Free Press Journal
  • Jewellers on bike robbed at gunpoint, lose a 44L bounty

    Mumbai : In a broad daylight robbery, five unknown persons robbed two bike-borne jewellers at gunpoint on Saturday afternoon. Gold and cash worth Rs 44 lakh was robbed by the accused, minutes after which they fled the spot.

  • ‘Smiling Buddha’ was a near failure

    Washington: The first nuclear weapon test carried out by India in 1974 was a “near failure”, claimed a secret US assessment made in 1996, but it does not explain the reasons for it to arrive at such a conclusion.

  • How India hid Pokhran test from US!

    Washington : In the last months of 1995, US intelligence agencies detected signs of India’s nuclear test preparations at Pokhran but the satellite photos that analysts studied were “as clear as mud,” according to declassified documents published today.

  • Six underground tanks leaking at US N-waste site

    Washington : Radioactive leaks have been reported in at least six underground nuclear waste tanks in one of the most contaminated nuclear sites on earth – in northwestern US state of Washington – raising concerns about delays in emptying the ageing tanks.

  • Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed thanks Indian High Commissioner D M Mulay who gave him stinted support

    Crisis defused, Nasheed leaves Indian mission

    Male/New Delhi : Days after an Indian team arrived in Male to defuse a political crisis by holding talks with all political parties, former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed left the Indian High Commission in Male on Saturday, 11 days after he sought refuge following an arrest warrant against him in a court case.

  • Raja willing to depose before JPC as witness

    New Delhi : As the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) for the 2G scam nears the completion of its work, DMK MP A Raja, former Union telecom minister and one of the main accused in this controversy has sought the Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar’s intervention and requested that he should be allowed to depose before it.

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    Hyderabad : Keeping up a brave front, confident investigators on Saturday claimed to have got “vital clues” in the probe into the twin blasts in the city and were examining CCTV footage with the needle of suspicion zeroing in on banned militant outfit Indian Mujahideen.

  • How alert residents secured Bay View Garden

    What could have been a mushrooming slum today, now forms the evening recreational place for thousands, children and senior citizens alike.

  • Break-in to occupy dead MLA’s room alleged

    Mumbai: While Rahul Gandhi was paying his last respects to the late Congress MLA Nilesh Parwekar, the personal staff of his party MLC, Muzaffar Hussain, was reportedly taking forceful possession of  Parwekar’s room at the Manora MLA Hostel, Nariman Point.

  • More revealing facts come to light

    One week before Sunil Kumar Loharia was shot dead, the builder had submitted the names of three identified persons, who had threatened him with dire consequences along with Bhupesh Gupta.

  • Pak behind Hyderabad blasts, asserts Advani

    Mumbai : BJP leader L K Advani on Saturday blamed Pakistan squarely for Thursday’s blasts in Hyderabad, saying it is involved in a proxy war against India.

  • MBMC turns blind eye to debris mafia’s entry into greener pastures

    Bhayandar : After targeting vacant plots amidst densely populated localities in Mira Road, the notorious debris mafia has now posed a serious threat to mangroves and flush green vegetation in the tribal-dominated villages on the Thane-Ghodbunder Road. Construction rubbles are being offloaded with impunity in eco-sensitive areas of Chena, Patil Pada and Welkari Pada areas.

  • Army Sergeant’s wife robbed of valuables

    The accused dumped the woman inside the house, locked the house from outside and escaped. The police say that there is the least   possibility of security breach, however, they are probing all angles.

  • 400 new speedbreakers at various locations soon

    Mumbai : The BMC will be installing 400 new speedbreakers at different locations in the city following directives from the Bombay High Court. The civic body had removed 400 illegal speedbreakers and failed to install new ones in accordance with the norms of the Indian Road Congress (IRC).

  • Silent protests over Bhandara rapes

    Bhandara: Hundreds took to streets on Saturday to protest the rape and murder of three minor sisters of Lakhani village here and also an alleged assault of a girl reported Friday, police said. “Hundreds of school children took out a silent march to protest the rape and murder of the three minor sisters last week,” an official from Lakhani Police Station told IANS. Many others, including residents of the village and nearby

  • OSCARS 2013

    RAHUL SHIRSATH reports on the Indian connection and the movies that are running for this year’s Academy awards, which is being announced on February 24.

  • Time to break the stereotypical mould

    Omkar Khandekar attends a gender sensitisation seminar where the role of women in Indian advertising was hotly debated.