Free Press Journal
  • income tax

    Income tax refunds of Rs 1.19 lakh cr pending in last 3 yrs

    New Delhi: Income tax refunds to the tune of over Rs 1.19 lakh crore is pending for the last three fiscals, starting 2012-13, Parliament was informed today. “Income-tax refunds amounting to Rs 1,19,964.13 crore relating to last three assessment years are pending as on March 5, 2015,” Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. The pending amount for current fiscal so far is Rs 68,032.21 crore; Rs 43,963.42 crore in 2013-14 and Rs 7,968.51 crore

  • car-passenger

    Passenger car sales up 7 percent in February: SIAM

    New Delhi: Domestic passenger car sales increased by 6.85 percent in February which stood at 171,727 units from 160,717 units off-take in the corresponding month of 2014, industry data showed. According to data furnished by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), total passenger vehicle sales, which include cars, utility vehicles and vans, went up by 6.16 percent at 231,165 units from 217,750 units sold in February 2014.

  • ryan_giggs

    Ryan Giggs backs ‘out of form’ Angel Di Maria

    Johannesburg: Manchester United football team assistant manager Ryan Giggs has backed star winger Angel Di Maria to lead the club’s charge in their quest for success in the Premier League this season, despite the Argentine struggling form since his British record transfer from Real Madrid to Old Trafford.

  • Roger Federer

    Roger Federer wants another Wimbledon trophy if given choice of further Slam titles

    Wellington: 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has expressed that if he could add just one more trophy to his record haul, it would be at Wimbledon. Speaking to reporters on the eve of a exhibition match against Grigor Dimitrov at Madison Garden, the Swiss maestro said that Wimbledon would be his favourite choice if he had a choice right then, adding that it was possible to win at the All England Club, reported.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    MS Dhoni’s India now only second to Ricky Ponting’s World Cup win record

    Hamilton: With nine straight World Cup wins under their belt, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led India stand only second to Ricky Ponting’s Australian side that registered 24 consecutive victories in the showpiece event. India now stand second alongside Clive Lloyd’s West Indies in terms of consecutive victories in World Cup.

  • Rajnath Singh

    Our priority is country’s security, not alliance: Rajnath Singh

    Ghaziabad: Amid the raging controversy over release of a Kashmiri separatist leader, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today asserted that his government’s top priority was national security and not the continuance of the government in the state where BJP is an alliance partner. His remarks come a day after the Prime Minister made it clear in Parliament that release of separatist leader Masarat Alam was not acceptable and that the government won’t tolerate any

  • Mumbai terror attack, Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi

    Hand over Lakhvi to India or international court: Royce to Pak

    New Delhi: Criticising Pakistan for failure to contain extremist groups, an influential US Senator today asked it to either hand over Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to India or present him to the International Criminal Court in the Hague for crimes against humanity. Chairman of the powerful US House Foreign Relations Committee Ed Royce also said “certain families in Gulf states” are funding 600 Deobandi schools in Pakistan which was a major cause of concern.

  • Masarat Alam, Mufti

    Alam release: Will not allow soft policy on such issues, says BJP

    New Delhi: Amidst the row with its ruling coalition partner PDP in Jammu and Kashmir over the release of separatist leader Masarat Alam, BJP today said it had a “zero -tolerance policy towards terrorism and separatism” and did not agree with the move. Asked about the issue which has rocked the PDP-BJP alliance within days of its government taking charge in J-K, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that not only did

  • ‘Mufti govt to abide by court orders on release of prisoners’

    Jammu: Unfazed by the controversy over the release of separatist Masarat Alam, Peoples Democratic Party today said the Jammu and Kashmir government will abide by the court directives on the release of political prisoners. “Whatever the Supreme Court and courts tell us, we are going to abide by that (on release of political prisoners in future)”, senior PDP leader and Minister for Sports, Imran Raza Ansari told reporters on the sidelines of

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Shiv Sena demands filing of a case of ‘treason’ against Mufti

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Monday alleged that separatist elements are gaining ground in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed becoming the chief minister of the state and demanded that a case of treason to be filed against him. “Jammu and Kashmir is a sensitive area. Whatever is happening there is because of Pakistan. Even yesterday, Geelani met the Pakistan High Commissioner and spoke about Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Kim Kardashian, Kayne West

