Free Press Journal
  • ‘Family safety’ concern prompted Daya Nayak to spurn transfer

    Mumbai : A day after one of India’s well known ‘encounter specialists’ Daya Nayak was suspended, it has emerged that the police officer had declined to join his new posting at Nagpur over concerns for ‘family’s safety’.

  • Sonia’s iftar party on 13 July

    New Delhi : Congress President Sonia Gandhi is throwing an Iftar party on July 13 as part of the party tradition to celebrate Ramadan.

  • Onus also on citizens to check monsoon-related ailments: Docs

    Mumbai : In the wake of a spurt in cases of monsoon-related diseases, city health experts claim that citizens’ lackadaisical attitude towards hygiene is a major cause for concern. Doctors said that not cleaning water tanks and filtrations and not boiling water in residential households pose a huge threat to people’s health.

  • Govt to shun FDI in retail

    NEW DELHI: India is not going to entertain applications for the FDI (foreign direct investment) in retail trade despite the previous UPA government’s policy of opening up the multi-brand retail for 51% FDI.

  • President Pranab Mukherjee receives the first copy of the book "Uniki" from Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao as Maharashtra governor Vidyasagar Rao (Right), author of the book, looks on, in Hyderabad on Friday. -PTI

    Love your neighbour, Prez tells feuding AP, Telangana

    Hyderabad : Amid raging tensions between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over different issues, President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday asked both states to live together in peace, saying one can choose friends, not neighbours.

  • Rajapaksha back in the reckoning for PM’s post

    In a suprise decision, Lankan prez Sirisena allows arch-rival to stage a political comeback – to contest the general elections in August – where he can run for parliament once again (more…)

  • Curb noise pollution, High Court tells state

    The HC has given a final chance to the state to file an affidavit identifying officers responsible for not implementing court directives on noise pollution during festivals (more…)

  • Terrorists may target ancient Kerala dam

     Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Friday confirmed that there were intelligence reports indicating terrorist threat to the Mullapperiyar dam in Idukki district in the state.

  • Greece Debt Crisis

    EU, IMF pressure Greeks days ahead of crucial vote

    Athens : The EU and IMF heaped pressure on Greece, warning of the perilous state of the country’s finances, days ahead of a controversial referendum that could determine its future in the eurozone.

  • ONGC output to fall 30-40% on pipeline repair

    New Delhi : State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp will cut gas production from its biggest fields in the Arabian sea by about 40% as it carries out repair work on a pipeline that carries the gas to shore.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Early warnings for Devendra Fadnavis

    Last October, when he was named as Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendara Fadnavis, had aroused much expectation. His clean image and relative youthfulness were key factors in his finding wider acceptability, especially among the ordinary people. Disgusted with a corrupt and non-performing Prithviraj Chavan coalition, the voters in Maharashtra had clearly preferred Fadnavis’ BJP over the regional Shiv Sena. Yet, short of a clear majority, the BJP still needed a partner to reach

  • Grexit may stall FPI inflows into India: BofA

    New Delhi:  In case of Greece’s exit (Grexit) from the Eurozone, foreign portfolio investment (FPI) equity inflows into India could stall as markets would swing to risk off, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said.

  • Govt will overlook several demands

    New Delhi : Government is not willing to accept majority of recommendations related to the hike in salary and allowances of MPs and pension of ex-MPs made by a Parliamentary panel.

  • SEC issues notices to 19 parties that failed to file tax returns

    Mumbai : The State Election Commission (SEC) has issued show-cause notices to 19 political parties — including Ramdas Athavale’s Republican Party of India (RPI), Raju Shetty’s Swabhiman Party, Shivrajya Paksh and Peasant and Labour Party (Shetkari Kamgar Paksh) — for failing to file income tax return papers and reports of audited accounts for the last financial year.

  • A woman takes picture of a soap bubble made by a street seller on Piazza del Popolo, a touristic square in central Rome at sunset.

    Submarine deployment in Indian Ocean no threat to India: PLA

    Shanghai : Amid India’s concerns on deployment of Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean, a top PLA naval officer sought to justify the move saying the vessels were part of anti-piracy operations while downplaying the ‘string of pearls’ theory to contain India.

  • Salman’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ in trouble over its title

    Muzaffarnagar:  A group of right-wing Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal protested against Salman Khan’s upcoming Eid release “Bajrangi Bhaijaan”.            Raising slogans, the group demanded that the film’s title be changed as it hurts Hindu sentiments. They threatened to launch a massive protest and stop the screening of the film unless the movie’s title is changed, reports PTI.

  • E-Class Education System digitalising education

    E-Class Education System Limited has recently launched its much awaited educational android memory card product for the students of Maharashtra state and has become a part of the digital India revolution. The company has introduced class 1 to 10th educational audio-video content along with question-answers, revisions and more in an sd card format. Each card can be simply purchased and can be attached to any existing android phone or tablet

  • 58% school kids suffer from ailments due to heavy bags

    Mumbai: Children carry very heavy school bags in comparison to their age and over 58 per cent of students below 10 years of age are suffering from orthopaedic ailments, said a Maharashtra-government-appointed committee report submitted to the Bombay High Court on Friday.

  • Services sector contracts for 2nd month as new orders dry up

    New Delhi : Raising concerns about India’s economic growth momentum, a survey showed that the services sector contracted for the second consecutive month in June as new orders declined for the first time in 14 months.