Free Press Journal
  • Marathwada enveloped in cold wave

    Aurangabad: All districts of the Marathwada region and Central Maharashtra are witnessing a dip in temperature enveloping the region in cold wave and the situation is likely to stay for the next 24 hours.
    According to weather department sources, Parbhani has registered the lowest temperature on Wednesday at 10.5 degrees C. Similarly, adjacent districts including Nasik, Dhule, Washim and Ahmednagar have also been plunged in cold wave, owing to the drastic changes in

  • Apollo-Soyuz cosmonaut Valery Kubasov dies at 79

    Moscow : Soviet cosmonaut Valery Kubasov, who took part in the first docking of a US Apollo spacecraft with a Soviet Soyuz, has died aged 79, the Russian spacecraft corporation said on Thursday, reports AFP.

  • Indices post 1st drop in 5 days

    Mumbai : Indian benchmark indices ended lower for the first time in five days on all-round selling, led by banking and metal shares, after global stocks slipped amid downbeat Chinese data and fears of more US stimulus cuts. The Sensex ended at 20,536.64, logging a loss of 186.33 points or 0.90%. In the past four days, it had spurted by 529.62 points to reach near one-month highs.

  • EC issues guidelines on manifestos

    New Delhi : The Election Commission on Thursday issued guidelines on manifestos to political parties, asking them not to make such promises that disturbed the level-playing field and vitiated the atmosphere or exerted undue influence on voters.

  • Thomas Cook India net profit grows by 36% to Rs 69 crore

    Mumbai :  Leading integrated tour and travel related financial services company Thomas Cook posted a 36 per cent growth in profit after tax of over at Rs 68.7 crore compared to 2012. The company’s PAT stood at Rs 50.4 crore in 2012, Thomas Cook said in a release.

  • Cynical abuse of power

    Political opportunism of the most grotesque kind was writ all over the Jayalalithaa Government’s decision to free all seven convicts undergoing imprisonment for their role in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. Even as far as cynical use of power for serving partisan electoral interests goes, the decision was extraordinary. Every right thinking Indian must condemn it most unambiguously. Making a mockery of the rule of law for the sake of votes is

  • Fake lady cop held for cheating jawan, others

    Aurangabad: A 22-year-old woman has been arrested on the charges of cheating an Army jawan and some real policemen by projecting herself as a woman police sub-inspector.
    The accused has been identified as Sarita Ramrao Kulkarni, a resident of HUDCO in Aurangabad. According to the police inspector of the CIDCO police station, Bheemrao Vasant Lahane (29), a soldier in the Indian Army, is posted in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir and was at

  • ‘India to grow by 5.4% in 2014-15’

    Washington : Projecting a growth rate of 4.6 % this year, the IMF said the Indian economy is likely to expand by 5.4 % on stronger global scenario, improving export competitiveness, a favorable monsoon and a confidence boost after recent policy actions.


    HrithikRoshan is back on his film set after a very long time. After pushing his shooting dates for BANG BANG for a very long time because of his brain surgery, this super hero is finally shooting in Shimla these days. Hrithik is one of those actors who likes to do all his stunts on his own and does not like

  • Pak jets raid dens of militants: 35 killed

    Islamabad : At least 35 militants were killed Thursday as Pakistan Air Force warplanes pounded their hideouts in North Waziristan region after getting approval of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

  • Koffee With Karan gets bolder, the air time shifted to late night slot

    Filmmaker Karan Johar’s popular chat show will be aired late night due to the bold content in an upcoming episode featuring Nargis Fakhri and Frieda Pinto. For the first time, Karan Johar’s show ‘Koffee with Karan’ will be aired at 11 PM, which will see actresses Freida and Nargis reported PTI.

  • Corporate Briefs

    Gem body asks govt to reduce gold import duty to 2%

  • Letters to the editor

    Space to protest
    The Delhi Police has come out with a novel gesture to advertise the availability of Jantar Mantar as a designated place of protest. In addition to that, the advertisement also indicates the maximum number of people the venue can accommodate. The Delhi Police seem keen on discharging their duty of maintaining law and order, along with protecting the democratic values of right to express and to protest. Mumbai Police should

  • Goan Food Festival

    What: In partnership with O’Coqueiro, Bungalow 9 brings you a slice of your favourite holiday destination ‘Goa’. Two Fine Dining Restaurants from neighboring coastal states bring together their expertise to recreate a festival like never before! With the Goa Carnival as theme, expect to see decor, entertainment, food preparations & a flea market just like in Goa.

  • Keep Moving Forward Only

    SOME species of sharks have to keep moving just to survive. It is also the life of creative people that they don’t rest on their laurels. In fact, they are restless making a commitment to hunt for opportunities that can reveal their talents. All the time in life, we are either moving towards, on retreating from our cherished goals and it is upon us to decide to chase, rest or retreat.

  • A cop campaigns against a social evil in Assam

    New Delhi : Determined to end a social evil that still haunts rural and backward areas of Assam, a police officer’s initiative and perseverance has resulted in raising awareness about the scourge of witchcraft that is often used bizarrely to settle personal scores and land disputes in villages.

  • your day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:– If you control your inner feelings you can able to concentrate more on your work. Emotional attachment is possible in your social life. Those in sports will perform well today.

  • Irrigation scam: SIT report likely next week

    Aurangabad: The special investigation team (SIT), headed by veteran water expert, Madhavrao Chitale, is likely to submit its report on Rs 70,000 crore irrigation scam next week. The SIT was set up around a year ago to probe the allegations of misappropriation, levelled by BJP leaders in various irrigation projects in the State. The SIT functions from the state-owned Water and Land Management Institute (Walmi) in Aurangabad.
    According to SIT head Chitale, the