Free Press Journal
  • Indians at the centre of H-1B visa debate

    Washington : Indian H-1B visa holders are at the centre of a raging debate over the usage of the temporary visas after 250 employees of Walt Disney were replaced by Indian immigrants as part of a reorganisation plan of the entertainment conglomerate, reports IANS.

  • Poster row: Protester killed in Jammu police firing

    Jammu : A protester was killed and over a dozen others injured on Thursday in a clash between security forces and a group of Sikhs who blocked roads here against removal of a poster with a picture of late militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale. The incident sparked off more protests in the city and authorities called in the army to carry out a flag march.

  • Bank issues notice to royal family of Rajkot

    Ahmedabad/Rajkot : HDFC Bank on Thursday issued a recovery notice to the scion of the erstwhile royal state of Rajkot — businessman Mandhatasinh Jadeja and his father and former state minister Manoharsinh Jadeja, for failing to pay an outstanding loan of Rs 4.61 crore. The notice was issued in a local newspaper of Rajkot today by HDFC Bank’s Bodakdev branch in Ahmedabad.

  • Nepal also bans import, sale of Maggi noodles

    Kathmandu : The Nepal government has decided to impose a ban on importing and selling of Indian noodle brand, Maggi, in its market for an undefined period.

  • HC extends custody of cops embroiled in Patankar case

    Mumbai: The special court for Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act cases here on Thursday extended the police custody of five policemen, arrested for connections with drug peddler Shashikala alias Baby Patankar, till June 8.

  • World is watching India, and Narendra Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent comments in an interview to a news agency where he unequivocally said that there was no room for hate speech or violence (on religious grounds) is a welcome step indeed. Welcome not just because of the sentiments expressed – after all one expects a Prime Minister of a secular country to reiterate the constitutional provision – but also in the context of the climate in this country.

  • Developer caught redirecting water from MBMC pipeline

    Bhayandar : At a time when the twin city of Mira-Bhayandar is reeling under an acute water crisis, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) stumbled upon a rather ingenious way adopted by a developer to mint money by illegally selling municipal water through private tankers.

  • Kangana Ranaut leads the pack

    Weeks after the release of her film Kangana Ranaut is being praised to the skies by the critics and the audience. The actress seems to be on a record breaking spree these days.

  • Wife let go hubby to save his life

    Jianli : A Chinese man survived the devastating cruise ship accident in Yangtze River after his wife, trapped in a cabin, asked him to leave her just moments before the ship carrying 456 people capsized.

  • Here comes the world’s first digital drug

    Washington : Do you have the Monday blues? Does your friend’s Facebook messages irritate you? Chill! Here comes a wearable device that helps you swing your mood, reports IANS.

  • Ashram attack case: Fadnavis orders inquiry

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday ordered an inquiry into the alleged ransacking of an ashram of a spiritual leader at Ingaon village by a mob led by an NCP corporator, which also looted Rs 1 lakh.
    “I have ordered an inquiry,” Fadnavis said.
    The incident took place on Tuesday night when the mob of around 20-25 persons, led by NCP corporator Ashish Damle, attacked the ashram of Ratnakar Maharaj and damaged

  • Under-water smuggling tests BSF nerves

    The 12-km riverine stretch in this West Bengal district along the Indo-Bangla border has earned notoriety for being the hub of an ‘under-water’ mode of smuggling of spices and eatables between people of the two countries.

  • “Prabhudheva helped whenever we got stuck”

    Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of “ABCD 2”, says whenever the film’s cast got stuck in a dance sequence, actor-director and dancer par excellence Prabhudheva came to their rescue.

  • Cong doing politics over river projects very sad, says Bharti

    New Delhi : Asking Congress to desist from doing politics on projects for cleaning Ganga and river interlinking, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Thursday offered to make presentations to party chief Sonia Gandhi and other opposition leaders to explain the ground realities.

  • Pope’s rebel advisors break Vatican code of silence

    Vatican City  : External experts brought in by Pope Francis to help tackle the tiny city state’s ills are answering the papal call for openness — and infuriating some Holy See stalwarts in the process, reports AFP.

  • Soon, a blood test to detect lung cancer

    New York : Scientists at The Wistar Institute in the US have found a protein in the blood that appears to be more accurate at detecting lung cancer than currently available methods used for screening, says IANS.

  • Lalu Prasad Yadav has lost political direction

    Bihar, despite elections now scheduled for September, remains in a state of confusion, placed there yet again by Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. In characteristic style the RJD leader likes to break, rather than mend, and no sooner had the possibility of merger of Janata parivar constituents gained ground, that he had to turn it topsy turvy.

  • Don’t loiter around: K’taka govt asks women

    Bengaluru : The Karnataka Legislature Secretariat has kicked up a controversy with a circular directing women staffers not to ‘unnecessarily’ loiter around and employees not to speak loudly on mobile phones, evoking sharp criticism over the ‘sexist diktat’.

  • At least 24 dead in new fighting in Ukraine

    Kiev : At least 24 people have died in renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine, the warring sides said, as Russia and Ukraine accused each other of seeking to torpedo a tenuous peace deal.