Free Press Journal
  • Radhe Guru Ma

    Summons issued to Radhe Maa in dowry case

    Mumbai: Summons have been issued to controversial self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa by the local police in connection with a dowry harassment case filed by a 32-year-old woman here. The summons were issued to Radhe Maa, who was out of Mumbai for the last few days, after she returned to the city yesterday, police said today.

  • Expert panel to lend technology solutions for housing projects

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to constitute a committee of technical experts that would suggest within two months guidelines for construction of affordable and technically sound houses. According to an official from the state Housing Department, the committee will be headed by the Principal Secretary of Housing and will include Secretary of Public Works Department, Vice President and CEO of MHADA (Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority), Professor Ravi Sinha from Indian

  • India eye 3rd spot in ICC Test rankings

    Dubai: The Indian cricket team can rise to as high as third in the ICC Test rankings if Virat Kohli’s men whitewash Sri Lanka in the three-match series starting on Wednesday. “Fifth-ranked India know that a 3-0 victory can propel them up the rankings table, and depending on the final outcome in the ongoing Ashes series, they could even climb to as high as third place, provided Australia defeats England at The Oval.

  • mumbai bullion

    Gold up Rs 25 on global cues, jewellers buying

    New Delhi: Riding on the firming trend overseas, gold continued its upward journey for the third straight day and rose by Rs 25 to trade at Rs 25,200 per ten grams at the bullion market today. Besides, pickup in demand at prevailing levels by jewellers and retailers, supported the upside.

  • Modi, Nitish

    Nitish targets Modi, launches ‘take back words’ campaign

    Patna: Escalating his war of words with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his DNA barb, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today announced launch of “take back your words” campaign, saying the PM’s remark was an “insult” to the people of the state.

  • Vodafone

    Vodafone offers Double Data plan for it’s pre-paid customers

    Last month Vodafone had introduced an exciting offer of double data on 1GB or 2GB 3G pack for a limited period. The company has brought back the same for its pre-paid customers known as “VodafoneDoubles” which is also available only till the end of September. The plan has been launched in the Mumbai and Kerala circles but will span out across all its circles in a timely manner.

  • flood

    Myanmar flood death toll tops 100, one million affected

    Hinthada (Myanmar): The death toll from severe flooding across Myanmar has topped 100, state media reported today, with nearly one million people affected as fears intensify for the country’s crucial rice bowl region.

  • Car bombing

    Huge blast hits Kabul airport road, casualties feared

    Kabul: A huge blast struck near the entrance of Kabul’s international airport today during the peak lunchtime period, officials said, warning that heavy casualties were expected. “The explosion occurred at the first check point of Kabul airport,” said deputy Kabul police chief Sayed Gul Agha Rouhani.

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    Akhilesh Yadav  wants air service between Varanasi, Andaman

    Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to start a new air service between Andaman and Nicobar islands and Varanasi, officials said on Monday. In a letter addressed to the prime minister, Yadav also demanded a stop over of the Kolkata-Delhi flight at Varanasi. The decision would be of great help to residents of the state living in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, he said.

  • rural india kitchen

    67% Of Rural Households Still Use Firewood

    More than 67% of rural households in India still depend on firewood or wood chips for cooking. This is a decline of only 12% over two decades, according to the latest data released by the ministry of statistics. The use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking in rural areas has increased from 2% to 15% of households during the period 1993-94 to 2011-12, an increase of 7.5 times. Nearly 10% of rural households

  • Lisa Haydon

    A film’s failure does not demotivate me: Lisa Haydon

    New Delhi: For Lisa Haydon, a movie’s success or failure is a redundant discussion and the actress says she seldom gets disappointed when her films don’t work at the box office.

  • J Jayalalithaa

    Bring fisherman’s body from Bahrain: Jayalalithaa to PM Narendra Modi

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to direct officials at Indian embassies in Bahrain and Qatar to arrange transportation of a fisherman’s body to the state. Fisherman Antony Arun Anish was shot dead by sea pirates on August 6. In a letter to Modi on Sunday, Jayalalithaa said Anish was a contract labourer in a Qatar-based fishing company. He was shot by sea pirates while

  • Indian fishermen arrested

    Sri Lankan courts release Tamil Nadu fishermen

    Rameswaram: Two Sri Lankan courts today ordered the release of 40 fishermen arrested by the island nation’s navy for allegedly fishing in their territory in June. While 14 of them belonged to Rameswaram, the rest were from Nagapattinam and Karaikal, Fishermen Association President S Emiret and Secretary N J Bose said. All the 40 fishermen have been released by the respective Judicial Magistrates in Sri Lanka, they said.