Free Press Journal
  • State committed towards development of tribes, says Governor

    Thane: The state government is committed towards the development of tribals and the community members must avail the full benefits of the state-run welfare schemes, Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao said on Wednesday.          The Governor was on a one-day tour of the tribal villages of Murbad taluka in the district and reviewed various welfare projects. Later, he also held a meeting with senior officers of the district. Addressing villagers and students

  • Let him settle down

    The past is always with us. The raking up of emotionally divisive issues soon after his installation as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister is an acknowledgement that Mufti Mohammed Sayeed cannot make a clean break with his past. Nor for that matter can his alliance partner, the BJP. Both parties will have to do tightrope walking if the extraordinary union of two opposites is to survive. Sayeed raised the hackles of his

  • India and Spain join hands for defence ties

    New Delhi : India and Spain on Wednesday signed an agreement on ‘Mutual Protection of Classified Information’ to provide the framework for enhanced cooperation in the defence sector.

  • Dempo hold Bagan to a draw

    Margao: Dempo came back from behind to hold 10-man Mohun Bagan to a 1-1 draw in the Hero I-League football tournament at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda. Mohun Bagan, who enjoyed better share of exchanges in the first half, took the lead in the 31st minute through Balwant Singh. But the home team, who enjoyed the numerical figure in the entire second half after the visitors were down to 10 man three

  • PMO is top ‘rejector’ of RTI applications

    New Delhi : The Prime Minister’s Office is among the top public authorities to have rejected the maximum number of RTI applications received by them during 2013-14, according to an annual CIC report released on Wednesday.

  • Tendulkar calls for a 25-team cricket World Cup

    Sydney : Former Indian batting superstar Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday labelled the International Council Cricket (ICC)’s decision to restrict the World Cup to just 10 nations as “a backward step” and urged the international body to expand the quadrennial event to as many as 25 teams.

  • I-League: Bharat FC down Sporting Goa

    Pune: Mehrajuddin Wadoo scored a second half goal to guide debutants Bharat FC to a 1-0 win over Sporting Clube de Goa in a ninth round encounter of the Hero I-League at the Balewadi Stadium. In the 60th minute, Wadoo, a former India International, netted the ball in with a superb header after being fed by Lester Fernandez from a corner kick. This is the second victory for Stuart Watkiss’ side in

  • Rajan doesn’t see debt mgmt agency clipping RBI wings

    Mumbai:  Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said he is not worried about the proposed Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA) and possibility of the apex bank losing its powers after the new body comes into existence. “There are indeed some clauses in the Finance Bill referring to this (PDMA), but the Finance Minister’s speech did not contain any reference to this. “The speech generally flags important action of the Government. I am not

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Promote your skills tactfully especially with the people responsible for the advancement of your career. Some inventions from you will surprise your seniors but don’t disclose formulas.

  • Indiscreet Millionaire

    In these days of graceless austerity the occasional sight of a vulgarly ostentatious millionaire (who is really a pennypincher) is tantalisingly revolting. Every millionaire worth his weight in banknotes will give a contemptuous shrug to the Sydney schoolboy who lived as a millionaire ought not to.

  • Robbers break into Jogeshwari flat with owners out on vacation

    Mumbai: Unidentified men broke into a flat in Parijat Building in Jogeshwari East between 19 and 22 February and stole gold and cash from the complainant’s house when he and his family had been out on a vacation. The robbers broke into Naveen Malpaani’s house by cutting the iron rods of a grilled window. They opened the metal cupboard using duplicate keys and stole gold and silver ornaments and cash. The total