Free Press Journal
  • Russia accuses US of fuelling Ukraine crisis

    Moscow : Russia’s foreign minister on Saturday accused the United States of encouraging Ukraine to challenge Moscow and heavily weighing in on the European Union.

  • Rebels hit back at ISIL in Syria border town

    Beirut : Syrian rebels and Al-Qaeda launched a counter-offensive on Saturday to expel the Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Albu Kamal town on the Iraq border, a monitor said, reports AFP.

  • Pak forces net Al Qaeda leader, kill 19 militants

    Islamabad : Pakistani security forces, who are engaged in a major offensive in the North Waziristan tribal region, have arrested a senior Al Qaeda leader and killed 19 militants including a Taliban commander, the army said on Saturday.

  • Apple CEO Cook is gay, blurts out TV anchor

    New York : An anchor on a US television network found himself in an awkward situation when he remarked that Apple CEO Tim Cook was gay and was among the few American chief executives who have been open about their sexuality. CNBC co-anchor Simon Hobbs was part of a panel on a show discussing that there are CEOs at top American companies who are gay but have not publicly

  • Pak couple killed in public over love marriage!

    Lahore : A newly-wed couple has been brutally killed in full public view by the family members of the girl for marrying a ‘man of her choice’ in Pakistan’s Punjab province. According to an FIR, Muafia Bibi (23) of Satrah village of Daska tehsil, some 100km from Lahore, married Sajjad Ahmed (27) of nearby village Hasanabad on June 18.

  • Will take up Vidarbha issues with PM: Uddhav

    Gondia (Maha) : Slamming the ruling combine of Congress-NCP over farmers’ suicide in Vidarbha region, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray today said he would take up their issues with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • State govt should have filed caveat in HC, says Fadnavis

    Leader reiterates his party’s opposition to the 5 per cent Muslim reservation, saying that religion-based reservation is                             unconstitutional and it is exploring means to oppose the move (more…)

  • Constable who died in Naxal attack cremated

    Aurangabad : Martyr Umesh Jawale, who was killed in a gun battle between policemen and Naxals in Gadchiroli district, was cremated with full state honour at his native village Menda in Osmanabad district on Friday.

  • Sr citizen’s brutal murder rocks Nagpada

    Mumbai : An 88-year-old man identified as Abdul Ansari was murdered early Saurday morning at his house in a chawl in Nagpada. He was found dead by his granddaughter’s husband Wasif Ansari when he came to deliver breakfast to the deceased at 7.30 am.

  • State board moots hike in min wages

    Bhayandar : In a welcome respite for workers in the power-loom, beedi, leather and tobacco industries, the State Minimum Wages Advisory Board has stepped-in to ensure a significant hike in their prescribed minimum wages. The proposed hike in minimum wages for workers in powerloom sector and beedi industry comes after a long wait of 28 and 17 years respectively.

  • BJP workers protest against Kharghar toll plaza

    Mumbai: Hundreds of BJP workers on Saturday staged a protest against the state government’s decision to kick off a toll plaza between Kamothe and Kharghar in Navi Mumbai. Leader of Opposition in Legislative Council Vinod Tawde led the protest. Kharghar and Kamothe residents also joined the protest and shouted slogans, demanding the government to do away with tolls.

  • Another bomb blast threat

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police received another threat of bomb blast. This time it happened in Sangola town in Solapur district. Sangola-based businessman Atul Kedar received a call from an unknown number at 9.50 am on Saturday where the caller said that Mumbai is going to ‘blow up’. Kedar immediately notified Sangola police, which then alerted the Mumbai police. The Crime Branch, Anti Terrorism Squad, Railway police, Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS)

  • Accidental death turns out to be murder

    Thane: The body of a villager, initially thought to be result of an accident, later turned out to be a case of murder. The body was found lying in a stream in Jamba village of Thane district on Friday. Vikramgadh police had initially registered a case of accidental death and sent the body for post-mortem. However, blood stains spotted on the main village street turned the case on its head. Later, it

  • Woman’s body found in Kalyan taluka

    Thane: The body of an identified woman aged 30-35 was recovered from village Baneli under Kalyan taluka of the district. The body bore stab wounds and the head was found to have been smashed with stones, Sub-Inspector S K PAwar of Kalyan taluka Police Station said.

  • Body of sr citizen found in Mira Road

    Mira Bhayandar: In a shocking incident, body of an aged woman was found under mysterious circumstances from a construction site in Hatkesh area of Mira Road on Saturday afternoon. A police team immediately reached the spot and after carrying out a panchnama sent the body for postmortem. Although identity of the woman is yet to be ascertained, she is about 65-years-old and there are injuries all over her body. Police are checking