Free Press Journal
  • Gaza bloodbath continues; diplomats scramble for ceasefire

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Bloodbath in Gaza continued unabated today with Israel and Hamas refusing to back down in the conflict that has killed over 660 Palestinians and 31 Israelis, even as US Secretary of State John Kerry said his ceasefire negotiations in Jerusalem were making progress.

  • HC agrees to hear PIL to declare BCCI as national sports body

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today said it can still hear the PIL seeking to declare BCCI a national sports body as the apex court is only dealing with the IPL spot-fixing allegations and related subsequent probe.

  • HC tells Centre to appoint panel to decide Mumbai Metro fares

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked the Central Government to ensure that a fare fixation committee (FFC) was appointed quickly so that ticket rates for Mumbai Metro were decided latest by September 30.

  • HC seeks govt’s reply on plea to prosecute Kejriwal & Bharti

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today sought response from the Centre and city government on a plea over the issue of grant of sanction to prosecute former Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Law Minister Somnath Bharti for alleged “anarchy” created by their party in January this year during a protest against actions of certain police officials.

  • SC drops 24-year old contempt proceedings against Arun Shourie

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dropped 24-year old contempt proceedings against veteran journalist Arun Shourie for writing in 1990 against its then sitting judge who was heading a Commission appointed to probe into acts of omissions and commissions against former Karnataka Chief Minister Ramakrishna Hegde.

  • India rescues 58 more nurses from troubled Iraq

    New Delhi: Days after rescuing 46 nurses who were in the control of Sunni jihadists in Tikrit, India has rescued 58 more nurses from violence-hit Iraq in an “extremely difficult” operation, an official said Wednesday.

  • Salman Khan in Kick

    With widest release, Salman’s ‘Kick’ to hit over 5,000 screens

    Mumbai: Superstar Salman Khan’s “Kick” is set to kick up a storm. The action thriller will hit over 5,000 screens in India Friday as well as 42 other countries including non-traditional markets like France, Germany, Morocco and Maldives.

  • BJP decries Telangana honour for Sania Mirza

    Hyderabad: The BJP Wednesday criticised Telangana for appointing tennis star Sania Mirza its brand ambassador and giving her a grant, saying she is a non-local and “daughter-in-law” of Pakistan.

  • First engineering college for women gets AICTE nod: Irani

    New Delhi: An engineering college exclusively for women to be set up in Maharashtra has got approval from the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani said Wednesday.

  • Italy’s cruise ship wreck begins final voyage

    Giglio Island (Italy): Italy’s once-luxurious Costa Concordia cruise ship embarked on its last voyage today, as tug boats began towing it from island wreck site to scrapyard grave in one of the biggest salvage operations in maritime history.

  • State govt doesn’t want Maha Sadan incident to blow up

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government was concerned over the incident at New Maharashtra Sadan where a Shiv Sena MP was caught on video forcing a fasting Muslim employee to eat a chapati, but did not want it to acquire a communal colour in “an election year”, a senior minister said.

  • 26/11 trial in Pakistan adjourned for seventh time in a row

    Lahore: For the seventh time in a row, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying the seven accused in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case adjourned the hearing today till September 3 as the judge has gone on a summer vacation.

  • UN warns of possible Israeli war crimes in Gaza

    Geneva/Jerusalem: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Wednesday warned that Israeli military attacks on Gaza could constitute a war crime, as the death toll in Israel’s two-week offensive on the Palestinian enclave rose to over 650, mostly civilians.

  • gold

    Gold ends sluggish amid weak global cues; silver rebounds

    Mumbai: Gold prices eased further an otherwise listless session at the bullion market here today amid subdued stockists demand as well as lack of retail buying interest at exiting levels.