Free Press Journal
  • Muslim devotees observe Shab-e-Barat peacefully

    Mumbai : Elaborate security arrangements were made around mosques, dargahs and cemeteries across the city, as Muslims observed Shab-e- Barat on Monday night.

  • Two more senior executives exit SpiceJet

    New Delhi: Two more senior officials have resigned from SpiceJet, taking the total number “highly paid” executives exiting from the airline to seven since January, when Ajay Singh took control of the carrier.  Sandeep Verma and V K Khosla stepped down last Friday, sources said.  While Verma was heading the operations and was associated with SpiceJet since 2005, Khosla was head of flight safety.

  • Bijoya, Satyajit Ray’s inspiration is dead

    Kolkata :  Film maestro Satyajit Ray’s widow Bijoya Ray, a lifelong inspiration for the master, died at a private nursing home here on Tuesday following an acute pneumonia attack, a nursing home spokesman said. Bijoya Ray, 98, left behind her filmmaker son Sandip, daughter-in-law Lalita and grandson Souradeep.”She was admitted to our nursing home on Saturday noon following an acute pneumonia attack. She was under the treatment of physician Swapan Pal. She

  • Restructuring incomplete without Dravid: Jagmohan Dalmiya

    New Delhi : BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya on Tuesday reiterated that former India captain Rahul Dravid is very much in the board’s scheme of things and the country’s cricket would be ‘incomplete’ without the star batsman’s contribution.

  • Now, Push For Vedic Maths In Schools

    NEW DELHI : An RSS-backed Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas has pressed for introduction of Vedic mathematics in schools. It has already prepared a syllabus for classes I to XII weaving the Vedic mathematics into the current curriculum for inclusion by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) its new school curriculum.

  • Rate cut front loaded; eyes now on data for clarity

    In his second bi-monthly policy statement, Governor Rajan has shown pragmatism by reducing the policy repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.25 per cent. The guiding factors for such a reduction include: reduction  of lending rates by banks as a sequel to past policy rate cuts; evolvement of  Inflation along with the projected path of RBI; moderate impact of unseasonal rains; subdued increase in administered prices; and push back of  the

  • Sena ‘blesses’ Muslim MBA who was denied job!

    Mumbai : The Shiv Sena showered its ‘blessings’ on Zeeshan Ali Khan, a Muslim MBA who was recently refused a job in a well-known diamond export company but now absorbed by the Adani Group in Mumbai. “If something like this had happened, it is condemnable in the strongest terms… The boy was refused a job on grounds of religion, but now he has got an even bigger offer from Adani Group, and he

  • Ragging ruled out in athletes’ suicide bid

    Alappuzha (Kerala) : A preliminary police probe into the suicide attempt by four young women athletes in Kerala has ruled out their alleged ragging, sources said.

  • Tina works for Govinda’s daughter

    Even as the motion poster of upcoming film, ‘Second Hand Husband’ produced by GB Entertainment has been released, one cannot help but wonder if there really is more to a name than we generally give credit for…

  • Here’s what you’ll lose by upgrading to Windows 10

    Washington : Microsoft has left no stone unturned to publicise Windows 10 and has even gone to the extent of offering existing Windows 7 and 8.1 users free upgrades. However, it has chosen to be a bit quiet while listing the limitations of its upcoming operating software, reports ANI.

  • Saheb, Kundali triumph

    Mumbai : Boys fourth seed Saheb Sodhi and girls top seed Kundali Majgaine fashioned exciting victories to triumph in the Matunga Gymkhana Under-12 State Level Talent Series Tennis Tournament, organised by Grand Slam Tennis Academy.

  • Chopper crashes in quake-hit Nepal; Dutch woman among 4 killed

    Kathmandu : At least four persons, including a Dutch woman, were killed when their helicopter crashed while returning after distributing relief materials to earthquake victims in Nepal’s mountainous region. Police said the chopper of Kathmandu-based Mountain Helicopters, which was returning from Dolakha, came down at Shila Parbat forest area in Sindhupalchok district, which borders Tibet. Bodies of three Nepalese and a Dutch woman were recovered by a soldier from Gorakh Bahadur Battalion.

  • Govt: RIL to produce 23 mmscmd in D6

    New Delhi:  Reliance Industries will produce 23 million standard cubic meters per day of more gas from five discoveries in the flagging KG-D6 block by 2016-17, the Oil Ministry said in its latest annual report.  The Ministry said 10 mmscmd gas will come from four satellite fields of D-2, D-6, D-19 and D-22 in the eastern offshore Krishna Godavari basin block KG-D6 and another 13 mmscmd from D-34 discovery.  RIL and its

  • It’s a family passion

    After elder brother Mimoh Chakraborty, it is now the turn of the younger Namashi Chakraborty to follow in the footsteps of their famous dad, Mithun. The youngster made his foray into Bollywood as an assistant director with ‘Ishqedarriyaan’.

  • Twitter useful for gathering information on epidemics

    New York : The world had come to know of the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa last year much before the official announcement thanks to Twitter, a new study says, reports IANS.

  • West Zone team celebrates after their win over East Zone in their final outing at the Motera stadium on Tuesday.

    Unconquered West Zone clinch cricket title

    Ahmedabad : West Zone regained the J.K. Bose Trophy after a gap of four years by remaining unbeaten in the T20 round-robin league held as part of the 38th National convention of the Sports Journalists’ Federation of India in Motera.

  • Villagers demand shifting of dump yard from Uttan

    Bhayandar : Hacked off with the unbearable stench emanating from the solid waste plant in Dhavgi village, Uttan, and following the callous attitude of officials towards health hazard it poses, the locals approached the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and demanded swift action against the unscientific and unregulated disposal of solid waste.