Free Press Journal
  • B-Town happy after Bombay HC relief to Salman Khan

    Bollywood celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Sajid Khan and Rohit Roy have welcomed the Bombay High Court’s decision to suspend superstar Salman Khan’s five-year sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case. The HC today admitted his appeal against conviction and granted him bail, reports PTI.

  • Nine held for betting in IPL match

    Palwal (Har): Nine persons have been arrested for allegedly betting in an Indian Premier League match played between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Night Riders, police said. On a tip-off, a Crime Branch police team led by Inspector Sanjiv Kumar Yadav went to Sarai village where the accused persons were betting on the match which took place in Kolkata. On seeing the police team, the accused men attacked them with battens and stones.

  • Oil MNC, Indian arm face Rs 10k cr tax demand

    New Delhi :  The government has initiated proceedings against a foreign company as well as its Indian group firm for tax demand of as much as Rs 10,247 crore, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said in Parliament on Friday.

  • Piyush Chawla credits attacking mindset for success in IPL

    Kolkata : Kolkata Knight Riders’ Leg-spinner Piyush Chawla says attacking the batsmen comes naturally to him and this strategy was precisely the reason for his success in this season of IPL.

  • Hindustan Unilever Q4 net profit up 17% at Rs 1,018 cr

    New Delhi : Hindustan Unilever Ltd  reported 16.73 per cent increase in standalone net profit at Rs 1,018.08 crore on the back of improved operating margins, and a one-time gain on sale of property and of arm Brooke Bond Real Estates Pvt Ltd.

  • Be wary of China, always

    It is remarkable how Prime Minister Narendra Modi makes time to undertake foreign visits amidst his heavy preoccupation with domestic responsibilities. Since becoming Prime Minister, Modi has indeed kept a scorching pace, sleeping but only a couple of hours and devoting himself full-time to the cares of the exalted office. Indeed, ministers much younger to him find it hard to keep pace.

  • Prime accused in nun gang rape held in Sealdah

    Kolkata : The two prime accused in the gangrape of a septuagenarian nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district of West Bengal have been arrested by the CID from Sealdah station, a senior official of the investigating agency said here on Friday, reports PTI.

  • CCI probing Google in four cases: FM

    New Delhi : The Competition Commission, which had ordered probes against Google in four different cases for alleged abuse of dominant market position, has received a combined investigation report in two cases till date, parliament was told on Friday.

  • Putin meets Xi, head to Moscow for WWII parade

    Moscow : China’s Xi Jinping flew into Moscow on Wednesday as some two dozen world leaders headed to Russia for a grandiose World War II victory parade that has been snubbed by the West.

  • KXIP aiming to spoil KKR’s party: Sanjay Bangar

    Kolkata : They are out of contention for a play-off berth but that won’t stop them from spoiling another team’s party, Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar said sending an alarm bell to KKR camp on the eve of their IPL encounter.

  • Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Big Brother must not step on Nepal’s corns

    Only a few Nepalis may grumble about India’s media but even one complaint would have been one too many. For what is at stake is not just Narendra Modi’s neighbourhood diplomacy to which the otherwise acerbic Arun Shourie gave full marks the other day, but the fundamentals of the relationship between India and the surrounding member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.

  • Goa’s ‘missing’ ex-minister moves SC, seeks more time

    Panaji : Goa’s convicted former Archives and Archaeology minister Francisco Pacheco, who has been on the run for nearly a month now, has approached the Supreme Court seeking more time to surrender.

  • Medical board to investigate into athletes suicide attempt

    New Delhi/Alappuzha : The three young female athletes, who survived an attempted suicide bid after alleged harassment by seniors at the SAI Centre in Kerala, are stable now even as a medical board was constituted by the Sports Ministry to investigate the incident.

  • Now Shraddha-Varun break the internet

    The newest video to break the internet is ‘Bezubaan Phir Se…’, from ABCD 2. The song gathered more than 4 lakh views in just one day. This was the first song to be released from the highly-anticipated film ABCD 2. The video is a complete visual treat featuring Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Dhavan as they burn the dance floor with their mind boggling moves.

  • Residents walk past a damaged house in Kathmandu on Friday. The United Nations has said that it had received just $22 million of the $415 million it had appealed for in Nepal following the recent earthquake.

    Four fresh tremors felt in Nepal as toll nears 8,000

    Kathmandu : Four fresh tremors jolted Nepal on Friday, triggering panic among the people still reeling under the impact of the devastating earthquake that has claimed nearly 8,000 lives as the UN expressed concern over the meagre international contribution that poured in so far.

  • Rajapaksa denies that he siphoned off state funds

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse on Friday denied allegations that he had siphoned off state funds during his decade-long presidency and held assets worth $18 billion overseas.