Free Press Journal
  • Balwant Moreshwar Purandare

    Balwant Moreshwar Purandare conferred with ‘Maharashtra Bhushan’

    Mumbai: History writer Balwant Moreshwar Purandare was today conferred with the ‘Maharashtra Bhushan’ award, the state’s highest honour, at a glittering function. The award ceremony was held at Raj Bhavan here amidst tight security after the BJP-led state government’s decision to honour Purandare received criticism from some sections of the Maratha community, which had protested against the move. The ceremony was attended by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Shiv Sena MPs Arvind Sawant,

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    Pakistan probes ‘USD 100 ID cards for militants’ scam

    Karachi: Pakistani authorities are investigating officials at the national identity database for allegedly issuing ID cards to militants, including some linked to Al-Qaeda, in return for bribes as small as USD 100. The country’s main spy service, the Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) uncovered the alleged corrupt practices at the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) during ongoing anti-terrorism operations, according to official documents.

  • 3 Bangladesh SC lawyers arrested for terror financing

    Dhaka: Three Supreme Court lawyers were today arrested by Bangladesh’s elite anti-terrorism unit for providing Taka 10 million (USD 130,000) to a new Islamist militant group active in the port city of Chittagong for weapons procurement.

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    Barcelona defender Pique handed four-match ban

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was handed a four-match ban on Wednesday for abusing an assistant referee during the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao.

  • James Anderson

    James Anderson not to play Oval Test

    London: England skipper Alastair Cook has said that star bowler James Anderson will not play in the fifth and last Ashes Test against Australia at the Oval after failing to recover from a side strain.

  • Malik credits wife Sania for reviving his international career

    Karachi: Senior Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has credited his Indian tennis player wife Sania Mirza for reviving his career in the national team, saying her hardwork, dedication and success as a professional athlete has driven him to lift his game and make a successful comeback. Malik said Sania acts as a comfort zone for him on tours and even when he wanted to discuss cricket issues with someone.

  • football

    CFL: East Bengal rally to win 3-2 against Army XI

    Kolkata: Heavyweights East Bengal rallied from a twin-goal deficit to prevail over Army XI 3-2 in a Calcutta Football League (CFL) Premier division encounter here on Wednesday.

  • Sanctions against cricketers Asif, Butt expire on September 1

    Dubai The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed that the sanctions against tainted Pakistani cricketers Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt will expire on September 1 and they will be eligible to return to competitive cricket the next day after fulfilling the specific conditions laid down by the independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP dares BJP, Congress to reply to questions on discoms

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday dared the Congress party and the BJP to reply to a set of five questions each, alleging they have sided with power distribution companies in looting the people of the national capital.

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    ICC level 1 coach unveils academy under CA banner

    Kolkata: International Cricket Council (ICC) Level 1 coach Aparup Chakraborty kick-started his cricket coaching centre — the “Straight Drive Cricket Academy” — in association with Cricket Australia (CA) here on Wednesday.

  • Indian warship visits Israeli port

    Haifa (Israel): Bolstering the robust ties between Israel and India, INS Trikand, a frontline warship of the Indian Navy, made a call at the port of Haifa on Wednesday, an official said.

  • Jairam Ramesh

    GST bill cannot be passed without Congress support: Jairam

    New Delhi: With the government contemplating a special session of parliament over the GST Bill, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said it cannot be passed without his party’s support and sought four amendments. Talking to reporters here, Ramesh said four amendments demanded by his party were “pro-consumer”.

  • Floods

    Arunachal rivers in spate due to incessant rains

    Itanagar: Incessant rain in the past couple of days has caused many rivers in Lower Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh to be in high spate and flow above the danger mark. Dambuk Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC) Atul Tayeng said road communication to ADC headquarters Dambuk and Hunli sub-divisions in the district has been disrupted due to incessant rainfall.

  • Coal India to seek extension of chairman’s tenure

    Kolkata: State-owned miner Coal India on Wednesday said it will seek shareholder’s approval over continuation of tenure of its present chairman Sutirtha Bhattacharya till August 31, 2017. The approval, according to the company, will be sought during its annual general meeting scheduled on September 23 here.

  • Does apex court verdict on food product approval impact Maggi? 

    New Delhi: Does the ban on Maggi noodles get impacted by the Supreme Court order of Wednesday? It agrees with the Bombay High Court’s verdict that an advisory by the food safety watchdog on product approvals for some categories of food was without legal sanction.

  • Congress slams Mamata for politically exploiting minorities

    Kolkata: Charging the Mamata Banerjee government with politically exploiting minorities in West Bengal, the Congress on Wednesday called for uprooting the Trinamool Congress for the sake of secularism.

  • Cases pending in Bombay High Court on a rise, reveals RTI

    Mumbai: The pendency of cases in Bombay High Court continues to rise, even as the number of ongoing cases in district and subordinate courts registered an upsurge this year, an official data said. The number of pending cases under different laws, Acts and tribunals in Bombay High Court and its Nagpur, Aurangabad and Goa benches have gone up from 3,51,297 in 2010 to 3,76,604 in 2015, revealed an RTI query, filed by Pune-based

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    Bollywood “Queen” Kangana says she deserves high remuneration

    Mumbai: Amidst reports that she has emerged as the highest paid actress in Bollywood, Kangana Ranaut says it is justified to ask for more remuneration as she deserves it. There have been reports that Kangana has become the highest paid actress in Bollywood, beating her contemporaries Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone in the race.

  • Mukesh Kumar Meena

    Meena not acting in accordance with law: Delhi govt to HC

    New Delhi: The AAP government today claimed before Delhi High Court that ACB chief M K Meena was “not working in accordance with law” and not allowing anyone to work, as it sought that its plea challenging the Centre’s notification on appointment of bureaucrats and ACB’s powers should be heard on an urgent basis. The Delhi government made the submission before Justice V P Vaish after Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain told