Free Press Journal
  • Suicide bombing, Iraq

    16 killed in Iraq clashes

    Baghdad: At least 16 people were killed and 28 others injured on Tuesday in an airstrike and separate clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq’s Anbar province. An Iraqi aircraft bombarded IS positions in Rutba city, some 370 km west of Baghdad, leaving 10 people killed and 16 others wounded, a provincial security source told Xinhua news agency.

  • Tax

    Advance tax from steel, banking sectors registers fall

    Mumbai: Sectors like steel and banking paid lesser tax, even as advance tax collection from top 45 corporates increased by 8 per cent for the period ending September 15, a senior Income Tax official said today.

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    HC restrains Maha govt from supplying chikki to students

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today restrained Maharashtra government from distributing chikki (a sweet snack) to school students in the wake of complaints that a sub-standard product was being supplied. The High Court also asked the government not to make payments to the contractors who had supplied the chikki for free distribution to students of Anganwadis (primary schools in tribal areas).

  • Bad loan recoveries ‘good’ so far in Q2, says SBI

    Mumbai: State Bank of India today said bad loan recoveries in the ongoing quarter have been “good” and the country’s largest lender is looking at more innovative ways for getting money back from borrowers. “Recovery has been good. We are taking various other steps in the days to come to see that whatever we can recover, we recover faster,” lender’s deputy managing director in charge of stressed asset management M G Vaidyan told

  • Sri Lankan Tamils reject wartime truth commission

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s minority Tamils today rejected government plans for a truth commission to promote reconciliation after decades of ethnic war, insisting on an international inquiry. Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera unveiled a range of reconciliation measures yesterday at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, two days before the release of a long-awaited report on Sri Lanka’s alleged war crimes.

  • ‘Ken-Betwa link to be model of river interlinking project’

    New Delhi: The Centre today announced that the Ken-Betwa link would be a model for its ambitious river interlinking project and also that steps are being taken to link Sankosh and Mahanadi. A statement here said that Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti, while addressing a gathering on the occasion of the sixth meeting of Special Committee for interlinking of rivers here, said that various clearances for Ken-Betwa link project are in the

  • HC warns of against pandals being set up without permit

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said it would issue contempt notices to all those political parties, trusts and organisations which set up pandals during ‘Dahi Handi’ and Ganesh Chaturthi festivals without securing permission and flouted noise pollution rules.

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    Assam ex-minister quits assembly on joining BJP

    Guwahati: Former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who joined the BJP last month, on Tuesday resigned from his seat in the legislative assembly. Sarma, who was elected on a Congress ticket from the prestigious Jalukbari assembly constituency in 2011 by a record margin of around 78,000 votes, submitted his resignation letter during a meeting with Speaker Pranab Gogoi at the latter’s residence here on Tuesday evening.

  • Dairies in Meerut: NGT issues bailable warrant against MDA

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has issued bailable warrant against the Secretary of Meerut Development Authority for failure of officials to appear before it and inform about status of unauthorised dairies running in the Uttar Pradesh district. “We issue bailable warrant in the sum of Rs 20,000 to the satisfaction of arresting officer against Secretary, Meerut Development Authority for securing his presence before the Tribunal on the next date of hearing in

  • Mumbai train derailed

    Commuters hassled as suburban train derails in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Thousands of suburban rail commuters today had a harrowing time after four coaches of a local train derailed in a second such incident in as many days. No casualty was reported in the derailment today which led to disruption of traffic on the busy route linking Churchgate in South Mumbai to Virar, said Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), Western Railway, Sharat Chandrayan.

  • football

    DHL award for “assists” in ISL games announced

    Mumbai: The eight best ball passers in this year’s Indian Super League (ISL) football, commencing on October 3, stand to gain a special cash award — DHL Winning Pass, it was announced today. “The DHL Winning Pass award per team will recognise players who contribute the highest number of assists during the tournament, by creating opportunities for their team to score goals,” it was announced at a media conference here.

  • Gambhir skips practice today; net session also cancelled

    New Delhi: The ongoing fiasco at the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) today deepened further as the senior most player Gautam Gambhir kept himself away from the Ranji Trophy probables camp which started at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground yesterday. It has been learnt that Gambhir was advised by some of the top officials of the DDCA to not attend the session and the former India opener is reportedly awaiting the Sports

  • Baichung Bhutia

    Not the right time to merge ISL, I-League: Baichung Bhutia

    Mumbai: Former national team captain Baichung Bhutia believes merging of Indian Super League (ISL) with I-League to create one competition will not be a good decision at this point of time for football in the country.

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    Indian archers brace for Rio test event

    Rio de Janeiro: Indian archers eyeing Olympic medals will have a feel of what’s in store for them less than a year down the line when they compete among the best in the International Archery Challenge for Rio test event at the Sambodromo.

  • Emraan Hashmi Raaz Reboot

    Emraan Hashmi to lead in “Raaz Reboot”

    The fourth instalment of the horror franchise was apparently going to be shelved, as Vikram Bhatt had other commitments. However, it now seems that this film will be on track again. Apparantly, the director have signed Emraan Hashmi in the lead role for this fourth instalment which will be named as‘Raaz Reboot.’

  • Kapil Dev to start as favourite at IGU All India Senior

    Noida: Legendary cricketer Kapil Dev will start as favourite on his home ground when he tees off at the Indian Golf Union All India Senior Amateur Championship at Jaypee Greens Golf Course here tomorrow. The captain of the 1983 Cricket World Cup winning team will battle for top honours against the title holder Gangesh Khaitan of Noida and Kolkata’s Lakshman Singh, 1982 Asian Games gold medallist in golf and an Arjuna Awardee.

  • Dutee hopes to blaze tracks, get into TOP scheme

    Kolkata: Cleared to compete following a landmark gender case, Indian sprinter Dutee Chand is waiting anxiously to shine on the tracks again in her bid to get a slot in the Sports Ministry’s Target Olympic Podium scheme for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Dutee was banned last year under IAAF’s hyperandrogenism policy after tests revealed that her body produced natural levels of testosterone above permissible range.

  • Rohan Bopanna

    Grand Slam win around the corner: Bopanna

    New Delhi: Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna believes a Grand Slam title is just around the corner, having missed out on a couple of close chances. Partnering Canadian Daniel Nestor, Bopanna could only reach the Round of 32 in the year’s first Major — Australian Open. He reached the men’s doubles pre-quarterfinals with Romanian Florin Mergea at French Open but the pair really shone bright at Wimbledon where they reached the semis.