Free Press Journal
  • Lalu-Prasad-Yadav

    Lalu discounts fighting on separate election symbol

    Patna: Amid speculation on six offshoots of old Janata Parivar taking time to decide name, flag and symbol of the new party, RJD President Lalu Prasad today made it clear that these parties will fight under one symbol for the Bihar polls later this year and not on their own symbols. “If parties have to contest on their own symbol why we went for the merger? Only an ‘ullu’ (fool) can talk such

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi heads home after temple, gurudwara visit in Vancouver

    Vancouver: Prime Minister Narendra Modi headed home after ending his three-nation tour, with the final day spent in the city of Vancouver in British Columbia, visiting a temple and a gurudwara and attending an official dinner hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

  • Matang Sinh

    CBI files chargesheet against Matang Sinh in Saradha scam

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed a charge sheet against former union minister Matang Sinh and his four companies in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam.

  • Modi’s claim wrong, Manmohan visited Canada in 2010: Congress

    New Delhi: Taking “strong objection” to Narendra Modi’s claim of being the first Indian prime minister in 42 years to visit Canada, the Congress on Friday sought to remind him of ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh’s state visit there in 2010.

  • Free treatment of cancer in Bengal government hospitals: CM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that treatment of all types of cancer, cardiac problems and blood disorders would be completely free in state-run hospitals.

  • Victims were not injured in mishap but later: Salman’s lawyer

    Mumbai: In a new twist to their arguments, lawyer of Bollywood actor Salman Khan today told the trial court that victims of 2002-hit-and-run case sustained serious injuries not in the mishap itself, but when the wrecked car fell on them while being lifted by a crane. The prosecution’s case is that Khan rammed his Toyota Land Cruiser into a bakery in suburban Bandra on September 28, 2002, killing one and injuring four others.

  • SC appoints CBI SP to head team probing IPL scandal

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today appointed CBI sleuth Vivek Priyadarshi to head a new investigating team to further probe the IPL-6 spot-fixing and betting scandal. Priyadarshi, currently a superintendent of police in the anti-corruption cell of the agency, will replace 1983-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IPS officer B B Mishra as the head of the probe team following his retirement.

  • Rohit Sharma, Mumbai Indians

    Mumbai Indians opt to bat against Chennai Super Kings

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 encounter against Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium here on Friday.

  • Turkish plane returns to Istanbul over hoax bomb threat

    Ankara: Turkish Airlines says a Basel, Switzerland-bound flight returned to Istanbul after a note saying there was a bomb on board was found in a toilet. The airline said today that Flight TK1923, with 151 people on board, headed back to Istanbul to be searched. The threat turned out to be a hoax.

  • Pakistani court reopens graft case against Zardari

    Islamabad: An anti-corruption court in Pakistan on Friday initiated the proceedings against former president Asif Ali Zardari in a graft case against him, said a media report.

  • China building runway in disputed South China Sea: reports

    Beijing/Washington: China is stealthily and rapidly building its first airstrip on an artificial island in disputed South China Sea (SCS) waters capable of landing large military aircraft, new satellite images show, a move likely to escalate regional tensions over the vexed issue.

  • Troubled childhood ups blood pressure risk

    New York: Children who experience emotional and sexual abuse or neglect have higher blood pressure as young adults, a study reveals.

  • 2G PMLA case: Court to hear final arguments from June 1

    New Delhi: A defence witness in a 2G scam-related money laundering case, in which former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 17 others are facing trial, today told a special court here that money transactions between several accused firms were “legal” and “genuine”. “The character of money invested by Kusegaon Fruits and Vegetables (P) Ltd into Cineyug Films (P) Ltd and Cineyug Films (P) Ltd into Kalaignar TV (P) Limited was

  • tax

    Now disclose your bank accounts, foreign travel details in Income Tax

    New Delhi: Taxpayers will have to disclose all bank accounts held by them in the country and instances of foreign travel to the Income Tax department while filing their returns for the assessment year 2015-16. The Central Board of Direct Taxes, the apex policy making body of the Income Tax department, has notified new Income Tax Return (ITR) forms for the current assessment year, making some additions to the existing format as part

  • SEBI bars Kolkata-based agro firm from raising public funds

    Kolkata: Capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on Friday barred Kolkata-based agro firm Pious Agro Industries Ltd. (PAIL) from accessing the capital market and raising funds from investors through issue of securities.

  • India’s forex reserves down by $2.59 bn

    Mumbai: India’s foreign exchange reserves decreased by $2.59 billion to $340.41 billion for the week ended April 10, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) data showed on Friday.

  • Bollywood difficult place for outsiders: Taapsee Pannu

    New Delhi: Following her scene-stealing turn in “Baby”, actress Taapsee Pannu is keen to choose her projects carefully as she believes there are no second chances for outsiders in Bollywood. Taapsee has her priorities right as she believes only hard-work and right choices will keep her moving ahead in the industry, where competition is cut-throat. “It is a very difficult place. The competition is so on your face that it takes strength to