Free Press Journal
  • F1 driver Bianchi laid to rest in home city Nice

    Nice :  French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi’s funeral was held on Tuesday in his hometown here, while the sport’s governing body FIA announced it was retiring his car number “17” from F1 in his honour.

  • Robbers who used to prey on bank customers

    Mumbai : Four accused have been arrested by the Malad police, who used to commit robberies after throwing fake crow droppings on the victim, who used to come out of the bank after withdrawing the cash. All the accused are relatives of each other and have around 30 cases registered against them in the areas between Andheri and Nalasopara.

  • Iran’s Zarif defends ‘balanced’ nuclear deal to MPs

    Tehran : Iran’s foreign minister defended what he said was a “balanced” nuclear deal with world powers, telling lawmakers there was a need to accept that the negotiations had required compromise. In a speech to parliament, Mohammad Javad Zarif emphasised that last week’s agreement would secure the lifting in coming months of UN and Western sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear programme.

  • Mayor claims to be ‘misquoted’

    Mumbai : Embarrassed by her own statements made in media and being under pressure from her own political outfit Shiv Sena and political friend BJP, Mayor of Mumbai, Snehal Ambekar on Tuesday said she was misquoted by a city-based tabloid. Ambekar reportedly referred prime minister Narendra Modi as a ‘Hitler,’ which did not go well with BJP and also Shiv Sena.

  • Tussle in JKCA intensifies

    Srinagar :  The tussle between the Farooq Abdullah faction and the rebel group intensified today with Imran Raza Ansari holding a meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) to chalk out a roadmap for the sport in the state.

  • Parliament

    Name and shame disruptionists

    They did not want to discuss anything. On the contrary, they came to disrupt the functioning of Parliament. And that is what they did on Tuesday when the two Houses met for the first time in the Monsoon session. The Lok Sabha, as per the set norm, adjourned after paying tributes to a sitting member who had passed away during the inter-session period. The Elders were in a position to conduct normal

  • Ishpreet exhibits fantastic form

    Mumbai :  Young Ishpreet Singh Chadha playing with an handicap of +10 had a fantastic week winning all his four frames which enabled KG ‘Fanatics’ register identical 3-1 (home and away) wins against defending champions CCI ‘Snooker Kings’ in Section-A during the third week of the PJHG Global Ocean Group-Mumbai Snooker League (MSL) – 2015. The League is being conducted by the BSAM (Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra).

  • Demand for caste census figures is jihad: Lalu

    Patna : RJD president Lalu Prasad today said the demand for caste census figures was a “jehad” and the party was ready for a long battle over this for the sake of the deprived sections of society.    “The demand for caste census figures is jehad for us. The BJP is trying to suppress it for its own benefit. But our party will not let this happen. We are ready to battle for

  • IDBI Bank seeks nod for Rs 6k cr share issue

    New Delhi : Public sector lender IDBI Bank plans to raise Rs 26,000 crore through a mix of equity and bonds to fund its business growth.

  • RSS

    RSS writ may derail Skill India plan

    Narendra Modi’s hope that India will emerge as the world’s “human resource capital” via his “Skill India” projects, just as China has become a global manufacturing hub, may not be fulfilled if the government continues to impose a RSS-inspired writ on educational and other institutions.

  • Texas police fear burglars targeting Indian homes

    Houston : After a burglary at the home of an Indian-American in the US state of Texas, police fear that a notorious crime syndicate that primarily targeted people of Indian descent have resurfaced in the area.

  • History sheeter who killed brother held

    Mumbai : The police have arrested an accused, who murdered his brother on Monday, in broad daylight. The arrested accused has been identified as Faiyyaz Mushtaq Shaikh (28). Unit 8 of Crime Branch nabbed Faiyyaz from Govandi, who was trying to flee the city. The accused was frustrated with the taunts, his deceased brother used to pass at him.

  • BRICS bank launched in China as alternative to WB, IMF

    Shanghai : A new USD 100 billion bank floated by the BRICS nations opened for business here, over three years after India mooted the idea, making it the first major financial institution from the emerging countries to reduce dependence on the IMF and World Bank. The New Development Bank (NDB) of the five-nation BRICS bloc is headed by eminent banker K V Kamath. “Our aim will be that we do not see only

  • India to host Czech in World Group Play-offs

    London: India were handed a tough Davis Cup draw, being pitted against top seeds Czech Republic in the World Group Play-offs, to be held from September 18-20 either in New Delhi or Pune.

  • Delhi rapist admits killing over 30 children, SIT set up

    New Delhi : In revelations that have shocked even the police, serial killer Ravinder Kumar has admitted to raping and murdering more than 30 children in and around Delhi, an officer said on Tuesday.

  • Trial judge hails SC ruling

    “I have full faith in the Supreme Court and feel sure that it has decided Yakub’s case on merits, though I am not aware of the grounds cited by him in the petition.” -Justice (Retd.) P D Kode (more…)

  • shiv sena

    Why Shiv Sena is upset with BJP

    The Shiv Sena is upset with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) despite the fact that it is part of the BJP-led coalition government in Maharashtra and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Delhi.

  • Trump’s dig at Jindal – ‘oh, bah bah… he’s at zero’

    Washington : As controversial Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shot into the lead in a crowded Republican primary field, he took a dig at his long shot Indian-American rival Bobby Jindal “who’s at zero.”