Free Press Journal
  • Government, Security and Development: Hope for Tomorrow

    The book emphasises that unless we bring about a change in the quality of leadership in all the institutions of Governance by applying the criteria of merit and fitness as the basic tests, we cannot hope for a better future.

  • Turtle Walk

    Unknown to most, a small group of naturalists in coastal Maharashtra have hit upon the right cocktail of environmental protection and village tourism to save the vulnerable olive ridley turtles. UTTARA GANGOPADHYAY reports.

  • Talking Back

    This volume highlights how around the turn of the century, Indians began to question the colonial assumptions in narrating India’s past.

  • 10-rupee note to be collector’s item, so preserve it!

    New Delhi : Stock up the 10-rupee currency notes as they are to become a collector’s item, though only in the distant future as the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to gradually replace them with coins that last much longer than the paper currency and hence cost-effective.

  • Cash transfer of all subsidies from January 1: Chidu

    Pune : Government payouts towards pensions, scholarships and subsidies worth thousands of crores of rupees will be directly transferred to bank accounts of beneficiaries in 51 districts spread over 15 states from January 1, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Saturday.

  • Abu Salem has malaria, refuses hospitalisation

    Mumbai : Jailed gangster Abu Salem, has tested positive for malaria, but has refused to get admitted to a hospital, preferring treatment inside the prison, said a hospital official on Saturday.

  • Bad News for Diesel Car Owners ?

    The Supreme Court will consider on Monday a Central Pollution Control Board plea to slap a ban on use of diesel in all personal vehicles in Delhi and consequently even in other metros.

  • Immortality

    Following Bal Thackeray’s death, many of his followers were heard chanting “Balasaheb parat ya, parat ya” (come back Balasaheb). No doubt, that was said out of grief. But what if humans could live forever? Would it be worth it? This week, SUMA VARUGHESE gives us a philosophical take on immortality.

  • Loss of Sight Never Means Saying No To Life

    PREETI MONGA tells us why we should not give up on life for small reasons. She did not, even though she is blind. In fact, she surmounted her problems and tells us how to live life despite setbacks.

  • Now, AK empowers the Aam Aadmi

    New Delhi : Promising to change the way political parties work in India, Arvind Kejriwal and his anti-corruption group on Saturday said the name of their new outfit will be Aam Aadmi Party (Common Man’s Party).

  • Cook, KP buoy England

    The duo stitch a 110-run partnership for the third wicket to put the visitors in a comfortable position.

  • This knock more satisfying than double ton: Pujara

    Mumbai : Young Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara rated his century in the first innings of the ongoing second Test higher than the unbeaten double hundred he struck in the first Test, saying it has come in a more challenging situation.

  • A lot of work remains to win the Test: Swann

    Mumbai : Graeme Swann, who became only the 14th Englishman to claim 200 wickets in Test cricket, feels his team had a lot of tough work left to do before thinking about a win in the ongoing second Test against India.

  • SA fightback with late wickets against Australia

    Adelaide : South Africa gave themselves an outside winning chance in the second Adelaide Test with five Australian wickets late on the third day on Saturday.

  • Eternal vigilance is the price to pay for open spaces

    Mumbai : Builders can gobble up open spaces in connivance with unscrupulous civic officials if people are unaware of the BMC’s land-use plans. A case in point is the playground near Mary Immaculate School in Borivli (W).

  • Simran Sood gets bail in Arun Tikku murder case

    Mumbai : Seven months after her arrest in the murder case of senior citizen Arun Tikku, model Simran Sood secured bail from a local court, PTI reports. A sessions court granted her bail on Friday on the condition that she furnish a bail bond and surety of Rs one lakh.

  • Congress makes Vidarbha a priority for 2014 polls

    Mumbai : With an eye on the 2014 elections, the Congress has decided to adopt a strategy of focussing on Vidarbha which has been a Congress bastion for several decades.

  • Bhayandar student, 17, ends life

    Bhayandar : In a tragic incident, a 17-year-old class XII student committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his tenement in the Dr. Ambedkar Nagar area of Bhayandar (west) on Saturday evening.