Free Press Journal
  • PCB in talks with Windies, Sri Lanka for home series

    Karachi : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is currently holding talks with the cricket boards of West Indies and Sri Lanka over hosting a home series in the middle of next year.

  • Split with Becker won’t hurt Djokovic: Roche

    Kolkata : Thirteen times Grand Slam doubles winner and veteran tennis coach Tony Roche on Saturday made light of World No.2 Novak Djokovic ending his successful partnership with coach Boris Becker, saying it won’t hurt the Serbian.

  • No one preventing PM from speaking: Cong

    New Delhi : Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “misleading” people on demonetisation, Congress on Saturday said no one is preventing him from speaking and the opposition is only demanding the PM’s presence in Parliament to debate this critical issue, reports PTI.

  • Demonetisation is Tughlaq like: Congress leader

    Panaji : Congress leader Shobha Oza dubbed as “Tughlaq like” some of the orders issued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of demonetisation decision. “For last one month we have seen several new ‘Tughlaq ke farman’ from the Prime Minister. First they (government) said you can exchange upto Rs 4,000, which was later changed to Rs 4,500 and then Rs 2,000. At the end of the day it is the common

  • Guard killed as robbers try to loot ATM

    Patna : A security guard of a government commercial bank lost his life while trying to frustrate attempts by some criminals to loot an automated teller machine installed in an every busy area in central Patna in the wee hours of Saturday.

  • NITI for lucky draws to boost digital deals

    New Delhi : In a bid to promote electronic transactions, NITI Aayog has asked NPCI to frame an award scheme to incentivise people using digital mode for making payments through weekly and quarterly luck draws.

  • Spending nights outside bank, people battle fear of leopards

    Vadodara : Apart from the winter chill, the people in and around Sankhda village in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat who camp outside the local branch of SBI every night have to fight the fear of lions and leopards, reports PTI.

  • No respite from long queues outside ATMs

    New Delhi : On the first day of the long three-day weekend holiday for banks, hundreds of people were present in long queues outside ATMs which were dispensing cash on Saturday, while most of the machines remained cash less, reports IANS.

  • ‘Cashless’ foreigner allowed to eat without paying

    Munnar (Kerala) : Call it a demonetisation pain eased by a fine example of hospitality in the God’s Own Country. A 40-year-old foreigner ate at a restaurant here and didn’t pay because he was cashless. He was caught but let off because the eatery staff realised their guest had no other option.

  • Akhilesh confident of coming back to power

    Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today asserted that he will script history by retaining power on his development plank and took a jibe at BJP over note ban, saying those who put the people to hardships could be running away from polls.     “Everyone is waiting for the poll dates and if there is anyone who is waiting for the most for elections, it is me… I am ready for elections

  • After separatists, Mufti also invites tourists to Kashmir

    Srinagar : Days after separatist groups invited tourists to the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today called upon the people of the country to visit the state and enjoy its hospitality, saying that it was the safest place in the world for tourists.

  • Punjabi dalit poet Hans joins BJP

    New Delhi : Punjabi pop and Sufi singer Hansraj Hans (52) from Jalandhar on Saturday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of its president Amit Shah, saying he embraced the party as influenced by the revolutionary policies of Prime Minister Modi in the national and public interest.

  • S P Tyagi’s arrest dents our reputation: IAF Chief Raha

    Kolkata : Air Chief Arup Raha today described the arrest of former IAF chief S P Tyagi as “unfortunate”, and said that it has “dented” the force’s reputation.     “Very unfortunate that such an episode has taken place. It does dent our reputation as a professional force. But we believe in the rule of law,” Raha told reporters at a function at the city airport.     “I am sure every Indian citizen believes in rule

  • Now, Andhra braces to face cyclone Vardah

    Amaravati : With severe cyclone Vardah expected to cross the Bay of Bengal coast in the next two days, the Andhra Pradesh government today placed the administrative machinery in SPS Nellore, Prakasam, Guntur and Krishna districts on high alert to meet any eventuality.  Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu conducted a teleconference with officials of different departments this morning and directed them to take all precautionary measures.  “I have cancelled my trip to the

  • HC not a disciplinary authority, clarifies SC

    New Delhi : A High Court is not a disciplinary authority and it is not its job to impose a punishment even if an employer hands down a “shockingly disproportionate” penalty to an errant employee, the Supreme Court has said.     Holding that the power of awarding a particular penalty rested with the disciplinary authority, a bench headed by Justice A K Sikri said, “It is not the function of the High Court to

  • ADMK: 280 died of ‘shock’ over Jaya’s demise

    Chennai : The ruling AIADMK today released a list of 203 deceased persons, saying they died of “shock” over the demise of party supremo and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on December 5, taking the number of toll in this regard to 280. The party condoled their death and announced a welfare fund of Rs three lakh each to families of the deceased. Earlier, the party had said that 77 persons