Free Press Journal
  • City will go vertical if draft plan gets nod

    Mumbai : The city can go vertical. This is the thrust of the draft of the city’s development plan prepared by the BMC, which envisages in some areas a maximum of up to 8 FSI (extra floor index).

  • Talks with CS fail, ‘total shutdown’ stands

    BHOPAL : State government’s talk with agitating employees who have announced to hold ‘Total Shut Down’ on February 18 – the day of commencement of Assembly session – failed. Policemen have also announced to extend support to the strike, being observed by state employees of all cadres and ranks as mark self-respect and honour, following being humiliated and beaten up by political parties’ workers.

  • Infosys Buys Automation Firm Panaya For $200 Mn

    Bengaluru : Global software major Infosys Ltd on Monday announced acquisition of the US-based automation technology firm Panaya for $200 million (Rs.1,245 crore) for large-scale enterprise software management, reports IANS.

  • Indian-Born Punit Renjen To Be Deloitte Global CEO

    New York : India-born Punit Renjen was appointed the next CEO of US-based accounting giant Deloitte’s global operations, becoming the first Indian-origin person to head a ‘Big-Four’ audit firm, reports PTI.

  • Inflation Turns Negative In Jan, Food Prices Still High

    New Delhi : Inflation declined to a five and a half year low of (-)0.39 per cent in January on falling prices of manufactured and fuel items even though food articles remained high.

  • Cops crack case of blind murder of girl

    BHOPAL : Rehati police of Sehore district have cracked a case of rape and murder of a Misrod resident girl, on Monday. 14-year-old Prearna, a student of Class 8, went missing on January 31 and her body was found dumped near a canal at Rehati in Sehore district on February 2. Rehati police have arrested Ranvir Rana Vishwas, 28, resident of Liberty Colony at Misrod on the charge of abduction and murder

  • Kolte-Patil To Organise Mobile App Fest

    Pune : ‘Nest Fest 2015’ initiative undertaken by Pune’s largest real estate developer – Kolte-Patil Developers Limited has received huge response from home buyers. During the 3-day fest, 1150 homes were booked comprising of housing space of about 1.25 million square feet. The total value of the inventory booked during the fest was approximately Rs 750 cr.

  • Salman got license 2 yrs after hit & run

    MUMBAI: In a setback to actor Salman Khan in the hit-and-run case, an expert witness told the sessions court on Monday that as per records the actor was issued a driving license in 2004. This was two years after his Land Cruiser rammed into pavement dwellers in Bandra on 28 September, 2002. An assistant officer at the Regional Transport Office was examined by the special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat. The officer told

  • Russian Rebels Open Fire, Ukraine Truce In Tatters

    Sofia : Ukrainian forces have come under fire from pro-Russian rebels over 100 times in the last 24 hours, despite a ceasefire coming into force at midnight on Saturday, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said on Monday.

  • Doubts Cast On Xi’s Visit To Pakistan

    Islamabad/Beijing : Chinese President Xi Jinping is unlikely to visit Pakistan next month to be the chief guest at the National Day military parade, but would go to Islamabad in the next few months, officials said.

  • Andheri resident dies of swine flu

    MUMBAI: An Andheri resident became the first Mumbaikar to die of swine flu on Monday. The 50-year-old man was admitted at Kasturba Hospital in Chinchpokli. Before this, there had been 8 deaths in the city; however, all these were of visitors to the city. Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 10 new cases of swine flu on Monday, of which seven were identified as city residents and the remaining three are out-station patients. With this,

  • 120 pigs caught by Katni Municipal Corporation

    Katni : Around 120 pigs were caught by the Municipal Corporation under a campaign to make a city a pig-free city. The police too are extending its support by helping the corporation by providing Vajra—accompanied with a police force to take care of issues, which might arise between the pig owners and the municipal administration.

  • Fasten revenue collection : Khandelwal

    Hoshangabad : President of Municipal Corporation Akhilesh Khandelwal on Monday asked the officers to fasten the revenue collection process, and asked them to give an option to borrowers, and then initiate a process to recover the amount by a seizing their movable and immovable assets.

  • Political Parody

    (1) A figure of Russian President Vladimir Putin showing extremes ‘strong military and weak economy’. (2) A Syrian soldier. The Syrian army has been in the news for killing several innocents in the country. (3) Three figures reading ‘terror has nothing to do with religion’. (4) Two figures depict ‘terror competition’ between Islamic State and Al-Qaeda.

  • 4 New Bills To Better Higher Education

    These Include A Legislation To Set Up A National Accreditation Regulatory Authority For Registering All Higher Education Institutions

  • Vatican Offers Free Showers, Shaves To Homeless!

    Vatican City : Homeless men and women lined up on Monday off St Peter’s Square to take advantage of Pope Francis’ latest charitable initiative: a free shave and shower for the least fortunate.