Free Press Journal
  • IACC flags points to streamline GST roll-out

    New Delhi: The Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC) on Monday flagged points for the smooth transition of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) into a full-fledged tax structure.

  • Yogi Adityanath, Uma Bharti cast votes for Presidential poll

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and Union Minister Uma Bharti were among those who cast their votes for the presidential poll here today. The voting begun at 10 am at the Tilak Hall here. After casting his vote, the chief minister told reporters that NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind will win the election with a huge margin.

  • Wimbledon 2017 finals recap: How Roger Federer, Garbine Muguruza were crowned champions

    The Wimbledon Championship is over for another year. Spaniard Garbine Muguruza is the ladies champion, while Roger Federer is the ruler of the men’s game again. Roger Federer cemented his reputation as the greatest player to grace the sport by lifting a record eighth Wimbledon title with a one-sided victory over Marin Cilic, whose thin hopes of an upset were popped by a blister that troubled his movement and tormented his mind.

  • Mumbai: Incessant rains lash city, heavy showers likely to continue today

    Mumbai has been receiving continuous rainfall since past two days. On Monday as well, Mumbaikars woke up to heavy rainfall, throwing normal life out of gear. For past couple of days the rains had slowed down, but have gained momentum and refuses stop any time soon.

  • Manipur cut off as crucial Barak Bridge collapses

    Imphal: The crucial Barak bridge located along the National Highway-102 collapsed this morning, cutting off land-locked Manipur from rest of the country, an official said. The bridge collapsed when a 10-wheeler goods-laden truck was passing through it, a transport department official said, adding that the structure was in a fragile condition since last night.

  • IIFA 2017: Sushant Singh Rajput and Karan Wahi go exploring in New York

    Actors Sushant Singh Rajput and Karan Wahi are living it up in New York, where they recently attended IIFA. While they were busy with the awards and other ceremonies in the night, they decided to go exploring in the day time. They visited the Statue of Liberty and did exactly what tourists do when they visit Taj Mahal.

  • Voting for presidential election starts in Gandhinagar

    Gandhinagar: Former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel was among the first to cast vote as voting for the presidential election started at the state secretariat here today. As the Assembly complex is undergoing renovation, the voting is taking place at Swarnim Sankul-2 complex inside the secretariat. Anandiben Patel, who is the MLA grom Ghatlodia in Ahmedabad, cast her vote.

  • Assam floods: Death toll climbs to 59, over 10 lakh affected

    Guwahati (Assam): The death toll in Assam floods mounted to 59 even though the overall situation showed signs of improvement. Close to 10 lakh people in 24 districts of Assam continued to reel under floods as the death toll reached 59 in the state on Saturday.

  • IIFA 2017: Sushant Singh Rajput gets trolled by Twitterati for this reason!

    At the Bollywood’s award show, IIFA 2017, Sushant Singh Rajput lost out on the best actor trophy to actor Shahid Kapoor, after getting nominated for his brilliant performance in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Soon after that, Sushant expressed his reaction on Twitter by laughing at Shahid’s victory as best actor for Udta Punjab.

  • Brisk polling for Presidential election in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Polling began on a brisk note for the Presidential election in Maharashtra at the legislature building here on Monday, an official said. From the start of the polling at 10 a.m., around 15 legislators and parliamentarians have already cast their vote, said the official.

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    Mumbai: To speed up work at trans harbour link, state wants to work in night, during flamingo season

    Sea link project, Sewri- Nhava Sheva Mumbai Trans Habour Link (MTHL) is not exactly going at an ideal pace to complete the work and so to speed up the work which is already delayed, the state’s coastal zone regulator is planning on requesting the Centre to do away with certain conditions, which the Centre had laid while sanctioning the environment clearance for the Rs 17,500-crore project.

  • Mumbai: Passenger body questions quality of material used for raising platforms on WR

    Mumbai: In a war of words between passengers and Western Railway officials, the Passenger Amenities Committee (PAC) has demanded an inquiry into the quality of cement used for the work for the raising of the platform levels. After the PAC members and senior railway officials visited some of the stations on the Western line on July 13, they said that contractors were using inferior quality material to increase the height of platforms. The Western

  • Indian Women’s Hockey Team lose 0-3 to World No. 3 Argentina

    Johannesburg, The Indian women’s hockey team suffered a 0-3 loss to strong opponents Argentina in their last group stage encounter at the Women’s Hockey World League Semi Final here. For World No.3 Argentina, Rocio Sanchez (2nd minute), Maria Granatto (14th) and Noel Barrionuevo (25th) were the goal-scorer, while India drew a blank. Argentina were quick to get off the blocks last night scoring as early as the second minute of the match. It was Rocio

  • Madhur Bhandarkar to Rahul Gandhi: Can I have my freedom of expression?

    Mumbai: National Award-winning filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, who had to call off the press conference of his forthcoming film “Indu Sarkar” in Nagpur, has asked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi if he can have his freedom of expression.

  • Mahindra’s two new models coming by next fiscal-end

    New York, Automobile major Mahindra and Mahindra is readying two new models by the next fiscal-end as it looks to consolidate its position in the Indian passenger vehicle segment. The company, which sells utility vehicles ranging from compact KUV100 to XUV500, also has plans to introduce a new electric vehicle in the next two years.

  • Mumbai: BMC planning to introduce international curriculum in its schools

    Mumbai: In a major systematic overhaul, The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is planning to introduce international curriculum in 25 of its schools to tackle student dropouts and schools closing down. According to officials from the state school education department, they have received over 160 applications from civic schools and other government-run schools across the state of Maharashtra interested in offering international curriculum.

  • Four Tamil Nadu fishermen held by Sri Lankan Navy

    Rameswaram (TN): Four Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy today for fishing in their territorial waters, police said. The fishermen from Jagadapattinam in Pudukottai district were arrested for fishing off Neduntheevu near the Sri Lankan coast and have been taken to Kangesanthurai by the Lankan navalmen along with their boat.