Free Press Journal
  • Court dismisses bail plea of IRS officer in corruption case

    New Delhi: A Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, arrested along with others by CBI for allegedly receiving bribe of Rs1.5 lakh to favour private firms in their tax assessment related matters, has been denied bail by a Delhi court. The court dismissed the bail petition of M Logapathy, an IRS officer of 2008 batch, after the agency opposed his plea contending that investigation in the case was in progress and important witnesses were

  • Re-conduct of AIPMT test is ‘last resort’: SC

    New Delhi: Reconducting the All India Pre- Medical Test examination, which saw large scale irregularitieslike leakage of answer keys, would be the “last resort”, the Supreme Court said today and asked Haryana police to track down the beneficiaries.

  • Baghdad at most risk of terror attacks, reveals research

    London : Iraqi capital of Baghdad has topped the list of cities that are at most risk of terror attacks, according to a research compiled by global risk analytics company. An analysis of the terror risk to 1,300 commercial hubs and urban centres worldwide by Verisk Maplecroft, showed that the Islamic State (IS) stronghold of Mosul in Iraq occupied the second spot, followed by Al Ramadi, Ba’qubah, Kirkuk, reported The Independent. Pakistan’s Peshawar occupied

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina Nehwal regains No.1 spot

    New Delhi: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has regained the top spot in the latest women’s singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.  The Hyderabadi pipped reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China, who dropped to No.2, to become No.1 again. Saina has won two titles this year — India Open Superseries and India Grand Prix Gold — and also reached the final of the prestigious All England

  • Arun Jaitley

    Inflation not major challenge: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: With the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy review due on June 2, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that inflation will not be a significant challenge though a below-average monsoon could possibly impact food prices.

  • Mats Hummels

    Defender Mats Hummels rejects Manchester United move

    Berlin: Germany international Mats Hummels has rejected a move to Manchester United, according to his club Borussia Dortmund.  United have been interested in Hummels for a while and he is on manager Louis van Gaal’s list of transfer targets this summer, reports  But Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc claimed on Wednesday night that the 37 million pounds-rated defender will stay at the Bundesliga club. Zorc told Kicker: “It made sense that Mats

  • Helen Mirren

    No winning or losing in art : Helen Mirren

    New York : Veteran actress Helen Mirren feels award shows are pointless as acting goes far beyond the accolades of winning an award.

  • Aishwarya Rai

    Aishwarya wants KJo’s signature style in ‘Ae Dil…’

    Mumbai : Aishwarya Rai Bachchan could have worked with Karan Johar in “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, “Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham” and “Dostana” — but things didn’t work out. Now that she is finally working under his stewardship in “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”, she is looking forward to featuring in a love story in the filmmaker’s signature style.

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

    Pleased India sending full-strength teams to Bangladesh: Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

    Dhaka : Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza is happy that India has announced full-strength squads for its tour next month. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday named a Virat Kohli-led Test side and an One-Day International (ODI) squad captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The announcement ended speculation of India resting their top players, reports

  • Indian-American sued for offering fraudulent investments in US

    New York,: An Indian-American businessman has been sued by US federal regulators for offering fraudulent oil and gas investments in a petroleum joint venture he owned, raising about USD four million through the scheme. Sameer Praveen Sethi and his firm Sethi Petroleum face an emergency civil action filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • Paris Saint-Germain’s players

    Move over Man City, Paris Saint Germain is world`s new top-paying team!

    Johannesburg : As per a new survey, French football champions Paris Saint-Germain’s players have the highest average salary in the whole of sport, beating Real Madrid and Manchester City. Website Sporting Intelligence’s Global Sports Salaries Survey for 2015 found that PSG pay their first-team players an average yearly salary of 5.299 million pounds, reported.

  • Jacqueline fernandez

    Good to learn new stuff : Jacqueline on British film

    Mumbai : Actress Jacqueline Fernandez, who will be seen in British horror thriller “Definition of Fear”, says she is a performer and finds it exciting to learn new things.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex trades provisionally closes 47 points down

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex today settled marginally lower by 28 points at 27,809.35 as market remained cautious on concerns over poor quarterly earnings despite prevailing rate cut hopes. Participants were guarded ahead of corporate earning numbers of State Bank of India and ITC, traders said. Profit-booking in some blue-chips after they reported less-than-expected quarterly numbers kept trading range bound throughout the day, they added.

  • Alastair Cook

    I issued no ultimatum to ECB on Kevin Pietersen : Alastair Cook

    London : England Captain Alastair Cook has said he didn’t give any ultimatum to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over the selection or non-selection of former Test player Kevin Pietersen. After the appointment of Andrew Strauss as ECB’s new director for cricket, Pietersen was told that he would not be considered for selection this summer, with reports that Cook had threatened to resign if the batsman was recalled. Cook said he didn’t

  • Akhil Kumar, Dilbagh Singh

    Akhil-Dilbagh tussle in defamation suit heats up

    New Delhi: The court battle between boxers Akhil Kumar and Dilbagh Singh over a defamation suit filed by the former has become uglier with the Chandigarh District Court issuing warrants against mediapersons in whose presence the “slanderous” comments were made.

  • Sayeed Ali Shah Geelani

    Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s passport application will be processed on merit: MHA

    New Delhi: The request of hardline Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani for passport will be processed on “merit” depending on completion of “formalities” by him, the Union Home Ministry said today, amid a row over the issue that has divided ruling PDP and BJP in Jammu and Kashmir. “Passport is the right of every Indian citizen and is issued by the Ministry of External Affairs after following due process.