Free Press Journal
  • Madh island residents back police action in ‘moral policing’

    Mumbai: Coming out in support of police action in the ‘moral policing’ episode at Madh island here, residents of the area today threatened to ‘gherao’ the residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis if senior police officers who led the raids were transferred. “We will hold a protest, as part of which we will gherao the chief minister’s residence,” said Naresh Jadhav, a resident of Madh village in north Mumbai’s suburb Malad.

  • Kerala government threatens to withdraw operations from banks

    Thiruvananthapuram:  The Kerala government might consider pulling out all its banking operations from commercial and scheduled banks due to their indifferent attitude to repeated demands for people-friendly schemes, a state minister said on Thursday.

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    Lenovo to lay off over 3,000 employees

    Beijing : Chinese technology giant Lenovo announced on Thursday that it was laying off 3,200 employees following a disappointing last quarter of business.

  • China explosion

    44 killed, over 500 injured in huge explosions in China port

    Tianjin: Massive explosions ripped through a warehouse storing hazardous chemicals in north China’s major port city of Tianjin, killing at least 44 people and leaving over 500 others injured as the blasts unleashed fireballs strong enough to light up the night sky and rain down debris.

  • Benfica to bid for Argentine midfielder Meli: Reports

    Lisbon: Portuguese football club Benfica is preparing a bid to sign  midfielder Marcelo Meli from Argentine club Boca Juniors, according to press reports. The Argentine club are seeking 3.5 million euros ($3.9 million) as transfer amount, half of the player’s value. The other half of the player’s transfer value would go to his former Argentine team Colon, reports Efe. By signing Meli, Benfica would be trying to fill the void left by

  • IAAF offers Uganda’s Kiplagat wildcard to China Worlds

    Kampala: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has offered Uganda’s long distance runner Benjamin Kiplagat a wildcard to take part in the 2015 World Championships in Beijing from August 22-30. Dominic Otuchet, president of the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF), said on Wednesday that Kiplagat’s special invitation now brings the number of Uganda’s athletes for the world event to 11, reports Xinhua. “This is good news because Kiplagat has been working hard

  • Athletics should invest more in anti-doping: Froome

    London: Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome on Thursday said athletics should follow in the footsteps of cycling and invest a lot more money in anti-doping measures. Cycling was riddled with doping scandals earlier but the sport has now been able to crawl out of the mess. But the ongoing doping allegations in athletics threaten to overshadow this month’s World Championships in Beijing. “From what I understand, the testing hasn’t been

  • Shopkeeper attacked in Mumbai, 4 held

    Mumbai: A physically challenged shopkeeper was allegedly attacked with a sword in suburban Chembur following which four persons have been arrested, police said today. The incident took place on Tuesday evening when the main accused Akram Sheikh (28) entered the shop of Rajnish Thakur (36) at P L Lokhande Marg in Chembur and attacked him with a sword, Tilak Nagar police station’s senior inspector Bhagwat Sonawane said.

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    Foodpanda India co-founder Rohit Chadda steps down as MD

    New Delhi: Rohit Chadda, co-founder of online food ordering and delivery firm Foodpanda India, has stepped down as Managing Director of the company and has also resigned form its board. “I have personally decided to step aside from my role as Managing Director of the company to pursue new initiatives. I have resigned from the position from August 1,” Foodpanda India co-founder Rohit Chadda told PTI.

  • Kamran keen to make comeback into Pak squad

    Karachi: Out-of-favour wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal has expressed that he wants to regain his place in the Pakistan squad, insisting that he will always have the desire and passion to play for the national side. Kamran believes that he has been performing well in the domestic cricket even before the 2015 edition of Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He further said that it was upto the selectors to select the best players for the

  • heatwave, Egypt

    Death toll in Egypt heatwave mounts to 76

    Cairo: The death toll due to a severe heatwave, sweeping Egypt since early this week, has risen to 76 after 15 more deaths were reported, mostly of elderly.

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    Delhi govt proposes free WiFi upto 1GB for a month

    New Delhi: Inching closer to the fulfilment of its WiFi promise, Delhi government has proposed to provide free WiFi usage upto 1GB for a month. Ashish Khetan, vice-chairman of Delhi Dialogue Commission, said that the government will provide free WiFi in all government and private colleges within one year, as part of the first phase.

  • Sartaj Aziz

    Pakistan NSA to visit India on August 23 for talks

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister’s Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz today said that he will visit India on August 23 for talks with his counterpart.

  • Gold climbs for sixth day on global cues, rising demand

    New Delhi: Tracking a firming trend overseas and pick up in demand from jewellers, gold continued its upward trend for the sixth straight day and gained another Rs 190 to Rs 26,190 per ten gram at the bullion market today. Silver also strengthened by Rs 400 to Rs 36,100 per kg on the back of increased offtake by industrial units.

  • China blast, Cars

    Hundreds of cars gutted in China blasts

    Beijing: Hundreds of cars were gutted in a series of blasts at a warehouse in China’s Tianjin city, killing 44 people and leaving more than 500 injured, media reported on Thursday.  Rows upon rows of cars were destroyed, with flames and thick smoke engulfing the warehouse that stored dangerous goods. The vehicles were covered in layers of ash, China Daily reported. Visuals showed a large area packed with cars that were gutted.

  • South Korean president Park Geun Hye pardons jailed tycoon

    Seoul: South Korean President Park Geun-Hye announced criminal pardons for 6,500 people today including the head of the country’s third largest conglomerate currently serving his second jail term for multi-million dollar fraud.

  • Assam passes witch hunting prohibition bill

    Guwahati: The state Assembly today unanimously passed the Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015 making any offence under the Act as non-bailable, cognizable and non-compoundable with an aim to eliminate the superstition from society.