Free Press Journal
  • Pawar blows party bugle for early polls

    Mumbai : Following in Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh’s footsteps,  NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, one of the strongest allies of the Congress at the Centre, has expressed the possibility of early polls and has asked his party leaders and workers to start preparations. Pawar now wants a bigger share in Central politics. The NCP may demand more seats for the Lok Sabha in the coming election.

  • Maya lands into deep trouble in Karnataka

    Gulbarga (Karnataka) : A “flying squad” of Election Commission on Saturday subjected Mayawati to checking for a second time in quick succession, following which an angry BSP supremo hit out at the poll watchdog, playing the Dalit card.

  • Can Pak save Sarabjit?

    Lahore/Islamabad : Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh is in “deep coma” and has been put on ventilator support with doctors today saying that they won’t be able to perform surgery on him till his condition stabilises.

  • Child Sex Abuse In India

    ANJALI SINGH says that the sexual assault on a small child in Delhi has come as yet another grating wake-up call. Will the much needed corrective steps be taken this time?

  • Why Darwin Would Be Proud Of Ladakhis

    Leh – In the inhospitable, dangerous, and now, increasingly unpredictable terrain, ordinary Ladhakis have wondrously created a life for themselves. This excerpt from Beautiful Country – Stories From Another India takes a look at the delights of this bare, yet bustling, paradise.

  • Law minister won’t quit, PM to Oppn

    New Delhi : Lambasting the Opposition for making “a mockery of our system of democracy” and making India a “laughing stock” by paralysing Parliament’’s functioning, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday asked it, through the media, to come to the senses to debate and decide whatever issues it had through proper dialogue in Parliament.

  • Another Saradha agent hangs self

    Kolkata : The human toll in West Bengal’s multi billion rupee chit fund muddle rose to four, with another agent of the tainted Saradha Group committing suicide, while a second FIR was filed on Saturday against Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh by employees of a Bengali daily run by the chit fund-aided company.

  • Rape-tainted Delhi to get its first woman CP!

    New Delhi : In a clear attempt to remove the stigma of Delhi becoming a rape capital, the government is appointing 58-year-old Kanwaljit Deol, currently director-general (investigation) with the National Human Rights Commission, to be the first woman to be the Delhi Police Commissioner.

  • Demolition will leave 2,000 Campa Cola residents homeless

    Mumbai : Come Monday and 2,000 people residing in Campa Cola compound at Worli will be left in the lurch due to the Supreme Court order notifying BMC to raze down illegal structures within the compound.  There are 35 unauthorised floors in seven buildings that will be reduced to rubble by BMC officials.

  • Banks not responsible for credit card fraud

    Mumbai : The Maharashtra State Consumer Forum has held that banks are not responsible for the misuse of credit cards by cyber criminals. The forum was hearing a complaint filed by a Pune-based man, alleging that he got the intimation of purchases done on his credit card even though he had not used the same.

  • Personal reasons prompted the commando to kill himself!

    Mumbai : Preliminary investigation into the suicide case of the 25-year-old commando of Maharashtra’s elite counter-terrorism unit ‘Force One’, who had ‘Cheetah of India’ medal to his credit, indicates that he ended his life due to personal reasons, the police said on Saturday.

  • BEST double-decker buses on their last legs!

    Mumbai : In a city where old is not at all gold, it is not surprising that the BEST double-decker buses, which have become obsolete, outdated and even unfeasible, are on their last legs and being phased out.

  • New housing lottery from MHADA

    Mumbai : The State government’s apex housing body, Maharashtra Housing & Area Development Authority (MHADA), on Saturday announced a new lottery to sell 1,259 houses. Of these, 664 will be reserved for various categories, leaving only around 615, or nearly 49 percent, open to the general public to try their luck.

  • Modi can say anything, who will stop him, asks Shinde

    Daman : Apropos Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi’s comments on Sarabjit Singh issue, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Saturday said nobody can stop the BJP leader from speaking, but “speaking without knowing the facts” is wrong.

  • Shivraj more popular than Rajnath?

    BHOPAL: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s seems to have become more popular than the party’s stalwart leaders these days. Or so it seems. Generally, in political and government functions, the topmost leader or functionary addresses the audience at the end.