Free Press Journal
  • Shah panel to probe RIL, ONGC row

    New Delhi: A one-man committee has been constituted to look into acts of omission and commission and recommend compensation to ONGC whose natural gas from Bay of Bengal block had flowed to adjoining fields of Reliance Industries, reports PTI.

  • Japan court upholds rule that forces women to take their husband’s surname

    Tokyo : Japan’s top court upheld a law that requires married couples to have a common surname, sparking criticism from activists who complain the rule is sexist and outdated.    In a separate but also highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court said a six-month waiting period for women remarrying after divorce was excessive and should be reduced.

  • Omkar upsets champ K.K.Rao

    Mumbai : Omkar Torgalkar, a former state champion and one of the most dangerous players in the circuit, downed favourite and defending champion K.K.Rao to win the Khar Gymkhana- All India World Hard bat qualifiers, hosted by Sports Reconnect at Khar Gymkhana on Wednesday.

  • Jewellers opposed to mandatory PAN on purchase of Rs 2 lakh

    Mumbai:  The All India Gems and Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) today expressed dissatisfaction over the government’s decision to make PAN card mandatory on any transaction of Rs 2 lakh and above. “This is not practical and will discriminate 70 per cent of rural buyers, including farmers as they are not under tax net and do not have PAN cards. “We also urge the government to remove pan card requirement for jewellery sector

  • Ashani rallies to down Saniya

    Mumbai: Nagpur’s Ashani Joshi fought back after losing the first game to oust Mumbai’s Saniya Shivalkar 8-11, 11-9, 11-8 to move into girls under-15 singles fourth round in the PNB Metlife West Zone junior badminton championships held at Goregaon Sports Club on Wednesday. Mumbai’s Karishma Kharadikar too was given a fright by another Mumbai girl Shravani Panchal before she triumphed 11-8, 5-11, 11-8.

  • UN seeks women candidates to run for secretary-general’s office

    United Nations : The election process for the next UN secretary-general that could see a woman ascend to the leadership of the  world body has been launched with the promise of openness and universal  involvement.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries: – Don’t take any impromptu decisions in business meetings. Neglecting your health or avoid lunch due to busy schedule may turn you down. Take care of your finances.

  • ‘Night Milk’ May Be An Effective Sleep Aid

    London : Milk collected from cows at night contains high amounts of tryptophan and melatonin, supplements proven to aid sleep and reduce anxiety, a new study has claimed, reports PTI.

  • Messiness, a positive trait

    London : Albert Einstein’s famous quote, “if a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?,” is finally making a statement, reports ANI.

  • Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj Ji

    Just Say “NO” To “Drugs”

    Recently, the horrific news of a young boy in austraila who under the influence of ‘ice drug’ (methamphetamines) gouged out his own eyeballs and ate them in a hospital’s emergency department shooked whole world. This makes us think deep as to what makes one get into such a temptation which is so fatal? As society, we need to understand that any kind of addiction usually does not happen overnight. Rather, people who

  • Dairy Democracy

    Acharya Bhave was a little laboured the other day when he compared our democracy with dairy milk. According to the Acharya, the milk of many cows and buffaloes is mixed in the dairy to produce, like democracy, a concoction that is neither too good nor too bad. The trouble with this comparison is that it can be applied to almost anything — from our mixed economy which makes a hotchpotch of a