Free Press Journal
  • 2G scam

    2G scam money went to tax safe havens via Surat: ED

    Ahmedabad: Investigations by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) into Rs 5,395-crore hawala scam has revealed that operators were also involved in sending 2G scam money to tax safe havens such as Switzerland via Surat based firms which were created to run the racket.

  • Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

    Narendra Modi meets Ashraf Ghani to discuss bilateral ties

    Ufa (Russia): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today met Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here and the two leaders are understood to have discussed Afghanistan’s security situation and India’s assistance in reconstruction efforts in the war-torn country.

  • Sensex

    Sensex closes with 87-point gain 

    Mumbai: After two previous sessions of heavy sell-offs, a barometer index of Indian equities provisionally closed in the green with gains of over 87 points on Friday.

  • Indian Super League 2015 Final Auction List

    The Indian Super League 2015 commenced their auction for season 2 with a bang. The eight franchises got very competitive to have dibs on the best players. The auction featured the ten best domestic footballers.

  • Aja Devgn with SRK

    Ajay Devgn meets SRK in Bulgeria; says it was unplanned

    Mumbai: Ajay Devgn, who was pictured dining with Shah Rukh Khan in Bulgaria where the superstar is shooting “Dilwale”, has played down their meeting saying that such things are not planned. Recently, photos of Shah Rukh and Ajay catching up with each other in Bulgaria went viral triggering reports that the duo has ended their rumoured rivalry.

  • Roberto Carlos

    Roberto Carlos to be marquee-player-cum-manager for Delhi Dynamos

    Mumbai: He may be well past his prime but Brazil’s World Cup winner Roberto Carlos today said he is “still mentally strong” to double up as Delhi Dynamos’ marquee manager-cum-player in the second season of Hero Indian Super League (ISL) football. Asked if he still practice his once famous curling free kicks which had fetched him several goals in his playing days, the 42-year-old Carlos said, “I do training everyday. At 42 years of age,

  • Hrithik Roshan, Pune FC

    I have never had more fun spending: Pune co-owner Hrithik Roshan

    Mumbai: Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan, who co-owns Pune City FC, on Friday said he never had so much fun spending money as the franchise roped in two very talented youngsters at the Indian Super League (ISL) auction here. Pune bagged Jakichand Singh for Rs.45 lakhs and Eugeneson Lyngdoh — the first footballer to touch the crore mark (1.05 crores) from a base price of Rs.27.5 lakh. “Initially, I was nervous thinking why

  • Nicolas Anelka

    Looking forward to play alongside Nicolas Anelka: Mumbai City FC’s Sunil Chhetri

    Mumbai: After getting bagged by Mumbai City FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) players auction, Sunil Chhetri said on Friday he is extremely happy to be a part of the tournament revealing his excitement to play alongside the team’s marquee player-cum-manager, French football great Nicolas Anelka. Four-time All India Football Federation (AIFF) player of the year, Chhetri who had the highest base price in the auction at Rs.80 lakh, was bought by

  • Seityasen Singh

    NE United FC owner John delighted to bag Seityasen

    Mumbai: After bagging Seityasen Singh in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2015 players auction, NorthEast United FC owner John Abraham on Friday said the team was looking for someone who could play in both the wings and Seityasen’s presence will fill the spot. Seityasen, who plays for Royal Wahingdoh in the I-League, was roped in by United FC at a price of Rs.56 lakh. His starting price was Rs.23 lakh. “We had

  • McGreggor, Chad Mendis UFC

    McGreggor, Chad Mendis UFC clash excitement grips Las Vegas

    Las Vegas: Mixed martial art lovers are thronging the city with excitement ahead of the mouthwatering interim featherweight title clash between Ireland’s Conor McGregor and home favourite Chad Mendes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship at the MGM Grand Arena here. Initially built as a title clash, the fight turned interim with Brazil’s Jose Aldo pulling out at the last moment due to a rib injury. But the no-holds-barred fight between the Irishman and the American

  • Rishi Kapoor

    Gajendra Chauhan should voluntarily retire: Rishi Kapoor tweets

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has joined in the debate over the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of FTII, saying he should retire voluntarily. Chauhan, best known for playing Yudhisthira on TV epic “Mahabharata”, took over as the chairman of the Pune-based institute’s governing council last month.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Books are of magical quality, that shall never be shelved: Big B

    Mumbai: In the age of smartphones and e-books, megastar Amitabh Bachchan — son of legendary writer-poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan — who is quite abreast with technology, says books should be retained for their “magical quality” of being a trove of knowledge.

  • Launch of Honda Motorcycle

    Honda launches Livo, 110cc bike that strengthens entry level range

    New Delhi: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) today launched 110cc bike Livo taking the battle to leader and erstwhile partner Hero MotoCorp in the entry level motorcycle segment, which constitutes the biggest part of the two-wheeler market. Livo, its fourth model in the segment is priced up to Rs 55,489 (ex-showroom Delhi).

  • Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Sunil Chhetri

    Sunil Chhetri, Eugeneson Lyngdoh become one-crore picks in ISL auction

    Mumbai: Star striker Sunil Chhetri was the costliest buy at Rs 1.20 crore at the first-ever Indian Super League’s auction featuring 10 domestic football players here today, with Eugeneson Lyngdoh and Rino Anto surprisingly fetching amounts far above their base prices.Chhetri, 31, was bought at Rs 40 lakh above his base price of Rs 80 lakh by Mumbai City FC, adding teeth to their attack as the India skipper would play alongside former French

  • Indian Super league_ISL

    ISL Auction 2015 Live

    Mumbai: The Indian Super League (ISL) franchises can buy a maximum of four players from the auction scheduled to be held here on Friday. The total budget of each franchise is Rs.20 crore. The price cap for foreign players is Rs.15.50 crore. The franchises can buy a maximum of four domestic players from a purse of Rs.4.5 crore. “The minimum squad size for a club is 22 players. Each club is allowed to increase

  • Greece, China not going to cause any issues for us: TCS

    Mumbai: Country’s largest software services firm TCS has said the economic situation in Greece and China will not “cause any issue” for it. Tata Consultancy Services, which announced first quarter earnings yesterday, said its Europe business has grown 19 per cent in the April-June period of 2015-16 as against the same period last fiscal.

  • FICCI welcomes signing of FATCA agreement

    New Delhi: While expressing her happiness over the signing of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, Dr Jyotsna Suri, President, FICCI stated, “FICCI welcomes signing of FATCA agreement between Indian and US authorities. This is an important step, we now look forward to the operating guidelines for FATCA implementation in India”.