Free Press Journal
  • Congress sees a scam in Sena’s tab scheme for schools

    Mumbai : The scheme meant for distributing tablet computers to municipal school students is a huge ‘scam’ and a complaint would soon be lodged with the CVC, Mumbai Regional Congress President Sanjay Nirupam told reporters here on Friday.

  • IS abducts dozens of Christians in Syria

    Damascus : The Islamic State (IS) militants abducted dozens of Syrian Christians, including women and children, in central Syria, a monitor group reported. Dozens of Christians were among 230 civilians the IS captured in Qaryateyn town of Homs province, Xinhua quoted the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) as saying. The number includes 19 children, according to the UK-based monitoring group.

  • Shastri checks in

    Colombo : Team director Ravi Shastri who did not leave with the Sri Lanka bound squad as he was tied up with media commitments in the ongoing Ashes, will join the Indian cricket team here ahead of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

  • Year later, Sonia revokes Brar’s suspension order

    New Delhi : Former Congress MP Jagmeet Singh Brar, who was suspended from the party last year after he suggested that the Congress president and Rahul Gandhi should hand over party’s reins to someone else, is back with Sonia Gandhi on Friday revoking his suspension.

  • Black money law vengeful: Bajaj

    New Delhi : In a strong criticism of the Modi government, top industrialist Rahul Bajaj said its “shine seems to be wearing off” and also lashed out at the new black money law saying it could be used to harass people.

  • N Korea puts back its clocks to adopt ‘Pyongyang Time’

    Seoul :  North Korea announced it was moving its clocks backwards 30 minutes to create a new “Pyongyang Time” — breaking from a time standard imposed by “wicked” Japanese imperialists more than a century ago.

  • Narendra Modi shakes hands with Nawaz Sharif

    India, Pakistan normalcy: A mirage

    Instead of debating whether the Gurdaspur attack merits a hard or soft response, we need to consider what this sudden outrage says of Pakistan’s long-term strategy in relation to this country. The aim seems to be not to try and wrest territory as in Jammu and Kashmir or help secessionists as during the Khalistan rebellion, but to keep India in a constant state of nervous apprehension. That leads to the further question:

  • Ex-corporator,two from his family arrested in BJP leader’s murder

    Patna  : Three persons, including a former corporator, have been arrested in connection with the murder of BJP leader Avinash Kumar, the Nitish Kumar government on Friday informed the state Legislative Assembly. Minister in-charge for Home, Vijay Chaudhary read the government statement in the House over murder of the local BJP leader on Thursday by armed assailants in the state capital.

  • Sharad Pawar to tour Marathwada next week

    Mumbai : NCP leaders, including party president Sharad Pawar, would tour the drought-affected regions of the state, such as Marathwada, from August 15, the party’s state unit chief, Sunil Tatkare, told journalists here on Friday. He also announced the newly appointed party office bearers in the state and district levels.

  • Debris from Shahrukh’s house cleared overnight

    Mumbai : After the attention drawn to Shah Rukh Khan’s bungalow in Bandra, following a city-based NGO’s complaint to the BMC and the Chief Minister’s Office about debris strewn on the road from a broken parapet wall of SRK’s house, the debris have been cleared overnight.

  • ‘Father of Taliban’ backs Mullah Mansour as group’s chief

    Peshawar : Amid growing dissent within Taliban ranks over succession following Mullah Omar’s death, an influential Pakistani cleric known as the ‘Father of the Taliban’ has endorsed the nomination of Mullah Akhtar Mansour as the group’s supremo.

  • A-list wedding: Aniston, beau marry in secret!

    Los Angeles :  “Cake” actress Jennifer Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux have reportedly tied the knot in a secret wedding at their Bel Air mansion.

  • MISERY

    Memory make you miserable or wise. Memory of experiences and events in the ever-changing world – however good or bad – constrict the vastness of the Self. They bind you. Memory of your nature – the non-changing Self – expands and elevates awareness. This liberates you. You are what you are because of your memory. If you are ignorant, it is because of your memory. If you are enlightened, it is because

  • Service tax liability on mutual funds, not their agents

    New Delhi:  In a big relief to mutual fund agents, the Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) has said that distributors will not have to pay tax on services provided by them and the liability in this regard would entirely be on mutual fund and Asset Management Companies (AMCs).  Earlier Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in his budget announcement, had proposed to withdraw service tax exemption on services provided by mutual fund

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Your strategies are going to go in a right way of success. Today business meetings will be beneficial for your future projects. Romantic relationship will give happiness. Finance will be good.

  • TV serial shoots cause nuisance in Bhayandar

    Bhayandar: The twin-city of Mira-Bhayandar has turned into a favourite destination for a number of producers to conduct outdoor shoots for television serials and reality shows. But, due to the utter disregard towards their duty of maintaining road discipline, these shooting locations have become a nuisance for motorists and pedestrians. A recent shoot taking place in close proximity to a school caused traffic congestion, inviting sharp criticism from locals leading to an

  • Tripura resolves to ban death penalty

    Agartala : The ruling Left Front members and opposition Congress legislators unanimously passed a resolution in the Tripura assembly on Friday, urging the Centre to abolish the death penalty.

  • jobs

    Pushing skilled jobs is need of the hour

    There is a backlog of minimum 6 crore persons waiting to be employed. In addition, one crore youth are entering the work force every year. Creation of about 2 crore jobs every year is required so that the backlog can be cleared in about 6 years. Number of jobs being created in the organised sectors, however, is paltry. According to the Economic Survey published by the Ministry of Finance, about 5 lakh