Free Press Journal
  • New Zealand England Prediction

    World Cup 2015 astrological prediction: New Zealand vs England

    Wellington: Hammered by hosts Australia in their lung-opener, England face another stern test when they take on the unbeaten New Zealand in their Pool A match of the cricket World Cup, here tomorrow. England could not have thought of a more nightmarish start to their World Cup campaign as Australia inflicted a humiliating 111-run defeat on them.

  • Emirates rejects Delta apology over chief’s 9/11 claims

    Dubai: Emirates Airline today rejected an apology by Delta over remarks by the US carrier’s chief, in which it said he appeared to suggest a link between Gulf carriers and the September 11 attacks. “Emirates rejects the apology issued by Delta Air Lines in response to comments made by its CEO… which intimated a link between the Gulf carriers and the 9/11 attacks,” the Dubai-based carrier said.

  • New CDR provision to push NPAs steeply to 5.7% in FY16: Icra

    Mumbai: With the regulatory forbearance on restructured assets coming to an end from April, bad loans of banks may increase sharply to 5.7 per cent next fiscal, a report has warned. “Withdrawal of the regulatory forbearance on restructured advances may lead to a sharp increase in banks’ gross NPAs to 5.1 to 5.7 per cent by March 2016 from 4.5 per cent as of December 2014,” domestic rating agency Icra’s senior vice-president Vibha

  • Burn Standard shuts Howrah plant after assault on officials

    Kolkata: State-owned iconic wagon-maker Burn Standard Thursday suspended work at its factory in West Bengal’s Howrah town and lodged a police complaint naming five people including Trinamool Congress leaders for a purported assault on two of its officials. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, however, dismissed reports of any assault.

  • HC reinstates bus conductor dismissed over caste certificate

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has reinstated a municipal bus conductor, who was dismissed after 20 years in service as his caste certificate was invalidated by a government committee, observing that action against him reflected non-application of mind by authorities.

  • Air India

    Air India to connect Rajkot with Delhi

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India today said it will connect the national capital with the Gujarat town Rajkot from February 23 through a weekly flight. The airline will deploy its new 70-seater ATR-72-600 on this route, the airline said, adding the flight will leave Delhi at 0550 hrs and arrive at Rajkot at 0815 hrs. It will depart for Delhi at 0845 hrs to land back at 1110 hrs.

  • Godrej Properties joins hands with Snapdeal

    Mumbai: Realty firm Godrej Properties today said it has tied up with Snapdeal to offer online booking of its real estate projects. Godrej Properties already offers online booking through its website and has added this additional sales channel to further enhance customer access, the company said.

  • Sonakshi Sinha

    I love wearing sunglasses, says Sonakshi Sinha

    New Delhi: Sonakshi Sinha, who was recently announced as the brand ambassador of Foster Grant Eyewear in Mumbai, said that she loves wearing sunglasses.

  • Priyadarshan to make his Bollywood come back

    Thiruvananthapuram: Ace director Priyadarshan is all set to make his Bollywood return after a gap of two years. The 58-year-old veteran opened his mind and spoke about what he intends to do from now on in a chat with IANS. “I have lined up two projects in Bollywood … one is with Akshay Kumar and the second one is for Arjun Kapoor,” he said.

  • JD-U recognised as opposition party, BJP to support Manjhi

    Patna: A day ahead of Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s floor test in the assembly, Speaker Uday Narain Choudhary notified JD-U leader Vijay Kumar Chaudhary as leader of opposition, replacing Nand Kishore Yadav of the BJP which will support Manjhi during the confidence vote.

  • Patna HC disallows dissident JD(U) MLAs from voting tomorrow

    Patna: In a setback to Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s camp ahead of the floor test, the Patna High Court today disallowed four dissident JD(U) MLAs from casting their ballot in the crucial confidence vote tomorrow. The four MLAs had prayed to the court to grant them permission for voting tomorrow but a division bench of justices Iqbal Ahmad Ansari and Chakradhari Sharan Singh did not allow them.

  • Mumbai FC take on table toppers Royal Wahingdoh tomorrow

    Mumbai: Boosted by their first win this season against Salgaocar, a confident Mumbai FC will take on table toppers Royal Wahingdoh in the I-League football match at the refurbished Cooperage ground tomorrow. The emphatic 3-1 win over Goa’s Salgaocar last Friday was the shot-in-the-arm for Mumbai FC after a string of three losses and one draw in the league.

  • Krish gets the better of Wadhwa to clinch U-19 boys’ title

    Mumbai: West Bengal’s Krish Kapur overcame Maharashtra’s Harshvardhan Wadhwa to clinch the Under-19 boys’ title in the two-Star Matunga Gymkhana All India Junior Open squash tournament here today. Kapur got the better of Wadhwa 11-9 11-4 12-14 11-3 to win the title.

  • Customs officials under DRI scanner for ‘illegal clearance’

    Mumbai: Following the seizure of imported cigarettes worth Rs 5 crore from the inland container depot at Bhusawal in Jalgoan district of Maharashtra recently, some Customs officials have come under the scanner of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).

  • Rajan Welukar

    Mumbai University VC asked to abstain from attending duties

    Mumbai: In a major setback to Mumbai University Vice-Chancellor Rajan Welukar, a few months before his retirement, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao has directed him to abstain from attending the office and discharging his duties as the VC with immediate effect.

  • HC directs company to remove CCTV camera from rest room

    Chennai: The Madras High Court today directed a pharmaceutical company here to remove CCTV camera from its employee’s rest room immediately since it is the employee’s “private area”. Justice C S Karnan, allowing a petition by the employees union of Raptakos, Brett and Company Limited seeking an order to the company for the removal of the camera in the rest room, said “the rest room area of the employees is a private area

  • BJP protests against Bihar speaker’s decision

    New Delhi: The BJP Thursday protested against Bihar Speaker Uday Narain Choudhary’s decision to notify JD-U leader Vijay Kumar Chaudhary as the leader of opposition in the state assembly, replacing the party’s Nand Kishore Yadav. “The BJP has not yet announced whether we have to support any party. How did the speaker take away the opposition party tag from the BJP?” asked senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain.

  • HTC elevates India marketing head to South Asia division

    New Delhi: Taiwan-based smartphone maker HTC Corporation has picked its Indian unit’s marketing chief Manu Seth to head South Asia marketing division. “Manu Seth, currently Head of Marketing for HTC India, will become Senior Director, Head of Marketing for South Asia,” HTC Corporation said in a statement.