Free Press Journal
  • Another complaint against Dwarka Seer

    Indore: A complaint was filed against Shankaracharya of Dwaraka Peeth Swaroopananda Saraswati in a court here accusing him of hurting religious sentiments with his reported remarks about the eating habits of Saibaba, PTI reports.

  • CR commuters, brace for long queues

    Mumbai : Central Railway (CR) commuters will have to stand in long queues for tickets as the facilitators, which cater to nearly 12 lakh commuters, will not be there anymore to ease the pressure on the ticketing windows. A circular from the Railway Board has discontinued the CR proposal to deploy working railway employees as facilitators.

  • Katju questions Maha govt’s move on quota

    New Delhi : The move by Maharashtra government to extend reservation in jobs and education to Marathas and Muslims in the state is nothing but “opportunistic vote-bank politics”, Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Justice (retd) Markandey Katju said on Thursday.

  • PIL in SC seeks recovery of Vodafone tax dues

    New Delhi : A former Additional Solicitor General approached the Supreme Court seeking its direction to the Centre to recover around Rs 20,000 crore tax dues from UK telecom major Vodafone and to restrain the government from going ahead with arbitration on the issue.                Bishwajit Bhattacharyya, who deals with tax matters and was a law officer during the UPA regime, mentioned his petition before a vacation bench headed by Justice Vikramajit Sen

  • Use water sensibly or face cuts:BMC

    Mumbai : Commissioner of the BMC and Mumbai Mayor on Wednesday requested citizens to use water sensibly and avoid unnecessary wastage. Lack of monsoon in Mumbai and near the lake has been the reason for such an appeal. “Till the time there is no adequate rainfall in and around the lake area. So, water should be used wisely, they said.”

  • Govt fixes floor price for potato exports at $450 to check prices

    New Delhi : The government has imposed a minimum export price on potato at $450 per tn to check prices, according to a notification of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade. “Export of potatoes is permitted subject to MEP (minimum export price) of $450 per tn,” the notification said.

  • Firefighters not trained to do rescue work at sea

    Mumbai : The firefighters of Mumbai Fire Brigade refuse to venture into sea to do rescue work saying they have not been trained for such operations.

  • CPI-M likens Modi govt to Indira’s Emergency years

    New Delhi : CPI(M) on Thursday drew a parallel between the Emergency imposed by Indira Gandhi and the ‘authoritarian tendencies’ of the Narendra Modi government which, it said, was ‘undermining’ parliamentary and democratic practices.

  • NCP leader Bhaskar Jadhav takes oath as minister

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra unit president of NCP Bhaskar Jadhav was on Thursday sworn in as a Cabinet minister in the Prithviraj Chavan-led ministry. Governor K Sankaranarayanan administered the oath of office to Jadhav, who replaces Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare who has quit after being appointed the chief of the state NCP unit. Jadhav is a former state minister, who was dropped a year ago and named state NCP chief. He was

  • Gas, power lines to Campa Cola completely cut: BMC officer

    Mumbai: “We have cut off 10 water connections in the illegal flats at Campa Cola compound,” said A L Waghralkar, Deputy Municipal Commissioner of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday. The process of cutting of gas and electricity lines is complete, he said. The process of cutting off water connections is going on and is expected to be finished in the next two to four days. Of the 90 water connections,

  • Man fired at in Sakinaka

    Mumbai: A 34-year-old businessman Ajay Singh was fired at by an unknown person in his office in Sakinaka on Wednesday. Singh was in his office at 1.45 pm when the unknown person fired at him with a gun through his cabin’s glass door, shattering the glass. No one was injured in the incident. The accused managed to escape and hasn’t been caught yet. The reason behind the attempt to murder hasn’t been

  • Relief for Nokia from HC

    Earlier order of a single-judge Bench for pre-deposit of 10% of tax demand would be kept in abeyance for now (more…)

  • Flipkart launches 7-inch calling tablet for Rs 9,999

    New Delhi : After e-commerce, Flipkart has jumped into the fiercely competitive smart device market in India by launching its calling tablet for Rs 9,999.  The seven-inch tablet branded Digiflip Pro is expected to help the domestic online marketplace increase revenue and expand its presence in the multi-billion dollar electronics business.

  • Renovation of George Orwell’s house begins

    Patna : Renovation work on legendary British author George Orwell’s house in a Bihar town where he was born has begun, officials said Thursday, IANS reports.

  • Monsoon contingency Plan is ready: Govt

    New Delhi : After a high-level review by the Prime Minister of the progress of the monsoon and inflation, the Government on Thursday claimed the steps taken to contain prices are having a positive effect, with adequate rice reaching markets and no more onion shortage in Delhi.

  • SRK’s driver in custody till July 1

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan’s driver, who was accused by actor Sangeeta Bijlani’s 17-year-old maid of raping her, has been placed in police custody till July 1. He was presented in a Bandra court on Thursday morning. On June 20, Bollywood superstar’s one of the drivers, Rajendrakumar Gautam alias Pintu Sharma, took the minor girl to a lodge in Nalasopara on the pretext of giving her a job in housekeeping at a superstar’s

  • Food Marwari Fare

    What: Savour the flavours of Marwari food and get a glimpse of the vibrant culture of Marwar at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel with their traditional Marwari Food Festival. The special menu includes delicacies such as Ker Sangri Ki Seekh, Paneer Ke Sholey, Mirch Khilma, Paneer Bhara Papad, Shikar Maas Ka Soola, Murgh Amer and Macchi Rajsamandi.

  • One month in PMO: Modi thanks people for their support

    On completing a month in office, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday wrote to thank people for their support and affection. The wishes, he says, inspired confidence in him and his Cabinet on the path of taking India to greater heights’. In a blog post titled — ‘A few thoughts as we complete a month in office’ — the PM, in detail, encapsulates his month-long stint in the PMO. Below is the text: