Free Press Journal
  • GST can be cleared in 15 mins: Rahul Gandhi

    Mumbai : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi lodged a scathing attack on the RSS and the BJP for what he termed as their “rigid thinking” which hampers creativity and start-ups in the country and also said the government can have the much talked about GST bill passed just within 15 minutes if they shun their rigidity and agree to conditions laid by the Congress party.

  • Mumbai Marathon: BWSL contractor seeks costs to be lost during event

    Mumbai : Mumbai Entry Point Ltd (MEPL), the contractor appointed for the maintenance and collection of toll on the Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL) will be claiming compensation from the organisers of the Mumbai Marathon for the loss of toll revenue during the hours the sea link will be closed for vehicular traffic. Interestingly, the toll operator has never claimed compensation on previous occasion when this annual event was organised.

  • Bopanna-Mergea go down in Sydney International final

    Sydney : After playing brilliantly throughout the week, Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea lost the men’s doubles final in straight sets to the British-Brazilian pairing of Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares at the $404,780 Sydney International here on Saturday.

  • Traffic goes for a toss after Odd-Even ends

    New Delhi : Traffic was thrown out of gear in the national capital on Saturday and several major roads witnessed a chock-a-block situation, a day after the fortnight-long Odd-Even scheme restricting movement of private cars ended.

  • Fauja Singh flies in from UK, says Chak De Mumbai

    Mumbai : As a special treat to motivate athletes and runners for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, organisers flew in Fauja Singh, the oldest runner from London on Saturday, to flag off Sunday’s ceremony.

  • No foreign junkets for Goa mantris, officers

    Panaji : In an austerity measure, the Goa government on Saturday banned foreign tours of all its ministers and officers till Budget and instead asked all the departments to concentrate on revenue-generating activities.

  • Martina Hingis joins Sania Mirza on World No.1 spot

    Melbourne : More than 15 years after she reigned supreme at the top of the women’s doubles rankings, Swiss tennis great Martina Hingis has reclaimed the World No.1 rank. The 35-year-old has joined doubles partner Sania Mirza as co-World No.1 in the latest Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings released here on Saturday.

  • Lord Hanuman’s figurine is Obama’s lucky charm!

    Washington :  A statuette of Lord Hanuman is among few items that US President Barack Obama always carries in his pocket and seeks inspiration from whenever he feels tired or discouraged.

  • Sunanda death: Swamy demands probe by SIT

    Jaipur : BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday demanded setting up of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the death of Sunanda Pushkar, wife of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.  “SIT should be set up. In fact, Delhi Police should recommend it,” he told reporters here. He also demanded that the FBI report which confirms that Pushkar’s death was due to poisoning should be released. Pushkar was found dead in a hotel room

  • La Liga top three in Sunday action

    Madrid : The top three football sides in Spain’s La Liga all play their respective matches on Sunday in the 20th round of games of the season.

  • Peter Mukerjea, CBI, Sheena Bora murder, daughter

    Mumbai : Owing to increased awareness among people, NGOs have reported less cases of birds getting injured during Makar Sankranti as compared to previous years. As against 11 cases and one death case being reported last year, Plants and Animal Welfare Society (PAWS ) reported only five cases of bird injury from various parts of the city.

  • Curtis Osano header nets win for Bengaluru against Aizawl

    Aizawl : A solitary goal by Curtis Osano was enough to gift Bengaluru Football Club (BFC) a 1-0 win against a spirited Aizawl FC in an I-League encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday. Osano (26th minute) headed in off a free-kick in the first half as the former champions registered their second win of the season in as many games.

  • Sex ratio in Haryana improves; crosses the 900-mk after decade

    Chandigarh : Infamous for skewed sex ratio, Haryana has seen improvement in it with the number of girls crossing 900 mark for December month, a development which has happened for the first time in 10 years.

  • Cops dues not paid since 2013

    Mumbai : It has been a marathon shift for the nearly 1,500 police personnel in the city. First they had to provide security for Rahul Gandhi during his two-day visit to Mumbai and now the same police personnel have been entrusted with the safety of ‘Mumbai Mara-thon’. Police sources also said that while the policemen would be doing this 72-hour-long duty, the organizers of Mumbai Marathon owe the Mumbai Police nearly Rs 1.80

  • Sporting look to bounce back

    Margao : Sporting Clube de Goa would look to bounce back from their opening match loss when they take on new entrant DSK Shivanjians in an I-League match at Nehru Stadium here today.