Free Press Journal
  • Blasts at mosques inside B’desh Navy base, six injured

    Dhaka :  At least six people were injured when several crude bombs exploded at two mosques inside a major naval base in Bangladesh’s port city of Chittagong after Friday prayers, the latest in a series of attacks on temples, security establishments and foreigners claimed by Islamists.

  • Steel Min moots Paradip port as single-point entry for imports

    New Delhi : The Steel Ministry has moved a proposal to allow Paradip port in Odisha as the single-point entry for all steel imports in the country in a bid to check in-bound shipments of sub-standard products. The move is also dictated by the Ministry’s plan to de-congest the Jawaharlal National Port Trust (JNPT), Mumbai, which mainly handles steel imports, a source told PTI.

  • Land leased to Herald ‘encroached’ in Patna

    Patna: A vast chunk of land leased to National Herald here has allegedly been encroached and the Bihar revenue department will now look into the matter.

  • Rovin qualify for next round

    Mumbai : Last year’s champion Rovin D’Souza (PJHG) secured his second victory by defeating Pramod Kulkarni (SPG) 276-96 in his third Group ‘I’ round-robin league match of the SPG-Park Club Billiards Tournament – 2015, which is being jointly organised by the Shivaji Park Gymkhana and Park Club.

  • Action under MCOCA against Awhad likely: CM

    Nagpur : Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis has not ruled out the possibility of invoking stringent provisions of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) against NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad, whose name has cropped up in connection with the high-profile suicide case of Thane builder Suraj Parmar.

  • UN recognises human right to sanitation

    Geneva : In a bid to combat open defecation, the UN has adopted a landmark resolution recognising the human right to “sanitation” as a distinct human right along with the right to safe drinking water, a move hailed by experts.

  • CCI told to probe Monsanto JV’s alleged unfair biz ways

    New Delhi : The Agriculture Ministry has asked fair trade regulator CCI to investigate the alleged monopolistic practices of seed company Mahyco-Monsanto Biotech (India) Ltd (MMBL), Parliament was informed.

  • Tharoor’s bill on gay sex voted out by LS

    New Delhi : In a rare action, a private member bill seeking to decriminalise homosexualty brought by Shashi Tharoor was today voted out by Lok Sabha at the introduction stage itself, prompting the Congress member to cry “intolerance” among a section of the ruling BJP.

  • Sensex down on GDP woes

    Mumbai:  Snapping gains made in the last four sessions, the Sensex fell from a two-week high and closed over 284 points lower after the government slashed the economic growth forecast for 2015-16 to 7-7.5%. However, for the week, both indices — BSE and NSE — gained 1.89% and 1.99%, their biggest since October 9.

  • Brazil’s prez scores court win in impeachment case

    Brasilia: Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that Congress must restart impeachment proceedings against Dilma Rousseff from scratch and overhauled the procedure, in a badly needed win for the embattled president.

  • Mira Road store manager steals gold worth Rs11L, splurges in bars

    Bhayandar : In a well-executed case of gold theft, the manager of a reputed jewellery retail showroom in Mira Road was arrested by the Naya Nagar police after he was found to be involved in stealing small quantities of ornaments over a period of six months.

  • UP guv appoints new Lokayukta

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik on Friday appointed retired Justice Virendra Singh (in pic) as the new Lokayukta of the state, a Raj Bhavan official said.

  • Aarya, Malvika set for double each

    Mumbai : Mumbai: Nagpur’s Malvika Bansod and Satara’s ebullient Aarya Deshpande were the star performers as both set for double crown each in the PNB Metlife West Zone junior badminton championships held at Goregaon Sports Club on Friday.

  • NHAI’s Rs 100-bn tax-free bond issue oversubscribed on Day 1

    Mumbai : National Highways Authority of India’s public issue of tax-free bonds was oversubscribed on the first day, with the state-owned company having received bids close to 212.07 bln rupees against the 100-bln-rupee worth of bonds on offer. The base size of the issue is 10 bln rupees, with a greenshoe option of 90 bln rupees.

  • Anand in quarters 

    Mumbai : Anand Yelve and his son Ajinkya registered impressive wins to advance to the quarter-finals, in the 7th Pro Classic 6-Red Snooker Tournament for markers, organized and hosted by Islam Gymkhana on Friday.

  • Experts, corporates and govt officials brainstorm on state’s agrarian crisis

    Mumbai : With India’s agrarian economy in distress with the drought situation and rampant farmer suicides, the Regional Roundtable on Agriculture in Maharashtra, organised at the University of Mumbai on Thursday, attempted to arrive at solutions to the problems.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- There will be difficulties in solving problems at work place today as your close associates might on other work or on a leave. You will need to concentrate more on generating income now in business.

  • Software error to re-open divorce trauma in UK

    London : Some of the 20,000 divorcing couples in the UK may have to re-open negotiations after a software error was discovered in an online form used by them. The error on the Ministry of Justice website had been present since April 2014 but was only uncovered recently, prompting the government to launch an urgent investigation.

  • No one can dictate what one should eat: Mamata

    Hooghly (WB) : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said food and religion are matters of individual choice and no one can dictate what one should eat, and asserted that the “biggest” duty of governments is to protect the religious freedom and rights of minorities.