Free Press Journal
  • Driver, conductor of MSRTC bus among 5 killed in mishap

    Thane (Maha) : At least five persons, including the driver and conductor of a state-run bus, were killed and some others injured, when the vehicle met an accident near Vasai in the neighbouring Palghar district today, a district official said. The bus, travelling from Boisar in the district to Swargate bus stand in Pune, collided with a dumper on Mumbai-Ahmedbad highway at around 3:30 pm.

  • Marico Q4 net rises 26%

    New Delhi: Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company Marico reported a 25.81% increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 138.43 crore for the quarter ended March 31 compared to Rs.110.03 crore posted during the corresponding period in 2014-15.

  • Online app for tribal caste validity certificate in Maha

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao today launched ‘Adi Praman’, a web-based application which enables the tribal populace of the state get the caste validity certificates online.

  • Reliance Defence signs pact with 3 Ukranian cos

    New Delhi:  Reliance Defence has signed strategic partnership agreement with three Ukranian state- owned companies which will allow them to collaborate on a range of military products including transport aircraft, upgrade of armoured vehicles, maritime gas turbines and unmanned aerial vehicles. The development follows a meeting between Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani and Ukranian President Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine this week. “A Strategic Partnership Agreement was signed between State Owned Ukroboronprom of

  • International Spiritual Film Festival from May 1

    Ujjain :  For the first time in Simhastha history, this Simhastha Mela will witness International Spiritual Film Festival of India scheduled from May 1 to May 4 here at UYLS Camp (Yoga Kumbha) in Simhastha fair area.

  • River linking projects would kill Narmada: Medha Patkar

    BHOPAL : Renowned social activist and environmentalist Medha Patkar has said that the river linking projects were killing the Narmada River and that the state government was responsible for it.

  • Teens who bombed German gurudwara were IS backers

    Berlin :  Two secondary school students accused of carrying out a bomb attack on a Gurudwara in the German city of Essen nearly two weeks ago are radical Islamists and sympathisers of the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda, authorities said. The two allegedly detonated a fire extinguisher filled with explosives at the entrance of the Nanaksar Satsang Sabha Gurudwara on the evening of April 16.  Before setting off the explosion, the two 16-year-old

  • Modi an ‘honest’ man: Amar Singh

    Bareilly (UP): Former Samajwadi party leader Amar Singh on Friday heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi terming him as an ‘honest’ person but said that his good initiatives go in vain due to “controversial statements” made by some BJP leaders. Talking to reporters here Singh said, “Modi is an honest person. But people of the country are upset with him as they had lot of expectations from him which have not

  • Woman loses Rs 2 Lakh jewellery on bus

    BHOPAL :  Jewellery worth Rs 2.80 lakh was stolen from the bag of passenger in a low-floor bus at ISBT on Friday. However, the bag was not cut open by the culprit to steal the box containing jewellery. Police have registered a case of theft against the unidentified miscreants.

  • Vyapam: CBI quizzes Indore crime branch men

    BHOPAL :  A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) interrogated the crime branch officials posted in Indore about the status of hard disc seized from Vyapam senior system analyst Nitin Mahindra which was manipulated.

  • After losing legs, depressed youth stabs self to death

    Mumbai : A 38-year-old man from Mulund stabbed himself to death recently after he got frustrated about losing his legs in a street fight and had turned into an alcoholic.

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    Indian policy hostage to China?

    India must be one of the few countries to constantly look over its shoulder at other governments when taking policy decisions instead of considering its own national interest. The decision to cancel the visa issued to Uyghur leader, Dolkun Isa, is one instance. Another is the willingness to join Russia and China in holding the first trilateral consultations on the Asia-Pacific region later this year. Both are aimed at placating China.

  • Four young footballers to live their French dream!

    Mumbai : Four young talented footballers based in Bengaluru, hailing from vulnerable backgrounds have been invited to participate in the street football world festival 2016, to be held at Lyon, France, in June this year.

  • Kabul questions Taliban trip to Islamabad

    Islamabad:  The Afghanistan government has raised questions over a trip by a Taliban delegation from Qatar to Pakistan, reports IANS.

  • FIPB clears Rs 13k cr FDI pleas, Axis Bk gets nod

    New Delhi: Government panel FIPB cleared Rs 13,030 crore worth of foreign direct investment (FDI) proposals, including that of hiking foreign investment limit in Axis Bank. “FDI proposals for more than Rs 13,000 crores recommended for approval. Inflow of investments continue,” Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said.

  • Two booked for abducting minor niece

    BHOPAL :  A case has been registered against a man in Shahpura on the charge of abducting his teenage niece. The parents of the girl lodged the complaint against brothers of her mother for kidnapping the girl.