Free Press Journal
  • Silver

    Silver futures drop Rs 165 as global trend weakens

    New Delhi: Silver prices declined Rs 165 to Rs 35,689 per kg in futures trade today as speculators trimmed positions amid a weak trend in global markets. At Multi Commodity Exchange, silver for delivery in July traded lower by Rs 165, or 0.46 per cent, at Rs 35,689 per kg in a business turnover of 278 lots. Similarly, the white metal prices for September contracts declined by Rs 160, or 0.44 per cent, at Rs 36,235 per

  • Guj to introduce chapter on Dhirubhai Ambani in school books

    Ahmedabad: With a view to imbue students with entrepreneurship, Gujarat government is likely to introduce a chapter on Reliance Group founder Dhirubhai Ambani in school textbooks, officials said today. “Minister of Education (Bhupendrasinh Chudasma) put forth the idea in a recently held meeting attended by the office-bearers of the state textbook board that our children should be taught about lives and struggles of famous personalities, like Dhirubhai Ambani and others,” Gujarat State School

  • Suresh Prabhu

    Prabhu seeks solution from youth to curb ticketless travel

    New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today asked young minds to come out with a fool-proof method to prevent ticketless travel in trains. Addressing a gathering of students and alumni from IITs and other premier institutes like National Law University and London School of Economics, Prabhu said there are challenges in Railways which need to be addressed.

  • CPI-M retains Tripura seats, BJP is second 

    Agartala: Tripura’s ruling CPI-M on Tuesday retained by huge margins both the assembly seats where polling took place on Saturday, but the BJP edged out the Congress to take the second spot.

  • Upendranath Ashk’s 1947 novel now in English

    New Delhi: A 1947 novel by one of Hindi literature’s best-known names Upendranath Ashk, which offers an intimate portrait of lower-middle-class life in the 1930s is now available in English. From the back lanes of Lahore and Jalandhar to Shimla’s Scandal Point, “Falling Walls,” translated by Daisy Rockwell from the original “Girti Divarein” is also about the hurdles an aspiring writer has to overcome to fulfil his ambitions.

  • Maggi

    HC allows Nestle to export Maggi though ban continues in India

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court today allowed Nestle India to export Maggi noodles after Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said it had no objection to the company selling the product abroad though it stood by its decision to ban nine variants of the food snack in the country for being hazardous to public health. “Why blame us…If the company claims that its product is safe and follows the safety standards

  • Father-son acquitted in harassment case

    Thane: A father-son duo, tried on charges of torturing a housewife and forcing her to commit suicide here, have been acquitted by a local court after the prosecution failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt. Thane District Assistant Sessions Judge P R Kadam before whom the trial was conducted, yesterday absolved the duo of the charges under section 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty),

  • Rape case

    Woman abducted, gangraped by three youths in Meerut

    Meerut : A 20-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped by three youths in Kithore police station area here, police said today. The incident took place on Sunday night when the victim had gone to a nearby forest to relieve herself, they said. Three youths of the same village- Aalam, Rahees and Yakub allegedly abducted her on gun point and raped her. The girl, managed to escape yesterday morning and her parents then reported

  • Congress

    Congress wins Meghalaya by-election 

    Shillong: The ruling Congress on Tuesday won the by-election in Meghalaya’s Chokpot assembly constituency, with Bluebell Sangma defeating her nearest rival Phillipole D. Marak of the National People’s Party by 2,550 votes, Chief Electoral Officer Prashant Naik told IANS on the phone.

  • Documentary film on Assam’s Islamic heritage

    New Delhi: Key aspects of Islamic heritage in Assam, such as formation of the Muslim community, invasions and post-invasion settlements and migrations during the time of Ahom kings have been showcased in a new documentary. Directed by Abdul Majid, the film is part of a project by Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA) under its ‘Aqeedat ke Rang series’ administered by the Indian Institute of Technology – Guwahati.

  • Gold

    Gold futures down 0.16%, hit by weak global cues

    New Delhi: Gold futures prices today shed 0.16 per cent to Rs 26,628 per ten grams amid a weak trend in the global market. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold prices fell by Rs 43, or 0.16 per cent, to trade at Rs 26,628 per 10 grams for delivery in August contract. The metal for delivery in October shed Rs 44, or 0.16 per cent, to Rs 26,855 per 10 grams in just two lots. Gold prices

  • Vinod Tawde

    Allegations of irregularities in contract against another Maharashtra minister

    Mumbai: After Pankaja Munde, another Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde is facing allegations of irregularities in connection with awarding of a Rs 191-crore contract. However, Tawde told reporters today that there were no irregularities in the decision. “Not a single rupee has been paid to contractors,” the minister said. “We stopped the order immediately after the Finance Department raised objections,” he added.

  • Yemen Clashes

    28 dead in attack on Shiites in Yemen claimed by IS

    Sanaa: The Islamic State group has claimed an attack on two Huthi rebel leaders in Sanaa that medics said had killed at least 28 people, including eight women. The car bomb targeted Huthi rebel chief brothers Faycal and Hamid Jayache last night during a gathering to mourn the death of a family member, a security source said. Huthi rebels closed down the surrounding area in the centre of the city after the attack, only allowing through emergency services

  • Japan Bullet Train

    Two feared dead in Japan bullet train suicide fire

    Tokyo: Two people were feared dead and two others seriously injured after a man apparently set himself on fire aboard a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan today. “We have been informed that there was a passenger in a car on the train who covered him or herself with oil and set it on fire,” a spokesman for operator JR Central told AFP. The Yomiuri Shimbun daily said a blast was heard from a

  • Hospital’s audiometer lies defunct, patients face problem

    Berhampur (Odisha): Patients visiting MKCG Medical College and Hospital here for hearing impairment tests are returning disappointed as the audiometer, a device to assess hearing loss, is not functioning for over month. “The machine helps to test the percentage of hearing loss, which is required to get a disabled certificate, patients also come here for treatment,” said a doctor in the ENT department. The hospital receives around 20 patients daily from different places. “Since we have no other

  • Indonesian, military plane crash

    Indonesian military plane crashes in ball of flames

    Medan (Indonesia): An Indonesian military transport plane crashed today shortly after take-off in a city on Sumatra island, exploding in a ball of flames in a residential area. There was no immediate information on the number of people on board or any casualties on the ground after the Hercules plane went down in the city of Medan. Dramatic pictures on social media showed large crowds and emergency services gathering around the flaming wreckage, with the fuselage

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Make in Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis tells US businesses

    New York: Joining a stream of investment-seeking Indian leaders to the US, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told business leaders here that when they Make it in India it should be in his state and pitched its competitive edge.  Speaking with American industry executives at a meeting of the US-India Business Council (USBC) here on Monday, Fadnavis said: “The government has taken a variety of measures to promote ease of doing business

  • Jayalalithaa

    Jayalalithaa set to return to assembly

    Chennai: AIADMK General Secretary and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Tuesday was all set to return to the state assembly as she surged towards a massive victory in the Radhakrishnan Nagar by-election.  Counting of votes began at 8 a.m. on Tuesday here.  At the end of 10 rounds, Jayalalithaa had got 98,519 votes while her nearest rival, the Communist Party of India’s (CPI) C.Mahendran, had secured a mere 6,269 votes.  Social

  • Naveen Jindal

    Coal scam: CBI asked to supply deficient documents to accused

    New Delhi: A special court today directed CBI to supply deficient copies of documents filed by it to the accused, including Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal, along with the charge sheet filed in the Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block allocation scam case. The courts’s direction came after some of the accused, including Jindal informed it that they have carried out a partial scrutiny of documents supplied to them by the CBI and some of the documents