    Kim, baby North pose for photographs in bed

    Paris: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who has been flaunting bizarre and unique looks at the Paris Fashion Week, took some time off to spend time with her little one North West.  Kim took to the social media to post two photographs — in one posing for the camera while cuddling up to North while she was sleeping with pearls around her neck and in the other, kissing the little one’s cheek

  • Daniel Portman

    “Game of Thrones” actor Daniel Portman to visit India

    New Delhi :  Scottish actor Daniel Portman, known for playing Podrick Payne on the hit TV show “Game of Thrones”, will attend the upcoming Bangalore Comic Con 2015. The three-day festival will take place at White Orchid Convention Centre from April 3-5. Portman becomes the second International actor to be the special guest at Comic Con India. Last year, Mark Gatiss, actor, co-creator and executive producer of the hit series “Sherlock” attended

  • Madonna

    I’m not allowed to attend daughter’s university games: Madonna

    Los Angeles:  Pop queen Madonna has revealed daughter Lourdes has banned her from attending her university games.  The 56-year-old “Material Girl” hitmaker to four kids– Lourdes, Mercy, Rocco and David. The 18-year-old Lourdes studies at the University of Michigan, which is also Madonna’s alma matter. The singer said though she is a worried mother, she does keep her distance in order to have the spotlight on her daughter, reported Madonna.

  • Sushant Singh Rajput

    I am a selfish actor: Sushant Singh Rajput

    Mumbai:  ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’ star Sushant Singh Rajput says the suspense drama is a special film in his career. The actor, 29, called upon his fans to watch ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!’ so that the other stories of Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s can get the big screen treatment.  “In my eight years of career I think I have not worked on something like this. We all have worked very hard and put our best. I

  • Solar Impulse 2

    Solar-powered plane enters Pakistan

    Islamabad: The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), which aims to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel entered Pakistani air space on Tuesday.  It will fly through Pakistan for six hours, Radio Pakistan reported.  Later, the plane will land in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat state.  The aircraft, which took off from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, touched down in Muscat following

  • Mans Smile, Hostile

    Read a man’s smile to find if he is hostile

    New York: Want to know if your male friend at work is more approachable and friendlier or hostile towards you? Carefully watch how he smiles and chats with you.  In their effort to decode gender discrimination, researchers from Northeastern University in the US have found that the more hostile sexist men were perceived as less approachable and less friendly in their speech while interacting with women.  Men with more hostile sexism also

  • Narcissist kid

    Are you turning your kid into a narcissist?

    New York: Do you think your kids are more special than other children and deserve something extra in life? Beware as you may be turning out little narcissists.  Children whose parents think they are God’s gift to the world do tend to outshine their peers – in narcissism.  “Children believe it when their parents tell them that they are more special than others. That may not be good for them or for

  • Exercise

    Exercise hormone just a myth: Study

    New York: Humans cannot produce the “exercise hormone” irisin that previous studies reported, a study says.  Previous studies suggested that the hormone irisin, first discovered three years ago, travels from muscle to fat tissue after exercise to tell fat cells to start burning energy instead of storing it.  The finding ignited hope and press coverage that irisin could hold the key to fighting diabetes and obesity, perhaps one day taking the form

  • Pervez Musharraf

    Pervez Musharraf faces arrest over Lal Masjid murders

    Islamabad:  A Pakistan court on Tuesday issued a bailable arrest warrant against former president Pervez Musharraf regarding the murders of Lal Masjid cleric Ghazi Abdul Rasheed and his wife. Islamabad’s Additional Sessions Judge Wajid Ali Khan presided over the hearing and rejected four requests by Musharraf’s counsel and adjourned the hearing till April 2, Dawn online reported.

  • Sensex

    Sensex trades flat; automobile stocks up

    Mumbai: A day after it fell more than 600 points, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading flat in the afternoon session.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading flat in the afternoon trade session. It was down 7.07 points or 0.08 percent at 8,749.70 points.  The S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensex, which opened at 28,924.06 points,