Free Press Journal
  • Why renaming Mumbai railway stations is an exercise in futility

    In 1995 Bombay became Mumbai, 23 years later Bombay still remains to be an emotion and Mumbai just the name. The state government however is going to rename a few more railway stations in the city. Few days back Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus became Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Elphinstone Road station Prabhadevi. Stations including Currey…

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  • Presidential Election 2017: Nitish Kumar supporting Kovind is a smart move, what an alliance can mean for him

    BJP candidate a 71- year-old Dalit Ramnath Kovind in all possibility will be winning the presidential election on July 17 since BJP has the number that they need in the bag. The main motive of Modi and Amit Shah behind fielding a Dalit candidate was to dismantle the ‘Mahagat Bandhan’ (Grand alliance) before the grand…

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  • Nitish Kumar to swim with the NDA tide

    Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s announcement that he is going with the NDA choice of presidential candidate—Ram Nath Kovind—is a big blow to the Opposition which was all set to project a joint candidate at Thursday’s conclave of the opposition parties in New Delhi. It is also in a sense a slap on the face…

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  • Kumble-Kohli tiff has left a sour taste

    It is unfortunate that veteran cricketer Anil Kumble has resigned as chief coach of the Indian cricket team due to differences with captain Virat Kohli. Kumble’s tweet that his partnership (with Kohli) was untenable and in the circumstances he thought it fit to move on is eloquent testimony to the ego clash between the two…

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  • Time to rein in the Kashmir turmoil

    The Narendra Modi government is on the horns of a dilemma. It is unhappy with Mehbooba Mufti’s stewardship of the coalition with the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir but is apprehensive that demagogue Mehbooba could add to the tension in the volatile state if she is removed from office and Governor’s rule is imposed. Out…

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  • Maharashtra: Rains for sure in the next 24 hours

    Pune: After playing hide-and-seek with Mumbaikars, the rains may be finally here. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Pune has said that heavy rains will hit Mumbai and most parts of the state in the next 24 hours. The Konkan region will receive torrential downpour while moderate to heavy rains are expected in other parts of…

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  • Ram Nath Kovind to sail smoothly for presidential post as Nitish Kumar punctures Opposition unity

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s gamble of picking sitting Bihar Governor as the NDA presidential nominee seems to be paying early dividends. By a majority vote, the JD(U) law-makers decided in Patna on Wednesday to lend their weight behind Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit leader from the BJP, apparently on the instructions of Nitish Kumar….

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  • Maharashtra government to hike stamp duty on gift deeds

    Mahrashtra stamp duty act has been amended and with this amendment gifting property to your relatives like children, husband, wife, sister or brother may prove to be costlier. With the aim to increase revenue from stamp duty, the state government decided to charge 3% of the ready reckoner rates of land as stamp duty if…

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  • Kejri-fall: How the AAP leader lost public’s confidence

    Thousands of people who supported Arvind Kejriwal unconditionally, thinking he is a lone warrior in the fight against corruption have lost faith in him without an ounce of doubt, and the MCD election results will bear testimony to it. And if people are upset with the man it is simply because Kejri is not the same man…

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  • Vijay Mallya’s extradition: All you need to know about it

    Businessman Vijay Mallya was produced in magistrate court on Tuesday and was released within three hours of his arrest on bail, though many would believe it is a positive and successful move by the government in trying to bring Mallya back. But the story ahead could be way different. No doubt, what happened on Tuesday…

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