Free Press Journal
  • Jet Airways

    Jet Lite to merge with Jet Airways

    Mumbai: Airlines major Jet Airways on Wednesday said its low cost subsidiary Jet Lite will merge with it, so as to reap benefits out of shared synergy in terms of compliance, governance and costs. According to the company, board of directors of both the airlines approved the merger of Jet Lite with Jet Airways, which is subject to compliance and consent with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements.

  • China still a red card for markets, Sensex takes a 243-pt hit

    Mumbai: Markets continued to remain on the backfoot today — registering the lowest close over a year — as the BSE Sensex ended lower by 243 points dragged down by a set of global cues, including unimpressive manufacturing numbers from China, Europe and the US. Apparently, the government’s decision to scrap minimum alternate tax — which is being hailed as a “bold step” — was not enough to save the day.

  • Govind P. Pansare

    Pansare’s kin seeks SIT probe into murder;state to reply in HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked Maharashtra government to file its response within a week to a petition seeking constitution of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the killing of noted activist and Communist Party of India leader Govind Pansare.

  • Narendra Dhabolkar Murder case

    Narendra Dabholkar murder: HC unhappy with delay in probe

    Mumbai: With no breakthrough yet in the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar two years ago, the Bombay High Court today expressed concern over the delay in the probe, noting close monitoring of investigation was required. A division bench of Justices R V More and R G Ketkar directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file a status report in a week on the probe done by it so far.

  • Maharshtra mulls more water cuts for industries

    Mumbai: In view of the serious drought conditions prevalent in the Marathwada region, the Maharashtra government is mulling to further cut down water supply for the industries in the area from the current 10 per cent, imposed a month ago. State Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan today said that the government is hoping for some rainfall in the upcoming week, and if rainfall is not received, further water cuts would be imposed from

  • ganpati

    10 best religious destinations of Lord Ganesha

    It is that time of the year where we are all set to welcome Lord Ganesha, with open hearts and loud chants of Ganpati Bappa Morya. A soothing saviour for a depressed soul, bringing gallons of joy. Devotees offering prayers, mouth watering modaks, creating a religious aura for 11 days all across Maharashtra. People visit the highly decorated Ganpati pandals to take a glimpse of Lord Ganesha’s various avatars. We bring to

  • Addl collector, tehsildar booked for harassing woman colleague

    Mumbai: A case has been registered against an additional collector and a tehsildar in Maharashtra’s Nanded district for alleged sexual harassment of a woman revenue officer, police said. A case has been registered under section 354 of IPC at Degloor police station, they said adding that no arrests have been made so far.

  • Bihar Mid-day meal incident

    64 students fall sick after consuming midday meal in UP

    Lucknow: Around 64 students fell sick due to suspected food poisoning after consuming mid-day meal at a Government Primary school at Juggaur in Chinhat area here today, officials said. This is the second incident of students falling ill after eating mid-day meal in the state capital in the last over one month time.

  • CWG scam: main accused T.P Singh sentenced to six years in jail

    New Delhi: In the first conviction in the Commonwealth Games scam, a Delhi Court on Wednesday sentenced five persons, including four MCD officials to a four year jail term, each in the 2010 CWG street lighting case.The main accused, T.P Singh has been sentenced to 6 years in jail. The other accused have been accorded with 4-year jail sentence.

  • income tax

    Last date for e-filing of I-T return extended to Sep 7

    New Delhi: The government today extended the last date for e-filing of Income Tax return by a week to September 7. The government had received various representations that tax payers have faced difficulties in e-filing of returns across the country due to slowing down of certain e-services on August 31, 2015, the earlier due date.

  • ISIS

    ISIS could smuggle mustard gas to Europe :report

    London: The Islamic State terror group is in possession of deadly mustard gas stockpiles and could smuggle it out of Syria to target Europe, according to a media report. The ISIS is behind a spate of mustard gas attacks in Syria and may have enough of the killer substance to slaughter tens of thousands, The Daily Mirror reported.

  • Joshua Wong

    Hong Kong student activist leader Joshua Wong to face trial

    London : Joshua Wong, the student leader of the Hong Kong democracy protests, will be put on trial in connection with charges relating to the storming of the government headquarters nearly a year ago. According to the Guardian, Wong pleaded not guilty to charges of inciting and participating in an illegal assembly at a magistrates court on Wednesday. The 18-year-old led the protest movement last year against Beijing’s plan to restrict elections for the

  • Parenting

    Indian company creates social media for parenting

    Chennai: With families going nuclear, young Indian parents increasingly face the challenge of parenting their offspring properly, said a top official of a social media parenting platform company here.

  • Akshay Singh

    Vyapam case: CBI collects Aaj Tak journalist’s medical reports

    New Delhi: In its probe to unravel the cause of the mysterious death of Aaj Tak journalist Akshay Singh, CBI has collected his medical reports from his family to ascertain whether he had any medical history which might have led to his death. CBI sources said the medical reports of Singh, who was trailing the story of Vyapam beneficiary Namrata Damor, have been collected and sent to a medical board to ascertain if

  • prakash javdekar

    Maintaining quality of forests a major challenge: Javadekar

    New Delhi: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar today termed maintenance of forest as a “major” challenge and urged research institutes to draw a “distinct plan” of improving the quality of forests. Urging forest and wildlife officers to focus on 4 I’s — image, innovation, initiative, and interaction, Javadekar stressed on the need for ensuring people’s participation in changing the quality of forests.

  • Turkish workers, Masked Men

    Masked men kidnap 16 Turkish workers in Baghdad

    Baghdad: Masked men in military uniforms kidnapped 16 Turkish workers and engineers in Baghdad today, bundling them into several SUVs and speeding away, Iraqi security officials said.

  • MediaTek partners with Micromax to launch processor

    New Delhi: Fabless semi-conductor company and Silicon major Mediatek on Wednesday announced a strategic collaboration with Indian handset-maker Micromax to launch its new family of Helio processors in the country.

  • P J Kurien

    Success of parliament control depends on vigilance of MPs: P J Kurien

    United Nations: Success of parliamentary oversight depends on the vigilance of the lawmakers, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien has said. Kurien attended a discussion on ‘Parliamentary Oversight – Challenges and Opportunities’ here yesterday focusing on to what extent Parliament exercises its oversight powers in practice and how could Government responsiveness be increased In his intervention, the Deputy Chairman elaborated on the number of devices available with Indian Parliament  to  ensure accountability of the government. In this context the Deputy Chairman