Free Press Journal
  • Australia tour tough but crucial ahead of World T20: Skipper Mithali

    Mumbai: India women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj on Monday said the forthcoming limited overs tour of Australia will be a tough one for the visitors, adding that the batsmen friendly wickets will help the team prepare ahead of the World Twenty20 at home.

  • Women’s entry in shrines, HC to decide after SC verdict

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said it would wait for Supreme Court’s ruling on entry of women in Sabarimala temple of Kerala before deciding on a similar plea in case of Haji Ali Durgah here. A bench of Justices V M Kanade and Reveti Mohite-Dere was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the decision of Haji Ali Trust to ban the entry of women in the sanctum sanctorum of the historic

  • Indian Rupee

    Rupee extends losses for 3rd day to 67.68, down 9 paise

    Mumbai: Extending its fall for the third session, the rupee today dropped nine paise to 67.68 per dollar on sustained demand for the US currency from banks and importers amidst sharp fall in equities. Sustained foreign capital outflows also affected the market sentiment. They pumped out USD 153.46 millions from the equity market on last Friday as per the SEBI’s record.

  • Don’t levy Swachh Bharat Cess on telecom services: COAI

    New Delhi: GSM industry body COAI has asked the government that Swachh Bharat Cess (SBC) should not be levied on telecommunication services as there are multiple other levies applicable on the industry.

  • ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ shines at Critics’ Choice Awards

    Los Angeles : “Mad Max: Fury Road” took as many as nine awards at the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards. The movie won in Best Director (George Miller), Best Action Movie, Best Actress in an Action Movie (Charlize Theron), Best Actor in an Action Movie (Tom Hardy), Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, Best Hair and Make-up.

  • Swaraj condemns killing of Israeli woman in terror attack

    Jerusalem: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today condemned the killing of an Israeli woman, a mother of six, who was stabbed to death in a terror attack in the West Bank.”I condemn this terror attack very emphatically and I offer my deep condolences to the lady’s family,” Swaraj said during her meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin here.

  • Asian Paints profit rise by 18.44 percent

    Mumbai: Leading paints company Asian Paints is said to have posted a rise of 18.44 percent in its standalone net profit for the quarter ended December 2015 at Rs.418.20 crore as against Rs.353.07 crore posted in the year ago quarter.

  • Elton John pays for estranged mother’s operation

    London: British singing legend Elton John has splashed out 30,000 pounds for his estranged mother to undergo a hip operation, and it seems a reconciliation is in the works. John has been estranged from his mother for seven years.

  • Mahavir Festival - Jain festival

    Bombay HC reserves dam water for Mahavir Jain festival

    Mumbai: In view of water scarcity in Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court today restrained the state government from releasing water from Gangapur dam in Nashik and nearby reservoirs during
    festival at a twin-pinnacled peak in Nashik district from February 11 to 16. The direction was given by a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka on a petition filed by H M Desarda, a professor from Pune, who apprehended that the government may release water

  • Varun Dhawan

    Varun Dhawan learns Arabic for Dishoom

    While Varun Dhawan has had a streak of successes in the past year, the actor will be kickstarting this year with Rohit Dhawan’s upcoming directorial Dishoom.

  • David Bowie tops US music charts post death

    Los Angeles: Late singer David Bowie’s last released album “Blackstar” has become his first record to top the charts in the US. The chart takes into account traditional sales, streaming equivalent albums and track equivalent albums (TEA). His record received 174,000 pure sales, the musical icon’s biggest week of sales since electronic tracking of point-of-sale music purchases began in 1991, reports

  • Complaint against 2 women for ‘disrespecting’ national anthem

    Mumbai: A complaint has been filed against two women for not standing up while the national anthem was being played at a movie hall here and thus showing ‘disrespect’ to the country. Social worker Sheetal Mhatre yesterday filed a complaint at the Amboli police station, while taking a dim view of the women not standing up at a movie hall at Infinity Mall in suburban Andheri when the national anthem was played, a

  • 4 dead in suicide attack at Cameroon mosque

    Yaounde: Four worshippers were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in northern Cameroon today, a security source said, five days after a similar attack left 12 people dead. Today’s blast hit the village of Nguetchewe in Cameroon’s Far North region, in an area near the border with Nigeria regularly targeted by Boko Haram jihadists.

  • Afghanistan to hold delayed parliamentary polls on October 15

    Kabul: Afghanistan will hold its delayed parliamentary elections on October 15, the top polling official said today, after last June’s deadline to choose a new assembly was missed because of political disputes. Parliament’s five-year term expired in June but polls were postponed amid concerns over whether the vote could be fair and transparent after a disputed presidential election in  2014.

  • Hubble views a galactic mega-merger: NASA

    Washington: The Hubble Space Telescope has viewed a galactic mega-merger – a product of a collision between two good-sized galaxies, which is slowly evolving to become a giant elliptical galaxy, according to NASA.

  • Ties with Israel of highest importance for India: Sushma Swaraj

    Tel Aviv: India attaches highest importance to its ties with Israel, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said as she met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, the second day of her visit to Israel. “India attaches the highest importance to full development of bilateral ties with Israel,” she said.

  • Doping test

    Time running out for Russia, athletics boss says

    Moscow: The newly-elected boss of Russia’s athletics federation today admitted that it will be tough to end a ban imposed on the country’s athletes over doping in time for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Dmitry Shlyakhtin was chosen as head of the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) on Saturday and was charged with the task of repairing the damage done to the reputation of Russia’s athletes.

  • Philippine plane warned by ‘Chinese navy’ in disputed sea

    Manila: Philippine officials say they received two intimidating radio warnings from people who identified themselves being from the Chinese navy when they flew a Cessna plane close to a Chinese-constructed island in the South China Sea.

  • Hyderabad suicide: Dalit student hangs himself after expulsion

    Hyderabad: Rohith Vemula, a second-year research scholar of science, technology and society studies department, was found hanging from the ceiling of a room in New Research Scholars’ hostel on Sunday night. He was one of the five dalit scholars, who were expelled from the university.

  • Dalit student suicide

    Dalit student’s death in Hyderabad fuels protest in Delhi

    New Delhi: The Students Federation of India (SFI) is protesting outside the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ministry in the national capital to vent their ire over the untoward incident in the University of Hyderabad where a Dalit scholar committed suicide by hanging himself.