Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • After Alps crash, Turkish Airlines CEO wants pilots to get married

    Istanbul:  Turkish Airlines’ CEO says that pilots may not be as prone to destructive behavior like that of the Germanwings pilot believed to have intentionally crashed a flight last month, if only they get married.

  • Athawale slams beef ban once again

    Mumbai : RPI (A) leader Ramdas Athawale has once again criticised the ban on the slaughter of the progeny of cows in the state.

  • Now that’s admirable, Aditi

    Actress Aditi Rao Hydari recently visited the P&G Shiksha School in Hyderabad to support a cause close to her heart. In 2004 P&G India initiated the P&G Shiksha programme since then, it has seen immense growth and the backing of many well-known celebrities.

  • End of paper trail in e-filng of I-T returns; Aadhaar added

    New Delhi:  In a major step aimed at easing taxpayer grievances, CBDT announced that assessees filing I-T returns online will no longer have to send the paper acknowledgement by post as a new Aadhaar-based electronic verification code has been launched to authenticate this document.  The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the apex policy making body of the I-T department, has introduced a new column in the ITRs for 2015-16 where an

  • RR gave chance to show my skills

    Pune: Rajasthan Royals’ veteran spinner Pravin Tambe on Friday credited his team for believing in his skills at a time when he hadn’t even played a single first class game. The 43-year-old Mumbai spinner made his first class debut against Odisha in December, 2013, after playing his first Indian Premier League (IPL) match for the Royals against Delhi Daredevils at Jaipur on May 7, 2013. “There is something about the Rajasthan Royals

  • MP govt indicates it won’t budge despite Jal Satyagraha

    Indore/Khandwa : Even as the ‘Jal Satyagraha’ with activists standing in the river water in Khandwa district entered the seventh day today, Madhya Pradesh government indicated it would not budge on raising of water level of Omkareshwar dam on Narmada from 189 metres to 191 metres.

  • Bonhomie that will not deliver goods

    Photos of Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoying tea with the CEOs of multinational corporations are published every other day in the newspapers. He is going out of his way to assure foreign businesses that the government will not “breath down their necks” and that they will be welcomed and honoured. The question here is whether the government and business work together as in a cohesive joint family or should they face each

  • Sri Lanka defends interim body

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s sports minister Navin Dissanayake today defended his decision to appoint an interim committee to oversee cricket, saying it was his “sovereign right”. The comments came after the International Cricket Council said the move may amount to government interference, and that it would withhold payments to Sri Lanka unless the matter was resolved. Dissanayake had last month sacked elected members of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and appointed a nine-member interim

  • TCS sued by former US staff for bias in hiring

    Washington : Tata Consultancy Services has been sued by a former American employee who accused the IT giant of “discriminating” against individuals who are not South Asians in hiring and job placement.

  • SC extends Jaya bail till May 12 in DA case

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday extended the bail granted to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa till the disposal of her appeal before the Karnataka High Court in disproportionate assets case in which she has been sentenced to four years in jail.

  • Lewis Hamilton

    Hamilton rejects claims he has asked for No. 1 status

    Manama : World champion Lewis Hamilton vehemently denied that he has requested ‘number one’ driver status in the Mercedes team and claimed he and team-mate Nico Rosberg are reunited ‘without any issues’ in this weekend’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

  • World para games body suspends PCI

    New Delhi: The International Paralympic Committee has suspended the Paralympic Committee of India for indefinite period for infighting within the national body and shoddy treatment meted out to athletes during the National Para-Athletics Championships at Ghaziabad last month.

  • Iraqi officials say Saddam deputy killed near Tikrit

    Baghdad : Iraqi officials say they believe government forces have killed Saddam Hussein’s former deputy who later allied himself with Islamic State militants – Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.    Al-Douri was known as the “king of clubs” in the deck of playing cards issued to help US troops identify key members of Saddam’s regime.

  • GHAYAL one more time

    The veteran actor Om Puri who has been an integral part of 1990’s super hit film GHAYAL starring Sunny Deol, will also be part of its much awaited sequel GAYAL ONCE AGAIN. Recently the actor was spotted shooting for the film in Mumbai along with Sunny Deol.

  • Clarke expects KP to play Ashes

    Melbourne : Australia Test captain Michael Clarke expects exiled England batsman Kevin Pietersen to feature in the next Ashes series because he is a wonderful player.

  • Four-legged Rivalry

    Rajah, the Bombay City Police dog deserves to be decorated with a medal-studded collar for his show of exceptional gallantry in performing a piece of public service clearly beyond the call of his normal duties. This highly pedigreed Dobermann Pinscher was performing his early morning callisthenics (beauty exercises) at Cuffe Parade one day when he sighted a bunch of gamblers at their nefarious game. With Teutonic thoroughness inherited from his forbears who

  • Sajid Khan on twitter

    Director-Producer Sajid Khan, who is famous for films in the slapstick comedy genre, is now officially present on Twitter! He is known for his unabashed comments on various topics, whether that be films or otherwise. With his quirky personality, looks like Mr. Khan is going to bring to Twitter a daily dose of uninhibited humour and opinionated views. The veteran actor, Rishi Kapoor, recently joined the Twitter fraternity and gained a huge