Free Press Journal
  • Centre, states, industry to discuss export situation on January 8

    New Delhi: The Centre, state governments, and industry representatives will meet on January 8 to discuss ways to boost the country’s exports, a commerce ministry official said. The third meeting of the ‘Council for Trade Development and Promotion’ will be chaired by Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu.

  • New protests in Iran after Rouhani calls for calm

    Tehran: New protests were held in Iran overnight, local media said today, despite President Hassan Rouhani calling for calm and vowing more “space for criticism” in a bid to head off days of unrest.

  • Theft at Hema Malini's godown, police suspect servant

    BJP MP Hema Malini trolled as she blames ‘high population’ for Mumbai Kamala Mills fire

    Yesterday, the nation woke up to the shocking news of a fire that erupted in the upmarket and popular Kamala Mills in Mumbai. Once a sprawling mill, Kamala Mills emerged as a premiere office destination and also a popular hangout place, comprising of various restaurants and pubs, in the last decade. The fire started at around 12:30 am, on December 29, at a pub called 1 Above and then

  • PCB should have a coach like Rahul Dravid for the U-19 team: Ramiz Raja

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja has advised the Pakistan Cricket Board to follow in the footsteps of the Indian cricket board and appoint a respected former player like Rahul Dravid with the U-19 team. “I think the PCB should also consider appointing a former Test player who is well reputed and respected with the national junior team just like India has done in the case of Rahul Dravid (India U-19 and

  • Jammu and Kashmir budget session likely to begin tomorrow on stormy note

    Jammu: The budget session of the Jammu and Kashmir legislature is likely to begin on a stormy note tomorrow with opposition parties planning to protest the recent government order barring its employees from airing political views on social media and take up other issues.

  • Ex-Windies umpire Clyde Cumberbatch passes away

    Port of Spain: Former West Indies umpire Clyde Cumberbatch has recently passed away in Port of Spain. He was 81. Fellow Trinidadian and international umpire, Peter Nero condoled the demise of Cumberbatch, saying that he has lost his umpiring father.

  • Martin Guptill returns to New Zealand ODI squad against Pakistan

    Wellington: Opener Martin Guptill, who has recovered fully from a hamstring injury, has been recalled in the 13-man New Zealand squad for the first two ODIs of the five-match series against Pakistan, beginning January 6 here at the Basin Reserve.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: A tragedy waiting to happen

    Words cannot describe the horrendous tragedy in a Mumbai rooftop restaurant in the early hours of Friday which claimed 14 lives and left several more injured, some seriously. Nor can words describe the anger and disgust against the civic authorities, which despite knowing that a huge number of eateries and bars are run illegally, without adequate fire and other safety provisions, continue to pay lip service to the well-being of the people

  • A New Year Resolution for Mumbai

    It has been a muted start to the New Year in Mumbai, where instead of overflowing pubs, bars and restaurants, it is the demolition squad of the municipal corporation that has been in overdrive. As party hot spots and their extensions, encroachments and trespasses come to be investigated, as civic officials are suspended for turning a blind eye to the violations that led to the death of 14 in a pub in

  • Ashes 2017-18: Sydney wicket is unpredictable, says Aussie spinner Ashton Agar

    Cape Town: Australian left-arm spinner Ashton Agar who was recently roped in for the fifth Ashes Test against England, beginning January 4 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), feels that the wicket at the ground is unpredictable. “You don’t know what you’re going to get in Sydney. One day it could be green, one day it could spin a bit. We’ve got all options there. We’ll wait and see how we go,”

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    Mumbai: Maximum atrocities in ‘Minimum’ City

    Even as the entire world including India is celebrating and enjoying the emergence of the new year – 2018, my heart goes for the families who lost their near ones and dear ones in the midnight inferno that took lives of as many as 15 people in a span of two hours and left the Trade Tower Building in Kamala Mills Compound in South-Central Mumbai and nearby structures in bad shape. The

  • New Year 2018: Over 200 people booked for drink and drive in UP

    Lucknow: More than 200 New Year revellers were booked by the police for drunken driving in major towns of Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Monday. All the drivers booked were under the influence of alcohol and were driving at very high speed, he said.