Free Press Journal
  • Never played for records: Jhulan Goswami

    Kolkata: Jhulan Goswami, the leading wicket-taker in women’s ODIs, says she never played for records and feels that the team’s triumph in the quadrangular series in South Africa was good preparation for the World Cup beginning next month.

  • Xiaomi Redmi 4 goes on sale in India: Price, specifications and more

    Xiaomi is coming with yet another budget phone which, it is being claimed, will change the whole perception of budget phones in India. Xiaomi announced the launch of Redmi 4 smartphone last week in India. Now, the first sale of the device started today via Amazon India and

  • Bodies of murdered property dealer’s wife, daughters found

    New Delhi: More than a month after they went missing, police today recovered the highly decomposed bodies of property dealer Munawwar Hassan’s wife and two daughters from Daurala village in Meerut, who were allegedly killed at the behest of his business partner. The accused, Sahib Khan alias Bunty (27), had got Hassan, his wife and four children killed in order to take over the latter’s property worth over Rs two crores. Bunty

  • Tax incidence on entertainment services under GST lowered

    New Delhi: Taxes on entertainments and amusements were subsidised under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), except to the extent of taxes on entertainments and amusements levied by a Panchayat or a Municipality.

  • Fashion critics don’t make sense to me: Prateik Babbar

    New Delhi: Actor Prateik Babbar calls himself a “fashion experimenter”. He says he doesn’t care much about fashion police as he believes that everybody has a unique statement to make, which doesn’t mean one has to be liked by everyone.

  • ‘Indian’ man arrested in Islamabad: India asks Pak for access

    Islamabad: India has sought from Pakistan consular access to a person, reportedly an Indian, who has been arrested here for not possessing travel and visa documents. Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, who hailed from Jogeshwari East in Mumbai, was taken into custody on May 19 after he failed to produce any travel or visa documents, according to media reports.

  • ED arrests Chartered Accountant of Lalu Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday arrested Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti’s Chartered Accountant (CA) Rajesh Agarwal, in connection with the money trail scam of around Rs. 8000 crore. Agarwal, who provided money to Misa Bharti’s company, would be produced before the Patiala court. The arrest comes days after raids were conducted by the Income Tax department at 22 locations in Delhi, Gurugram on companies

  • Ex-RJD MP Prabhunath Singh gets life term in murder case of MLA

    Ranchi: Former RJD MP and Bihar strongman Prabhunath Singh was on Tuesday awarded life term by a Hazaribagh court in connection with a 22-year-old murder case of a legislator. Additional District Judge Surendra Sharma pronounced the quantum of sentence. Singh, his brother Dinanath Singh and another accused Ritesh Singh were produced through video conferencing from jail. The court awarded life term to all three convicted people.

  • Army to assist in disposal of old currency notes

    New Delhi, After assisting the government in printing and transporting new currency notes, the army will now help with the disposal of old notes that went back to the banks after demonetisation.

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    Pakistan asks ICJ for early hearing in Jadhav case: report

    Islamabad, Pakistan has asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to hold an early hearing in the case of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court, a media report said today.

  • Paytm starts payments bank; offers 4 pc interest, cashbacks

    New Delhi: Targeting 500 million customers by 2020, digital payments firm Paytm today launched its payments bank with 4 per cent interest rate and cashbacks on deposits, zero fees on online transactions and no minimum balance requirement. Backed by Chinese firm Alibaba and Japanese conglomerate SoftBank, the company has earmarked initial investment of Rs 400 crore to build its banking network over two years.
    Paytm is the third entity in the country to

  • Cannes 2017: Shabana Azmi makes a splendid ‘fashion statement’ with flashback post

    The Cannes film festival is on and all that we really know about the film festival is, what dress Sonam Kapoor or Aishwarya Rai Bachchan are wearing or what lipstick they are wearing. But we can’t help it, can we? With all the Indian media going gaga over who is wearing what at the film festival and the real essence of the film festival is lost.

  • Should you drop a year for NEET?

    Appearing for medical entrance exams, but not confident of your success, or, got so engrossed in your board examination that the medical entrance preparation took a back seat—reasons can be many to devote an extra year for NEET. But the question is, should you actually drop a year for the big medical entrance test? Read on to find out.

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    Mumbai: Kashish Film Festival 2017 celebrates diversity, begins tomorrow

    In India, the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) community faces a lot of discrimination even in their daily life. But what comes as a ray of home to the community is the annual Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival. Now in its eighth edition, the five-day festival is India’s only mainstream and South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival. The festival that will be held from May 25-29 will witness 147 films from 45

  • So, will Sara Ali Khan finally make her Bollywood debut opposite Sushant Singh Rajput?

    The most talked star kid Sara Ali Khan, Saif Ali Khan’s 23-year-old daughter, has been in the news for quite some time now. There have been speculations about her Bollywood debut since a very long time. Sara has been rumoured to be a part of lot of films though no official announcement has been made yet. The latest news is that Sara might make her Bollywood debut opposite Sushant Singh Rajput.

  • 3 years into BJP government, unemployment rate slightly up

    New Delhi: India’s unemployment rate has registered a slight increase since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government began its term in May 2014, despite the governments professed emphasis on job-creation, according to an analysis of government data. The unemployment rate in 2015-16 was five per cent of the labour force, up from 4.9 per cent in 2013-14, the year before the BJP assumed power. “The country has been dragged through 10 years

  • Narendra Modi bats for Asia-Africa growth corridor

    Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pushed for an “Asia-Africa growth corridor” supported by Japan and India — a pitch coming days after China’s ambitious OBOR (One Belt, One Road) initiative taking off.