Free Press Journal
  • Indrani probe focus shifts to ‘poisoning’

    Mumbai : In a fresh twist to the ongoing probe into former media magnate Indrani Mukerjea’s sudden hospitalisation, a senior Maharashtra Home Department official on Monday said it was being ascertained whether she was “poisoned” inside the jail.

  • 50% small pharma units shut down after introduction of GMP

    Indore : It’s quite alarming that the growth rate of small pharam units is still in the negative zone since 3 years. Moreover, over 125 such units have been forced to shut down. The amendments in the Drug and Cosmetics Act in 2008 have proved to a boom for the small units of the vital health care sector.

  • Indian-origin former mayor behind UK crash

    London : A 77-year-old Indian-origin former mayor of a town was driving the double-decker bus which crashed into a supermarket in England’s Coventry city, killing two persons, including an eight-year-old boy, media said on Monday. Kailash Chander is understood to have lost control and driven on to the pavement before hitting at least four lampposts and crashing into the city centre store on Saturday evening, reports PTI.

  • Pope Francis prays before delivering a speech to cardinals and bishops during the synod on the family. -AFP

    Pope urges Church to move ahead as gay issue overshadows synod

    Vatican City : Pope Francis said on Monday that the Church was “not a museum” but a place for progress, as members of a key synod started three weeks of debate aimed at reshaping Catholic teaching on the family.          Francis urged a spirit of “solidarity, courage and humility” as the Catholic Church’s conservative and liberal wings began tackling hot-button topics from communion for remarried divorcees to acceptance of homosexuality, reports AP

  • A file picture shows the Arch of Triumph among the Roman ruins of Palmyra, 220 kms northeast of the Syrian capital Damascus. Islamic State extremists have blown up the famous Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. AFP

    ISIS blows up Arch of Triumph in Syria’s Palmyra

    Beirut : Islamic State extremists have blown up the famous Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the country’s head of antiquities said on Monday, as the jihadists press their campaign to tear down the treasured heritage site. The militants have carried out a sustained campaign of destruction against heritage sites in areas under their control in Syria and Iraq, and in mid-August beheaded Palmyra’s 82-year-old former antiquities chief.

  • 3 share Nobel medicine prize for new tools to kill parasites

    Stockholm : Three scientists from the US, Japan and China won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discovering drugs to fight malaria and other tropical diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people every year.

  • 5 dead migrants found washed up in Libya, says Red Crescent

    Tripoli : The bodies of 85 migrants have been found washed up on the coast of Libya, a major departure point for the sea crossing to Europe, the Red Crescent said on Monday. Since Tuesday, volunteers have recovered dozens of bodies of migrants in an advanced stage of decomposition on beaches near the capital, spokesman Mohamed l-Misrati said. They found 75 bodies around Tripoli and another 10 in Sabratah, 70 kilometres to the

  • Liverpool boss Rodgers sacked

    London : English Premier League side Liverpool sacked manager Brendan Rodgers after they were held 1-1 by Everton in a Merseyside derby on Sunday. The 42-year-old, who took over in June 2012, was dismissed just hours after the day’s game, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Team India bags silver in karate

    Mumbai : Team India of KWF karate under astute leadership of Shihan Sachin Chavan, won a silver medal at the 7th KWF world karate championships held recently in Chitose city of Hokkaido region in Japan.

  • Jyoti nets Maha win

    Mumbai : Maharashtra girl’s made a bright positive start as they struck once in each half to record an authoritative 2-0 win against Sikkim in the opening Group-C league match of the AIFF National Girls’ Under-18 Football Championship, at Raia, Goa on Monday. The feature of Maharashtra’s win was striker Jyoti Mehra’s brilliant twin strikes, which sealed the win.

  • Hockey: Forwards in focus as India face New Zealand

    Nelson : Boosted by the in-form attackers, the Indian men’s hockey team will look to registering the third consecutive win of their New Zealand tour when they face the Kiwi national team here today.

  • Rishab, Ananya emerge winners

    Mumbai : The pro-league junior chess champions of the city, Rishab Shah and Ananya Gupta of SMCA emerged victorious in the prestigious Maharashtra Government’s Directorate of Sports and Youth Services (DSYS) Under-14 Mumbai division chess selections 2015 concluded recently at Thane.

  • Triple treat for Ambre; Parte, D’Souza lift titles

    Mumbai : Shubham Ambre proved unbeatable as he bagged a hat-trick of crowns, winning the junior boys, youth boys and men’s open finals in the Matunga Gymkhana 5-Star Mumbai City District Table Tennis Tournament, at Matunga Gymkhana.

  • Men’s doubles crown for Abhidnya-Prasad

    Mumbai : Abhidnya Sawant, the current state doubles champion and his old doubles partner Prasad Shetty, outgunned Shlok Ramchandran and Aditya Pandya to bag the men’s doubles crown in the Maharashtra State Open Doubles Challenge, held at Goregaon Sports Club here last night.

  • Vedant, Maana swim for gold

    Mumbai : Vedant Singh of Mumbai was one of two junior (Under 18) swimmers to win the gold medal in the 8th Asian Age Group Aquatic Championship in Bangkok, Thailand. Singh, a product of Glenmark Aquatic Foundation who trains at its high performance centre in Dharavi here, clinched the gold in the 800m freestyle in the boys 10-14 age group, clocking 8:58:76, to finish ahead of his Japanese and Ukrainian rivals, according a

  • 10-man Navy cruise to easy win over GMSC

    Mumbai : Despite playing with a man short for an hour, Indian Navy still proved strong enough and cruised to a facile 5-1 win against G.M. Sports Club in an Elite Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 2015-2016, and played at the Cooperage football ground, on Monday evening.

  • 3 die due to negligence of City private hospitals

    Indore : Three cases of deaths of patients in three private hospitals allegedly by the negligence of the doctors and hospital rocked the city on Monday. Along with creating ruckus at the hospitals, family members of the deceased also lodged police complaints and will also lodge complaints at the District Health Department as well.

  • Samir Kazi capitalizes on marketplace model

    Mumbai : E-commerce has lately become a keenly watched sector in India, especially with the surge in a number of homegrown successful ventures. Meet Samir Kazi, a self-made entrepreneur with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts hailing from the city of dreams ‘Mumbai’.

  • Every new tech comes with safety issues: AERB chairman

    Indore : Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) chairman SA Bhardwaj here on Monday said that the do’s and don’ts should be strictly adhered to while developing new technology else accidents will happen and give rise to safety concerns.