Free Press Journal
  • Indian doctors in UK appeal to Modi over ‘victimisation’

    London: Indian doctors based in the UK have launched a campaign against what they describe as “victimisation” and appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the issue during his planned visit to the country later this year.

  • Chhagan Bhujbal

    Bhujbal case: Engineering and construction major under ED scanner

    Mumbai: After it registered two cases against former NCP minister Chhagan Bhujbal under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), the Enforcement Directorate will now probe the role of an engineering and construction giant which was roped in by the state government and Chamankar Enterprises for construction of the Maharashtra Sadan building in New Delhi.

  • Rakesh Maria

    Report on Maria-Lalit Modi meet submitted

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Additional Chief Secretary K P Bakshi today submitted his report on Mumbai Police chief Rakesh Maria’s meeting with tainted ex-IPL boss Lalit Modi to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, based on which the government is soon expected to take a decision.

  • hockey

    New Zealand hammer India 5-0 in Hockey World League

    Antwerp (Belgium): India’s defence caved in against a strong New Zealand as they suffered a 0-5 loss for their second successive defeat in the league stage of the women’s Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Dragons Stadium here today. Dominating the bewildered Indian defence, Gemma Flynn and Kirsten Pearce scored two goals each, while Olivia Merry contributed one as World No. 4 New Zealand posted a thumping triumph for their second straight

  • Six get 7 years RI in Attur cracker explosion case

    Salem (TN): Nearly 13 years after 17 people were killed in an explosion of illegally stored crackers at nearby Attur, a court today sentenced six accused to seven years rigorous imprisonment in the case. Attur Judicial Magistrate Malarmathi also imposed a total fine of Rs 85,000 on the accused in connection with the explosion on September 17, 2002 that also left 31 people injured and damaged 15 houses in the vicinity.

  • sea

    Deep depression crosses Gujarat near Diu, says IMD

    Ahmedabad: A deep depression over the Arabian sea today crossed coastal region of Gujarat at Diu, which is likely to bring heavy rainfall with strong winds across the state. “Yesterday’s depression over the Arabian sea has turned into deep depression and crossed the coastal town of Diu, and surrounding areas of Saurashtra region of Gujarat today,” Deputy Director of Ahmedabad Meteorological centre, Manorama Mohanty said.

  • Nitin Gadkari

    Anybody who helps a ‘bhagoda’ is wrong, says BJP MP

    New Delhi/Jaipur: A day after union minister Nitin Gadkari dismissed charges against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje of helping former IPL chief Lalit Modi, a Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarian said “anybody who helps a bhagoda (fugitive) is wrong”.

  • Amit Shah

    Congress to move EC over Shah as chief guest at Yoga Day function

    Patna: Congress today said it will approach the Election Commission to raise the issue of BJP chief Amit Shah being made the chief guest at an “official function” on International Yoga Day, claiming that it “violated” the model code of conduct in view of the Legislative Council polls.

  • R.K. Dhawan

    Indira was relieved she lost ’77 election: Dhawan

    New Delhi: Then prime minister Indira Gandhi seemed visibly relieved when she was told that she had lost the 1977 general election, her former aide R.K. Dhawan has said.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Hooch Tragedy: Hang the culprits, says Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis favours capital punishment for those responsible for the hooch tragedy in the metropolis which has claimed 102 lives so far. “I want to see most severe punishment for the culprits (behind the hooch tragedy). They should be hanged,” an official of Chief Minister Office’s quoted Fadnavis as saying at a meeting of senior police officials here today.

  • Home loan delinquencies more than halve in last 5 yrs: Cibil

    Mumbai: The largest credit information company Cibil has said the proportion of bad loans in the housing segment has more than halved in the past five years. The percentage of non-performing assets (NPAs) from the home loans segment has dropped to 0.57 in March 2015 compared to 1.06 at the end of 2010, it said in a report.

  • Afghan Bomb attack

    Parliament attack: Afghan lawmakers hail security, blame Pakistan

    Kabul: The Afghan parliament on Tuesday praised the security forces for their efforts in foiling Monday’s Taliban suicide attack on the parliament complex here, while some members accused Pakistan of being involved in the dastardly assault, media reported.

  • sikh agitation

    Sikh man’s hand nearly severed in racist attack in UK

    London: In an alleged racially-motivated attack, an Indian-origin Sikh dentist in the UK nearly had his hand severed in a brutal machete attack while he was out shopping at a supermarket in Wales.

  • India tried to sabotage Zimbabwe’s tour to Pak, claims minister

    Karachi: The Home Minister of Punjab province in Pakistan, Shuja Khanzada, today alleged that the Indian spy and intelligence agency, RAW, had made attempts to ensure that the Zimbabwe cricket team did not tour the country in May.

  • Selfie costs life of 15 year old boy in Pakistan

    Lahore: A 15-year-old school boy who was taking a selfie while pointing a toygun at his friend died after the police in Pakistan’s Punjab province mistook them for armed robbers and opened fire on them. The boys, identified as Farhan, 15, and Fahad, 14, were taking the pictures with the toygun for putting them up on social networking sites when a police officer in Faisalabad opened fire on them, without any warning.

  • Paris launches bid for 2024 Olympic Games

    Paris: Paris on Tuesday officially announced its bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. “Paris 2024 promises a feasible and flexible Games concept,” French National Olympic Committee (CNOSF) chief Denis Masseglia was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

  • Hooch Tragedy

    Mumbai hooch tragedy kingpin held in Delhi

    New Delhi/Mumbai: The main accused in the Mumbai hooch tragedy, in which at least 102 people have died, was arrested in the national capital on Tuesday, Delhi Police said.

  • Taxi, Auto fare hike

    Will hike auto, taxi fares based on Hakim panel report

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government today informed the Bombay High Court that taxi and autorickshaw fares would be increased based on the recommendation of the now-scrapped Hakim Committee till the newly set up committee submits its report.