Free Press Journal
  • Fire at Mahabank

    Mumbai: A massive fire broke out at the Vashi branch of Bank of Maharashtra on Thursday morning in which the bank has suffered loss of Rs 50 lakh. It is speculated that the sudden fire erupted due to short circuit in an air conditioner unit. Althou-gh there was no injury, an FIR has been registered in Vashi Police station for accidental fire. On Thursday morning around 8 am, Vashi fire station got

  • Four types of dating couples identified

    Washington : Dramatic daters – who make decisions based on negative events in the relationship – are twice as likely to break up as other couples, say scientists who have identified four different types of dating couples. A new study that sheds light on which couples move towards or away from marriage over time found that partner-focused couples rate highest in terms of increasing commitment and satisfaction, reports PTI.

  • PE investment in realty sector up 72% last yr at Rs 25,683 cr

    New Delhi : Private Equity (PE) investments in the real estate sector rose by 72 per cent to Rs 25,683 crore last year, highest since 2008, mainly on fund infusion in the sluggish housing segment, according to property consultant Cushman & Wakefield.

  • Harinder Sidhu appointed Aus envoy to India

    Melbourne : Australia appointed veteran woman career diplomat Harinder Sidhu as its next High Commissioner to India, the second Indian-origin official to serve as the country’s envoy to India in less than five years.

  • Counter claim: BMC to fine Deonar contractor Rs 25 cr

    Mumbai : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to slap a fine of Rs 22 crore on Tatva Global Environment, the contractor in-charge of the Deonar dumping ground, along with Rs 3.3 crore as interest. It has also decided to fight the contractor’s claim of Rs 36.19 crore as compensation for premature termination of his contract, “tooth and nail”.

  • Rapist of woman teacher sent to jail

    Ujjain: Rapist of the woman guest faculty (teacher) of Polytechnic College was sent to Bhairavgarh Jail after AJK police produced him in a local court here on Thursday.

  • National Lok Adalat on Feb 27

    Umaria : The district legal support officer told that the National Lok Adalat will be organized on February 27 in which the cases related to bank, cheque bounce, 138 negotiable written act and recovery suites will be put up.

  • Hail, Borivali!

    Once a Mumbaikar, you develop new passions, new interests. At Churchgate, CST, Dadar and other suburban railway stations, you quickly develop a new lingo and become addicted to it. Your lifestyle is controlled by this new lingo and expanded vocabulary. Expressions like 20.30 Borivali Fast, Andheri 16.0 and slow Kanjurmarg 21.19 Ladies Special dominate your conversation with your co-passengers.

  • India gold demand remains flat at 849 tonnes in 2015: WGC

    Mumbai : India remained cautious on gold buying in 2015 as demand remained nearly flat at 848.9 tonnes compared to the previous year, according to the World Gold Council’s Gold Demand Trends report. The demand in 2014 was 828.5 tonnes, the report said. In 2015, gold demand was valued at Rs 2,02,910 crore as against Rs 2,05,750 crore in 2014.

  • American-Sikh actor flies home in his turban

    New York : Ending his two-day standoff with Aeromexico, Sikh-American actor Waris Ahluwalia has returnedhome onboard Mexico’s flag carrier after he was barred by it from boarding a flight as he refused to remove his turban.

  • Shotgun cosying up to Nitish again!

    Patna : In yet another action which could embarrass BJP, actor-turned-party MP Shatrughan Sinha has requested “dear friend” Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to release a book written on him.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Don’t get too much worried about your assignments but at the time don’t get too relaxed also. If you keep proper time table you will not find any delays. Romance is in the air.

  • A lively mind to keep pace with life on the move

    A Class IV student can tell you the difference between a living and a non living organism:  that which moves on its own is a living organism. That which cannot, is non living.

  • KEM Hospital’s stroke ward yet to get beds or staff

    Mumbai : KEM’s brand new ward for brain stroke has many takers but few facilities. The promised 10 beds have yet to make an appearance and there is a shortage of specialised manpower with only 11 people manning the ward.

  • Life-size tribute to mark Shakespeare’s  death anniversary

    London : A life-size art installation featuring over a dozen of Shakespeare’s famous creations handcrafted from paper and cardboard to mark the legendary writer’s 400 death anniversary, is causing much ado about ‘something’, reports PTI.