Free Press Journal
  • Netherlands warned of violent extremists threat

    The Hague : A Dutch intelligence agency has warned that the Netherlands faces a complex threat from violent extremists returning from Syria, those prevented from travelling to fight overseas, and people radicalized by Jihadi propaganda who may want to carry out attacks at home.   In its annual report, the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service also warned that a struggle for supremacy in the global Jihadi movement between the Islamic State group and

  • High Court admits appeals by 2 convicts in multiple blasts case

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Thursday admitted the appeals filed by two persons convicted recently under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) for the 2002-2003 multiple blasts and sentenced to ten years imprisonment.

  • 5 seers injured as jeep overturns in Ashta

    BHOPAL: Five saints were injured after the jeep they were travelling in to Ujjain overturned at Kilerama village in Ashta Tehsil on Thursday early morning. Out of the five injured, two of were reported critical and were referred to civil hospital in Sehore district.

  • Six stranded fishermen rescued by Coast Guard

    Chennai: Coast Guard has rescued six fishermen who were stranded in mid-sea off Tuticorin coast in Tamil Nadu for three days after their boat’s engine failed. Acting on a message from the state Fisheries department about a missing boat with the fishermen, Coast Guard Eastern Region authorities deployed their vessel ‘ICGS Abhiraj’ to search for it. The ship located the boat stranded in the sea 11 nautical miles off Tuticorin Wednesday night,

  • RBI issues master direction on merger of private sector banks

    Mumbai : The Reserve Bank came out with master direction for merger of private sector banks and also between NBFCs and banks. In another master direction, a compilation which consolidates instructions on rules and regulations framed by the RBI under various Acts, including banking issues and foreign exchange transactions, the central bank provided direction for issue and pricing of shares by private sector banks.

  • Selfie craze prompting surge in lip surgery in America

    New York :  Want to click that perfect selfie with fuller lips for a flawless pout? Get a lip implant. According to a media report, 2015 set a record of one lip surgery every 19 minutes in the US, according to a report by IANS.

  • Now, transgenders to drill traffic sense in Mira Road

    Mira Road : The next time you spot transgenders at traffic signals in Mira Road, please do not mistake them as beggars, they may be volunteers assisting on-duty police personnel to drill sense in the minds of traffic violators.

  • Phony debate no proxy for good governance

    Last Sunday, inimitable Cyrus Broacha anchored a spoof: “Harsha Bhogle versus BCCI” in his popular CNN-IBN show, The Week That Wasn’t, on the unceremonious removal of Bhogle from IPL commentary panel. Faking as radio commentators, Broacha and comedian Gopal Datt, animatedly discussed the sacking of Bhogle and the possibilities of his return to the cricket panel. Broacha asked Datt: “Can Bhogle return? What can he do to redeem his position?”  Datt replied