Free Press Journal
  • Cyclone

    Cyclone Komen hits B’desh coast; heavy rains in Bengal, Odisha

    New Delhi: Cyclonic storm ‘Komen’ hit the Bangladesh coast today evening, bringing with it heavy rainfall in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha, the MET department said. After making landfall in Bangladesh, it will move west- north-westwards and weaken gradually.

  • Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo top aggregates to be toast of CPL

    Kingston (Jamaica): Cricketers Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo topped the aggregates in the just concluded Caribbean Premier League (CPL), though their respective franchises experienced contrasting fates.

  • BCCI

    ‘Sports Fraud Bill to be tabled in ongoing Parliament session’

    New Delhi: The IPL spot-fixing and betting scandal prompted the government to push for introduction of Sports Fraud Bill in the Parliament in the ongoing monsoon session, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said today. Sonowal said the Sports Fraud Bill will be sent to the Cabinet in a few days for approval before it is presented in the Parliament.

  • Australia A in driver’s seat against India A

    Chennai: Based on a brilliant and patient 150 from opening batsman Cameron Bancroft, Australia A ended the second day’s play at 329/9 to take a 194-run first innings lead over India A in the second and last four-day cricket match being played at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium here on Thursday.

  • Pune FC

    FC Pune City sign ex-Chelsea and Fiorentina winger Adrian Mutu

    Pune: FC Pune City clinched their big-ticket name by signing former Chelsea and Fiorentina star Adrian Mutu of Romania as its marquee player for the 2015 edition of the Indian Super League here today. The 36-year-old was a part of the Juventus side that won the Serie-A twice in a row in 2004-05 and 2005-06.

  • Maha govt averted rumour mongering about Yakub’s execution

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government actively kept tabs on the Internet and social media to ensure that hate messages on platforms like Twitter and Whatsapp did not stir up passions, besides maintaining a close vigil on the law and order situation in connection with Yakub Memon’s execution. “Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stayed awake until the wee hours today, monitoring the law and order situation and following up the development on the Supreme Court front

  • Salman Khan

    Salman wasn’t driving; lawyer says as appeal hearing starts

    Mumbai: The hearing of the appeal filed by Bollywood star Salman Khan against his five-year sentence in the 2002 hit-and-run case started in the Bombay High Court today as his lawyer argued that the trial court made a mistake in holding that the actor himself was driving the car.

  • Huma Qureshi

    Huma Qureshi in Gurinder Chadha’s next film

    Mumbai: Actress Huma Qureshi will be seen next in Gurinder Chadha’s upcoming film. Reportedly, Gurinder Chadha’s film titled “The Viceroy House” talks about Lord Mountbatten’s last few days of stay in India before it got independence.

  • Refrain from giving sermons on sensitive issues: Cong to BJP

    New Delhi: Slammed by BJP for obstructing Union Home Minister from making statement in Rajya Sabha on Gurdaspur terror attack, Congress today shot back and said BJP should refrain from delivering sermons on the sensitive issue as its track record in dealing with terrorism was “poor”. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala also distanced the party from the remarks of senior leader Digvijay Singh who had hoped that the “exemplary urgency and commitment”

  • Marine Drive gym: HC seeks reply from MCGM

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today directed Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to file an affidavit in reply to a public interest litigation challenging the permission granted to an open-air gym on the Marine Drive promenade in south Mumbai. The petitioner Vijay Yadav claims that the area and particularly the promenade where the gym stands is a declared heritage precinct and no construction is permissible there.

  • Iron_Ore mining

    SC asks Karnataka to ‘forthwith’ commence auctioning of mines

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today ordered Karnataka Government to commence “forthwith” the auctioning of 15 ‘C’ category iron ore mines in which end-user firms dealing in steel, sponge iron or pelletisation only, would be able to take part.

  • Chechen girls beat IS at their own game

    Moscow: Police in Russia’s predominantly Muslim Chechen Republic have arrested three girls, who tricked Islamic State (IS) fighters to send them money for travelling to Syria, according to a media report.

  • Old church building in US being renovated as Sikh temple

    Chicago: The Sikh community in a major city in the US state of Illinois will have their first Gurudwara soon by converting a 30,000 square feet foreclosed building that earlier served as a Baptist church. “The old building, which is spread in 30,000 square-foot, is being renovated as Nanaksar Sikh Temple and would serve as a single temple in Rockford, Illinois where over scores of Sikh families live,” Nanaksar Sikh Temple supervisor Baba

  • Mullah Mohammed Omar

    Second round of Afghan peace talks postponed

    Islamabad: Following the death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar, the second round of peace talks between Afghan government representatives and the militant group which were to be held in Pakistan tomorrow has been postponed, it was announced here today. “In view of the reports regarding the death of Mullah Omar and the resulting uncertainty, and at the request of the Afghan Taliban leadership, the second round of the Afghan peace talks, which

  • flight MH370

    MH370: Debris very likely from Boeing 777, being sent to France

    Kuala Lumpur: Wreckage washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island is “very likely from a Boeing 777”, the same model as MH370 that mysteriously vanished over a year ago with 239 people including five Indians on board, and will be sent to France to determine whether it is from the same plane.

  • Qazi Khalilullah

    Pakistan dismisses India’s assertion on Gurdaspur terrorists

    Islamabad: Pakistan today dismissed India’s assertion that the terrorists who had carried out attacks in Gurdaspur had infiltrated from there, saying pointing fingers without investigation is “not a healthy trend”. “We had issued condemnation in strongest terms the terrorist attack on Gurdaspur. We have condemned in strongest terms that is self explanatory,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah told reporters here.

  • 2G Scam case, A Raja, Kanimozhi

    2G case: Court to resume hearing final arguments from Aug 4

    New Delhi: A special court would resume from August 4 the final arguments in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case in which former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others are facing trial.

  • gigato app

    Mavin launches Gigato app to reduce Internet access costs

    New Delhi: The US-based Mavin Inc today launched Gigato, a data sponsoring application that reimburses users for data spent on partner apps, a move that will make surfing cheaper. The data reimbursed by Gigato can be spent by smartphone users on any application or website. The app is available for pre-paid consumers on Android devices across all operators and networks.

  • Sensex up

    Reforms hopes back to the fore, lift Sensex 142 pts

    Mumbai: The government’s renewed push for reforms gave the benchmark BSE Sensex a leg-up, which for the second straight day kept up its tempo and ended the session higher by 142 points at 27,705.35. A gentle uptick in rollover of July F&O positions proved to be a feel-good factor, too.

  • Gold Bond scheme may have annual cap of 500 gm/person: FinMin

    New Delhi: Only Indian residents will be allowed to subscribe to the proposed Sovereign Gold Bond scheme which is likely to have an annual cap of 500 grams per person, the Finance Ministry has said. The Budget 2015-16 had proposed to launch a Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) scheme to develop a financial asset as an alternative to gold.