Free Press Journal
  • Adarsh

    HC reserves order on Adarsh petitions

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today reserved its order on a bunch of petitions in connection with the scam-tainted Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society in south Mumbai. A division bench of justices R V More and R G Ketkar had in September started final hearing in the petitions including one filed by the society in 2011 challenging an order of demolition passed by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest and a petition filed

  • Former top cop Ribeiro’s book ‘Bullet for Bullet’ released

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Director General of Police (DGP) Pravin Dixit today released former top cop Julio Ribeiro’s book ‘Bullet for Bullet’ here. Addressing the gathering at the launch, Ribeiro, known for leading the Punjab Police during peak Sikh militancy period, said, he was re-releasing his book that was first published in 2000, because he wants to reach out to the youngsters in Police and motivate them with the new book.

  • 23 trains cancelled, 11 diverted in flood-hit TN

    Chennai: The Indian Railways has cancelled as many as 23 trains due incessant rains in Chennai. Confirming the development, Railways’ Public Relations Officer Anil Saxena on Wednesday said, “We have cancelled 23 trains, while 11 have been diverted and eight partially cancelled due to heavy rains.”

  • Chennai rain: Navy deploys choppers, remotely-piloted aircraft

    Chennai: Divulging details of measures being taken by the Indian Navy to rescue the people stranded in flood-hit Chennai, Naval Officer in-charge of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu Alok Bhatnagar said the Indian Navy on Wednesday deployed helicopters and remotely-piloted aircraft that would be functional as the weather permitted.

  • David Cameron aiming for EU deal before Christmas: Donald Tusk

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron, who is negotiating with Britain’s EU partners on its conditions of membership, is aiming for a deal at an EU summit in December, European Council President Donald Tusk has said.

  • Pankaj Advani

    I am still learning the game: Ace cueist Pankaj Advani

    Mumbai: Despite having 15 world titles to his name, India’s ace cueist Pankaj Advani believes he is still learning the game, also adding that he dreams of being followed by tennis legend Roger Federer on Twitter someday soon.

  • ‘Tired’ of transfers, IPS officer Pandey seeks deputation at Centre

    Mumbai: Apparently fed up with his frequent transfers, senior Maharashtra IPS officer Sanjay Pandey has sought deputation at the Centre by applying for the post of CEO of National Intelligence Grid (Natgrid). Pandey, currently posted as Deputy Commandant, Home Guards and Deputy Director, Civil Defence, sent an application in this regard to Director of MHA, North Block on November 27 and has also submitted a copy for needful action in the matter

  • Curator does not decide result of the game: Daljeet Singh

    Chandigarh: Livid with criticism that pitches for the series against South Africa are not sporting enough, Chairman of BCCI’s pitches and grounds committee Daljeet Singh today sought to downplay the hype surrounding the nature of turf, saying curator does not decide the result of the game.

  • Maha Cong leader demands renaming of varsity after former CM

    Mumbai: A Congress leader has demanded that the Nashik-based Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) be named after former state chief minister, the late Vasantdada Patil. State Congress General Secretary Yashwant Happe, who was a close aide of Patil, in a letter to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also mentions a reported move to name the varsity after the late Gopinath Munde even as he urges that MUHS be named after Patil.

  • Govt exempts shipbuilding inputs from customs, excise duties

    New Delhi: To promote indigenous shipbuilding industry as part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, inputs used in ship manufacturing and repair have been exempted from customs and central excise duties, the government today said. “Inputs used in ship manufacturing and repair have been exempted from Customs and Central Excise Duties with effect from November 24, 2015,” an official statement said.

  • Benzema crucial for us, claims Real coach Rafael Benitez

    Madrid: Real Madrid head coach Rafael Benitez has responded to the statements of French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who said on Tuesday that if an athlete is not “exemplary” then he has “no place within the France team” in reference to forward Karim Benzema, whom the Spanish football giants’ tactician believes is “crucial” for them.

  • No Indian in ICC Test team, Mohammad Shami lone player in ODI XI

    Dubai: No Indian cricketer figured in the ICC’s Test team of the Year 2015, while pacer Mohammad Shami was the lone representative from among the ‘Men in Blue’ to find a place in the ODI team of the Year, which were announced by the world body today.

  • Delhi Dynamos aim to blast Blasters

    New Delhi: Delhi Dynamos will aim to utilise their Indian Super League (ISL) match against Kerala Blasters here on Thursday as a tune-up for their semi-final preparations, having qualified for the play-offs.

  • YuppTV

    YuppTV launches on-demand movie streaming service

    Mumbai: YuppTV, an Internet-based TV streaming service provider, today launched an on-demand movie streaming service YuppFlix. The service offers a library of over 5,000 movies in 12 languages across all genres, the company said in a statement. “The Indian expat communities living overseas have limited access to legal regional movie content. Having established YuppTV as the digital destination for over-the-top Indian content, we felt the time was right for us to launch YuppFlix

  • Child pornography: Govt starts steps to access Interpol’s list

    New Delhi: In order to check online child pornography, government has initiated steps to devise a mechanism to access Interpol’s ‘worst-of-list’ through CBI and disable such content on internet. The government is also in touch with internet service providers (ISPs) on upgradation of their infrastructure and technology so as to address the shortcomings with regard to identifying and blocking encrypted websites. “In order to effectively deal with online child pornographic contents, Government has

  • Sensex red down

    Markets provisionally close in the red 

    Mumbai: Lack of any positive trigger coupled with negative macro economic data points and caution over the upcoming US rate hike subdued Indian equity markets. Investors were disappointed due to lack of movement over goods and services tax (GST) bill during the winter session of parliament.

  • Chennai Rains: Next 48 hours more critical

    Chennai: The weather office here has predicted more rains for next 72 hours in Chennai but next 48 hours are very critical as heavy rainfall is expected due to presence of a low pressure in Bay of Bengal. “Due to low pressure rainfall will continue and next 48 hours will be very critical in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry with some places receiving heavy to very heavy rainfall,” Regional Meteorological Department Director, S R Ramanan