Free Press Journal
  • At home with the birthday girl – Alia Bhatt

    The celebrations have already kicked in for the peppy, lovely Alia Bhatt. What with her relationship with Sidharth Malhotra also going great guns, her birthday today promises to be extra special. It is known that Alia’s own apartment which she shifted into with sister Shaheen, will be the party venue. Her close friends had evidently been doing the planning for the Bollywood themed party as our birthday girl was far too busy

  • ICICI Bank hits overseas debt market with USD 500 million issue

    Mumbai: The country’s largest private sector lender ICICI Bank has hit the international bond market with a USD 500-million issue. The bond sale is part of the bank’s USD 7.5-billion global medium term note programme and is the first from a private sector domestic financial institution this year.

  • Govt to auction 22 mineral blocks in April, May: Govt

    New Delhi: The government today said it will auction 22 mineral blocks in April and May, including 14 iron ore blocks in Karnataka. “During April-May 2016, the Government will be auctioning 22 blocks, which includes two blocks of limestone in Chhattisgarh, 14 blocks of iron ore in Karnataka, 6 blocks of limestone in Andhra Pradesh,” Mines Ministry said in a statement.

  • Afridi may have tried to win Indian crowd: Gavaskar

    New Delhi: Shahid Afridi may have been chided by his own people for his ‘more love from India’ remark but Sunil Gavaskar feels that the Pakistan skipper has smartly tried to win over the Indian crowd ahead of much-awaited clash on March 19 in Kolkata.

  • Toll exemptions to cost Maha govt Rs 8799 cr: RTI query

    Mumbai: A toll-free Maharashtra will result in a compensation of Rs 8798.79 crore to contractors by the state government in a period of over two decades, an RTI query has revealed. The compensation will be paid by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) and the Public Works Department (PWD) to contractors managing the toll booths.

  • Nifty advances 29 pts on hopes of reforms, rate cut

    Mumbai: Extending gains for the second straight session, the benchmark Nifty rose 29 points to close at 7,538.75 as investors continued to lap up frontline heavyweights on expectations of more strong reform measures.

  • Hyundai Organises 21st ‘Free Car Care Clinic’

    Hyundai has begun its 21st nationwide ‘Free Car Care Clinic’. Assistance will be available throughout all Hyundai service outlets across India till March 21, 2016. The ‘Free Car Care Clinic’ will offer a 90-point check-up, with a thorough examination of the engine, transmission, electrical system, under-body, AC and exteriors, amongst others. Customers will also be offered discounts on spare parts, labour charges, selected accessories, and other value-added services. Additionally, the company will

  • Airbus unveils mix of procurement, ‘Make in India’ strategy

    New Delhi: The Airbus Group not just intends to top its target of $2 billion in total procurement from this country over five years by 2020, but also launch a series of measures under the “Make in India” programme, a top official said here on Monday.

  • Nissan Micra Rio Special Edition Spotted in Brazil

    The Nissan Micra Rio special edition has been spotted – fully uncovered, and with the updates made in the new edition quite evident – in Brazil. As the name suggests, this is a limited version of Micra and, as per reports, the automaker will be manufacturing only 1,000 of these cars.

  • The Difference between Cars Retailed from Maruti Suzuki and Nexa Outlets

    India’s largest manufacturer retails cars from two different outlets – its regular Maruti Suzuki showrooms, and the ‘premium’ Nexa outlets. Now, the cars retailing from these two showrooms have subtle differences and it was highlighted by the recently launched Vitara Brezza, which is being sold through its regular dealerships. Maruti’s past few launches (the S-Cross and Baleno) were from Nexa.

  • Australia France to verify MH370 debris

    Kuala Lumpur: Suspected debris from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 discovered in Mozambique and French overseas Reunion Island will be sent to Australia and France for verification, Malaysian officials said on Monday. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai called for patience for experts to carry out the verification process, Xinhua news agency reported. “It is important to re-emphasise that at this juncture, it has not been confirmed whether any of the recovered debris came

  • Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Mumbai Pradesh party workers protest against Govt. over the Dalit scholar’s suicide at NCP Bhavan on Tuesday.

    Eight Dalit students committed suicide in UPAs tenure BJP

    New Delhi: Dalit BJP MP Udit Raj today attacked Congress for targeting the NDA government for suicide by Hyderabad University scholar Rohith Vemula, saying eight other Dalit students had ended their lives prior to that during the UPA tenure but nothing was done during that period.

  • Aamir Khan excited to watch Salman’s Sultan this Eid

    It was a crazy situation in the parking area of Freeda One today morning as a massive media contingent had converged to cover Aamir Khan’s 51st birthday celebrations. Aamir joined the media dressed in a t-shirt that was made out of a sketch drawn by his son Azaad and printed by wife Kiran. He has lost 13 Kgs and weighs 82 Kgs as of now. He has to lose another 12 kgs

  • Asaduddin Owaisi

    I won’t say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’: Owaisi to Bhagwat

    Mumbai: AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi has said he will not chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai,’ comments that came against the backdrop of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s suggestion that the new generation needs to be taught to chant slogans hailing mother India.

  • Myanmar presidential poll on Tuesday

    Nay Pyi Taw : The Myanmarese Union Parliament will vote on Tuesday to elect a new president of the country, it was announced in parliament on Monday. There are three nominees for the post — U Htin Kyaw and U Henry Van Htee Yu of the National League for Democracy, led by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, and Lt Gen U Myint Swe nominated by the army, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Real Madrid beat Las Palmas 2-1 in La Liga

    Las Palmas (Spain): Real Madrid beat Las Palmas 2-1 in the Canary Islands, but the La Liga game was on tenterhooks as things heated up with a tying goal in the 87th minute and the capital football squad’s game-winner two minutes later, re-securing a victory from the jaws of an unexpected potential draw. The visitors on Sunday got on the board first in the 24th minute via a great header by Sergio Ramos

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    Bombay HC dismisses plea in Sohrabuddin case

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has dismissed an application filed by a former bureaucrat seeking inquiry into why Rubabuddin Shaikh, brother of Sohrabuddin, who was killed in an alleged fake encounter, wanted to withdraw his petition challenging the discharge of BJP President Amit Shah from the case.

  • US Olympian asked to remove hijab at a cultural festival

    Houston: Amid increasing rhetoric around Muslims in the US, an Olympian was asked to remove her hijab for a photo on her ID badge by the staff at a cultural event in Texas, following which the organisers apologised to her. Ibtihaj Muhammad, an Olympian fencer, was picking up an identification badge at the interactive Texas festival South by Southwest (SXSW) event on Saturday when a volunteer told her she must take off her hijab before her photograph could be taken.

  • Ishrat Jahan case: Govt constitutes high-level team

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday constituted a high-level team headed by Additional Secretary (Home) B.K. Prasad to look into the issue of missing files in the alleged encounter of Ishrat Jahan.

  • Vijay Mallya

    Mallya a Congress baby UPA forced bank to give him loans BJP

    New Delhi: Hitting back at Congress for questioning whether the Centre would seek Vijay Mallya‘s deportation, BJP said the industrialist was a “Congress’ baby” and accused the previous UPA dispensation of helping him by forcing a bank to provide a loan of Rs 3,100 crore despite his company’s poor finances.