Free Press Journal
  • China defends PoK corridor as a ‘livelihood’ project

    Beijing :  China prefers a pact with India on a Code of Conduct to maintain peace along the border rather than clarification of the Line of Actual Control proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit here last month.

  • Need to decriminalise offences other than fraud: Hanoz Mistry, CS, The Tata Power Company

    Hanoz Mistry, Company Secretary, The Tata Power Company Limited, believes continuous changes in legislation has made the business environment very dynamic. However, taking an optimistic view he tells Dipta Joshi, as long as the concerned authorities appreciate that implementation of a new legislation has its own set of challenges and requires time to create structures and processes, CS professionals will soon get on top of the situation

  • More trouble for Nestle as four more states ban Maggi

    New Delhi : Four more states – Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand on Thursday banned the sale of Maggi noodles, as the popular instant snack came under mounting scrutiny over food safety concerns.

  • MSG is not harmful if used in moderation, says FDA

    Mumbai : Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra has claimed that consumption of the infamous MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is not harmful if used in moderation. Further, they added that if the guidelines of US and Indian FDA, World Health Organisation (WHO) are followed, MSG is “generally recognised as safe”.

  • Kurkure, Lays chips under scanner too

    Chennai : The ongoing controversy over ready-to-cook food has brought other products and companies under the scanner of FDA. After banning Maggi noodles in Tamil Nadu, the state government on Thursday asked traders to shun sale of Kurkure corn pufs and Lays chips. The two products are owned by PepsiCo.

  • Firing in Film City: Police arrest three

    Mumbai : The Mumbai police have finally closed the case of the firing incident at Goregaon’s Film City on May 22, after arresting three main accused persons on Thursday.

  • Dalmiya’s grandson assaults cop

    Kolkata : BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya’s grandson Aditya was on Thursday presented before a Juvenile Justice Board and his driver sent to judicial custody for assaulting a policeman, police said.

  • MSRTC jobs for suicide committed farmers’ kin

    “I have discussed the issue with CM and he is also very keen to solve it. After recruitment in the MSRTC, we are going to expand the scheme in other departments of the State govt.” (more…)

  • AAP accuses UPA, NDA of ‘shielding’ riots accused

    New Delhi: AAP on Thursday hit out at the Centre and the previous UPA dispensation, accusing both of trying to ‘protect’ the accused in 1984 anti-Sikh and 2002 Gujarat riots. Both UPA and the current NDA government are not interested in ensuring justice to the victims and arms dealer Abhishek Verma’s claims on Congress leader Jagdish Tytler getting clean chit raises further questions, AAP claimed.

  • 75 killed in Ghana gas station blast

    Accra (Ghana) : At least 75 people were killed in an explosion in a gas station in Ghana’s capital Accra even as torrential rains lashed the West African nation, an official said on Thursday, reports IANS.

  • Find the funds for one rank, pension

    All parties have paid lip service to the cause of one rank, one pension scheme for the armed forces. The demand is more than four decades old and there is no denying its merit. After all, retired military personnel of the same rank and same length of service ought to be entitled to the same pension regardless of their year of retirement. But that is not how it happens. It is quite

  • HRD Ministry hauls up UGC chairman?

    New Delhi : The HRD Ministry is believed to have hauled up UGC Chairman Ved Prakash for reportedly hitting out at the flagship RUSA programme before a Parliamentary panel meet here recently.
    He is understood to have contended that the Ministry- piloted Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA) programme was performing the same task of funding state institutes for upgrade like UGC and therefore was undermining the latter’s role.
    He is also said to have argued

  • Sion-Panvel toll point can’t charge LMVs: HC

    Mumbai : Light motor vehicles such as auto rickshaws, cars, jeeps, taxis and three-wheeler delivery vans would not have to pay toll as the Bombay High Court has refused to stay a Maharashtra government notification exempting such vehicles from paying toll at the Sion-Panvel toll point.

  • Realty Bill: RS committee seeks public comments

    Mumbai : The Rajya Sabha select committee, which has been appointed to look into the Real Estate Bill, on Thursday invited suggestions from public and other stakeholders as also experts.

  • Mohit Suri scores a hat-trick of blockbuster music

    It seems Mohit Suri’s portrayal of love stories and his ear for good music cannot go unnoticed. The talented director has again hit the bulls-eye with his album ‘Hamari Adhuri Kahani’. Surprisingly, the whole album of the film has been received with a lot of appreciation and is also soon to become a chartbuster album.