Free Press Journal
  • PDP leader advises party to rethink alliance with BJP

    Srinagar : Senior PDP leader Tariq Hameed Karra today termed the announced relief package for the flood-hit people of J&K as a “paltry” amount, advising his ruling party to rethink its alliance with the BJP if the Centre continues with the “same prejudiced approach towards Kashmiris.”

  • Western Railway indicators: Mumbaikars vote for change

    Mumbai : Mumbaikars using the Western Railway (WR) have opted for a change in the indicator system at the suburban railway stations. The commuters through an opinion poll undertaken by the WR have expressed that indicators should display the name of the stations on which a fast train halts. At present names of stations on which the train does not halt are being displayed.

  • PM Narendra Modi launching the 'Narendra Modi Mobile App' in New Delhi on Wednesday.

    ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’ launched by PM

    New Delhi : Stepping up his digital presence, the Prime Minister on Wednesday launched ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’ to provide instant updates and an opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from him. The Android-based application is also aimed at giving a chance to people to interact with him and share ideas and suggestions.

  • Taking fresh guard

    India look to start on clean slate in ODIs against buoyant Bangladesh (more…)

  • Chairman and Managing Director of Bandhan Bank, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh speaks at a press conference in Mumbai

    Bandhan gets bank licence; to launch ops on Aug 23

    The bank would get an infusion of Rs 500 cr from existing investors, which include IFC, SIDBI and sovereign wealth fund GIC and capital adequacy will be at 34%. The bank would do an IPO in 2018
    (more…)

  • UA plane called back to deport 2 persons to US

    New Delhi : A US-bound United Airlines’ flight from the IGI Airport here was forced to abort take-off and return to the boarding area on Saturday by the immigration authorities to take back two persons who were not allowed to enter India.

  • Cricket in rain and Virat’s loud thinking

    Kohli’s contention is that if ODIs can have a reserve day for rain-stopages , why not for Tests. On the face of it, the idea sounds interesting, but what he, perhaps, has not realised is ODIs are money-spinners that foot the Test bills. (more…)

  • Back on track

    Argentina sink Uruguay to register first win (more…)

  • Centre’s nod to ‘Housing for All’ scheme, interest relief for poor

    New Delhi : Government on Wednesday gave its approval for the launch of the ‘Housing for All by 2022’ scheme paving the way for affordable homes to the urban poor and slum dwellers at low interest rates. The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the recommendations of an Inter-Ministerial Committee to increase interest subvention to 6.50 per cent on housing loans to beneficiaries belonging to economic weaker section (EWS) including

  • 74 kg drugs worth Rs 7.4 crore seized

    Mumbai : The customs department of Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) seized 74 kg white crystalline powder from Mumbai Airport on Wed-nesday. The powder is suspec-ted to be a Methaqualone drug and is found to be of worth Rs 7.4 crore in the international market. The accused who was arrested in the case has been identified as Chambo Fatma Basil, a Tanzanian National.

  • RPI (A) threatens to quit ‘Mahayuti’

    Mumbai : The Repulican Party of India (A) would quit the ‘Mahayuti’ (grand alliance) if the senior partners continue to ignore, party president Ramdas Athawale has said.

  • Crash diets, rapid weight loss affect back

    New Delhi :  JuneCrash diets and rapid weight loss can be harmful to your health, especially the back, says an expert. Undernourished body, weak muscles: Cutting back on essential food items such as grains and fruits by following low carbohydrate diets can make you lose out on some of the vital nutrients required by the body. This type of under-nourishment affects the whole body. Muscles are not able to function properly causing them

  • BCCI open for discussion on DRS

    Kolkata : Just a couple of days after India’s Test captain Virat Kohli gave positive signals about the use of Decision Review System (DRS), the BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya clarified that board’s “stand remains same” but the Cricket Advisory Committee might take a call in future.

  • Sopore killings: Separatists’ strike hits normal life in Valley

    Srinagar : Normal life in Kashmir was affected on Wednesday due to strike call by separatists against the killing of civilians in Sopore town of Baramulla district.  Shops, business establishments and schools remained closed due to the strike called jointly by JKLF, Hurriyat Conference factions led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani; and supported by almost all separatist groups in the Valley.