Free Press Journal
  • Police personnel to get one lakh houses in 2 yrs

    Mumbai : Maharashtra government has decided to provide a floor space index of 4 for the police housing. The decision was taken on Friday after a review of the police housing projects by the home department, an official release said.

  • Neeraj Pal charged up to defend title

    Mumbai : Defending champion Neeraj Pal is all charged up and set to retain his title in the men’s full marathon of the 5th Vasai Virar Mayor’s Marathon to be run on Sunday, November 22, 2015. The Hyderabad-based Neeraj Pal of the Army Sports Institute, Pune, who produced a strong, disciplined effort last year to complete the race in first place with a time of 2:22.38 will once again be challenged by last year’s

  • Iran Guard simulates capture of Al Aqsa Mosque

    Tehran : Thousands of paramilitary forces from the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guard have held a war game simulating the capture of Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque from Israeli control. Iran’s state media reported today that the forces stormed and “liberated” a replica of the mosque in the exercise.

  • India to host disaster mgmt drill for Saarc

    New Delhi : Delegates from all Saarc nations – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, besides India — will take part in the first joint exercise on strengthening the disaster response mechanism in the region that will start here on November 23.

  • Over 100 constructions demolished in Thane

    Thane : In a massive demolition drive on Saturday, the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) razed more than 100 structures, most of them illegal.

  • Vazirani survives scare

    Mumbai : Fancied Druv Vazirani of Mumbai survived a gruelling opener before advancing to the boys’ under-15 second round, in the 72nd CCI-Western India Open Squash Tournament, at the Cricket Club of India on Saturday. Vazirani endured opening round blues as he rallied from 0-2 to overcome Jaideep Singh Sethi of Delhi 9-11, 6-11, 12-10, 11-3, 11-7 in an exciting encounter. Vazirani ignored the indifferent form in the first two games before discovering his

  • Change the national mood with your writing…

    Indian-American novelist tells Indian writers to write stories aimed at challenging divisive forces that want the country to be “mired in the hatreds of the past”.

  • ‘Family man’ Zuckerberg to go on paternity leave

    Washington : Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that he is planning to take two months of paternity leave upon his first child’s birth, underlining the importance offamily in the life of one of the world’s youngest billionaire.

  • Girl who was gang-raped, filmed fights back

    New Delhi : Fifteen-year-old Bitiya endured unspeakable trauma when she was raped by four upper caste men who filmed the heinous crime for sale in the market. But she stood up to her rapists and is now fighting a case against them in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Man held for rape of step-daughter over 10 years

    Palghar : A man from Vasai in the district has been arrested for allegedly raping his 17-year-old step-daughter since the past ten years, the police said on Saturday.