Free Press Journal
  • SC clears decks for dance bars in Mumbai

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the decks for the issuance of dance bar licences to hotels and restaurants in Mumbai as it modified the conditions for the permit and excluded installation of CCTV from restaurants and dance performance place.

  • India at 90th rank in terms of energy security, access: WEF

    Geneva/New Delhi: India has been ranked at the 90th place in a list of 126 countries compiled by WEF on the basis of their ability to deliver secure, affordable and sustainable energy, which was topped by Switzerland. The latest Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report, explored the energy architecture of 126 countries based on their ability to provide energy access across three dimensions of the “energy triangle” – affordability, environmental sustainability, security and

  • Nawazuddin, Sridevi to team-up for ‘Mom’

    Mumbai: Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is all set to share screen space with actress Sridevi for “Mom”, a women-centric film, which will be produced by Boney Kapoor.

  • Lightweight, nearly invisible fabric to filter air

    Moscow: Scientists have synthesised an almost weightless fabric which is nearly invisible and can trap less than one micrometre fine particulate matter – a material perfect for protection of respiratory organs from air pollutants.

  • Deepika Padukone in action mode for XXX Xander Cage Returns

    While the Hollywood debut of Deepika Padukone has been in news ever since she signed on the dotted line for ‘XXX: Xander Cage Returns’, now we get to see an all new avatar of the actress in the film. From the sexy and sensual lady love of Xander Cage, Serena, the character played by Deepika, turns on her action mode for the film.

  • 65 Pakistanis given Indian citizenship in 2016

    New Delhi: Sixty five Pakistani nationals, including singer Adnan Sami, and 55 people of other nationalities were given Indian citizenship in first two months of 2016, Rajya Sabha was informed today.

  • Smriti Irani again targeted in LS

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani was again in the line of fire in Lok Sabha with opposition members forcing Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to allow them to speak on their notice for Privilege Motion against the minister.

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    Srikanth, Kashyap reach second round of German Open

    Mulheim an der Ruhr (Germany): Top Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap crossed the opening hurdle to reach the second round of men’s singles competition at the USD 120,000 German Grand Prix Gold here.

  • India beat Scotland 3-0 in South Africa Tour

    Stellenbosch (South Africa): Poonam Rani struck twice as the Indian women’s hockey team notched up a dominating 3-0 win over Scotland in the last match of their tour to South Africa, here.

  • India set to test bench-strength against minnows UAE

    Mirpur: On a roll with three back-to-back victories, India have finally decided to test their reserve bench against minnows United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the final league encounter of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here tomorrow.

  • ‘Action against terror takes priority over dialogue’

    New Delhi: India today indicated that action against terror by Pakistan will take priority over talks with it in the aftermath of the Pathankot strike that had prompted the postponement of the Foreign Secretary-level talks. “In the aftermath of a terror attack, if you ask me what do you give priority to, a terrorist attack or a diplomatic dialogue, I think the answer should be obvious,” Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said.

  • Irom Sharmila rearrested within days of release

    Imphal: Irom Sharmila, who has been on hunger strike to press for the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, was rearrested on Wednesday, two days after a court found her not guilty of the charge of attempt to commit suicide.

  • Ishrat Jahan case: Forensic examiner ‘pressurized’, says Satyapal Singh

    New Delhi: Asserting that attempts were made to prove Ishrat Jahan innocent, former Mumbai police commissioner and now Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Satyapal Singh on Wednesday said that the forensic examiner who analysed Ishrat Jahan’s handwriting was ‘pressurised’ into giving a negative report.

  • Jaitley pledges all support to keep PSBs in ‘good health’

    New Delhi: Welcoming RBI’s easing of rules to allow lenders to bolster capital ratios, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the government will take all steps and provide resources to keep public sector banks in good health. During his post-Budget interaction with the industry, he said banking is a stressed sector and so the government is professionalising PSU banks and recapitalising them.

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    SRK’s father-in law passes away

    New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan’s father-in-law Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chhibber passed away on March 1, 2016 at Escorts hospital here.

  • Will Sonam Kapoor’s ‘Neerja’ make it to the Oscars

    Oscars 2017 is now almost a year away, but riding on the awe received by Sonam Kapoor for her performance in the real-life inspirational story – ‘Neeraja’ the filmmakers are hopeful of the movie being nominated for the prestigious global award.