Free Press Journal
  • More water for Mumbai

    Mumbai: The BMC has undertaken Gargai water supply project to augment water supply to Mumbai by 440 MLD.  Survey and investigation (S&I) for Gargai water supply project in Tansa sanctuary is necessary for preparation of the DPR. Clearance of S&I for the project was requested from the National Board of Wildlife (NBWL). The 31st standing committee meeting of NBWL held on August 13 granted permission for carrying out

  • Index Of Progress

    The truest index of our economic progress is the size of our total national surplus. But unfortunately, the nation’s surplus is much more difficult to calculate than total national income. Some idea of the surplus, however, is very necessary not only fixing the long-term objective of planning but also to decide from time to time the immediate direction of detailed policy. It is in this field that extra

  • CBI searches home of former central minister

    Kolkata : In an unprecedented move, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has conducted search operations simultaneously at 28 locations in connection with the Saradha Group chit fund scam in four states including Kolkata, Guwahati, Odisha and New Delhi on Thursday. The search operations were conducted at a time in ten places in Kolkata.

  • India’s gold demand drops by 39% to 204 ton

     Mumbai : Gold demand in India for the second quarter of 2014 calender year declined by 39 per cent to 204.1 tonne compared to the overall demand in the same quarter last year on expectations of prices going down, according to World Gold Council report.

  • BMC gets nod for new medical college

    Mumbai: The State government recently gave permission to the BMC for a much awaited medical college in the R M Cooper Hospital in Vile Parle (W). The civic body has received a certificate from the State government for the same. The BMC has now asked Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik to survey Cooper Hospital and MUHS representatives are expected to visit it soon. The corporation will

  • Kumar is audacious: Rajashree Birla

    Kolkata:  Rajashree Birla, who heads the CSR arm of Aditya Birla group, said her son Kumarmangalam was “audacious and always striving for perfection”.  “Kumarmangalam is an audacious and hardworking person and always striving for perfection. When he took charge of the group in 1995, the size was $2 billion, which is now $40 billion,” she said at an interaction organised by MCCI here.   Terming her husband Aditya Birla

  • Haj panel to be set up in every district

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to set up a Haj committee in every district of the state for the convenience of the pilgrims. As per a government resolution issued recently, an 11-member Haj committee will be set up in each district. “We have passed an order last week to form a Haj committee in every district of Maharashtra. Through this committee, we want to provide all information

  • RCom Q1 net profit up 22% at Rs 132 cr

    Mumbai:  Telecom operator Reliance Communications posted over 22 per cent increase in consolidated net profit at Rs 132 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014.  The company had reported a net profit of Rs 108 crore in the same quarter of 2013-14.         RCom registered marginal increase in its consolidated income from operations at Rs 5,354 crore during the reported quarter. ARPU (average revenue per user)

  • The buzz on twitter

    Jaya Bachchan offended by RJ jokes on MPs

  • Vijayvargiya to hoist tri-colour

    Indore : People will celebrate the 68th Independence Day with patriotic fervor, on Friday. The district administration has made all preparations for the day and deployed additional security personnel to tighten the security.  The main functions of the day, the flag hoisting and parade, will be held at Armed Police Training College (APTC) Ground. Urban Administration and Development Contd.

  • Primacy of judiciary intact, claims Jaitley

    New Delhi : Union Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday justified the constitutional amendments on the ground that the primacy of the judiciary in appointment of the judges remains intact as the executive (government) can’t appoint a judge of its choice even if it wants under the new mechanism of the national judicial appointment commission.

  • SC bans only U-12 Children in Dahi Handi

    New Delhi :  The Supreme Court on Thursday barred children below the age of 12 from participating in human pyramids during ‘Dahi Handi’ — a festival celebrated with great fervor in Mumbai on the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami.

  • Arun Jaitley

    Politicians get a role in appointing judges

    New Delhi :  As the Rajya Sabha passed the landmark National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill with a voice vote on the eve of the Independence Day, the political class reclaimed its voice in the appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and high courts.

  • Intolerance is betrayal of democracy: Pranab

    New Delhi :  Describing India as a “beacon of democracy”, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said people must defend its “secular fabric with vigour” and those who believe in the “poison drip of inflammatory provocation” don’t understand the “country’s values” or “its present political impulses”.

  • India is a Super Power

    Five years ago, India and China were spoken about in the same breath. Since then, India has taken quite a knocking and is perceived as a laggard. And yet, India does have the potential to be the next Superpower.  We asked leading Indians to put on their thinking cap and give us three ideas to make our country the next Superpower.


    Ashwin Sanghi, Author

    The three things that would make India great? Rather simple really. One, let’s start believing in ourselves. Two, let’s allow ourselves to dream. Three, let’s act on those dreams. Believe…. dream….act. That needs to be our mantra.