Free Press Journal
  • Putin Pledges To Nail Nemtsov Killers

    Moscow : President Vladimir Putin on Saturday vowed to bring the “vile” killers of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov to justice as Western leaders and Russia’s opposition roundly condemned the drive-by shooting near the Kremlin walls, reports AFP.

  • Police Take 2 Mths To File FIR In ATM Fraud Case

    Mumbai : It took the MIDC police in Andheri two months, a written complaint, the CCTV footage of an ATM kiosk – acquired by the complainant himself – and several visits by him, to register an FIR in an ATM fraud case.

  • Leonard Nimoy, Alias Spock Of Star Trek, Passes Into Eternity

    Los Angeles  : American actor Leonard Nimoy, who played cerebral science officer Mr Spock from ‘Star Trek’, has passed away due to an end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 83. The actor died yesterday morning at his home in Bel Air, said The Hollywood Reporter. He had tweeted on January 14 that he had the lung disease.

  • After Shelar, Purohit Targets Aditya Thackeray’s Proposal On Nightlife

    Mumbai : After Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar, it is now BJP MLA Raj Purohit’s turn to oppose Aditya Thackeray’s nightlife plans. After a delegation of residents’ associations from Colaba met him to oppose the move on Thursday, Purohit has come out against  the proposal and said he would approach the CM in the matter.

  • Urdu Teacher Rapes Minor

    Mumbai : The Amboli police on Thursday arrested a 40-year-old Urdu teacher for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl at his residence in Jogeshwari. The accused had convinced the girl’s parents that he could perform some rites on her and bring her out of the ‘bad phase’ that she was going through in her life.

  • Us: Another Hindu Temple Vandalised

    Los Angeles : A Hindu temple in the US has been vandalised with several windows broken and the word “fear” painted on its wall, the second such incident in America’s Washington state this month.

  • Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Nasheed: Singed By Dragon Dreams

    Beijing’s second protest about Narendra Modi’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh must be seen in the context of Chinese strategy in South Asia. That includes setting up military bases in the Indian Ocean and wooing Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mauritius and the Maldives. The crisis involving the former Maldivian president and current Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party leader, Mohammed Nasheed, is obviously a detail of this overall thrust.

  • C. Uday Bhaskar

    Defence: Getting Down To Brass Tacks

    Traditionally, the defence allocation in the finance minister’s Budget speech on February 28 receives predictable and perfunctory mention. The minister assures the house that national security is of paramount importance and that the government will provide what is required to ensure “adequate defence preparedness” — and the amount to be allocated, which is not insignificant, is announced. A few weeks later, at the fag-end of the budget session, this allocation, now of

  • From the Editor's desk

    When The PM Spoke

    The cut-and-thrust of parliamentary debate was on full display on Friday. The Prime Minister’s reply to the motion of thanks on the President’s address to the joint session of Parliament was a masterly display of aggression and wit, coupled with an appeal to the Opposition to cooperate in the larger national interest. However, Modi made it clear that the government intended to stick by its decision to go ahead with the changes