Free Press Journal
  • 37 years of ‘Don’, Big B reminisces its ‘incredible’ journey

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s classic film “Don” has turned 37 today and the actor could not help but get nostalgic about its making and reveal some of its unknown details. Bachchan, 72, took to the social media to describe his feelings about the 1978 cult film, which was directed by Chandra Barot, and starred Bollywood diva of that time, Zeenat Aman. “37 years this day of my film “DON” … ! What a

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Kejriwal’s only aim is to grab power : Delhi BJP

    New Delhi: Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his statement that it would not be bad if his government fulfilled about half the promises, Delhi BJP today said that the his only aim was to “grab power and not to serve the people.” Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay said that in democracy, the election manifesto is like a “sacred” document. Kejriwal had made 70 promises to the people of Delhi who had

  • tax

    Jaitley to meet tax officials again to keep ITR forms simple

    New Delhi: Facing criticism over the new ITR forms that seek details on bank accounts and foreign travel, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will hold another round of meeting with officials to simplify the procedure. Soon after his trip from Washington yesterday, Jaitley had held a meeting with tax officials on the new Income Tax Return (ITR) forms that have evoked sharp reactions from experts and others alike.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Those who ran ‘loot ki sarkar’ shouldn’t question NDA govt: BJP

    New Delhi: Reacting sharply to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s “suit-boot ki sarkar” jibe, BJP today attacked the opposition party saying those who had led a “loot ki sarkar” for 10 years had no right to question the “well-meaning” NDA government now at the Centre. Launching an all-out attack on Rahul, BJP charged that while his speech in Parliament yesterday was a “scripted” one, his anger was “manufactured” and does not make him

  • pranab mukherjee

    Prez condoles demise of J.B. Patnaik

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of former Odisha chief minister J.B. Patnaik and said the nation has lost an eminent leader whose service will be always remembered.

  • Corporate espionage case

    Documents leak case: court to hear bail pleas on Apr 24

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today said it would hear on April 24 the bail pleas of two accused arrested in the case in which classified government documents were allegedly procured and passed on to others. Special CBI Judge S C Rajan, who was scheduled to hear the bail pleas today, fixed it for Friday after the probe agency sought an adjournment due to absence of regular prosecutor. The prosecutor, who was present

  • Internet

    Net Neutrality: CCI looking into possible unfair ways of cos

    Kolkata: Amid a raging debate on Net Neutrality, the Competition Commission today said it is looking into possible abuse of dominance by telecom and Internet companies. There are rising concerns over maintaining equal access to Internet amid some service providers entering into tie-ups for offering free access to certain mobile apps and websites. Against this backdrop, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) member U C Nahta said here that it is looking into

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee recovers from 3-month low; up 6 paise against dollar

    Mumbai: The rupee recovered from more-than three months low of 63.15 in early trade on dollar selling by banks, believed to be on RBI instruction, to settle six paise higher at 62.85 against the US currency. Forex dealers said “there were inflows from FIIs and FPIs to buy Japanse drug major Daiichi’s nearly 9 per cent stake, estimated at Rs 20,420 crore, in Sun Pharmaceutical”. However, sluggish local equities amid sustained capital outflows

  • Supreme Court

    SC faces fresh hurdle in hearing NJAC issue

    New Delhi: The Constitution bench of Supreme Court, set up to go into the validity of the new law replacing the collegium system of appointment of judges, failed to commence hearing today with issues of conflict of interest and doctrine of bias cropping up again. When the five-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice J S Khehar began hearing today, some of the lawyers opposing the new law–National Judicial Appointments Commission Act–raised the issue

  • ISKCON extends its support to ban on slaughter of cows

    Mumbai: The Indian Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) today extended its support to the ban on slaughter of cows, saying that rearing these animals would add much more to the economy rather than killing them. “The cottage industry through cow protection and cow rearing is a wonderful model for rural development,” ISKCON spiritual leader Radha Nath Swami Maharaj said in a statement issued here.

  • Beef Ban

    Eating beef not a fundamental right: Maha govt tells HC

    Mumbai: It is not a fundamental right of a citizen to eat beef and the state legislation can regulate consumption of flesh of animals, the Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court. Advocate General Sunil Manohar made this submission while opposing a bunch of petitions challenging the ban on slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks, and consumption and possession of their meat, introduced under the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act.

  • Dempo aim to stop high flying Royal Wahingdoh’s impressive run

    Margao: Dempo FC will be aiming to stop high-flying Royal Wahingdoh’s impressive run when the two teams clash in a Hero I-League match here tomorrow. Lack of finishing has been Dempo’s main problem which saw them lose to Pune FC in their last match. Tolgay Ozbey, who came as a late substitute, created an impact by scoring a goal as Dempo tried hard to find the equaliser but could not succeed as the

  • East Bengal eyeing a convincing win against Mumbai FC

    Kolkata: East Bengal will look to bounce back to winning ways when they face Mumbai FC in an I-League football tournament at the Salt Lake Stadium, here tomorrow. Mumbai FC had halted East Bengal’s hat-trick of wins with a 1-1 draw in the match that saw Ranty Martins missing a penalty while Cavin Lobo’s shot hit the horozontal. “We had a couple of good opportunities and Cavin also hit the bar. We lost

  • Sunrisers’ Williamson thoroughly enjoying first IPL stint

    Visakhapatnam: New Zealand and Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Kane Williamson said his first Indian Premier League (IPL) outing has been a very different experience playing alongside local Indian players and international cricketers whom he had played so much against.

  • India, Women Hockey

    Have come back with lot of positives from Hawke’s Bay: Ritu Rani

    New Delhi: The Indian women’s hockey has drawn quite a few positives from its performance in the recently-concluded Hawke’s Bay Cup even though it ended seventh in the event, feels captain Ritu Rani. “We have come back with many positives along with the loopholes or the weaknesses. We will go back to the drawing board and chalk out a plan on how to build on our strengths, which will help take care of

  • Camaraderie is key to our success: Dhoni

    Bengaluru: Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said the camaraderie between the young and the senior players was key to the consistent good show of his side in the IPL. “The reason for CSK’s consistency has been the gelling of young and senior cricket players with he help of support staff,” Dhoni said in a “meet and Greet’ event organised by UST Global, a leading IT services and solutions provider, which

  • Glenn Maxwell blames World Cup high for IPL form slump

    Ahmedabad: Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell believes the emotional high of his country’s World Cup win has contributed to his form slump for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season.

  • Twitter

    Now receive direct messages from anyone on Twitter

    New York: Now you can opt to receive direct messages from other users on Twitter even if you are not following them. Previously, in order to receive a direct message from another person, you had to follow that user on Twitter.

  • Xi Jinping

    China, Pak launch joint think-tank; faces ridicule on acronym

    Islamabad: All-weather allies China and Pakistan have launched their first joint think-tank, the acronym of which became the butt of jokes on social media. The Research and Development International (RANDI), launched around the time of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s maiden visit to Pakistan, left some social media users in splits as the acronym sounded like a word in Hindu and Urdu that refers to a ‘prostitute’ in derogatory terms.