Free Press Journal
  • Dickwella fined

    Galle (Sri Lanka) : Sri Lanka wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella has been fined 30 percent of his match fee and received two demerit points for breaching the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct during the first ODI against Zimbabwe here. Dickwella was found to have violated Article 2.1.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “conduct that is contrary to the spirit of the

  • Pakistan bans JuD front amid int’l pressure to curb terror funding

    Islamabad : Pakistan has quietly banned Tehreek-e-Azaadi Jammu and Kashmir, a new front for Hafiz Saeed’s Jamaat-ud-Dawa, as international pressure on the country grew, including from a global watchdog, to combat terror and its funding.

  • Tax reform: Automobile companies reduce prices

    New Delhi/Mumbai : Several automobile companies have reduced their vehicle prices after the roll-out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). Automobile majors like Maruti Suzuki, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Audi India announced that they have reduced prices on various models.

  • Dhaka cafe to reopen on deadly terror attack’s first anniversary

    Dhaka : The Holey Artisan Bakery and O’ Kitchen restaurant, the site of a terror attack which killed over 20 people, will remain open for four hours for the relatives and general people to pay respect to the victims.

  • GOAL achieved : Lionel Messi weds childhood sweetheart

    Rosario (Argentina) : Lionel Messi said “I do” to childhood sweetheart Antonella Roccuzzo in his Argentine hometown Rosario, where footballers and celebrities including pop singer Shakira had gathered for the “wedding of the century.”

  • Affordable housing at unaffordable rates

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), which aims to provide affordable housing, is offering flats whose value is the same as the current market value for this year’s lottery.

  • Training camera on the comedy of life

    Her passion for filmmaking was first triggered by a tiny course held as a part of her undergraduate studies. Though she had been a thorough stage performer in her school days, her thesis film ‘Fanny Pack’ earned her a combined identity of an actor, director and writer by winning as many as 26 international and national awards in short film category. Some of the feathers include Cleveland International Film Festival Comedy Short

  • Companies still hobbled from fearsome cyberattack

    The malware, which security experts are calling NotPetya, was unleashed through Ukraine tax software, called MeDoc. Customers’ networks became infected downloading automatic updates from its maker’s website. Many customers are multinationals with offices in the eastern European nation.

  • BoB organises loan distribution camp

    Indore  : Bank of Baroda (BoB) recently organised a district level loan distribution camp under the leadership of regional manager Diwakar P Singh.Under various schemes of agriculture, MSMI and retail run by the government, 110 beneficiaries received Rs 12 crores loan and Rs 6 crore loan was also sanctioned. Around 28 branch managers were also present on the occasion.

  • No radiologist in Mulund hospital

    Mumbai : The physiotherapy and sonography department of Veer Savarkar Hospital, Mulund, has been shut down for over one and half years due to the shortage of the staff and radiologists. According to the hospital staff, this department of the hospital is used as a changing and locker room as they are no physiotherapists.

  • Day after GST, Narendra Modi says 3 lakh firms under scanner

    New Delhi : A day after rolling out GST, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said there are 300,000 companies whose transactions have been identified of suspected dealings, adding that this number may go up further.

  • Azam Khan booked for sedition; saffron bodies bay for his blood

    Rampur/Meerut : Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has been booked for sedition for his alleged derogatory comments against the Army, even as right-wing bodies offered monetary rewards for his head and tongue.

  • No more octroi collection at toll nakas and docks

    Mumbai : The octroi collection at the check points of Mumbai city have finally stopped with the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). The BMC used to earn a revenue of Rs 7000 crore per year on octroi. In Mumbai there are five toll nakas in the city, three at Mulund (T ward), two in Dahisar (R North ward) and one in Mankhurd (M/East ward).

  • MHADA lottery may be held before Ganesh festival

     Mumbai : In order to avoid a clash with this year’s Ganesh Utsav, the much-awaited Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) lottery will be held few days before the festival.

  • NTPC Korba conducts meeting

    Indore : NTPC Korba Nagar Rajbhasha Karyanvayan Samiti held its ninth meeting at Vikas Bhawan recently under the leadership of committee president and Korba GM Neeraj Kumar Sinha.

  • India’s U-17 WC group matches shifted to Delhi

    New Delhi : Heeding to the government’s request, football’s world governing body, FIFA on Saturday shifted India’s group matches of the upcoming U-17 World Cup from Mumbai to the national capital.

  • India again asks Pak to provide consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

    New Delhi/Islamabad : India on Saturday again asked Pakistan to grant full and early consular access to its national Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court, as the two countries exchanged a list of prisoners lodged in each other’s jails.