Free Press Journal
  • Not averse to having series with Pakistan: BCCI

    New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary on Monday said a bilateral series with Pakistan is possible if the government gives the go-ahead. “We are not averse to a bilateral series with Pakistan. But everything depends on whether the government gives the clearance,” Chaudhary told a news channel. “The series will not be possible without approval from the government,” he added.

  • BJP dubs public cattle slaughter in Kerala as “smack on communal mindset”

    New Delhi/ Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday sought clarification from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, after their party’s youth activists butchered a calf, in public, in Kerala’s Kannur to protest against Centre’s ban on cattle slaughter. Dubbing the action as unacceptable, BJP leader Nalin Kohli said it is a smack on a communal mindset.

  • PM Narendra Modi embarks on 4-nation European tour

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today embarked on a four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France with the aim of boosting India’s economic engagement with these nations and inviting more investment.

  • Schoolgirl pushed down from building by teachers in Pakistan

    Lahore: A 14-year-old Pakistani girl was allegedly pushed by two of her teachers from the rooftop of a school building in the Punjab province for refusing to “clean the classroom”, a media report said.

  • Search operations in Pathankot after abandoned bag found

    Pathankot:  A search operation was launched by the Punjab Police and the Army after an abandoned bag containing Army fatigues was found here, a police official said today. A local resident informed the police about the bag yesterday following which the search operation was conducted in Pathankot city and Mamoon Cantonment here. “We conducted a search operation along with army officials here to look for any suspicious person,” the official said.

  • Akshay Kumar, Saina Nehwal threatened by Maoists for aiding families of CRPF jawans

    Slamming Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and ace badminton player Saina Nehwal for extending financial helps to families of 12 CRPF jawans slain in Maoist ambush at Bhejji in Chhattisgarh’s south Bastar district of Sukma on March 16, Maoists have warned celebrities against giving doles to families of security personnel killed in counter-insurgency operations.

  • GST: How restaurant bills will burn hole in your pocket

    It seems 2017 is a tough year for the restaurant and hotel industry, from banning alcohol at several food locations to allowing people to use the wash rooms. And here comes another announcement which will burn hole in customer’s pocket while eating out. Giving us a hint that our government wants us to eat healthy and home-cooked food.

  • Saina Nehwal, Sai Praneeth eye titles at Thailand Open

    Bangkok: Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth will start favourites when India begin their campaign at the USD 120,000 Thailand Grand Prix Gold, starting with the qualifiers here tomorrow.

  • GST to push public transport, but cost luxury travelers a fortune

    The new tax reform Goods and Services Tax (GST) will definitely make your travel cheaper but if you are a luxury traveler it may cost you fortune. Considering transport the essential part of infrastructure, the GST council headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has announced that the tax rate on the transport sector – rail, road and air travel – will be in the lower bracket of five per cent. The new rate is

  • ‘Simran’ credit row: Vidya Balan’s post seems like a direct dig at Kangana Ranaut

    Kangana Ranaut is known to be bold and outspoken. She doesn’t give a damn of what she utters which has landed her in numerous controversies. And the recent one is the ‘Simran Credit Controversy’. In an interview to a leading tabloid, Kangana spoke how she and director Hansal Mehta tweaked the script of the film, and how she was credited as the co-writer of the film.

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    Mumbai: High Court sends own staff to look into infrastructure issues at MU tribunal

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has come hard on the lack of infrastructure and other amenities to be provided by the Mumbai University to the University of Mumbai and SNDT College Tribunal and asked for a judicial officer to visit the tribunal, interact with its presiding officer, who is a retired High Court judge, and file a detailed report by June 17 on whether facilities are available are up to the mark

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    GST: A boon or curse for the entertainment sector?

    Movie buffs are in for a surprise with the entertainment tax being replaced with GST. The average entertainment tax is between 35 and 55 per cent and are as high as 100 per cent, depending upon the state. Currently, Maharashtra charges entertainment tax of 45 per cent. From July 1, the tax charged on cinema tickets will be lowered to 28 per cent. The tax rate also applies to gambling and betting at race

  • Kareena Kapoor Khan to relive journey to motherhood through book?

    Mumbai: Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan recently become a mom to Taimur Ali Khan. She ruled on social media during her pregnancy days. She made a style statement during the Lakme Fashion Week, stepped out with her baby bump, and was seen chilling with her gal pals. She was an inspiration to women, proving they can everything during the pregnancy period. After delivery, she back at work within 45 days. She even worked

  • Mumbai: Rain is coming, be safe during season of illness

    Mumbai: Monsoon is the season of illness. People are likely to get affected with various rain-related diseases like leptospirosis, dengue, malaria, gastroenteritis, diarrhoea and hepatitis.

  • Toll from Sri Lanka’s floods rises to 164

    Colombo, The death toll from the devastating floods and landslides which hit Sri Lanka has increased to 164 with 104 people still reported missing, the Disaster Management Centre said on Monday.