Free Press Journal
  • arvind kejriwal

    Delhi govt offers subsidy for registration of e rickshaw

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today launched the subsidy scheme for e-rickshaws as he announced financial assistance of Rs 30,000 by the Delhi government for retrofitting and registration of the vehicles. Addressing a rally of e-rickshaw drivers at Chhatrasal stadium, Kejriwal asserted that his government is “pro-poor” and said, “You voted us to power and now it is our responsibility to look after you.”

  • Ryan Reynolds in talks for Mars mission film

    Los Angeles: Actor Ryan Reynolds is in talks to star with “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” star Rebecca Ferguson in “Life”, a Skydance Productions film focusing on a Mars mission that finds intelligent alien life. Daniel Espinosa will direct the film from a script by Reynolds’ “Deadpool” writers Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

  • ISIS chief Baghdadi ‘surfaces’ after 18 months: report

    London: Fresh footage of ISIS supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has surfaced, apparently showing the reclusive terror leader making a rare public appearance and talking to children at a mosque in the Iraqi city of Fallujah.

  • Manish Malhotra

    Designer Manish Arora honoured with highest French distinction

    New Delhi: Ace designer Manish Arora has been awarded the ‘Knight of the Legion of Honour’, the highest French civilian distinction, for his contribution to the world of fashion. The award, which was presented to Arora in a ceremony here last evening, also recognises his long standing ties with France.

  • PDP to launch membership drive, rejuvenate party

    Srinagar: More than a month after the demise of its founder-patron Mufti Sayeed, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) today announced plans to “rejuvenate” party activities and expand it base in Jammu and Kashmir with a membership drive starting this weekend.

  • John Kerry

    Kerry holds summit with Hollywood studio chiefs on ISIS

    Los Angeles: US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the heads of major Hollywood studios to discuss America’s image abroad and strategies to counter the ISIS terror group. Universal Filmed Entertainment Group chairman Jeff Shell, who knows Kerry, arranged the 90-minute informal summit on the Universal Studios here on Tuesday, reports “Great conversation with studio executives in LA. Good to hear their perspectives and ideas of how to counter #Daesh

  • HC queries Maha govt on safety issue after Sunday night fire

    Mumbai: Days after the major fire at a ‘Make in India’ event, the Bombay High Court today told Maharashtra government that it should frame comprehensive guidelines to ensure safety of artistes and technicians on stage and also of the audience, if such rules do not exist already.

  • Turkish striker Yilmaz joins Chinese football club

    Beijing: Chinese football side Beijing Guo’an on Wednesday announced the signing of Turkish international striker Burak Yilmaz from Turkish club Galatasaray. The fee for the transfer was reported to be 8 million euros ($8.91 million), reports Xinhua. Yilmaz, 31, has earlier played for Turkish clubs Besiktas, Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor. He moved to Galatasary in 2012.

  • Bureaucracy not the only reason for projects delay: Gadkari

    Mumbai: Emphasising that the bureaucracy cannot be blamed completely for delay in awarding projects, Union Minister for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari today said political support is also needed to execute projects. Interestingly, Gadkari on various occasions has criticised the bureaucracy for delaying approvals for large projects. “I agree the system (bureaucracy) is to be blamed for delaying approval processes, and at various fora, even I have talked about it. But

  • Sunderland cuts season ticket prices

    London: English football club AFC Sunderland has announced it will cut season-ticket prices for the 2016-17 season. Sunderland, currently threatened by relegation in the English Premier League, became the second club to adopt this measure after West Ham, reports Efe. West Ham earlier said it would lower the prices after the announcement of the new television rights contract.

  • Oli’s visit will be highly successful: Indian envoy

    Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s upcoming visit to India will be highly successful and bilateral relations will be normalised after the visit, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae said on Wednesday.

  • Late goal gives Benfica 1-0 triumph over Zenit

    Lisbon: Portuguese football club Benfica needed a late goal from Oliveira Jonas to pull off a 1-0 victory over Zenit St. Petersburg in the first leg of a Champions League knockout stage clash. The first half was a quiet affair here on Tuesday, with hosts Benfica dominant against the Russian side, reports Efe. The hosts had only two chances in the first half. Luis Pizzi missed the target in the 18th minute, while

  • Dahi Handi: HC seeks govt, Shelar’s response on petition

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today sought response of the Maharashtra government and BJP leader Ashish Shelar on a contempt petition filed against him for failing to comply with its earlier directions on precautions to be taken during the Dahi Handi festival.

  • HBNI to start off-campus centre at Bhubaneswar

    New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, on the advice of the University Grants Commission (UGC), has accorded its approval to the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai, Maharashtra to start an off-campus centre at Bhubaneswar in the name of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) with prospective effect.

  • End crackdown on freedom of expression: Amnesty

    Bangalore: Amnesty International India on Wednesday urged Delhi Police to immediately release JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar and former Delhi University lecturer S.A.R. Geelani and drop sedition charges against them.

  • JSPL downgrade: Mutual Funds facing potential risk

    New Delhi: After Amtek Auto crisis, some leading mutual funds are staring at potential risks from their over Rs 2,500-crore exposure to bonds issued by Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL), given the company’s huge debt burden and downgrade in its ratings.

  • Terrorism and extremism biggest threat for Pakistan, says British envoy designate

    London: British High Commissioner-Designate to Pakistan Sir Thomas Drew has acknowledged that terrorism and extremism are the biggest threats to the security and stability of Pakistan, adding that Britain would extend all possible cooperation to minimize this menace, which is not in the interest of both countries.

  • SC orders status quo in Arunachal

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered status quo in Arunachal Pradesh till it peruses records pertaining to disqualification of 14 rebel Congress MLAs by the Speaker.

  • Alibaba takes e-commerce into the fields

    Beijing: Alibaba, China’s biggest online trader, on Wednesday reached agreement with the top economic planner to expand e-commerce in rural areas.