Free Press Journal
  • Finland stabbings a terror act: Police

    Helsinki : The stabbings in the Finnish city of Turku that left two people dead and eight injured are being treated as acts of terror, police said on Saturday.

  • Been away from home far too often, says Vishal Sikka

    New Delhi : Stress is perhaps a given when you are the CEO of a multi-billion dollar technology firm. But “continued assaults” of “baseless” allegations are certainly not what Vishal Sikka signed up for when he joined Infosys.

  • Haj process completed ahead of schedule

    Mumbai : The Central government has completed the Haj 2017 process ahead of the schedule to ensure best facilities to Haj pilgrims, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said. Naqvi was speaking after flagging off the first batch of 300 Haj pilgrims from Mumbai at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.

  • ‘Shravan mahotsav’ to conclude with jugalbandi

    Ujjain : The last evening of ‘Shravan mahotsav’ to be held at Mahakal pravachan hall on Sunday at 7 pm, will give a rare opportunity to music lovers of the city to witness a jugalbandi between the sitar and cello by world famous sitar player Shubhendra Rao, disciple of Pt Ravi Shankar belonging to the Meher ‘gharana’ and cello player from Netherlands, Saskia Rao. There will also be a vocal rendition by

  • Barcelona attack: Fresh manhunt underway

    Barcelona : Spanish police expanded a manhunt on Saturday for a Moroccan national believed to be one of the perpetrators of twin terror attacks in Barcelona and another seaside resort that killed 14 and wounded around 100.

  • Woman stabs hockey-player husband to death in Malad

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra Police on Saturday registered a case against a woman after she allegedly stabbed her 52-year-old husband to death over reported family disputes.

  • US lawmakers concerned over human rights abuses in Sindh

    Washington : A bipartisan group of seven US lawmakers have expressed concern over human rights violations in Pakistan’s Sindh province and urged the State Department to place it on priority during interactions with the country.

  • Youth commits suicide over petty argument

    Ujjain :A 22 year old youth committed suicide by jumping into the the river at Gaughat on Friday evening. Arun Parmar, a resident of Rajeevratna colony, took this fatal step after a violent argument with his mother. 

  • Banks to go on strike on Aug 22

    Mumbai: The United Forum of Bank Unions on Saturday announced that they have called for all India bank strike on August 22, 2017. This decision was taken after a meeting with Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). IBA could not commit to resolve any of the demands stating that all the demands of the union are policy issues of the government but they only appealed to the unions to withdraw the strike. Few demands

  • Yogi did nothing for hospital, says Ghulam Nabi Azad of Congress

    Gorakhpur : The Congress party on Saturday took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath over the Go-rakhpur hospital tragedy, saying that despite being five-time MP from Gorakhpur he did nothing for the hospital. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, who visited Gorakhpur along with party vice-president Rahul Gandhi said: “In spite of being five-time MP from Gorakhpur, he (Adityanath) did nothing for the hospital.” Gandhi met the family of children, who

  • City’s only veterinary college running with paltry staff

    Mumbai : An educational institution running without professors is a scenario that is usually seen in rural areas but what if such a situation prevails in a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai.

  • Modi govt’s big push to higher education: More money for univs

    Kharagpur : The Centre is planning a huge push to higher education. The government will provide Rs 70,000 as monthly fellowship to those researchers doing their PhDs in IITs or IISc, Union higher education secretary Kewal Kumar Sharma said on Saturday. He was addressing students and faculty members during the 67th Foundation Day of IIT Kharagpur.

  • Baggage scanners lie unused at Central Railway stations

    Mumbai : The lack of manpower to man the x-ray baggage scanners at railway stations in the city has put station security in jeopardy. These baggage scanners were installed at the railway stations post 26/11 attacks at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT).

  • GST website down, traders inconvenienced

    New Delhi : Businesses across the country faced problems on Saturday as the Goods and Services Tax (GST) return filing website stopped functioning due to a technical snag, a day ahead of the last date for filing GST returns. “The GST site has been working intermittently since 12 noon.

  • Help desk focus on those going abroad

    Mumbai : The help desk set up by Mumbai University (MU) to process results of students who have opted for higher education or job opportunities in India or abroad are in a quandary suddenly. Students who have a later deadline and can wait for the marksheets are seen to be demanding their results immediately. In the bargain, the help desk has in fact overlooked cases of those students who have genuine problems.

  • RJD rally could prove costly for Sharad Yadav

    Patna : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday virtually put rebel leader Sharad Yadav on notice, hinting at action against him if he attends the RJD rally on August 27. JD(U) general secretary K.C. Tyagi said that the party has not acted against Yadav for his “anti-party activities” because of his seniority and long association with the party.  “If he attends RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s rally on August 27, then he