Free Press Journal
  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis back after Isreal visit

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who was on a four-day visit to Israel returned home today. He landed in Mumbai in the wee hours after holding bilateral talks with Israeli PM Netanyahu, who promised to explore cooperation with Maharashtra in a range of fields, including defence production and agriculture.

  • Kerala author Anees Salim bags fiction award

    Mumbai: Kerala-based writer Anees Salim has won the Raymond Crossword Book Award for Indian Fiction for book “The Blind Lady’s Descendants” while Samanth Subramanian picked up the prize in the Indian Non Fiction category for his “This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War.” The Crossword Award, across five categories, each carrying a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, a trophy and a citation were given out at a function at the

  • BEST Mumbai

    CPI-M seeks govt intervention in resolving transport strike

    New Delhi: A CPI-M member today raised the issue of the nationwide transporters’ strike in Rajya Sabha and sought the government’s intervention to resolve it. Raising the matter during Zero Hour, Tapan Kumar Sen (CPI-M) said the entire transport system in the country has been affected due to the transporters’ strike and government needs to intervene.

  • Nepal earthquake

    Nepal economy shattered by quake, recovery to take years

    Kathmandu: What took moments to flatten will take years to rebuild. In mere seconds a powerful earthquake devastated a swathe of Nepal. Rebuilding the impoverished Himalayan nation’s fragile economy will require a long slog, financed by foreign aid and money from its army of overseas workers. Initial estimates peg the economic damage from the temblor that killed more than 5,000 people at billions of dollars. The tourism industry, a pillar of the economy,

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Insurance cos denying us our due: Farmers to Rahul on padyatra

    Dhamangaon (Maha): Setting out on a padyatra today to meet farmers in the Vidarbha region of the state, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was told by several of them that insurance companies were engaging in fraud and that the requisite compensation was not paid to them for crop loss. Rahul this morning launched his ‘sanvad yatra’ from Gunji village in Maharashtra’s Amravati district to highlight farmers’ woes and the agrarian situation in the

  • Mayawati

    Moga molestation case: Mayawati demands investigation 

    New Delhi: Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Thursday asked the relevant higher authorities to probe the Moga molestation case as she feels the Punjab Government will not be able to investigate the case properly.

  • toll plaza,closed

    62 toll plazas on national highways, expressways closed

    New Delhi: As many as 62 toll plazas on national highways and expressways have been closed by the government after recovery of capital cost and considering public interest, Lok Sabha was informed today. “Government has closed 62 toll plazas after recovery of capital coast and in public interest,” Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan said duringquestion hour.

  • Rahul Gandhi, Farmers

    Rahul Gandhi on ‘padyatra’ in Vidarbha

    Nagpur: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday began a 15-km ‘padyatra’ in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region where he will meet families of farmers who committed suicide after their crops failed.

  •  Nationwide transport strike hits Kerala

    Thiruvananthapuram: The 24-hour nationwide strike called by public transport, auto-rickshaw and taxi unions has hit Kerala, leaving hundreds of people stranded at bus stands, railway stations and airports in the state. As part of the nationwide agitation, six trade unions have called the public transport vehicles off the road, demanding repeal of the Road Safety Bill 2014 and anti-motor worker policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government.  The striking unions

  • Jitender Singh Tomar

    Congress holds protest demanding Tomar’s dismissal

    New Delhi : Stepping up its offensive, Congress today held a protest demanding immediate dismissal of Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar in the wake of the row over his alleged fake degree which has snowballed into a major political controversy.

  • Maharashtra government to build 7,000 houses for policemen this year

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has set a target to build 50,000 houses for police personnel by 2019, out of which at least 7,000 homes will be built in 2015 with Rs 1,000 crore allocated in this budget. “We will try and construct at least 7,000 homes this year and have set a target of 50,000 homes by 2019. There are more than 2 lakh police personnel in the state and we want to provide

  • Ramdev Baba

    Opposition protests over ayurveda med claiming birth of male child

    New Delhi: A demand to ban a purported ayurveda product by yoga guru Ramdev’s Divya Pharmacy that promises a male child was made in Rajya Sabha today, with Opposition members terming it as illegal and unconstitutional and seeking stringent action against the manufacturers.

  • Mumbai Indians

    Mumbai Indians have golden chance to take revenge on high-flying Rajasthan Royals

    Mumbai : Well-rested and rejuvenated Mumbai Indians would seek to turn the tables on travel-weary Rajasthan Royals when the two former champions cross swords in the Indian Premier League cricket contest at the Wankhede Stadium here tomorrow. MI had lost to RR when the two met in the first leg encounter at Ahmedabad a fortnight ago and the game offers a chance to the hosts to avenge that defeat at home.