Free Press Journal
  • Woman, infant found at rly stn after failed suicide bid

    Mumbai : A woman identified as Monika Vaity (22) was found with her daughter, six-month-old Kavya, near the railway platform of Vidhyavihar station by the Kurla GRP, reportedly after a suicide attempt. Monika was brought by the Kurla GRP to Rajawadi Hospital on Sunday around 11:45pm. She was found when bypassers heard the child crying near platform no. 2 of Vidhyavihar station.

  • Still waiting for ‘Acche Din’, says Thapar

    Mumbai : India has not seen ‘Achche Din’ yet as promised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his election campaign, said noted historian Prof. Romila Thapar on Monday speaking at a lecture organised in memory of Dr. Asghar Ali Engineer on ‘Indian Society and the Secular’, at KC College, Churchgate.

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    Distorted content threatens India’s fabric

    There are a lot of people — or so I gather from a casual perusal of the social media — that believe General V.K. Singh was quite unfairly pilloried for his unfortunate ‘dog’ analogy. They are right, but only half right.

  • Army cautions people against Pak attempts to engineer terror acts

    Jammu : Asserting that attempts will be made by Pakistan to engineer terrorism in Kathua-Samba region in Jammu, a top Army commander on Monday cautioned people and ex-servicemen to remain vigilant to foil such designs.

  • Pak overcome Eng to clinch Dubai Test

    Dubai : Pakistan’s bowlers wore down tough resistance from England’s tail to win the second Test by an emphatic 178-run margin here today, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Leg-spinner Yasir Shah (4-87) and left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar (3-53) shared the bowling honours as England, set a daunting 491-run target, were bowled out for 312 late on the fifth day with just 6.3 overs left in the match at Dubai stadium. A win

  • Eating red meat, sausages poses cancer risk: WHO

    London : Consuming processed meats such as bacon, sausages and ham and even red meat may pose cancer risk to humans, the WHO’s cancer research agency cautioned on Monday. In other words, bacon, burgers and sausages are as big a cancer threat as cigarettes. The World Health Organisation report has classified processed meat as carcinogenic alongside arsenic and asbestos. Officials said just 50g of processed meat a day – less than one sausage – increases

  • We will look into Shastri-curator fiasco: Anurag Thakur

    Mumbai : The BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said that the board will look into the details about Indian Team Director Ravi Shastri’s alleged confrontation with Wankhede Stadium curator Sudhir Naik ahead of the fifth and final ODI against South Africa on Sunday. Thakur said that the Standard Operating Procedure will be followed just like it was done when Virat Kohli had abused a journalist of a leading national daily in Perth during World Cup,

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    India to take up mentally ill prisoners’ repatriation

    New Delhi : Geeta, a young speech and hearing impaired Indian woman left stranded in Pakistan for over a decade, arrived here on Monday morning,  as India said repatriation of mentally ill prisoners lodged in jails on both sides of the border would be taken up with Islamabad.

  • Don’t write off Dhoni: Engineer

    Kolkata : Former India wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer backed under-fire limited overs skipper MS Dhoni, saying the time has not yet come to write him off. “Dhoni has done a good job so far. I like him. He reminds me of my younger days. Everyone has his days. He has served the country very well. We shouldn’t be too keen on packing him off,” said Engineer.

  • Rash driving charge against Salman is exaggerated: Lawyer

    Mumbai : The charge against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan that he drove his car in a rash and negligent manner in September 2002 was exaggerated by a witness who was tutored by police to say this, the actor’s lawyer argued on Monday in the Bombay High Court.

  • Unauthorised phone tapping lands Gujarat cops in soup

    GANDHINAGAR : Even as the Gujarat High Court on Monday issued notice to the state government on the sedition charges pressed by the Crime Branch police against three pro-reservation agitating leaders, the cops found themselves in a soup after they inadvertently revealed  that they had carried out unauthorised tapping of their phone calls.

  • AMC suspended in Virar over illegal constructions

    Palghar : The Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) on Monday suspended its Assistant Municipal Commissioner (AMC) who had continued ignoring the increasing number of illegal constructions in his jurisdiction and also allegedly helped the developers get approval for all permissions with the knowledge that the documents used — Non-Agriculture (NA) and Commencement Certificate (CC) — were forged.

  • Mumbai massacre should shake the Indian team up

    Mumbai : The social media, FM Radio stations and the vernacular electronic media with their colourful expressions have had a ball after India lost the last match and with it the ODI series 2-3 to South Africa  in Mumbai. India captain MS Dhoni looked unruffled when he faced the media grilling. Asked where and when things went wrong, he smiled at the media persons and said, after 438 where can you put your finger

  • MS Dhoni not flexible with bowlers: Sunny

    New Delhi : Critical of the way MS Dhoni rotated Indian bowlers during the crushing loss to South Africa in the ODI series-decider, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar said the captain was just not flexible enough in his approach. The home side lost the match by a massive 214 runs in Mumbai last night, giving South Africa their first bilateral series win on Indian soil. The Indians crumbled while chasing a mammoth target of 439

  • Humans only have one sense, not five: study

    Washington : Humans do not have five senses but most likely one, according to a neuroscientist in the US who suggests that taste, smell, touch, sound and sight may be part of the same system, reports PTI.