Free Press Journal
  • Tycoon throws big, fat Kerala wedding

    Thiruvananthapuram : NRI business tycoon Ravi Pillai stunned Keralites by organising a lavish wedding for his daughter at Kollam on Thursday.

  • Pendency of cases biggest challenge to legal system: CJI

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India H L Dattu on Thursday said that the delay in the disposal of cases and their pendency was the single biggest challenge that confronts the country’s legal system and innovative ways have to be found to address the situation.

  • Almost over

    Navi Mumbai : The hopes of making it to the semi-finals of the second season of the Indian Super League (ISL) were all but shattered for visitors Kerala Blasters FC and hosts Mumbai City FC after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw at the DY Patil Stadium here on Thursday. Striker Antonio German scored the equaliser (89th minute) for Kerala much to the surprise of the home crowd before Spanish midfielder Juan

  • Railways now get cheaper electric supply from Dabhol power plant

    Mumbai : ­The Railways started receiving electricity at lower costs from Dabhol power plant in Ratnagiri from Thursday morning. Through this, the Central Railway (CR) will save approximately Rs 1,000 crore every year and energy cost saving is expected to be in the range of Rs 2.50 to Rs 3.50 per unit.

  • Central agency approves loan proposal for two Metro lines

    Mumbai : The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) has cleared the proposal for financial assistance for Dahisar-DN Nagar (Metro 2A) and Dahisar East-Andheri East (Metro 7) corridors from the Asian Development Bank.

  • ATK meet Pune City

    Kolkata : After being propelled to the top of the league table by the likes of Sameegh Doutie and Iain Hume, a confident Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) side will face fifth-placed FC Pune City in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Salt Lake Stadium.

  • President Pranab Mukherjee during a meeting with Ashok Vajpeyi, Vivan Sundaram and Om Thanvi at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday.

    Return of awards sparked debate on intolerance: Prez

    New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee has said that the return of awards by writers and intellectuals was “evidently spontaneous” and a way of protest that has triggered a nation-wide debate on the issue of intolerance, a release issued today by a group of intellectuals has claimed.

  • State doctors continue protest after demands are partially met

    Mumbai : After their demands were partially fulfilled by the state education minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday, resident doctors across the state will be continuing their protest wherein they will not resume their services at Out-Patient Departments (OPD). No action has been taken against former vice-dean of Government Medical College and Hospital Dr Makrand Vyavahare who was accused of sexual harassment of two resident doctors in Nagpur.

  • ‘Don’t want wickets in Ranji where match ends in 2 days’

    Kolkata : Former India captain Rahul Dravid was very critical of the pitches being prepared in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, where “getting six to seven wickets by bowling darts” has become the order of the day and said that it will prove to be detrimental towards producing “good cricketers”. Dravid made no bones about the fact that such pitches like these are “waste of time, energy and money.”

  • Ban polygamy, Muslim group writes to Modi

    New Delhi : Seeking “justice and equality for Muslim women”, a Muslim group has demanded a ban on polygamy and compulsory registration of marriages to secure equality and dignity for Muslim women.

  • Supreme Court asks Centre to create addl vacancies in Army

    New Delhi : Soldiers give “the best part of their lives” to the country, the Supreme Court observed today while urging the government to create additional vacancies in the armed forces.

  • Mathadi workers’ leader passes away

    MUMBAI: Senior Mathadi labour leader Baburao Ramishte (65) passed away on Thursday. He was unwell for the last two years and was admitted in Bombay hospital and died during treatment.

  • Urwashi beats Ashita in thriller

    Mumbai : Urwashi Joshi of Jindal, Mumbai escaped to a nail-biting 3-2 win over Ashita Bhengra of Tamil Nadu to enter the women’s final, in the 72nd CCI-Western India Open Squash Tournament, at the Cricket Club of India on Thursday. Second seed Joshi snatched the most absorbing match of the day following an 11-8, 8-11, 12-10, 11-13, 11-9 win in a contest that could have gone either way. Urwashi started off well but endured

  • No gender bias in Indian navy, says its chief

    Kannur (Ker): Dismissing suggestions of gender bias in Indian Navy, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral R K Dhowan today said they will prepare themselves for the future when women can be on ships.

  • 14,000 posts lying vacant in civic body

    Mumbai : It has come to light that around 14,000 posts are lying vacant in the BMC of which 9,500 fall in the Grade D category – including peons, office boys and caretakers, while over 4,500 posts are vacant due to delayed inter-departmental promotions in the BMC.

  • Customs into semis

    Mumbai : Mumbai Customs and Mumbai FC won close matches to set up a semi final clash at the 109th RCF Nadkarni Cup football tournament organized by RCF under the aegis of MDFA at the RCF sports complex. In the keenly contested third and fourth quarter finals, Mumbai Customs beat Indian Navy 9-8 while, Mumbai FC defeated Union Bank of India (UBI) 1-0. In the third quarter final that went into penalty shootouts, Mumbai Customs

  • SC grants time to Centre to spell its stand on Ram Sethu

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today granted four weeks of time to the Centre for filing its response to a plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy that he wanted to withdraw his 2009 petition against the Sethusamudram project as the government has decided that the mythological bridge, Ram Sethu, would not be dismantled.

  • Actor, wife cheated of Rs 35 lakh by woman

    Mumbai : Famous actors Sachin Pilgaonkar and his wife Supriya have reportedly been cheated of Rs 35 lakh by a Pune-based woman. The actors have launched a complaint at Versova police station and the case is being investigated by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW).

  • Bihar liquor ban should be ‘participatory’: Experts

    New Delhi : Bihar on Thursday joined the states that have banned liquor, with newly-elected Chief Minister Nitish Kumar prohibiting the sale and consumption of alcohol from April 1, 2016. But experts feel the decision should be “participatory” and not a “political agenda”.