Free Press Journal
  • A series of unfortunate incidents, and the never-ending day

    Our police force and hospital staff are always looking out for us. If anyone thinks this column has been written to defame them, they are sorely mistaken. They are doing a fine job. In fact, they are so good at it that they ensure that when we lose a loved one, we don’t wallow in…

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  • Legislative council elections likely to be tough for NCP-BJP

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) as well as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to face a tough challenge the state legislative council in coming days. The upper house is scheduled for elections for 11 seats where the members would be retiring in next four months. The BJP has taken a lead in the…

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  • Govt trying to divert attention: legislators

    Mumbai : The BJP is using the issue of separate Vidarbha to divert focus and deviate discourse in the state, the opposition as well as the Shiv Sena leaders have said. After the business of both the houses of state legislature was stalled on Friday over the issue of a private bill in the Lok…

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  • Shiv Sena unlikely to soften stand against Maharashtra govt

    CM’s dinner diplomacy unlikely to dilute Sena’s aggressive stand in legislature Mumbai: Shiv Sena’s aggressive stand in the legislature against the government over several issues is unlikely to be diluted even after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ dinner diplomacy. Fadnavis, who drove to Matoshree, the residence of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, for dinner on Sunday night,…

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  • Can the Nanded satrap help revive Maharashtra Congress?

    Although Chavan made grand show of strength in Nanded, party workers are doubtful Mumbai: Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee president and Lok Sabha MP Ashok Chavan was successful in making a grand show of strength in Nanded on Thursday on the occasion of inauguration of the Shankarrao Chavan memorial. But, the party workers are sceptical whether that…

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  • High Court scraps tender, Pankaja Munde in a spot

    Mumbai : After losing a key ministry and inviting a controversy over use of Twitter for communicating with the CM, Women and Child Welfare minister Pankaja Munde appears to have landed in deeper trouble with the Aurangabad Bench of the Bombay High Court scrapping the controversial Take Home Ration scheme announced by her department. Take home…

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    Uddhav Thackeray draws the red line for the BJP

    Mumbai :  In a veiled warning, Shiv Sena party president Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday stopped short of threatening to snap ties with its alliance partner but drew a red line and said that the onus is on the BJP to keep its sensibilities in mind. So, even as Uddhav made it clear that they do…

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  • Thane Council Polls: NCP may find it tough to win

    Delay on the part of NCP and Congress, which wants to contest two of the three seats, is feared to affect prospects of Vasant Davkhare Mumbai :While the Congress has not yet been able to finalise its strategy as well as the candidates for the legislative council polls, it is likely to be tough for…

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  • 3 dance bars get licences

    Mumbai :  At least three dance bars have been granted licences within the time frame stipulated by the Supreme Court. Two of these bars are located in Andheri — the Aero Punjab bar and Sai Prasad; the third is the Indiana bar at Tardeo. The Apex Court had ordered that eight dance bars be given…

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  • Guj water to quench Marathwada thirst?

    Mumbai : The state government is contemplating on opting for the river linking way to find a solution to the water crisis in the Marathwada region whereby water from Gujarat would be brought into the reservoirs of Marathwada. A delegation of central water commission (CWC) officials recently visited parts of the state and suggested linking Damanganga-Pinjal…

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  • Maha Drought: Task Force seeks ban of cash crops

    Mumbai : Drinking water is an over exploited source for cultivation of cash crops like sugarcane and BT Cotton, which has added fuel to the fire of the agrarian crisis in the state. Hence these crops need to be banned and replaced with food crops like oil seeds, pulses, maize and sorghum; this needs to be…

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