Free Press Journal
  • Lavish Modi Saina, Sania, cricket team

    New Delhi : Lavishing praise on Sania Mirza and Saina Nehwal for climbing to number one in world rankings, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today also offered words of support to the country’s cricketers, who were heavily criticised after their World Cup ouster last month.

  • Top 9 Sensex firms lose over Rs 1 lakh crore in mid-cap

    New Delhi : Amid a massive sell-off in the stock market last week, the combined market valuation of nine of the top-10 companies dropped sharply by Rs 1,00,921.74 crore, with Sun Pharma and Infosys taking the biggest hit.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders, Royals encounter called off due to rain

    Kolkata : Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders’ home match against Rajasthan Royals was abandoned at Eden Gardens without a ball being bowled because of heavy rain and thunderstorm, on Sunday.

  • Reforming the tax system

    The Government moved the long-pending Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill, 2014, for the proposed goods and services tax in the Lok Sabha on Friday. The leader of the Congress Party in the House opposed the introduction on the ground that Friday was reserved for private members’ bills. That shows how serious our parliamentarians take important legislative business. Given the serious nature of the Bill and the huge gains that are likely to flow

  • Survives water resistance test

    Washington: FoneFox team have found out that the Apple Watch is quite water resistant as the watch was still ticking away after it was submerged in the shallow end of a pool, reports ANI.

  • Raising pro-Pak slogans in India is anti-Islam: RSS

    Jammu :  Hoisting of Pakistani flag and raising anti-India slogans in the country was against the basic tenets of the religion of Islam, a senior RSS leader on Sunday said.

  • Zimbabwe ask PCB financial incentives for touring

    Karachi: The Zimbabwe cricket union has managed to convince its players to tour Pakistan for the one-off limited overs series in May but have asked the Pakistan Cricket Board for special financial incentives for their players as well. According to sources in the PCB the ZCU after holding talks with its players and coach Dav Whatmore have conveyed to the host country that it would have to pay the daily allowances and

  • Discuss Throw: Gowda wins discus event in US

    New Delhi: Ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda continued with his fine form as he came up with an effort of 65.75m to win his event in the in United States on Sunday. Gowda, the reigning Commonwealth Games champion and silver winner in 2014 Asian Games, added half a meter more to his performance at Chula Vista a few days back where he had come up with a throw of 65.25m to

  • Gajendra’s death: Politics as usual

    We will never get an official confirmation for this, but going by the old cliche that actions speak louder than words, and figures do not lie we can be certain that as a country we have let the farmers down. In retrospect, even the then prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s “Jai jawan jai kisan” slogan, repeated ad nauseam as a measure of commitment to the farmer, sounds hollow and opportunistic. Otherwise, it

  • Ronaldo great anywhere Messi not, says Ferguson

    London: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on Sunday said Lionel Messi is purely a Barcelona player but believes Cristiano Ronaldo would be a success anywhere in the world. The Barcelona and Real Madrid forwards have won the last seven Ballon d’Or awards between them, marking the pair as the two best players of their generation and among the greatest to have ever played the game. “Ronaldo is tough. People say ‘who

  • Couple, aged 102 and 91, to become oldest newlyweds

    London: A 91-year-old woman and her 102-year-old boyfriend in the UK are set to become the world’s oldest newlyweds when they marry in June. George Kirby will turn 103 when he marries his longtime love Doreen Luckie on June 13 at the hotel where they live in Eastbourne, East Sussex.

  • Throwing investors on the MAT

    Mumbai : Way back in 2002 income tax authorities discovered that the plethora of concessions in the Income Tax Act (ITA) that were introduced over the years had ended up rendering many incomes tax-free or tax deductible or earning huge rebates – thereby enabling corporates to bring their tax liability to a negligibly low, if not nil level. This, in spite of the corporate’s own profitability performance being excellent such that it distributed

  • BCCI recommends Rohit for Arjuna award

    Kolkata: The BCCI on Sunday recommended dashing batsman Rohit Sharma for this year’s Arjuna award. “The (Board of Control for Cricket in India) working committee recommended Rohit Sharma for the Arjuna award for the year 2015,” its secretary Anurag Thakur said in a release. The Mumbai boy, who rewrote the world record of the highest individual ODI score in an innings last year by blazing o 264 against Sri Lanka at the

  • How Bhushan nails it

    T-Series bossman Bhushan Kumar has been taking the company he inherited from his father, from strength to strength. He believes that content is king; that if the content is good even a small film will make money. His theory is that if you make a film between 50-60 crore there is a possibility of making a profit of Rs. 5-6 crore. But if a film is made within a budget of 6

  • Abbas wants Waqar to step down as coach

    Karachi: Batting great Zaheer Abbas today joined the chorus of former cricketers who have demanded the stepping down of head coach Waqar Younis after the humiliating defeats of the national team in Bangladesh in the ODIs and T20 International matches. “There is no doubt that Waqar was a great cricketer but as a coach he has failed to deliver the goods and he should be replaced,” Abbas said. Abbas, who was known

  • Yechury rules out alliance with Congress

    Kolkata : Ruling out an alliance with Congress, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday sought co-operation of all “secular” opposition parties to fight the Narendra Modi government’s economic policies and the “Hindutva agenda”.

  • Opinion

    Cloudy outlook on remittances

    While foreign portfolio investments are considered fair-weather friendly, there is another substantial inflow — the largest in the world — that is a more stable benefit for the Indian economy. This pertains to remittances or private transfers from the vast Indian Diaspora that has been estimated at $70 billion or 3.4 per cent of the GDP in 2014 according to the World Bank. Remittances from Indians, working in West Asia since the