Free Press Journal
  • Japan military planes entered air defence zone: China

    Beijing : China on Thursday said several Japanese aircraft entered its Air Defense Identification Zone over the East China Sea and carried out extensive reconnaissance amid increasing maritime tensions between the two countries, reports PTI.

  • Workshop | Paper cutting Workshop

    What: Pooja Ajmera presents a paper cutting workshop for children above the age group of 10. The workshop will focus on reviving this dying art and making children understand this art form, basics of papercutting and knowledge about the tools that are used for the same. Participating children will need to bring a folder or file. Fees: Rs 2000. Prior registration mandatory. Email: space118studios@gmail.com. For venue details call

  • Monkey caught in copyright war

    New York : A selfie taken by a black macaque on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi three years back has become a tug of war between Wikipedia and the photographer who claims he is the owner of the selfie, reports IANS.

  • Dalit girl abducted, gang raped

    Pilibhit (UP): A dalit girl was abducted and gang raped allegedly by four youths in Bisalpur area of the district, a senior officer said here Thursday. Additional Superintendent of Police Uday Shanker Singh said that the victim was abducted by four youths and gang raped last night, when she had gone to a doctor for treatment. On getting the information, police raided a barat ghar from where two

  • Karan Singh’s elder son to join PDP

    Srinagar: Veteran Congress leader Karan Singh’s elder son Vikramaditya Singh is set to join Jammu and Kashmir’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). “Singh will join the party tomorrow at a function to be held in Jammu,” a senior PDP leader said. Vikramaditya is the grandson of the Maharaja Hari Singh, the last dynastic ruler of Jammu and Kashmir. While Karan Singh, the last Sadr-e-Riyasat (president of the state) before the post

  • Phelps rues missed chances on his return

    Irvine (US): A botched turn ruined Michael Phelps’ first bid to qualify for his first international meet since the London Olympics, with the superstar admitting: “It stinks.”

  • BOI sponsors ‘India’s Top SME 100 Awards’

    Mumbai :  Bank of India sponsored ‘India’s Top SME 100 Awards’ second edition’ was presented recently at a glittering function held at the Maratha ITC in the august presence of Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Minister for micro, small and medium industries Kalraj Mishra.  The awards, presented by ‘India SME Forum’, are meant for recognition to high performing SMEs in India as well as connecting them to the global investors

  • East Coast Rlys’ monsoon safety steps

    Mumbai: In a bid to ensure smooth sailing during the monsoon, the East Coast Railways have taken several steps to ensure safety of passengers. The catch water drains and side drains have been cleared of silt, vegetation and other obstruction to ensure free flow of water during heavy rains. Protective and river training works have been maintained in good condition and repairs have been carried out. While the canals have been marked

  • Go Trekking | Kalsubai

    What: Nature Knights is organising a trip to Kalsubai, the highest summit in the district of Ahmednagar in Maharashtra. Here participants will get a chance to experience summit climbing, scrambling, adventure trekking and drives. Fees: Rs 1300 (inclusive of transport, breakfast and evening snacks). Prior registration mandatory. Email: asif@ natureknights.net.

  • Nude poster ‘key art’, says Aamir Khan

    Of course, Aamir Khan wasn’t stripping down with only a vintage boombox protecting his modesty, to show off that fab bod! Speaking out amidst the barrage of intrigue and ridicule that his nude look in the poster of his upcoming film PK has spawned, the actor maintains that it was not for publicity. Calling it “key art”, he says it depicts the story of the film.

  • Put to the English test, govt fails

    A group of aspirants for civil service jobs launches a protest movement because they object to some aspects of the entrance examination. The government, after nearly two months, agrees to what appears to be their main demand—doing away with the English comprehension test. This test, the agitators have claimed, is biased against those who were educated in their own mother tongues. Wise pundits come on television and rail

  • Kamal Sadanah: New Horizons

    Erstwhile actor Kamal Sadanah, who has turned director with ‘Roar – Tigers Of Sunderbans’, claims that it is a relief to put his life as an actor behind him and start something afresh.

  • Govt to cancel auction of 3 coal blocks identified earlier

    NEW DELHI: The government has decided to cancel the auction of the three coal blocks for which bids were invited in February, as issues concerning prior clearances, etc need to be revisited, Piyush Goyal, minister of state for coal and power, informed the Lok Sabha. The three blocks were Jhirki & Jhirki (West) of East Bokaro Coalfield and Tokisud-II of South Karanpura Coalfield, both in Jharkhand, and the Andal Babuisol block in

  • OP Kohli takes over as Goa Governor

    Panaji: Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli Thursday assumed the additional charge as the Governor of Goa. Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Justice Mohit Shah, administered the oath of office to Kohli in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, cabinet ministers and Leader of Opposition Pratapsingh Rane at the Raj Bhavan here. Kohli replaced Margaret Alva, who too was holding an additional charge in Goa. Earlier, Governor

  • Man held for ‘extortion’ bid

    Mumbai: A 36-year-old man from Nashik has been arrested on charge of trying to extort Rs five lakh from a real estate agent on behalf of a self-styled godwoman by giving death threats, police said on Thursday. During the preliminary probe, it was found that the accused Dharmendra Janaani wanted to implicate the godwoman as he felt that his brother lost everything because of her, police said. According

  • Order on idle MLAs welcome

    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court issued a directive, judiciously mixed with a mild snub to the union government that merits a hearty welcome. Hearing a petition by the Aam Aadmi Party, praying for an immediate dissolution of the Delhi Assembly now in a state of suspended animation, to be followed by fresh elections, a five-member Constitutional bench, tersely told the Central government to come back to it within five weeks with a