Free Press Journal
  • Certificate of appreciation for Ashok Dahanukar

    Mumbai : French consulate general Christophe Legry has appreciated the CD made in French language by Ashok Dahanukar who is a expert in French language. The consulate awarded him a certificate of appreciation.

  • Dale Steyn doubtful for second Test

    Cape Town : South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn’s availability for the second Test against England is in doubt because of a shoulder injury. The right-arm pacer could not bowl on day four of the first Test against England because of a spasm in his right shoulder. He had scans on Tuesday but they revealed no muscle tear. He will have to undergo a few more tests before the second Test from January 2, reported

  • Separate statehood for Vidarbha not financially viable, says Chavan

    Mumbai : Outlining the limitations of starting industries in Vidarbha due to various factors, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said that separate statehood for the region is not economically viable.

  • ‘ISI laying honey traps on FB to snare defence personnel’

    New Delhi : Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) spy agency has been using social networking site Facebook as a honey trap to gather secret and confidential information about the armed forces, police indicated on Tuesday without naming the agency.

  • Drought relief fund worth Rs 5,083 cr for MP, Maha

    New Delhi : In the biggest ever Central relief to Maharashtra to fight the challenging drought situation in the state, the Union government has sanctioned an assistance of Rs 3,050 crore. A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the high level committee (HLC) chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh. At the same meeting, it was decided to extend an assistance of Rs 2,033 crore to Madhya Pradesh from

  • Finn’s fine spell

    Steven strikes as Eng push for win

  • No junior-level interviews in Central govt, PSUs from Jan

    New Delhi : There will be no more interviews for selection in junior level posts and non-gazetted posts of the central government from January 1, 2016, a government memorandum said on Tuesday.  “The timeline set regarding completing the process of the discontinuation of interview by December 31, 2015 has to be adhered to strictly,” said the memorandum from the department of personnel and training issued to all central ministries, departments, attached offices, subordinate

  • Chandimal to lead Sri Lanka

    Colombo : Dinesh Chandimal will captain Sri Lanka in the T20 series against New Zealand in place of regular captain Lasith Malinga who has been forced out due to an injury, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old Malinga could not recover from a knee injury that he sustained during West Indies’ tour of Sri Lanka in October and November and was ruled out of the series. The two T20 Internationals will be

  • PCB rejects Ali’s resignation

    Lahore : Pakistan One-Day International (ODI) skipper Azhar Ali, who resigned over tainted paceman Mohammed Amir being included in the national training camp, on Tuesday finally agreed to continue leading the side after Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan intervened in the issue. The players, including Azhar Ali and Mohammed Hafeez, had even refused to join the national camp, protesting the presence of left-armer Amir, who was found guilty in the 2010 spot

  • Now, fatwa against Patanjali products

    Chennai : A Tamil Nadu-based Muslim organisation has issued a ‘fatwa’ against Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali products made by using cow urine, saying their use was considered ‘haram’ (forbidden) in Islam.

  • Airtel adds 4G spectrum in MP; acquires 74% stake in Augere Wireless

    New Delhi :  Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Tuesday said it has acquired 74 per cent stake in Augere Wireless, which holds 4G spectrum in Madhya Pradesh, but did not disclose financial details of the deal.  “With reference to the intimation regarding approval of scheme of amalgamation of Augere Wireless Broadband India Private Limited (Augere) with Bharti Airtel Limited (Airtel or the Company) dated October 27, 2015, Bharti Airtel Ltd has now informed

  • Pakistani security personnel collect evidence at the bomb blast site in Mardan on Monday.

    Suicide blast at Pak govt office kills 26

    Peshawar : At least 26 people were killed and 40 injured on Tuesday when a motorcycle-borne Taliban suicide bomber crashed through the gate of a crowded government office in northwest Pakistan and detonated his explosives-laden vest.

  • Doctors, healthcare experts to gather for conference at Juhu

    Mumbai : Share Your Care in association with Global Foundation for ethical and spiritual health (GFESH) are organising a conference ‘Medical profession-Welfare not warfare’ on Sunday at JW Marriott in Juhu. The conference aims to target medical professionals as well as patients. Eminent panelists along with more than 300 prominent doctors and healthcare professionals from the city will enlighten the audience on healthcare.

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    FDI flow grows by 35% in last 17 months: official

    Bengaluru :  Foreign direct investment into India has grown by 35 per cent in the last 17 months even as across the world it has fallen by 16 per cent, a top Union government official said on Tuesday.

  • 200 job seekers looted of Rs 1.5 cr

    “These youngsters applied for foreign placements promised to them by the firm four to five months ago. A case has been filed against two males and three females.” (more…)