Free Press Journal
  • Not by edicts alone

    Pollution is a huge problem. The national capital is the world’s most polluted city by all accounts. Air quality is so bad that there were concerns about the health of the US President Barack Obama while he was to spend but a mere two days in Delhi earlier this year. The US embassy ended up investing in more than a thousand air purifiers ahead of the Obama visit. But imagine the plight

  • World trade to expand by 3.3% in 2015

    Geneva: Global trade is set to expand by 3.3 per cent this year and 4 per cent next year on account of cut in protectionist measures and improving market access, according to the World Trade Organisation’s forecast.

  • Muslim vote row: Maya smells BJP role in issue

    Lucknow : BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday alleged that Shiv Sena’s demand to revoke voting rights of Muslims was on the instance of BJP.

  • A sordid tale of unkept promises

    Mumbai seems to be in a complete shambles with road repairs going on in every part of the city.
    Haphazard work proceeding at snail’s pace has failed to give citizens a smooth ride, making their commute utmost difficult. The Free Press Journal takes up the cause for the city highlighting the lackadaisical approach of the authorities and contractors. Today Part 2 focuses on – Eastern Mumbai
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  • Rebuilding base top priority for Marxists

    Visakhapatnam : Having received its worst-drubbing at the hustings, the CPI(M) will be focusing on rebuilding the party to regain its eroded base, especially in its erstwhile stronghold West Bengal where it was uprooted in the Assembly and Parliament elections, party general secretary Prakash Karat said on Tuesday.

  • Akhilesh declares calamity in UP, seeks Rs 1,000 cr

    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 on Monday and had said that a financial assistance of Rs five lakhs from the Chief Minister’s fund will be provided to farmers who died

  • EK PAHELI – LEELA’s bumper opening

    Ek Paheli – Leela’ had a bumper opening of Rs 5.30 Cr on the very first day, Saturday too it garnered a startling amount of Rs 5.20 Cr, Rs 5.35 Cr on Sunday, Rs 2.18 Cr on Monday making a total of Rs 18.03 Cr in just 4 days.

  • Trent is just ahead of Dale at this moment: Warner

    Bengaluru : Not undermining Dale Steyn’s ability with the ball, SRH captain David Warner said that he wishes to continue with New Zealand speedster Trent Boult in the playing XI.

  • Reaction – Commuting is such a nightmare in this chaos

    Mumbai: Road works and development plans across the city have turned commuting into a nightmare. Daily commuters and pedestrians are finding it difficult to cope with slow moving traffic and crowded lanes owing to road works in the city. Commuters claim that while they welcome the civic authorities’ efforts to improve the city’s infrastructure, the authorities should also find a way to ensure that there is no inconvenience to commuters in any way.

  • Bengaluru FC clinch first away win in Asia

    Singapore : Robin Singh fired home a winner a little short of fifteen minutes from time to give Bengaluru FC a 0-1 over Warriors FC at the Jalan Besar Stadium, in Singapore, on Tuesday.

  • BCCI mulls appointing consultant for ACSU

    Kolkata : The Indian cricket board might appoint an experienced  consultant “with impeccable reputation” to bolster its Anti-Corruption Unit, especially in matters related to the IPL, BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said on Tuesday.

  • We can still turn it around: Mathews

    New Delhi : Delhi Daredevils might have suffered two narrow defeats over the past week, extending their losing streak to 11 in the Indian Premier League, but all-rounder Angelo Mathews today said the team was still hopeful of a turnaround.

  • Naxals show up state of shambles again

    During his decade-long tenure as prime minister, Manmohan Singh told the country that the “greatest internal security threat” to it was from the leftist extremists that called themselves Maoists or Naxalites. More recently, a diligent columnist quoted official statistics showing that in each of the five years since 2008, the largest number of Indians killed in organised political violence were victims of Maoists. Those killed by terrorists numbered much less. Yet, sadly,

  • Let workers have quality family time

    New York : Supervisors who support the personal and family life of their colleagues and flexible work schedules can allow employees to spend more quality time with their families without affecting their work time, says a new research, reports IANS.

  • BMW unveils wearable device

    New York : Those who love the BMW MINI, here is another reason to go for it — the German carmaker has unveiled an eye-wearable device like Google Glass that helps MINI drivers receive messages, get navigation tips and get to park their vehicle with ease, reports IANS.

  • Seoul, Tokyo hold talks after five years

    Seoul : South Korea and Japan held their first high-level security talks in more than five years despite simmering tensions over territorial and historical disputes.

  • Parties in overdrive to claim Ambedkar legacy

    Lucknow : Dr B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on Tuesday got political parties going all out in the contest to woo the voters as they hailed the Dalit icon while staking a claim to his legacy.