Free Press Journal
  • Poll gloom dominates first meet of Maha cabinet post rout

    Mumbai: The poor show of the Congress-NCP combine in the Lok Sabha elections seemed to have its bearing on the Maharashtra cabinet which met for the first time today in the aftermath of the poll debacle.

  • HC pulls up Maha for not paying Govt pleaders

    Mumbai: Directing Maharashtra Government to pay fees of a public prosecutor who had appeared for the state in 77 cases in land acquisition matters, the Bombay High Court has asked the state to formulate a policy for payment of dues to pleaders within a reasonable time frame.

  • Govt to spend Rs 3k cr to set up labs, double drug regulators

    Mumbai: The government will spend about Rs 3,000 crore to double the number of drug regulators to 1,000 in three years and set up testing labs at ports to ensure that pharmaceutical export shipments meet global quality standards, a senior government official said here today.

  • Churchill and three other clubs axed from I-League

    New Delhi: In a stunning development in Indian football, two-time champions Churchill Brothers were today thrown out of the I-League along with three other teams for failing to fulfil the AIFF’s club licensing criteria.

  • Brazilian president congratulates Modi

    Sao Paulo: Brazilian President Dilma Rouseff congratulated India’s next prime minister, Narendra Modi, Wednesday with whom she hopes to discuss the “new levels” of bilateral relations at the BRICS summit in July.

  • Omar Abdullah

    ‘Excellent move’ by Modi to invite Pak PM to swearing in: Omar

    Srinagar: Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi today came in for praise from Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and other leaders from the state for inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to his swearing in ceremony on May 26.

  • New ‘smart’ fan follows you around the room

    Tokyo: A Japanese company has developed a new human sensing electric fan that follows you around the room and turns off on its own when you leave the place.

  • Ananthamurthy given security cover, says nowhere to go

    Bangalore: Renowned Kannada writer and Jnanpith awardee U R Ananthamurthy has been given police protection following “threat perception” over his remark that he would leave the country if Narendra Modi becomes the Prime Minister.

  • Pak jets kill 60 militants in tribal region

    Islamabad: At least 60 militants were killed today in precision bombing by air force jets on Taliban
    targets in Pakistan’s restive tribal region on the Afghan border, military officials said.

  • Cong downplays row over PMO twitter

    New Delhi: Congress today sought to downplay the controversy over the Prime Minister’s Office decision to close down its official twitter account ahead of Narendra Modi taking over and expressed confidence that the new PMO will get the original handle.

  • Listening to music more pleasant during pregnancy

    Berlin: Mothers-to-be, take note! Pregnancy may be the best time to enjoy your favourite music as scientists have found that women rate music as more intensely pleasant and unpleasant while pregnant.

  • India has bid for 2016 Veterans World Championship: BAI

    New Delhi: A series of big-ticket events, including the 2009 World championship and the ongoing prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, has firmly established India on world badminton scene in less than a decade.

  • rupee against dollar

    Re ends 14 paise lower against dollar at 58.77

    Mumbai: The rupee today lost 14 paise to end at 58.77 against the dollar on sustained demand for the US currency from importers amid negative local equities.

  • China says no to Windows 8

    Beijing: In a major setback to Microsoft, China has banned purchase of Windows 8, the latest version of the US software giant’s venerable desktop operating system, for government computers.

  • Taiwan congratulates BJP, Modi

    New Delhi: Taiwan has extended its congratulations on the BJP’s poll victory and on Narendra Modi to take over as prime minister and said bilateral ties are expected to be strengthened to create a win-win situation.

  • Mubarak jailed for 3 years for embezzling state funds

    Cairo: Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was today sentenced to three years in prison by a criminal court here for embezzling millions of dollars of public funds, three years after the 86-year-old former strongman was toppled following a popular uprising.