Free Press Journal
  • Vodafone

    Vodafone gets I-T reminder to pay up Rs 14,200-crore tax dues

    New Delhi: The I-T Department has issued Vodafone a reminder over its Rs 14,200-crore tax demand and threatened to seize assets in the case of non-payment, a move the UK firm said shows disconnect with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise of a tax-friendly environment.

  • Raising kids can radically rewire your immune system

    London: More than just giving you grey hair, the challenges associated with parenting — such as sleep deprivation, stress and chronic infections — can radically rewire your immune system, new research has found. What is more, the researchers found that raising a child together has a greater effect on your immune system than the seasonal ‘flu vaccine or travellers’ gastroenteritis.

  • Cameroon forces kill 162 Boko Haram militants, retake town

    Yaounde: Cameroon’s government says its soldiers have retaken Nigeria’s northeastern town of Goshi from Boko Haram, killing 162 militants in a weekend operation. Communications minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary said late Monday that Cameroon special forces also freed about 100 people being held by the extremists, including Cameroonians and Nigerians. He said two members of Cameroon’s military were killed.

  • E-tolling system on 360 plazas to be operational soon: Gadkari

    Mumbai: The electronic tolling (e-tolling) system on 360 toll plazas will be operational before April this year, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said today. “We have already put this project on fast track and we expect the system to be operational before April this year,” the Road Transport and Highways Minister said while addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the ongoing Make in India Week here.

  • Natural gas explosion in Russian apartment building kills 6

    Moscow: An explosion of natural gas in a five-story apartment building in a central Russian city has killed at least six people, including two children, and injured nine others, the emergency services said. The explosion before today in Yaroslavl, a city 250 kilometers (160 miles) northeast of Moscow, destroyed five apartments and damaged 20 others in the building, the emergency services said.

  • Ex-nursing home worker arrested for throwing resident

    Tokyo: A former nursing home worker has been arrested for allegedly throwing an 87-year-old resident from a balcony to his death, police said today. Hayato Imai, 23, was arrested yesterday on suspicion of killing Tamio Ushizawa at the nursing house in Kawasaki southwest of Tokyo in November 2014, according to a spokesman for the Kanagawa Prefectural Police Department.

  • Boy run over by train; locals agitate, disrupt services

    Mumbai: A 13-year-old school student was today run over by a train here triggering protests from locals, who disrupted suburban and main line services for almost an hour on the Central Railway route.

  • Tax-free, deficit budget presented in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai: Sparing the common man any new taxes despite the state experiencing fall in revenue, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O.Panneerselvam on Tuesday presented a Rs.9,154.78 crore deficit interim budget for 2016-17.

  • China forbids Great Famine author from taking Harvard prize

    Beijing: A former journalist with China’s official news agency says he has been blocked from traveling
    to the United States to accept a Harvard University prize for a 2008 book uncovering the devastating toll of the Great Chinese Famine of 1958-1961. Harvard’s Nieman Fellows in December awarded Yang Jisheng for “Tombstone,” a 1,200-page account of the famine which he estimated claimed at least 36 million Chinese lives and a decades-long government effort to whitewash one of the worst man-made disasters.

  • Khawaja takes giant leap in ICC Test rankings

    Dubai: Australia’s Usman Khawaja has continued to make great strides in the latest ICC rankings for Test batsman, which were released on Tuesday morning following the conclusion of the Wellington Test.

  • Scrapping management quota without authority of law: Delhi HC

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday restored the management quota in nursery admissions in the national capital’s private unaided schools, saying the Aam Aadmi Party government’s order to scrap it was “without the authority of law”.

  • A group of people hit me, my action was ‘natural’: BJP MLA

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP MLA O P Sharma, who is at the centre of a controversy in connection with the violence in Patiala House court complex, today claimed a group of people had hit him and that his action was “natural”.

  • neha dhupia

    I’ve always been scared of reality TV: Neha Dhupia

    Darjeeling: Actress Neha Dhupia, who is stepping into the non-fiction space on TV through forthcoming show “MTV Roadies X4”, says that while she was “scared” of being part of reality projects, she joined the stunt reality show to shed her “inhibitions”.

  • FIH amends attacking free hits rule

    Lausanne: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed today an amendment to the ‘Rules of Hockey’ to clarify rule 13.2 in relation to free hits within five metres of the circle.

  • Women scribes demand action against attackers

    New Delhi: A delegation of women journalists today urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take strong action against those who thrashed members of their fraternity in a court here yesterday. At a meeting, a delegation of Indian Women’s Press Corps told Singh that a brutal assault was unleashed by lawyers on journalists in Patiala House court yesterday preventing them from discharging their duties. They also complained that police remained “silent spectators” during the

  • Omar Abdullah

    PDP’s stand on govt formation strange: Omar

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said PDP’s stand on government formation in the state was “strange” and “confusing”. “But isn’t this what Mehbooba said after meeting Gov Vohra so why the change of stand now?
    “This is confusing. Now they DON’T want CBMs #strange (sic),” Omar said in a series of tweets. He was referring to apparently contradictory statements made by PDP president Mehbooba Mufti and senior party leader

  • ‘Reel’ instigated ‘Real’ crimes

    We have reached a stage in Bollywood where a lot of filmmakers are shifting gears towards biopics. However, ‘great thinkers’ have gone beyond the fictional scenario and re-created the dark zone portrayed in films. Have you heard the Miley Cyrus song, ‘If we were a movie…’? Astoundingly some individuals have choosen the other path of getting inspired by the crimes committed by characters in movies. We take a look at the ones which paved