Free Press Journal
  • Anand Sharma

    Congress lashes out at PM Modi for unscheduled Pak visit

    New Delhi: The Congress Party on Friday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his sudden detour to Lahore for attending Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif’s birthday, saying the “unannounced visit cannot be termed statesman like” as the former hasn’t done anything to promote India’s national interest.

  • narendra modi

    PM Narendra Modi departs from Lahore

    Lahore: After paying a brief but symbolically significant visit to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on his birthday here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed for New Delhi late on Friday evening.

  • mumbai police

    15 cases solved with arrest of 6 men, claims Mumbai police

    Mumbai: The crime branch of Mumbai police today claimed to have solved 15 cases of robbery and other offences in the city following the arrest of six members of a robbers’ gang including a most wanted criminal. The persons, identified as Suresh Shinde alias Bansi Pawar (50), Ganesh Shinde alias Balbim (55), Rajendra Kale alias Papya, Rajendra Pawar alias Raja (43), Bachindra Shinde (55) and Dattaray Ghagde (36), were arrested earlier this week.

  • Sudheendra Kulkarni

    PM has taken a “courageous” step: Sudheendra Kulkarni

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a “courageous step” in boosting bilateral ties between India and Pakistan by his surprise visit to Lahore today, chairman of Observer Research Foundation Sudheendra Kulkarni said here today. Kulkarni, who faced an ink attack by Shiv Sena workers for hosting former Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri in Mumbai in October, said Modi’s Pakistan visit is a “big thing” in improving bilateral ties.

  • Fadnavis for 10-yr rural service by med grads, MARD opposes

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) today opposed Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ suggestion that 10 years of service in rural areas should be made compulsory for medical graduates from government colleges in the state.

  • 4G Reliance

    RJio gears up for mega 4G launch for employees

    New Delhi: Reliance Jio is gearing up for the mega launch event of its 4G service for its employees with offers like free subscription till commercial roll out and steep discount on handsets. “For the first time in India’s corporate history, an employee launch will see 35,000 strong attending the event at the venue itself. Over 1 lakh employees would attend an event on physical and virtual platforms who can avail free 4G

  • onion

    Onion exports fall 18% during Apr-Sep on govt restrictions

    New Delhi: Onion exports declined by 18 per cent to 4.86 lakh tonnes in the first half of the fiscal on the government’s steps to curb outbound shipments. The exports stood at 4,85,930.51 tonnes during April- September period of the current 2015-16 fiscal compared with 5,89,900.89 tonnes in the corresponding period of the previous year, according to data compiled by National Horticultural Research and Development Foundation (NHRDF). Exports dipped during the first six

  • Air India connects Mumbai to Surat and Gwalior

    Mumbai: National passenger carrier Air India on Friday increased its regional connectivity by commencing flight operations to Surat and Gwalior from Mumbai.

  • Eddie Redmayne, wife Hannah Bagshawe expecting first child

    Los Angeles: Actor Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe are expecting their first child. The Oscar-winning British actor, who recently celebrated his first wedding anniversary, have not made any official announcement, reported Entertainment Weekly.

  • Russia, Qatar to encourage Syrian opposition to talk to govt

    Moscow:  Russia and Qatar have agreed on steps to encourage the Syrian opposition to sit down for talks with the Syrian government, the Russian foreign minister said
    today. Russia is a staunch supporter of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who Qatar and other Middle East countries accuse of war crimes.

  • In-form Marsh makes way for Khawaja in Boxing Day Test

    Melbourne: Left handed batsman Shaun Marsh was dropped from Australia’s starting XI to make way for the returning Usman Khawaja for Saturday’s Boxing Day Test against the West Indies at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

  • Iraq’s top Shiite cleric calls for release of Qatari hunters

    Baghdad: Iraq’s top Shiite cleric has denounced the abduction earlier this month of up to 26 falconry hunters from Qatar who were seized by gunmen in a remote desert area in southern Iraq. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani says such acts are against the “religious laws and the moral principles of Iraqis and  affect the reputation of the country.”

  • S Sudan President creates 28 new states, threat to peace

    Juba: South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir made a Christmas Eve decree dissolving the nation’s 10 states and creating 28 new ones, a move which critics say threatens the peace deal signed in August to end the country’s two-year civil war.

  • Richa Chadha

    Doing totally different role in Sarbjit: Richa Chadda

    Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadda says she will be doing something “different” in upcoming Biopic “Sarbjit”. After “Mary Kom”, Omung Kumar is working on another biopic based on the life of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian farmer who was convicted of terrorism and spying in Pakistan. The film will see Randeep Hooda playing the title role while Richa will be seen essaying the role of his wife Sukhpreet Kaur.

  • Siddharth Mallya

    I have never been fascinated by Bollywood: Sid Mallya

    Mumbai: Sid Mallya, son of business mogul Vijay Mallya, who is all set to make his acting debut in independent filmmaker Qaushiq Mukherjee’s film “Brahman Naman”, is not fascinated by the Bollywood industry.

  • Prachi Desai

    Emraan’s sense of humour has become more nasty: Prachi Desai

    New Delhi: After “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai”, Prachi Desai is working with Emraan Hashmi again in “Azhar”. The actress says with the time clock moving ahead shooting with him has only become better, adding that the actor’s sense of humour has also graduated to the next level.

  • China-backed AIIB formally established in Beijing

    Beijing:  China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in which India is a founder member along with other 56 countries was today formally established here and expected to start operation next month. “The AIIB is legally established as the Articles of Agreement take effect today,” China’s Finance Minister Lou Jiwei said.

  • Jennifer Lawrence visits children’s hospital in hometown

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence paid a surprise visit to Kosair Children’s Hospital in her hometown in Kentucky. The 25-year-old Oscar winning actress remained low key in gray T-shirt during her visit, reported Aceshowbiz.

  • Govt may impose anti-dumping duty on mulberry raw silk imports

    New Delhi: The government is expected to impose anti-dumping duty of USD 1.85 (about Rs 122) per kg on imports of mulberry raw silk from China, a move aimed at protecting the domestic industry from cheap in-bound shipments. The Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) during its investigation has concluded that “mulberry raw silk of grade 3A and below” have been exported to India from China below its normal value and