Free Press Journal
  • Life limping back to normalcy in Bengal’s violence-hit region

    Kolkata : Life in the communal violence-hit areas of West Bengal’s north 24 Parganas district was on Thursday limping back to normalcy after remaining tense for the last three days. In Baduria, Banstala and Tetulia the worst affected areas in Basirhat sub-division, some roadside shops opened and public transport commenced plying.

  • India halts Windies to 205/9 in the decider

    Kingston : Comeback man Mohammed Shami bagged four wickets as an under-fire India produced a disciplined bowling effort to restrict West Indies to a modest 205 for nine in the crucial fifth and final ODI of the five- match series.

  • Rahul Gandhi seeks to mollify miffed Nitish Kumar

    Patna : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is understood to have warned his party leaders of action if they continued to target Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, to smooth ruffled feathers of the crucial ally.

  • Lalu leaves for Ranchi, Nitish for Rajgir as Meira Kumar arrives

    Patna : Bihar chief minister and JDU president Nitish Kumar made an unscheduled departure from Patna to tourist place-Rajgir in Nalanda district, 125 kms from here and RJD president Lalu Prasad left for Ranchi as UPA’s candidate for Presidential election, Meira Kumar arrived here on Thursday afternoon.

  • Dickwella, Gunathilaka give Sri Lanka big win

    Hambantota : Openers Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka hit sublime centuries to help Sri Lanka humble Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the third one-day international on Thursday.

  • Afghanistan set for ‘huge honour’ of Lord’s debut

    Walking onto the pitch at Lord’s will cap a dizzying rise for cricket-mad Afghanistan. Many Afghans’ first contact with the game only took place during the 1980s and 1990s, in Pakistani refugee camps sheltering millions who fled the Soviet invasion.

  • Customers should report fraud in 3 days to avoid losses: RBI

    New Delhi : Customers will not suffer any loss if unauthorised electronic banking transactions are reported within three days and the amount involved will be credited in the accounts concerned within 10-days, the Reserve Bank said on Thursday.

  • Save Aravallis momentum grows

    The Aravalli Range is a range of mountains running nearly 700 km in a northwest direction, starting in North India from Delhi and passing through southern Haryana, through to Western India across the states of Rajasthan and ending in Gujarat.

  • P Chidambaram dubs new regime as mockery

    New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday disassociated from the Goods and Service Tax (GST) rolled out from July 1, as its former finance minister P Chidambaram dubbed it a “mockery of GST” and trashed the government’s claim of its roll-out after the broadest possible consultation.

  • Pay dispute: Oz A players boycott South Africa tour

    “It is with great frustration that with no progress towards resolving the current dispute, Australia A players confirm they will not tour South Africa,” ACA said in a statement.

  • Cabinet may decide on HPCL stake sale to ONGC this month

    New Delhi : The Cabinet is likely to consider this month sale of government’s 51 per cent stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) to Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) for over Rs 26,000 crore. The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) in the Ministry of Finance is moving a note for consideration of the Cabinet for divesting government’s entire 51.11 per cent shareholding in India’s third-biggest fuel retailer

  • GST realises one nation, one tax dream: Arun Jaitley

    New Delhi : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that with Jammu and Kashmir assembly passing the State Goods and Services Tax (SGST) law, the dream of economic integration of India has come true.

  • PCB likely to release batting coach Flower

    Karachi : Former Zimbabwe batsman Grant Flower is unlikely to get an extension of his contract as batting coach when the performance of the national team support staff is reviewed by the Pakistan Cricket Board later this month.

  • Govt may refuse to swap scrapped notes left with public

     New Delhi : The Government may refuse to swap the scrapped notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 left with public, resisting the Supreme Court’s Tuesday order to open a window for allowing those who could not exchange or deposit them by December 30.