Free Press Journal
  • Hyderabad defeated Assam by 72 runs in Vijay Hazare

    Hyderabad: Tanmay Agarwal (83) and GH Vihari (51) smashed twin half-centuries to power Hyderabad to a comfortable 72-run win over Assam in a Group A match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here today. Agarwal blasted four boundaries and three sixes in his 77-ball innings, while Vihari’s 67-ball innings was laced with three fours and a six.

  • Ex-footballer Bridge warns Chelsea not to sack Mourinho

    London: Former English footballer Wayne Bridge has warned Chelsea not to sack their manager Jose Mourinho, insisting that they would regret by doing so. Mourinho’s job came under scrutiny following his side’s repeated poor performances in the Premier League.

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    Centre mulling greater punishment for drunk driving, HC told

    Mumbai: The Centre is considering a proposal to enhance punishment for drunk driving by amending IPC sections 304 A (causing death by negligence) and 279 (rash and negligent driving), the Bombay High Court was informed today. A draft bill pertaining to amendment to Indian Penal Code sections was being “scrutinised and finalised”, Centre’s counsel Parag Vyas told the bench of Justices Abhay Oka and Gautam Patel.

  • Sibusiso+Ndebele

    South Africa ambassador to Australia charged with corruption

    Johannesburg: A spokesman for South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority said the country’s High Commissioner to Australia has been charged with corruption. Spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku said Sibusiso Ndebele appeared in a Durban court today and was released on USD 655 bail. Mfaku said the charges stem from Ndebele’s time as South Africa’s minister of transport. He was transport minister from 2009 to 2012.

  • Iran seizes thousands of cars for women’s veil offences

    Tehran: Iran has impounded tens of thousands of cars since March because women inside the vehicles had not properly covered their hair with a headscarf, Tehran’s traffic police said today. “Over the past eight months, more than 40,000 cases of bad hijab (headscarf) have been dealt with,” said Brigadier General Teymour Hosseini, quoted by ISNA news agency.

  • Rename Middle Vaitarna dam after Balasaheb, demands Sena MLA

    Mumbai: Hailing Bal Thackeray’s role in the construction of Middle Vaitarna dam in Maharashtra’s Thane district, Shiv Sena legislator Ravindra Waikar today demanded that the project be rechristened after the late Sena Supremo. “The Vaitarna river has three dams. The upper dam was constructed by Maharashtra government and lower one by Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai. An engineer named Modak had built the lower dam and thus the dam is known as Modak

  • ‘History of Peshwas gathering dust for want of translators’

    Mumbai: Manuscripts and documents dating back to the reign of Peshwa Bajirao I, which bear testimony to the glory of the Peshwa empire, are gathering dust in Pune for want of experts who could translate them even as a film based on the life of the 18th century Maratha icon is set for release this week.

  • Arun Jaitley

    PAN soon to be mandatory for cash transactions above Rs 2 lakh

    New Delhi: In a bid to check generation of domestic black money, the government will soon issue a notification making quoting of PAN mandatory for all cash transactions beyond Rs 2 lakh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. “An issue is being raised with regard to black money…. Very shortly we will be placing the notification that if you deal in cash of more than Rs 2 lakh, a PAN number would be

  • GST Bill

    FM appeals to Cong for support on GST, asks it think of legacy

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today pushed for early passage of the GST bill which is stuck in Rajya Sabha, saying India has the opportunity to touch 9 per cent growth and appealed to Congress to think about the “legacy” it would leave behind by not supporting the measure. He said a message should not go to the world that Parliament is being an “obstruction” to the reform process as he noted

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    Rupee rebounds from 2-year lows to end at 66.92 vs USD

    Mumbai: Breaking a two-day slide, the rupee staged a resounding comeback from its over two-year lows to close at 66.92 against the US dollar amid rise in equities. A cautious tone largely dominated trading sentiment ahead of most awaited event of the year – Federal Reserve’s widely anticipated monetary policy announcement and also collapsing energy prices.

  • Chevrolet Beat Diesel

    General Motors India to recall 1,01,597 units of Beat diesel

    New Delhi: General Motors India will recall over one lakh units of the Beat Diesel, manufactured between December 2010 and July 2014, to replace faulty clutch pedal lever. The company said it will inspect and if necessary, replace the clutch pedal lever in 1,01,597 units of Chevrolet Beat Diesel.

  • Air India

    Air India begins Ahmedabad-London flight via Mumbai

    New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India today commenced its maiden flight from Ahmedabad to London via Mumbai, making it the first domestic airline to offer direct connection between the two destinations.

  • jobs

    Hiring perks up on govt programmes: Survey

    New Delhi: Hiring activities in sectors such as banking, financial services, insurance, IT and telecom have seen a consistent upward trends, succoured by government’s initiatives like Digital India and Smart Cities, says a survey. According to RecruiteX, hiring activity in the IT and telecom sectors has been rising steadily and in November it clocked a 17 per cent rise in demand for talent.

  • Outflow to go up as Arab SWFs may pull out more: Credit Suisse

    Mumbai: The sharp fall in crude prices, now at an 11-year low, is leading to withdrawal symptoms among sovereign wealth funds in the Arab world, which may hasten foreign capital outflows from the domestic market, Swiss brokerage Credit Suisse said today. “At these oil prices, the West Asian economies are struggling to manage their budgets. Every 2-3 months, they put in redemption requests to some of the largest funds and then they are

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    Government to act on Cairn’s license plea: Dharmendra Pradhan

    New Delhi: Days after Cairn India dragged government to court over extension of Rajasthan block license, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said no one should take judicial recourse in a “hurry” and decisions on such pleas are taken after full due diligence. He said the government will take “appropriate action” on Cairn India’s plea for extending license to explore and produce oil and gas from Barmer block in Rajasthan by 10 years beyond

  • Sensex

    Sensex ignores Fed worries to log 170-pt rise

    Mumbai: Market benchmark Sensex rose for a second straight session today by gaining 170 points as domestic investors shrugged off a widely anticipated US rate hike, while defensive buying in oil counters offset selling in banking stocks. Nifty also reclaimed the 7,700-mark on gains in Reliance Industries and ONGC stocks as crude oil prices recovered from multi-year lows.

  • China

    China proposes six platforms for SCO cooperation

    Beijing: Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang on Tuesday proposed that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) establish six platforms for cooperation in areas including security, production capacity and connectivity.

  • Political convenience no alibi for backing terrorists: India

    Zhengzhou (China): India on Tuesday said political convenience can no longer be an alibi for backing terrorism and called for closer coordination between the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to fight the scourge.

  • Arvind Kejriwal, Satish Upadhyay

    BJP threatens to campaign against AAP govt’s “corruption”

    New Delhi: Delhi unit of BJP today reacted strongly to the “words” used by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and threatened to launch a “Pol Khol” campaign to expose “corruption” of the AAP government.

  • Pol parties funding “loosely” governed under law: CEC

    New Delhi: Funding of political parties in the country is “loosely governed” under the law and almost eighty per cent of their total funds escape “scrutiny” owing to lack of required laws in this regard, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi said here today.