Free Press Journal
  • GST Bill

    GST Bill: CPI (M) slams ‘opportunist’ BJP

    New Delhi: The CPI (M) on Thursday alleged that the BJP-led NDA Government did not want the GST Bill to be passed in the Monsoon Session of Parliament because of political gains as they did not want to spoil their relations with the AIADMK.

  • Pranab Mukherjee

    Four former Service Chiefs write to Prez on OROP

    New Delhi: Terming the delay in rolling out of ‘One Rank One Pension Scheme’ for ex-servicemen a danger to political military ethos of the country, four former service chiefs have written an open letter to President Pranab Mukherjee requesting his intervention. “It is with a sense of deep anguish that we are writing to draw the attention of the Supreme Commander to the dismal spectacle of our veteran soldiers, driven to undertake public

  • Assange reaffirms innocence as sex assault case dropped

    London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today reaffirmed his innocence after allegations of sexual assault against him were dropped in Sweden, but said he was “extremely disappointed” that his side of the story was not heard. “There was no need for any of this. I am an innocent man. I haven’t even been charged,” the 44-year-old whistleblower, who has been holed up in the Ecuador embassy in London ever since he sought refuge

  • NIA,

    Udhampur bravehearts who nabbed LeT terrorist honoured

    Mumbai: Two bravehearts from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, who captured a Pakistani terrorist who held them hostage after attacking a BSF bus, said on Thursday that they were proud they could in their own little way help their motherland.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    SC reserves verdict on challenge to criminal defamation provisions

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions including by Congress vice -president Rahul Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy challenging the constitutional validity of Indian Penal Code’s provisions on criminal defamation.

  • World should adopt low-cost toilet initiative: US envoy 

    New Delhi: Lauding the low-cost toilet initiative by an NGO here, US envoy to India Richard Verma on Thursday urged the adoption of the initiative worldwide to solve sanitation problems.

  • Tamil Nadu assembly’s monsoon session from August 24

    Chennai: The monsoon session of Tamil Nadu assembly would be held from August 24, an official statement said. Speaker P. Dhanapal had convened the session at 10 a.m. on August 24, it said.

  • P. Chidambaram

    Will keep questioning in Lalit Modi case: Chidambaram 

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday rejected the arguments given by the government during a debate on the Lalit Modi issue in the Lok Sabha and said it would continue to raise its voice and ask questions on the matter.

  • India, Mens Hockey

    Indian beat Spain 4-2 to win hockey Test series

    Terrassa (Spain): Indian hockey team ended their European tour on a high as they comfortably beat Spain 4-2 in the final encounter to win the three-Test series by 2-1 margin, here today. Forward Ramandeep Singh turned out to be the hero with double strikes within a minute’s gap (50th and 51st min) to clinch the match for Sardar Singh’s boys. Drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh (24th min) and Akashdeep Singh (45th minute) were the

  • Sudhir-Mungantiwar

    Mungantiwar releases booklet ‘Birds of Thane Creek’

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar today released a booklet titled ‘Birds of Thane Creek’ by Sunjoy Monga in order to showcase the diversity of birds in the area. This booklet, penned by by nature photographer Monga, is the first ever documentation of bird species of the area.

  • Mohun Bagan held to goalless draw again in CFL

    Kolkata: I-League winners Mohun Bagan settled for a draw in their second consecutive match of the Calcutta Football league (CFL) with Sports Authority of India (SAI), Eastern Zone, holding them goalless at the Barasat Stadium here on Thursday.

  • Curbed my natural game in team’s interests: Dhawan

    Galle: Having showed enormous amount of patience during his 134-run knock, opener Shikhar Dhawan Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan expressed great satisfaction in being able to show a different kind of batsmanship to the one people have been used to over last couple of years.

  • Assam governor concerned over NRC update process

    Guwahati: Assam Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday expressed his deep concern about the slow process of updating the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state.

  • UK startup launches sports travel packages for Indians

    Kolkata: A UK-based startup today launched tour programmes for sport enthusiasts who want to watch matches of big sporting events like English Premier League and Wimbledon at stadiums. Targeting the affluent class and corporate clients, Premier Explore has set up its first overseas office in Kolkata and would soon follow it up with branches in Mumbai and Delhi.

  • Essel, CII ink pact for technical consortium for Smart Cities

    New Delhi: Essel Group today said it has signed an agreement with industry body CII to form a technical consortium for smart city projects in the country. The India Technical Consortium would be set up under the CII National Mission on Smart Cities, the company said in a statement.

  • IRDAI allows banks to tie up with more than one insurer

    Mumbai: The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) allowed banks to tie up with more than one insurer, from life, non-life and standalone health insurance segments, here today. Banks have been allowed by the IRDAI to sell three products each from all life, non-life and stand alone health insurance.

  • Food Inflation

    Lower inflation ups bankers’ hopes for more rate cuts by RBI

    Mumbai: Bankers today said the sharp fall in inflation to 3.78 per cent for July has raised hopes of another rate cut by the Reserve Bank at the September review of the policy. “Obviously, if more and more positive news on inflation front comes, it’s a reasonable expectation to expect that rates will be cut at the September policy,” HDFC Bank’s managing director Aditya Puri told reporters outside RBI here.

  • Snacks unfit for consumption given to schools in tribal areas: Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Snacks supplied to schools in tribal areas in four districts under a Rs 206-crore procurement scheme by the state Ministry for Women and Child Development Ministry was unfit for human consumption, Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court.