Free Press Journal
  • Salman finds a friend in Riteish

    Mumbai  : Cornered over his recent tweets on Yakub Memon’s fate after losing all the possible legal battles, Salman Khan badly needs more friends. He found one in Riteish Deshmukh as Riteish on Friday said that the superstar’s remarks were misunderstood and most of the reactions were premature.

  • Zimbabwe wants dentist who killed LION to face law

    London : Zimbabwe has sought from the US extradition of the dentist who killed Cecil the lion, the most famous creature in the country’s national park. Zimbabwe’s Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri said at a press conference that Walter Palmer, 55, was a “foreign poacher” and that Zimbabwe’s prosecutor general had already started the process to have him extradited, BBC reported on Friday.    A bilateral extradition treaty between the US and Zimbabwe has

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    Parties find virtue in abstinence

    With assembly elections due in Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Kerala, the policy of prohibition is again up for grabs. This is partly because of the perceived challenge of the Bharatiya Janata Party which is thought to look askance at whatever might be denounced as Western indulgence, and partly because prohibition is thought to have moral appeal. No one cares sufficiently about the damage done by excessive drinking to propose realistic remedies that

  • State faces problems in testing pasta samples

    Mumbai : Around 70 samples of pasta and macaroni were collected from across Maharashtra by the state Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 11 — however, only a few have been tested while half of the samples are yet to be sent for testing and analysis.

  • Union Bank Q1 Net profit at Rs 519 cr

    (From L to R)- K. Subrahmanyam, Executive Director, Arun Tiwari, Chairman and Managing Director , Rakesh Sethi, Executive Director and Kishor Kharat, Executive Director at the press conference on the occasion of Financial Results for quarter ended June 30, 2015. Higher bad loan provisions pushed down Union Bank of India’s June quarter net profit by 22 per cent to Rs 518.78 crore, but the public lender expressed confidence it will be able

  • Alka Panda appointed Director General, BIS

    Mumbai : Alka Panda, IAS 1983 batch has assumed charge of the post of Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Her cadre is Orissa and hails from Rajasthan. She is a post graduate in Chemistry. Panda has served as Additional Director General on deputation with BIS. She has served in various capacities like Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Secretary to the Government of Odisha in Agriculture Department, Women and Child Development Department and

  • Congress yielding on parliament logjam?

    New Delhi :  After the first two weeks of the monsoon session of the parliament have been washed out, the opposition Congress appeared to be yielding a bit of its ground as it toned its demand from ”no resignations, no discussions” to a willingness to allow the parliament to function if there is a tangible proposal from prime minister Narendra Modi.

  • NC seeks return of mortal remains of Guru

    Srinagar:  A day after Yakub Memon was  hanged and his body was handed over to his family, opposition  National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday demanded  the return of the mortal remains of Afzal Guru, saying such  “double standards” highlighted the “perceptions of  discrimination” among the people here.

  • NIIF to work as sovereign wealth fund: Jayant Sinha

    New Delhi : The proposed Rs 20,000-crore National Investment and Infrastructure Fund will function as a sovereign wealth fund like Singapore’s Temasek and operate at “arm’s length” from the government, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Some of your ambitions will be realized and you may secure a lucrative promotion that offers liberal perquisites as well. In academic pursuits also you would gain distinction.


    The realization that life is very short brings dynamism in your life. Unwanted things will fall off as well as distractions. When you have to act or put out effort, know that life is short. When you realize life is short, procrastination falls away. When you are expecting a result, know that life is eternal.

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    Subsidize recharge of groundwater, not its extraction

    India Meteorological Department had predicted drought-like conditions before the onset of monsoons. The prediction appeared to be correct till the middle of July. Large parts of the country were deficient in rains at that time. However, the monsoons have revived and as of now the situation is normal. However, this is deceptive though technically correct. Many parts of the country continue to suffer even though rain is normal on the average. Orissa