Free Press Journal
  • Three-legged dog prevents armed assault

    New York: A brave three-legged pitbull which helped stop a dangerous home burglary in the US state of Wisconsin is getting extra treats. 15-year-old Levi, injured when a masked man shot at him last week, is expected to make a full recovery from his wound. His owner, Darcy Cherry said that when an armed robber broke into her home last week, Levi started growling and barking.

  • Hugh Jackman

    Hugh Jackman debates Oscars diversity issue

    Los Angeles: Actor Hugh Jackman is the latest star to open up about the lack of diversity among the Oscar nominations and says the issue needs to be addressed. When the Academy nominations list was revealed last month, the lack of black actors among the names was quick to be recognised, reported People magazine.

  • Teesta Setalvad

    SC extends bail of Teesta, her husband till March 18

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended, till March 18, the interim bail granted to social activists Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand in the alleged misuse of funds collected by their NGO Sabrang Trust for setting up a museum at Gulbarga Society which witnessed one of the worst carnage during 2002 Gujarat riots.

  • Now only 6 tickets per user per month, says IRCTC

    New Delhi: Indian Railway to resrict a user to book only six tickets per month in both e-ticket/i-ticket. This new rule has been introduced to avoid further misuses.

  • Sebi

    Sebi orders defreezing bank, demat accounts of Labh Share

    New Delhi: Capital markets regulator Sebi today ordered releasing bank and demat accounts of Labh Share and Stock Pvt Ltd after recovering dues worth over Rs 5 lakh. The dues include interests, all costs, charges and expenses.

  • NATO mulls first Russia talks since 2014: Stoltenberg

    Brussels: NATO head Jens Stoltenberg confirmed today the alliance is discussing whether to hold its first formal talks with Russia since 2014 when the Ukraine crisis plunged relations into a deep freeze. Stoltenberg said NATO and Russia needed transparency to avoid misunderstandings and incidents such as the November shooting down of a Russian fighter jet by key alliance member Turkey after it violated its airspace along the Syrian border.

  • Airports

    Domestic airlines strengthen measures to handle unruly flyers

    New Delhi: Domestic airlines have bolstered measures to deal with unruly passengers on board aircraft following a recent spate of such incidents. Aviation regulator DGCA had in November, 2014, mandated the airlines to apply restraining devices to tackle an unruly passenger when all conciliatory approaches had been exhausted, including verbal communication.

  • 16 dead, many critically wounded in Chibok, Nigeria

    Lagos (Nigeria) Multiple suicide bombings have killed 15 civilians and a soldier and the toll is expected to rise among those critically wounded in the Chibok, community leaders said today in the town from which Boko Haram kidnapped scores of schoolgirls almost two years ago. Many wounded people suffered severe burns and “battling for their lives” after yesterday’s attack, Idrissa Danladi told The Associated Press by telephone.

  • CBI files FIR against firm for cheating BoB of Rs 374 crore

    New Delhi: CBI has registered an FIR against a Gujarat-based company for allegedly cheating Bank of Baroda to the tune of Rs 374.49 crore in the name of Line of Credit but not making any export against them. The agency sources said ABC Cotspin, its Director Ashish Jobanputra, his wife Preeti and three officials of Bank of Baroda — an Assistant General Manager, a Chief Manager and a Senior Manager — have been

  • UCB elevates Sandeep Chugh as CEO Benetton India

    Mumbai: Global fashion brand Benetton Group has elevated Sundeep Chugh to the post of chief executive officer Benetton India. Chugh has been commercial director of Benetton India since 2011, contributing to the growth of the United Colors of Benetton, Sisley and Undercolors brands through a selective network expansion process, the company said in a statement.

  • Good seasonal demand adds shine to gold; silver also up

    Mumbai: Gold continued its strong rallying momentum for the third session at the domestic bullion market here due to consistent buying support from jewellers and retail consumers to meet rising seasonal demand. Elsewhere, silver also firmed up owing to higher industrial demand.

  • Virat Kohli

    Boundary Line : Reel life and Real life

    Real life and Reel life is always so different, they say. The story of Umar Draz, a tailor by profession from Okara district of Peshawar province from Pakistan is not different in any way. He has learnt this in a very hard way.

  • Bhubaneswar, Pune among 20 for Smart City project

    New Delhi: Bhubaneswar emerged on top among 20 cities, including Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Bhopal, that have been selected as part of the first batch of the Smart City initiative for which the NDMC area of Delhi has also made the grade.

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    Imposition of Prez’s rule can be liable to misuse: Pranab

    New Delhi: The imposition of President’s rule can be liable to misuse but procedural changes over the years have somewhat reduced that possibility, President Pranab Mukherjee has said in his memoir released today.

  • Opening Ayodhya temple doors error of judgement: Prez

    New Delhi: The opening of Ram Janmabhoomi temple site in Ayodhya was an “error of judgement” by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and the demolition of Babri Masjid an act of “absolute perfidy” that destroyed India’s image, President Pranab Mukherjee has said in his memoir released today.

  • Dalit student suicide

    Dalit scholar suicide: JPC team likely to visit Hyd university

    New Delhi: Voicing concern over the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a dalit scholar in Hyderabad University, a Parliamentary panel has favoured sending a delegation to the institution and also IIT-Chennai, to look into complaints of injustice and discrimination against dalit students.

  • India-Pakistan to clash in Asia Cup on Feb 27

    Dhaka: The Indian cricket team will start its Asia Cup campaign against Bangladesh on February 24 before taking on arch-rivals Pakistan in what promises to be a high-
    voltage encounter on February 27. The 11-match tournament, which will be played in the Twenty20 format this year, will be held in Mirpur from February 24 to March 6. India will play their third match on March 3 against a yet-to-be-decided qualifier, ‘ESPNCricinfo’ reported.

  • Mayawati slams move to strip AMU, Jamia of minority status

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati today charged the Narendra Modi government with attempting to strip AMU and Jamia Millia Islamia of their minority status and termed the move as “communally and politically motivated”.