Free Press Journal
  • Court serves notice to Surat jail on Hardik’s complaint

    Surat: A sessions court here today served notice to Lajpore Jail authorities here, asking them why letters written by quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, who is lodged there on sedition charges, were not allowed to be sent outside.

  • Saina, Srikanth seek Swiss triumph

    Basel: Two-time winner Saina Nehwal and defending champion K Srikanth will look to put behind the disappointing outing at the All England Championship and train their guns on the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold starting with the qualifiers here tomorrow. Top seed Saina, who clinched the title in 2011 and 2012, will start her campaign to complete a hat-trick when she lock horns with Germany’s Karin Schnaase in the opening round of women’s singles competition.

  • Inflation continues to stay on the deflationary course FICCI

    New Delhi: “WPI based inflation numbers released today indicate that inflation continues to stay on the deflationary course as the prices of manufactured products continue to remain subdued and are a reflection of the weak demand conditions that persist in the economy,” said President, FICCI, Harshavardhan Neotia.

  • Aziz, Swaraj may meet in Nepal this week

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj are likely to meet on the sidelines of a SAARC ministerial-level meeting in Nepal this week. Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said that Aziz “will meet Foreign Ministers of SAARC countries on the sidelines of the SAARC Council of Ministers’ meeting on March 17, 2016 in Nepal to extend Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s formal invitation to their respective Heads of State/Heads of Government

  • Govt presented half baked truth in budget: Tariq Anwar

    New Delhi: Opposition today slammed the General Budget in Lok Sabha, saying it presents a “rosy picture” and “half-baked truth”, and mocked at the ‘achhe din’ slogan of the government, quipping that “good days” had come only for RSS which has “graduated from shorts to full pants”.

  • Inflation in negative zone for 16th month, falls 0.91% in Feb

    New Delhi: Deflationary trend continued for the 16th month in a row as WPI inflation declined by 0.91 per cent in February, prompting India Inc to press for a rate cut by RBI to boost factory output, which has been contracting since November.

  • Sebi proposes 25% voting right threshold for ‘control’

    New Delhi: Seeking to define ‘control’ in case of merger and acquisitions involving listed companies, Sebi today proposed a 25 per cent voting right threshold or the right to appoint majority of directors as determining factors to identify the controlling entity.

  • Sharpest view ever of dusty disc around ageing star recorded

    London: Using the full power of the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile, a team of astronomers has recorded sharpest view ever of dusty disc around an ageing star, suggesting that discs around ageing stars are similar to those around young ones. As they approach the ends of their lives, many stars develop stable discs of gas and dust around them.

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    Aamir on weight loss spree, aims for ‘Ghajini’ look

    Mumbai: At 51, actor Aamir Khan is not worried about experimenting with his looks. After first bulking up for his role as a wrestler in “Dangal”, he is now losing weight with an aim to get his fit “Ghajini” look back.

  • New disposable biochip for quick HIV diagnosis

    Washington: Scientists have developed a new highly sensitive biosensor that can quickly and accurately count sub-populations of white blood cells that are key to diagnose HIV/AIDS. The biosensor is based on a differential immuno-capture technology. As part of a small, disposable biochip, the microfluidic biosensor can count CD4+/CD8+ T cells quickly and accurately for AIDS diagnosis in the field.

  • 37 killed in Turkey blast

    Ankara: At least 37 people were killed and 125 others injured after an explosion hit Turkey’s capital city of Ankara, the media reported on Monday. A bomb-laden car caused the explosion late Sunday night near Kizilay square, Hurriyet Daily News reported. Health Minister Mehmet Maezzinoglu said the toll increased as three more people died from their injuries in the hospital on Monday.

  • Myanmar parliament finalises historic election of new president

    Nay Pyi Taw: The Myanmar parliament on Monday finalised preparations for this week’s election of the country’s next president and vice presidents — the first candidates nominated democratically following decades of dictatorship in the country. A committee of the bicameral legislature, formed after democratic elections of November 8 last year, plans to issue later on Monday a report on the suitability of the three candidates vying for the top executive positions in the

  • “I am ruled by emotions”: Katrina Kaif

    …Does that make Katrina Kaif an emotional fool? Far from it, says Pratishtha Malhotra, as the beauty who is evidently battling heartbreak speaks of her enduring hope in love and life.

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    Dalit man hacked to death on Tamil Nadu street

    Chennai: A 23-year-old man was hacked to death in broad daylight on a busy road in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur district by some unidentified men and his wife was left critically injured on Sunday, a media report showed.

  • Confident India commence WT20 title bid with New Zealand game

    Nagpur: The superb build-up run has made India the clear favourites for an unprecedented second World Twenty20 title but the in-form hosts will have to guard against complacency when they take on a spirited New Zealand in their campaign-opener here tomorrow. No host country has won the T20 world title in the last five editions and none has repeated a title triumph, but India’s settled combination, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and familiarity with the conditions make them the odds-on favourites

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    Public scrutiny took me by surprise: Varun Dhawan

    Constant public gaze is a part and parcel of showbiz, and actor Varun Dhawan admits that the scrutiny took him by surprise, adding that he is still learning to deal with it. Varun, who is the son of filmmaker David Dhawan, entered Bollywood with multi-starrer “Student of the Year” along with Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra.

  • With every new film still, Sushant is winning hearts

    Cricket and films are two entertainment epitomes for the Indian audience. And when a film about a cricketer is being made, it is sure to appeal to both these audiences.