Free Press Journal
  • No shortage of ITBP personnel on Sino-Indian border

    New Delhi: There is no shortage of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel on the 3,488 km border with China and “routine vacancies” will be filled up, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

  • SC may refer challenge to Aadhaar to constitutional bench

    New Delhi: The supreme Court on Wednesday indicated it might refer to a larger bench a bunch of petitions seeking the scrapping of the Aadhaar scheme since it violated the privacy of individuals as the biometric data on it was vulnerable to exposure.

  • Hyderabad teachers condemn police notice to social scientist

    Hyderabad:  Teachers at Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) have expressed solidarity with social scientist Kancha Ilaiah, who has been served notice by Hyderabad police in connection with an article written by him.

  • Archie' cartoonist Tom Moore

    ‘Archie’ cartoonist Tom Moore dies in his native El Paso

    El Paso (US): Tom Moore, the “Archie” cartoonist who brought to life the escapades of the freckled- face, red-haired character, has died in Texas. He was 86. Moore, who began drawing cartoons while in the US Navy during the Korean War, died early Monday morning while in hospice care in his hometown of El Paso, his son Lito Bujanda-Moore told The Associated Press yesterday.

  • Mumbai_suburban_rail_calorie_map

    Different view: Mumbai Suburban Railway map indicating how many calories you burn while walking between stations

    Mumbai is a city that never stops, and a true Mumbaikar will abide by the so called rules and regulations which are picked up living here. The rail route is the life line of Mumbai, which has its own aura when you get down to travel the local way. However if you feel that the crowd is getting to you, opt for a walk from one station to the other and take

  • One of world’s oldest Quran fragments found in Britain

    London:The radiocarbon dating of ancient documents has identified an Islamic manuscript kept at the University of Birmingham as one of the world’s oldest fragments of the holy Quran.

  • Indian-origin murder victim’s kin scared to join probe

    Wellington: The family of an Indian, killed in an attack on his first day at job in New Zealand in November 2011, is frightened to attend a judicial inquiry into his death, a media report said.

  • Lisa Ray unveils Rado’s new watch collection 

    Jaipur: Actress Lisa Ray unveiled a special collection of diamond watches for Swiss watchmaker Rado at the Prime Rado Boutique here. “I am thrilled to unveil these exquisite timepieces in Jaipur. Diamonds naturally enhance the beauty of the wearer without being overpowering, making this new collection a woman’s ideal accessory,” said Lisa.

  • Anushka Sharma

    Difficult to choose between Ranveer, Ranbir’s style: Anushka

    Mumbai: Actress Anushka Sharma is all praise for the style sense of actors Ranbir Kapoor and Ranveer Singh and says it’s “difficult to choose between the two” when it comes to who beats the other in fashion.

  • Tax

    Sebi busts billion-dollar ‘tax evasion shops’ in stock market

    Mumbai: Suspecting tax evasion of at least Rs 5,000-6,000 crore, regulator Sebi has clamped down on a large number of organised syndicates who had set up ‘shops’ to convert black money into legitimate-looking funds through the stock market platform. While more than 900 entities have been banned from capital markets by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), it has also referred these cases to the Income Tax Department for further investigations.

  • Vinod Tawde

    Maharashtra may bring law to regulate pvt coaching classes

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government is planning to enact a law to regulate private coaching classes in the state, Education Minister Vinod Tawde told the Legislative Assembly today. Tawde said Law and Judiciary department has given its green signal for enactment of such a law and the government will take opinion from Advocate General too in order to make the legislation full proof.

  • Narayan Rane

    Tussle over open gym continues as Rane’s NGO opens food stall

    Mumbai: Controversy surrounding the open air gym at the Marine Drive promenade inaugurated last week by Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray refuses to die down, with Swabhiman Sangathana, an NGO led by Congress MLA Nitesh Rane, today opening a vada-pav stall near the fitness station. Rane had reportedly threatened to put up this stall next to the gym in protest against the permission given to it.

  • BCCI ties up with British Council to train Indian umpires

    New Delhi: In an effort to enhance communication skills of the umpires, the BCCI, as part of the Umpire Development Program has decided to host an English language upskilling course. The course will be conducted for the first batch of 20 umpires by a trainer from the British Council from July 23.

  • rupee

    Rupee ends 3 paise lower at 63.58 against USD

    Mumbai: The rupee ended marginally lower by three paise at 63.58 against the US dollar on mild demand for the American currency from banks and importers. The rupee resumed lower at 63.58 as against previous closing of 63.55 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market and moved in a range of 63.62 and 63.51 before ending at 63.58, showing a loss of 3 paise or 0.05 per cent.

  • Najeeb Jung

    DCW chief’s appointment lacks legal sanctity: Jung 

    New Delhi: Delhi Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung has disapproved of the appointment of Swati Maliwal as the new Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief, saying it lacked “legal sanctity”.

  • bhupinder Singh Hooda

    Commission probing land deal a ‘pol vendetta’ by BJP: Hooda

    Chandigarh: Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said that setting up of one-man Commission to probe the grant of license(s) of some entities, including Robert Vadra’s company, for developing commercial colonies in Sector 83 of Gurgaon was a “political vendetta” by the BJP government.

  • Suicide bomb attack

    10 killed in Afghanistan bomb attack

    Kabul: At least 10 people were killed and 30 others injured in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan’s northern province of Faryab on Wednesday, a media report said. The attack took place in the morning at a market in Almar district of the northern province and majority of the victims were civilians, Xinhua reported. Security forces cordoned off the area while rescue and relief operations were on. The number of casualties were