Free Press Journal
  • Centre ready for talks if Hurriyat agrees: Rajnath

     New Delhi : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the government was ready to hold dialogue with the Hurriyat Conference leadership if the separatists come forward for talks.

  • No secret formula, just hard work  for success: CBSE topper

    New Delhi : Meghna Srivastava, who topped the CBSE Class 12 examination, on Saturday said that there was no secret formula for her success and it was only consistent hard work that had paid off.

  • IMD warning about severe storm ‘Mekunu’

    Maharashtra : The Indian Meteorological Department has issued a warning regarding cyclone ‘Mekunu’ for Maharashtra-Goa coast. Mekunu is likely to intensif into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and into a severe one in subsequent 24 hours. Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsulay on Friday as after causing damage in Oman. At least 40 people were reported missing on Socotra while some were feared dead as flash floods washed away thousands

  • HC comes to rescue of writer booked for criticising social life during Mahabharata era

    Troubles poured in for Rajaram Patwardhan last year after he penned down an article for a Marathi daily. The article referred to certain incidents in Mahabharata, wherein he criticised the restrictions, which were imposed only on women to control their behaviour while no such conditions were imposed on men. Soon after the article was published, a lady lodged an FIR against Patwardhan under charges of outraging the modesty of women, obscenity, inciting

  • Gang war-like si

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan on Saturday said a gang war-like situation is prevailing in Palghar, where a Lok Sabha by-poll is scheduled for May 28. “The situation in Palghar is no less than a gang-war. We doubt if the election can be held in a free and fair manner,” he said, referring to the face-off between ruling allies BJP and Shiv Sena during the ongoing campaign.

  • Pak Army summons ex-ISI chief Durrani For book co-authored with ex-RAW chief

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s powerful army has summoned former ISI chief Asad Durrani on May 28 to seek clarification over a book he co-authored with India’s ex-spy chief AS Dulat, accusing him of ‘violating’ the military code of conduct. Lt Gen (retd) Durrani, who headed ISI agency from 1990 till 1992, along with Dulat has written “The Spy Chronicles: RAW, ISI and the Illusion of Peace”. The book was released on Wednesday.

  • Chandrakant-Patil

    BJP minister fears Congress may easily win polls in absence of BJP-Sena alliance

    Mumbai : The mandate in Karnataka state assembly which gave non-National Democratic Alliance (NDA) allies the opportunity to come together against Bharatiya Janata Party and staunch opposition by Shiv Sena, another ally of NDA in Palghar LS by-poll has created fear among BJP leaders. Chandrakant Patil, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister and minister for revenue fears that the Congress can easily win the next state assembly polls if BJP and Shiv

  • Student accuses College of demanding 50 lakh for admission, moves HC

    Dr Faaria, resident of Juhu, has moved the vacation bench seeking stay on the admission process to the Post Graduate (PG) Dermatology course. She claims that the college has asked her to pay Rs 50 lakh as donation for her admission to the course in DY Patil Medical College.

  • Three drown off Alibaug coast,  two bodies recovered

    Mumbai: Three persons drowned while swimming in the sea off the coast of Alibaug in Raigad district at Nagaon beach, about 112 kilometres from here, police said on Saturday. The official said that the bodies of two of the three persons had been recovered while a search for the third was currently underway.

  • Saachi Jain is city Topper

    Mumbai students performed well by securing percentages above 95 even though they could not make it to the top 10 merit list. Saachi Jain, a student of RN Podar School, Santacruz, became the city topper by scoring 97.8 per cent in the Science stream. While, Harneet Singh of RN Podar, Santacruz scored 98 per cent in Commerce. Ashmita Jain of St Joseph School, scored 97.2 per cent in Science to become the

  • ‘We don’t share user data with 3rd-parties, govt’

     New Delhi : Digital payments company Paytm on Saturday said that it does not share data of its users with any third-party or government. “We never share your (user) data with anyone: any company/ any government or any country. At Paytm, your data is yours. Not ours, or of a third party, or of the govt,” Paytm said. It added that its policy allows only legally-compliant data requests from the law of

  • Atrial fibrillation can increase the risk of stroke in people

    Mumbai : Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart rhythm disturbance. Those with this condition may be aware of noticeable heart palpitations, where their heart feels like it’s pounding, fluttering or beating irregularly. Sometimes it does not cause any symptoms and a person who has it is completely unaware that their heart rate is irregular.