Free Press Journal
  • Jan Dhan, anti-black money steps major achievements: Ministry

    New Delhi: Listing its salient initiatives, the union finance ministry Sunday cited the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) and actions taken to curb black money as its major achievements in the seven months of the NDA rule.

  • No impact of missing flight on India operations: AirAsia

    Bengaluru: The disappearance of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia’s flight from Indonesia’s Surabaya to Singapore early Sunday has not affected its Indian operations, an airline spokesperson said.

  • Ranji: Mandeep, Yuvraj lift Punjab to 327/3, Iyer shines for Mumbai

    New Delhi: Mandeep Singh (not out 154) and Yuvraj Singh (not out 95) powered Punjab to 327 for three on the first day of their Ranji Trophy match against Saurashtra in Rajkot while Mumbai batsman Shreyas Iyer’s 153 helped the visitors reach 306 for four against Bengal at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata Sunday.

  • Pune FC to face Shillong Lajong in Federation Cup

    Vasco (Goa): Pune FC is all set to start their campaign in the Federation Cup on a positive note as they brace up against Shillong Lajong FC in a Group B encounter at the Tilak Maidan here Monday.

  • Truck full of explosives seized in Bengal

    Kolkata: A mini-truck full of explosives was seized Sunday from West Bengal’s Burdwan district, police said. The driver of the vehicle was arrested.

  • Agra to make World Heritage sites polythene free

    Agra/Mathura: The Agra Municipal Corporation will, for yet another time, launch a campaign to ban the use of polythene bags in the city, specially at World Heritage sites, from the New Year.

  • Indian music complex: Israeli DJ

    Pune: Israeli electronic music producer and DJ Borgore says Indian music is hard to understand, but he wants to team up with the country’s artists.

  • Farah Khan to host ‘Bigg Boss’ special series

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Farah Khan will be seen as the host of special series “Bigg Boss Halla Bol” and she is looking forward to build a unique experience for the viewers.

  • Ball boy to champion, golfer Shankar Das

    Kolkata: A rags-to-riches story unfolded at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club Sunday when local boy Shankar Das hit the winning shot which he later described as the ‘best win’ of his life.

  • NATO ends combat mission in Afghanistan

    Kabul: The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Sunday formally ended its 13-year-old combat mission in Afghanistan.

  • Ahmadi man shot dead in Pakistan

    Lahore: In an alleged “faith driven attack”, a young man belonging to the minority Ahmadi community has been shot dead in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

  • Our fielding was below standard but India batted well: Harris

    Melbourne: Australian pacer Ryan Harris today expressed disappointment at his team’s “below standard” fielding but heaped praise on Indian batsmen, in particular Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli, for their performance on day three of the third cricket Test here.