Free Press Journal
  • Anti-BJP combo rushes to Election Ccommission

    New Delhi :  Arguing that allowing Prime Minister Narendra Modi to go ahead with his planned ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on September 20th would be giving a completely unfair advantage to BJP, the three party secular grand alliance has called upon the Election Commission to stop it, as this would be a violation of the basic principle of holding free and fair elections.

  • Irate mob throws station master on railway track

    Mumbai :  “I was pleading with folded hand but they did not listen to me,” said 51-year-old Ashok Azad, the station master at Vile Parle station, who was assaulted by agitated mob of commuters on Tuesday night. As the movement of slow trains was restricted, a group of agitated commuters entered his office and demanded for some slow trains to be started. The mob warned Azad that if he failed to do

  • My patience is over: Judge Y D Shinde

    Mumbai :  The convicts in the Mumbai serial train blasts case on Wednesday continued to examine witnesses before the trial court to establish that they were reformed and hence should get only the minimum punishment.

  • Don’t ‘like’ her post? FB to soon have ‘Dislike’ button

    New York : Looks as if the social networking site has finally listened to its nearly 1.5 billion Facebook users. According to its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, a “Dislike” button is soon coming to Facebook that will let you reveal true feelings on your friends’ wall or respond to anti-humanity posts, reports IANS.

  • Saudi Diplomat, Rape case

    Saudi diplomat accused of rape leaves India

    New Delhi :  The Saudi Arabian diplomat, who was charged with confinement and rape of two Nepalese women, on Wednesday left the country. “”We have learnt that the first secretary Majed Hassan Ashoor who was allegedly accused of raping two Nepalese women has left India,” spokesperson in External Affairs Ministry Vikas Swaroop said.

  • Narendra Modi

    Crossing the ‘lakshman rekha’

    The forthcoming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the US has sharpened fissures in the Indian-American community of academics and other professionals. This should have been avoided. But the reverberations of the divisive politics at home were bound to be heard in faraway places as well, especially among highly-educated Indian-Americans who remain connected to the home country through various modes of communications. Yet, allowing their hostility to trump the national interest

  • BJP president Amit Shah with former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi during the launch of 160 Parivartan Raths as part of NDA's Bihar poll campaign,

    Politics: Game of uncertainties

    The ink had barely dried on the alliance worked out between the BJP, the Lok Janshakti Party of Ram Vilas Paswan, Upendra Kushwaha’s Rashtriya Lok Samta Party and the late entrant Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha when the LJP’s heir-apparent and son of Ram Vilas, Chirag Paswan, told a specially-convened media conference in Patna: “There is no smoke without fire,” referring to reports on LJP being upset with the BJP for

  • Dengue, Delhi

    India Healthcare System: Apathy and neglect

    The woeful state of the healthcare system in the country is reflected in the deaths of two children from the outbreak of dengue in the national capital. Though Delhi boasts of major public and private hospitals, these seem incapable of coping with the growing number of patients suffering from the dengue fever. Two children died in the last couple of days for lack of facilities in the city hospitals. In fact, a

  • E-commerce braces itself the year’s busiest shopping season!

    Retail the world over follows one simple mantra, “festivities mean insane volumes.” The West has Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year weekends, but in India, the most hectic shopping season of the year kicks off right around Ganesh Utsav and continues well into the New Year. This time of the year sees most communities celebrating their major festivals, from Dussehra to Christmas. And while the West has insane deals that culminate in

  • Double blow for Man United in PSV defeat

    Eindhoven (Netherlands) :  Manchester United saw their Champions League return turn into a nightmare on Tuesday as they not only fell 2-1 against PSV Eindhoven but also lost full-back Luke Shaw with a double fracture of the leg in their Group B opener.

  • Getting Under Water With The Speedo Shine

    Speedo and MisFit have combined forces to launch a new ‘Fitness Tracker’ called Speedo Shine. Specially crafted for swimmers and adorned in the color “pure”, it has been taking over the charts.

  • PV Sindhu wins, Kashyap loses in Korea Open

    Seoul :  Top Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu started her campaign at the Korea Open with a hard-fought win over Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon, but it was curtains for Parupalli Kashyap in men’s singles event at the Super Series tournament on Wednesday.

  • Gurkeerat shines in India A victory

    Bengaluru :  Punjab youngster Gurkeerat Singh’s all-round brilliance enabled India A to comfortably crush Bangladesh A by 96 runs in the first ODI of the three-match series on Wednesday.

  • Additional forces to beef up security

    Mumbai : With the festivals of Bakri Eid and Ganesh Utsav coinciding in September, the Mumbai Police is beefing up security in the city.

  • Tend to thrive under pressure: Gurkeerat Singh

    Bengaluru :  He bailed India A out of troublesome situation after the top-order was back in the hut and Gurkeerat Singh feels that he “thrives” in pressure cooker scenario.

  • Defender Shaw suffers horrific injury

    Eindhoven :  Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has revealed that defender Luke Shaw was in tears after suffering a broken leg against Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven that will keep him out for at least six months.

  • Modi Sarkar woos Bihar with smart villages project

    New Delhi : In a politically smart move, the Modi Sarkar has announced an ambitious smart villages programme based on the cluster model ahead of the Bihar state assembly polls.

  • Bizman on the run held for extortion

    Mumbai : A 58-year-old garment trader, who’s been on the run since 2001, was arrested by the Anti-Extortion Cell of the Mumbai Crime Branch from Gamdevi on Wednesday. The businessman had been on the run for jumping bail in a cheating and forgery case lodged in 2001.