Free Press Journal
  • Lenders get Bombay HC Goa bench nod to start action on Kingfisher Air

    Mumbai : The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court allowed State Bank of India-led lenders to initiate action against Kingfisher Airlines Ltd by approaching a magisterial court for permission to take possession of the ‘Kingfisher Villa’ in Goa.

  • Sisters kidnapped, gang raped

    Two sisters, who were allegedly kidnapped from the city around a week ago, have been found in Hathras district in a semi-conscious state, with their family claiming that the they had been raped by the abductors. The girls, aged 20 and 23, were allegedly abducted on July 10, when they were returning from their college in Delhi Gate locality here, police said. Their father had filed a case of kidnapping with the

  • Sunil Gavaskar

    SC relieves Gavaskar as interim BCCI chief

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court relieved Sunil Gavaskar as the interim president of BCCI in charge of IPL 2014 and said that he was free to take up any assignment.

  • Cop’s daughter loses sight in acid attack

    A teenage girl was seriously injured when some unidentified motorcycle-borne youths threw acid on her, police said on Friday. The 17-year-old victim, daughter of a police head constable, was seriously injured

  • Will try our best, say MARY KOM makers

    It’s known that Hindi films are not being shown since a few years in Manipur due to threats by some militant outfits. But the makers of ‘Mary Kom’, a biopic based on boxer M.C. Mary Kom’s life, have said that they will try their best to release the movie in the Olympic bronze medallist’s home state.

  • Shiv Sena against land for Sharad Pawar-led institute

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday objected to Maharashtra Cabinet’s recent decision to give 36 hectares of land in Pune district to Sharad Pawar-led Vasantdada Sugar Institute (VSI) for sugarcane research on a 30-year lease at Re one. “Please let us know the criterion for making the allotment,” Sena spokesperson Neelam Gorhe said. “There should be transparency while making such allotments,” said the Sena leader, who also hails

  • Lucky escape for Scottish couple

    A Scottish couple “loyal” to Malaysia Airlines escaped by the skin of their teeth when they were told that there were no seats available on flight MH17 to Kuala Lumpur, and were forced to switch to another airline.  Barry Sim and his wife Izzy, along with their child, were keen to take flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur as they always preferred to fly Malaysia Airlines.

  • Tourists on Goa beaches to be under CCTV surveillance

    Panaji : Tourists visiting Goa will have a CCTV camera monitoring their movements once they venture on to major beaches in the state, a senior Tourism Department official said here on Friday.

  • Adani and Posco to build rail line in Oz

    New Delhi : Adani Group company, Adani Mining and Posco E&C, an arm of South Korea’s Posco, signed an agreement to develop a rail line to the Galilee Basin coal reserves in Queensland. The agreement gives exclusive rights to Posco E&C to be the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contractor for the 388 km greenfield standard gauge rail. “It will provide vital opportunities for Australian Infrastructure development and contribute

  • Air India, Jet Airways to shun Ukrainian airspace

    New Delhi : India’s civil aviation ministry on Friday said Air India – which resumed its flights to Moscow after over a decade – and Jet Airways will immediately change their flight paths to avoid the conflict zone of Ukraine. Both the Indian carriers, which have daily fights to Europe and the US, will now take longer routes to their destinations.

  • Odisha’s most wanted Maoist Panda nabbed

    Bhubaneswar : Odisha’s most wanted Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda was arrested on Friday in the state’s Ganjam district. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik congratulated the police and reiterated his appeal to the rebels to shun violence, reports IANS.

  • Dreams in Debris: Corpses, body parts strewn around crash site in Ukraine

    Rozsypne, Ukraine : Off duty coal miners joined the search efforts on early Friday morning in fields near the rebel-held village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, about 40 km from the Russian border, where fighting has raged for months.

  • Badal effect: Centre asks Guv of Haryana to withdraw assent

    New Delhi : After protests from Punjab, the Centre on Friday asked the Haryana Governor to withdraw the assent granted to a Bill aiming to create a separate Sikh Gurdwara management Committee, saying the state assembly did not have legal authority to enact such a law and it was thus ‘void’, reports

  • SC agrees to examine issues arising out AI-IA merger

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday decided to hear the cross-appeals filed by Air India Management and workers union against the order of the Bombay High Court which dealt with various contentious issues arising out of the Justice Dharmadhikari report on the merger of the erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India.

  • Figurehead must cut a fine figure

    There might have been less of a furore over changing governors if it hadn’t been for the residuary British tradition that something of the divine right of kings percolated down through the viceroy to governors, district commissioners and even sub-divisional officers. Except that there is a President instead of viceroy, the chain of command seems unchanged. The governor is sacrosanct. It seems incredible that a mere Prime Minister