Free Press Journal
  • IPL: Punjab coach Bangar denies any threat from co-owner Preity Zinta

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab coach Sanjay Bangar reacted strongly to a media report which claimed that the team’s co-owner Preity Zinta threatened to sack him after the one-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League game on Monday, and termed it as “fabricated”. Barely an hour after Preity lashed out at the report on her Facebook page, denying any such incident after the match, Bangar also took to

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    Airtel’s tower sales in Congo is credit-positive: Moody’s

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel’s sale of around 950 telecom towers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to Helios Towers Africa is credit-positive as it will support debt reduction and help counter the adverse effect on leverage from its spectrum acquisitions, ratings firm Moody’s said in a report.

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    Girls outshine boys in class X exams in J-K

    Jammu: The girls have once again outshone boys in the class X examination results of which were declared today by Jammu and Kashmir state board of school education (JKSBOSE), with the pass out percentage of girls being 62.99 as compared to 61.08 for boys.

  • Matheran toy train route continues to be a challenge for railways

    Mumbai: The suspension of the famous Neral- Matheran toy train has posed not only financial problem for the Central Railway, but raised concern of passenger safety as it is a challenge for the Railways to put in place advanced services on the 21-km long hilly stretch. Services of the 109-year-old toy train, synonymous to the tourist spot located in the Western Ghats range of Raigad district, was suspended early this week after two

  • Moto’s next device to be launched on

    New Delhi: Almost a year after ending its exclusivity with Flipkart, handset maker Motorola will finally launch its new smartphone with Amazon India next week. The device that reports suggest is the fourth generation of the popular Moto G series will be unveiled on May 17.

  • Cannes 2016: Daring dresses, flowing gowns rule Cannes red carpet

    Paris: Hollywood stars like Blake Lively, Naomi Watts and Julianne Moore glittered on the prestigious red carpet of the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival, with Kristen Stewart sporting a daring look in a see-through dress.

  • Railways send Rs 4 cr bill to Latur for providing 6.20 cr litres of water

    Mumbai: A month after the first ‘water train’ reached Latur, the Railways have provided 6.20 crore litre water to the parched region, and sent a Rs 4 crore bill to the district collector towards transport cost. “We have sent the bill to the Latur district collector as per the administration’s request,” Central Railway’s General Manager S K Sood said. “It is up to the district administration whether to pay us or seek waiver

  • Mallika Sherawat stunning at Cannes film fest

    Paris: Bollywood star Mallika Sherawat, whose film “Time Raiders” has been selected for the 69th Cannes Film Festival, stunned one and all at the red carpet of the gala’s opening ceremony.

  • Indian footballers to train in EPL academies

    Mumbai: Twenty two young Indian footballers in the under-12 and under-14 age group will train and compete at various prestigious English Premier League club academies in Britain.

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    Maha govt declares ‘drought’ in 29,000 villages

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has declared drought in over 29,000 villages of the state, most of them in parched Marathwada and Vidarbha regions. The government yesterday issued a corrigendum clarifying that wherever reference is made to a ‘drought-like situation’, it would be read as ‘drought’. The government had earlier this month given an assurance to the Bombay High Court in this regard. “The state government has already taken drought relief measures in villages where

  • FinMin meets foreign investors; discusses GAAR, tax treaties

    New Delhi: Finance Ministry today met representatives of foreign portfolio investors (FPI) and deliberated on their concerns over taxation against the backdrop of India signing revised tax treaty with Mauritius this week.

  • India keen to host Australia in day-night Test in 2017

    Adelaide: India wants to host Australia in a day-night Test match during their tour in 2017, Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive officer James Sutherland said on Thursday.

  • China opens combined rail, road link to step up Nepal supplies

    Beijing: In a strategic move to cut landlocked Nepal’s dependence on India, China has opened a combined road and rail service to Kathmandu through rugged mountain ranges of Tibet to boost supplies to the country and reduce transit time by more than a month.

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    Google Translate to work in any app soon

    New Delhi: Google on Thursday announced plans to soon roll out “Tap to Translate” feature on Android smartphones, eradicating the cumbersome task of copy-paste routine whenever people need to get their text translated.

  • Rahman on board as IOA goodwill ambassador

     New Delhi: Music maestro A.R. Rahman on Thursday joined Bollywood star Salman Khan, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar and Beijing Olympics gold medalist shooter Abhinav Bindra as goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the Rio Olympics.

  • 4 militants arrested in Bangladesh: police

    Dhaka: Bangladeshi police today arrested four militants, including a key leader, closely linked to two operatives of a banned outfit allegedly involved in carrying out blasts in India two years ago. Elite anti-crime Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested the four militants form capital’s Khilgaon and Fakirapul areas. The militants belonged to Jamaatul Islam Mujaheedeen Bangladesh (JMB), a banned outfit which police say is behind a series of deadly attacks carried out on the

  • 16 Keralites, including infants, arrive home from Libya

    Kochi: With relief writ large on their faces, 16 Keralites, including children, who were stranded in war-torn Libya, reached here this morning. 29 Indians, including five infants in the age group of one and half and two years and a pregnant nurse, have been rescued from Libya, with nine families belonging to Kerala and three to Tamil Nadu.

  • ‘Service tax on spectrum allotment to hurt telecom industry’

    New Delhi: The proposal to levy 15 per cent service tax on all spectrum allotments and transactions among licensees will hit the telecom industry financially, putting initiatives of Digital India and Smart Cities at risk, an industry body said today.