Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra: 31% posts in FDA vacant, reveals RTI query

    Mumbai: As many as 365 posts of the total 1176 sanctioned by the Maharashtra government in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are vacant, an RTI query has revealed. RTI activist Anil Galgali had sought information regarding the total posts that were allotted to FDA, along with the ones occupied and the ones that have been left vacant.

  • Narendra Modi

    PM Narendra Modi likely to meet Sharad Pawar in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is presently in Maharashtra on a day-long visit, is likely to meet Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar. After his arrival in Pune earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi left for Chakan, a northwestern suburb, to inaugurate a multi-modal manufacturing facility of US multinational General Electric.

  • World Cup 2015: England elect to bowl against Australia

    Melbourne: England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field against co-hosts Australia in a Pool A match of the ICC World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Saturday.

  • Neymar

    Played no part in Neymar signing: Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu

    Madrid: FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu testified that he had no part in drawing up the contract to sign Brazilian striker Neymar in the summer of 2013. Bartomeu testified before judge Pablo Ruz after being indicted for a possible charge of tax evasion, which saw the club not pay 2.8 million euros (slightly over $3 million) to the Spanish treasury, Xinhua reported Friday.

  • Indian Assault

    US lawmakers condemn police assault on Indian grandfather

    Washington: Several US lawmakers condemned the police assault on an Indian grandfather who was slammed to the ground by a police officer in Alabama – while he was out for a walk in the neighbourhood – leaving him partially paralysed as donations poured in for the victim.

  • Barack Obama

    President Obama condemns ‘outrageous murders’ of Muslim students

    Washington: US President Barack Obama condemned the “brutal and outrageous murders” of three Muslim students in the state of North Carolina earlier this week and said that no one should be targeted for their looks or modes of worship.

  • United Nation session on climate change ends, policies adopted

    Geneva: The six-day session of ADP, United Nation’s subsidiary body on climate change, has concluded here with nearly 200 member countries adopting the 86-page text as the basis for negotiation on reaching a climate agreement in Paris scheduled to be held in December.

  • PM Narendra Modi extends birthday wishes to Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on her birthday.“Wishing my esteemed colleague and India’s External Affairs Minister @SushmaSwaraj ji a very Happy Birthday!,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.

  • Solar Cells

    India’s new renewable energy goals promise up to one million new jobs

    New Delhi: New analysis released on Saturday, in the run up to India’s first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo (RE-Invest) beginning tomorrow in New Delhi, shows that achieving Prime Minister Modi’s recently announced 100 gigawatt (GW) solar energy goal by 2022 could create as many as one million jobs, while greatly improving energy access for Indian citizens and fighting climate change.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal to be sworn in as Delhi CM today

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Delhi here on Saturday. He will be administered the oath of office and secrecy by Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung at the Ramlila ground at 12 noon.

  • PM takes cricket route to talk with PakISTAN

    New Delhi : Cricket and bilateral diplomacy have usually worked for the perennially hostile Indo-Pak relations. With the big Indo-Pak world cup contest slated for Sunday in Adelai-de, Australia, a match that is always rated as bigger than the final of the tournament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tapped this opportunity to patch the ruptured relations with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.

  • School says be my Valentine, mom!

    Satara (Maharashtra) : A circular asking schools and colleges in Maharashtra’s Satara district to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day as “Mother’s Day” was withdrawn on Friday after it became public knowledge and drew the attention of the state education department.

  • Delhi convent vandalised, PM calls for top cop

    New Delhi : A convent school was vandalised by unidentified persons in the wee hours on Friday in the sixth attack on Christian establishments here in three months, prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to summon Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi and order a crackdown on those involved in such incidents.

  • Swine flu deaths cross 400, Congress blames Centre

    New Delhi : With mounting death toll and rising cases of swine flu across the country, the Congress party has charged the central government with ”criminal negligence” in this matter.

  • Bhatt, Sonakshi kiss and make up over AIB roast

    Mumbai : The ongoing row over the controversial AIB Roast show saw another twist with filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt first questioning why actress Sonakshi Sinha’s name didn’t surface in the FIR and then expressing admiration for her “sane” and “mature” reaction to his statement, reports IANS.

  • SC give further relief from arrest to Setalvad

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday extended the stay on the arrest of social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand for another six days in the case of alleged embezzlement of funds related to relief funds of the 2002 Gujarat riots victims.

  • Train mishap on TN border, 12 die

    Chennai : At least 12 persons were killed and nearly 100 passengers injured when the Ernakulam bound Bengaluru City-Ernakulam Intercity Express derailed at Belagondapalli near Anekal on the Tamil Nadu-Karnataka border at around 7.35 am. The tragedy struck barely an hour after the train had left Bengaluru at 6.15 pm. Two foreigners were among those injured.

  • 6-day-old baby youngest in US to get new heart

    Los Angeles : A six-day-old premature baby has become the youngest infant to receive a heart transplant at a US hospital, doctors and her proud parents said.

  • Terminally ill 7-yr-old polices cops for a day

    Mumbai : The Bhoiwada police on Friday fulfilled the wish of a terminally ill seven-year-old girl, Mehek Singh, to become a police inspector and spend some time at a police station.

  • Aus, Proteas threat to India’s title defence

    Adelaide : Home favourites Australia and in-form South Africa will pose the biggest threat to India’s title defence as they seek to assert their supremacy in cricket’s showpiece event, the ICC World Cup, which gets rolling with a double header in Melbourne and Christchurch today.