Free Press Journal
  • Shahid Kapoor wraps up ‘Rangoon’ shoot

    Mumbai: Shahid Kapoor has finished shooting for “Rangoon”, where he is donning his career’s most demanding role. The 35-year-old actor, who is reteaming with Vishal Bhardwaj for the period drama, is receiving praise for his stint as a drug addict rockstar in his forthcoming project “Udta Punjab”.

  • Uniform definition for non-performing assets on the cards

    London: At a time when Indian banks are battling the bad loan menace, global banking regulators’ body BIS has proposed a uniform definition for non-performing assets and forbearance to ensure consistency in disclosures. The Bank for International Settlements’ (BIS) proposal also assumes significance amid efforts from Indian banks and other authorities to recover loans from wilful defaulters, including the beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya.

  • Freedom fighter Dheeran Chinnamalai remembered by AIADMK, DMK

    Chennai: AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today paid floral tributes to freedom fighter and Kongu Chief Dheeran Chinnamalai on his 261st birth anniversary. The Chief Minister paid floral tributes to the portrait of Chinnamalai here today, a party release said.

  • Girl thrown off roof for resisting rape

    Muzaffarnagar: A 15-year-old girl was thrown off the roof of a poultry farm when she resisted a rape attempt by two persons at Kidwai Nagar locality under the Kotwali police station. Police said the farm owner and his servant Kallu allegedly picked up the girl and took her to the farm.

  • Saudi Arabia warns economic fallout if US congress passes 9/11 bill

    New York: The Barack Obama-led government has been warned by Saudi Arabia that it would sell off American assets worth $750 billion if the US Congress passes a bill declaring the latter responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks. “The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill’s passage. The Saudi threats have been the subject of intense discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the State Department and the

  • Niti Aayog favours exporting value-added iron ore products

    New Delhi:  Government’s think tank Niti Aayog has formed an inter-ministerial committee, which will submit a report on the need to shift from exporting iron ore to its value-added products in a bid to boost India’s manufacturing capabilities.The panel, headed by Steel Secretary Aruna Sundararajan, was set up last month and comprises senior officials from the Coal Ministry, state governments of Odisha, Chhattisgarh,Jharkhand, Karnataka, miner NMDC and other stakeholders, a source said.

  • PM Modi to address two rallies in poll-bound WB

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday address two rallies in Krishnanagar and Kolkata in poll-bound West Bengal. The Prime Minister’s first address will be at Nadia district’s Krishnanagar, which is likely to begin at around 3.30 p.m., while the second one will be in West Bengal’s capital city.

  • Restrictions lifted in Srinagar

    Srinagar: Authorities today lifted restrictions in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, while the curbs on the movement of people in Kupwara continued for the fifth day following killing of five persons in security forces action since Tuesday. Mobile Internet services remain snapped across the Valley.A police official said there are no restrictions in Srinagar today.He said the restrictions, imposed on Wednesday in six police station areas of the city, were

  • Waist not weight puts you at greater liver disease risk

    Washington D.C:  When it comes to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease complications, it is waist that matters, not the weight, according to a recent study. The study demonstrated that a build-up of fat around the waist can cause more serious complications than obesity in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

  • Aguero treble inspires Man City’s 3-0 rout of Chelsea

    Johannesburg: Sergio Aguero netted a scintillating hat-trick as Manchester City capped off a memorable week in grandeur after thrashing title holders Chelsea 3-0 in the Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge. The Argentine international was ably supported by Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who played a key role in two of Aguero’s goals either side of half-time, Sport24 reported.

  • Dev Patel still ‘best friends’ with ex Freida Pinto

    London: Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel says he is still best friends with his ex-girlfriend Freida Pinto despite ending their relationship in 2014. The pair, who met on the set of “Slumdog Millionaire”, – split after six years together. Dev, however, said they are still close and he will always cherish memories of their relationship, reported Femalefirst.

  • Lions roar past Mumbai Indians

    Mumbai :  Riding on a superb bowling performance followed by Aaron Finch’s unbeaten 67, Gujarat Lions outplayed Mumbai Indians by three wickets at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday to keep their winning run intact in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • Handwara firing: Mehbooba applies balm

    Srinagar/New Delhi :  Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday visited curfew-bound Handwara town to take stock of the situation even as the Central government decided to send more paramilitary forces to the state – on the boil for four days over civilian killings by security forces.

  • Tata Consultancy Services fined $940-million by US Court

    New York/Mumbai :  India’s top IT company Tata Consultancy Services has been fined $940-million by a US Federal Court in Wisconsin for allegedly stealing software information. The Indian company said it intended to appeal against the verdict in higher courts.

  • Yeddyurappa

    B S Yeddyurappa visits drought hit areas in car worth Rs 1 crore

    Bengaluru :  How about visiting the dying in drought-hit areas in a Rs 1 crore car? Well, that is what the newly-appointed BJP chief of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa, was trying to do till the media pounced on him, forcing him to slam the brakes on his plan.

  • No climate of intolerance in India: Jaitely

    Washington : Even as Shahrukh Khan reignited the debate on intolerance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitely was quick to point that there could be “stray” incidents of people on either side of the political spectrum making irresponsible statements but this could not be generalised as prevalence of a climate of intolerance in the country.

  • No patriot greater than me: SRK re-ignites debate

    New Delhi :  His remark on “intolerance” in India propelled many political parties and social media users to speak against him. Calling it an “obscurantist issue”, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says it’s not good to question his nationality as he feels there is “no patriot greater than me” in the country.

  • Big haul of drug used to make Ecstasy busted

    Mumbai :  In one of the biggest drug hauls ever made in the country, the Thane Police have seized 18.5 tonnes of the drug ‘Ephidrine’ which was being produced in a factory at Sholapur to be sold in the international market.

  • Vijay Mallya

    Vijay Mallya Row: Lifelines gone, no escape now

    Mumbai :  The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday moved an application in the special Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court, seeking an open-dated non-bailable warrant against liquor baron Vijay Mallya. However, the special court on Saturday said that it will announce its order on April 18.

  • Sharif in London, even Imran and Zardari are there

    London : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s presence in London, shortly after the Panama Papers leak, sparked speculation on Saturday about his political future.