Free Press Journal
  • virat kohli

    Handling ourselves off field will be crucial, says Kohli

    Nagpur: With 10 wins out 11 matches, India’s on-field plans have worked as per the script and star batsman Virat Kohli feels that it is imperative to maintain composure off-the field as they deal with massive expectations in their quest for a second ICC World T20 title.

  • AICTE, UGC told to create supernumerary seats for differently abled

    New Delhi: The HRD ministry today said it has directed All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and University Grants Commission (UGC) to create 5 per cent supernumerary seats for the differently-abled in all schemes of skill development.

  • Facing heat, UB Group stocks melt, UBHL dives over 5 pc

    Mumbai: UB Group stocks, led by United Breweries Holdings Ltd, today slumped by up to 5.3 per cent as trouble mounted for Vijay Mallya, who is facing multiple proceedings for alleged loan defaults totalling over Rs 9,000 crore.

  • Anti-Uber protest strike staged in Jakarta

    Jakarta: Over a thousand taxi drivers in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on Monday held a protest strike against mobile transportation applications such as Uber and GrabTaxi. Taxi drivers and other public transportation drivers rallied in the city centre since 9.00 a.m., EFE news reported. Some carried banners with messages denouncing “dark and illegal” transportation applications and imploring Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama to help the drivers, while others shouted slogans like

  • Chhota Rajan fake passport case 3 retd officials granted bail

    New Delhi: A special court today granted bail to three retired public servants, chargesheeted along with underworld don Chhota Rajan in an alleged fake passport case, after they appeared before it in pursuance to the summmons issued to them.

  • SC rejects plea for probe that cops were on pay roll of Dawood

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking a probe into reported claim of former Home Secretary and BJP Lok Sabha MP R K Singh that several Mumbai police personnel were on the pay roll of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

  • February temperatures hit record high NASA

    New York: Driven by strong El Nino event in the tropical Pacific Ocean and human-caused global warming, the warmest ever February in recorded history was this year, preliminary data released by NASA suggests. The previous warmest February, according to NASA, was in 1998, which was also a year with an extremely strong El Nino, Mashable.com reported.

  • Talk to your kids and watch them eat exercise well

    London: An effective family-based counselling on lifestyle can help your growing kid increase physical activity and eat a well-balanced diet, say researchers.  “Children from families who participated in lifestyle counselling were physically more active, ate more vegetables and had a higher intake of important nutrients than children in the control group. However, the impact of the intervention on screen time remained modest,” said Anna Viitasalo from the University of Eastern Finland.

  • salman khan

    Can convince Salman to get hitched, says Aamir

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan says if he puts in his “best efforts”, he may succeed in convincing his close friend Salman Khan to tie the knot.

  • Irffan Khan marches against 4G mobile radiation

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Irffan Khan took to the street for a silent protest march against the harmful effects of mobile radiation.

  • Shame on you! Miandad lashes out at Afridi for India love

    Karachi: “Shocked and hurt” by Shahid Afridi’s comments that Pakistan’s cricketers were loved more by Indians than the fans here, former captain Javed Miandad has said that players making such statements should be “ashamed” of themselves. “These cricketers should be ashamed of themselves for saying such a thing. Shame on you,” Miandad said on the ‘Aaj TV’ channel. Afridi and senior player Shoaib Malik had praised India after landing there for the World Twenty20, insisting that they have never felt threatened in

  • Bihar: BJP leader booked in clash over event on JNU row

    Muzaffarpur/Patna: A state-level BJP leader has been booked in connection with a clash between ABVP and CPI-ML workers over an event on the JNU row at Muzaffarpur even as the issue was today raised in the Bihar Legislative Assembly.

  • Telangana presents tax-free budget

    Hyderabad: Telangana government today presented a tax-free budget for 2016-17, proposing a total expenditure of Rs 1,30,415.87 crore. The Non-Plan Expenditure is Rs 62,785.14 crore and Plan Expenditure is Rs 67,630.73 crore.

  • OROP: SBI disburses Rs 1,465 cr as 1st instalment of arrears

    Mumbai: Top public sector lender State Bank of India today released arrears worth Rs 1,465 crore to 7.75 lakh defence pensioners under One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, as per the government rules.

  • Mass surveillance now ‘aggressive, invasive’: Snowden

    Madrid: Former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst Edward Snowden, known for revealing the extent of surveillance by US intelligence, has said that this form of surveillance is “more aggressive and invasive today than it was before”. Snowden made the statement in Moscow, where he has been granted asylum after being accused of espionage in 2013 for revealing secret surveillance programmes of the US government.

  • Tamil actor Sai Prashanth commits suicide 

    Chennai: Popular Tamil television actor Sai Prashanth committed suicide at his residence here, police said, adding he had left a suicide note saying no one must be blamed for his death.

  • Dalit youths murder: Father surrenders, video of attack goes viral

    Chennai/Tirupur: The father of the girl whose husband was brutally hacked to death in full public view in a suspected case of honour killing surrendered today even as a video clip showing three persons attacking the dalit youth in Tirupur district, triggered outrage.

  • Facebook suspends accounts over ‘nude’ photo of aboriginal women

    Sydney: Social media giant Facebook suspended the profiles of people who shared an article about aboriginal feminism as it contained a photograph of two indigenous women in traditional attire with bare chests, media reported on Monday. Celeste Liddle, a feminist and freelance author, gave a speech at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre’s annual International Women’s Day address here and a version of her speech was shared on Facebook.

  • Sensex

    Sensex edges up 86 pts to hit six-week high

    Mumbai: Market benchmark Sensex gained for a second straight day, rising 86 points to close at a six-week high of 24,804.28 as investors chose to ignore disappointing factory output data and further fall in wholesale prices amid sustained foreign fund inflows.