Free Press Journal
  • ‘The Look of Silence’ wins Top Documentary Award

    New York: Director Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence”, based on the examination of the Indonesian genocide of the 1960s, has won the Top Documentary Award at the 9th Annual Cinema Eye Honours. “The Look of Silence” also won the Directing Award for Oppenheimer and the Outstanding Production honour for Signe Byrge SA Rensen, reports variety.com.

  • Redmayne, Fassbender ‘honoured’, ‘grateful’ over Oscar nomination

    Mumbai: Hollywood actors Eddie Redmayne and Michael Fassbender, who have been nominated in the Actor in a Leading Role category of the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, have thanked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for recognising their work.  The nominations for the 2016 Oscars were announced on Thursday.

  • Malda violence: Bajrang Dal protests against Mamata in Delhi

    New Delhi: Hindu radical outfit, Bajrang Dal on Friday, protested outside the Banga Bhawan in the national capital against the Malda violence and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

  • Rawat aims to break Yadav’s Mumbai Marathon course record

    Mumbai: Indian long distance runner Nitendra Singh Rawat on Friday said he is confident of breaking the current course record of 2:16.59 hours set by Ram Singh Yadav in 2012, when he competes in the 13th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, to be held here on January 17.

  • PFRDA to organise NPS Service Week from Feb 1-6

    New Delhi: Pension fund regulator PFRDA will organise a week-long service-oriented campaign, aimed at building awareness and improving information dissemination towards flagship National Pension System (NPS), from February 1. Pension Fund Regulatory And Development Authority (PFRDA), which will be completing two years of its statutory status on February 1, has “observed” that the subscribers/employees in state governments as well as the Centre are not fully aware of various functions and facilities available under

  • Snubbed by Merkel, German politician sends refugee bus home

    Berlin: A bus that carried 31 Syrian refugees to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office in protest returned today to the small town that organised the road trip widely condemned as a political stunt. The Bavarian district chief behind Thursday’s journey to Berlin, Peter Dreier, had called it an “act of desperation” as his southern rural area buckled under the strain of a mass influx that brought 1.1 million migrants to Germany last year.

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Lahiri, Chawrasia lose as Asia trail Europe by three points

    Shah Alam (Malaysia): Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and S.S.P. Chawrasia lost their respective Fourball matches as Team Asia trailed Team Europe by three points on the opening day of the second EurAsia Cup at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club here on Friday.

  • Sensex down

    Bearish global indices dent markets, Sensex down 318 points

    Mumbai: Bearish global markets, coupled with disappointing macro-data and caution over the third quarter results, subdued Indian equity markets on Friday with a barometer index provisionally closing 318 points in the red.

  • Rohit’s brilliance goes in vain again, Aussies take 2-0 lead

    Brisbane: Rohit Sharma’s second successive century was once again overshadowed by Australia’s collective batting might as the hosts continued their dominance over Indian bowlers to notch up a seven-wicket victory in the second cricket one-dayer and take a 2-0 series lead here today.Sharma, who was adjudged the Man of the Match, stood out for a second consecutive game with a 127-ball 124, which was the cornerstone of India’s 308/9, a score that could easily have been more if not for

  • Pakistan wants comprehensive dialogue with India

    Islamabad: Pakistan won’t allow its territory to be used for terror attacks and it seeks a comprehensive dialogue with India, Pakistani Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said on Friday.

  • Barack Obama

    Pak rejects Barack Obama’s remarks on terror, instability

    Islamabad: Pakistan today strongly reacted to US President Barack Obama’s remarks that the country could become a safe haven for terrorists and would continue to face instability for decades to come.

  • Australia beat India in 2nd ODI

    Brisbane: Australia defeated India by seven wickets in the second One day International (ODI) at the Gabba here on Friday. This was Australia’s second consecutive win and the hosts have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-ODI series.

  • New Ebola case emerges in Sierra Leone

    Freetown: A corpse has tested positive for Ebola in Sierra Leone, an official said today, the day after the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak over in West Africa.

  • Despite 3 deaths, selfie craze continues with Mumbaikars

    Mumbai: Days after the tragic selfie death of a Mumbai teenage girl along with another youth, who lost his life while attempting to save her, Mumbaikars were spotted doing the same in and around sea-side area at bandstand, Bandra, once again risking their lives.

  • NASA closer than ever to sending US astronauts to Mars

    Washington: NASA is closer than ever to sending American astronauts to Mars in the 2030s and is empowering US entrepreneurs and innovators to expand the nascent commercial market in low-Earth orbit, the US space agency administrator Charlie Bolden has said.