Free Press Journal
  • H.S. Prannoy

    Shuttler Prannoy knocked out of Indonesian Masters

    Malang (Indonesia): Defending champion H.S. Prannoy was knocked out of the $120,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold on Thursday when he lost his men’s singles second round contest to Chinese shuttler Shi Yuqi here.

  • Dane Piedt

    Back from career-threatening injury,Dane Piedt steals limelight

    New Delhi: He suffered a career-threatening shoulder dislocation last year and South African off-spinner Dane Piedt says it took a lot out of him to play cricket again and get back to his best on his return to international arena after 16 months. “I must say a big “thank you” to Shane Jabaar, the ex-Proteas physio and my surgeon Joe de Beer. It was very tough walking into Joe’s chamber after that CLT20

  • FIFA VPs Napout, Hawit arrested as bribery suspects

    Zurich: FIFA vice presidents Juan Angel Napout and Alfredo Hawit were arrested today as part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s widening bribery case that has rocked soccer’s scandal-hit governing body. Both men have opposed their extradition to the United States at Zurich police hearings, Switzerland’s justice ministry said in a statement.

  • Par panel seeks model central law to tackle ponzi activities

    New Delhi: To curb illegal money pooling schemes, a Parliamentary panel has pitched for a model central law with clear cut definitions as well as stricter regulatory framework for multi-state cooperatives. Besides, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance has suggested capping of commission paid to agents soliciting money from investors.

  • income tax

    ‘Target non-TDS income group, cash economy to widen tax base’

    New Delhi: To widen the tax base, a Parliamentary panel today asked the government to use its resources with “strict vigil” over non-TDS income group and which are lying above Rs 5 lakh annual income bracket. The Standing Committee on Finance, headed by M Veerappa Moily, in its report tabled in the Lok Sabha said that in the past a number of approaches have been ideated by the government with respect to broadening

  • Rupee down

    Rupee extends losses, drops 6 paise at 66.65

    Mumbai: Continuing its losing streak for the second straight session against the American currency, the rupee today dropped by another 6 paise to 66.65 on sustained demand for US dollars by banks and importers on the back of higher greenback overseas. Besides a sharp fall in local equities, hawkish comments from US Federal reserve Chair Janet Yellen raised bets on rate hike this month, lifting the dollar sentiment, a dealer said.

  • Economy

    Sensex turns skittish post Yellen comments, sinks 231 pts

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex ran up more losses for the second straight day slipping 231 points — its biggest single-day fall in over two weeks — to end below the 26,000-mark after Fed chair Janet Yellen hinted at a rate hike. In prepared remarks, Yellen at an appearance before an economic group on Wednesday, said she is “looking forward” to first interest rate hike in nearly a decade, sparking worries that emerging markets

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    NCP slams move making toilets must for contesting civic polls

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra NCP today termed as “impractical” the decision of the state government to make it mandatory for candidates contesting local bodies polls to have toilets at home and sought its reconsideration. Addressing a press conference, party spokesman Nawab Malik said 70 per cent of people in Mumbai and many urban areas don’t have toilets at home. “They live in slums and chawls. Does the government want poor people to stay away

  • Merai cracks first ton of season to rescue Gujarat

    Mumbai: Bhargav Merai slammed his first century of the Ranji Trophy season to rescue Gujarat along with Axar Patel on day three of the four-day Group B match at the Wankhede Stadium here today. Coming to the crease yesterday when the visitors had lost two quick wickets to be 53 for 3, the Surat-born batsman kept the Mumbai attack at bay for the whole day today with an unbeaten knock of 150 to

  • Tirat Singh Thakur

    Justice Tirath Singh Thakur sworn-in as Chief Justice of India

    New Delhi: Justice Tirath Singh Thakur was on Thursday sworn in as the 43rd Chief Justice of India. President Pranab Mukherjee administered him the oath of the office. Thakur, who succeeds Chief Justice H.L. Dattu, has a tenure of 13 months, holding the post till January 3, 2017.

  • Men have primary duty to take care wives in difficult times:SC

    New Delhi: Men have primary duty to take care of wives during difficult times and the promise to help ailing spouse is not a valid consideration for divorce settlement, the Supreme Court has ruled. Holding that man has “pre-existing duty” to help and protect wife, a bench of justices M Y Eqbal and C Nagappan, refused to grant divorce, even after mutual consent, to the estranged husband, saying his wife was suffering from

  • Robin K. Dhowan

    0-70 percent fishermen given biometric id-cards: Navy chief

    New Delhi: Navy chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan on Thursday said steps are being taken to ensure safe coastal boundaries, and the work for providing biometric identification cards to fishermen is nearly 60-70 percent complete.

  • Chhota Rajan

    Chhota Rajan’s judicial custody extended till December 15

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Thursday extended the judicial custody of underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan, arrested in a fake passport case, till December 15. Special Judge Vinod Kumar extended the custody after Rajan was presented before the court via video conferencing, court sources said.

  • Ruling AAP condemns alleged act of ‘soil throwing’

    New Delhi: The Delhi Assembly today strongly reacted to an act of “soil throwing” by supporters of Swaraj Abhiyan who were allegedly allowed to enter the premises of Vidhan Sabha complex by AAP’s rebel MLA Pankaj Pushkar. According to Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, five persons, who were allegedly permitted by Pushkar to enter the Assembly premises at around 6.30 PM last evening entered the chamber of Transport Minister Gopal Rai and misbehaved with

  • Ranveer Singh goes all praises for Ranbir Kapoor

    New Delhi: He might be his contemporary, but Ranveer Singh can’t stop himself from praising Ranbir Kapoor. During the GQ fashion night, the 30-year-old actor said, “Ranbir has done some fabulous work in ‘Tamasha,’ which I truly appreciate.”

  • He Named Me Malala, Amy in Oscars 2016 documentary shortlist

    Los Angeles: “He Named Me Malala”, the portrait of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai and Asif Kapadia’s profile of Amy Winehouse, “Amy” have emerged as frontrunners in the shortlist for the best documentary award at this year’s Academy Awards.