Free Press Journal
  • No charging for check-in baggage, for now

    New Delhi: Putting its weight firmly behind passengers, government today said it has, as of now, rejected budget carriers’ plea to allow them to charge for check-in baggage. Confirming that airlines had approached the aviation regulator Director General of Civil Aviation for its nod, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said the government has not accepted the request at this stage as it would put additional burden on the passengers.

  • Moved on from ban, time to win medals: Boxer Sarita

    Kolkata: Suspended Indian female boxer L. Sarita Devi on Saturday said she has moved on from the demoralising one-year ban that was imposed on her and says she is training hard to come back strong and win more medals for the country.

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    ICC steps up anti-corruption measures

    Bridgetown (Barbados): Following the conclusion of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Annual Conference here, the sport’s governing body decided to adopt recommendations of an Integrity Working Party which had been convened to review the global risks for international and domestic cricket from corruption.

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    Shehzad, Azhar fight for Pakistan

    Colombo: Ahmed Shehzad and Azhar Ali put on an unbeaten 120-run partnership to keep Pakistan afloat in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Saturday. The tourists, who conceded a first-innings lead of 177 runs, survived the loss of an early wicket to go to tea on the third day at 129-1 in their second knock.

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    Jwala Gutta – Ashwini Ponnappa enter Canada Open semis

    Calgary: India’s most successful badminton pair Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa earned a straight games win to enter the women’s doubles semi-finals of the $50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix at the Markin MacPhail Centre here.

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    RBI may give payment bank licence to Post Department soon

    New Delhi: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said he expects Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to grant payment licence to the proposed Post Bank of India by August. This will enable the network of 1,54,000 post offices (including 1,30,000 rural post offices) to offer banking services to the masses in the country.

  • Five held with arms, ammunition in Thane

    Nashik: Five persons of a gang called ‘Tipper’ were arrested and arms and ammunition seized from them as they were planning to execute a loot in Kalwa area of Thane, police said today. The five persons, who hailed and operated the gang from Nashik, were nabbed yesterday at Retibandar Circle at Kalwa by a team of Thane Crime Branch and seized three pistols, eight live cartridges, mobile handsets, a car and other weapons

  • Telangana wants RBI to return Rs.1,274 crore

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: The Telangana government has urged the Centre to intervene and direct the Reserve Bank of India to credit back Rs.1,274 crore to the state’s account as the money was transferred “illegally” to the income tax department.

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    R K Pachauri to fly to USA for last rites of relative

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today allowed TERI Director General R K Pachauri, who is facing sexual harassment allegations from a woman employee, to travel to USA to attend last rites of his brother-in-law. Metropolitan Magistrate Shivani Chauhan, while allowing Pachauri to go abroad from June 29 to July 9, directed him to inform the Indian Embassy in the US about his arrival there and provide updates on his travel plans by filing

  • No FIR registered since ACB chief Meena took over

    New Delhi: Amid the on-going tussle between the Lt Governor and Delhi government over appointment of Mukesh Meena as the ACB chief, the AAP today said that not a single case has been registered after the officer took over and the party will form squads to “expose” corruption in the national capital.

  • Naga Congress working on a roadmap for the 2018 state elections

    Kohima: In a move towards strengthening its stand for the 2018 Assembly elections, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC), under the leadership of Kewekhape Therie, is coming up with a Road Map for Nagaland towards overcoming political, economical and social issues of the state.

  • Centrally sponsored schemes likely to be reduced to 30

    New Delhi: The number of centrally sponsored schemes (CSS) is likely to be reduced to 30 from 72 with a Chief Ministers’ Sub-Group of NITI Aayog reaching a broad consensus on the issue. The panel has also recommended to increase the share of flexi funds to 25 per cent from the current 10 per cent.

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    Net neutrality report to be out soon, waiting for TRAI

    New Delhi: Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said the government will soon come out with its report on the controversial issue of net neutrality and the telecom department is waiting for the report from sectoral regulator TRAI.

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    Bobby Brown’s state of mind ‘not good’

    Los Angeles: Singer-actor Bobby Brown is struggling to cope with the news that his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to a hospice, says his New Edition bandmate Johnny Gill.