Free Press Journal
  • Trump wins big in South Carolina; Clinton takes Nevada

    Columbia: With the US presidential race hotting up, controversial Republican front-runner Donald Trump today steamrolled his rivals to clinch the South Carolina primary while Democrat Hillary Clinton narrowly beat Bernie Sanders in Nevada to boost her lacklustre campaign. Trump’s win, following his victory in New Hampshire earlier this month and a second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, gives the 69-year-old real estate tycoon a critical burst of momentum heading into Nevada’s Republican caucuses

  • New Zealand enforcer defends bouncer, but ‘shaky’ about Smith

    Christchurch: New Zealand quick bowler Neil Wagner defended his use of the bouncer today but admitted to feeling “shaky” when he felled Steve Smith with a blow to the head in the second Test in Christchurch. Century-maker Smith collapsed and lay prone on the ground for several seconds before staggering to his feet.

  • Jat stir: Haryana remains in grip of violence

    Chandigarh: Fresh incidents of violence were today reported in Haryana with Jat protesters in Bhiwani and Sonipat districts setting afire two police chowkis, shops and an ATM even as authorities mounted aerial surveillance in the worst-hit areas and the Army staged flag marches.

  • Our forces ensuring that Ind in position to debate FoE: Dhoni

    New Delhi: Amid continuing uproar on the issue of freedom of expression in the country, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today called for respect to the armed forces, saying that the nation is in a position to debate because of the men in uniform. “As v have this debate on freedom of speech our forces are making sure we stay in position to keep debating,” Dhoni wrote on his official Twitter handle.

  • Centre rushes additional 1,700 paramilitary troops to Haryana

    New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) In the wake of continued violence by agitating Jats, additional 1,700 paramilitary troops have been sent to Haryana, taking the total number of central armed police personnel deployed in the troubled state to 5,000.

  • Info on Rajan’s fake passport cannot be given: Indian Mission

    New Delhi: The Indian Consulate in Sydney has refused to make public records related to alleged fake passport issued to Chhota Rajan which enabled his stay in Australia, citing four exemption clauses from the RTI Act without giving any reason to substantiate them. Venkatesh Nayak of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative had sought from the Indian High Commission in Australia details of the passport issued to Rajan on the basis of forged identity.

  • Policemen on patrol duty meet with accident; one killed

    Thane: A police personnel was killed while another was injured when a two-wheeler collided head-on with their motorcycle, while they were on night patrol duty at Mharal village in the district, police said today.

  • ‘Agartala Doctrine’ a solution to policy paralysis?

    New Delhi: The Agartala Doctrine that focuses on pro-active but positive engagement with neighbours has fitted in well with India’s Bangladesh policy since Indira Gandhi to Manmohan Singh and may be a useful complement to Narendra Modi’s neighbourhood policy, says a new book.

  • Govt plans to get GI tag for 4 traditional Bengali sweets

    Malda (WB): West Bengal government is planning to get Geographical Identification (GI) tag for four traditional sweetmeat delicacies of the state with a view to protect them from imitations and for exporting them in future. The four sweetmeats for which GI tags are being sought are ‘Moa’ of Jainagar, ‘Sarpuria’ of Krishnagar, and ‘Sitabhog’ and ‘Mihidana’ of Burdwan, Director of Food Processing Industries Jayanta Kumar Aikat said.

  • 11th cadaver donated in the city; 1st ever bone retrieval

    Mumbai : The willingness of the donor’s family coupled with the hard work and joint efforts of the team of doctors at the Sion Hospital led to the city’s first bone retrieval after six bones including two hip and four ribs bones were retrieved from a 58-year-old elderly man on Friday. Relatives of Vinayak Mhaske (58), a resident of Chembur, came forward to donate multiple organs of their patient including liver, kidneys, bones

  • Scribe threatened for questioning Modi govt

    Mumbai : In a yet another case, a journalist rec-eived threat on a social networking site for commenting against the Ce-ntral government. The police, how-ever, registered a Non-Cognizable offence in this case. It is learnt that on Friday, one Dhananjay Kelkar had updated his status on Facebook wh-ere he taunted people who are sup-porting ‘anti-national’ agenda. Jour-nalist Manoj Gadnis who agreed wi-th Kelkar commented on his post and at the same time also

  • Engineer , Police , Property , Vikas Anne

    Mumbai : The fugitive Kumar Krishna Pillai, who was detained by Singapore Immigration Officers on February 18, will soon be extradited to Mumbai, officials said on Saturday.

  • Small-time director held for raping Pak actress

    Bhayandar : A small time actor/director of Bhojpuri films and documentaries landed into the custody of the Thane (rural) police on alleged charges of cheating and raping a Pakistan-based film actress/singer.

  • MBMC chief fines unruly engineer

    Junior engineer has been accused of signing a report related to the waste management project, despite his transfer  (more…)

  • Breaking away from barriers of language at a Litfest

    Mumbai : Saturday saw the commencement of LIC Gateway Litfest. Another literature fest, you ask? Well, this is one with a difference because it provides a platform for celebrating regional writings. It saw the confluence of Jnanpith Laureates, Akademi Awardees and popular writers from 15 languages. From debate on literary trends, discussing emerging styles to promoting writings and readings in Indian languages, it is on at The Experimental Theatre, NCPA Mumbai till 8:30

  • Jat protests: WR cancels 8 trains; other services hit

    Mumbai : As Haryana remained on the boil with sudden spurt of violence due to Jat agitation over quota, Western Railway (WR) today announced cancellation of eight trains that were scheduled to pass through the affected region. Also, fifteen mail services were short-terminated and five other trains diverted today, a statement issued by WR said.