Free Press Journal
  • Teesta Setalvad

    Cops oppose Teesta’s plea to de-freeze bank accounts

    Ahmedabad: The city police, probing the alleged Gulberg Society fund misuse case, today opposed the pleas filed by social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand in the Gujarat High Court to de-freeze their and their two NGOs’ bank accounts.

  • drone

    Drone drops drugs into jail yard, sparks fight among prisoners

    New York: Prison authorities in the US state of Ohio have seen drones hovering over jail yards before but the latest incident when it became a high-flying drug mule, wardens had to use pepper spray to tackle inmates who clashed for a packet dropped by the unmanned aerial vehicle.

  • Angela Merkel

    Merkel government under fire over media treason case

    Berlin: Germany’s opposition piled pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government today in a widening row over a controversial treason probe targeting bloggers who had written about Internet surveillance. In an affair that yesterday claimed the scalp of the chief prosecutor, critics are now asking why ministers allowed Germany’s first media treason investigation in half a century to go ahead in the first place.

  • ISIS

    Turkey says will soon launch ‘comprehensive battle’ against ISIS

    London: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said that the country would soon launch a “comprehensive battle” against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to the BBC, Cavusoglu said that US warplanes and drones were now arriving at Turkish airbases.

  • Samsung

    SC quashes case against Samsung

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed a criminal case registered against Samsung India Electronics on a complaint by one Ashok Chaurdia, alleging cheating and criminal conspiracy by marketing a 29-inch television set with an actual viewer screen of 27.2 inches.

  • Lawyer uniforms reinstated in Beijing courts

    Beijing: Lawyers in the Chinese capital will once more be required to wear robes when appearing in court as part of a pilot programme, state media reported today. The six-month-long programme from August 1 announced by the Beijing Lawyers Association, covers the Beijing Intellectual Property Court and the Dongcheng District People’s Court.

  • Janhavi Gadkar

    Drunk driving case: Lawyer Janhavi Gadkar gets bail

    Mumbai: A sessions court today granted bail to 35-year-old corporate lawyer Janhavi Gadkar, who was arrested for allegedly crashing her car into a taxi under the influence of alcohol and killing two persons in June. In the early hours of June 10, an Audi driven by Gadkar rammed into a taxi, resulting in the death of two persons, including the taxi driver, on the Eastern Freeway here. She was allegedly drunk at that

  • Himachal partially waives tax on Kings XI Punjab

    Shimla: Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday decided to partially waive entertainment tax imposed on Kings XI Punjab for the IPL matches played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association’s (HPCA) picturesque stadium in Dharamsala.

  • BSNL gets govt nod to hive off towers into separate arm

    New Delhi: In a bid to revive the flagging fortunes of BSNL, the government today approved hiving off the state-owned firm’s tower business into a new company as well as compensating it and MTNL Rs 627.20 crore for 800 MHz CDMA spectrum that they surrendered.

  • Usman Khawaja

    Our bowlers did very well under Chennai’s heat: Usman Khawaja

    Chennai: Australia A skipper Usman Khawaja today hailed his bowlers for putting up a disciplined show under the hot and humid conditions here and post a convincing win over South Africa A in the first tri-series cricket match. Australia A bowled out the opposition for 171 in 48.4 overs and then chased down the target with 19 overs to spare at the Chidambaram Stadium.

  • Maggi

    FSSAI trashes all-clear reports to Maggi from Goa, Mysore labs

    New Delhi: Food safety watchdog FSSAI today said it has not given any clean chit to Nestle’s banned Maggi noodles as it rubbished all-clear reports from two of its own empanelled labs, saying there were lapses in the tests.

  • Sreesanth

    Sreesanth to act in a big budget movie

    Kochi: Former India pacer S Sreesanth is all set to play the role of a hero in a big budget movie to be made simultaneously in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil. The movie, to be directed by renowned filmmaker Sana Yadireddy, tells a spicy story of a cricketer and IPL.

  • Sudhir-Mungantiwar

    Maha govt to prepare directory of NGOs in forest conservation

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government is planning to prepare a directory of NGOs working in the field of wildlife conservation in order to improve public participation in the sector. The government can utilise the expertise and experience brought by such NGOs in planning and implementing schemes for wildlife welfare, State Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said today.

  • Shandaar First Look

    Alia hopes ‘Shaandaar’ makes it to 100 crore hearts

    Mumbai: Her “Shaandaar” may or may not make it to Bollywood’s Rs.100 crore club whenever it releases, but Alia Bhatt, who stars in the movie with her childhood crush Shahid Kapoor, hopes the romantic entertainer paves its way into 100 crore hearts.

  • Fawad Khan

    No competition with Fawad Khan: Imran Abbas

    New Delhi: Pakistani actor Imran Abbas, who will be seen in Muzaffar Ali’s upcoming period-drama “Jaanisaar”, says he is not insecure of fellow Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. The actor said he admires Fawad a lot as he has a different style of acting.

  • How to stay fit despite desk job

    New Delhi: Make your commute a workout or take the stairs if you are unable to hit the gym to stay in shape if you spend most of your day attending to a desk-bound job, says an expert. Ankur Sharma, platinum personal trainer, Fitness First, suggests how:

  • Government should withdraw order on porn sites: ISPs

    New Delhi: Even as the government has said Internet Service Providers were free not to block any of the 857 websites suspected for pornographic content unless they were abusive of children, the industry body of the ISPs said on Wednesday that the directive was “vague and unimplementable”.

  • Essar personnel exercised control in Loop Telecom Ltd: CBI

    New Delhi: CBI today told a special court that Essar group offficials were exercising control in Loop Telecom Ltd (LTL), a “front company”, to bag 2G spectrum licences in violation of a provision under the Unified Access Services Licences (UASL) guidelines.

  • rupee up

    Rupee ends steady at 63.75 against US dollar

    Mumbai: Recovering from initial losses, the rupee today closed barely steady at 63.75 against the US dollar on fresh selling of the greenback by banks and exporters amid sustained foreign capital inflows in equities. The rupee resumed weak at 63.90 against previous closing of 63.74 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) market and fell further to 63.93 on initial dollar demand from banks and importers on higher greenback in overseas markets. However, it

  • Discover the 6 best sea forts of Maharashtra

    We have come across many popular forts in Maharashtra but some of them have been built strategically adjacent to the coast which gives extra brownie points to these timeless beauties. These forts stand strong as symbols of the Maratha period which led to the construction of these giants. We have come across the best forts that have been located in the sea to give you the best of your travel experience in Maharashtra.