Free Press Journal
  • Rankings at stake for Bangladesh

    Dubai : A 3-0 result against hosts Bangladesh in the three match ODI series will not be enough for second placed India to claim the number one spot in the ICC rankings while a favourable outcome for the home team will boost its qualifying chances for the 2017 Champions Trophy.

  • Guam with the wind

    India humbled by tiny Pacific nation in World Cup qualifiers (more…)

  • Sushma Swaraj mars PM Narendra Modi’s clean record

    Should Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj resign following embarrassing disclosures about her links to the fugitive Lalit Modi? The answer is both yes and no. Yes, because what she did was highly improper. Here was a man wanted in India for answering grave charges of financial wheeling-dealing, and, here we had the country’s Foreign Minister, no less, helping him to get travel papers so that he could roam about freely all over Europe

  • BVA sweeps VVMC polls

    Major embarrassment for parties like Congress, BJP, NCP and Shiv Sena (more…)

  • Taxmen to avoid coercion to recover MAT dues: CBDT

    New Delhi : On the vexed issue of  minimum alternate tax (MAT), the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said on Tuesday that its officers will avoid coercive methods to recover dues on capital gains made by foreign investors.  The board will wait for a Supreme Court verdict on the issue, it said.

  • Tomar withdraws bail plea from the Sessions court

    New Delhi : Former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar on Tuesday withdrew his bail plea from a sessions court here in an alleged fake degree case, saying since he has been sent to four-day police remand, he does not want to pursue the matter as of now.

  • Bangladesh SC upholds death sentence of top Jamaat leader

    Dhaka : Bangladesh’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence against the second highest ranking leader of the fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami for war crimes, including massacre of intelligentsia whom he termed “agents of India”, during the 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.

  • Rahul’s 10-km foot march in Chhattisgarh’s Janjgir Champa

    Janjgir-Champa (Chhattisgarh) : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday began his 10-kilometre ‘padyatra’ (foot march) in Chhattisgarh’s Janjgir-Champa district to reach out to farmers and tribals affected by land acquisition for various projects.

  • ‘Scary’ Eng impress Kiwis coach

    London : New Zealand coach Mike Hesson believes his side are now facing a far more “scary” England team compared to the one the Blackcaps thrashed at the World Cup.

  • State cabinet approves new IT policy

    Mumbai : The state cabinet approved new information technology (IT) policy of the state that emphasises on easing the process as well as promises several exemptions along with permission for additional 3 FSI in a bid to boost the industry sector.

  • Judges appointment needs drastic revamp

    If justice means that the public good be served, then the system of judges appointing themselves needs drastic revamping. The fact that the Chief Justice of India’s (CJI) choice as to who should or should not be elevated as a high court or apex court judge may not always be inspired by divine wisdom is proved by the Narendra Modi government negating the recommendation of Justice Gyan Sudha Misra as head of

  • UP FDA finds detergent in Mother Dairy milk sample

    Agra : The UP Food and Drug Administration said it has found detergent in one of the samples of Mother Dairy’s milk packets, a claim contested by the Delhi-based company. Mother Dairy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board.

  • AIADMK slams Karunanidhi regime for splurging money

    Chennai : Coming down hard on archrival DMK, ruling AIADMK on Tuesday alleged that the previous Karunanidhi regime had “splurged crores of rupees” in organising over 600 “showy” government functions to launch new schemes.

  • Morsi gets death in Egypt jail break case

    Cairo : An Egyptian court sentenced deposed president Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood’s supreme guide Mohamed Badie and 100 other Islamists to death for a mass jail break during the country’s 2011 revolution that toppled long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak. The verdict came after the court consulted the Grand Mufti, who according to Egyptian law must review all the death sentences though his decision is not binding.

  • MBMC by-poll: BJP’s Bhatt wins

    Bhayandar : Dipti Bhatt added another feather to BJP’s cap by winning the by-elections to ward number 38(a) in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) by trouncing her Congress rival Prita Chauhan by a margin of 409 votes. Bhatt garnered 2,369 out of the total 4,397 votes polled in the by-election results of which were declared on Tuesday.

  • Sebi issues ESOP disclosure norms

    New Delhi : Market regulator Sebi come out with detailed disclosure norms for listed firms while exercising employee stock options programmes (ESOP) to address concerns regarding potential market abuse, reports PTI.

  • A chocolate a day keeps heart diseases at bay

    London : If your are worried about the health of your heart, here’s a sweet solution. Researchers have found that eating up to 100 grams of chocolate every day is linked to lower heart disease and stroke risk.

  • Butt officially admits to spot-fixing in 2010: PCB

    Lahore : Tainted former Pakistan captain Salman Butt today signed a confession note admitting to his role in the spot-fixing scandal during the Pakistan versus England series back in 2010, which led to a five-year ban.