Free Press Journal
  • Fire at actor Moon Moon Sen’s twin flats, none hurt

    Mumbai: Fire broke out in two adjoining apartments of noted actress and Trinamool Congress MP Moon Moon Sen here in the wee hours today, civic officials said. However, Sen and her daughter actress Riya Sen, who were present in the house at the time of the mishap, were unhurt, they said.

  • Fund paucity hit ‘Manodhairya’ scheme beneficiaries: CAG

    Mumbai: Implementation of ‘Manodhairya’ scheme for rehabilitation of victims of rape, sexual violence and acid attacks, suffered in 2013-14 as financial assistance could not be disbursed to the victims due to paucity of funds, according to a report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG). During 2013-14, Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Ministry made a provision of Rs 5.10 crore for the scheme.

  • Key member of community demands separate state for Sindhis

    Mumbai: Ram Buxani, Dubai-based non-resident Indian and a prominent member of Sindhi community has demanded a separate Sindhi linguistic state for Sindhis who he said had became landless after partition in 1947. Such demand comes in the wake of fears expressed by the community brethren that in the absence of a separate state, the Sindhis have no identity of their own, said Buxani.

  • Mahinda Rajapaksa

    Sri Lanka President expels Rajapaksa loyalists from key body

    Colombo: Sri Lanka’s new President Maithripala Sirisena has sacked five members from his Freedom Party’s central committee in a bid to consolidate his position ahead of plans to adopt the 19th amendment to the Constitution, curtailing executive powers of the President. The Central Committee has notified former ministers Bandula Gunawardena, SM Chandrasena, TB Ekanayake, Rohitha Abeygunawardena and Salinda Dissanayake that they have been removed from the Committee.

  • TN should implead in plea for CBI probe into AP killings: PMK

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government should implead itself in cases in Supreme Court and Andhra Pradesh High Court seeking a CBI probe into the April 7 gunning down of 20 woodcutters by police, PMK chief Dr S Ramadoss said today. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam should also lead a delegation to President Pranab Mukherjee to press for a probe either by the CBI or by a Supreme Court judge headed panel, he

  • RPI(A) opposes blanket ban on beef, to discuss it with CM

    Nagpur: Republican Party of India (A), an ally of the BJP-led coalition in the state, is against the blanket ban on beef in Maharashtra and will soon take up the issue with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, party chief Ramdas Athawale said today. “The RPI (A) is opposed to such a ban which has created problems with regard to the aged animals and for beef-eaters across the state,” Athawale told reporters here today.

  • When Gandhiji first visited Delhi, 100 years back

    New Delhi: It was exactly one hundred years ago on this day that Mahatma Gandhi, a feisty barrister newly returned from South Africa, stepped foot for the first time in Delhi.

  • kashmiri-pandits

    Kashmiri Pandits hurt with “politics” over their return; township needed

    Jammu: It was 26 years ago when Kashmiri Pandit lawyer Tika Lal Taploo and more than 700 members of the community were killed by militants in the Valley leading to a mass exodus, but their kin say the wounds are bleeding again due to “politics” over the issue of their return and rehabilitation. “I was 20 years old when militants of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) killed my father in broad daylight…

  • Nabam Tuki

    Arunachal CM blasts Centre for declaring districts as ‘disturbed’

    New Delhi: Hitting out at the Centre for declaring 12 districts of his state as ‘disturbed’ under AFSPA without any consultation, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today said such a move was nothing but attack on the federal structure in the country. “There was no discussion, no consultation. It was an unilateral decision by the central government to declare 12 districts as disturbed area. All these districts are completely peaceful,” he told

  • Greenpeace India

    Greenpeace trying to hurt Indian tea industry: MHA

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has alleged that Greenpeace is trying to hurt the Indian tea industry, which employs 35 lakh workers and earned USD 644 million from exports last year, by projecting abroad that homegrown leaves of the beverage have hazardous pesticides. According to a report prepared by the Home Ministry on the activities of Greenpeace India, the NGO has published a research paper titled ‘Trouble Brewing on Indian Tea’ where it

  • Jairam Ramesh

    Cong’s immediate aim is to halt BJP in Bihar: Ramesh

    Hyderabad: Congress’ immediate objective is to stop BJP in Bihar, where a loss to the saffron party in the ensuing Assembly elections would have a major impact on national politics, senior party leader Jairam Ramesh said and hinted at the possibility of an alliance with ruling JD-U. Speaking to PTI here, the former Union minister welcomed the proposed merger of Janata Parivar parties, saying it’s good.

  • Voting rights of Muslims should be withdrawn: Sena mouthpiece

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Shiv Sena today courted controversy by demanding scrapping of voting rights of Muslims, saying the community has often been used for vote bank politics, evoking sharp reactions from several political parties which accused it of trying to inflame passions and divide people.

  • Sanjay Raut

    Revoke Muslims’ voting right: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Voting rights of Muslims should be revoked to stop vote-bank politics, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said in an article slamming AIMIM leaders Asaduddin and Akbaruddin Owaisi for polarising the community.

  • Lajpat Nagar doesn’t need hospitals but parking lot first: NGT

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has slammed the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) for sitting over a proposal to build a multi-level parking facility in Lajpat Nagar area for over four months. “It’s shocking the way you people talk. Lajpat Nagar doesn’t need any more hospitals. There are already several big hospitals in the area. If you want to build a hospital then make arrangements for parking first,” a bench headed by

  • jat reservation

    CS main result likely after SC hearing on Jat quota

    New Delhi: The result of civil services (main) examination is likely to be declared after the Supreme Court hearing on Centre’s petition seeking review of its recent verdict that scrapped reservation for Jat community. The Supreme Court had on March 17 set aside the decision of former UPA regime to include Jats in central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) to accord quota benefits to them. Following which, the Centre had moved the

  • V K Singh

    Media attack on me at the behest of arms lobby: VK Singh

    New Delhi: Union Minister Gen (retd) V K Singh today alleged that an “insidious campaign” is being run against him by a section of media at the behest of the arms lobby that is “working overtime” to subdue him and he has briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding it. “It is only an insidious campaign in which the arms lobby is working overtime. They were not able to subdue me when I was

  • Power

    Delhi discoms demand 20 per cent hike in power tariff

    New Delhi:The power tariff in the national capital may see a steep rise of up to 20 per cent if Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) accepts a demand of the three private power distribution companies which have strongly sought the hike citing severe fund crunch. Currently, the DERC is in the process of reviewing the power tariff for 2015-16 and has hinted that it may go up notwithstanding AAP government’s firm position

  • Narendra Modi

    Modi targets UPA govt over coal scam

    Paris: In a scathing attack on previous UPA government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that it had allocated coal blocks like one gives away a pen or a handkerchief, resulting in loss of lakhs of crores of rupees. “You must have heard about coal (block allocations)…204 coal blocks were given away just like that…Like someone comes to meet you and you give him your pen, or you give your handkerchief…Even if you

  • Hit-and-run: Prosecution to submit written arguments tomorrow

    Mumbai: The prosecution in the 2002 hit-and-run case involving Bollywood superstar Salman Khan would submit final written arguments tomorrow as directed by the trial court here. Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat concluded the prosecution case on April 9 after commencing oral arguments from April 1. Defence counsel Shrikant Shivade commenced his final arguments on April 10. He will continue his submissions from April 15.

  • Summery Trends

    Who says summers need to be dreary? Discover the new ‘it’ trend of the season. KAVITA Shyam helps you navigate through the oh-so-hot trends that are soon going to make headlines.