Free Press Journal
  • New curb on import of food articles

    New Delhi  : The Government has empowered the Custom not to clear any food article unless it has a valid shelf life of not less than 60% or three months before expiry, whichever is less at the time of import.

  • Top coaches cautious after 2018 FIFA World Cup draw

    Moscow : Coaches of top football nations Germany, Brazil and Portugal sounded a cautious note after the official draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup was announced here. Defending champions Germany have been placed along with lower ranked nations Mexico (16), Sweden (18) and Korea Republic (59) in Group F on Friday. Title contenders Brazil have been placed with Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.

  • Zimbabwe’s new leader drops two ministers after public outcry

    Harare : Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday dropped two ministers he had appointed to his new cabinet just a day earlier, a move widely seen as a response to a public uproar over the nominations.

  • Cyclone Ockhi: 531 fishermen rescued

    Thiruvananthapuram : As many as 531 fishermen, stranded in choppy waters off the Kerala and the Lakshadweep coasts due to Cyclone Ockhi, have been rescued, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said. Also bodies of four Kerala fishermen were recovered on Saturday, taking the toll to six so far in the aftermath of Cyclone Ockhi, while there is no word about 102 fishermen from the state who ventured to the deep sea.

  • North Korea holds mass celebrations for missile test

    Seoul : North Korea held mass celebrations for its latest successful long-range missile test, Pyongyang’s state media said today, with a propaganda-filled display of fireworks and dancing in public squares. The ruling Workers’ Party official daily Rodong Sinmun covered its front page with colour photographs showing thousands of tightly packed soldiers and people applauding in Pyongyang’s Kim Il-Sung square, which was decorated with large portraits of the North’s late leaders.    “We

  • D.Y. Patil look set to take lead against Payyade SC

    Mumbai  : Dr. D.Y. Patil Sports Association look set to take a substantial lead as they bowled well to restrict Payyade Sports Club to 344 for 8 wickets in 82 overs in their first innings (90 overs) on the second day of the three-day final of the Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd. sponsored ‘70th Police Invitation Shield Cricket Tournament’, and played Mumbai Police Gymkhana ground on Saturday.

  • harassed for money, Kalyan boy kills self

    Mumbai : Kalyan youth committed suicide leaving a note behind indicating extortion and the fear which drove him to end his life.

  • Brazilian sensation wears Barcelona jersey, spurs speculation

    Rio de Janeiro : Speculation that Brazilian sensation Arthur Melo will join FC Barcelona mounted after a photo of the midfielder wearing a jersey of the Spanish football giants was leaked on the internet.

  • Students do not prefer teaching as career option

    Mumbai : An increasing phenomenon is witnessed among students as a majority or rather none of them want to opt for teaching as a career option. The art of teaching or as it is profoundly termed as being a ‘vocation more than a profession’ is witnessing a dying An increasing phenomenon is witnessed among students as a majority or rather none of them want to opt for teaching as a career option.

  • Students present flash mob dance

    Flash mob marking World AIDS Day was held at a city-based shopping mall on Friday. The flash mob aimed at raising awareness among masses. Public was provided information about various aspects related to HIV/AIDS including symptoms, causes, effects, preventive measures and non-discriminatory practices. Around 36 million people are suffering from the disease worldwide. Participants rendered dance and drama performances on various social issues including cleanliness, Right to Education and fundamental rights Photos

  • Honduras has announced curfew amid vote protests

    Tegucigalpa (Honduras) : Honduras announced a curfew and suspended some constitutional rights to allow security forces to contain protests and unrest over a disputed election in which both candidates have declared themselves winner and the ballot count is entering its sixth day.

  • Differently abled artistes exhibit talent at ‘Dance on Wheels’

    Cultural programme ‘Dance on Wheels’ was held during Hindu Adhyatmik and Seva Mela at Lal Bagh Palace recently. Differently abled artistes rendered enthralling performances. 11 artistes from Delhi-based organisation ‘We Are One’ presented six performances. The programme began with the rendition of Ramayana tales. Bharatnatyam performance gathered huge applauds from audiences. Artistes staged Vande Mataram in acrobatic yoga form. They also presented Bhagavad Gita stotra and Shiv Tandava. Mesmerising performances by differently

  • Geeta Jayanti Festival concludes

    Ujjain : A three day Geeta Jayanti Festival, sponsored by Vishwa Geeta Pratishthanam Ujjaini concluded at Ramanukot Institute hall.

  • MBMC gears up to take care of water needs till 2043

    Bhayandar : Elate by the successful implementation of its 75 MLD water supply project, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has now rolled up its sleeves to ensure that the water needs of the twin-city is taken care till 2043 instead of their earlier target of 2021.

  • Thanekars to pay heavily for spitting, littering on the road

    Thane  : Thane Municipal Corporation has issued a circular saying people will be fined heavily if they are caught littering the area. The corporation has also appointed field marshals to handle the cleanliness drive.