Free Press Journal
  • IDBI loan case: Kingfisher counters ED’s charges in court

    Mumbai: Kingfisher Airlines today moved an application in the special PMLA court here terming as “false and incorrect” Enforcement Directorate’s charges against its owner Vijay Mallya that he had siphoned off Rs 430 crore of the IDBI loan and used this money to acquire property abroad.

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    Vivek Oberoi to remake Iranian film ‘The Color of Paradise’

    While we have earlier reported about Vivek Oberoi venturing into production, the actor has already decided on the line-up of films he will be working on. One amongst them is the renowned Iranian film by Majid Majidi, ‘The Color of Paradise’.

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    In UP, BJP to bank on Ram, Modi and Mayawati model

    New Delhi: Almost 10 years after Mayawati’s “social engineering” helped her BSP capture power in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP is trying to emulate the model to regain lost glory in the country’s most populous and politically critical state.  “We sense strong anti-incumbency (against Samajwadi Party). There is also a substantial fall in Brahmin support for Mayawati. So we need to tap this vacuum,” a senior minister in the Narendra Modi government said.

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    India’s wholesale inflation stays in negative for 17th month

    New Delhi: As prices of pulses continued to remain firm, India’s annual wholesale inflation rose a tad to (-)0.85 percent for March from (-)0.91 percent in the month before, while remaining in the negative zone for the 17th straight month, official data showed on Monday.

  • High capex with poor returns to hurt PSUs’ credit profile: S&P

    New Delhi: Cautioning against higher capex by state-owned companies, Standard & Poor’s today said poor returns on such investments and increase in leverage could weaken their credit profiles in the long term and increase their dependence on the government for support.

  • BJP plan to bring Modi, Amit Shah for campaign in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram : BJP is all set to shift its election campaign in Kerala for the May 16 Assembly polls in top gear with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP national President Amit Shah among top party leaders slated to address some of the 70 rallies planned to be held by the party. As the campaign enters the next phase, BJP plans to get top leaders to address rallies from April 25, chief among being Union

  • Join peace talks or face consequences: Pak warns Taliban

    Islamabad :Embarrassed by Taliban’s refusal to join the fledgling peace process with the Afghan government, Pakistan has warned the insurgents to call-off their recently-proclaimed ‘spring offensive’ or face consequences, a media report said today. The Taliban earlier this month announced the start of “Operation Omari”, named after the late Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, pledging to launch large-scale offensives to oust the West-backed Afghan government from power.

  • Tattoo-like ‘e-skin’ turns your body into digital screen

    Tokyo: In a yet another example to integrate electronic devices with the human body, researchers from the University of Tokyo have developed an ultra-thin, protective layer that will help create “electronic skin” displays of blood oxygen level, e-skin heart rate sensors for athletes and other applications.

  • When it comes to taking pressure, Dhoni is the best: Nehra

    New Delhi: Hailing M S Dhoni as the best Indian captain in “pressure situations”, veteran pace bowler Ashish Nehra expressed his regret of not responding to feelers that the skipper had sent him to make a Test comeback in 2009, which would have helped him play more than the 17 matches.

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    Kangana to play comedian in Rajkumar Hirani’s next

    Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut may not be part of Rajkumar Hirani’s upcoming Sanjay Dutt biopic but the actress says she is in talks with the director for another project in which she will play a comedian.

  • Randeep Hooda undergoes surgery in capital

    New Delhi: Actor Randeep Hooda, who collapsed on the sets of Salman Khan-starrer “Sultan” on Sunday evening following a severe attack of appendicitis, was scheduled to undergo surgery at Fortis Hospital here on Monday.

  • Congress takes on PM Modi, asks progressive forces to unite

    New Delhi: Congress leader Manish Tewari on Monday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his rant of the grand old party in poll-bound West Bengal, saying the progressive forces need to come together to ensure the fundamental values on which India stands do not get diluted.

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    Dilip Kumar ‘better’, thanks well wishers for love

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar, who was hospitalised following respiratory problems, is feeling better now and has thanked fans for their wishes. The 93-year-old actor was admitted to Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra on April 16.

  • Two killed in Andhra firecrackers blast

    Visakhapatnam: At least two persons were killed and eight others injured when firecrackers exploded in Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam district on Monday, police said.
    The incident occurred in Guruvam village when the firecrackers allegedly stored in a house caught fire and exploded.

  • India should not claim Kohinoor: Govt tells SC

    New Delhi: The NDA Government on Monday told the Supreme Court that as per the Ministry of Culture, India should not stake a claim to the famed Kohinoor diamond as ‘it was neither stolen nor forcibly taken away.’

  • 36 killed during Myanmar’s water festival

    Nay Pyi Taw: A total of 36 people were killed and 316 injured during Myanmar’s Thingyan water festival, the media reported on Monday. During the five-day water festival, 14 people were killed and 235 injured in accidents while 17 deaths were registered in other cases, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Udta Punjab- Official trailer

    The trailer of Abhishek Chaubey’s upcoming film “Udta Punjab” and has even praised the lead star cast Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan for it.

  • Nitish stands by ‘RSS-free India’ chant

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that his call for an RSS-free India was just his personal opinion, adding the Sangh’s ideology is not in the nation’s benefit. “This is my opinion, nothing else. It’s my political view. The ideology of the RSS is not in benefit of the nation,” he said.