Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: It will be paid holiday for voters on poll day

    Bhayandar: In order to ensure that maximum people come out and exercise their voting franchise, the state government has issued directions to all private firms asking them to declare voting day as a paid holiday for all its employees. Apart from elections to the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC), by-polls have been scheduled for some…

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  • Mumbai: Narayan Rane wants quota Bill passed in this session

    Mumbai : Senior Congress leader and Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Narayan Rane on Monday demanded that the law for granting reservation for Marathas in jobs and educational institutes be passed in the current Assembly session. Rane said a delegation of the Maratha morcha will come to meet Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and submit their…

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  • The Curry Coast: Travels in Malabar 500 Years after Vasco da Gama-Review

    Title: The Curry Coast: Travels in Malabar 500 Years after Vasco da Gama Author: Binoo K John Publisher: Speaking Tiger Price: Rs 350/- Pages: 251 For me alone doth Vasco crave bright glory’s crown, And sharing with brave Diaz his most dread exploits, He boldly stems the threat’ning seas, And ploughs the waves towards far…

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  • State of India’s Livelihoods Report 2016- Review

    Title: State of India’s Livelihoods Report 2016 Authors: Girija Srinivasan and Narasimhan Srinivasan Publisher: Sage Publications and ACCESS Development Price: Rs 1,250/- Pages: 251 Torn from their families Mothers go hungry To feed their children But children go hungry There’s so many big men They’re out making millions When poverty’s profits Just blame the children….

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  • ‘I might have chewed Akshay Kumar’s brains’: Bhumi Pednekar

    Hers was the most talked about debut, the number of awards she has won for her first film is a record in itself. This rank outsider has already shaken the industry once, but she is about to do it again with Toilet Ek Prem Katha… Excerpts from the interview. It’s been two years since Dum…

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  • Behind Her Eyes: Review

    Title: Behind Her Eyes Author: Sarah Pinborough Pages: 373 Publisher:  HarperCollins Publishers Price:  UK £12.99 Now, some of you might ask, “what’s  the big deal?” and say, “Of course a triangle has an angle- in fact, it has three!” Others will realise that there’s more to the story than meets the eye, and perhaps with…

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  • Why won’t you apologize?- Review

    Title: Why won’t you apologize? Author: Harriet Lerner Publisher: Duckworth Overlook Pages: 195; Price: Rs 499 Apologising is an art. If done right, it can lead to a peaceful life. If otherwise, it can lead to a lifetime of uncomfortable silences with those who once were an important part of life. In a fast-paced life,…

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  • Mumbai: Actress Anjali Shrivastav found dead in Andheri apartment

    Mumbai: Anjali Srivastava (29), an actor, allegedly committed suicide at her rented apartment in Andheri suburb of Mumbai, police said. Srivastava, who recently acted in a Bhojpuri film, was found hanging from a ceiling fan at her flat in Parimal Society in Andheri this afternoon, said deputy commissioner of police Rashmi Karandikar. Her relatives got…

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  • Macron’s party wins majority in parliamentary polls

    Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist party scored a decisive victory after the second round of parliamentary elections, the Interior Ministry announced. With 97 per cent of the votes counted by Sunday night, Macron’s La Republique En Marche (LREM) party won 300 seats in the 577 National Assembly. Its political ally, the Mouvement Democrate (MoDem)…

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  • NEET 2017 results: SC orders NEET results to be declared, asks CBSE to declare results in 2 weeks

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) to proceed with the declaration of NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) 2017 results and begin the admission process for the MBBS and BDS courses. The CBSE will now declare by June 26 the result of the exam conducted for admission…

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  • Breaking the tradition: Meet Bollywood’s unconventional couples

    Gone are the days when king of romance Shah Rukh Khan used to spread his arms for bubbly Kajol in every other film, when angry young man Amitabh Bachchan cuddled sensuous Rekha in the middle of lush garden… But now in the age of social media when nothing stays new for more than few minutes,…

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  • Tiny tunes: Birds sing short songs due to traffic noise

    Birds sing differently in response to traffic noise, which potentially affects their ability to attract mates and defend their territory, according to research published in Bioacoustics. The study found that a species of North American flycatcher sings shorter songs at a lower range of frequencies in response to traffic noise levels. The researchers suggest traffic…

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