Free Press Journal
  • ‘Page 3 girl on UK’s IS terror watch list’

    London : A 27-year-old British glamour model is on an Islamic State related terror watch by UK authorities after she used social media to communicate with extremists, said a media report.

  • Parrikar in Goa, likely to meet CM over RSS issue

    Panaji : Amid rumblings in RSS’s Goa unit following the ouster of its chief Subhash Velingkar, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has arrived in the state and is likely to meet Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Sunday. Parrikar landed here last night.

  • Remains of Minnesota boy missing since 1989 found

    Minneapolis (US) : The remains of Jacob Wetterling, an 11-year-old boy kidnapped from a rural Minnesota road nearly 27 years ago, have been identified, authorities said, providing long-awaited answers to a mystery that has captivated residents and sparked changes in sex offender laws.

  • Panama leak: IT dept sends 200 info exchange requests

    New Delhi : Widening its probe in the Panama Papers case, the Income Tax department has invoked various tax information exchange treaties and sent about 200 requests in order to obtain banking and other financial data of Indians named in the list.

  • Let down again by a pretender-messiah

    India has been invariably let down by messiahs. In the mid-80s the country embraced V P Singh with great fanfare only to feel cheated a few months later. The lacklustre politician who rode to power exploiting the Bofors corruption scam did not take long to squander all his political capital. Soon he became a comical figure, trying to revive his political career by taking up stray causes such as the allotment of

  • Black laws: From MISA, POTA to sedition

    THE BJP’s current majority in the Lok Sabha has not dissuaded it from using the sedition law at every available opportunity. One explanation for this propensity is apparently the need to focus on a hate object to consolidate the party’s base of support. (more…)

  • Travel on Tejas trains to be costlier than Shatabdi

    New Delhi : Passengers will have to cough up 20 to 30 per cent more than the existing fares of premier Shatabdi Express to travel by the Tejas trains which will have commercial airlines-like services like calling bell buttons to summon coach attendants and LCD screens on ergonomically designed seats.

  • AI operations partially hit as pilots skip duty

    New Delhi : Air India’s flight operations were partially affected on Sunday with a section of pilots deciding not to report for duty in protest against pending issues related to salary and allowances, besides alleged denial of weekly off.

  • Waiting For Galvao

    Whatever be the final outcome of Captain Henrique Galvao’s dramatic challenge to the despot of Lisbon, the “mutiny” on the Santa Maria will go down in history as an act of valour in the cause of freedom. It is fairly certain that desperate efforts of Captain Galvao and his band of rebels to carry on the struggle for the overthrow of Salazar’s dictatorship from a floating piece of Portuguese territory will come

  • Applause, euphoria, and emotion at Mother House

    Kolkata : Not known to express their emotion in public, nuns of the Missionaries of Charity on Sunday cheered loudly, clapped freely and rang bells the moment Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint.

  • Tackling the education gap

    Teachers’ Day is celebrated on the birthday of India’s second President, Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He himself had expressed this wish, that his birthday be observed as Teachers’ Day. He was a teacher and scholar of philosophy, who taught at Oxford, and later served as Vice Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University. When he was elected President, the renowned mathematician and philosopher Bertrand Russell complimented India. It was Plato who had advocated that philosophers

  • Reliance Capital to expand customer base to 50 mn, says Ambani

    Mumbai : Embarking on a major expansion plan, Reliance Capital plans to increase customer base to 50 million from 20 million along with a fivefold expansion of reach to 25,000 cities and towns over the next 3-5 years, Chairman Anil Ambani has said.

  • ‘She taught virtue of unconditional love’

    New Delhi : Christian leaders and admirers of Mother Teresa on Sunday expressed happiness at her sainthood, saying she spoke the language of love and compassion.

  • RJio’s full-fledged 4G services available to all from today

    New Delhi : Consumers across the country can avail Reliance Jio’s services from Monday, as the company opens its doors to all potential users having any 4G-enabled handset in an aggressive quest to garner 100 million subscribers.

  • Good monsoon to hike earnings of farm related firms: Assocham

    New Delhi: With a good monsoon this year, companies connected with India’s rural economy are set to post handsome growth in the coming two quarters, industry chamber Assocham said on Sunday, citing its report.”Thanks to bountiful rains this year, a large part of corporate India with direct connect with the agro and the entire rural economy is set to post handsome growth in the coming two quarters in sales and profitability ranging

  • Virar church renamed after her sainthood

    Mumbai/Palghar: Thousands of Christians, many with tears of joy in their eyes, witnessed a solemn ceremony in which the Blessed Mother Teresa Church in Virar was rechristened as ‘Saint Mother Teresa Church’ here on Sunday evening.

  • Spaniard chooses to celebrate in Kolkata

    Kolkata : Between the Vatican and Kolkata, Spaniard Aristides Bermejo, who had met Mother Teresa several times, chose the eastern Indian metropolis to celebrate her canonisation, as “this is where it all began”.

  • Capital Gains: Some Nuances & Subtlety

    Most taxpayers would know that long-term capital gains (LTCG) arising out of equities listed on a recognized stock exchange and equity-based MF units is exempt from tax whereas the STCG is taxed at 15%.

  • Nityanand Charandas

    Ganesha: Remover of Obstacles

    For the next few days, the city will be bustling with festivities celebrating the most popular Ganapati Festival.THE JOYOUS ELEPHANT-FACED DEITY known as Ganesa is revered by atleast one billion people worldwide.