Free Press Journal
  • PIL alleges illegal constructions in Kalyan-Dombivali area

    Mumbai: A PIL today urged the Bombay High Court to order demolition of illegal constructions coming up in Kalyan-Dombivili municipal area in neighbouring Thane district despite a court ban due to lack of grounds for dumping waste material.

  • Pakistan hands 87 freed prisoners to India

    Lahore: Eighty-seven Indians, mostly fishermen arrested in Pakistan for allegedly violating its territorial waters, were today handed over to India at the Wagah Border after being released from a prison. “We have handed 87 Indians, mostly fishermen, to the Border Security Force,” a Pakistan Rangers official told reporters at the Wagah Border.

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    ICICI Bank launches novel women centric initiatives on International Women’s Day

    ICICI Bank launches iWork@home, a first-of-its-kind programme, which allows women employees to work from home for one year, and is extendable. This unique programme replicates the work environment at home by providing employees access to their work applications in a safe and secure manner. The other initiative aids women managers who travel on business, by covering the travel and stay of young children and their caregivers.

  • Now, have fun with new Trump emojis on Facebook

    New York: A new browser extension makes reactions expressed on social networking site Facebook a little more fun by allowing users to react to news through a wide range of emojis featuring US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Facebook recently rolled out its Reactions — a line-up of six emojis each expressing different emotions like “Love,” “Wow,” “Haha,” “Sad,” and “Angry”.

  • Debt ridden man tries to sell wife on FB for Rs. 1 lakh

    Indore: In a bizarre incident, a 30-year-old man from the neighbouring Khargone district allegedly posted a ‘status update’ on social networking site Facebook seeking to sell his wife for Rs 1 lakh, in order to clear his debts. The woman has lodged a police complaint over the objectionable post, following which a case has been registered against her husband Dilip Mali under IPC section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the

  • 15 IS militants killed in Afghan airstrikes

    Kabul: At least 15 members of the Islamic State (IS) militant group were killed in airstrikes in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar, the government said on Monday. “Acting upon confirmed intelligence reports, the pilotless plane of the coalition forces stormed a hideout of IS militants in Achin district last night,” Xinhua quoted a government statement as saying.

  • We want all 3 formats to co-exist and flourish: ICC

    New Delhi: With global fears mounting over Test cricket’s future in the wake of Twenty20’s growing popularity, ICC Chief Executive Dave Richardson today said the world body is working on plans to ensure that all three formats co-exist and flourish. Richardson said the ICC wants all three formats to not only co-exist but flourish together. “It was one of our major points of discussion during our board meeting. We want to make sure all three formats co-exist and not only survive

  • Maha cops to get cheaper medicines, discounted medical tests

    Mumbai:  In a new initiative for Maharashtra police, country’s online pharmacy aggregator, PharmEasy, has decided to provide medicines at a discount of 25 per cent to the serving and retired police officials and their family members.

  • ICC confident about Dharamsala, Delhi hosting WT20 games

    New Delhi: Unfazed by the uncertainty that looms over the World Twenty20 clash between India and Pakistan in Dharamsala, the International Cricket Council (ICC) today said it is confident of the marquee game going ahead as scheduled and has no plans of shifting the venue. Besides, the world body is also not too concerned about the logistical issues faced by Delhi’s Ferozeshah Kotla ground.

  • Waiting for centre to consider our demands for J&K: Mehbooba

    Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said Monday that implementation of the agenda of alliance and heading the new Jammu and Kashmir government were both important issues for her, but added that the central government would have to take steps for this to happen.

  • India to enter World T20 as world number one

    New Delhi: India, which have lifted the Asia Cup title for the sixth time, have strengthen their reputation as a strong title contender for the ICC World T20 as they will enter the tournament as the number-one ranked side. India’s number-one ranking was sealed after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s side swept aside Bangladesh by eight wickets to seal the Asia Cup title in Mirpur, hours after Australia had chased down South Africa’s

  • Hundreds of dead fish washed ashore in B’luru lake      

    Bengaluru: Hundreds of dead fish were washed ashore today at Ulsoor lake, a popular boating site here, raising concerns about water pollution in the city. Residents living in and around the lake were in for a shock as they found the fish heaped around, raising unbearable stink in the water body.

  • Seoul, Washington begin war games post Pyongyang rocket launch

    Seoul: South Korea and the US on Monday began their largest annual war games as North Korea’s top leader Kim Jong-un warned of a nuclear strike against the US following a nuclear test and rocket launch earlier this year, the Combined Forces Command (CFC) said. The largest war exercises so far staged on the Korean peninsula came after North Korea tested its first hydrogen bomb on January 6 and followed up with

  • 11 MoUs for over Rs.18,000 crore investment in Haryana signed

    Gurgaon: The Haryana government on Monday signed 11 MOUs involving a total investment of Rs.18,159 crore with different companies on the first day of the two-day “Happening Haryana Global Investors’ Summit-2016” here.

  • Malinga steps down as Lanka captain ahead of World T20

    Colombo: Injury-ravaged pacer Lasith Malinga has stepped down as Sri Lanka’s captain for the upcoming World Twenty20 in India following another breakdown during a disappointing Asia Cup campaign in Bangladesh. Malinga, who led Sri Lanka to their maiden World Twenty20 title in the previous edition, is battling a nagging knee injury.

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    We stand by JNU students but will they stand with Gilani

    New Delhi: There are many, including us, who are party to the agitation against booking of JNU students in a sedition case over an event against hanging of Afzal Guru but will JNU stand for SAR Gilani who has been charged with the same offence, asks his brother Bismillah.

  • Nearly half of America has damaged or lost smartphone

    New York: Nearly 49 percent American smartphone users have either broken or lost their devices summing up to almost 230,685,172 broken or lost mobile phones, a study by the US-based Verizon and KRC Research said. About 43 percent of the people have damaged the device by dropping it in water and nearly 42 percent of them sent it through the wash.