Free Press Journal
  • As tourism season begins, safety of visitors a concern for Goa govt

    Panaji : Go Goa 365 Days! is the popular tourism tagline for years when it comes to promoting Goa as a tourist destination. With the expected arrival of the first charter flight from Russia today (October 1), carrying 500 on board at Dabolim Airport, which also happens to be a Naval airport, one can surely count it as Day 1 of 365.

  • Pak’s tunnel to send in terror unearthed

    The unfinished tunnel dug from the Pakistani side is approximately having three-feet height and two-and-a-half feet width on the slope of bank at Dhamalla nulla.

  • Ravana in flames, fire in heart

    Dussehra and Muharrum, magnificent display of country’s unity in diversity

  • Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, modi, External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, sushma swaraj's birthday, modi wishes shushma swaraj

    Kuwait commutes 15 Indians’ death sentence to life term

    New Delhi : Death sentence of 15 Indians, lodged in Kuwaiti jails, have been commuted to life imprisonment by the Emir of Kuwait, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday.

  • Maradona’s Kolkata trip postponed

    Kolkata: Argentine legend Diego Maradona on Saturday said his trip to Kolkata would be postponed from October 2 to October 8 during the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, IANS.

  • After Elphinstone stn, Parel bridge is next tragedy spot?

    Mumbai : After the tragic incident at Elphinstone, residents, commuters and police claim that the Parel side of the same foot-over bridge (FOB) is likely to be the next tragic spot. Lakhs of people commute everyday using the Parel side FOB and if a similar incident occurs then the death toll will be much more as there is no exit route, as per locals and police officials.

  • Celta concede late goal to settle for draw with Girona

    Vigo (Spain) : Juanpe’s goal in the 85th minute allowed La Liga football league newcomers Girona to escape with a 3-3 draw here against a Celta Vigo side that once again dropped points from a winning position, reports IANS.

  • US in contact with N.Korea: Tillerson

     Beijing : The United State has open channels of communication with North Korea and is investigating whether the regime is ready to enter talks on giving up its nuclear weapons programme, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday.

  • Charge railway authorities with culpable homicide: PIL

    Mumbai : The issue of Elphinstone stampede has now reached the Bombay High Court with a criminal petition seeking registration of a case against railway officials under charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. The matter is likely to be taken up for hearing on October 3.

  • Bohras mourn martyrdom of Hussain

    Indore : Thousands of members of Bohra community observed Yome Aashura on the 10th day of Muharrum Ashara Mubarka on Saturday, as they mourned the martyrdom of Hussain during the traditional customs of ‘Waaz’ held in different mosques of the city.

  • Dhinakaran gives Rs 15L to kin of girl who killed self

    Ariyalur (TN) : Sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran on Saturday gave Rs 15 lakh to the family of S Anitha, a medical aspirant and an anti-NEET petitioner who allegedly committed suicide on September 1.

  • Western Railway takes safety measures a day after tragedy

    Mumbai : Western Railways took several measures on Saturday to improve safety on stations situated on the western line. This comes a day after a horrific stampede on the foot-over-bridge which connects Parel and Elphinstone road stations.

  • Exciting things happening in Indian cricket

    If someone looks at this team as the best Indian team after their performances in the last year or two, he may have a point. The tam has some brilliant individual performers and they have shone collectively, too, more often than not. The players backed each other and that makes a world of difference to a performing team.

  • American al-Qaeda man trained in Pak convicted of aiding terror act

    Washington : An American al-Qaeda member trained in Pakistan’s unruly tribal belt has been convicted by a US court for his involvement in a number of terror attacks in Afghanistan, including one on a US military base.

  • UGC grant lapses, DAVV risks refunding it with 10% interest

    UGC had sanctioned Rs 13.5 crore under five-year development plan in 2012 to DAVV, but the university could utilise only Rs 5.5 crore out of that. DAVV was granted six months additional time to spend the remaining grant but more than Rs 3 crore still remained unused.

  • US Health Secy resigns over plane scandal

    Washington : US President Donald Trump’s embattled Health Secretary Tom Price has resigned amid a raging scandal over his use of expensive private planes for official travel, with the media speculating the names of two Indian-Americans as possible candidates to replace him.

  • Cops to probe theft from victim in the stampede

    The police action comes after photographs and videos of unidentified persons stealing ornaments from a victim went viral on social media.