Free Press Journal
  • Aditya Thackeray

    Ending net neutrality will kill NDA’s ‘Make in India’: Aditya

    Mumbai: Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray has urged the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to stall attempts to axe net neutrality which according to him will draw public ire and do lasting damage to the nation which is on the threshold of moving forward digitally. Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers (ISPs) should treat all traffic on their networks equally. That means users should be able to access all

  • lightning-rains

    Rain continues to wreak havoc in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh

    Hyderabad: Unseasonal rain continued to wreak havoc in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, throwing normal life out of gear and causing widespread damage to standing crops. The incessant rain over the past three days has claimed 10 lives in the two states – six in Andhra Pradesh and four in Telangana.

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    Janata Parivar merger: Six parties to meet tomorrow

    New Delhi: Six parties from the erstwhile Janata Parivar are set to merge tomorrow under the leadership of Mulayam Singh Yadav, a development which comes ahead of Bihar Assembly elections slated later this year and the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. A formal announcement of the new entity to be named either Samajwadi Janata Party of Samajwadi Janata Dal with cycle as its symbol is set to be made tomorrow after a meeting at Yadav’s residence. The meeting is expected to be attended by Bihar

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    Over 76,000 farmers identified for relief in Muzaffarnagar

    Muzaffarnagar (UP): In the fresh assessment of losses of crops, the district authorities have identified over 76,000 farmers affected due to untimely rain and hailstorm for compensation. Revenue officials have identified 76,996 rain and hailstorm hit farmers for compensation, District Magistrate Ramkishan Sharma said, adding that Rs 6.86 crore compensation has been distributed among 17,772 till yesterday. A demand of Rs 48 crore has been sent to state government for the compensation of the affected farmers in the district, the DM said. Notably, the Union government

  • Internet

    Net neutrality: Flipkart pulls out of Airtel Zero

    New Delhi: Amid a raging debate over equal Internet access for all, online marketplace Flipkart today said it will walk away from ongoing discussions with telecom service provider Airtel for their platform ‘Airtel Zero’. “We will be walking away from the ongoing discussions with Airtel for their platform Airtel Zero. We will be committing ourselves to the larger cause of net neutrality in India,” a company spokesperson said. “We will be working towards

  • Prashant Bhushan,Yogendra Yadav

    AAP rebels hold Swaraj Samwad – dialogue on alternative politics

    Gurgaon: Seeking support of people, dissident AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday held a meeting – Swaraj Samwad, a dialogue on present and future of alternative politics. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) volunteers reached the venue here from across the country to attend the meet.

  • Narendra Modi

    Let’s make India Ambedkar dreamt of: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tributes to to B.R. Ambedkar on his 124th birth anniversary, and said, “Let us pledge to dedicate ourselves to creating India that Ambedkar dreamt of…an India that will make him proud”. “I bow to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his birth anniversary – Jai Bhim,” the prime minister said in a message.

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    Akhilesh Yadav declares calamity in UP, seeks Rs 1000 cr from PM Narendra Modi

    Lucknow: With 55 districts in Uttar Pradesh hit by untimely rains and hailstorm, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has declared a calamity and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Rs 1,000 crores to immediately provide relief to farmers. The Chief Minister reviewed the prevailing situation yesterday and had said that a financial assistance of Rs five lakhs from the Chief Minister’s fund will be provided to farmers who faced an unnatural death, an official spokesman said.

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    Assam Congress MLA Rumi Nath arrested in auto theft racket

    Guwahati: Assam Police on Tuesday arrested Congress legislator Rumi Nath for her alleged nexus with the notorious kingpin of auto theft racket Anil Chauhan. A senior official of the Guwahati Police Commissionerate confirmed this on Tuesday and added that Nath was arrested for two cases – one registered with the Azara police station and the other registered with Dispur police station in the city.

