Free Press Journal
  • Shinde in semis

    Mumbai : Pune’s Kumar Shinde and the father-son duo of Anand and Ajinkya Yelve entered the semi-finals, in the 7th Pro Classic 6-Red Snooker Tournament for markers, organized and hosted by Islam Gymkhana on Monday.

  • China rejects UN arbitration on disputed SCS

    Beijing : China rejected a UN tribunal’s arbitration on the disputed South China Sea saying it had no jurisdiction over the case even as Beijing asserted it would not accept any third-party settlement of territorial disputes.

  • Saradha Case : ED attaches assets of ex-minister Matang

    Kolkata : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday attached assets worth Rs 28 crore in the Saradha ponzi scam money laundering case against former Union Minister Matang Sing and a few others.

  • The father and sister, Ayesha, of Wajid Shaikh, who is suspected to have joined ISIS, sit dejected at their Malad residence in Mumbai on Monday. — BL Soni

    Malvani NGOs educate youth on dangers of IS

    Mumbai : Many NGOs in Malvani area have started imparting education and awareness to the youth in the area about the bitter reality of dreaded terror outfit Islamic State. They make efforts to inform them and dissuade them from supporting or joining the ISIS.

  • United win

    Mumbai : I.C. United SC scored a fluent 4-0 win against Our Lady of Fatima SC in a Second Division play-off match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League 2015-2016, and played at the Goan Sports Association ground, Cross Maidan on Monday. Strikers Brendon D’Mello and Melburn Vaz, both scored two goals each to secure the win for United.

  • Scandal-hit Toshiba to cut 6,800 jobs; warns of $4.5 bn fiscal loss

    Tokyo : Scandal-hit conglomerate Toshiba warned on Monday it expects to post a record annual loss of USD 4.5 billion and slash thousands of jobs, as shares in the firm plunged nearly 10 per cent.  In a statement right after the close of trading, the company said it will cut 6,800 positions in its lifestyle business by introducing early retirement programmes and repositioning personnel, as well as carry out other structural reforms. As

  • Nearly half of Indians see personal time as luxury

    New Delhi : For 40 percent Indians, the idea of luxury is associated with more personal time and freedom and not in accumulating material things, a new global survey has revealed, reports IANS.

  • 80 missing, 3 dead as big waves sink Indonesia boat

    Makassar :  Rescuers have pulled out 39 survivors and three dead from a passenger boat that sank in central Indonesia after being buffeted by high waves, and resumed efforts to reach scores of others still missing, reports AP.

  • Amritsar beat Mumbai

    Mumbai : A determined Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar defeated a strong Mumbai University side to win the title at the all India inter University women’s cricket tournament organized by University of Mumbai and Rizvi college under the aegis of MCA. Put into bat at the Police Gymkhana, Amritsar’s opener Nikita Chouhan scored a steady 41 off 62 balls to see off the new ball. Middle order batter Neelam Bisht capitalised on the

  • House panel: Govt should not resort to coercive methods to recover taxes

    New Delhi : A Parliamentary Panel asked the government to refrain from using coercive methods for recovering tax dues and look at better ways to resolve the issue. Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce expressed concern over the tax related controversy of some multinational companies.

  • Raising a cloudburst out of thin air

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s outburst against the Union government after CBI raided the offices of a member of his personal staff can be placed in three categories: cynical, intriguing and revealing. Of the three, cynicism is easiest to understand, for distortion is the only option when facts are running against you.

  • BJP leader Hasan expelled in Bihar

    Patna : Cracking the whip against dissidence for the first time since reversal in Bihar assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday expelled its disgruntled leader Monazir Hasan for six years for “anti-party activities”.

  • The Mother

    The Joy of overcoming a desire

    There was someone who was invited—it happened in Paris —invited to a first-night (a first-night means a first performance) of an opera of Massenet’s. I think… I don’t remember now whose it was. The subject was fine, the play was fine, and the music not displeasing; it was the first time and this person was invited to the box of the Minister of Fine Arts who always has a box for all

  • Gum disease ups breast cancer risk, says study

    New York : Postmenopausal women with periodontal or gum disease are more likely to develop breast cancer than women who do not have the chronic inflammatory disease, reports IANS.

  • Harry Potter author backs black Hermione

    London : Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling today praised the casting of a black actress to play the wizard’s sidekick Hermione Granger in a London play based on the saga. Producers of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, which is set to open in June, announced that Swaziland-born actress Noma Dumezweni would play the role made famous by Emma Watson in the film series.

  • State govt to lodge inquiry into Balbharati’s unused SAP system

    Mumbai : The state government will lodge an inquiry into the alleged scam keeping the SAP system at the Pune office of the Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbook Production and Curriculum Research (Balbharati) idle, education minister Vinod Tawde told the legislative council on Monday.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- You can be able to do your work as per your convenience today. New contacts through social activities can be made. Don’t hesitate to clear your doubts before signing any deal.