Free Press Journal
  • Syria war: 3,50,000 killed in 7 years, says monitor

    Beirut: Seven years of conflict in Syria have left more than 350,000 people dead, according to an updated overall death toll released today by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Britain-based monitoring group, which relies on an extensive network of sources on the ground across Syria, said 353,395 people have been killed since March…

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  • Montreal to hold public funeral for Quebec City mosque shooting victims

    Montreal: Montreal will hold a public funeral on Thursday for three victims of the Quebec City mosque shootings, the mayor announced. Also Read : Mosque shooting kills 6 Following the event at a 5,000-seat hockey arena in the city’s Olympic park, their remains will be repatriated to their respective native countries for burial because of a…

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  • GST slab fixation: Hope to reduce price hike burden

    Experts and common people express views on declaration of GST slab fixation Indore: With the fixation of slab of rates for Goods and Service Tax (GST), which will come into existence from April 1 2017, tax experts and common people have expressed hope that the initiative would help in reducing price hike. Some have expressed…

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  • Parrikar attacks Rahul over defence scams

    Panaji : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today hit back at Rahul Gandhi over his ‘dalali’ remark, saying those who “focused on profiteering” in defence deals fully understood the meaning of the word and that BJP does not intend to use army’s “valour” for elections. Needling Congress on the various defence scams during its stint in power,…

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  • Minor beaten by tutor

    Dalit boy beaten up in Gujarat, two accused arrested

    Ahmedabad: A 15-year-old Dalit boy was allegedly beaten up late on Thursday evening by two men in Bhavda village of Daskroi taluka in Ahmedabad district ostensibly because his father refused to dispose off cattle carcasses in the village, police said on Saturday. Two persons were arrested after the boy’s father, Dinesh Parmar, lodged an FIR…

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  • The Bottom Line

    How does one take an important decision, especially when the choices are multiple or at times difficult? Gayatri Ramnathan tells us how she decides what her bottom-line is in making any choice. Individuals have bottom lines too. In my case, invariably, it is happiness. It took me a long time to realize it is important…

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  • Setting a uniform tariff is a regulatory matter, says Ashok Sethi, COO, Tata Power

    Ashok Sethi, Chief Operating Officer Tata Power Company and a four-decade veteran of the company’s Mumbai distribution business, opens out on the issues in this segment in a conversation with Gayatri Ramanathan. Edited excerpts What is the current customer base? What are the projections for growth? How have you grown in the past five years?…

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  • The Final Exit: Work Stress overweighs our daily lives

    Increasingly, scores of well-educated, highly paid CEOs, senior managers of multinationals and those working with PSUs are taking their own lives due  to stress and inability to cope with a life. Gayatri Ramanathan recounts what has been happening and the way out​. *On May 16, 2016, 47 year old Vineet Whig’s, COO of Britannica committed…

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  • Maha Drought: Villagers dip into ‘potli’ to pay for river de-silting

    Aurangabad :  In Mhatrewadi village, an hour’s drive from Aurangabad city, a group of men is in a huddle in the local Ganpati temple. Most of them are in their mid 30s and 40s. They are waiting for Suhas Ajgaonkar, an agro-economist attached to the Savtribai Phule Mahila Ekatma Samiti Mandal (SPMESM), Aurangabad. Suhaas and…

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  • Farmers cling onto trees in vain

    Dongargaon, Aurangabad :  On the outskirts of Dongargaon, in the heart of Aurangabad’s Mosambi belt, this correspondent was witness to a rare sight — four deer nosing around abandoned fields. Normally, wild animals do not venture into a fully cultivated area. But the scarcity of water in the countryside has brought these graceful animals all…

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