Free Press Journal
  • Viswanathan Anand scores crushing win

    Azerbaijan: Five times world champion Viswanathan Anand scored a crushing victory against overnight leader Wesley So of United States in the fifth round of Shamkir Chess 2015, being held in the memory of Vugar Gashimov.

  • Bowing to protests, TN denies land to Coke plant

    Chennai : The allotment of 71.34 acres of land for multinational Coca Cola’s project in Tamil Nadu’s Erode district has been cancelled by the government following stiff opposition from locals, agriculturists and political parties.

  • Panel to suggest ways to lighten schoolbags

    Mumbai :  The Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court that it had set up a committee to suggest measures for reducing the load carried by children in their school-bags.

  • Nitish has become announcement minister, says BJP

    Patna : Hitting out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for making a number of announcements, the BJP on Tuesday said he has turned into an “announcement minister” and asked him to “announce only such schemes that could be completed in the next four months” before the model code of conduct for the Assembly elections comes into force. “Instead of Chief Minister, Kumar has become announcement minister. He is breaking all records in

  • Castle Boys score win over Remedian Blue

    Mumbai :  Castle Boys scored a thumping 6-1 win over hosts Remedian Blue to advance into the second round of the 15th Remedian Open Floolit Rink Football Tournament, played at Our Lady of Remedy School ground at Kandivali on Monday night.

  • Piku Movie

    Fun on the sets of PIKU

    Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’ is surely a roller coaster ride of a crazy father-daughter relationship essayed by Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone. The concept has turned out to be more fun than expected and the credit definitely goes to the more than warm equation shared between the two actors.

  • Zaheer likely to return against RCB: Amre

    New Delhi :  Delhi Daredevils are expected to get a boost ahead of their IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday with pacer Zaheer Khan likely to recover from his injury and make a comeback into the team, the side’s assistant coach Praveen Amre has said.

  • States to be involved in rail projects’ execution

    New Delhi : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu once again on Tuesday steered clear of any new lines, trains or projects but committed himself to timely completion of the ongoing projects under a 5-year plan and make heavy investments through borrowings to increase profitability and save the railway from going bankrupt as its operational ratio has already reached the precarious stage of 90%.

  • RBI may allow business correspondents to take other bks’ payment svc

    Mumbai :  In order to give a further boost to the financial inclusion drives of banks, the Reserve Bank of India is planning to allow business correspondent of a bank to undertake payment services for other banks as well, Deputy Governor H R Khan said on Tuesday.

  • Listen to your heart to control behaviour

    London : Listening to your heart more often, not just when you are petrified or excited, may confer great benefits as researchers believe that being aware of the heart’s rhythm could give people more control over their behaviour, reports IANS.

  • Eating beef not a fundamental right: State submits in court

    Mumbai :  Eating beef is not a fundamental right of a citizen and the state can regulate by law consumption of flesh of animals, the Maharashtra government on Tuesday told the Bombay High Court.

  • Bal Thackeray was chronically ill since 2007, says his doc

    Mumbai: Dr Jaleel Parkar, the personal physican of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, told the Bombay High Court Tuesday that the late leader had been chronically ill since 2007 and a trained medical staff from Lila-vati Hospital here accompa-nied him whenever he went out. Parkar was being examin-ed as a witness in the case rela-ted to a dispute between Bal Thackeray’s two sons, Uddhav and Jaidev, over his will. Thackeray’s last will,

  • Sensex shed 1,400 pts in five sessions

    Mumbai :  Pushed by the retrospective taxation concerns, muted earnings and weakening rupee continued to drive markets further into consolidation with the benchmark BSE Sensex falling over 210 points to 27,676.04 and NSE Nifty slipping below the crucial 8,400-mark on Tuesday.

  • Govt exempts ONGC, Oil India from LPG subsidy share burden

    New Delhi :  In a boost to Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd and Oil India Ltd,the government has decided to exempt the state-owned upstream companies from sharing the subsidy burden on domestic liquefied petroleum gas for the financial year 2015-16 (Apr-Mar).

  • Javed Akhtar to host a TV show

    Poet, lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar will now be seen on The Epic Channel reminiscing old Bollywood stars in a nostalgic set up.

  • JK police to deploy Rescue Teams for Amarnath Yatra

    Jammu:  Trained to serve in high-altitude areas and natural disaster-hit regions, professional rescue teams of J&K Police will be deployed en route to Amarnath in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district for the forthcoming annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine, officials said on Tuesday.