Free Press Journal
  • Pawar, Sawant, Akhade, Patil supreme in Palghar Carrom tourney

    Mumbai : Top-seeded Sonal Sawant of Virar, third Seeded Sachin Pawar of Virar, second Seeded Aviraj Akhade of Virar and third seeded Navin Patil of Safale emerged victorious in the junior girls, men singles, junior boys and veteran men singles event of the 2nd Palghar District Ranking Prize Money Carrom Championship organised by Club One, Global City, Virar & Palghar District Carrom Association at Club One, Global City, Virar (W.), Dist. Palghar.

  • Pence for ‘toughest’ US  sanctions on North Korea

    Tokyo : US Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday Washington would soon unveil its “toughest sanctions ever” on North Korea, adding that the regime in Pyongyang would not be allowed to “hijack” the upcoming Olympics.

  • 60 small oil, gas fields to be auctioned

    New Delhi : India will auction 60 discovered small oil and gas fields with the potential to produce 194.65 million tonnes of oil and oil equivalent gas, the government said in a tweet after a cabinet meeting.

  • PM Modi has to answer, not ask questions, says Rahul

    New Delhi : Congress President Rahul Gandhi ridiculed Prime Minister Modi for conducting himself like an opposition leader while replying to debate on the motion of thanks on the President’s address on Wednesday unless he has started practicing being in the Opposition. He wondered if Modi has forgotten that he is the Prime Minister now.

  • Pak again rakes up Kashmir issue at UN

    United Nations : Pakistan has again raked up the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council and accused it of “selectively” implementating its resolution on the matter.

  • Centre plans sale of 3,000 Mhz spectrum

    New Delhi : The government is planning to hold the largest ever spectrum auction of 3,000 Mhz of radiowaves in the upcoming sale, Parliament was informed on Wednesday. “Spectrum above 3000 MHz will be put up for auction for the first time in the forthcoming auction,” telecom minister Manoj Sinha said in the Lok Sabha.

  • Six dead, 88 missing after strong quake    hits Taiwan      

    Hualien : Rescuers were working on Wednesday to try to reach people who were trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan’s east coast caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. At least six people were killed and 88 missing in the quake.

  • Concepts steal Delhi show

    New Delhi : E-vehicles, hybrids and eco- friendly technology took centre stage at the inaugural day of the biennial Auto Expo, with Maruti Suzuki, Tata Motors, M&M, new entrant Kia Motors, Mercedes-Benz and BMW displaying their future products. Keeping in mind the government’s vision of 100 per cent electric vehicles (EVs) for public mobility and 40 per cent for personal mobility by 2030, the companies committed to put investments into the new

  • India has sought transparency in working of UN’s sanctions panel

    United Nations : India on Wednesday criticised the UN Security Council’s veto-wielding members for anonymously obstructing the designation of terrorists without giving any reason, a veiled attack on China for repeatedly blocking its bid to list Pakistan-based Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

  • Higher asset allocations pose risk to small investors: Adhia

    New Delhi : Exemption to equities from the long-term capital gains (LTCG) tax was leading to higher asset valuations and was posing a potential risk to small investors, Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said this week.

  • SAD raises issue of Tytler’s sting on 1984 anti-Sikh riots

    New Delhi : The alleged “confession” of Congress MP Jagdish Tytler, in a purported sting, on “killing” 100 Sikhs in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots on Wednesday figured in the Rajya Sabha with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) seeking justice for the victims.

  • Karni Sena backs Brahmin Mahasabha’s protest against Kangana’s ‘Manikarnika’

    Jaipur : The Shree Rajput Karni Sena, which has strongly protested against the release of periodic drama “Padmaavat”, has decided to back the Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha’s protest against the “historical tampering” of Queen Laxmi Bai, also called Jhansi Ki Rani, in the film “Manikarnika” starring Kangana Ranaut. The film is based on the life of ‘Jhansi ki Rani’ and allegedly shows the relationship of the queen with a British officer.

  • World’s biggest rocket soars toward Mars

    Cape Canaveral : The world’s most powerful rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, has blasted off on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk’s cherry red Tesla roadster toward an orbit near Mars. Screams and cheers erupted at Cape Canaveral, Florida as the massive rocket fired its 27 engines and rumbled into the blue sky over the same NASA launchpad that served as a base for the US missions to Moon

  • US for greater inter-operability of forces with India

    KOLKATA: Pitching for greater inter- operability of forces with India as major defence partners in the Indo-Pacific region, US Ambassador Kenneth I Juster on Wednesday said his country had always had zero tolerance towards cross- border terrorism. “We seek to assist in India’s efforts to build up its indigenous defence capabilities and also to enhance the inter-operability of the two countries’ forces as major defence partners in the Into-Pacific region,” he said

  • Ruling AIADMK camp junks Dhinakaran’s offer

    Chennai : Ruling AIADMK on Wednesday rejected rival leader T T V Dhinakaran’s offer for a deal to merge his faction with the mainstream party, saying it would not happen.