Free Press Journal
  • Political Throwback! When Pandit Nehru gifted ‘Indira’ to Japan

    In 1949, Japan was facing difficult times because of World War II and over 67 of its cities were hit by the United States’ aerial bomb raids. Besides Hiroshima and Nagasaki, others like Toyama and Hitachi were also almost completely destroyed. The effect brought poverty and inflation in the country. But our first Prime Minister Pandit Nehru has small, (or should we say giant) beautiful contribution towards Japan. We all know that

  • Honda crosses 15 lakh cumulative sales milestone in India

    New Delhi: Honda Cars India said Sunday it has crossed 15 lakh cumulative sales milestone in the country since launching its first product in India in January 1998. The company, which currently sells eight models in the country including popular sedans City and Amaze, crossed the first five lakh sales milestone in the country in March 2012, taking 14 years and 3 months.   Honda took another three years and seven months to sell another five

  • Maharashtra crime: Police crack down on sand mafia in Palghar; 100 booked

    Palghar: Police have booked around 100 people and seized 43 trucks for illegal extraction and transportation of sand from the Vaitarna riverbed here in Maharashtra. The action followed a crackdown on members of the sand mafia operating in the district by the rural police on Friday night, police said Sunday. Raids were carried out in keeping with the orders of courts which have banned extraction of sand from the river using pumps and their

  • 21 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

    Juba: An overloaded commercial plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan on Sunday and killed 21 people, a local official said. The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been travelling from the capital, Juba, the minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, told The Associated Press. Officials were investigating the cause of the crash.

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    Haryana: 6 killed, one injured in car accident in Rewari   

    Chandigarh: Six people were killed when their car hit a road divider, then a tree and finally crashed into a truck on Jaipur-Delhi national highway in Rewari district of Haryana Sunday morning, police said.  The accident occurred when the driver of the car lost control over the vehicle, they said.  A woman was admitted to PGIMS, Rohtak, in a greviously injured condition, a police official said. “The dead included two women and

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    Bollywood wishes ‘versatile’ Akshay Kumar on 51st birthday

    Mumbai: From wooing the audience with his stunts in “Khiladi” to making the audience laugh with comedy films like “Hera Pheri” and “Housefull” and to leaving film buffs with a social message through “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” and “Pad Man”, actor Akshay Kumar, who turned 51 on Sunday, has had a well-rounded career, which is on a roll. Having started his career in the 1990s, Akshay has featured in more than hundred films

  • Akshay Kumar treats fans with fresh poster of ‘2.0’

    New Delhi: As Bollywood superstar, Akshay Kumar turned 51 today, he had a special treat in store for fans- a fresh poster of his upcoming sci-fi film ‘2.0’ starring Rajnikanth. Writing how the character of a dark superhero has been the most powerful for him, the ‘Gold’ star revealed the poster showcasing his menacing avatar. “Here’s a special birthday treat for all my fans. Sharing with you my most powerful character & one which

  • India vs Maldives SAFF Cup 2018 Live! When and where to watch in India

    India began their campaign with a 2-0 win over Sri Lanka in their first match. Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua will not be playing today and this is the right chance for younger players of the national team being led by Subhashish Bose to prove their mettle. India is placed in Group B and will be looking to win as they face Maldives in their next encounter. The young Indian squad showed great

  • India vs England: pacer James Anderson fined for showing dissent at umpire’s decision

    London: England pacer James Anderson has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during the second day of the ongoing fifth Test against India here. In addition to the fine, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of the fast bowler, for whom it was the first offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016, the ICC said

  • Love Match! Shikhar Dhawan and Ayesha Mukherjee: Cute Facebook wali story of Team India’s ‘Gabbar’

    It’s a techno era. These days people find love or soulmate on internet. While earlier, it was matrimonial sites where people used to check for their life partners, social media is the latest matrimonial site for youths these days. And celebrities are also no exception to this. Team India’s Gabbar aka Shikhar Dhawan found his life partner Ayesha Mukherjee on Facebook. But how did this happen? Let’s check.

  • Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma’s retirement: What it means for India

    New Delhi: That he speaks impeccable English despite being a Chinese comes from the fact that Jack Yun Ma, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of e-commerce behemoth Alibaba, graduated from Hangzhou Teacher’s Institute with a major in English and later became a teacher, imparting lessons in the same language. Strange are the ways in which tech honchos function: News about a change of guard came via his interview on Friday with The New York

  • Arif Alvi takes oath as Pakistan’s new President

    Islamabad: Senior Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Arif Alvi took oath as the country’s 13th President on Sunday, a day after outgoing President Mamnoon Hussain’s five-year term ended. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar administered the oath to Alvi, who was elected to the National Assembly from Karachi’s NA-247 constituency in July, reports Dawn news.

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    Maharashtra government working on proposals to reduce fuel prices: CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Sunday said the state government was working on various proposals to give relief to the people from the rising fuel prices. Talking to PTI, Fadnavis also said bringing petroleum products under Goods and Services Tax (GST) was one of the ways of reducing the prices. “The state government is working on various proposals to reduce the prices of fuel in the state,” he said without elaborating on the

  • PM Narendra Modi government violated procedures in Rafale deal: Congress leader Kapil Sibal

    New Delhi: The Modi government violated procedures in the Rafale deal with the External Affairs Ministry not in the know before it was announced in 2015, alleges senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal, who wants the government to tell the truth to the people, including the price of the fighter jets. “You buy 36 Rafales off-the-shelf without informing the foreign ministry. Even the CEO of Dassault did not know 15 days before the

  • Kerala: Body of a 54-year-old nun was found inside the well of the convent

    Kollam: The body of a 54-year-old nun was found inside the well of the Mount Tabor convent at Pathanapuram in the district, police said. Sister Susan was a teacher at a school attached to the convent. Blood stains were found from inside her room and near the well from where the body was found this morning, police said.

  • 40 deaths in 75 accidents since September 2017: Railways records best safety figures in 5 years

    New Delhi: With 40 deaths in 75 accidents between September 2017 and August 2018, the railways has registered its best safety figures in five years for the corresponding 12-month period, a ministry official has said, quoting official data.  While between September 2016 and August 2017, there were 80 train accidents and 249 fatalities — — the Indore-Patna Express derailment near Kanpur in November 2016 alone had killed over 150 passengers — in

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    Finance Ministry crafting strategy to boost GST revenues, engaging with states to identify issues

    New Delhi: Alarmed by a nearly four-fold rise in GST compensation to states for June-July, the Finance Ministry is crafting a strategy to shore up tax revenues and engaging with states to identify issues hindering their collections. Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia has started meeting with GST officers, both from central and state tax departments, in the state capitals to understand issues plaguing the GST collections. There has been a spike in the bi-monthly

  • Kerala nuns oppose Crime Branch probe into bishop abuse case

    Kochi: A group of Catholic nuns on Sunday opposed a Crime Branch probe into a case where a bishop allegedly sexually abused a nun. “We have heard that a Crime Branch probe is being planned. This is only meant to delay the proceedings. We are happy with the present police probe. The higher officials do not want us to get justice,” a group member told the media.