Free Press Journal
  • Pakistan scrape past Zimbabwe in first World Cup win 

    Brisbane: Despite a spirited fight by Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura (35), Pakistan managed their first World Cup Pool B win — by 20 runs — at the Gabba. After an extremely slow start, Pakistan managed to reach 235/7 thanks to Man-of-the-Match Wahab Riaz’s (54 not out) first One-Day International (ODI) half-century.

  • Ananth Kumar BJP

    ‘BJP-PDP will provide stable, pro-people Govt’: Ananth Kumar

    Chennai: Union Chemical and Fertilizers Minister Ananth Kumar on Sunday stated that the purpose of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) alliance was to provide a stable and pro-people government in Jammu and Kashmir. “The purpose of this alliance in the state of Jammu Kashmir is to provide a stable and pro-people government for six years,” Kumar told media persons here.

  • Mukul Roy

    Mukul Roy’s sack part of proxy war in Bengal

    Kolkata: The wrath of West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee has taken toll of her most powerful aide Mukul Roy. Once looked upon as the party’s number two Mukul has been stripped of all party posts including general secretary, Leader of Trinamool Congress in the Rajya Sabha and Working Committee member.

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Pak, militants allowed conducive atmosphere for polls: Mufti

    Jammu: Soon after taking oath, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today stoked a controversy saying Hurriyat, militant outfits and “people from across the border”, an oblique reference to Pakistan, allowed conducive atmosphere for assembly polls, drawing sharp reaction from NC leader Omar Abdullah who demanded that BJP clarify its stand.

  • India offers help to avalanche-hit Afghanistan

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani offering help in relief and rescue operations following a series of avalanches in the mountainous country, officials said. Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted that Modi wrote to Ghani saying India is “deeply saddened by the loss of lives in avalanches in different parts of Afghanistan”.

  • Omar Abdullah

    Cong, NC, CPI-M take potshots at PDP-BJP alliance in J&K

    New Delhi/Jammu: Taking a swipe at the new PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress today said Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed should be “careful” about BJP’s conversion agenda while National Conference wondered how ministers of the saffron party, whose idealogue had opposed the state’s Constitution, now owed allegiance to it. “It was less a swearing-in ceremony, more a national executive committee meeting of the BJP held in Jammu,” Leader of Opposition in

  • mumbai bullion

    Gold deposit scheme can fetch Rs 1 trillion: SBI Research

    Mumbai: Describing the proposed gold deposit scheme as “game changer”, the SBI’s economic research department has said it will help attract at least Rs 1 trillion in deposits on the precious metal. “The proposed introduction of a gold deposit scheme is a big positive and conservative estimates show that the monetary value of gold deposits mobilised may be at least Rs 1 trillion,” it said in note today. It will be a “game

  • Vistara to have fleet size of 20 aircraft by 2018

    New Delhi: Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, today said its fleet size will be increased to 20 by 2018, from five at present. Phee Teik Yeoh, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara (Tata SIA) Airlines Ltd also said that the aviation industry in India is facing challenges such as high fuel cost and a high tax regime. “By April, we will have 6 aircraft and gradually increase to 9 by

  • Budget: Super rich senior citizens to take biggest hit

    New Delhi: Individuals with an annual income of above Rs 10 lakh but below Rs one crore have emerged as the biggest beneficiaries of the new taxation proposals, if they are aged below 60 years, while the super rich above this age bracket will be hit the hardest. As per an analysis of new income tax proposals, an individual aged below 60 years can make additional saving of up to Rs 24,596 a

  • ATF price hiked by 8.2%; non-subsidised LPG to cost Rs 5 more

    New Delhi: Jet fuel price was today hiked by a steep 8.2 per cent while the rates of non-subsidised LPG was increased by Rs 5 per cylinder on firming international oil rates. The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, in Delhi was hiked by Rs 3,849.97 per kilolitre, or 8.2 per cent, to Rs 50,363 per kl, oil companies announced today. The rate hike follows seven consecutive monthly cuts since

  • Black Money

    Black money holders will have a last chance to disclose assets

    New Delhi: Indians holding black money abroad will be given a last chance to disclose their overseas bank accounts or wealth to the government and avoid a jail term. Revealing this, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha today said the failure to unveil assets abroad will invite a rigorous jail term of up to seven years, while concealment of income and tax evasion would result in 10-year imprisonment.

