Free Press Journal
  • Nothing illegal in LEDs’ at Marine Drive: Civic chief

    Mumbai : Politics over installation of LED lights at Marine Drive has come to another level as civic chief Sitaram Kunte finally spoke on the issue and told the civic general body that there is nothing irregular in the project and everything in the future too will be according to the law.

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    Facebook’s new feature to aid suicide prevention

    Washington : Facebook is rolling out a new feature for suicide prevention that allows users to report suicidal posts on the social networking site and also contact a helpline or another friend for guidance, reports PTI.

  • Sneak Peek

    It’s known that filmmaker Kunal Kohli and TV actress Jennifer Winget would soon be seen on the big screen romancing each other in the upcoming film ‘Phir Se’! So here are some exclusive pictures from the location set of the film wherein Kunal Kohli and Jennifer Winget look great together and their sizzling chemistry is obvious as the two romance each other in the busy streets of London.

  • South Korea decriminalises adultery, condom shares soar

    It was the fifth time the apex court had considered the  constitutional legality of the legislation which had made South Korea one of the few non-Muslim countries to regard marital infidelity as a criminal act (more…)

  • Isha Koppikar believes in preparing for the worst

    With the growing number of atrocities on women, actress Isha Koppikar has decided to take an initiative and help girls to defend themselves in a hand-to-hand combat. “Given girls are generally the ‘weaker’ sex as they are often called, a Korean form of martial arts called Hapiko is extremely efficient form of combat that requires minimum strength and yet, is very effective in defending against any sort of attack,” quipped the actress

  • Either way, govt will lose ground

    Parliament is not proving to be very easy for the government. As expected, even if the grand platform convinces leaders of their omnipotency, the two Houses of Parliament are expected to be the reality check that brings governments and leaders on to the ground. So it is interesting, and reassuring to see that despite the drubbing it got in the Lok Sabha elections last year, the Opposition has not lost its verve.

  • Global recession severely hits Himachal’s heliskiing business

    Manali : The global financial meltdown and uncertainty has severely hit the heliskiing industry in this picturesque tourist resort in Himachal Pradesh, known for powder skiing. This winter, a majority of skiers from Europe and Russia cancelled their bookings.

  • TPG buys stake in Manipal Health for Rs 900 crore

    New Delhi : US private investment fund TPG has picked up a significant minority stake in Manipal Health Enterprises for Rs 900 crore. TPG Capital’s head of India Puneet Bhatia said: “We are excited about working alongside MHEPL as the company strengthens its world-class network of hospitals and progresses towards its strategic ambition of expanding its footprint in India.” Manipal Group CEO and MD Ranjan Pai said: “This is a significant foreign investment

  • Now, book your ticket 4 months in advance

    New Delhi: Now you will be able to book your rail ticket four months in advance instead of two months, at present. This is expected to check the rising menace of touts.

  • Power tariffs likely to rise

    New Delhi : Electricity tariffs may rise as Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu increased freight rates for coal by 6.3 per cent, which would increase transportation cost for power producers.

  • Three Central Asian men arrested for threatening attacks in America

    New York : Three Central Asian men have been arrested here on charges of conspiring to provide material support to ISIS, with two of them threatening to carry out attacks within the US and against the American President. Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev (24), Akhror Saidakhmetov (19) and Abror Habibov (30) each face a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison if convicted.

  • Skeletal remains found in nullah

    Bhayandar : Tense moments were witnessed in the Shirdi Nagar area of Bhayandar (east) when the skeletal remains of an unidentified person wrapped in a cloth were found dumped inside a nullah near the municipal garden on Thursday.

  • SBI gets nod to raise Rs 15k cr

    New Delhi : State Bank of India (SBI) received shareholders’ approval for raising Rs 15,000 crore through a public offer, including a rights issue, to fund business and meet global capital adequacy norms. Public issue, it said, would include follow on public offer or rights issue or private placement including QIP, ADR, GDR or any other mode decided by the board. Shares of the country’s largest lender closed at Rs 289.55 per unit.

  • Suicide attack on Turkish embassy van claims two

    Kabul : A Taliban suicide attack targeting a Turkish diplomatic vehicle killed two people in Kabul today, highlighting the fragile security situation as the Afghan government presses for peace talks with the militants.

  • First American Sikh superhero who loves Elvis

    Washington : There’s a new superhero in town and he doesn’t sport a cape, mask or wear embarrassing tights. He wears a turban and he fights the Taliban and is a huge Elvis fan, reports IANS.

  • A good housekeeper’s Rail Budget

    It is a pragmatic Rail Budget. Period. No frills. No attempt to seek cheap popularity by announcing new trains or new schemes meant for one or the other section of rail users. The annual Budget of the largest public employer in the country is informed by thorough professionalism. It is a professional manager’s budget. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu truly lived up to his reputation as a no-nonsense minister who has no use