Free Press Journal
  • Kim Jong-Un re-elected as N Korean leader

    Seoul : Kim Jong-Un was on Wednesday re-elected as North Korea’s leader, state media said, as parliament met in a session closely watched for power shifts in the secretive regime following the shock execution of his once-powerful uncle, according to AFP.

  • Trading glitch in BSE again

    Mumbai : The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) witnessed a brief trading disruption, the second time this week, after it introduced a new trading platform.

  • Honey Singh for Miss India

    c Honey1YoYo Honey Singh is currently exploring the West for musical opportunities and has no time at the moment for Bollywood.The Indian entertainment industry is controlled to make an exception to his current no-desi-tunes rule.

  • Country does not trust Congress, says Modi

    Solapur  : BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, on Wednesday,  launched a blistering attack on Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi, saying the country does not trust the party which failed to keep the promises made to people during elections.

  • The promise of ‘last mile connectivity’

     As the mystery of the ballot box unfolds on May 16 and the country prepares for the next dispensation at the centre, there are various possibilities that could emerge. Until recently, a fractured mandate seemed a foregone conclusion but of late, there is speculation that the BJP, with its pre-poll and post-poll allies, may scrape past the half-way mark.

  • AirAsia plane black box

    More signals raise hopes plane will be found soon

    Perth : Two fresh underwater signals possibly from the missing Malaysian jet’s black box have been detected with the head of the search team on Wednesday expressing optimism about finding the final resting place of the aircraft ‘in a matter of days’, reports PTI.

  • SC rejects stay on ‘Jat reservation’

    New Delhi :  In a major relief to the Congress-led UPA government, the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay the poll-eve notification on inclusion of Jats in nine states in the central list of OBCs. The Bench said it cannot come in the way of the government taking a decision a day before the model code of conduct came into force.

  • Sun rises on solar power use in India

    Solar energy is again in the news.  The Karnataka Government has announced that it will come out with a solar energy policy.  According to Karnataka Power Minister to D K Shivkumar, his government would encourage builders to take up rooftop solar energy production under this policy.  This is a new development, at least in India.  It is becoming quite common, especially in Germany, which has taken this way of generating

  • Toyota to recall 45k units of Innova

    INDONESIA-ECONOMY-AUTO-INDUSTRYNew Delhi : Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) said it will recall 44,989 units of multi-purpose vehicle Innova manufactured between February 2005 and December 2008 in India to rectify a faulty cable on the steering wheel.            The move is part of a global recall of 6.39 million vehicles announced today by Japanese parent Toyota Motor Corp, the world’s biggest car manufacturer.   “The campaign

  • Medha Patkar seeks support in Vikhroli but faces uphill task

    Mumbai : Stepping out of her car and dressed in a modest blue cotton sari, Medha Patkar created quite a stir in the sprawling sleepy middle class neighborhood of Kannamwar nagar of Vikhroli on Wednesday. The rally began from building no. 1 of Kannamwar nagar till Sambhaji maidan, all in presence of the officials from the Election Commission.

  • BCCI asks for probe panel tape on Mahi

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will hear on April 11 a plea by the BCCI seeking the transcript of depositions by team India captain MS Dhoni, N. Srinivasan and chief IPL operator Sundar Raman before the Mukul Mudgal committee, which had probed allegations of betting and spot fixing in the Indian Premier League.

  • Graphic pics on tobacco packs save lives: WHO

    Washington : A new WHO reports says that large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives, says ANI.

  • UK minister quits after expenses row

    London : British culture minister Maria Miller on Wednesday quit the Cabinet after an embarrassing row over her expenses linked to a mortgage, saying the controversy has become a ‘distraction’ for the David Cameron government.

  • Aerobics may prevent dementia in women

    etc 6th leadLondon : Take up regular aerobic exercise to slow down the advance of dementia and other signs of cognitive decline, a study suggests, says IANS.

  • Briefs

    Mumbai : The General Manager of Central Railway Sunil Kumar Soon on Wednesday inaugurated the lifeline Express that is a hospital on wheels at CST.

  • Spurned lover still absconding

    golani1Bhayandar : Jilted lover- Zubin Cooper (25) who had launched a violent attack on a 24-year-old girl in Bhayandar on Monday evening, is still at large. The girl, 14-year-old brave heart neighbour Robin Krishna Karkee, who tried to rescue the girl, could not escape the fury of the assailant and was also injured in the attack.

  • Divided by politics, united by hate

     Unity in diversity is indeed, the everyday reality in India. Millions of people divided by caste, religion and language do live in peaceful harmony side by side and flourish. The ‘animal’ nature only surfaces in those times when these differences are stoked by vested interests. Then an insane fever takes over, but even in those difficult times, we get to hear stories of ‘rivals’ helping each other out. But politics, and elections,

  • Insider trading: Rajat Gupta seeks re-hearing of conviction

    New York : India-born former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta has petitioned that a three-judge panel, which upheld his conviction on insider trading charges, should reconsider its decision and the court rehear the case, arguing that “critical evidence” in his favour was excluded at trial.