Free Press Journal
  • Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Malda conflict: Clashes contrived to win an election

    The fracas in West Bengal’s Malda district marks the opening shot in the campaign for the 2016 assembly election due this year. In the last election in 2011, Mamata Banerjee’s promise of poriborton (change) won her Trinamool Congress 184 out of 294 seats. Amidst complaints that very little has changed from the 34 years of Marxist rule, she is likely to face a serious challenge this time, especially from the BJP which

  • Jaiveer, Aditya, Hitesh advance to quarters

    Mumbai : Jaiveer Dhingra, Aditya Agrawal and Hitesh Kotwani, all from Hindu Gymkhana without much difficulty won their respective last 16 round encounters to enter the quarter-final round of the Rs 2 lakh prize-money P.J. Hindu Gymkhana Invitation Billiards Tournament 2016, and played at the Hindu Gyamkhana billiards hall.

  • French drug trial leaves one brain-dead

    Paris : A “serious accident” during a trial in France of a cannabis-based painkiller has left one person brain-dead and five hospitalised, said Health Minister Marisol Touraine, reports AFP.

  • ‘Kim wants nuke deterrent as proof against downfall’

    Athens : North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un is afraid of sharing the fate of slain dictators Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi and Al-Qaeda’s Osama bin Laden, and is working on a nuclear deterrent for this purpose, a former Japanese defence minister said.

  • KKR sells 15% stake in Dalmia Bharat Cement for over 1,218 cr

    New Delhi : Dalmia Bharat said it has inked a pact with KKR to acquire the global private equity giant’s 15% stake in its subsidiary Dalmia Cement Bharat Ltd for over Rs 1,218 crore in a cash and stock deal, reports PTI.

  • Salman Khan

    Legal notice to Salman from ‘Khan Market’

    New Delhi : The traders of upscale Khan Market in the national capital on Friday sent a legal notice to Bollywood star Salman Khan asking him to withdraw the trade name ‘Khan Market’ from his shopping web portal and stop its “unauthrorised use”. “The notice was sent today as the previous request to Salman Khan through a letter on January 3 had failed to evoke any response from his side,” said Sanjiv Mehra,

  • Saina Nehwal sinks, Mumbai into  Premier Badminton League finals

    Hyderabad : World No. 2 Saina Nehwal suffered a crushing defeat in Awadhe Warriors’ Trump match as Mumbai Rockets stormed into the finals with an emphatic 3-0 win in the second semi-finals of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli indoor stadium here on Friday night.

  • Sharif man Sartaj snubs Obama

    Islamabad : Pakistan rejected US President Barack Obama’s remarks that the country could become a safe haven for terrorists and would continue to face instability for decades to come.

  • FinMin: Govt’s tax decision can’t be contested under BIT

    New Delhi : The new Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), which will be used as a model for negotiating and renegotiating investment pacts with countries, will ensure that no decision taken by the government with regard to taxation matters is dragged into arbitration.

  • Cold wave, dense fog cripples North

    New Delhi: Cold wave coupled with dense fog affected normal life in most parts of North India on Friday as the mercury dipped in many areas, including Delhi and rail services were hit in the region with cancellation of over 60 trains.

  • Sri Lanka police quiz Perera, Herath over match-fixing scandal

    Colombo : Sri Lankan players Kusal Perera and Rangana Herath have been questioned by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID) over an alleged match-fixing scandal, a police source said.  Opening batsman Perera had alerted the officials about an approach made by bookies to him and left-arm spinner Herath to underperform during the Test against West Indies at Galle in October.

  • States fail to respond on ways to improve the collegium system

    New Delhi : Centre has prodded the state governments to rush their views on ways to improve the collegium system of appointment of judges to the higher judiciary as the deadline for the same ended on Friday. No state has so far responded to the Law Ministry.

  • Afghan envoy’s house attacked in Peshawar

    Peshawar : An Afghan diplomat’s house here was attacked today by two unknown motorcycle-borne militants in Pakistan’s restive northwest province.

  • Mumbai Marathon: Armymen Rawat, Kheta Ram to lead Indian challenge

    Mumbai : Army Sports Institute (ASI) athletes, Nitendra Singh Rawat and Kheta Ram, are the two main contenders among the Indian Elite Men runners who are expected to produce some strong performances and achieve creditable results in the men’s full race (42kms) in the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2016 on Sunday. A total of 11 runners from ASI will be challenging for the top honours in the Indian field.

  • Watch out when you appreciate someone!

    When do you appreciate someone? Don’t you appreciate them when they do something that is unusual, not ordinary, something that is not their nature?

  • Blast convict wants ‘Dutt-like’ treatment!

    Mumbai : A convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case — who had carried weapons to the house of actor Sanjay Dutt along with co-accused prior to the explosions in furtherance of conspiracy — has moved the Bombay High Court challenging cancellation of remission in sentence awarded to him.

  • US desi gets $1m for selling record jackpot ticket!

    Washington :  An Indian-origin convenience store owner in the US has become a celebrity overnight and received a windfall of $1 million after he sold one of the three Powerball winning lotteries with a record jackpot of $1.6 billion.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You are generally bold and upfront and can make enemies, but today you control your tongue and keep your personal views and opinions to yourself like an international diplomat.