Free Press Journal
  • Super Kings opt to bat against Delhi Daredevils

    Raipur: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here on Tuesday.

  • Twin bombing kills four in Syria

    Damascus: At least four people were killed and 28 others wounded on Tuesday in twin blasts in Syria’s central city of Homs, media reported. Two booby-trapped motorcycles blew up in Wadi Adhab area and Arman districts, both largely inhabited by minority Alawites, an offshoot of Shia Islam, to which the ruling elite in Syria belongs, Xinhua news agency reported citing the state-run SANA news aervice.

  • Inflation Down

    India’s industrial output slows, but inflation eases 

    New Delhi: Indications of a strong industrial recovery were belied with the growth in India’s factory output slowing to 2.1 percent in March, even as the retail inflation eased nearly 40 basis points to 4.87 percent in April, as per official data released on Tuesday.

  • Maoists Attacks

    Pro-Maoist leader Chhatradhar among six given life terms 

    Kolkata: Pro-Maoist tribal group Peoples’ Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCAPA) convener Chhatradhar Mahato and five of his peers were on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment by a West Bengal court.

  • Strauss: Pietersen won’t play for England this summer

    London: Deep distrust of Kevin Pietersen prevented a recall of the in-form batsman for England’s summer campaigns against New Zealand and Australia though, strangely, cricket director Andrew Strauss added on Tuesday he was not banned from selection. Strauss refused to permanently rule Pietersen out from returning to the fold after the summer, but admitted their relationship needs to improve. “Over months and years, the trust between himself and the (England and Wales Cricket

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    Racist fans should face harsh penalties: Man City’s Toure

    Manchester: Manchester City and Ivorian international Yaya Toure believes racist fans need to be threatened with “radical sanctions” as the anti-discrimination drive gears up ahead of the 2018 football World Cup in Russia.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Will quit if charges proven against me: Nitin Gadkari

    New Delhi: Under intense opposition attack, Nitin Gadkari today said in Rajya Sabha that he was willing to face any probe by the Finance Ministry and would quit as Minister as well as MP if charges against him were proven in any court. As the opposition continued to disrupt the Upper House for the third straight day, Gadkari made a statement for the second time in as many days to insist that CAG

  • saving_income tax

    I-T Dept “helpless” on issue non-deposit of TDS

    New Delhi: The I-T Department is facing “a kind of helpless” situation as some deductors are not depositing TDS with government accounts despite prosecution of violators, a top official said today. “The tax deductors have been prosecuted despite that they are not paying into the government’s account and there we are kind of helpless as to what has to be done in those cases,” Nutan Sharma, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (TDS), Delhi

  • Retail inflation eases to 4-month low at 4.87% in April

    New Delhi: Retail inflation in April softened further and fell to a four-month low of 4.87 per cent as prices of food items, vegetables and fruits turned cheaper. The retail inflation measured on the basis of Consumer Price Index (CPI) was revised upwards to 5.25 per cent from 5.17 per cent in March 2015. Fall in food inflation was mainly driven by fruits, vegetables, milk and related products.

  • Obama presidential library to come up in Chicago

    Washington Barack Obama’s Presidential Library will be located in his home town of Chicago, where the first black American President began his political career.

  • Nemtsov claims hundreds of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine

    Moscow: Allies of murdered Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov today unveiled a report based on research he compiled that they claimed proved large-scale Russian military involvement in Ukraine. “We gathered what we think is comprehensive proof of the presence of Russian troops,” said Ilya Yashin, one of the authors of the report entitled “Putin. War” as he presented it in Moscow.

  • Final nuclear deal possible even before deadline: Negotiator

    Tehran: It is possible for Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers to secure a final deal on Tehran’s nuclear programme even before the July 1 deadline, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said on Tuesday.

  • Third secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh

    Dhaka: Machete-wielding masked men hacked to death a 33-year-old secular blogger in northeastern Bangladesh today, the third such attack by suspected Islamists since February in the Muslim-majority nation. Ananta Bijoy Das died instantly after the gang of masked men attacked him with machetes near his house at Subidbazar area in Sylhet city this morning while he was on the way to his office, police said.

  • Afghan troops retake district from Taliban militants

    Kabul: Afghan security forces launched a major offensive on Tuesday and retook control of a remote western district from Taliban militants, the country’s interior ministry said.

  • Egypt clashes

    Egyptian court sentences 8 Islamists to life in prison

    Cairo: Eight members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood group in Egypt were today sentenced to life in prison for protesting without a permission and blocking a road here. An Egyptian court issued the verdict in absentia. The defendants are also accused of joining a terrorist group, possessing weapons, inciting violence, damaging public and private buildings among other charges.

  • Maharashtra govt to close down defunct LDBs

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today decided to shut down the defunct Land Development Banks (LDBs) in the state and acquire their properties. “The government has decided to accept a report from a committee which was constituted by the previous government to take decision on the defunct LDBs with accumulated losses of Rs 2,800 crore,” Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told reporters after the weekly cabinet meeting.

  • Power producers in fierce bidding for gas subsidy

    New Delhi: Power producers, including GMR, Torrent, GVK and Lanco Infratech, today put in aggressive bids at the auction for government subsidy to be used for buying imported natural gas to restart their stranded electricity generating plants. Producers seeking the lowest subsidy will win the first right over 8.9 million standard cubic meters per day of imported gas on offer at reduced prices.

  • Mountaineer recalls moments at Everest Base Camp as fresh quake hits Nepal

    Mumbai: The strong temblor that today shook Nepal and parts of northern and eastern India brought back the chilling memories of the April 25 earthquake for 47-year-old mountaineer Lipika Biswas who was at the Everest Base Camp when it had hit the Himalayan country. The Kolkata-based Lipika ran out of her office in Eastern Railway chief engineer’s office today after the tremors, to find a lot of people on the office veranda and