  • Vidarbha crisis: Rains destroy 50,000 hectares of crops

    Nagpur: Unseasonal rains and hailstorm damaged standing Rabi crops in nearly 50,000 hectares of land impacting one lakh farmers in Vidarbha this year, even as farmer suicides continued unabated in the region, deepening the agrarian crisis there. According to revenue department officials, about 49,042 hectares in the region was affected in March due to rain and hailstorm including 28,233 hectares in Western Vidarbha which comprises five districts in Amravati division.

  • Political violence rocks West Bengal ahead of civic polls

    Kolkata: With the election to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation and 91 municipalities across West Bengal nearing, political violence has reared its ugly head in the state as ruling TMC and opposition parties traded charges and counter-charges. Opposition parties, including the Left, Congress and BJP, accused the TMC of unleashing a reign of terror to stop them from filing nominations and campaign during the polls.

  • Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav

    AAP rebels’ meet underway

    New Delhi: The convention of rebel AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan began this morning with volunteers from across the country terming it a day of “new beginning” even as the Arvind Kejriwal-led party warned of action against those attending the event. Yadav and Bhushan had announced their decision of holding the dialogue, ‘Swaraj Samwad’, to discuss the future course of action after their expulsion from AAP’s top echelons, triggering speculations of

  • Indian Railways

    South Central Railway to run two summer spl trains between Secunderabad-Guwahati

    Hyderabad: South Central Railway will run two special trains between Secunderabad- Guwahati in order to clear extra rush of passengers during summer season. Train No 07149 Secunderabad-Guwahati Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 07:30 hours on April 17 (Friday) and arrive at Guwahati at 7.55 hours on Sunday. In the return direction, Train No 07150 Guwahati-Secunderabad Special Train will depart Guwahati at 06:00 hrs on April 20 (Monday) and arrive at Secunderabad at 9.30 hours on Wednesday.

  • Obstacle course for Asia’s richest civic body

    Mumbai: Despite sanctioning road works to the tune of Rs 1,400 crore since 2012, the civic body still can’t offer you a smooth ride to office. And the reason is neither delay in acquiring permission from the traffic police nor a lack of funds. It is simply the snail’s pace at which things function in Asia’s richest civic body.

  • Good Roads = M4 P4

    That is my equation for any international city to have good roads and footpaths. And no, it is not a highly complicated equation (like Einstein’s E=MC2). In fact it is very simple. The four Ms are represented by MONEY + MANPOWER + MATERIAL and   MACHINES.

  • Reaction – All road works affect South Mumbai

    Mumbai: The residents and pedestrians of South Mumbai have expressed that they are dealing with the problem of traffic congestion, owing to the road works that have been initiated by the BMC in the city. Mumbaikars who live or work in South Mumbai believe that they are facing the brunt of the entire city’s works.

  • Gunman makes woman hide in house with son

    Indore : In a sensational incident, a woman manager with a renowned construction firm confronted a trauma and remained locked in a room to avert an armed attack by a former employee of the company.

  • UG 6th semester exams from May 1

    Indore : Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) on Monday decided to hold sixth semester exams of under graduate conventional courses from May 1. The decision was taken in a meeting of examination department where evaluation centre officials were also present.

  • Sanjay Raut

    Disenfranchisement of Muslims, Centre nips Sena move in the bud

    New Delhi :  The Centre on Monday rejected outright its ally Shiv Sena’s latest remarks on the disenfranchisement of Muslims. Senior minister M. Venakaiah Naidu said the suggestion to ‘‘deny voting rights to anybody on any grounds was unacceptable’’ to the government. ‘‘Such suggestions or purported suggestions should not even be discussed hypothetically since the same is not unacceptable and such suggestions are not allowed under the constitution,’’ he stressed.

  • HC notices to state, admn, City police

    Indore : Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Monday issued notices to the state government, district administration and police on a PIL alleging that delay caused by a traffic jam to a vehicle carrying a patient to hospital, led to his death.