Free Press Journal
  • Rome’s Trevi fountain springs back to life

    Rome : The famous Trevi fountain in Rome restarted follwing a 2 million euro ($2.1 million) restoration project funded by Italian luxury fashion house, Fendi.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Maha crime conviction rate goes up to 42% in BJP regime: CM

    Thane: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the rate of conviction in crimes in the state was improved to 42 per cent from previous 8 per cent after his government came to power last year. “On the account of various measures taken by government, the rate of conviction of crimes which was just 8 per cent before this government took over has now gone up to 42 per cent. We should

  • Cong ‘surprised’ at BJP’s success in local bodies polls in rural areas

    Mumbai: Even as Congress is “surprised” at the electoral success of BJP in rural and semi rural areas for Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayat polls in Maharashtra, the NCP today said the number of seats won by the combined opposition (Congress-NCP) is more than that of the ruling party.

  • Same-sex virtual avatar can boost healthy behaviour

    New York : Creating an online persona to better resemble its human user may lead to improved health and exercise behaviours, say researchers, including one of Indian-origin.

  • Pawan Hans crash: chances of pilots’ survival bleak

    Mumbai: 24 hours after a Pawan Hans helicopter with two pilots on board crashed into the Arabian Sea off Mumbai coast, Defence sources said the chances of their survival was “bleak” even as Navy and Coast Guard continued their search and rescue operation. Captain E Samuel and T K Guha, were the only people onboard the ill-fated aircraft when it crashed at Mumbai High offshore oilfield of the ONGC last evening minutes after

  • Complying with SC order on advertisements: AAP govt to HC

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government today told Delhi High Court that it was complying with Supreme Court’s directions on government advertisements in “letter and spirit”. The submission was made before a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath by the Delhi government which also said the Centre was yet to set up a committee to oversee release of advertisements by governments and their agencies, as directed by the

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    UK will raise Moody’s concerns with Modi: Foreign Secretary

    London: The UK will take up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the warning by Moody’s Analytics that there has been a rise in ethnic tensions in India which could affect its credibility overseas, during his maiden visit to the UK next week, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said today.

  • Smartphone apps may be ineffective for weight loss

    Washington : Smartphone apps that track exercise, calories and weight loss goals may not be enough for young adults to lose weight, according to new study.

  • Pitch row: Wankhede curator says awaiting MCA reply to letter

    Mumbai: The controversy over the batting track prepared for the fifth ODI between India and South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium, where the visito s hammered the hosts by 214 runs to win the series last month, is yet to die down. Pitch curator Sudhir Naik, who has accused Indian team Director Ravi Shastri of abusing him during the game after the Proteas ran up a record-high score of 438, said today he

  • Graft case: Court asks CBI to verify death of two accused

    New Delhi: A special court has asked CBI to verify whether two of the five persons it summoned as accused in a graft case in which ex-Union minister P K Thungon was awarded a four-and-a-half-year jail term have died. Special judge Ajay Kumar Jain had summoned five persons as accused on July 21 while convicting Thungon and three others in a cheating and corruption case lodged by CBI 17 years back. These five

  • Exit polls predict close fight in Bihar with edge to Nitish

    New Delhi: Exit polls at the end of five- phased polling in Bihar assembly elections today predicted a close fight with majority of them giving an edge to the grand alliance of JDU-RJD-Congress over the BJP-led NDA grouping. Polls on Times Now in association with C-Voter predicted 122 seats in a house of 243 to the grand alliance while News X predicted 130 to 140 seats for it. The two channels gave the

  • `Love birds` Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton officially dating

    Washington D.C : If you ever dreamt of Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton romancing together, then it’s a dream come true for you as they are officially dating. The 39-year-old singer’s representative confirmed that the two are officially a couple, reports E! Online.

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    WICB hopeful of BCCI lifting suspension of bilateral tours

    Kingston: The West Indies Cricket Board is hopeful of the BCCI lifting the suspension of bilateral series after the Caribbeans pulled out midway through the India tour last October with the Indian Board likely to deliberate on it in its Annual General Body Meeting on November 9. The BCCI had slapped punitive damages on WICB amounting to USD 41.97 million for the abandonment of the India tour, besides suspending any bilateral series between

  • Sensex surges

    Sensex expected to touch 35k-level by 2016 end: SocGen

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex would rise to 35,000-level while NSE Nifty would touch 10,750 by end of 2016 on expected pick up in corporate earnings, has estimated. In end-December 2015, Nifty would end at 8,600 and the Sensex at 28,000, a little higher than their present levels, the European financial services major said. Benchmark BSE Sensex is currently standing at little above 26,000, while NSE Nifty index is at 8,000 level.

  • Younis Khan earns a recall to Pakistan ODI squad

    Karachi: Pakistan’s senior batsman Younis Khan finally made a comeback to the national one-day squad on Thursday for this month’s one-day series against England in the UAE. Younis was recalled to the national ODI squad for the first time this year after having last played in the World Cup in early March in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Delhi Dynamos FC

    Delhi take on Mumbai in search of top spot in ISL

    New Delhi: Placed comfortably at the second spot at the halfway stage, a confident Delhi Dynamos would look to continue with their impressive form when they take on Mumbai City FC in their eighth round Indian Super League football match here tomorrow. With four wins, one draw and two losses from seven matches, Delhi are on same points — 13 — with FC Pune City but are on second spot on account of

  • ‘Binge-watch’ named word of the year by Collins dictionary

    London: Binge-watch – watching a large number of television programmes in succession – has been named the 2015 Word of the Year by Collins dictionary, after relentless consumption of shows such as ‘Game Of Thrones’ led to increase in its usage by a whopping 200 per cent last year.