Free Press Journal
  • Divorce Case

    Man asked to pay Rs 20K monthly alimony to estranged wife

    New Delhi: A Rajasthan-based businessman has been directed by a Delhi court to pay a monthly maintenance of Rs 20,000 to his estranged wife who had alleged torture and harassment by her husband and in-laws. Metropolitan Magistrate Mona Tardi Kerketta said it was proved that the man, a resident of Bayawer in Rajastan, was not disclosing his actual employment and income and an adverse inference was required to be drawn against him.

  • HC asks Adarsh society to submit list of members in defence

    Mumbai:The Bombay High Court today directed the scam-tainted Adarsh society to submit a list of its members who are or were in defence services. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice A K Menon was hearing a bunch of petitions related to the Adarsh housing society scam.

  • Arun Jaitley

    PSU bank recapitalisation in 3 to 6 months: Arun Jaitley

    New York: The government will infuse capital in public sector banks in the next three to six months, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at Citi event here. Jaitley has earmarked Rs 7,940 crore in the Budget for recapitalisation of PSU banks during the current fiscal.

  • Dunga, Brazil

    Brazil wary of ‘strong team’ Paraguay: Coach Dunga

    Santiago: Brazil coach Dunga has hailed Paraguay as a “strong team” as he turned his attention towards his team’s Copa America quarter-final opponents following a 2-1 win over Venezuela in the final round of Group C matches. Defender Thiago Silva and forward Roberto Firmino netted for the 2014 World Cup hosts to open up a commanding lead before forward Miku pulled a late goal back for Venezuela on Sunday. Brazil held on to

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni offers to step down, former stars oppose move

    Mirpur/New Delhi: Under attack for India’s shock defeat in the ODI series against Bangladesh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has offered to step down from captaincy but several former players expressed their opposition against such a move. Hours after India’s series defeat, Dhoni had said at the post match press conference that he was willing to step down as captain and contribute as a player if it guaranteed success for Indian cricket. “I am really enjoying my cricket…

  • Former Tata director honoured by Queen Elizabeth II

    London: Former UK-based Managing Director of Tata Limited, SA Hasan has been appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as an honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to the country’s economy.

  • Assocham asks govt to introduce ‘freight village’ concept

    New Delhi: Industry body Assocham today asked the government to introduce ‘freight village’ concept in India on the lines of Europe to give boost to logistic sector. Freight villages are logistic concentration points developed at strategic locations to provide various activities such as warehousing, packing, re-packing, break-bulk centre, and truck parking.

  • Sardar Singh

    India are not mere tourists at HWL, says Indian captain Sardar Singh

    Antwerp (Belgium): His side might have already booked their place in next year’s Rio Olympics, but India captain Sardar Singh asserted that they are not mere tourists here and have a lot to play for in the ongoing Hockey World League Semifinals. There is little at stake for the Indian team in the current tournament, despite their assured spots in the 2016 Olympic Games as well as the World League Finals later in the year.

  • High Heels

    High heels may be to blame for painful foot condition

    London: Wearing high heels may put women at risk of Morton’s neuroma, a painful foot condition which is often described by sufferers as ‘walking on razor blades’, scientists say. The number of people suffering from Morton’s neuroma has more than doubled in the past ten years in the UK, and high heels can be held responsible, researchers said. Four times as many women as men in UK were admitted to hospital with the condition last

  • sensex down

    Sensex provisionally closes with gains of 414 points 

    Mumbai: Continuing on an upward trajectory, a benchmark index of the Indian equities market, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), provisionally ended the day’s trade with gains of 414 points on Monday.

  • Smriti Irani

    App soon for free download of NCERT books: Irani

    New Delhi: Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on Monday announced that soon a mobile application would be launched to enable students to download all NCERT textbooks for free.

  • Jejomar Binay

    Philippines leader Jejomar Binay quits after sleaze stink

    Manila: Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay has resigned from his post after corruption charges were hurled against him, an official said on Monday.  Binay quit as chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council and as Presidential Advisor on Overseas Filipino Workers’ Concern, Xinhua reported.  Joey Salgado, Binay’s media affairs chief, said the vice president tendered “his irrevocable resignation from the cabinet effective immediately”. Binay is facing corruption allegations for alleged

  • Delhi

    400 Million Headed To Cash-Strapped Cities

    While local governments in China get 25% of total public revenue, it is only 3% in India, indicating the parlous state of finances in India’s burgeoning towns and cities. The annual growth in the urban population of India between 2010 and 2015 was 1.1% – the highest among major economies, according to World Urbanisation Prospects 2014.

  • hand-murder

    JFA condemns journalist killing

    Guwahati: The Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed “utter dismay at the repeated incidents of murder of scribes in the country” and urged the media fraternity to be united for the cause of justice to all the slain journalists.

  • Rahul Gandhi’s concern for farmers a political stunt: Badal

    Muktsar: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today said the “sudden” concern of Rahul Gandhi for farmers was merely a “political stunt” as he blamed the Congress party and Gandhi family for farmers’ plight across the country. “The long spell of Congress party’s misrule under Gandhi family had broken the backbone of the farmers,” he said, adding, farmers have been ruined by regressive policies of the party.

  • Karachi, heatwave

    207 heatwave deaths in Karachi

    Islamabad: At least 207 people have died over the weekend in Pakistan’s port-city of Karachi following a heatwave that has gripped Sindh province during the last three days, media reported on Monday.  Seven people lost their lives on Monday, Dawn quoted Imran Samdani, medical superintendent of Abbasi Shaheed Hospital as saying. The deaths were said to have occurred due to heat and gastro-related problems.  Earlier, it was reported that 30 people died

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama in first presidential podcast: US not cured of racism

    Washington: President Barack Obama says the United States has not overcome its history of racism and is using the N-word to make his case. In an interview, Obama weighed in on the debate over race and guns that has erupted after the arrest of a white man for the racially motivated shooting deaths of nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina. “Racism, we are not cured of it,” Obama said. “And it’s not just a

  • Emirates airline

    Emirates confirms rat caused flight cancellation

    Dubai: Emirates airline has confirmed that a flight from Britain to Dubai on June 15, was cancelled because of the presence of a rat on the aircraft, media reported on Monday.  Emirates airline Flight EX038 was prepared for take-off from Britain’s Birmingham city to Dubai when the rat was spotted, after which the plane returned to the terminal, reported The National daily.  “Passengers were accommodated in hotels overnight and were re-routed on

  • Top trekking peaks of Maharashtra

    Monsoon is here and to most of us it might either be spending the day at home sipping on hot tea or heading out and enjoying the fresh showers. Every place has a story to tell as it reaches for the sky to stand out among the ordinary. Step into the wilderness, bush walking through the vibrant greens and create memories of your adventure. Pack your bags and gear up to trek across the