Free Press Journal
  • 12 wickets fall on 1st day of 1st day-night cricket test

    Adelaide: The opening day of the first day-night cricket test was as lively as organizers could have wished for with the pink ball swinging under lights and the crowd swelling to 47,441 as Australia struggled to stumps at 54-2 after bowling New Zealand out for 202 today. Skipper Steve Smith (24) and Adam Voges (9) were unbeaten after David Warner (1) was dismissed in the fourth over, and Joe Burns (14) was out

  • Farooq Abdullah

    PoK is part of Pakistan, J-K will remain part of India: Farooq

    Jammu: Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah today said “PoK is part of Pakistan” and will remain with it while India will continue to control its part of Jammu and Kashmir and claimed that former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had proposed this to the then President Pervez Musharraf. “I know when Atal Bihari Vajpayee went to Lahore…he told me that he had proposed to Musharraf to take that part and let us keep ours,

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    Amarinder new Pb Cong chief; Soni to lead campaign panel for 2017 polls

    New Delhi: Former chief minister Amarinder Singh has been appointed as the new Punjab Congress president, replacing Pratap Singh Bajwa, whose resignation was accepted by party president Sonia Gandhi yesterday. A release issued by AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said that “the Congress president has appointed Capt Amarinder Singh, MP, as president of Punjab Pradesh Congress
    Committee with immediate effect”.

  • Amit Shah

    Shah accuses Cong-led Assam govt of misusing central funds

    Dibrugarh (Assam): BJP national president Amit Shah today accused the Congress-led Assam government of misusing central funds, while asking the Chief Minister to “give account of the money allocated by the Centre to the state”. “For 15 years Assam’s people have brought Tarun Gogoi to power. Has he been able to give 24 hours electricity to each village, pure drinking water, treatment to common people in medical centres?” Shah asked.

  • IDBI Bank staff on strike against privatisation plan

    Mumbai: Over 30,000 employees of IDBI Bank are on a one-day strike to protest government’s plans to privatise the lender by creating a Axis Bank-like structure for it. The employees are protesting under the banner of United Forum of IDBI Officers and Employees, supported by All India Bank Officers Association. At present, the government holds 76.5 per cent stake in IDBI Bank.

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    SRK was sceptical about the word ‘Gerua’: Amitabh Bhattacharya

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol’s latest love song from “Dilwale” is winning hearts but lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya says the superstar was initially sceptical about the word “Gerua”. Picturised on the iconic pair of Bollywood, “Gerua”, penned by Bhattacharya, features Shah Rukh and Kajol romancing in the backdrop of scenic visuals of Iceland.

  • Daniel Radcliffe

    Daniel Radcliffe ‘happy’ for Harry Potter to go on without him

    London: Daniel Radcliffe has played Harry Potter for eight movies, but the actor is fine with the franchise continuing without him. The 26-year-old actor said he has no ownership of role and ok with upcoming play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, a sequel to the original series, reported Digital Spy.

  • Kajol

    Kajol to promote ‘Dilwale’ on TV show

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Kajol will be taking the small screen route to promote her forthcoming entertainer “Dilwale”. She will feature in a cameo on Star Plus’ show “Saath Nibhaana Saathiya”, and will be seen spreading love. Kajol’s character will try to unite two lovers on the show.

  • My brand of romance different from SRK: Emraan Hashmi

    Mumbai: Having portrayed more of a spontaneous romantic hero on screen, actor Emraan Hashmi says his brand of romance is different from that of Shah Rukh Khan. When asked to define his ‘brand of romance’, Emraan said in a lighter vein, “In a SRK film, to culminate the love it takes two hours… In my film it takes two minutes. In his films, it takes time to get the girl while in films

  • Icra expects mild uptick in economy at 7.4% in 2015-16

    New Delhi: Domestic ratings firm Icra expects India’s economy to expand with a mild uptick to 7.4 per cent in current fiscal. “Icra expects GDP growth to record a mild uptick to 7.4 per cent in 2015-16 from 7.3 per cent in 2014-15, and growth of GVA (gross value added) at basic prices would remain steady at 7.2 per cent in 2015-16,” it said in a report release.

  • Gold, Silver

    Gold Bond scheme gets Rs 246 cr; excellent response: FinMin

    New Delhi: The gold bond scheme has evoked “excellent response” with the government receiving 63,000 applications for purchase of bonds worth Rs 246 crore in the first tranche, a top official has said. “Gold Bond Scheme: 63,000 applications for 917 kg. Gold amounting to Rs 246 crore in first tranche. Excellent response for an innovative product,” Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das tweeted.

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    Govt to make oil & gas sector fair, transparent: Pradhan

    New Delhi: Keen to revive investor interest in oil and gas sector, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today promised policy interventions to make the sector fair, transparent and attractive to investors. Speaking at the launch of International Energy Agency’s special ‘India Energy Outlook’ report, he said the government is determined to provide universal access to reliable and affordable energy to all sections of people.

  • High-level panel to tackle banks’ bad loans: Official

    New Delhi: The government plans to set up a high-powered committee to deal with the issue of non performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans of state-run banks, a senior finance ministry official said on Friday.

  • PDP-BJP dispensation has lost peoples’ confidence: Omar

    Jammu: Asserting that the PDP-BJP coalition has lost peoples’ confidence, NC leader Omar Abdullah today alleged that the state was “suffering” due to uncertainty over PDP’s leadership, and the administration was in a dilemma as to who was in “real command”.

  • Sensex regains

    Sensex builds on gains, climbs 170 pts on GST Bill optimism

    Mumbai: The market pulled off a second straight week of gains as the BSE Sensex surged about 170 points to close at over a 3-week high of 26,128.20 on hopes that the government will reach a compromise on the GST Bill in the winter session of Parliament. On a weekly basis, the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty ended higher by 259.71 points, or 1 per cent, and 86.15 points, or 1.09 per

  • Indrani’s secy forged Sheena’s signature on resignation letter

    Mumbai: Kajal Sharma, personal secretary of Indrani Mukerjea told CBI that she had refused to forge Sheena Bora’s signature in a resignation letter to Reliance’s Mumbai Metro but was forced to do so by her 43-year-old boss, who is the prime accused in the sensational murder case.

  • Act against Samjhauta, Malegaon attackers: Azad to govt

    New Delhi: Asserting that every terrorist, be it a Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian, should face the gallows, Opposition Leader in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad warned the government against being “selective” and sought action in Samjhauta and Malegaon blast cases. He said the government should refrain from going “slow” in some cases and going fast in others.