Free Press Journal
  • I apprised PM on telecom related issues: Raja to court

    New Delhi : Former Telecom Minister A Raja on Wednesday told a Delhi court that he had ‘apprised’ the then prime minister Manmohan Singh about various telecom related issues, including allocation of 2G spectrum, after holding a meeting with Pranab Mukherjee, who was External Affairs Minister and then Solicitor General G E Vahanvati.

  • Police submits report on Powai rape case

    Mumbai: Mumbai Crime Branch on Wednesday submitted to Bombay High Court a preliminary report of investigations in a case of alleged rape of a 28-year-old housewife by a police officer and two others in suburban Powai. The report was submitted to a bench of Justices V M Kanade and P D Kode which asked police to submit further progress in this case after four weeks. The court had last week asked the

  • Govt extends validity period of industrial licence to 3 yrs

    New Delhi : Seeking to improve ease of doing business in India, the government today decided to extend the validity period of industrial licence to three years with a provision for further extension of two years.

  • Three hurt as boundary wall crashes

    Mumbai: A 45-year-old woman and two children were stuck under a part of the boundary wall of the airport after it collapsed on the woman’s shanty. The Kurla fire brigade first got a complaint at 11.40 am about two children having drowned in the Mithi river at Bail Bazar, Kurla. However, when they reached the spot, they discovered that a wall had fallen due to heavy rains and the woman, Mumtaz Qureshi

  • Mpl Secretary to probe ‘own’ violations

    Mumbai: In a shocking episode on Tuesday, chairman of standing committee Yeshodhar Phanse shielded the BMC Municipal Secretary Narayan Pathade while the latter was caught forging his own attendance records. Moreover, he ordered Pathade to conduct an inquiry and submit a report, knowing the fact that Pathade had himself forged his attendance. MNS Group Leader Sandeep Deshpande, while demanding Pathade’s dismissal, said, “The Municipal Secretary should be dismissed as per the 77(e)

  • Shakespeare to be blamed for bad skin stigma?

    London : Shakespeare may be partly to blame for the social stigma associated with disfiguring skin conditions, experts say, reports PTI.

  • ‘My mom would have been extremely happy’

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was conferred the Knight of the Legion of Honour by Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France during a special ceremony held at the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai, on Tuesday. On receiving the prestigious honour the superstar said that it was his mother’s birthday and if she were alive, she would have been extremely happy.

  • State BJP panel meet ponders over drought

    BJP state in-charge Rajiv Pratap Rudy along with Union Ministers from the state are expected to address the gathering tomorrow, wherein all the block level leaders also have been invited (more…)

  • Reliance Cap to merge entertainment arm with Prime Focus

    New Delhi : In a major entertainment business deal, Reliance Capital announced the merger of its global film and media services business with Prime Focus to create an entity with a combined turnover of over Rs 1,800 crore, reports PTI.

  • 20% water cut starts today

    MUMBAI : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced a 20 per cent cut in water supply across Mumbai from Wednesday midnight. The decision was taken in standing committee meeting which was convened on Wednesday. BMC hydraulic engineer Ramesh Bamble said, “The cut in water supply will be reviewed after every 10 days and a fresh decision on it would be taken based on the amount of rainfall the city

  • Drug that cures allergies, cold may help treat cancer

    London : Scientists have found that antihistamines, which is mainly used to treat allergies, runny noses, itching and insect bites and stings, may play a role in warding off tumours as well, reports ANI.

  • Oil min wants to deny RIL new price until gas shortfall is met

    Mumbai : In what could be a major blow to Reliance Industries Ltd, the oil ministry has recommended that the company should not be allowed to charge the higher price of natural gas for KGD6 until it makes good the shortfall in  targeted output over the last four years, sources said.

  • ‘Acche Din’ for State employees who see no scope for promotions

    Mumbai : Ahead of the Assembly elections that are due this year, Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday decided to give revised additional grade pay to government employees in certain posts where there is no scope for promotion.

  • Matter has ended with MP’s apology

    Kolkata : Even as politicians, rights groups and intellectuals ratcheted up the demand for the arrest and expulsion of Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul for his rape comments, West Bengal’s ruling party on Wednesday appeared to have put the matter behind it following Paul’s apology a day ago.