Free Press Journal
  • Kenyan conservationists march for elephant, rhino protection

    Nairobi:  Leading Kenyan wildlife conservation lobby groups on Saturday took part in the global march to galvanize support for protection of rhinos and elephants that are facing serious threats like poaching and depletion of their habitats.

  • PM thanks people on Mann Ki Baat annivy

    New Delhi : On the first anniversary of his monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday all those who shared their inputs, thoughts and anecdotes for the programme launched to reach out to maximum populace across the country.

  • Midnight raid Another chargesheet against Bharti

    New Delhi : Delhi Police on Saturday  filed a supplementary charge sheet in a city court against AAP leader Somnath Bharti in a case of alleged molestation of African women during his purported midnight-raid last year when he was the Delhi Law Minister.

  • IAF wants over 100 Rafale or similar jets

    New Delhi : Indian Air Force today said it would need at least six squadrons comprising 108 Rafale or similar jets to shore up its capabilities as it hoped that the contract for 36 French fighter aircraft would be inked by year-end. Noting that two squadron of 18 Rafale jets each might not be enough, Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said his force would like to have at least six

  • Govt to swoop onillegal drones, paragliding soon

    New Delhi : The government is working on formulating new rules and regulations for unregulated flying of drones, low-flying objects and paragliding among others, amid rising security concerns over their usage.

  • Bullets found from cop’s wife baggage at IGIA

    New Delhi : A Delhi police official and his wife travelling to Srinagar were on Saturday briefly held at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here for allegedly carrying two live bullets in their baggage.

  • ‘I eat beef, cow not anyone’s mother’

    Varanasi : Describing lynching of a man near Delhi over rumours that he had consumed beef as “politically motivated”, former Supreme Court judge Markande Katju on Saturday said cow was just another animal “which cannot be anyone’s mother”.

  • Centre likely to review two key environment policies

    Mumbai : The Central government is likely to review two major environment-related policies that regulate coasts and fragile ecosystems soon, Union Minister for Environment Prakash Javadekar has indicated.

  • State govt not likely to get salt pan land for housing projects

    Mumbai : Using large salt-pan land along the eastern coast of the city for mass housing and slum rehabilitation projects is likely to remain a distant dream for the state government. The Union government is unlikely to approve any such proposal in the near future, sources have said.

  • Mega block on all lines today, won’t affect WR day services

    Mumbai : Services on all the suburban lines will be affected by mega block on Sunday. On the Central line, slow and semi-fast line services leaving Kalyan between 10.47 am and 3.04 pm will be diverted on to the fast line between Kalyan and Thane stations.

  • Fire in commercial building in Dadar destroys property

    Mumbai : A raging fire caused extensive damage to property at a commercial building in Dadar (West) on Friday night. The fire fighting equipment of the building malfunctioned, leading to prolonging of the fire. No case of casualty or injury to people was reported.

  • State govt to take over defunct pvt power plants

    Mumbai : The state government has decided to take over private power generation plants to generate more energy to meet the state’s rising need for energy. Across the state, there are seven to 10 private generation plants that can generate 2000 megawatts (MW) but are defunct due to lack of power purchase agreement.

  • 3 IPS officers transferred in MaharashtraMaharashtra

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Government on Saturday transferred three senior IPS officers, including Principal Secretary (Special) in Home Department B K Upadhyay. According to a circular issued by the state Home department, Upadhayay will take charge as Additional DG and IG (Prisons) in Pune. Additional DG (ACB) Rajnish Seth will take up Upadhayay’s place. Sanjay Pandey, who currently holds the post of Controller of Legal Metrology, has been transferred as Additional DG (Home

  • ‘Joy Of Giving Week’ awaits the Good Samaritan in you

    Mumbai : The annual “Joy Of Giving Week” began with philanthropists across the country extending a helping hand to the underprivileged through donations and charitable activities.

  • IITians to plan waste disposal for MBMC

    Mumbai : Aimed at churning out  a proper scientific and sustainable solution for disposal of  garbage, a team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) inspected the premises of the defunct solid waste management plan at Dhavgi village near Uttan in Bhayandar.