Free Press Journal
  • India to host 8th BRICS Summit in October in Goa

    New Delhi: India will host the eighth annual Summit of BRICS from October 15-16 in Goa in its capacity as chair of the influential bloc comprising five countries with 42 per cent of the world population and combined GDP of over USD 16 trillion.

  • Zampa happy to get monkey off his back

    Bengaluru: Wicket-less in the first three T20Is of his career, Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa is happy to get the monkey off his back after snapping three wickets against Bangladesh in the ICC World Twenty20. “I hadn’t taken a wicket, it was a funny three first games for me. A bit of the monkey off my back, I guess,” he told reporters after returning with figures of 3 for 23.

  • Priyanka Chopra misses Holi with family

    Mumbai: Actress Priyanka Chopra, who is currently busy shooting for “Quantico” in the US, would not be able to travel to India to celebrate Holi on Thursday with her family and friends.

  • China telecom giant ZTE says it expects lifting of US curbs

    Shanghai: Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE said today it expects the United States to lift restrictions on its business, amid talks with Washington over allegations it violated trade sanctions against Iran.

  • ‘Kapoor and Sons’ earns Rs. 31.43 crore at Box Office

    New Delhi: Without facing much competition from other Box Office releases, ‘Kapoor and Sons,’ starring Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, is doing pretty well as it has earned Rs. 31.43 crore within four days of its release.

  • CBDT eases taxation norms for bonds, debentures held by cos

    New Delhi: Seeking to simplify the procedure and promote ease of doing business, CBDT has said capital gains tax will be computed from the date of acquisition of financial instruments like bonds and debentures and not from the date of their conversion into shares.

  • Explosions heard at Brussels airport

    Brussels: Two explosions ripped through Brussels airport today during the morning rush hour as hundreds of passengers were trying to check in with authorities saying the blasts caused several injuries.

  • New drug for prostate cancer found promising

    New York: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have created a new molecule for prostate cancer that has shown great efficacy when tested in mice. The findings suggest that the new therapeutic might be a viable treatment for prostate cancer in humans too if it is found effective the future clinical trials. The treatment was designed to inhibit the activity of a protein called PAK-1, which contributes to the development of highly invasive prostate

  • Mullah Rasool detained in Pak, claim Taliban leaders

    Islamabad: Mullah Muhammad Rasool, the chief of a breakaway faction of the Afghan Taliban, has been detained by the Pakistani authorities. The two Taliban leaders, who claimed his detention, did not mention when Rasool was taken into custody. They, however, confirmed that he fled recent infighting in southern Afghanistan.

  • Injury woes for Pak as Riaz, Hafeez doubtful for clash against Kiwis

    Karachi: Pakistan fast bowler Wahab Riaz and batsman Mohammad Hafeez are in doubt to play the must-win World T20 match against unbeaten New Zealand due to their respective injuries. Haffez has been suffering from a pain in the right knee while Riaz was hit by a ball during the practice session, the Dawn reported. Reflecting on the news, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had confirmed that the left-arm bowler was hospitalised and later given

  • Owaisi in dock as Delhi Court seeks status report on ATR

    New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Tuesday sought an Action Taken Report (ATR) from the police on a criminal complaint requesting the registration of an FIR against AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi for his alleged sedition offences.

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    Drought in Maha has hit over 90 lakh farmer’s: Dia Mirza

    Dia Mirza, who has been very active in supporting varied social causes, recently took to Twitter to address a serious issue of water scarcity and drought urging people to save water whilst celebrating the festival of colours ‘Holi’. However, the tweet soon backfired, as several netizens decided to troll the actress on social media. While some reminded Dia of being a water tax defaulter way back in 2013, the others posted images

  • CM announces compensation to families of Latehar victims

    Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das today announced a financial assistance of Rs one lakh each to the two families of the persons who were killed and hanged on March 18 in Latehar district.

  • Over 64,000 hospitalised in northern Thailand for haze

    Bangkok: Haze in Thailand’s northern provinces has caused 64,108 people to be hospitalised, while more patients are expected as a result of the air pollution, the media reported on Tuesday. Suraphan Sangsawang, acting director of the Regional Health Promotion Centre, 10 Chiang Mai, said reports from 90 hospitals in the area showed that the number of patients with coronary artery and respiratory diseases has increased dramatically as the region’s haze worsened last

  • Indonesian drivers stage violent anti-Uber protest

    Jakarta: Thousands of Indonesian taxi and motorised rickshaw drivers today blocked major roads in the capital Jakarta, attacked vehicles and rallied outside parliament, in a violent protest against Uber and other ride-hailing apps. The drivers adorned their vehicles with signs saying “stop illegal taxis” and set fire to tyres, while some jumped up and down on cars that refused to participate and tried to attack drivers working for motorbike taxi-hailing services.