Free Press Journal
  • Laxmikant Parsekar

    No long-term commitment yet for defence expo land: Goa CM

    Panaji: The Goa government has not made any formal commitment yet to the Defence Ministry for allotting land on a permanent basis for holding a biennial defence exhibition, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Thursday.

  • Food rates in Parliament canteen raised in view of subsidy row

    New Delhi: Food items in Parliament canteen will be much dearer from tomorrow, with the rates being hiked in varying degrees in view of controversies over the items being served there at subsidised rates. Accordingly, a veg thali which earlier cost Rs 18 will now be sold for Rs 30 and non-veg thali will cost Rs 60 instead of Rs 33 earlier. A three-course meal will cost Rs 90 instead of Rs 61

  • Grab ‘master key to power’: Mayawati to deprived sections

    Lucknow: Buoyed by the recent panchayat polls victory, BSP chief Mayawati today asked the people of Uttar Pradesh, especially the deprived sections including poor among the upper castes, Dalits and religious minorities, to grab the “master key to power” by electing her party in the upcoming Assembly polls. After drawing a blank in the Lok Sabha polls, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)-backed candidates got the most seats in the recently-concluded panchayat polls.

  • Facebook

    Facebook hits TRAI wall; supporters asked for specific replies

    New Delhi – Facebook’s aggressive Free Basics campaign backfired today with the telecom regulator TRAI asking respondents to its ‘Net Neutrality’ consultation paper to comment on specific issues rather than following a template provided by the social media giant.

  • Adnan Sami

    Singer Adnan Sami to get Indian citizenship 

    Mumbai: In the New Year, noted singer Adnan Sami will become an Indian citizen. He says it’s a “New Year gift”. Home ministry officials on Thursday said Sami will be granted citizenship on Friday. The Indian citizenship was granted after he made a representation to the home ministry on May 26 requesting for it on humanitarian grounds.

  • Quick Hangover Fixes

    We all, have been there and done that! Partied hard the previous night with unlimited booze, only to wake up with a pounding headache and wondering about last night. While the movie – The Hangover was a hilarious, a real hangover isn’t as much fun. It is that time of the year when every overworked Mumbaikar wants to let their hair down and lower their inhibitions. Bringing out the fun loving side of

  • Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi

    Egypt’s new parliament to convene on January 10

    Cairo – Egypt today said the country’s new parliament will convene on January 10, weeks after a legislative election that was marred by a low turnout in the absence of any opposition.

  • Fireworks

    Italian cities ban New Year’s Eve fireworks because of smog

    Milan – Smog is helping to put a damper on New Year’s Eve celebrations throughout Italy, as Rome, Milan and other cities ban fireworks in a bid to avoid aggravating already high levels of air pollution.

  • shiv sena

    Exec editor of Sena’s Hindi mouthpiece quits, may join BJP

    Mumbai: Prem Shukla, executive editor of Shiv Sena’s Hindi language mouthpiece ‘Dopahar ka Saamna’, today resigned from his post. Shukla, not holding any political post with the saffron outfit, is likely to join the BJP, a source close to him said. He was believed to have fallen out with Sena president Uddhav Thackeray of late. Shukla e-mailed his resignation this afternoon to Uddhav, the Editor and Chief Trustee of ‘Prabodhan Prakashan’, the publisher

  • Crude Oil

    Core industry index shows negative growth in November

    New Delhi – The industrial output index for India’s eight core industries (ECI) registered a decline in November, pulled  down by lower crude oil, natural gas, steel, cement and refinery output.

  • Sheena Bora case dominated crime scene in Mumbai

    Mumbai: The sensational Sheena Bora murder case in the nation’s financial capital and its unending twists and turns dominated headlines across the country this year. Other major crime-related incidents included the hooch tragedy in Malvani in which over 100 people died and the case involving self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa.

  • Sebi

    Thyrocare Technologies files IPO papers with Sebi

    New Delhi – Diagnostic company Thyrocare Technologies has filed draft papers with capital markets regulator Sebi to raise funds through an initial public offering.

  • Youth succumbs to clash injuries; 4 arrested

    Mumbai: Four persons were arrested in connection with the death of a youth who succumbed to injuries sustained in a clash between two communities which erupted following the murder of a member of one group over alleged illicit relationship. Four persons were arrested after a mob of 100 people including family members of the youth stormed a police station in suburban Khar here today demanding the arrest of culprits.

  • Course record setters back to vie for Mumbai Marathon honours

    Mumbai: Men’s and women’s course record-setters, Jackson Kiprop of Uganda and Valentine Kipketar of Kenya, would be back to try and better their own three-year-old marks in the 13th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon to be held on January 17, 2016. Marathon specialist Kiprop, whose course record of 2:09:32 was set as a pacemaker in the 2013 race, would also use the event to qualify for next year’s Rio Olympic Games.

  • MMRDA invites bids to appoint consultants for ITS

    Mumbai: City planning authority MMRDA has invited global tenders to appoint a consultant to assist it in the development of an integrated ticketing system (ITS) that will enable passengers to buy tickets for different modes of transport. “Global tenders have been floated to appoint consultants for the integrated ticketing system,” Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) said in a statement.

  • Fiscal deficit touches 87% of BE in Apr-Nov

    Fiscal deficit in the first eight months of current fiscal reached Rs 4.83 lakh crore, or 87 per cent of the Budget Estimate (BE) for the whole 2015-16.

  • Odisha hikes VAT by 14.5% on luxury items, 35% on foreign liquor

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today increased VAT on luxury items from 13.5 per cent to 14 5 per cent besides hiking tax on foreign liquor from 25 per cent to 35 per cent. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here.