Free Press Journal
  • Hrithik’s ‘Thug’ not on lines of ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan starrer “Thug” is not inspired by popular Hollywood movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”. Vijay Krishna Acharya has signed the 42-year-old actor for his next film “Thug”, an action adventure which will be produced by the Yash Raj Films.

  • Will not allow any consular access for Jadhav, says Pakistan

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday officially turned down India’s request for consular access to alleged RAW agent Kulbushan Jadhav now under its arrest, a media report said. “Jadhav will not be granted consular access,” Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar said, alleging that Jadhav had entered the Pakistan territory for some “special objectives”, Geo TV reported.

  • Loans

    Govt for prudent settlement of bad loans, empowering PSBs

    New Delhi: Committing to support NPA-ridden public sector banks, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said they would be empowered and protected in case of “commercially prudent” settlement of bad debts.

  • Sensex

    Sensex trips 66 pts ahead of RBI meet, mixed global cues

    Mumbai: Market remained a picture of cautiousness today after the Sensex slipped 66 points to close at 26,777 as investors were on edge ahead of RBI’s policy meet tomorrow and a string of upcoming events this month carrying an element of uncertainty.

  • Obama’s Ramadan message includes swipe at Trump

    Washington: US President Barack Obama issued a message extending best wishes to Muslims in America and around the world at the start of Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. “For many, this month is an opportunity to focus on reflection and spiritual growth, forgiveness, patience and resilience, compassion for those less fortunate, and unity across communities,” he said in the message issued on Sunday evening.

  • coal

    Coalscam: Complicity of new persons have come up, CBI to court

    New Delhi: In a fresh turn of events, the CBI today told a special court that some documents and quizzing of an accused who wanted to turn approver, has brought to light the complicity of some more persons in a coal scam case in which Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal is one of the several accused.

  • Airfare

    Govt mulls policy on airfares; discussions at ‘highest level’

    New Delhi: The government has started discussions at the “highest level” to put in place a policy on airfares, including possible cap, as concerns persist over steep fluctuations in air ticket prices, especially during peak demand periods.

  • PM Modi, US likely to discuss Pakistan on NSG meet sidelines

    Washington D.C : A senior US lawmaker has said that there is every likelihood that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama would discuss ongoing developments in Pakistan and their impact on India and the larger South Asian region on the sidelines of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) meeting scheduled to be held in Washington this week.

  • AFSPA withdrawal

    No case of misuse of AFSPA in North East: Army

    Kolkata: Defending the imposition of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the North East, the Army today said there was no recent cases of misuse of the law in the region.

  • Malaysian artist charged for depicting PM as clown

    Kuala Lumpur: A Malaysian graphic artist was charged today with violating multimedia laws by caricaturing Prime Minister Najib Razak as a sinister clown to protest at allegations of massive corruption. Fahmi Reza’s depictions of Najib went viral earlier this year, and posters and stickers bearing the images have also appeared in public places, earning the designer-activist comparisons to street-art provocateurs like Banksy.

  • Aditya Sachdev murder: Bihar Police files chargesheet against Rocky

    Gaya: The Bihar Police on Monday filed a 462-page chargesheet against Rakesh Ranjan Yadav alias Rocky, the son of suspended JD (U) MLC Manorama Devi, in connection with the murder of teenager Aditya Sachdev.

  • ‘Terror attack’ kills 5 Jordan intelligence agents

    Amman: Five Jordanian intelligence agents were today killed in a “terrorist attack” on their office in a Palestinian refugee camp north of the capital Amman, the government said. Jordan is a leading member of the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in neighbouring Iraq and Syria and has been the target of jihadist attacks in the past.

  • Prohibitory orders clamped ahead of planned mahapanchayat

    Greater Noida: Prohibitory orders have been clamped and security stepped up in Bishada village in the wake of a proposed mahapanchyat today over demand for registration of an FIR against Mohammad Akhlaq’s family for alleged cow slaughter nine months after he was lynched over rumour that his family had eaten beef.

  • sting operation

    Sting ops: Cong pleads with EC against countermanding RS polls

    New Delhi: Congress today approached the Election Commission pleading against countermanding the election to four Rajya Sabha seats from Karnataka in the backdrop of “sting operations” purportedly showing MLAs negotiating a money deal in exchange for their votes.

  • Ukraine arrests Frenchman ‘planning Euro 2016 attacks’

    Kiev: Ukraine’s security service today said it had arrested a Frenchman who was allegedly planning to stage 15 terror attacks before and during the Euro 2016 football championship that starts in France later this week. SBU security service chief Vasyl Grytsak said the man intended to blow up “a Muslim mosque, a Jewish synagogue, tax collection organisations, police patrol units and numerous other locations.”

  • Laxmikant Parsekar

    Goa to beat K’taka, TN on IT front in coming years: Parsekar

    Panaji: Goa is slated to overtake states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in Information Technology (IT) sector in the coming years on account of the state’s talented youths, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said today.

  • Wrong anthem played at Uruguay-Mexico Copa match

    Glendale (Arizona): Uruguayan footballers were shocked and surprisingly looked at each other in bemusement when the wrong national anthem was played prior to their Copa America Centenario match against Mexico.

  • arjun kapoor

    Arjun Kapoor’s ‘fanboy’ moment with M.S. Dhoni

    Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor had a fanboy moment meeting cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni at a charity football match between India’s Test skipper Virat Kohli-led cricket stars and Abhishek Bachchan-led Bollywood celebrities here.

  • Zika infects brain cells, evades immune system detection

    Washington: The mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to serious birth defects, avoids immune system detection and directly infects the brain cells destined to become neurons, a new study has found. Researchers used a strain of Zika currently impacting the Americas, and found that the virus infects about 20 per cent of cells on average, evades immune system detection, and continues to replicate for weeks.