hotspurs’ head coach Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that striker Clinton Njie is expected to be out of action until March. The forward underwent surgery last week after damaging ligaments during Spurs’ 4-1 Europa League victory against Monaco earlier this month.

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    Irrfan Khan excited to work with Waheeda Rehman 

    Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan will be sharing screen space with veteran star Waheeda Rehman in his next project “The Song Of Scorpions”. Humbled by the opportunity, the internationally acclaimed star says working with the cine icon is “like flash back merging into present”.

  • West Ham winger Jarvis joins Norwich on permanent deal

    London: Norwich City on Thursday announced that the English football club has agreed to a deal to sign West Ham United winger Matt Jarvis on a three-and-a-half-year contract from Saturday for an undisclosed fee.

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    ‘Black Day’ observed in UP against juvenile offender’s release

    Lucknow: People from all walks of life today gathered here to observe ‘Black Day’ to protest against the release of the youngest convict of the horrific December 16 gang rape case. The protest programme was organised by the daughter-in-law of Samajwadi supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav in Gomti Nagar area here, where people released ‘black’ balloons to register their protest and also burnt an effigy of the juvenile offender.

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    Ambulance with critical patient blocked for Mamata convoy?

    Kolkata: An ambulance carrying a patient who suffered a heart attack was allegedly held up by police on an expressway from where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s convoy was expected to pass through.

  • Congress slams Modi over national anthem faux pas

    New Delhi: In a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for walking past the guard of honour while Indian national Anthem was being played in Moscow, the Congress today said he has “forgotten” what it sounds like due to his frequent foreign visits and the nation was “deeply hurt” over the “unprecedented” incident. “Modi signs on National Flag and violates Flag Code. Now walks away when Indian National Anthem is being played

  • 400 coal thieves attack CISF team, jawans fire in air

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Over 400 suspected coal thieves, armed with traditional weapons and allegedly stealing coal from Kapasara colliery near Jharkhand-West Bengal boarder, today charged at CISF patrolling team who fired five rounds in air to thwart their attack, police said. According to police, over 400 coal thieves, equipped with traditional weapons, were stealing coal from Eastern Coalfield Ltd’s (ECL) Kapasara colliery.

  • Modi holds talks with Putin

    Moscow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin today held the annual India-Russia Summit here to further strengthen the already close bilateral strategic partnership. Modi, who arrived here yesterday on a two-day visit, held talks with Putin during a restricted meeting in Kremlin to begin the 16th India-Russia Summit.

  • FIPB to consider 9 FDI proposals next week

    New Delhi: Inter-ministerial body FIPB will take up 9 foreign investment proposals, including those of insurance companies HDFC Standard Life Insurance and Aviva Life Insurance Company, on December 29. The meeting of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), to be chaired by Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das, will also consider proposals of Tata Sikorsky Aerospace Ltd, Sharekhan Ltd, Quantum Simulators Pvt Ltd and SunE Solar BV.

  • Another ‘missing’ Malwani youth returns home

    Mumbai: A day after Wajid Shaikh, one of the ‘missing’ youths suspected to have joined the Islamic State (IS), returned to Mumbai, another untraceable youth, Noor Mohammed, also from suburban Malwani, came back home today, police said.

  • India-Russia annual summit gets underway

    Moscow: The 16th annual India-Russia summit got underway in the Kremlin here on Thursday between visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

  • Bullet train projects: A $51 bn gold mine in making for MSMEs

    Mumbai: The proposed Rs 98,000-crore Mumbai- Ahmedabad bullet project along with the diamond quadrilateral project that seeks to build 6,000 km of high-speed rail network, can create a whopping USD 51 billion business opportunity for the MSME sector, says a report.

  • UK, US issue alert over threats to westerners in Beijing

    London: The UK and US governments have issued a warning about possible threats against Westerners in the Chinese capital on or around Christmas Day. British and US officials say they have received information of possible threats in Sanlintun, which is a busy bar and shopping district.

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    CWG-related graft case: Court accepts CBI’s closure report

    New Delhi: A special court has accepted the CBI’s closure report in a corruption case pertaining to alleged irregularities in construction of new sports facility block and renovation of Talkatora Stadium for the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games (CWG).