Free Press Journal
  • Spain’s Talgo train for trial arriving soon

    NEW DELHI:  Spain has shipped its high speed Talgo train to be tried on Delhi-Mumbai route and it is expected to arrive at Mumbai port by this month end. Talgo has assured the Railways that it does not require any changes in the existing tracks for the trial run of its special train for three months from May end. The company had offered to carry out the trials at its

  • Azlan Shah: Oz thrash India

    Ipoh (Malaysia) : Indian defence crumbled under the onslaught of a rampaging Australia as they were handed a 1-5 thrashing by the world champions in their second league fixture of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Thursday.

  • Bhujbal requests CM to start work on water project

    Nashik : Former minister and senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal, who is presently in judicial custody, has written to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis requesting him to start the diversion work of the Manjarpada water project.

  • Salaries at par with Army to para-military?

    NEW DELHI : The defence forces are piqued at the Home Ministry seeking parity to the para-military forces with the Army in terms of salaries by approaching the empowered committee of secretaries headed by the Cabinet Committee examining implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations. The Home Ministry has drawn a parallel between a lieutenant colonel and the second-in-command in the central para-military force claiming that both have similar operational role but

  • Women team lose Hawke’s Bay Cup quarters

    Hastings (New Zealand) : Indian women hockey could never recover from three early setbacks and ended up losing the Hawke’s Bay Cup quarterfinal 1-3 to Japan, here on Thursday.

  • HDFC shares fall on one-time provision

    Mumbai : Shares of Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC) fell over 3% to end at Rs 1072.65 after the company said it will make a one-time provision of Rs 450 crore in the quarter ended March. “With the objective of further strengthening its balance sheet, the corporation believes that it will be prudent to utilise a part of the exceptional gains to built an additional buffer against any unexpected risk in the future,”

  • ‘I Will sign off in style’

    Manny Pacquiao vows to bow out in glory ,  “I still have that desire. I love boxing. Boxing is my passion. I grew up on boxing. I started when I was 12 years old, non-stop, until now.” Manny Pacquiao, Boxer

  • Pratyusha Banerjee

    In the end, a raw deal for Anandi

    Once in a while, be it in a movie or a TV serial, there emerges a character that dominates the proceedings and carries the show on her shoulders. As Balika Vadhu gathered steam and settled down for a long run, even those who spurned TV serials developed an interest and argued it was a show which showed promise. There was no eternal saas-bahu conflict, episodes moved smoothly, the characters were believable and

  • In Assam, does ‘D’ stand for ‘doubtful’ or ‘deprived’ voter?

    Barpeta (Assam) : Idris Ali, a 73-year-old from Kismat Moinbori village in Baghbar assembly constituency in Assam’s Barpeta district, is not interested in the ongoing political campaigns in the state. Although many people in his village are excited about voting day on April 11 in the second phase of the assembly elections, Ali remains untouched by the subject.

  • Water from waste!

    Mumbai : Next time you are at a railway station or a mall and see someone collecting water from a machine after inserting a plastic bottle into it, do not be surprised.

  • Sensex at 3-wk low on earnings fears

    Mumbai:  Market benchmark Sensex tumbled to a three-week low of 24,685.42 after shedding 215 points as investors pursed asset-light strategy on muted expectation of fourth quarter results amid bearish overseas cues on Federal Reserve highlighting the risks facing the global economy.  Maruti Suzuki slipped 3.44% owing to Japanese Yen’s strength against the greenback, that is likely put pressure on the firm’s margins.