Free Press Journal
  • HC raps state for not effectively implementing Disaster Mgmt Act

     Mumbai : The Bombay High Court pulled up the Maharashtra government for not effectively implementing provisions of the Disaster Management Act and directed it to take effective steps to set up the District Disaster Management Authority in Mumbai expeditiously.

  • US concerned about Pak radio station shutdown 

    Radio Mashaal is funded by the US govt to provide an alternative to extremist propaganda in the tribal regions along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

  • Jawan, 3 killed, 18 injured in Pak shelling

    Jammu : An Army jawan was among four killed while 18 others were injured as Pakistani troops shelled border outposts and civilian areas along the international border (IB) and LoC in the Jammu region for the third consecutive day on Saturday.

  • Goa taxis’ stir enters 2nd day; black-yellow cabs resume service

    PANAJI: Tourist taxis remained off the road in Goa for the second day on Saturday, but the traditional yellow and black cab operators withdrew from the strike declared illegal by the state government. The strike, called on the issue of installing speed governors in taxis, left passengers stranded at various places in the state, where peak tourist season is on. The yellow and black taxis, which had joined the strike on Friday,

  • Shame to exclude Rahane, Bhuvi: Prabhakar

    Kolkata : Former allrounder Manoj Prabhakar on Saturday slammed India’s team selection in the ongoing Test series, saying it is a shame to pick players for a Test match based on their form in limited over cricket.

  • Indore News – Free Press Painting Competition Today

    Indore : Students of New Digamber Public School, Emerald Heights International School, SICA School, Vidya Bhavan Public School, Shloka, A Birla School, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Sree Academy will participate in ‘On the spot painting competition’ organised by the leading English daily of Central India, Free Press in association with DHL Infrabulls powered by ‘needbags’.

  • Income Tax department opens several old cases

    Indore : Following the demonetisation, the Income Tax Department opened several old cases where a huge amount of cash and property transactions reported and these are not mentioned in the I-T returns. The department has also raised demand in such cases under Section 148 of the Income Tax Act and issued notices to concerned persons.

  • NIA changes stance, will now frame charges against Sadhvi

    Mumbai : In an interesting twist in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, the National Investigations Agency (NIA) is all set to change its stance yet again. Now, the central agency will act contrary to its previous decision. All of a sudden, NIA, which had exonerated right-wing Hindu terrorist Sadhvi Pragyasingh Thakur from the case, is left with no other option but to argue against her.

  • Turkish planes strike Kurdish militia positions in Syria: PM

    Istanbul : Turkish war planes on Saturday launched air strikes on positions of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) militia in Syria, the prime minister said, as Ankara launched a new operation against the group.    Units of pro-Ankara rebels known by Turkey as the Free Syrian Army (FSA) also began moving into the Afrin area of Syria which is controlled by the YPG, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

  • US govt shuts down after Senate rejects spending bill 

    Washington : The US government officially shutdown on Saturday for the first time in five years after the Senate rejected a short-term spending bill to keep the federal government running, marking a chaotic end to Donald Trump’s first year as president.

  • Rohingyas seek safety, citizenship guarantees before repatriation

    Dhaka : Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh on Saturday asked for guarantees that their safety and security would be protected and that they would be granted Myanmar citizenship before being repatriated to Rakhine state.

  • SC asks Madhya Pradesh govt to fix jail term in life sentences

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Madhya Pradesh government and sought a detailed reply from it within four weeks on a plea seeking a fixed jail term in cases of life imprisonment.

  • Extortion: Five Pujari men held

    Mumbai: Mumbai crime branch has arrested five members of Suresh Pujari gang for trying to extort money from a south Mumbai based businessman. The businessman registered case after he received calls from extortionists, who demanded Rs 50 lakh from him.