Free Press Journal
  • Uber

    Uber to launch carpool service in Kolkata

    Kolkata: After Bangalore and Delhi, taxi aggregator Uber would launch carpool service here this year, offering at least 30 per cent lower fares to those who share cab rides as part of efforts to check rising pollution.

  • starbucks

    ‘Starbucks closing Jakarta stores until further notice’

    Jakarta: Starbucks is closing all of its Jakarta branches “until further notice”, the global coffee giant said after one of its stores in the Indonesian capital was hit by apparent suicide attacks today.

  • Snapdeal

    Snapdeal launches real estate shopping festival

    New Delhi: Online marketplace Snapdeal today launched a week-long real estate shopping festival offering properties in a price range of Rs 20 lakh to Rs 5 crore. The shopping carnival called ‘Freedom from Rent’, to be held during January 14-20, will feature special project launches and exclusive offers from builders like TVS Emerald, Provident Housing, Runwal Group, Atul enterprises, Lavasa, Central Park, Ajanara Homes, Mahagun India and Gulshan Homz.

  • M Karunanidhi

    Amma defamation case: Karunanidhi to appear before court on Jan. 18

    Chennai: DMK chief M. Karunanidhi will appear before the Chennai court on January 18 in connection with a criminal defamation charge filed against him by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa.

  • india parliament

    Three ex-judges of SC among 16 applicants for Lokpal’s post

    New Delhi: Three ex-Supreme Court judges, a former high court chief justice, one UGC member and an information commissioner are among 16 persons who have applied for the chairmanship of proposed anti corruption body Lokpal.

  • Ahmed Shehzad seeks to upset ‘awesome’ Kiwis

    Wellington: Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad has insisted that his side are well prepared and will display a good performance in the upcoming series against New Zealand.

  • IS issued cryptic warning ahead of Jakarta attacks

    Jakarta: The Islamic State group issued a cryptic warning before multiple blasts hit the Indonesian capital Jakarta today, killing at least four people, police said.

  • train

    79 trains cancelled, 9 running late due to fog

    New Delhi: Foggy weather continued to create disruption in train movement with more than 70 trains remaining cancelled and nine Delhi-bound trains, including Guwahati Rajdhani and Poorva Express, running behind schedule today.

  • India, Pakistan

    India-Pakistan foreign secretary talks rescheduled

    Islamabad: Talks between the foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan scheduled here on Friday have been rescheduled, the Foreign Office announced on Thursday.

  • Aftab-Shivdasani

    It’s difficult to shoot adult-comedy, says Aftab

    Mumbai: Actor Aftab Shivdasani says it was difficult to shoot his upcoming adult comedy film “Kya Kool Hai Hum 3” and he had to make sure that the jokes did not appear vulgar.

  • Liver recovers faster on low-sugar diets

    New York: Liver damage caused by diet high in fat, sugar and cholesterol may be difficult to reverse even if the diet is generally improved, a new study shows. The damage can also lead to more serious health problems, such as cirrhosis or even cancer, the study says.

  • James Faulkner

    Expecting Brisbane pitch to be as flat as Perth: James Faulkner

    Brisbane: Australian all-rounder James Faulkner reckons that the 22-yard strip used at the Gabba for the second ODI against India will also be “flat” but at the same time more “competitive” than the WACA pitch where both teams enjoyed a run-feast.

  • Sania-Martina set record with 29th consecutive win

    Sydney: Top ranked Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis survived a scare to win their 29th consecutive match as a pair here on Thursday, and set a record for most wins in a row in women’s doubles. The Indo-Swiss pair won 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 against Romanian Raluca Olaru and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan in Court 1 to enter the final of the Sydney International.

  • Chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani

    RCom gets green signal from bourses on Sistema deal

    New Delhi: Reliance Communications (RCom) today said stock exchanges BSE and NSE gave their go-ahead to its deal to acquire Russian conglomerate Sistema’s Indian telecom unit, Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd (SSTL).

  • indian economy

    Decline in Indian market due to weak Chinese economy

    New Delhi: Market expert Akash Jindal on Thursday said the decline in Indian market is a result of weak Chinese economy as well as crude oil price being a twelve-year low.