Free Press Journal
  • Woman affected by Deonar fire files online petition

    Mumbai: A resident affected by the fire incidents at the Deonar dumping ground here has started an online petition seeking the Prime Minister and the Supreme Court to uphold the rights of citizens to clean air.

  • ‘Committed’ Wenger in no mood to quit Arsenal

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has ruled out any plans to step down from the post despite receiving a flurry of criticism from fans following the club’s dip in form this season. The Frenchman’s job came under severe pressure after Arsenal’s exit from the FA Cup and the Champions League.

  • India to tour Caribbean for four-match Test series

    Barbados: West Indies Cricket Board has confirmed that they will host India for a four-match Test series later this summer. WICB president Dave Cameron said that they were waiting for the confirmation of the venues for the Test series, which would likely to take place between July and August. “The official word is that the tour is on. We are just awaiting confirmation of the venues now. And once we have done that, we

  • L’Oreal Paris in association with NDTV felicitate 8 ‘Women of Worth’ for their powerful contribution to the society

    Mumbai, 28th March 2015: It was a night dedicated to applauding and honoring accomplished Indian women as L’Oréal Paris in partnership with NDTV hosted the fifth edition of ‘Women of Worth Awards’. The award ceremony held at The Taj Lands End, Mumbai, felicitated the achievements of 8 exceptional women who have made a difference to the lives of others through their determination, conviction and drive.

  • Pakistani team visits Pathankot terrorist’s trail

    Pathankot: A Pakistani panel on Tuesday visited various locations, including a part of the IAF base, in Punjab to retrace the movement of suspected Pakistani terrorists who attacked it.

  • It’s ‘bhay, bhookh and bhrashtachar’ under Mamata: Amit Shah

    Kolkata: In a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday said Trinamool Congress’ slogan of ‘maa maati manusha’ has changed to “bhay, bhookh and bhrashtachar” (fear, hunger, corruption). “When Mamata came to power, not only the state but the entire country had hoped that Bengal will regain its lost glory. But in her five years, Mamata has taken Bengal only towards degradation,” said Shah

  • SC allows SEBI to sell Sahara properties

    New Delhi – The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed market regulator SEBI to go ahead with the sale of Sahara properties whose unencumbered title deeds are in its possession. The step is being taken to recover investors’ money that Sahara groups’ two companies had collected from public through Optionally Fully Convertible Debentures.

  • Playback singer P. Susheela enters Guinness World Records

    Chennai: Legendary playback singer P. Susheela has become the Guinness World Records title holder for the highest number of solo, duet and chorus backed songs in over six Indian languages. In an official certificate presented by Guinness it was verified that she has sung 17,695 solo, duet and chorus backed songs as on January 28, 2016.

  • Goa Defence Expo 2016

    Parrikar woos global investors with new DPP

    Panaji – After the thumbs up from India Inc to the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today sought to woo global investors, saying the newly unveiled policy provides a level-playing field for all stakeholders.

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    N Korea fires short-range ‘projectile’ into sea: S Korea

    Seoul: North Korea test-fired a short-range missile or rocket into the sea off its east coast today, South Korea’s military said, the latest in a series of launches amid rising tension on the divided peninsula. The North fired the “short-range projectile” from a location near the eastern city of Wonsan around 5:40 pm which flew about 200 kilometres, Seoul’s Joint Chief of Staff said in a statement.

  • Honeywell ties up with Indian manufacturer for auto refrigerant

    New Delhi: Honeywell announced its agreement and technology license with an Indian manufacturer to produce Honeywell Solstice®yf, an automobile refrigerant with a global warming potential of less than one.

  • Nifty, Sensex end with loses; remains below 25000 pts

    New Delhi: Equity benchmarks on Tuesday ended with loses as the Sensex declined 65.94 points to 24900.46 and the Nifty fell 18.10 points to 7597. Stocks like HDFC, Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy’s Labs, GAIL, Cipla and NTPC were down 1-3 percent while Tata Motors topped buying list on Sensex, up 3.5 percent followed by Reliance Industries, Infosys, Maruti, Axis Bank, Adani Ports, SBI, Bharti Airtel, Tata Steel and Hindalco Industries with 1-3 percent

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    Egypt plane hijacked to Cyprus, ‘no link to terrorism’

    Larnaca (Cyprus) – A hijacker seized an Egyptian airliner and forced it to land in Cyprus today, but nearly all of the passengers were quickly released and officials said the incident was not linked to terrorism.

  • NSE launches three Nifty based ETFs on Taiwan Stock Exchange

    New Delhi: Leading bourse NSE today launched three Nifty-based exchange traded funds (ETFs) on Taiwan Stock Exchange, a move that will provide investors with more strategic options to hedge risk and enrich their investment portfolio.

  • India business sentiment falls in March: Survey

    New Delhi: Indian business sentiment fell for the first time in three months in March as companies faced lower demand amid rising input prices adding to expectations of an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank, says a survey.

  • Reliance Defence to form venture with Israel’s Rafael

    Mumbai: Reliance Defence, a part of the Anil Ambani-led group, on Tuesday said it is forming a joint venture in India with Rafael of Israel for air-to-air missiles, air defence systems and large aerostats, with a seed capital of over Rs.1,300 crore.

  • Kohli zooms to top in ICC T20 rankings, India also No.1

    New Delhi: Powered by his marauding knocks in the World Twenty20 so far, Indian batsman Virat Kohli today became the top-ranked batsman in the ICC rankings, while India remained static at the No.1 spot in the team list. Kohli, who averages 92 after scoring 184 runs in four matches at a strike-rate of over 132, had entered the tournament 24 points behind Aaron Finch, but has now opened up a 68-point advantage over the Australian, the ICC said in

  • Mercedes launches S 400 sedan in India priced at Rs 1.31 cr

    New Delhi: German luxury car maker Mercedes- Benz today launched S 400 sedan in India priced at Rs 1.31 crore (ex-showroom Hyderabad) as it looks to further strengthen its position in the country.

  • Myanmar lifts state of emergency in troubled Rakhine state

    Yangon: Myanmar’s outgoing government today lifted a state of emergency in conflict-hit Rakhine, a parting gesture that coincides with turbulent relations between Aung San Suu Kyi’s new administration and the western state’s powerful Buddhist political party. Rahkine is deeply scarred by communal violence between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims that began in 2012, presenting one of the most acute challenges for Myanmar’s first popularly elected government in decades.