Free Press Journal
  • football

    Constantine rues lack of preparation for SAFF Championship

    Thiruvananthapuram: India head coach Stephen Constantine here on Tuesday rued the paucity of adequate training time to prepare for the coming South Asian Football Federation Championship (SAFF).

  • Lok Sabha adjourned

    Lok Sabha passes bill on payment of bonus

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a bill to amend the act on bonus payments to double, to Rs.7,000 per month, the wage ceiling for calculating bonus for factory workers and of some other establishments.

  • Himachal MPs seek possession of Shanan power house

    New Delhi: A delegation of BJP MPs from Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought possession of 110 MW Shanan Power House, a British-era utility that is currently controlled by Punjab.

  • Ex-Dutch footballer Davids believes Messi is an anomaly

    Madrid: Dutch footballer Edgar Davids believes that Barcelona’s Argentine star Lionel Messi is “an anomaly” although he also emphasized the qualities of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • ‘Damage could have been more had plane crashed in petrol unit’

    New Delhi: As investigations are underway to ascertain the cause of a plane crash in Dwarka, local residents today thanked providence, saying there could have been more damage as the accident occurred at a site that neighbours a populous village, a railway line and a petroleum storage unit.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Bankruptcy Bill is progressive, shouldn’t be delayed: Jaitley

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday introduced in the Lok Sabha the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Bill, 2015, which proposes a single bankruptcy code with deadlines for processing insolvency cases, saying progressive legislation for reform should not be delayed by referring it to various parliamentary committees for scrutiny.

  • arrest

    Rajya Sabha passes Juvenile Justice bill

    New Delhi: Parliament on Tuesday passed the juvenile justice bill, a day after members cutting across party lines agreed that the important legislation should be taken up immediately.

  • BSF aircraft crashes near Dwarka, all 10 on board killed

    New Delhi: A small 20-year-old BSF plane ferrying the force’s technical personnel to Ranchi today crashed near Dwarka and burst into flames just outside IGI airport shortly after take-off killing all 10 people on board. The ill-fated twin-engine Beechcraft Super King plane suddenly took a kind of u-turn towards the airport after taking off at 9.37 AM and hit a tree while apparently approaching to land following a possible technical problem, according to

  • RS debates Juvenile Justice Bill

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha today took up the much-expected Juvenile Justice Bill against the backdrop of the 2012 gangrape-cum-murder, with the government seeking support of all the parties to the legislation to “deter many other boys” from doing such a crime.

  • Black money

    I-T department to launch Project Insight to curb black money

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department will implement ‘Project Insight’ from next year which will monitor high value transactions, with a view to curbing the circulation of black money, the Finance Ministry said today. ‘Project Insight’ has been initiated by the Department for data mining, collection, collation and processing of such information for effective risk management with a view to widening and deepening tax base, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said

  • Chhagan Bhujbal

    Bhujbal PMLA case: ED attaches Rs 110 crore assets

    Mumbai: Enforcement Directorate (ED) today attached assets worth Rs 110 crore belonging to a realty firm in connection with its money laundering probe against NCP leader and former Maharashtra PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal. The two land properties, with a market value of Rs 110 crore, are located in the posh Bandra and adjoining areas of the western metropolis here and are in the name of Pravesh Constructions – a firm run by the

  • Housing

    Action initiated against guilty for double allotments of flats CM’s quota

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government today told the Bombay High Court that it had already initiated action against guilty officers and beneficiaries of double or multiple allotments of flats under the Chief Minister’s discretionary housing quota. “Concerned authorities have been directed to take action before January 21 next year against the guilty officers and beneficiaries of double or multiple allotment of flats under CM’s quota”, said Deputy Secretary of Urban Development, D Yadav, in an

  • Chhota Rajan summoned in J Dey murder case

    Mumbai: Gangster Chhota Rajan would be tried along with the other accused in the journalist J Dey murder case, the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court here said today and issued a warrant against asking him to appear before it onJanuary 7. “The court has ordered a joint trial,” special public prosecutor Dileep Shah told PTI. The judge A L Pansare observed that the trial cannot be deferred as the Bombay

  • Children, Parents

    Parental affection in childhood vital to well-being as adults

    New York: Did you get to cuddle with your parents, play freely and feel supported in childhood? Childhood experiences like these appear to have a lot to do with well-being in adulthood, says a new study.

  • CBI concludes final arguments in 2G spectrum case

    New Delhi: The CBI today concluding its final arguments in the 2G spectrum allocation scam case in which former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others are facing trial before a special court. Special public prosecutor Anand Grover made his final submissions in the case after which court has fixed the matter for February 1 next year when the accused would advance their arguments.