Free Press Journal
  • Air India down RCF 4-1

    Mumbai : Former champions and strong title contenders, Air India soared to a comfortable 4-1 win against Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF) in a Pool-B match of the Dabang Mumbai – 50th All India Bombay Gold Cup hockey tournament played at the MHAL-Mahindra Stadium on Friday afternoon. Union Bank of India and Bank of India are the co-sponsors of the tournament. Birendra Lakra, Sameer Dad, Vikram Pillay and Bishan Singh all scored a

  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talks to Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, in New Delhi on Friday.

    Japan to fund 80% of India’s first bullet train, says minister

    New Delhi : A deal on fast trains was a likely key component of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s three-day India visit that commenced on Friday with Tokyo having agreed to loan over three-fourths of the project cost of the first bullet train, estimated at $15 billion, parliament was informed.

  • Automakers term NGT order on diesel cars as “ridiculous, knee jerk”

    New Delhi : Auto industry termed the NGT order banning the registration of diesel vehicles in the Capital as “ridiculous” and said the “knee jerk” reaction of the tribunal would not help in the reduction of air pollution, reports PTI.

  • Expect major block between Borivli and Goregaon tomorrow

    Mumbai : To carry out maintenance work of tracks, signaling and overhead equipments, a major block will be undertaken between Borivli and Goregaon stations from 10.35am to 3.35pm on Sunday on Up and Down Slow lines.

  • Surve adds another gold

    Mumbai : Swapnil Gond from Agnel Gymkhana (Navi Mumbai) and Shwetta Hakke from Dahisar’s VPM Sports Club bag golds in their respective hurdles in style while Thane’s Preet Surve added 200m gold to the yesterday’s 100m and long jump golds in the boys under-16 on the second day of the  India Masters Athletics’ Inaugural  Five-District Open Track And Field Championships, held at the University Stadium here today. Swapnil took a fast start and

  • MNS to abstain from voting for two Mumbai seats

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) will abstain from voting for the two seats from Mumbai in the biennial State legislative Council elections slated to be held at the end of the month. A statement from the Raj Thackeray-led party which has 28 corporators said it will not support any of the candidates. State Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam of Shiv Sena, Bhai Jagtap of Congress, Manoj Kotak of BJP and Prasad Lad,

  • Down the dark hole of economic reforms

    It has been 18 long months since the BJP Government came to power. Undisputedly there has been a reduction in corruption — at least at higher levels. It will take some time for this culture of honesty and efficiency to percolate down. Consequently, most people including myself had expected the economic growth to pick up. That, however, is not happening. The government is claiming increase in growth rate to seven percent. But

  • RBI sees Fed rate hike next week; prepared for ‘any eventuality’

    Kolkata : The US Federal Reserve is likely to hike interest rates by 25 basis points next week, Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said on Friday, adding that the Indian central bank was prepared for “any eventuality”. “Looking at the market probabilities, our sense is there is 70-75% probability of a Fed (rate) increase. I also think Fed has prepared the way carefully for rate increase, so it is likely at

  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


    When others respect you, it is not because you possess some virtues. It is because of their greatness. If you say God is great, it means you are great. God is already great; your saying so does not affect God. When you respect someone, it only shows your own magnanimity. However many people you do not respect in the world, that much less is your wealth. If you respect everyone in the

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You will make progress in your career, but to do so you have to concentrate on your work instead of other things.  Romance is just in the air, and singles will find a more sensuous, passionate and serious side to their mates.

  • St Stephen’s alumni oppose move to change its Constitution

    New Delhi : A group of alumni and teachers of St Stephen’s College today opposed principal Valson Thampu’s move to amend the 102-year-old Constitution of the premier institute, and said they will seek the intervention of President Pranab Mukherjee and the HRD Minister in this regard.

  • Salman Rushdie receives Mailer Prize for lifetime achievement

    New York :  India-born author Salman Rushdie has been awarded the prestigious Mailer Prize that honours writers who fully exercise their freedom of creativity and thrive on dialogue and debate. The 68-year-old received the Mailer Center’s Annual Lifetime Achievement Prize at a ceremony here last night, reports PTI.