Free Press Journal
  • Air strike kills Shebab militants in Somalia

    Mogadishu : Missiles fired from an unidentified military aircraft struck Shebab targets in southern Somalia early on causing casualties, sources said. According to traditional elders near Bardhere town in the southern Gedo region, at least two missiles struck vehicles believed to be carrying commanders of the Somali-led Al-Qaeda affiliate.

  • Attribute Great Importance To The Quality Of Management: Saravana Kumar, CIO- Equity & Debt, LIC Nomura Mutual Fund

    Saravana Kumar is the Chief Investment Officer- Equity & Debt at LIC Nomura Mutual Fund. He carries with him rich experience spanning over 25 years in investment management across sectors like Mutual Fund, Banking, Insurance & Portfolio Management Services. His strong analytical ability, sound market judgment and firm understanding of risk and technology honoured him with ‘World Finance Award’ for the Pension Fund from London Stock exchange in March 2013

  • Gurunath Meiyappan, Raj Kundra

    BCCI shaken but not sorry yet

    Where there is money, there is scandal. That is the unwritten rule of life in India. So, there should have been no surprise when the Supreme Court-appointed a committee of three former judges, led by the former Chief Justice of India, R. M. Lodha, no-balled two major IPL franchises for corrupt practices of their owners. The two teams, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, between them have won three of the eight

  • Being generous is easier than thought

    Washington : It is not so difficult to be generous as earlier thought, finds a computational model of how the brain makes altruistic choices, says IANS.

  • Thatcher wanted to prosecute Sikh who incited Indira’s killing

    London : Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher wanted to take legal action against a UK-based Sikh separatist leader accused of inciting Indira Gandhi’s assassination but failed to comply with India’s request to deport him due to British law towards Commonwealth citizens, newly declassified documents released on Thursday said.

  • BMC razes and reinstates gym opened by Aditya Thackeray

    Mumbai : Even though the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had given permission to install a gym on Marine Drive which was inaugurated by Yuva Sena’s leader Aditya Thackeray on Wednesday, the civic officials of C ward dismantled it on Thursday only to reinstate it again later in the day.

  • Mumbai Monsoon

    Preserve sanity, equanimity of Mumbai

    The wonderful saying “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, is most appropriate to the Mumbai of today. I get nervous whenever our administrators and leaders start using phrases like “beautification” because I – like every other Mumbaikar – know that it is almost guaranteed that the end result will be shoddy. Letting it be in the state that it was is often the best policy. Some recent examples will explain what

  • Pluto has 11,000 feet high, young ice mountains: NASA

    Washington : NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, which successfully made a historic flyby of Pluto, has discovered young ice mountains on the dwarf planet which are as high as 11,000 feet and about 100 million years old, reports PTI.

  • Mindtree Q1 net up 6.8%; buys two firms for Rs 483 cr

    New Delhi : Mid-sized IT firm Mindtree  posted 6.8 % jump in net profit to Rs 138.2 crore in the first quarter of the fiscal and expressed confidence of beating industry body Nasscom’s revenue growth targets for the year.     The Bengaluru-based firm, which is witnessing strong traction in digital services, also announced that it will acquire two companies Relational Solutions and Bluefin Solutions for a total consideration of over Rs 483 crore.

  • Won’t let govt acquire even inch of land: Rahul Gandhi

    Jaipur : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged that the Narendra Modi-led government is ignoring the poor and favouring certain industrial houses by offering them projects on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis for their benefit.

  • BPO staffer rapes colleague, held

    Bhayandar : The Naya Nagar police have arrested a 23-year-old call centre executive on charges of raping his 28-year-old collea-gue in Mira Road.  According to the police, the accused identifi-ed as Shahrukh Javed Khan (23), had been flirting with the complainant for the past cou-ple of months under the false pretext of marriage. However, despite repeated pleas, Khan flatly refused to marry her pro-mpting the woman to break ties with him.  Irate over

  • Man with explosives strapped to him takes one hostage in Australia

    Melbourne : A man believed to have explosives strapped to his body on Thursday took at least one person as hostage in a park in Australia, prompting authorities to cordon off the area. Images taken by reporters at the scene show a man wearing a black-hooded top and a figure in the background, sitting. Police have cordoned off the park in Bunbury, Western Australia (WA) and ambulance and fire-fighters are at the scene.

  • Drunk driving case: Gadkar files fresh bail application

    Mumbai : Three weeks after a local court refused her bail, corporate lawyer Janhavi Gadkar, accused of crashing her car into a taxi and causing the death of two persons, today filed another application for release on the ground that the investigation in the case was over.

  • Vyapam case: SC moved to let SIT file charge sheets

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court will take up on July 20 the CBI’s plea to allow the Madhya Pradesh Special Investigation Team (SIT) overseeing the probe in the Vyapam scam to file charge sheets in cases where investigation has been completed.

  • Wockhardt recalls drugs in US

    New Delhi : Mumbai-based Wockhardt is recalling 1,62,142 cartons of various drugs, which are used to treat ailments like high blood pressure and ulcer, in the US market due to deviations in current good manufacturing practice norms laid down by the US Food and Drug Administration’s (USFDA).  All the drugs being recalled by the company have been manufactured at its Mumbai-based facility and distributed in the US by its subsidiary, Wockhardt USA.