Free Press Journal
  • Refrain from raising income tax exemption limits: Survey

    New Delhi: The Economic Survey today said the government should refrain from raising exemption limits on income tax to facilitate natural growth of individual earnings and widen the taxpayers base, even as it suggested widening of property tax.

  • 3D ‘cyberforests’ created to predict effects of climate change

    Washington: Scientists have created ‘cyberforests’ – computer simulation that grows realistic 3D s of individual trees – to determine how drought, wildfires and other
    climate-related changes may affect real forests. The model, called LES, uses computing power to grow 100×100-metre stands of drought and shade tolerant trees that can then be scaled up to actual forest size.

  • FIFA Congress approves landmark reforms

    Zurich: FIFA’s member associations here on Friday approved a package of landmark reforms that pave the way for significant improvements to the governance of global football.

  • Team management’s backing has helped performance: Rohit

    Fatullah:  He has transformed himself from ‘Mr Inconsistent’ to ‘Mr Dependable’ in the shorter formats and Indian batsman Rohit Sharma today said it has been possible because of the backing that he has got from the team management. Few years back, the Indian team management was criticised regularly when Rohit had a string of low scores but Dhoni’s faith in the Mumbai batsman’s ability has been unshakable.

  • Indian boxers running risk of being barred from Olympics

    New Delhi:  None has qualified so far but even if they do in due course, Indian boxers are “running the risk” of being barred from this year’s Olympic Games if the country fails to put together a new national federation by next month’s Asian Olympic Qualifiers.

  • Movie Review: Gods of Egypt – Damp Squib with Mediocre Ham Acting

     
    Cast: Gerard Butler, Geoffrey Rush, Abby Lee, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
     
    Director: Alex Proyas
    Hollywood is awash with tales of the Greek and Roman pantheons.Now, it’s the turn of the Egyptians. How I wish the film-makers and screenwriters Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless in particular had taken professional advice of  archaelogical experts, never mind mythologists.
    According to

  • Israeli security guard stabbed in suspected Palestinian attack

    Jerusalem: An Israeli security guard was “very seriously” wounded overnight in a suspected Palestinian attack in a West Bank settlement, police said today. Police called to a shopping centre in the Maaleh Adumim settlement found “a 47-year-old man, a guard at the mall, lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds on his body,” a police statement said.

  • BMC chief assures more toilets for women in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Taking note of the paucity of basic amenities for women in Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Ajoy Mehta today said the civicbody will construct more public toilets for women in the city.

  • carol movie review

    Movie Review: Carol – A lesbian romance 

    Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler,Jake Lacy,Sarah Paulson
    Director: Todd Haynes
    Two people look at each other across a room full of people. Their eyes  lock for an extraordinary moment. It’s the kind of arresting gaze which forms an indefinable bond.The gaze of one,(or so it seemed to me at least) calculating,even reptilian; the other is innocent,

  • Little Afghan Messi fan still keen to meet idol

    Kabul: The five-year-old Afghan boy who won the Internet’s heart when he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey is still eager to meet the Argentine football superstar, he said today.

  • Raj govt covers 9,500 children under first phase of CMAM

    Jaipur: A total of 9,500 children of 13 districts have been covered by the Rajasthan government under the first phase of Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programme.

  • Mumbai take on Sporting in mid-table I-League contest

    Mumbai: Mumbai FC will play host to Goan football club Sporting Clube de Goa in a mid-table clash of I-League at the Cooperage Stadium here on Saturday. After eight games, Sporting are fourth on the leader board with 11 points where as the home side is sixth on the nine-team ladder with nine points. But what would be of concern for both outfits is that they are coming off defeats. Sporting were

  • Parental pressure may drive young athletes towards doping

    London: Parental pressure to be perfect can put young male athletes at increased risk of using banned substances to enhance sporting performance, reveals a new study. “With the rise of so-called ‘tiger’ parenting where strict and demanding parents push their children to high levels of achievement, this study reveals the price young athletes may choose to pay to meet their parents’ expectations and dreams,” said lead researcher Daniel Madigan from University of

  • Swati Maliwal

    Maliwal urges Murthal rape victims to approach DCW

    New Delhi: Expressing grave concern over the reported gangrapes of at least 10 women in Murthal, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Friday urged the victims to approach the organisation for absolute legal support and justice.

  • Team management’s backing has helped performance: Rohit

     Fatullah:  He has transformed himself from ‘Mr Inconsistent’ to ‘Mr Dependable’ in the shorter formats and Indian batsman Rohit Sharma today said it has been possible because of the backing that he has got from the team management.

  • the revenant

    Movie Review: The Revenant – Bloody and Brutal Survival Drama

    Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter,Forrest Goodluck, Arthur Redcloud, Grace Dove
    Director: Alejandro Inarritu 
    Not for the squeamish , this visceral survival drama helmed  by Alejandro (“Birdman”)  Inarritu  has been nominated for a dozens Oscars and deservedly too, considering the top notch performances by Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead role, Emmanuel Lubezki’s exquisite lensing of

  • Sensex up

    Sensex retakes 23k on Eco Survey, Budget hopes; up 178 pts

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex today broke its three days of losing spell by gaining over 178 points after the Economic Survey which came days before the Union Budget projected the economy to grow at 7-7.75 per cent in 2016-17.