Free Press Journal
  • City boy Aman shine

    Mumbai : It seems the youngsters in the city’s sporting fraternity are out there prove a point or two. The day before Pranav Dhanawade of Kalyan’s KC Gandhi School amassed a world record-breaking, unbeaten 1009 on a cricket field, another from city, Aman Chokshi of Aditya Birla World Academy made Mumbai proud by winning the prestigious junior chess championships in Basel, Switzerland.

  • Chinese women complain of curbs in having second child 

    Beijing : The implementation of China’s two-child policy from this month is facing difficulties when many working women complained of restrictions imposed by their employers in having second baby fearing staff shortage. Liu Qian, a 31-year-old bank teller, is eligible to have a second child, but she has to wait because of the unwritten rules of her employer. “We planned to have a second child after becoming eligible, but when I submitted an application,

  • ‘Mufflerman’ Kejriwal in govt ad irks BJP, Cong

    New Delhi : The Delhi government’s latest advertisement on ‘odd-even’ scheme featuring Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in ‘mufflerman’ avatar, was today pilloried by the BJP and Congress for having “blatantly circumvented” the Supreme Court guidelines and violated the “spirit of law”. With his back towards the camera, Kejriwal appears in the ad with a muffler wrapped around his neck and head and praises the efforts of traffic police and volunteers in making the

  • Amid loud protests, FTII gets down to biz

    Pune (Maharashtra) : The first meeting of the newly-appointed Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Society and its governing council was held here on Thursday under the chairmanship of filmmaker Gajendra Chauhan, even as students protested against him outside the campus. Eminent television serial maker B P Singh was elected vice president of the FTII Society, also as vice chairman of the Governing Council. The “C.I.D.” producer, an FTII alumnus, will be new

  • Quikr buys CommonFloor.com to bolster online real estate mkt

    Bengaluru :  Online classifieds platform Quikr announced that it has merged CommonFloor.com with its real estate vertical QuikrHomes to create an industry leader in online real estate. This is Quikr’s fourth and the biggest strategic move in the real estate category since the launch of QuikrHomes about four months ago.

  • Swami Vivekanand victorious

    Mumbai : Swami Vivekanand International School (Borivli) put in a dominant performance with a purpose as they beat St Anne’s High School (Malad) by an innings and 501 runs in the Mumbai Schools Sports Association (MSSA) Harris Shield Elite Division boys’ U-16 inter-school cricket tournament at Azad Maidan yesterday. The team later dedicated the win to their late coach Mahesh Raut, who passed away following a cardiac arrest on January 3 in Bordi.

  • IT industry seeks removal of dual tax on software products

    New Delhi :  Facing slowdown in major markets abroad, the Indian IT industry today sought relief from double taxation on software, as well as cushion from protectionist measures being taken by several countries. Representatives of information technology hardware and software industry in a pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley also sought steps to facilitate exports and simplification and rationalisation of taxation. They also demanded deferring implementation of the new guidelines to

  • Obama tears on gun control were real: Donald Trump

    Washington : As President Barack Obama makes an aggressive push to curb gun violence, Donald Trump said he disagrees with the president on his gun control measures, but his tears were real. “I think he probably means well,” the frontrunner Republican presidential candidate said on Fox News Wednesday when asked about an emotional Obama tearing up as he talked about the first graders massacred at a Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012. Obama Tuesday announced

  • Maruti: BS-VI will not improve air quality, may push car prices

    New Delhi : As India gears up to leapfrog to BS VI auto fuel emission norms by April 2020 to check pollution, Maruti Suzuki today said this will not bring any perceptible change in air quality but may push car prices by anywhere between Rs 20,000 to Rs 2 lakh.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Today take advantage of all the opportunities. Be confident of what you say and do. Engineering students will do well. A short business trip is likely. Opposite sex will appreciate your care.

  • Sadhguru

    A Sathsang Is An Opportunity

    Sathsang literally means “to commune with truth.” “Sath” means “truth” and “sang” means “to commune with it” or “to befriend truth.” How does one befriend truth? Where to look for it? Whatever is the ultimate truth is not something that we seek outside of us. It is always within us, so nobody’s assistance is needed to seek it. But if you look at it as people are, it needs assistance because of

  • A Bold Union – Ghana, Guinea and Mali in Dec 1960

    The union of Ghana, Guinea and Mali, announced at the end of a summit meeting between the Presidents of these three Republics, is another welcome, albeit feeble, sign of the emergence of the “African Personality.”

  • Men in typically female jobs not motivated by money

    London: Men in characteristically female-dominated occupations tend to value the social aspects of their career over financial rewards, says a study, reports IANS. “Men who work in typically female-dominated occupations value success in ways that goes beyond salary and promotion,” said one of the researchers Kazia Solowiej from University of Worcester in Britain.