Free Press Journal
  • Only 50% commuters use BEST in downpour

    Mumbai : On heavy rain days in the past week, BEST’s passengers reduced by almost half. For instance, only 23 lakh commuters used the red buses on July 12 whereas the average is 40 lakh. In fact, it has not crossed the mark of 28 lakh on any day in the last week.

  • Not daughters, tense relationships cause divorce

    New York : Debunking a feeling among US couples that daughters lead to divorce, a significant study reveals that tense relationship, and not a girl child, prior to pregnancy is the real cause for divorce, reports IANS.

  • CMS net rises to Rs 58.42 cr

    Mumbai : Tata Consultancy Services arm CMC reported about a 10 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 58.42 crore for the June quarter driven by broad- based growth across India and overseas markets.               The consolidated net profit stood at Rs 53.12 crore in the corresponding quarter last year.

  • Maha top violator of coastal rULES

    NEW DELHI : As many as 1147 cases of illegal constructions in the coastal areas in violation of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notifications of 1991 and 2011 have been registered, with Maharashtra recording the highest 435 of them, followed by 198 in Goa, 151 in West Bengal and 84 in tiny Daman and Diu, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

  • New crime branch unit to counter chain snatching

    Mumbai : The Mumbai Crime Branch is now going to set-up a separate unit for chain snatching called the Anti-Chain-Snatching unit which will have around 24 policemen including officers of the Police Inspector and Police Sub Inspector rank and around 10-15 constables.

  • Antony admitted VK Singh told him about bribe: CBI

    New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) said former defence minister A.K. Antony, a witness in the Tatra truck case, had admitted that former army chief Gen. V.K. Singh informed him of the bribe offer by Lt.Gen. Tejinder Singh for clearing the trucks’ purchase file, IANS reports.

  • Gel lowers blood clot risk for breast cancer patients

    Washington : A gel form of a popular drug taken orally to prevent breast cancer has brought cheers for such patients as this can reduce the growth of cancer cells with minimum side effects, says IANS.

  • 13/7 blast co-accused in custody

    Mumbai: The latest co-accused to be caught in the 13/7 bomb blast case, Abdul Mateen Damada (50) was produced in the MCOCA court on Wednesday and has been placed in police custody until July 28. According to the Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Himanshu Roy, Damda landed in Goa and was detained by immigration officials at the airport owing to the Look Out Circular issued against him. He, along with Muzaffar Kola, is suspected

  • NDA’s growth targets too low, says Scindia

    New Delhi : Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia said the growth rate targets set by the NDA government in its first budget are too low to satisfy the ambitions of the people.

  • Do women talk more than men? It’s all about context

    Washington : Men do the talking when groups are larger while women speak more in small groups, according to a new study which challenges the stereotype that women are more talkative than men, reports PTI.

  • Infra, banking shares help Sensex gain most in a fortnight

    Mumbai : Smart gains in shares of banks and infra firms helped the benchmark Sensex jump 321 points to settle at one-week high of 25,549.72, a rise of 321.07 points or 1.27 per cent — the best daily show since the 325-point spurt on July 2.

  • Reservation for Halbas, Lingayats likely

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government plans to recommend to the Centre, the inclusion of castes like Halba, Lingayat and Dhangar in the Third Schedule of the Constitution of India, official sources said here on Wednesday. The decision comes in wake of the long pending demand of communities like Dhangar to be included in the third schedule of the Constitution of India, to avail reservation benefits.

  • BJP explores govt formation in Delhi

    New Delhi : With its MLAs unwilling to face fresh elections, BJP indicated it might take a shot at government formation in Delhi, which is under President’s rule for five months, but declined to spell out how it would get the requisite number, amid allegations of horse-trading by Aam Aadmi Party, PTI reports.

  • Rani discusses her ‘Mardaani’ look with Sabyasachi

    We had reported earlier about Rani Mukerji making one of her rare appearance as a guest at close friend and designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s fashion show in the national capital.

  • Recalling encounters with fans would be a sellout, believes Big B

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who had gone to Brazil with son Abhishek to watch FIFA World Cup 2014, seems to meeting quite a few fans these days. What’s more, looks like Sr. Bachchan is having a wonderful time interacting with them too!

  • So far, Cong fails in opposing role

     The Congress Party was mauled in the Lok Sabha elections because it lacked a credible leadership and was rudderless. One would have expected that it would learn some lessons from its abject failure and emerge chastened in the aftermath of the results as an opposition party of substance. Had it endeavoured to knit the opposition together and put up a strong front in the early days of the 16th Lok Sabha, it

  • Govt clears 19 FDI proposals entailing Rs 2,327 cr investment

    New Delhi: The government has cleared 19 foreign investment proposals, including that of Walt Disney Company and Reckitt Benckiser (India), entailing total investment of Rs 2,326.72 crore. The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), however, rejected an investment proposal of Multi-Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) for a post-facto approval of the foreign investment made by Alexandra Mauritius Ltd prior to the period when FDI in commodity exchanges was brought under approval route.