Free Press Journal
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    CBFC revamp need of the hour: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

    New Delhi: The government’s initiative to revamp the framework within which the country’s film censorship board functions is a welcome move and the “need of the hour”, says National Award winning filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.

  • Mining baron Anil Salgaoncar passes away

    Panaji: Goa-based mining baron Anil Salgaoncar passed away today at a hospital in Singapore after brief illness, family sources said. 75-year-old mining magnet and the owner of Salgaoncar Mining Industries Private Limited firm passed away this morning in Singapore, family sources confirmed to PTI. The details about the funeral have not been not disclosed by his family.

  • NDA’s stubborn attitude responsible for GST delay: Congress

    New Delhi: Blaming NDA’s ‘stubborn and unbending’ attitude for the GST logjam, Congress today said the ball was in the government’s court even as it targeted the ruling dispensation over the handling of economy, which the party claimed was “stuck in a groove”.

  • Pristine Pan Asian restaurants in Mumbai

    Asian cuisine is a sum of many complex flavours with a heavenly amalgam of spices. The style of cooking is a blend of quick stir frying, steaming and deep frying that offers a satiating experience to your taste buds. In order to indulge in this glorious fare we take you through the best Pan Asian restaurants in the city.

  • Volkswagen’s Pune plant rolls out record 1.23L units in 2015

    Mumbai: Volkswagen, under the regulatory scanner for cheating on emission tests here as well as elsewhere in the world, today said its Indian unit had recorded its best-ever production of 1,23,456 units at its Pune plant in 2015, up 10 per cent from the previous year. “In 2015, we rolled out 1,23,456 cars from the production facility at Chakan. These were 12,012 units or 10 per cent more than the comparable numbers in

  • New coins for 2016 to feature Shakespeare and Beatrix Potter

    London: Images representing Shakespeare plays and Beatrix Potter tales will be among those featuring on new coins in the UK in 2016 to give a snapshot of the country over the past 1,000 years, the Royal Mint said today. The histories, comedies and tragedies of Shakespeare will be depicted on 2 pound coins, 400 years after his death.

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    Rahat Fateh Ali Khan deported from Hyderabad airport

    Hyderabad: Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was deported soon after he landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here for not fulfilling immigration conditions. The singer, who had directly landed here from Abu Dhabi to participate in a programme organised at a city-based hotel last night as part of the New Year eve celebrations, was sent back as Pakistani nationals are only allowed to enter the country through Delhi and Mumbai, according to

  • Happiness, success: B-Town’s New Year wish for all

    Mumbai: From singing legend Lata Mangeshkar to cine stars Amitabh Bachchan, Anil Kapoor and Akshay Kumar — Bollywood celebrities have wished their fans and loved ones a “Happy New Year” hoping that 2016 brings in happiness, love, good health and success in everyone’s life.

  • Govt to make LPG available to all in 3 years

    New Delhi: Government today declared 2016 as the ‘Year of LPG Consumers’ while unveiling plans to make the clean cooking fuel available to all households by end of 2018 and roll out online bill payment facility and transparent gas cylinders.

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    Don’t effect fresh demand against Vodafone for 2011-12: HC to IT

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court has directed the income tax department not to give effect to any fresh assessment order it passes against Vodafone for 2011-12 till February 18, when its plea against a dispute resolution panel’s decision to disallow exemptions amounting to over Rs 2800 crore is taken up.

  • Aviation stocks fly high on ATF price cut; gain up to 9.5%

    Mumbai: Aviation stocks were in limelight today, surging by up to 9.5 per cent, after ATF or jet fuel price was slashed by 10 per cent. Shares of SpiceJet zoomed 9.44 per cent to end at Rs 82.35 on BSE. Similarly, InterGlobe Aviation surged 8.73 per cent to Rs 1,341.75 and Jet Airways jumped 8.28 per cent to Rs 760.60 at close of trade.

  • Truckers willing to operate vulnerable in Goa’s mining zone

    Panaji: Even as a section of truck owners are agreeing to resume the iron ore exports in Goa, the fear of getting attacked is keeping them at bay despite mounting debts to the local banks. The Goa government has already renewed leases of the mining companies allowing them for fresh extraction and exports.

  • E-commerce revenue may touch $38 bn in 2016: Assocham

    New Delhi: India’s e-commerce market is likely to touch USD 38 billion mark in 2016, a massive jump over the USD 23 billion revenues clocked by the industry in 2015, according to an Assocham study. “Increasing internet and mobile penetration, growing acceptability of online payments and favourable demographics have provided…the unique opportunity to companies to connect with their customers,” said the study.

  • Govt may extend antidumping duty on Chinese melamine

    New Delhi: Government may further extend antidumping duty on melamine imports from China to protect domestic industry from cheap inbound shipments of the substance used in beauty and utility products. In the final findings of the second sunset review, the Directorate General of Anti-dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD), has said that there is “continued dumping” of the chemical product from China which is causing injury to the domestic industry.

  • Striker Daniel Sturridge could return for Liverpool

    London: Liverpool FC head coach Jurgen Klopp has revealed striker Daniel Sturridge could make a return in Saturday’s English Premier League (EPL) clash against West Ham United but ruled out midfielder James Milner and forward Divock Origi.

  • Govt sets up panel to revamp controversy-ridden Censor Board

    New Delhi: The government today constituted a committee headed by eminent filmmaker Shyam Benegal to look into the revamp of the Censor Board, functioning of which has been mired in controversies in recent past. The panel, which would submit its report in two months, includes filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, adman Piyush Pandey and film critic Bhawana Somaaya.

  • Aamir will be under huge pressure: Ramiz Raja

    Karachi: Pakistan’s former Test captain Ramiz Raja feels Muhammad Aamir will be under tremendous pressure when he makes a comeback to international cricket in the limited-overs series against New Zealand.

  • Saudi says 3 civilians killed in missile fire from Yemen

    Riyadh: Three civilians including two children have been killed in cross-border missile attacks from Yemen on a residential area in southwestern Saudi Arabia, civil defence authorities said.

  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif announces Amnesty scheme

    Karachi: Pakistan Prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif on Friday is all set to announce his second amnesty scheme which will bring people under the tax net.

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    18 killed in Egypt ferry capsize

    Cairo: At least 18 people were killed when a ferry capsized in the river Nile, sources said on Friday.