Free Press Journal
  • Peter Mukherjea

    Sheena case: HC seeks CBI’s response on Peter’s bail plea

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked CBI for its response on the bail plea of former media baron Peter Mukerjea, arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of his wife Indrani’s daughter Sheena Bora.

  • British-Pound

     Pound falls to 30-year low against dollar after Brexit vote

    London: European stocks extended their losses on Monday with the British pound falling to its lowest level in almost 31 years in the wake of the economic and political uncertainty following Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union. The sterling dropped more than 3 per cent to $1.32 against the dollar — the lowest level since September 1985. The euro was also under pressure, down almost one percent against the greenback.

  • doctor

     ‘Bad’ cholesterol not behind elderly deaths: Researchers

    New York: Older people with high levels of “bad” or low-density lipoprotein (LDL-C) cholesterol live as long, and often longer, than their peers with low levels of the same cholesterol, a University of South Florida professor and an international team of experts have found. The findings, which came after analysing past studies involving more than 68,000 participants over 60 years of age, call into question the “cholesterol hypothesis,” which suggested that people

  • asha-kumari

    Asha Kumari rejects quit demands, says has Sonia’s mandate

    New Delhi: At the centre of a controversy over her conviction in a land grab case, an unfazed Congress secretary in-charge of Punjab Asha Kumari today rejected demands for her resignation, asserting she had party chief Sonia Gandhi’s “full mandate”.

  • Nawaz-Sharif

    Bhutto’s PPP files petition seeking disqualification of PM Sharif

    Islamabad: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has filed a petition with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) seeking disqualification of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his four relatives from the National Assembly for not fulfilling requirements under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution. Pakistan People’s Party leaders Sardar Latif Khosa and Faisal Kareem Kundi, also named Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Captain Safdar and Hamza Shahbaz in

  • glass-bridge-china

     China tests safety of world’s longest glass bridge with truck

    Beijing: Chinese officials today successfully drove a two-tonne truck onto the world’s longest and highest glass bridge in China’s central Hunan province to conduct a safety test ahead of its scheduled opening next month. To further convince the public of the sturdiness of the 430-meter bridge tucked between two steep cliffs at Zhangjiajie which is 300 meters above the ground, 20 volunteers used hammers to try to smash the glass, before an all-terrain

  • Google-i-o_Sunil Pichai

    Sundar Pichai’s Quora account hacked

    New York: The same team that earlier broke into Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts has now hacked into Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s account on the question-answer website Quora, media reports said on Monday.

  • Jwala-Ashwini

    Jwala-Ashwini eye an encore at Canada Open

    Calgary (Canada) : Defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will aim to shed off their inconsistent run in the run-up to the Rio Olympics when they take the court at the $55,000 Canada Open badminton tournament starting here on Tuesday. With a little more than a month to go for the Rio Games, India’s top duo Jwala and Ashwini haven’t been particularly encouraging. At the Uber Cup in May, the 2010

  • Maharashtra’s distressed farmers to get free seeds

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today came forward to help the state’s distressed farmers by signing an MoU with the Indian Merchants’ Chamber to provide seeds free of cost to those farmers who had taken crop loans during 2012-13 and 2013-14 and are defaulters as of today.

  • airasia

    AirAsia unveils promo fares for one-way domestic trips

    Chennai: Low-cost airline AirAsia today launched promotional fares starting Rs 786 (all inclusive) for a one-way trip to domestic destinations. The fares are available till July 3 for journey dates between February 1 and April 30, 2017. “AirAsia is announcing an exclusive ‘Fly like a Superstar’ promotion which features all-in-fares from Rs 786 one-way to domestic destinations in India connected by AirAsia departing from Bengaluru or New Delhi,” the airline said in

  • Google

    Google may launch its own handset to take on Apple

    London: In an apparent move to take on Apple’s dominance in the lucrative high-end smartphone market, search engine giant Google may release its own brand of handset by the end of this year, according to a media report. The technology giant is in discussions with mobile operators about releasing a Google-branded phone, the Telegraph reported on Sunday, citing sources familiar with the discussions.

  • ranbir

    Why Ranbir Kapoor wants ‘Ae Dil Hain Mushkil’ to release before ‘Jagga Jaoos’ ?

    New Delhi: If sources are to be believed, Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor wants his film ‘Ae Dil Hain Mushkil’ to be released before ‘Jagga Jasoos’. PinkVilla quoted a source, as saying that the last few releases of Ranbir did not do well at the box office, adding that he is pretty excited with the way ‘Ae Dil Hain Mushkil’ is shaping up and wants this to be his next release.

  • sultan

     ‘Sultan’ to release on July 6

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan’s much awaited film “Sultan” will release on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Director Ali Abbas Zafar took to Twitter to confirm the release date of the film which was scheduled to open on Eid. “Sultan will release on 6th July 2016,” Zafar tweeted.

  • suicide

    Four each from two seperate families commit suicide in Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram/Palakkad: Eight persons, four each of two families, allegedly committed suicide in two separate incidents in Kerala, police said today.  Four women and three children including a one year-old infant were among those deceased. According to police, husband, wife and two children of a family were found dead at their rented house in Thonnakkal nearby here this morning.

  • train

    Two new Express trains to be flagged off from Indore

    Indore: Union Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha will flag off two new Express trains from here to Kochuveli and Pune tomorrow. Sinha is going to flag off Indore Kochuveli weekly Express and Indore-Pune bi-weekly Express here.

  • nse

    NSE to file draft papers for domestic listing by Jan 2017

    Mumbai: Ending speculation about its listing plans, top stock exchange NSE today said it has decided to get listed in India as well as abroad and will file draft papers with Sebi for domestic listing by January 2017.

  • Tax

    TCS to be levied above Rs 2 lakh only if payment in cash: CBDT

    New Delhi: CBDT has issued a new circular clarifying that the Tax Collected at Source (TCS) levy will not be applicable when cash part of the payment for certain goods or services is less than Rs 2 lakh, even when the total payment is more than this amount.