Free Press Journal
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    Lightning kills 6 labourers in Chandrapur

    Nagpur: Six farm labourers were killed and four others injured when lightning struck them at a village in Chandrapur district, police said today. The labourers were engaged in sowing work at a farm in Wadgaon village under Koparna taluka of the district when lightning struck them last evening, Range police said.

  • Dick Costolo

    CEO of Twitter Dick Costolo calls it quits

    New York: Twitter’s chief executive officer (CEO) Dick Costolo has decided to step down in July, the company’s top brass announced. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, chairman of the board and first CEO, will fill the gap as interim CEO when Costolo relinquishes the top post on July 1.  Costolo, who will remain on Twitter’s board of directors, repeatedly characterized the departure as his call, in a briefing with shareholders on June 11.

  • Anandiben Patel

    Anandiben launches educational initiatives in Narmada district

    Vadodara: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today launched four initiatives as part of the 13th ‘Shala Praveshotsav’ for tribals and rural populace with a view to ensure cent per cent school enrolment of students from two villages of Kherpada and Vaviyala in neighbouring Narmada district.

  • Release funds for salary of EDMC employees: HC to Delhi govt

    New Delhi: Warning of a health epidemic, Delhi High Court today directed the city government to ensure immediate release of funds to East Delhi Municpal Corporation to pay dues to employees for May and observed that sanitation workers cannot be expected to work without salaries.

  • Malaysia Airline

    Malaysia Airlines plane makes emergency landing

    Melbourne: A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet on Friday made an emergency landing at an airport in Australia’s Melbourne city after a false alert about an engine fire.  A cockpit warning light in the Airbus A330, which had only just taken off en route to Kuala Lumpur, lit up and forced the pilots to turn back and make an emergency landing, The Age daily reported.  The plane – MH148 – landed amid the

  • najeeb-jung

    Delhi civic bodies to get Rs.493 crore to pay salaries: Jung

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday ordered the release of Rs.493 crore to the municipal corporations in the national capital to facilitate payment of salaries to sanitation workers who have not been paid for the past two months.

  • Assamese jewellery designer promotes traditional ornaments

    Guwahati: Twenty five-year-old Utpal Bania is a successful jewellery designer from Nagaon, Assam, who gave up his career as an aeronautical engineer to design traditional Assamese jewellery.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Pune Metro to have both underground, elevated corridors: Devendra fadnavis

    Pune: The proposed project for the Pune Metro will be a “mixed one” with both underground and elevated corridors, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said. Putting to rest the debate in the light of calls by some city NGOs for exclusively underground corridors for the Metro, Fadnavis said a rigid stand was not advisable as the project should be “feasible and economically sustainable”. “The Metro will have mixed — underground and elevated — corridors and

  • Sharad Pawar

    Vijay Patil urges Sharad Pawar not to contest for MCA President post

    Mumbai: With two days left for withdrawal of nominations for the Mumbai Cricket Association polls, one of the contestants Vijay Patil, has appealed to incumbent MCA and NCP chief Sharad Pawar to withdraw from the contest. “I have great respect for Sharad Pawar, who has held important positions in political and public life, but the time is upon him to bless my group (Cricket First),” said the outgoing vice president Patil while addressing the 330-odd

  • Rape case

    Woman raped by father-in-law

    Bahraich (UP): A 25-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her father-in-law in Fakharpur area here, police said today. According to a complaint lodged by the victim, her father-in-law, 65, raped her repeatedly for the past few months, they said. The woman, whose husband lives in Mumbai, yesterday approached District Magistrate Abhay Kumar, on whose directives an FIR was registered against the accused, who is absconding. The matter is being investigated, police said.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal has lost moral right to govern, should quit: AAP splinter grp

    Pune : As AAP grapples with controversy over allegations against its MLAs, its splinter group Swaraj Abhiyan has called for the resignation of party chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying he has lost the “moral right” to govern. Maruti Bhapkar, a founder member of the Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan-led Swaraj Abhiyan in Maharashtra, charged that the controversies involving AAP MLAs and former Delhi Law Ministers Jitender Singh Tomar and Somnath Bharti have shown

