Free Press Journal
  • Nuclear deal critics wooed, Iran leader urges caution

    Tehran : Washington and London on Thursday sought to ease concerns over the Iran nuclear accord as the country’s supreme leader warned that major powers are not to be trusted over its implementation.

  • Centre historique de Cordoue

    Journey to Spain and back

    Madrid is beautiful no doubt, but it’s hot and desultory, and almost sullen. The temperatures were hovering between 40-41 degrees, not a soul could be seen out on the streets except mad tourists, and as a woman on the flight had said, “No one is there in Madrid; it is empty as it’s so hot.” How hot can it be for us Indians, one thought, but soon realised that she was right.

  • BMC provides gloves, masks to rat killers

    Mumbai : BMC’s insecticide department has ordered 2,400 gloves and 10,000 masks from the central purchase department for class IV workers who have been employed to kill rode-nts in the city. These safety gears have been distributed to all the BMC workers across 24 wards in order to keep them protected from contra-cting Leptospirosis as earlier they used to deal with zinc phosphate with bare hands.

  • Rlys to allow pvt players to redevelop 400 stations

    New Delhi : The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a policy decision to throw open some 400 railway stations to private players for redevelopment and the real estate development of land and air space in and around these stations.

  • Indian-origin Ahmed Kathrada knighted by French government

    Johannesburg : Ahmed Kathrada, South Africa’s Indian-origin freedom struggle veteran and confidante of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, has received a knighthood from the French government for his lifelong service to the community. Kathrada, 85, joined former President Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and author Nadine Gordimer as the only South Africans to have received French national honours.

  • Shebab militants kiled 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.  “We heard two big explosions and the information we are getting indicates that vehicles were targeted close to a Shebab military base,” said Abdiwahab

  • Tata Steel to cut 720 jobs at UK units

    London : Britain’s largest steelmaker, Tata Steel said it is planning to cut up to 720 jobs at its plant in northern England as it revamps its speciality and bar business to refocus more on high value segments like aerospace to come out of the red.

  • Egyptian naval vessel hit, set ablaze in clash with militants

    Cairo : An Egyptian naval vessel was hit and caught fire in the eastern Mediterranean during a clash with militants in the restive Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, the military said. The patrol boat had spotted militants on the coast of Rafah and engaged them, the military’s spokesman said in a statement. The boat went up in flames during an ensuing firefight. The military said it suffered no casualties.

  • Receiving Kindness A Guide In Humane Awareness

    I have titled this chapter “Receiving Kindness”, because in actual fact when someone is kind to us, we are really receiving the kindness. It is not merely that someone is being kind to us, there has to be acknowledgement or awareness that someone was or is kind to us for the kindness to be truly appreciated.

  • RSS distances itself from Muslim Rashtriya Manch

    New Delhi : The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) on Thursday distanced itself from the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), which has been organising Iftar parties across India, saying it was an independent organisation.

  • Merger in Kashmir

    There is reason for gratification in the recent political developments in Kashmir. Shri Ghulam M. Sadiq, who broke away from the ruling party three years ago and formed the Democratic National Conference, has expressed his willingness to cooperate with the parent party. A merger of the DNC with Bakhshi Ghulam Mohammed’s National Conference is also on the cards. Judging from Shri Sadiq’s statement offering unqualified support to Shri Bakhshi, it would appear

  • Would amend law to protect tenants of cessed bldgs: CM

    Mumbai : The government would amend legislation to protect the rights of tenants in the old cessed buildings that are in a dilapidated condition, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced at the Legislative Assembly here on Thursday.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Control your enthusiasm and your impulses as your relatives might have trouble dealing with them. An imperfect use of your energy will bring some health issues. Be ready for some oppositions and criticisms that might leave you uncomfortable