Free Press Journal
  • Gujarat: 11 Asiatic lions dead in Gir

    Gandhinagar: Dragging its feet even after a Supreme Court order to hand over a few lions to neighbouring Madhya Pradesh for providing an alternate home to the epidemic prone species, the Gujarat government was forced to admit on Friday that 11 Asiatic lions had died in an equal number of days in Gir forests in Gujarat. This happens to be their solitary global abode.

  • Mumbai: Beware of stingrays

    Mumbai: The staff of BMC C-ward on Thursday spotted stingrays swarming the Girgaum Chowpatty seashore. It has accordingly issued an advisory for citizens visiting the seashore, asking them not to venture inside the sea with bare feet and bare-bodied while immersing Ganesha idols.

  • Indian govt gave us no choice but to partner Anil Ambani in Rafale deal: former French president Francois Hollande

    New Delhi: The Indian government proposed Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence as Dassault Aviation’s partner in multi-billion dollar Rafale jet deal and France did not have a choice, former French president Francois Hollande was quoted as purportedly saying by a French publication, a sensational twist that gave fresh ammunition to the Opposition against the Modi dispensation.

  • Bishop Franco Mullakal

    Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Mulakkal arrested

    Kochi: Bishop Franco Mulakkal was on Friday arrested by the Kerala police in connection with the rape of a Kerala nun, Kottayam Superintendent of Police (SP) Hari Sankar confirmed. Addressing the media here, Sankar said, “On basis of the evidence collected so far and the interrogation that continued for three days, we arrested Bishop Franco at 8 pm today in regard to the petition filed against him.” “We are taking him for the medical examination. The subsequent investigation will continue and he’ll be

  • PM Modi betrayed India, dishonored soldiers blood: Rahul Gandhi after former France President’s statement on Rafael deal

    New Delhi: Thanking former French President François Hollande over his statement on the controversial Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has betrayed India, and has dishonoured the blood of our soldiers. “The Prime Minister personally negotiated and changed the Rafale deal behind closed doors. Thanks to François Hollande, we now know he personally delivered a deal worth billions of dollars to a bankrupt Anil Ambani.

  • Congress demands probe into mining lease renewals during Goa CM Manohar Parrikar’s last term

    Panaji: The Congress on Friday demanded a probe into renewal of iron ore mining leases during the previous tenure of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary A Chellakumar said former BJP chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar had revealed that renewal of mining leases, termed illegal by the Supreme Court, was done during the tenure of his predecessor Parrikar. Parrikar had earlier held the chief minister’s post from 2012 to 2014