Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: IMD forecasts heavy thunder showers and rains this week

    Mumbai: As the monsoon is entering its last phase, there are still chances of heavy rainfall and thunder showers continuing this week. The city in the past week hasn’t received much rainfall and has seen temperature soaring with fluctuating weather conditions. The heavy downpour of September 19 saw the city receive 304 mm rainfall in 24 hours.

  • Hurricane Irma death toll rises to 72 in Florida

    Miami,  Hurricane Irma killed 72 people in Florida when it battered the southern state on September 10, according to an updated death toll that includes figures from individual counties. Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) spokesman Alberto Moscoso confirmed an official toll of 54 to AFP yesterday. But this figure does not include eight known victims in the Florida Keys, or 10 elderly victims who died in a nursing home north of Miami.

  • Mumbai: Travel agent dupes couple of Rs 81,000 after they book tickets for foreign trip

    Mumbai: A senior executive of a well-known media house has recently been duped of sum of Rs 81,000 by an unidentified travel agent who contacted the victim to book his two air tickets for foreign tour with his wife. The case has been registered at Sakinaka police station and the accused is still at large. Police said that the senior Vice President who booked the tickets had found the name of the

  • Yashwant Sinha launches scathing attack on Modi, Arun Jaitley over economic crisis

    India, which is going through an economic crisis and suffering in the aftermath of demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax implementation has not impressed veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former finance minister Yashwant Sinha, who has come down heavily on prime minister Narendra Modi and union finance minister Arun Jaitley about the way they have handled the economy.

  • Priyanka Chopra to be honoured at Variety’s Power of Women

    Washington: After making India proud at several events, the annual ‘Variety Power of Women’ luncheon will honour global actress Priyanka Chopra, who is UNICEF’s Global Citizens Goodwill Ambassador, on October 13 at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons.

  • Google celebrates 19th birthday with 19 games from Doodles past

    New Delhi: Google is celebrating its 19th birthday on Wednesday with a “surprise” spinner Doodle that allows users to explore 19 games it has launched over the years – including a new version of the snake game. The reason Google is celebrating surprises is because it believes the search engine came into being because of a chance encounter between its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

  • Football: Qatar, FIFA urged to protect 800,000 labourers from desert heat

    Dubai: World Cup 2022 host Qatar must urgently introduce laws to protect the lives of up to 800,000 migrant construction labourers working in scorching temperatures, Human Rights Watch said today. The New York-based organisation also called on the Gulf state to investigate workers’ deaths and make those findings public.

  • India, Pakistan trade heavy fire on LoC

    Jammu: The Indian and Pakistan Army traded heavy fire on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Police sources said Pakistan Army used mortars, small weapons and automatics to target Indian positions in Shahpur and Balakote areas.

  • Dussehra 2017: Wishes, images and greetings to share on SMS, WhatsApp, Facebook

    Dussehra also called as Vijaya Dashami is the festival of victory of good over evil. It is believed that it was on Vijaya Dashami when Goddess Durga attained victory over the demon Mahishasura after fighting with him for nine nights. The festival also marks the victory of Lord Rama over the demon king Ravana after the latter kidnapped Rama’s wife Sita. The festival is celebrated with much fervor not only in India

  • To Trump’s delight, Twitter increases character limit to 280 in test run

    San Francisco: In a move that will surely delight US President Donald Trump and frustrate many, Twitter has begun testing 280-character tweets — doubling the previous 140-character limit – to help users become more expressive. Currently, the 280-character tweet facility is available to a small group of its 328 million users but it would soon be rolled out globally, Twitter said in a blog post late on Tuesday. It is not yet

  • Mumbai Crime: Four friends held for youth’s murder in Bandra, case cracked in 8 hours

    Mumbai,  A 17-year-old youth from Kherwadi in suburban Bandra was found killed at his house in Kherwadi in suburban Bandra today. However, the police cracked the case within eight hours and arrested four of his friends in afternoon. According to a police official, robbery was the motive behind the crime. The victim, identified as Ajay Jaiswal, was alone at home for the past few days as his parents had gone to their native place

  • CONFIRMED! ‘Padmavati’ actor Shahid Kapoor to collaborate with ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ director

    Ever since the look of Shahid Kapoor from his upcoming film Padmavati got released, his fans have started him loving more for his terrific makeover as Maharawal Ratan Singh. But now, the actor seems all set to give yet another good news for his fans. Well, there have been rumours doing rounds in the tinsel town that Shahid is all set to team up with Toilet: Ek Prem

  • Bigg Boss 11: Here is what Salman Khan has to say about Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar

    Mumbai: Bollywood’s ‘Dabangg’ Salman Khan is back with the 11th season of one of the most controversial and awaited reality shows Bigg Boss. The craze of the show is such that as soon as one season ends, everyone gets eagerly excited for the next one. Speculations of who will be a part of the show start doing the rounds months before the new season even begins.

  • PM doesn’t listen; GST, note ban hit economy: Rahul Gandhi

    Rajkot: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the Narendra Modi government today for taking decisions like note ban and the GST roll-out “without listening to anybody” which “affected the backbone” of the country’s economy. “This is the big difference between the Congress’s ideology and the BJP’s ideology. The Congress listens to everyone and then implements a big decision. This government did not listen to anybody and implemented the GST and demonetisation, which affected

  • BHU protests: Congress says PM Modi should apologise to girls who were lathi-charged

    Varanasi: The violent Banaras Hindu University (BHU) protests inside the campus have been criticised by the Congress as they have said that the Prime Minister should apologise to the girls, who were mercilessly lathi-charged by the cops. “The Prime Minister should first apologise to the girls in BHU, because despite being there, he did not care to ask why the girls were protesting,” Congress leader Mohan Prakash told ANI.

  • India to fight against Pakistan along with SAARC nations at South Asian Boxing Championship

    Guwahati:  India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan during the South Asian boxing Championship, which will also see other SAARC countries participating including Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh amongst others. India will be hosting the South Asian boxing Championship for the first time in Guwahati from December 6 to 10, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) said after its executive committee meeting on Tuesday.

  • World Tourism Day 2017: Serving global citizen

    The World Tourism Day celebration was started by the United Nations World Tourism Organization in the 1980 which is celebrated every year on September 27. According to United Nation’s specialised agency, UNWTO, this year’s World Tourism Day will focus on ‘sustainable tourism – a tool for development’.