Free Press Journal
  • Navy aiming to have 200-ship fleet by 2027!

    New Delhi : With an aim to better protect Indian maritime boundaries and economic installations on the high seas, Indian Navy is planning to have a 200-ship fleet by 2027, a senior naval officer said on Tuesday.

  • Stop-work notice to 32 under-construction bldgs

    Mumbai : In order to check the spread of monsoon-related diseases, the BMC had issued caution notices to 2,741 under construction buildings in Mumbai last week and had instructing them to get rid of material likely to stagnate rainwater and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes. The civic body has now sent stop work notices to 32 out of these 2,741 under-constructions buildings as they have failed to comply by the previous orders.

  • US teen found days after surviving small plane crash

    Washington : A 16-year-old girl from the US state of Washington was in hospital today after surviving a small plane crash and spending days in the wilderness, a local newspaper reported.

  • ‘Service Charge’ in restaurant bills doesn’t come to us: Govt

    New Delhi : The government clarified that “service charge” collected by certain restaurants and hotels is not “service tax”, which is levied at a rate of 5.6 % on the total bill. In a statement, the Finance Ministry said some hotels, restaurants and eateries, besides charging for the food and beverages, are also levying “service charges” in their bills which are retained by them. In case of air-conditioned eateries and hotels, the service

  • Verdict will restore faith in IPL: Mudgal

    New Delhi :  The suspension of CSK and Rajasthan Royals is only a temporary setback to the IPL and the Lodha Committee verdict will actually help restore people’s faith in the League, said Justice Mukul Mudgal.

  • Strategic bomber crashes in Russia, crew parachutes out

    Moscow : A strategic bomber with seven people on board crashed in far eastern Russia today but its crew apparently managed to parachute out and a search for them was underway, the defence ministry said, reports AFP.

  • Oil tanker rams into goods train, spills oil

    Mumbai : In what could have been a disastrous accident, the streets below the Easter freeway were flooded with furnace oil which spilled from the tanker after a goods train rammed into it. No one was injured in the accident while the driver and the cleaner of the tanker escaped from the site of the accident.

  • Police probe circulation of Hizbul video on FB

    Srinagar : Kashmir police have launched an investigation into the uploading of Hizbul Mujahideen video of Facebook. The security authorities are trying to trace the origin of the video and approach the court of law to seek removal of the Facebook page.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Can’t imagine IPL sans MSD: Sunny

    New Delhi :  Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar admitted that “it will be tough” to imagine an Indian Premier League edition without MS Dhoni.

  • New drug may treat depression in a day

    New York : Researchers have identified promising drug compounds that could successfully treat depression in less than 24 hours while minimising side effects. Although they have not yet been tested in people, the compounds could offer significant advantages over current antidepressant medications, the study said.

  • CBI comes knocking at Teesta’s door

    Mumbai : The CBI on Tuesday carried out searches at the premises linked to social activist Teesta Setalvad for her firm Sabrang Communication and Publishing Pvt Limited (SCPPL) allegedly receiving around 2.9 lakh USD in foreign donations in violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).

  • India Cements to move SC over Chennai ban

    Chennai : Indian Cements Ltd (ICL), owner of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is planning to move the Supreme Court against the order of the court appointed committee suspending the team from Indian Premier League for two years.

  • Greece’s bluff exposed

    In the end, it was Greece that blinked. Despite the foolhardy gamble on the referendum, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was unable to extract any concession from the European Union. There was no mercy for the profligate borrower who had failed to live within its means and had repeatedly defaulted on repayment. The earlier two bail-outs had persuaded the Greeks to elect the untested Tsipras, the left-leaning politician who promised to stand

  • WPI negative for 8th month; rate cut clamour gets louder

    New Delhi : Wholesale price inflation slipped further to (-)2.4 % in June on cheaper vegetable and fuel prices, continuing the deflationary trend for the eighth month in a row — prompting the industry to step up its demand for another rate cut by RBI to boost economy.

  • Will not recognise int’l panel ruling on disputed SCS: China

    Beijing : China said it will not accept the decision of a UN arbitration sought by the Philippines to solve the South China Sea territorial disputes, saying the proceedings were unilateral and involves “a third party.”

  • 21st century is India’s century: IBM chief

    New Delhi : With strong GDP growth, expanding base of start ups and growing trend of new technologies like cloud in the country, the 21st century is Indian century, IBM chief Virginia Rometty said.  Addressing IBM’s ThinkForum here, Rometty said Big Data and analytics coupled with the trends of engagement through social media and mobility are playing an important role in the transformation of the Indian economy and enterprises.

  • Wrong career, no kids are women’s top regrets: Survey

    Los Angeles : From choosing a wrong career path to not having children are some of the major regrets in life for a woman, according to a recent survey. Experts who carried out the detailed study, conducted by Diet Coke, also found that a large percentage of the surveyed women lament a failure to lose weight as a major regret in their lives.