Free Press Journal
  • India-Pak chill ends: NSAs talk on neutral turf Bangkok

    New Delhi : The brief handshake and unscripted meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Paris last week appears to have been warm enough to shrug off the frost between the two hostile neighbours. Within days of that meeting the two National Security Advisers have met in Bangkok, and a joint statement issued by them left no one in doubt that the talking process has indeed begun.

  • Main hoon na: CJI says don’t fear intolerance

    New Delhi : In a Shah Rukh Khan type of twist to the entire debate on intolerance, Chief Justice of India T S Thakur has said there is no need to fear or worry till the judiciary is “independent” and upholds the rule of law. In an informal exchange with media persons, Justice Thakur said: “”Yeh siyasi pahlu hain (this is a political issue). We have a Rule of Law. So long as Rule

  • Three stabbed at London station in ‘terror incident’

    London : A machete-wielding man reportedly screaming “this is for Syria” stabbed three people at a London Underground train station before the police used a stun gun to arrest him, an assault that Scotland Yard described as a “terrorist incident”. The attack by a man in his late 20s at Leytonstone Tube station, about 10 km east of central London, came just days after Britain launched its first air strikes against terrorist targets inside

  • Serving army man held in spy racket

    New Delhi: A serving army personnel was on Sunday arrested by the Delhi Police from Siliguri in West Bengal in connection with an alleged ISI spy ring, taking to five the number of people taken into custody thus far in the case. The accused, identified as Farid Khan, is an army hawaldar who allegedly shared secret information with suspected intelligence operatives. He was arrested by a Crime Branch team which was rushed

  • India is the second most ‘ignorant’ nation

    London : India has the “dubious honour” of being the second most ignorant nation in the world after Mexico, according to a survey which posed questions on issues like inequality, non-religious population, female employment and internet access. The survey conducted by Ipsos MORI, a London-based market research firm, polled 25,000 people from 33 countries and found that while people “over-estimate what we worry about”, a lot of major issues are underestimated. “Mexico and India

  • Application dates announced for SSC and HSC examinations

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education has announced the dates for the submission of applications for the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) for private students, irregular students and students appearing for a few subjects. Since the application process is online, students are thus informed to contact their respective colleges to submit their online applications as well as fees. Students can submit their

  • Cops, complainants exchange allegations

    Mumbai : Two people have alleged that constables and senior officers assaulted and falsely implicated them when they visited a police station to find information about an FIR filed by them. An inquiry has been ordered into the same by department heads. But the police have a different version. They say that the complainant was in an inebriated condition and abused the police officers.

  • Science camp organised for meritorious girl students

    Mumbai : The science and technology department of the Government of India and Patkar-Varde College in Mumbai is organising a five-day-long science camp for those girl students who secured more than 93.2 marks in the SSC examination to encourage them to pursue their career in research in the fundamental sciences.

  • Sister slits man’s throat in heat of argument

    Mumbai : A petty argument caused the death of a man at the hands of his own sister in a gruesome manner. The incident occurred on Saturday night in Malvani, near Gate No. 3, in the house of the 24-year-old victim, Santosh Shivkumar Yadav. The police have arrested Pratibha Yadav, his sister, for the same.

  • Man succumbs to injuries in hospital

    Indore: A man, who was admitted to a hospital after being hit by a speeding school bus, succumbed to his injuries on Sunday. Police have registered a case and are investigating.

  • AG calls for referendum on a separate Vidarbha

    Nagpur : Maharashtra Advocate General Shreehari Aney has called for a referendum on the issue of carving out a separate Vidarbha state. “If 51 per cent people vote in favour of statehood, then the Centre should create a separate Vidarbha state. I know for sure that more than 80 per cent people in the region will vote in favour of it and that is why the Central government does not have the courage

  • Ambedkar’s thought, vision not fully understood: PM

    New Delhi : Describing B R Ambedkar as a great visionary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said his economic thought and vision is still not fully understood, even though his contribution towards social justice have been fully recognised.

  • ‘Sangh ‘misusing’ Lord Rama’s name’

    Patna : Charging BJP and RSS with using Lord Rama’s name as a political tool for electoral dividends, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday dared the Sangh Parivar to announce the date for construction of a grand Ram Temple at Ayodhya if it was serious about it. “Neither BJP nor RSS have faith in Lord Rama and they only want to use (the name of) the deity as a political tool from

  • India determined not to let Paris climate meet fail: Govt

    Paris : Ahead of key ministerial talks, India today said it is determined not to make the Paris climate meet like past summits where nations returned with “false optimism and fictitious hopes” and would ensure that rich countries pay back their “debt for overdraft” drawn on the carbon space.