Free Press Journal
  • Sensex edges up in see-saw trade on monsoon, fund inflows

    Mumbai: After oscillating in a narrow range around the flat line, the BSE Sensex inched up higher for a second straight session to an over seven-month high, buoyed by arrival of monsoon rains in Kerala and continued foreign fund inflows following RBI’s accommodative policy.

  • Ponty shootout case: SC refuses to hear bail plea of Namdhari

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain the bail plea of sacked Uttarakhand minorities panel chief Sukhdev Singh Namdhari, accused in a 2012 shootout here that killed liquor baron Ponty Chadha and his brother Hardeep, saying charges against him were “grave”.

  • Long term desire to go back to academia: Raghuram Rajan

    New Delhi: Refusing to comment on intense speculation over his tenure extension, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan today said he has very “cordial” relations with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his long term desire is to go back to the academia.

  • Suicide attempts in adolescent boys may up premature heart risk

    New York: Teenagers, particularly boys, who try to attempt suicide or are close to someone who had attempted suicide are at a higher risk for heart disease in their 20s, finds a new study. The findings showed that young males had higher blood pressure and systemic low-grade inflammation if they had attempted suicide as a teenager.

  • Criticising your daughter for weight not a good idea

    New York: Passing judgement on your daughter about her weight in youth is more likely to cause her a poor body image, finds a new study suggesting that it may also impact her negatively in her later life.

  • Russia’s Irkut rolls out MS-21 passenger jet

    Moscow: Russian aircraft maker Irkut Corp. on Wednesday rolled out MS-21-300 airliners and said orders for the aircraft have reached 175 sets.  Aeroflot, the largest Russian airline, will be the first to apply the MS-21-300 aircraft, Xinhua news agency cited it as saying.

  • 4 killed in China’s surveillance helicopter crash

    Beijing: Four crew members of a marine surveillance helicopter were killed when the chopper crashed in a mountainous region in east China. The helicopter, coded China Marine Surveillance B-7115, was on a regular patrol yesterday before it went missing in the afternoon, East China Sea Branch of the State Oceanic Administration said.

  • Competition to get hotter for e-tailers, says Mohandas Pai

    Hyderabad: India’s e-commerce players would witness very tough competition in the next one to two years, and a section of them including biggies may shut shop unless they create a sustainable business model, says tech investor T V Mohandas Pai.

  • Will ‘Noor’ live up to ‘Karachi, You’re Killing Me!’?

    Karachi: Saba Imtiaz, the woman who penned ‘Karachi, You’re Killing Me!’ that is now getting a Bollywood adaptation, titled ‘Noor,’ feels that “the good elements of a novel should be taken and worked into a good story.”

  • EgyptAir plane resumes flight to China after bomb threat

    Cairo: An EgyptAir aircraft that made an emergency landing today in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat has resumed its flight to Beijing, Egyptian officials said, the latest in a series of deadly or damaging air travel incidents involving Egypt. The officials said no bomb was found after the Airbus A-330-220 and its passengers were searched by explosives experts and the plane took off for the Chinese capital four hours after it

  • BSEB chairman resigns in toppers’ scandal

    Patna: Amid mounting pressure with regard to alleged irregularities in the 10+2 toppers’ scandal, Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Chairman Lalkeshwar Prasad Singh today resigned from his post.

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    Ranbir furious over Kangana romance rumour

    New Delhi: Seems like Ranbir Kapoor did not take his romance rumour with Kangana Ranaut well as he snapped at it, branding it as “baseless.”

  • Fishermen seek PM’s intervention to save their compatriot

    Vadodara: As many as 18 fishermen from Gujarat, who were recently released from Pakistan have sought immediate intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saving the life of their compatriot, who has been languishing in a Pakistani jail for the last 14 months.

  • Ban Ki-moon hails Indo-US commitment to joining Paris accord

    New York: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the efforts made by India and the US to join the Paris Climate agreement, an official statement said. “The Secretary-General welcomes the domestic steps being undertaken by both countries to join the Paris Agreement as soon as possible, including in 2016, and their collaborative efforts to address climate change,” the press statement, released on Tuesday, said.

  • ‘Sairat’ helmer Nagraj Manjule forced ex-wife to abort

    New Delhi: Film-maker Nagraj Manjule, who became talk of the town following the phenomenal success of his Marathi film ‘Sairat,’ recently came under negative light with his former wife Sunita’s shocking revelations.

  • Festival of Indian Poetry to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Buenos Aires (Argentina): Embassy of India in Argentina is organising an Indian poetry Festival in association with the prestigious Inter American University (UIA) in Buenos Aires on 11 June along the Buenos Aires Poetry Festival (7-11 June).

  • Why people ignore friends for smartphones

    London: Internet addiction is the reason why people often snub social companion to concentrate on their smartphones, suggests a new research. According to researchers, addiction to internet has proliferated this behaviour — known as phubbing — wherein they are prompted to ‘phub’ as well as experience being ‘phubbed’ in social situations.

  • DDCA probe panel chief Chetan Sanghi gets central deputation

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Chetan Bhushan Sanghi, who had claimed to be under pressure for naming a “certain VIP” in the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) probe panel report, has been appointed Joint Secretary in Women and Child Development Ministry.