Free Press Journal
  • Maha traders against proposed amendments in Iron and Steel Act

    Mumbai: Steel traders from Maharashtra have asked the Centre not to bring “license raj” into the iron and steel sector, which according to them will affect enterprises and ultimately result in the failure of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Make in India’ initiative.

  • Rebecca Hall marries Morgan Spector

    New York: Actress Rebecca Hall married actor Morgan Spector in Saugerties, here over the weekend.  The wedding took place on Saturday, reports The couple celebrated with stars including David Blaine, who performed magic tricks at the reception. The pair first met while co-starring in a Broadway production of “Machinal” in 2014 but have kept their romance out of the spotlight. The wedding news comes over a year after Hall, 33, split

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Fadnavis asks people to join national cleanliness campaign

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today described the national cleanliness campaign as a people’s movement. The Chief Minister wielded the broom at Girgaon chowpatty here as part of this drive, under the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.

  • Good roles being written for heroines: Lara Dutta

    Mumbai: Lara Dutta thinks it is good to see challenging and exciting roles being offered to actresses today. “I think it is far better today than in the past. I never went to producers saying I am back and ready to do work. I feel you are in a time when good female roles are (being) written. It is a blessing to have those roles being offered,” Lara told PTI.

  • Manipur governor Syed Ahmed laid to rest with state honours 

    Mumbai: Manipur Governor Syed Ahmed, who passed away on Sunday, was laid to rest with full state honours at the Rehmatabad cemetery in Byculla in south Mumbai on Monday morning, officials said. Ahmed, 70, passed away after battling cancer at the Lilavati Hospital in Bandra, where he was admitted last week, his son Syed Zeeshan Ahmed said. Ahmed is survived by his wife Syed Hasan Tara, two daughters and son Zeeshan Ahmed.

  • MS Dhoni

    Marco embedded winning mentality in me: Khabra

    Mumbai: Indian midfielder Harmanjot Singh Khabra, who plays for Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League (ISL), said coach Marco Materazzi has embedded in him the mentality to win. Khabra was instrumental in Chennaiyin’s success last year. The East Bengal medio provided the highest number of assists as an Indian in the league.

  • Jose Mourinho admits `he is concerned` about Chelsea’s form

    London : Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is extremely concerned about his team’s form following his side’s 2-2 draw against Newcastle in their Premier League clash at St James’ Park.

  • Ganesh Immersion

    Over 50,000 Ganesha idols immersed in Mumbai

    Mumbai: A peaceful ‘visarjan’ of Lord Ganesha idols marked the end to the ten-day long festival today as lakhs of devotees bid adieu to the elephant-headed deity, including the famous ‘Lalbaugcha Raja’ idol. The immersion process which started since early hours yesterday culminated this morning with over 50,000 idols being immersed amidst fanfare and tight security.

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi’s barbs damaging country’s image: Maha Congress

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress today criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for targeting it on foreign soil, saying his barbs were doing harm to the country’s image rather than the party. Maharashtra Congress spokesperson Anant Gadgil said instead of speaking about the country’s views on foreign policy, the Prime Minister was targeting his country’s opposition.

  • B-Town wishes ‘greatest pride’ Lata Mangeshkar on 86th b’day

    Mumbai: As melody queen Lata Mangeshkar celebrates her 86th birthday today, Bollywood celebrities wished her best of health and happiness. Sonu Nigam, who collaborated with Mangeshkar in films like “Veera Zaara”, “Mujhse Dosti Karoge!” among others, called her the goddess of vocalists.

  • Taliban attack northern Afghan city: official

    Kunduz: Taliban fighters launched a brazen attack on the capital of the northeastern Afghan province of Kunduz today, triggering firefights with police and soldiers in an apparent bid to capture the city.

  • Junta mulls ‘Great Firewall’ for Thailand

    Bangkok: Thailand’s junta is facing growing opposition over plans to introduce a single internet gateway for the country in a bid to increase the government’s ability to monitor the web and block content.

  • Depression

    Drug combo to treat depression in older adults

    Washington: A two-drug combination can help treat older adults with clinical depression when an antidepressant alone is not effective, scientists say.

  • MK Stalin

    ‘Video conference governance’ is on in TN: MK Stalin

    Dindigul (TN): Taking a veiled dig at Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, DMK Treasurer M K Stalin today said everything, including inauguration of projects, was done in Tamil Nadu through video conferencing and alleged the projects did not appear to have been implemented in reality. “Video Conference governance is being done in this state and the projects do not appear to have been implemented in reality. People know whether they got the projects or not,” he

  • sensex down

    Sensex slips into negative zone; falls 71 pts in mid-session

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex slipped into the negative zone by falling over 71 points and the broader Nifty was marginally lower by 20 points during mid-session trade as participants booked profits amid weak global cues.

  • Modi

    APM Modi to address three rallies in Bihar, Jharkhand on October 2

    Patna : Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to address three rallies in Bihar and Jharkhand on October 2, two days after his arrival from the United States. Facing a tough challenge from the Mahagathbandhan(grand alliance) of JD(U)-RJD-Congress in Bihar, the BJP-led NDA has decided to organize 500 rallies, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi alone addressing 20-22 public meetings. Elections for the 243-member Bihar Assembly will be held in five phases between October 12

  • Rape case

    32-year-old woman raped in UP

    Baghpat (UP): A 32-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a youth in Balauni police station area here. The incident took place yesterday when the woman had gone to relieve herself when the 22-year-old accused, from the same village, raped her, In-charge of Balauni police station Omvir Singh said. An FIR has been lodged on the complaint of the woman, Singh said, adding that she has been sent for medical examination today. The incident has led to tension in the

  • Voting

    CEC assures fair, free polls in Bihar

    Patna: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi has assured the political parties that all steps would be taken to ensure free and fair polls in Bihar. The Election Commission team led by Zaidi is in Patna to review poll preparations for the first three phases of assembly elections in the state. Election Commission is undergoing discussion with Commissioners, Inspectors General of Police, DMs and SPs of districts going to the polls in the first