Free Press Journal
  • Raote unveils 8 schemes in Balasaheb’s memory

    Mumbai : Eight schemes, including initiating prime air-conditioned bus services, all named after Balasaheb Thackeray, were announced by Transport Minister Diwakar Raote here on Friday, eve of Thackeray’s birthday, as a mark of respect to the founder of his party.

  • Jazeera says 3 of its reporters in Yemen likely kidnapped

    Dubai : Three Al-Jazeera journalists working in war-ravaged Yemen who went missing this week likely have been kidnapped, the satellite news network says, the latest reporters targeted in the civil war gripping the Arab world’s poorest country.

  • ITC Q3 net rises to Rs 2,653 cr

    New Delhi :  Diversified group ITC Ltd posted a marginal rise in stand-alone net profit at Rs 2,652.8 crore for the third quarter ended December as its cigarette business continued to be under pressure, coupled with a demand slowdown in FMCG segment.

  • Serena Williams , Roger Federer soar into fourth round

    Melbourne : Novak Djokovic underlined his supremacy in men’s tennis on Friday as he marched unstoppably into the Australian Open fourth round — along with Serena Williams, who raced through in just 44 minutes. As Roger Federer reached a landmark 300th Grand Slam win, Djokovic still looked like the man to beat as he weathered a strong challenge from Andreas Seppi to reach the first weekend without dropping a set. The top seed and defending

  • Bids out to appoint consultant for MTHL

    Mumbai : In an attempt to stick to the tight timeline set by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL), the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has already floated bids to appoint a consultant for the 22-km bridge. MMRDA, meanwhile, still awaits the final nod from the Ministry of Environment and Forests for the project.

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    Netaji – India’s silent storm

    Subhas Bose has always been the great disturber of the conservative world. His life has been an invitation to rebellion. In his undergraduate days, he was rusticated from College for the best part of two years for leading a Student’s strike and attempting to thrash an English Professor, who had dared to insult Indians. Even before that, without notice to anybody he left home all on his own, in search of salvation.

  • China busts 35 restaurants using opium poppies as seasoning

    Beijing : Thirty-five restaurants across China, including a popular Beijing hot pot chain, have been found illegally using opium poppies as seasoning, one of the more unusual practices bedeviling the country’s food regulators.

  • New incredibly musical bird found in North-East

    New Delhi : A bird that lives in the forests of northeastern India and sings a very melodic tune is a whole new species discovered by the scientists. The Himalayan bird is named after renowned Indian ornithologist late Salim Ali as ”Zoothera Salimalii.”  The discovery process began in 2009 when researchers realized that what was considered a single species, the plain-backed thrush Zoothera mollissima, was in fact two different species in northeastern India,