  • Jitender Singh Tomar

    ‘Upset’ Arvind Kejriwal contemplating expelling Jitender Singh Tomar from party

    New Delhi: “Upset” with Jitender Singh Tomar who has been arrested in fake degree case, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is understood to be contemplating withdrawing his legal aide HS Phoolka and even expelling the former Law Minister from Aam Aadmi Party. Two senior party leaders indicated that Tomar could face expulsion from AAP as there is a feeling in the top leadership that he had “misled” them on the issue.

  • Janhavi Gadkar

    4 times more alcohol than permissible limit in lawyer’s blood: cops

    Mumbai: The alcohol level in the blood of corporate lawyer Janhavi Gadkar, who allegedly rammed her car into a taxi killing two persons on Eastern Freeway here, was about four times more than the permissible limit. “Preliminary reports have suggested that the lawyer had an intake of alcohol four times than the permissible limits,” a police source said quoting initial forensic report which confirms that the 35-year-old lawyer was heavily drunk at the time

  • 4G Reliance

    Reliance to invest Rs 2-lakh cr in oil biz; 4G launch by Dec: Mukesh Ambani

    Mumbai: Reliance Industries will begin commercial operations of its much-awaited 4G telecom services by December, while it plans to complete projects worth over Rs 2 lakh crore in the core oil and petrochemical businesses over the next 12-18 months, Chairman Mukesh Ambani said today. Looking to reap full benefits of these investments from the financial year 2016-17 onwards, Ambani said RIL would have a unique portfolio of globally competitive petrochemical and refining business with a

  • Sensex

    Sensex up 59 points; oil and gas stocks gain

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was on Friday trading 59.26 points or 0.22 percent up during the post-noon session.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading in the green — 16.50 points or 0.21 percent up at 79,81.85 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,340.32 points, was trading at 26,430.24 points

  • Murali Vijay

    Murali Vijay strikes hundreds, Bangladesh spinners impress

    Fatullah: Murali Vijay’s patient hundred helped India move along smoothly to 398 for three even as a rejuvenated Bangladesh spin force impressed in the first session on the third third day of the rain-hit one-off cricket Test here today.

  • India, Bangladesh

    India 398/3 at lunch on day 3

    Fatullah: India were 398 for three in their first innings at lunch on day three of the one-off cricket Test against Bangladesh at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, here today. India had ended the day one at 239 for no loss while the second day’s play was washed out.

  • Mukesh Ambani

    Mukesh Ambani seeks early revision of gas prices

    Mumbai: Reliance Industries on Friday sought an early revision of gas prices and urged the government to quickly resolve what it termed as “legacy issues” over its production-sharing contracts for discovered hydrocarbon. Pointing out that Reliance Industries was a pioneer in deep-water production of oil and gas, chairman Mukesh Ambani told shareholders here that the company was trying hard to raise output from the challenging areas in the Krishna-Godavari basin, but the returns

  • Sepp Blatter

    Sepp Blatter says no to stand down call from European Parliament

    Johannesburg : Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter has rejected the European Parliament’s call to stand down from his post immediately. A FIFA spokesperson said the organisation was perplexed by the European Parliament’s resolution. It was well known, following his re-election, that the FIFA president already decided to lay down his mandate at an extraordinary elective Congress, Sport24 has reported. The European Parliament had earlier called on Blatter to step down and allow someone else

  • Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

    Mufti to inaugurate annual Ladakh festival today

    New Delhi : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed will inaugurate the three-day annual festival of Ladakh, Singhey Khababs Sindhu on Friday. The festival, which is celebrated on the banks of the Indus River, gives different glimpses of Ladakh, its local traditions and culture. The celebrations were first held in 2001 to promote Ladakh as a tourist destination.