Free Press Journal
  • Rajiv Gauba takes charge as Union Home Secretary

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Rajiv Gauba on Thursday took charge as the Union Home Secretary.  Gauba, a 1982 batch officer of the Jharkhand cadre, joined the Home Ministry as Officer on Special Duty on June 27 and took charge as the Union Home Secretary upon the superannuation of Rajiv Mehrishi, the Ministry said in a statement.  Prior to this, Gauba was Secretary in the Urban Development Ministry.

  • Blue Whale Challenge: Madurai teen commits suicide

    Chennai: A 19-year-old college student Vignesh in Madurai is suspected to be the first victim in Tamil Nadu of the macabre online game Blue Whale, police said.

  • Sri Lankan Navy apprehends eight Tamil Nadu fishermen

    Colombo : The Sri Lankan Navy apprehended as many as eight Tamil Nadu fishermen, along with two boats, near the Delft Island. All the fishermen were taken to the Kankesanthurai Naval Camp for interrogation.

  • Gorakhpur: 70 children die in last 4 days at BRD hospital, 15 due to Encephalitis

    Gorakhpur: 70 children in total have died in the last four days in Gorakhpur’s now infamous Baba Raghav Das (B.R.D.) Medical College, of which 15 deaths were caused due to Encephalitis, principal P.K. Singh has informed, adding that no deaths have been recorded as on the morning of August 31.

  • Mumbai: Modi govt approves 1.45 lakh affordable homes in Maharashtra

    The Central government this week has approved construction of 1.45 lakh dwellings under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY), which is a major boost to Maharashtra government’s ambitious plan to provide affordable homes to all in the state.

  • US Open 2017: No question that I’m feared again says Maria Sharapova

    New York: Maria Sharapova made the US Open last 32 Wednesday, insisting she has instilled renewed fear into her rivals and rekindled the love from her fans. The former world number one and five-time major winner pulled off a 6-7 (4/7), 6-4, 6-1 win over Timea Babos of Hungary.

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    Mumbai Rains: Missing doctor confirmed dead as body found at Worli

    Mumbai: In the aftermath of heavy rains witnessed on Tuesday noted gastroenterologist Dr Deepak Amrapurkar had gone missing. In a tragic turn of events, the 59-year-old was confirmed dead earlier this morning after his body was found near Worli. “We got a call from a local at 6.30 am of a body being found near a drain opening in Worli. Amrapurkar’s family has identified the body and it has been sent for

  • Mumbai Rains tragedy: Locked inside car, 30-year-old lawyer dies

    Mumbai: After the heavy rainfall, Mumbaikars were getting back on track. But, a heart-breaking incident has come to light. During Tuesday’s deluge, a 30-year-old lawyer got stuck in his car and was found dead on Wednesday morning.

  • L N Shastri, noted Kannada playback singer and composer, passes away

    One of the most popular singers and music composer of Kannada film industry, L N Shastri, passed away on August 30. The singer died due to intestinal cancer at the age of 46. Reportedly, LN Shastri took his last breath at his residence in Bengaluru.

  • Tragedy on ‘Pari’ sets! Technician dies during shoot of Anushka Sharma’s film

    On August 29, a working technician died after allegedly coming in contact with a live wire on the sets of Anushka Sharma’s upcoming film Pari. This tragic incident took place at the outdoor shoot location at Korolberia in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district. Due to this, the shooting of the film has been temporarily stalled.

  • US Open: Maria Sharapova beats Timea Babos to reach third round

    New York: After the win over number two seed Simona Halep of Romania, Russian wildcard Maria Sharapova won another three-set match to advance to the third round of the US Open. Sharapova, who is playing in her first Grand Slam tournament since serving a 15-month doping suspension, defeated Hungary’s Timea Babos 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-1 on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Indian-American doctors form relief fund for Harvey victims

    Washington: Indian-American doctors have started a relief fund to help those affected by the catastrophic floods brought by Hurricane Harvey in the USstate of Texas. “Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas with severe winds and flash flooding. This serious natural disaster inflexed a grave loss of lives and property. Our hearts are with the victims of the disaster,” said Gautam Samadder, president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). He said

  • Bihar road rage case: Verdict to be announced against Rocky Yadav, others

    Gaya (Bihar): The Additional District and Sessions Judge (ADJ), Sachchidanand Singh, is scheduled to deliver the judgement in the Gaya road rage case, in which suspended Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) leader Manorama Devi’s son Rocky Yadav was involved, today.

  • PSLV-C39 carrying IRNSS-1H series satellite to be launched today

    Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): The countdown begins as the PSLV-C39 carrying 1425 Kg IRNSS-1H series satellite for navigation-related applications is all set to get launched at Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota today. The PSLV will launch IRNSS-1H, the eighth satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), into a Sub-Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (Sub-GTO). The launch will take place from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR. PSLV-C39, like