Free Press Journal
  • Tragic end to ‘Batman’

    Washington : A man known for dressing up in a Batman superhero costume to cheer up sick children in hospital was struck and killed on a US highway after his “Batmobile” broke down, reports said. Lenny Robinson, 51, had got out of his Lamborghini, customised to resemble the Caped Crusader’s  “Batmobile”, on

  • Lending rates headed lower: ICICI Bank CEO

    New Delhi : With inflation under control, lending rates will gradually come down as India is moving towards softer interest rate environment, largest private sector lender ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar said.

  • Callgirl robs son of an MP in Santacruz

    Mumbai : Son of an MP from Uttar Pradesh was allegedly robbed of Rs 1.50 lakh in cash by a callgirl and her driver in suburban Santacruz here, police said on Tuesday. The victim lodged an FIR against the duo at Vakola police station yesterday alleging that the incident occurred on the night of August 16 after he had hired the service of the callgirl through an agent, said senior inspector M Vavhale.

  • Transparent partner key to stress-free romantic life

    New York : Romantic relationships that are supportive with fewer negative interactions will lead to a better psycho-social adjustment among young adults, finds a study, reports IANS.

  • Lenovo to make phones in Chennai with Flextronics

    The move follows Foxconn beginning production of smartphones in the country for Chinese brands including Xiaomi and OnePlus after the govt raised import tariffs to attract investment in manufacturing (more…)

  • People care about privacy

    India urgently needs a privacy law

    The two BJP governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra appear to be imposing a skewed morality on its citizens by dictating what is right and wrong. The government declared before the Supreme Court that the right to privacy was not a fundamental right when the converse is true because the apex court has recognised the right to privacy as flowing from the right to life and liberty guaranteed by Article 21

  • Wireless, implantable device to stimulate nerves soon

    New York : Scientists have created a miniature device that combines optogenetics – using light to control the activity of the brain – with a novel technique for wirelessly powering implanted devices, reports IANS.

  • MBMC spending Rs 34L a month on loo maintenance raises stink

    Mira Road : The Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) spends Rs 34 lakh per month towards maintaining public toilets across the twin-city, thanks to an unexplained switch-over from the ‘No Profit, No-Loss’ format to an expenditure incurring one.

  • Dacoity at gun point in Vasai

    This is second such incident after the infamous Chaddi-Banian gang had targeted the similar locality, barely 15 days ago, which also houses the Palghar additional SP office. (more…)

  • Smartphone shipments rise 25% in Q2, Samsung tops list

    Bengaluru : Smartphone shipments grew 24.8 % to 24.41 million units during the April-June period, with Korean handset maker Samsung continuing to hold the numero uno position in the Indian market, research firm CyberMedia Research (CMR) said in a statement.

  • Indian-American endorsed in NY state elections

    New York : A prominent Indian-American businessman here has been endorsed by a US politician in the upcoming New York state council elections saying that he has a strong record of “getting results”.            State Senator Tony Avella, a democrat from the 11th New York senate district has chose to back Satnam Singh Parhar, a businessman and civic leader viewed as more of a long-shot candidate, Manhattan-based Observer newspaper reported.

  • Bollywood music not a hit on Indian fashion runways

    New Delhi : There’s instrumental music, jazz, original soundtrack, western classical, live and more, but Bollywood songs are increasingly being given a miss at fashion galas in India. For some fashion designers, Hindi songs “distract” the audience and for some they don’t suit the mood of the collection.

  • SBI mkt leader despite facing constraints as a PSU unit: FM

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley praised State Bank of India saying it has become the market leader despite the constraints which a state-run institution faces as against the freedom enjoyed by the private sector.

  • Affordable housing: Maha to rope in private builders

    Mumbai : The State government will soon come up with a new policy that will make it mandatory for private builders to transfer a certain housing stock to Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA).

  • Govt offers cos help but says spectrum no villain in call drops

    New Delhi : Hitting out at telecom operators for lack of investment in networks leading to call drops, the government said they cannot escape the responsibility of meeting standards as it is their basic service obligation.

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  • Drought

    Year after year, politics on drought

    You do not need an expert to tell you that monsoon this season has been irregular and inadequate, but you need a politician to tell you how badly it is going to impact life in cities as well as rural areas in Maharashtra. Year after year, the state legislature has discussed drought like conditions and debated what kind of permanent steps should be initiated to end this dependence on vagaries of monsoon. The

  • Children with larger oral vocabularies good at studies

    New York : Children with larger oral vocabularies by age two arrive at kindergarten better prepared academically and behaviourally than their peers, a study says, reports IANS.

  • Girl films Cameron eating Pringles on budget flight

    London : An eagle-eyed girl has not only taken a secret selfie with British Prime Minister David Cameron but also clicked snaps of him tucking into a tube of Pringles while on a budget flight to Portugal, sparking incredulity on social media, reports PTI.