Free Press Journal
  • No nationwide ban on sale of camel milk

    New Delhi: There is no ban on the sale of camel milk in the country, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

  • Neglected Nepal gets mellow touch

    If there is one thing Nepal’s Maoists share with Nepal’s monarchists, it is that both are equally touchy about their sovereign rights. The outstanding success, therefore, of Narendra Modi’s two-day trip to the landlocked Himalayan country is that he seems to have succeeded in exorcising the spectre of Sikkim, which lies like a shadow over India’s relations with all its smaller and more vulnerable neighbours.

  • Declare Marathwada and Vidarbha drought-hit: BJP

    Mumbai : State BJP president Devendra Fadnavis urged the state government to declare Marathwada and Western Vidarbha as drought-affected regions. He was speaking at a public rally in Latur on Friday.

  • Kabaddi goes global with WKL

    London: It’s quintessentially Indian but Kabaddi is all set to make waves across three continents with the first-of-its-kind World Kabaddi League kickstarting here today as Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha will add a dash of glamour to the ambitious event.

  • Self-serving US visa fee hike

    India has raised the issue of increase in H-1B visa fees with the visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry. The fees have been increased by about US $2,250 or Rs 1.35 lacs. Most IT professionals travel to the US on these visa and will have to pay more. Indian IT companies also send large numbers of Indians to work in the US. They too will be impacted. As per one estimate,

  • BJP wooing our MLAs with money, cabinet berths: AAP

    New Delhi : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) once again accused BJP of trying to ‘buy its MLAs’ in order to form the government in Delhi, claiming that they were being offered money and ministerial berths to support the saffron outfit.

  • Anurag Basu warns against fake FB account

    The news of Anurag Basu signing Ranbir Kapoor for his next film to begin in 2015, spread like wildfire via social networking site Facebook. But, apparently the filmmaker has denied the reports. What’s more, Anurag took to Twitter on Friday to reach out to his fans calling the Facebook account on his name as fake!

  • Evelyn Sharma declines BIGG BOSS for third time

    Bigg Boss’ has to be one of the most talked about and controversial shows on Indian television. Seven seasons in the running, it has had some of the most interesting celebrities in the house – and some of the most notorious too! Contestants on this show have always generated considerable interest and curiosity.

  • Better food in premium trains from Wednesday

    New Delhi: Come August 13, passengers of all premium trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duranto will get a welcome drink of butter milk or tetrapack juice on getting on these trains and served with better food, with an alternative choice of ordering branded vegetarian or non-veg food and that too at the rates charged with their tickets.

  • America awakens

     President Obama has at long last woken up to the huge danger the marauding jihadis of the Islamic State (formerly Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) pose to the entire Middle East and further afield to the world outside. His decision to intervene in the on-going mayhem in Iraq against a few thousand Islamist mercenaries, drawn from, among others, a few western nations as well, is correct, even though it has come

  • City of flyovers and secret chambers

    While Navi Mumbaikars could rejoice the MMRDA announcement that the Mumbai Trans-Harbour Lint (MTHL), also known as the Sewree-Uran Bridge, will get a loan assistance from

  • Newsroom journalist at risk of stress disorder

    Toronto : Are you a newsroom journalist and stressed? Sanitising some disturbing images that come from public must be your priority else be ready to develop adverse psychological problems, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • Santacruz XI romp to victory

    Mumbai: Santacruz XI defeated Kentaurians SC 3-1 in a Third Division qualifying league match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League – 2014-15, played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Friday.

  • HC refuses interim nod for plying E-rickshaws

    New Delhi: E-rickshaws will remain off the roads for now with the Delhi High Court refusing Centre’s request to grant interim nod for plying them despite it filing draft guidelines for framing of rules for these vehicles.  Putting its foot down, the court said that battery-run e-rickshaws will have to comply with the law and they cannot be allowed to ply without registration, insurance and valid driving licenses of their drivers.

  • Chennai Petro posts Rs 510 cr net profit in Q1

    Chennai : Indian Oil Group company Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd (CPCL) has reported a net profit of Rs 510.11 crore for the first quarter ending June 30, 2014. The Chennai-based company had registered a net loss of Rs 377.19 crore during the same period last year, CPCL said in a BSE filing. For the financial year ending March 31, 2014, its net loss stood at Rs 303.85 crore. Total income grew to Rs 12,989.44

  • Pankaj, Sangeeta get top seedings in carrom

    Mumbai: Pankaj Pawar (Jain Irrigation Group) and Sangeeta Chandorkar (Resrve bank of India) have been top seeded in the prestigious Diamond Jubilee Maharashtra State Ranking Prize Money Carrom Tournament –  2014 will be organised as part of Diamond Jubilee Year Celebration of Maharashtra Carrom Association under the auspices of   Maharashtra Carrom Association between 14th August to 17th August 2014, held at Nico A. C. Hall, Next to Wadala  Udyog Bhavan, Naigaon Cross