Free Press Journal
  • Rail services remain disrupted in Pb as farmers’ protest enters 5th day

    Chandigarh: Rail traffic remained paralysed in Punjab for the fifth consecutive day today with protesting farmers, seeking higher compensation for crop loss, continued their stir, causing inconvenience to the passengers and financial loss to railways. Railway authorities said movement of 73 trains were today hit, taking the total number of trains being affected to 336 so far in the five-day long farmers’ protest.

  • Dadri lynching was due to “inefficiency” of UP govt: Heptulla

    New Delhi: The Dadri lynching incident happened due to “inefficiency” of the UP government, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla has said and asserted that the Prime Minister cannot be expected to speak on every issue the way others want him to. “I don’t know why we always feel that on every issue, the Prime Minister should speak the language we want him to speak. That’s not the correct way….

  • Arun Jaitley

    Dynastic forces stand no chance before merit of Modi: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a “role model of leadership” and dynastic politics stands no chance to succeed against him as he represents merit, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, describing rise of the top BJP leader as “stunning and incredible”. “He is a fast learner. He learns something new daily. His biggest strength in politics is that he is an excellent communicator and orator. All this has created a huge

  • Travel Diary: Exploring Jantar-Mantar

    INTRO: UDAY K. CHAKRABORTY travels far and wide to rediscovers India’s unique astronomical legacy.

  • Vijender Singh

    Vijender vows to pack a heavier punch in next bout on Oct 30

    New Delhi: His professional career off to a flying start with a knockout win, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh cannot wait for his second bout on October 30 and has promised to pump up the power in his punches by several folds in that contest. “It’s just the beginning, wait and watch what else I do as I move forward. My next bout is on October 30, the opponent for that would be

  • Rape

    Mentally challenged girl raped by 50-yr-old man in Thane: Police

    Thane: A mentally challenged teenaged girl was allegedly raped repeatedly by a 50-year-old man at a village in the district, police said today. The accused Yeshwant Rayat used to stalk the girl, who lived in his neighbourhood in Kamdipada village of Sahapur taluka, when she would go out for grazing the cattle, Assistant Police Inspector N D Gaikwad said.

  • Narendra Modi

    Remember emergency to fortify democratic framework: PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today termed the Emergency, imposed in 1975, as the biggest blow to democracy and said its memories should be kept alive to draw lessons to further fortify the democratic framework and values in the country. “Emergency was the biggest blow to democracy. The kind of crisis that hit the country during that period had tempered the Indian democracy which came out stronger. I am grateful to those

  • Ajinkya Rahane

    Rahane is a far better player than Rayudu: Azhar

    New Delhi: Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin was critical of Indian team management’s decision to bench Ajinkya Rahane during the 0-2 Twenty20 series defeat against South Africa, terming him as a far better player than Ambati Rayudu. “There is absolutely nothing wrong with Ajinkya Rahane’s technique or temperament. It was the most unfortunate thing that he had to sit out during the T20 series. When he was finally picked, it was too late

  • Anirban Lahiri

    Lahiri’s 3-foot miss proves costly for Internationals, US win

    Incheon: Anirban Lahiri’s miss on a three-foot putt on the 18th proved costly as the United States managed to prevail 15.5 to 14.5 over the International to claim the Presidents Cup here. For the third session in a row, the Internationals and US were locked in a tie after the singles ended 6-6, but the final score read 15.5 to 14.5 in the favour of the Americans, who have now won nine out

  • AB de Villiers

    De Villiers special steers South Africa to a record 303/5

    Kanpur: Captain AB de Villers completed a spectacular century with a six off the final ball of the innings to lead South Africa to a record 303 for five in the opening cricket One-day International against India, here today. A packed stadium erupted when de Villiers (104 not out off 73 balls) smacked the ball over long-on boundary to bring his 21st ODI hundred, also ensuring that South Africa became the first to

  • Shah Rukh is my idol: Faisal Khan

    Mumbai: “Jhalak Dikhhlaa Jaa Reloaded” winner Faisal Khan says he looks up to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and wants to have a career like him. The 16-year-old Mumbai-based performer won the title after beating celebrities like Shamita Shetty, Mohit Malik and Sanaya Irani. He won a cash prize of Rs 30 lakhs and a SUV. “Shah Rukh sir is my idol. From being a normal boy, who started his career with TV,

  • L’Oreal ramps up India ops to be ‘billion dollar’ firm by 2020

    Mumbai: As a part of its 2020 roadmap to become a ‘billion dollar’ company in India, French beauty major L’Oreal is significantly stepping up its research and innovation (R&I) division in the country. “Our R&I centres in Mumbai and Bangalore are working on sustainable innovation to meet our target of reducing carbon emissions by 60 per cent at our plants and distribution centres by 2020,” L’Oreal India Managing Director Jean-Christophe Letellier told PTI.

  • Sanjay Raut

    Dadri incident being used for gains in Bihar polls: Raut

    Mumbai: Amid outcry over lynching of a man in Dadri over beef rumours, a senior Shiv Sena leader today said the incident is being used as a “political tool” for Bihar elections, and charged that religious feelings are being exploited in the name of politics.

  • ‘Bigg Boss Nau’ house to bring double trouble

    Mumbai: With its vibrant settings and new, eye-catching decor, the “Bigg Boss” mansion in its ninth edition is set to be an abode for 14 contestants for the next three months. Situated in a very popular tourist destination, Lonavala, 82 kms away from Mumbai, the well-furnished house this year has a complaint box, drone (aerial camera), three mannequins in the garden area and a lounge at the roof top.

  • china stocks

    10,000 startups a day being set up in China to boost economy 

    Beijing: More than 10,000 startup firms are being set up everyday in China as part of new reforms initiated by the Chinese government to halt the slide of the economy. China sees more than 10,000 firms born every day amid government support for entrepreneurship and so far about six million new startups have been setup, Xin Guobin, vice minister of Industry and Information Technology said.

  • Lakshya Digital to hire 350 game designers in 3-4 years

    New Delhi: Digital game designing firm Lakshya Digital plans to hire around 350 creative professionals within 3-4 years. The company aims to become a market leader with one of the largest team of designers globally. “We want to occupy the top position globally in game design segment. For this, we are working to double our team of around 350 designers in the next 3-4 years to create one of the world’s largest game

  • Tax

    I-T asks traders to pay advance tax rather than annual returns

    New Delhi: As part of its latest drive to widen the tax base, the Income Tax department has asked traders and businessmen to pay advance tax rather than file annual returns at the end of the financial year so they can be added as new assesses promptly.