Free Press Journal
  • Rs 101 crore bank balance attached in Speak Asia case

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate has attached over Rs 101 crore worth of bank balance in connection with its money laundering probe in the Speak Asia online marketing scam case. The central probe agency had registered a criminal case against the firm, its officials and few others in 2012 under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). “The attached assets are bank balances in the accounts held by the firm

  • Plaiting hair mark of womanhood, says Goa minister Dhavalikar

    Panaji : After kumkum (vermillion) and sarees, Goa Minister for Factories and Boilers Deepak Dhavalikar on Wednesday said plaiting of hair was once celebrated as an element of Indian women’s glory.

  • Dhoni fined for faulty number plate on his bike

    Ranchi: Team India captain MS Dhoni has been penalised for violating traffic rule during his short stay in his home town, a senior police officer said.

  • Govt’s wasteful expenditure invites criticism from Cong

    Mumbai : At a time when Maharashtra reels under a debt of about Rs 3 lakh crore, the State government has allowed all ministers, ministers of state, chief, principal and under secretaries as well as CM’s public

  • Facebook in trouble for stealing personal data

    New York : Facebook is in legal trouble over usage of personal data of its users for its facial recognition features, media reports said, reports IANS.

  • Late goal leads to India’s exit

    Malaysia : India yet again paid the price of some sloppy defending and conceded a late goal to lose 2-3 to lower-ranked Malaysia and crash out of the title race of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament on Wednesday.

  • RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has his way

    Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan did not cut interest rates on Tuesday, but he did the next best thing possible. That is, he made the big banks reduce lending rates in the light of the 50 basis points reduction he had already made in the basic rate earlier.  Following his stern advice, at least three major banks, including the State Bank of India, lowered lending rates marginally. Rajan had already

  • It is all work and no birthday for Swara

    Sometimes being a public figure is almost synonymous to not having a personal life, and Swara Bhaskar for one will certainly agree. The actress will be shooting all night for Tanu Weds Manu Returns on her birthday!

  • We threw it away again: Van Ass

    Everyone in India is expecting a medal from us in Rio. We are number nine in the world and you can see the reason why we are number nine in the world -Paul Van Ass (more…)

  • Another complaint in Adarsh case sent to CBI court

    Mumbai : Hearing a private complaint in connection with the multi-crore rupee Adarsh Housing Society scam, a local magistrate has referred it to the special CBI court.

  • Johnson awaits AB challenge

    New Delhi : After playing a crucial role in Australia’s World Cup victory, Mitchell Johnson is now training his eyes on the challenge of bowling to the fearsome AB de Villiers when Kings XI Punjab take on RCB in the eighth edition of Indian Premier League.

  • Mumbai-Goa catamaran service to be launched soon

    Panaji : Tired of booking expensive flight tickets to Goa? If the efforts of Goa’s Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and Mumbai Port Trust pan out, a cheap catamaran service may help to fuel Goa’s tourism story further. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of a media event in Panaji late Tuesday, chairman of MPT Cyril George said he had received written consent from his counterpart in the Mumbai port facility and a cheaper

  • Seriously, it’s time to clear the air

    Air pollution in India has assumed endemic proportions and brooks no complacency. With a World Health Organisation study ranking Delhi as the world’s most polluted city and identifying 13 of the world’s 20 most polluted cities as being in India, we ought to sit up and act on a war footing.

  • India gets back Category-I aviation safety ranking

    New Delhi : India’s aviation safety ranking was upgraded to Category-1 by US aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), a move that could pave the way for domestic airlines to expand their services to that country.

  • GoM recommends giving civil court powers to NCW

    New Delhi : The National Commission for Women (NCW) is set to get more teeth with a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by Arun Jaitley approving according powers of a civil court to the body.

  • 40% of flights cancelled in France amid strike

    Paris : French air traffic controllers went on strike today to demand better working and retirement conditions, prompting the cancellation of nearly half of flights across France.