Free Press Journal
  • Pakistani daily lauds marriage law for Hindus

    Islamabad: The Pakistani parliament has worked out a mechanism to register marriages between Hindus in the country, a daily said Thursday, noting that while this is “good news” for the country, “we must remember that parliament has only done what it should have done decades ago”. An editorial “Hindu marriage law” in the News International said that there is good news for Pakistan’s Hindus. “Seven decades after the creation of Pakistan, its

  • S Korea shuts down joint industrial park with N Korea

    Seoul: South Korean workers today began shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea, a
    move that will end, at least temporarily, the Koreas’ last major cooperation project as punishment over Pyongyang’s recent rocket launch. It was unclear how long the shutdown at the industrial complex in the border city of Kaesong would last, or even how long it would take South Korean companies to close down.
    Pyongyang has yet to comment, but Seoul said that North

  • Market Crash

    Market mayhem: Sensex crashes 800 pts to crack 23,000-level

    Mumbai: Market benchmark Sensex crashed below 23,000-level in pre-close session after nosediving over 800 points while the NSE Nifty broke 7,000-mark on massive sell-off in banks and persistent foreign fund outflows.

  • Amazon

    Amazon picks up 26% in Tata group’s publishing firm Westland

    New Delhi: Tata Group’s retail firm Trent Ltd today said online retail giant Amazon has picked up 26 per cent stake in its publishing arm Westland for Rs 9.5 crore. “The investor would subscribe to Westland’s share capital such that it holds 26 per cent of the Westland’s share capital on a fully diluted basis, for an aggregate amount of approximately Rs 9.5 crore,” Trent Ltd said in a BSE filing.

  • Maruti Vitara Brezza in a Nutshell

    The 2016 Auto Expo kicked off on a high note, courtesy Maruti Brezza. Maruti’s exhibition started at 0800 hrs and soon Vitara Brezza was brought onto stage. The vehicle, at very first glance, looked good and appealing. Later when we had a closer look, the car impressed us even further with its bold styling, theme layouts and well organised interiors.

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    Amid uproar, Akhilesh Yadav presents supplementary budget

    Lucknow: Amid an uproar by the opposition over the state of law and order in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday presented the second supplementary budget for the current financial year in the assembly.

  • free basics

    Net neutrality: Facebook shuts Free Basics programme in India

    New Delhi: In a boost to net neutrality, Facebook has decided to shut down its controversial ‘Free Basics’ programme in India, following telecom regulator Trai’s move to bar operators from charging different rates for Internet access based on content.

  • Resurgent Mumbai take on inconsistent Punjab in key game

    Mumbai: Resurgent Dabang Mumbai will take on an inconsistent Jaypee Punjab Warriors in a crucial Hockey India League game which, if won by the hosts, will see them leapfrog to the second position.

  • Jaaved Jaaferi to play RAW agent in his next

    Mumbai: He is known for his comic roles but actor Jaaved Jaaferi will be seen playing the character of a RAW agent in his upcoming film “Ishq Forever”.

  • Jaitley likely to visit Australia in Mar; invite pension funds

    Sydney: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to visit Australia next month and invite Pension Funds to invest in India, which offers vast opportunities, particularly in the infrastructure sector. Jaitley is also expected to be a part of the ‘Make in India’ programme scheduled to take place in Australia in March-end, said an Indian official here.

  • Preparations for ‘Make in India’ event are on at MMRDA Ground in BKC.

    Office-goers to Kalina CST, BKC may face tough time during Make in India week

    Mumbai is gearing up for Make in India Week, which begans this weekend on 13 February, 2016, a unique platform for the manufacturing sector at home to showcase it under global lights. With its base at the maximum city, the event is all set to kick-start under the presence of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Bengali director Aurobindo Mukherjee dead

    Kolkata: Eminent Bengali film director Aurobindo Mukherjee, whose comedies and masterpieces of other genres have regaled audiences over the decades, died at his city residence here following old age complications.

  • UGC wants colleges, Universities to install mobile jammers

    New Delhi: In a move that may not go down well with today’s youth, especially college and university students across the country, these insititutes have received advisor from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to install mobile jammers.

  • Ujjwal Nikam

    Headley revelation: Ujjwal Nikam, Ishrat’s lawyer lock horns

    New Delhi: Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam on Monday downplayed Ishrat Jahan‘s lawyer Vrinda Grover’s criticism that David Coleman Headley’s version was not evidence as per Indian law as he was given a ‘multiple choice question’ by a ‘Padma Shri’ lawyer, saying that he posed the question based on information received from the concerned intelligence agencies.