Free Press Journal
  • 5-yr-old girl strangled over dispute with mother

    Aurangabad: In a gruesome incident, a five-year-old girl was strangled to death on Thursday night by a neighbouring couple over an old dispute they had with her mother.

  • US starts inquiry into steel imports from India, 4 others

    Washington : The US government has initiated investigations to determine whether to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on import of corrosion-resistant steel products from India and four other countries.

  • 2 new Masters courses for MU students

    Mumbai: The University of Mumbai announced two new courses — Master of Social Work (MSW) and M.Sc in Bioinformatics — from the current academic year, university officials said.

  • Sunanda K Datta-Ray

    Let peace be with everyone

    It would be a mistake to disregard the possibility of a connection between the revival of separatist activity in the north-east and the rise of the Hindutva sentiment. Attacks on churches, ghar wapsi campaigns and moves against customs and celebrations that are regarded as Christian – like the ill-advised decision regarding Christmas day – can only bring home to Nagas, Mizos, Meteis, Bodos, Khasis and other peoples of Mongolian origin the ethnic

  • BEST orders probe into delay in power restoration after deluge

    Mumbai : The general manager (GM) of BEST has ordered an internal inquiry to investigate the cause that led to a delay in the restoration of power supply to thousands of households that were left in the dark following the heavy showers on June 19.

  • Govt to infuse Rs 11,500 cr in PSU banks in FY16

    New Delhi : The government is likely to infuse additional $ 1.8 billion (about Rs 11,500 crore) in public sector banks this fiscal over and above $ 1.2 billion earmarked in the Budget, Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said. “Will put additional $ 1.8 billion in PSU banks apart from $ 1.2 billion budgeted this year,” he told reporters here.

  • Vasai Virar to get its first woman mayor

    Palghar : Pravina Hitendra Thakur, the wife of Bahujan Vikas Aghadi (BVA) president and Vasai MLA Hitendra Thakur, is all set to officially become the first woman mayor of Vasai-Virar on June 29.

  • Economics of the cow

    The BJP Governments of Maharashtra and Haryana have made strict laws for protection of cows in those states. The thinking here is that prohibition of slaughter of cows will help in conservation of the species and that people would get invigorating cow milk instead of the dull buffalo milk. The village economy will also be seemingly more improved. These objectives are laudable but there is little chance of them being attained by

  • Tawde wants change in education system every, 10 yrs

    Mumbai : Indicating fundamental changes in the education system, education minister Vinod Tawde said on Friday that just like the development plan of the city, the education system should also be changed after every 10 years.

  • Man decapitated in Islamist attack on France gas factory

    Saint-Quentin-Fallavier (France) : At least one suspected Islamist launched a daylight raid on a gas factory in eastern France on Friday, pinning a decapitated head to the gates and injuring at least two others with explosive devices.

  • AIADM Chief J Jayalalithaa

    Jaya will face voters on Sat

    Chennai : In a by-election tipped to bring her back to the Tamil Nadu Assembly, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa faces a CPI candidate in the Radhakrishnan Nagar constituency here on Saturday. Around 250,000 voters are eligible to take part in the electoral battle whose two main candidates are the AIADMK general secretary and C. Mahendran of the Communist Party of India.