  • Aejaz Gulab wants to direct Salman

    Mumbai: Aejaz Gulab, who made his debut as a director with “Ab Tak Chhappan 2”, says he is planning to approach superstar Salman Khan for his next. “As a filmmaker everybody wants to grow and as far as I am concerned, I am very good friends with Salman Khan. I want to work with him in my next project and I will soon be approaching him for the same,” Gulab told IANS.

  • Jacqueline Fernandez hits 1 million fans on Instagram

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez has reached a new milestone on photo-sharing social media service Instagram with 1 million followers. The 29-year-old Sri Lankan beauty has been an active Instagram user and keeps sharing photos of her day-to-day activities with her fans on the site.

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    Character is the new hero in Bollywood: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

    New Delhi: Citing example of his latest film ‘Badlapur’, which ditched the cliched image of a hero and a villain, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says Bollywood is doing away with fixed caricatures and welcoming character-driven stories. ‘The Lunchbox’ star feels the industry is in an exciting phase right now as even top stars are experimenting with their image.

  • Farhan Akhtar

    Farhan Akhtar heads to Kashmir for ‘Wazir’ shoot

    Mumbai: Actor-director Farhan Akhtar, who is currently busy filming ‘Wazir’, is travelling to Srinagar, Kashmir for the movie’s final shooting schedule. The upcoming drama, which has been directed by Bejoy Nambiar of ‘Shaitan’ fame, also stars Amitabh Bachchan, besides Akhtar. “Off to Srinagar now for the final schedule on ‘Wazir’.. Flight delayed by an hour… good things come to those who wait, I guess,” the 41-year-old ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ star posted on twitter.

  • Maha govt to act on complaints carrying name of complainants

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided that only those complaints which will carry names of the complainant and required details will be entertained while those with pseudonyms, false signatures and vague ones will be ignored. “A complaint that does not have the complainant’s name and his contact address will not be looked into and any information or complaint stated in the letter will not be entertained. Such complaints will merely be filed away,”

  • RBI

    PDMA, inflation targeting may reduce RBI powers: analysts

    Mumbai: The move to set up a separate Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) to manage market government borrowings and public debt and also a Monetary Policy Committee for inflation targeting may reduce the powers of the central bank, says analysts. The proposals are a way of curtailing the powers of the Reserve Bank, apart from increasing the debt burden on the nation, a leading tax and banking expert said.

  • Angry over missing Govt file, HC directs FIR against officers

    Mumbai: Observing that information under Right to Information Act (RTI) cannot be denied to a citizen, the Bombay High Court has directed Deputy Secretary of Urban Development Department in Maharashtra to register an FIR against officers responsible for a ‘missing’ file. A division bench of the HC further directed that after filing the FIR, the investigation must be completed within six months and it should be headed by an officer not below the

  • ‘Osama’s nod was sought for Mumbai-style attacks in Europe’

    New York: A top al-Qaeda figure sought Osama bin Laden’s permission in 2010 to allow an operative to move to Iran with a team of terrorists so that they could train to launch Mumbai-style attacks in Europe, according to newly released documents. The documents also showed that Osama was very much in-charge of al-Qaeda and remained a key decision maker till he was killed in the 2011 Navy SEALs raid in Pakistan’s garrison

  • Smart Helmet

    Google Glass-like motorcycle helmet to hit stands soon

    New York: Real motorcycle riding may soon become a 3D videogame-like experience with an augmented reality motorcycle helmet.  Developed by a San Francisco-based start up Skully, the helmet will have a screen on the bottom right portion of its visor that shows the rider information like a map with GPS navigation.