Free Press Journal
  • Court asks CBI to file reply on Peter’s bail plea by Jan 16

    Mumbai: A special CBI court here today directed the central probe agency to file its reply on the bail application filed by former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested in the Sheena Bora murder case, by January 16. Special Judge H S Mahajan adjourned the bail hearing till January 16 after CBI informed the court that they will file their reply by that date.

  • Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Act, 2015, notified

    New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said it has notified the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to clarify the jurisdictional issue for filing of cheque dishonour cases that was approved by parliament in its recent Winter Session.

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    Northern Ireland medics fear prison over abortion advice

    Edinburgh: Medical staff in Northern Ireland are operating in a “climate of fear”, worried about the threat of imprisonment if they offer advice to women seeking an abortion, the media reported on Tuesday.

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    Men know their minds less than women: Katrina Kaif

    Mumbai: There is a popular saying that “women’s minds are difficult to read” but actress Katrina Kaif disagrees. During the trailer launch of “Fitoor”, when the actress was asked if she agrees with the saying, she said: “No I completely disagree. I think that women know more than men. I can only speak for myself. Well I can say I know my mind.”

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    B-Town’s ‘Mastani’ turns 30, gets wishes galore from celebs

    Mumbai: Deepika Padukone, who has mesmerised the audience as Mastani in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film “Bajirao Mastani”, turned 30 on Tuesday. The actress has received birthday wishes galore from her friends and colleagues in the Bollywood fraternity.

  • ‘Dilwale’ grosses Rs 338.75 crore at the box office

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer “Dilwale” has earned Rs 338.75 crore worldwide since its release on December 18, according to the producers. Its India gross is Rs 187.25 crore while overseas gross is Rs 151.50 crore, the Red Chillies Entertainments said in a statement.

  • New home launches fall by 14% in Delhi-NCR during 2015

    New Delhi: Launches of new homes fell by 14 per cent in the Delhi-NCR market during last year to nearly 23,000 units due to slowdown in demand, according to Cushman & Wakefield. The launches of new homes fell from 26,802 units in 2014 to 22,979 flats in 2015.

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    ‘Dearth of women in India’s semiconductors industry’

    Kolkata: There is a dearth of women in the semiconductors industry in India, top women entrepreneurs and experts said here on Tuesday, stressing on interventions by employers to prevent “drop-offs”. A part of the electronics industry, semiconductors in India is considered niche and the presence of women is even less, according to Rituparna Mandal of Mediatek.

  • Pak raised marine battalion for security of Chinese experts in Gwadar

    Islamabad: Pakistan Navy has raised a special marine battalion to provide security to Chinese engineers and workers at the strategic Gwadar Port being developed by China under the USD 46 billion economic corridor project that will give the Communist giant access to the Arabian Sea.

  • Happy that Ashwin is back in great form: M S Dhoni

    Mumbai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is happy that team’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has pulled himself out of a form slump and has become “an asset” for the Indian cricket team. “Ashwin is a thinking cricketer. His performance went down a bit and he was criticised for doing too many things, but I am glad he has come back well and he is an asset. I have used him in all slots – from

  • Tons against Proteas a boost before Australia tour: Rahane

    Mumbai: India star batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Tuesday said the two centuries he scored against South Africa in final Test in Delhi has given him great confidence to perform even better in the upcoming limited-overs series against Australia.

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    India should aim for Asian top 10: Bhaichung Bhutia

    Kolkata: Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Tuesday said the national team should target being among the top 10 countries in Asia, and believes improvement could only be achieved through the success of the under-15 and the under-17 teams.

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    300 NSG commandos use smart weapons to combat terrorists

    New Delhi: About 300 ‘black cat’ commandos of the elite counter-terror force, NSG, deployed an assortment of most sophisticated assault weapons and “buster” ammunition tools to neutralise the terrorists who had sneaked into the Air Force base in the border town of Pathankot.

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    Sharif promises Modi to act against Pathankot attackers 

    New Delhi: Dialling Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Sri Lanka, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday promised “prompt and decision action” against terrorists linked to the attack on the IAF base in Pathankot in Punjab.

  • TCS techie case: HC admits Sanap’s appeal against death penalty

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today admitted an appeal filed by Chandrabhan Sanap, convicted in the rape and murder case of a Hyderabad techie, challenging the death penalty awarded to him by a special court last year. A special court had on October 30 last year convicted Sanap for raping and murdering a 23-year-old TCS techie, after picking her up from suburban Lokmanya Tilak Terminus under the false promise of dropping her

  • Received no money as DDCA Chief: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today told a Delhi court that he had not received any money from anybody during his tenure as DDCA President and charged Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with deflecting attention from CBI probe “against a particular person” working with him. Jaitley alleged that Kejriwal and five other AAP leaders – Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Sanjay Singh, Raghav Chadha and Deepak Bajpai – had falsely stated that as the then

  • Modi discusses oil & gas investments with global experts

    New Delhi: With 11-year low oil price forcing oil and gas producers to cut spending, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today brainstormed with global experts on ways to attract investments and raise domestic production. Modi, in a two-hour long meeting with experts including BP Group chief executive Bob Dudley and International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol, discussed steps needed to give fillip to domestic oil and gas sector where no major discovery

  • Xcode Life Sciences partners Diasem Healthcare

    Xcode Life Sciences partners Diasem Healthcare to provide a comprehensive DNA program to focus on providing inclusive services on Nutrition, Health and Fitness.

  • Reliance Asset get nod to buy Goldman Sachs’s Indian fund arm

    Mumbai: Reliance Capital Asset Management, part of the Anil Ambani-led group, on Tuesday said it has got the Competition Commission of India’s nod for acquiring Goldman Sachs’s onshore business in India like mutual funds and exchange-traded funds.

  • ICC to continue U-19 WC preparation despite Australia’s withdrawal

    Dubai : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that they will continue to prepare for this month’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh despite the withdrawal of the Australian team from the event, citing security and safety concerns.