Free Press Journal
  • football

    East Bengal beat Salgaocar 1-0 in I-League

    Kolkata: A solitary strike from Nigerian forward Ranty Martins in the 55th minute of the game, sealed a crucial 1-0 victory for hosts East Bengal against Salgaocar FC in an I-League football match here at Salt Lake Stadium on Wednesday.

  • Super Over performances don’t count in overall IPL stats

    Mumbai: Kings XI Punjab edged past table toppers Rajasthan Royals in a thrilling “Super Over” match in their Indian Premier League clash at Ahmedabad last night, but the individual displays in the tie-break don’t count for overall statistics. A senior statistician with the BCCI told PTI that neither individual performances nor team scores in these one-over eliminators get added to the overall statistics of the tournament.

  • Rape

    Two boys arrested for attempting to rape Class X girl

    Rewari: Two boys, studying in Class XII, were arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a Class X student of their school, police said today. The two minor boys allegedly enticed the girl to one of their homes in Hans Nagar Colony here and attempted to rape her yesterday, they said. When the girl raised an alarm, some neighbours came over to the place and overpowered the boys following which the duo were handed

  • visa

    Govt to accept online visa applications from Pak Hindus

    New Delhi: As a first step to grant Indian citizenship to nearly 60,000 Hindu refugees from Pakistan, government has rolled out an online system for submission of Long Term Visa (LTV) application and for its processing by various agencies. The decision has been taken by the Home Ministry to address the difficulty being faced by Hindu minorities of Pakistan who come to India with the intention to settle permanently, official sources said.

  • NGT seeks info on water consumption of Coke’s Varanasi plant

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and the Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) to inspect Coca Cola’s bottling plant in Varanasi and submit record of water consumption and effluent discharge of the unit. A bench headed by Justice U D Salvi also directed both the pollution monitoring bodies to check the “correctness” of water use ratio of the plant for the period 2002-2014 mentioned

  • Cyber-Security

    60,000 ransomware attacked India in 2014: Symantec

    New Delhi: India witnessed as many as 60,000 ransomware attacks on computers last year, making it the third-most attacked nation in Asia, according to security solutions firm Symantec. Ransomware, a kind of malicious software, encrypts files in a user’s computer and blocks access until the user pays a certain sum of money.

  • Apple Watch

    ICICI, HDFC Bank develop apps for Apple Watch

    Mumbai: Even before Apple’s keenly awaited watch hits the domestic shores, the country’s two biggest private lenders have announced applications for the device. ICICI Bank Executive director Rajiv Sabharwal today announced that bank has developed an application that is compatible with Apple watch. He claimed ICICI Bank is the first bank globally to include location-based features like nearest bank branch, discount sales and offers at stores nearby, etc.

  • Zomato on acquisition spree again; buys out US firm NexTable

    Mumbai: Gurgaon-based restaurant discovery platform Zomato today acquired the US-based online table reservation platform NexTable for an undisclosed amount. The platform will soon be renamed to Zomato Book, according to a company statement. The news comes on the heels of Zomato making a foray into the online ordering segment for which they started operations in Delhi-NCR through its mobile app today.

  • Bollywood Movie_ABCD 2

    Disney India creates its first local franchise with ‘ABCD 2’ 

    New Delhi: Disney India is creating an experience with “ABCD- AnyBody Can Dance” for all Indian fans. With the “ABCD 2”, sequel to the first successful instalment “ABCD…”, the company is planning to extend the cinematic experience to a television show on bindass; a dance-inspired game and branded merchandise.

  • `Haider` wins big at IIFA technical awards

    New Delhi: Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean adaptation ‘Haider’ toped at the International Indian Film Awards by grabbing 6 technical awards out of 8 nominations.

  • Shah Rukh Khan

    Shah Rukh begins filming ‘Raees’

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has begun shooting filmmaker Rahul Dholakia’s next “Raees”. The 49-year-old actor will be seen sharing screen with Pakistani actress Mahira Khan. “First day on ‘Raees’. Hot but heartening. And KKR starts its match. Go boys. Cheering you from the sets,” Shah Rukh posted on twitter.

  • Nasscom for net neutrality, level-playing field

    New Delhi: Advocating net neutrality and level-playing field for start-ups, the Indian IT industry’s representative body Nasscom on Wednesday proposed a synergistic model for internet platforms, applications and telecom service providers.

  • BJP MP wants Gita to be declared ‘sacred national book’

    New Delhi: Bhagvad Gita should be declared as a ‘sacred national book’, a BJP member said in the Lok Sabha today. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Ram Charitra Nishad sought support from members from all sides for his demand. Insisting that the Gita is “a guide” which has solution for all the ills facing people in this modern day world, he said the book is an inspiration especially for the youth. He

  • Madan Mitra

    Madan Mitra’s bail to be sought from CJM’s court

    Kolkata: The lawyers of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested in connection with the Saradha chit-fund scam, today withdrew the minister’s bail application from the Calcutta High Court. His lawyers said they would instead seek bail from the CJM’s court, Alipore. On February 11, the Alipore District and Sessions judge had rejected Mitra’s bail prayer, after which he had moved the high court.

  • Coal

    Coal scam: Court pulls up passport dept for ‘passing the buck’

    New Delhi: A special court today rapped the passport department for routinely seeking its order to impound or release passports seized by CBI during its probe in the Coal scam cases, saying it amounted to “passing the buck” instead of performing its own duties. The court’s observations came while hearing pleas of six persons, who were named as accused in CBI’s FIR but not chargesheeted in a case pertaining to alleged irregularities in

  • Religion has got nothing to do with beef ban: Maha Govt to HC

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court that religion has got nothing to do with its recent ban on slaughter of cows, bulls and bullocks and consumption and possession of their meat. Advocate General Sunil Manohar made this submission while opposing a bunch of petitions challenging the ban introduced under the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act. The petitions have challenged only Sections 5 (d) and 9 (a) of the Act, which

  • Pakistan restricted to 250 by Bangladesh in 3rd ODI

    Dhaka: Captain Azhar Ali cracked his maiden century as Pakistan wasted a great start against Bangladesh and slumped to be all out for 250 in the 49th over of the third One-day International today. Bangladesh, which chased down 240 in 39 overs on Sunday to win the second ODI, sought a first three-match sweep of Pakistan. Azhar made 101 off 112 balls, hitting 10 to the boundary. He shared in two significant partnerships

  • Sports ministry suspends Paralympic Committee of India 

    New Delhi: Taking a cue from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the government on Wednesday suspended the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) for gross negligence and poor management of the 15th National Para Athletics Championships in Ghaziabad last month.

  • Dale Steyn

    Difficult for women to be involved with sportsmen: Steyn

    Visakhapatnam: South Africa and Sunrisers Hyderabad fast bowler Dale Steyn on Wednesday said it is difficult for women to be involved with sportsmen who travel, adding that one is spending a big chunk of life away from home and never quite sure when one is coming or going.

  • KKR opt to field against Sunrisers

    Visakhapatnam: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, here on Wednesday.