Free Press Journal
  • Clarke retires from ODIs as World Champion

    Melbourne: In a dream farewell, Michael Clarke today retired from ODIs after leading Australia to their fifth cricket World Cup title, scoring a match-winning 74 in his swansong appearance to get a standing ovation from a 93,000-strong crowd at the MCG here. Australia outplayed New Zealand by 7 wickets as Clarke became the fourth Australian captain after Allan Border (1987), Steve Waugh (1999) and Ricky Ponting (2003, 2007) to win the coveted 50-over

  • Ramdas Athawale invites Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan to join RPI

    Mumbai: Terming the ouster of Aam Aadmi Party’s founding members Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav from AAP’s national executive as “unjust”, RPI(A) chief Ramdas Athawale today invited the duo to join his party. “Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav had a key role to play in the magnificent victory of Aam Aadmi Party in the Delhi Assembly polls. Removing them from the party’s national executive is an injustice to them. I invite them to

  • CPI elects Sudhakar Reddy as Gen Secy, Gurudas as Dy Gen Secy

    Puducherry: CPI today re-elected S Sudhakar Reddy as the general secretary for the second three-year term and elected senior leader Gurudas Dasgupta as deputy general secretary on the concluding day of its 22nd Congress here. Veteran communist leader A B Bardhan was unanimously elected Chairman of a newly-created Permanent Programme Committee which would review the party’s programme regularly on the basis of the emerging national economic and political scenario.

  • ‘If govts discharge duties responsibly, PILs won’t be needed’

    Jodhpur: If governments discharge their duties responsibly, there would not be any need of public interest litigations, a senior judge of the Supreme Court has said. Justice T S Thakur of the apex court, said this while delivering a lecture here, and held “lacunae in system” responsible for piling cases in the courts. He was addressing a legal fraternity at the ‘Second Marudhar Mridul Memorial Lecture’ last night on the topic ‘Widening Horizons

  • Delhi Metro to launch new app tomorrow

    New Delhi:  Starting tomorrow, several Delhi Metro commuters would be able to download new free apps from an application, which would also offer them redeemable points for recharging their smart cards. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has entered into a tie-up with ‘Offer World’, an application for Android users, that in turn will reward users, who will download apps available in its kitty.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Centre to raise compensation limit for crop damage: Arun Jaitley

    Bundi (Rajasthan): The Centre will work with the state governments to raise the compensation limit for farmers affected by unseasonal rains and hailstorms, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. “The Prime Minister is deeply concerned about the loss to the farmers…. The government would raise the compensation limit to help the farmers whose crops have been affected by rain and hailstorm,” Jaitley said while interacting with farmers in Timeli, one of the worst

  • CAG raps J&K govt for poor police infrastructure, facilities

    Jammu: The Comptroller and Auditor General of India in its latest report has rapped Jammu and Kashmir government for poor infrastructure and lack of basic facilities for the police force in the state. The government auditor came hard against the state’s ‘negligence’ towards police department as it revealed that 18 police stations and 103 police posts were operating without ‘own’ buildings.

  • Barkatullah university likely to open campus in Afghanistan

    Bhopal: The Barkatullah University, Bhopal, in a prelude to explore the possibility of opening up a campus in Afghanistan, has signed a ‘Letter of Intent’ with the neighbouring country’s Shaikh Zayed University. After the ‘Letter of Intent, we have plans to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Shaikh Zayed University (SZU) for academic exchange, Vice Chancellor, Barkatullah University (BU), Prof M D Tiwari said.

  • BJP delegation on way to meet potato farmer stopped in Hooghly

    Haripal (WB): A high-level BJP delegation led by party’s national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh, which was on its way to meet financially starved potato farmers, was stopped in Haripal area of Hooghly district by Trinamool Congress workers today.

  • Being an actor a torture for skin: Taapsee Pannu 

    New Delhi “Baby” actress Taapsee Pannu, who has signed up an endorsement deal with skincare brand Everyuth, says the acting profession is a “torture” on one’s skin — but with a mix of right food and liquid intake, she keeps herself glowing.

  • Delhi’s Aditi Arya crowned fbb Femina Miss India World 2015

    Mumbai: Delhi girl Aditi Arya was crowned fbb Femina Miss India World 2015 at a glittering ceremony at the Yashraj Studios here. Afreen Racheal Vaz was adjudged first runner-up while Vartika Singh second at the grand finale of 52nd fbb Femina Miss India, which took place last evening.

  • Nawazuddin gives ‘full marks’ to Varun Dhawan

    Mumbai: The actor in front of Nawazuddin Siddiqui in “Badlapur” was a relatively inexperienced Varun Dhawan. But balancing out his own experiences with the “Main Tera Hero” actor in “Badlapur” turned out to be a smooth sailing for the National Award winner.

  • `The Hunger Games` wins big at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards

    Washington: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ was awarded as kids Favorite Movie at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards 2015 and its stars Liam Hemsworth and Jennifer Lawrence were honoured for their action filled acting in the movie.

  • Capital spending in India to take 12 more mths to recover: S&P

    New Delhi, Mar 29 (PTI) Capital spending in India is likely to take 12 more months to start recovering as private companies have adopted a ‘Wait-And-See’ approach, says a report by global ratings agency Standard and Poor’s. “We expect capital spending in India will continue to fall in fiscal 2016 despite its economy being one of the few bright spots in Asia-Pacific,” it said.

  • India among source markets for capital into Dubai

    Dubai: India was among the top source market for Dubai whose infrastructure development initiatives and the services industries remained the major drivers of capital into emirate in 2014.

  • No pseudo advertising for Muni bonds; disclosures must: Sebi

    New Delhi: Municipalities proposing to issue and list municipal bonds can’t indulge in pseudo advertising under the garb of ‘promotional or educational’ activities at time of raising funds from investors and they will have to follow a strict disclosure regime.

  • Claudio Marchisio

    Italy’s coach gets death threats over Marchisio injury

    Rome: The president of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Carlo Tavecchio has revealed Italy’s national coach Antonio Conte has received death threats following an injury to his Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio.