Free Press Journal
  • farmers

    HC seeks reply from Maha govt over rising farmer suicides

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today issued notice to the Maharashtra government seeking its response on the increasing number of farmer suicides in the state due to drought. The court took suo moto cognisance of the issue following media reports stating over 600 farmers have committed suicide this year in the state.

  • Endure a ravishing experience at Ranga Reddy

    The state of Telangana has come up to create its identity with many delightful places to offer. Ranga Reddy District, formerly known as K. V. Ranga Reddy District is one such example. It has stood out to be in offering an amazing travel experience for those who have hauled here. The fresh breeze of the hills, with temples that go back up to 12th century and man made wonders which win hearts

  • What’s true success for Hrithik?

    Mumbai: He has given blockbusters like “Krrish” and “Bang Bang!”, but actor Hrithik Roshan believes that the true success of a man is about his relationship with every one.

  • Gold

    Gold firm up on good buying, silver slips

    Mumbai: Gold firmed up further at the domestic bullion market here today on sustained stockist and investors offtake as well as local buying interest, despite a stable international market. While, silver slipped slightly owing to speculative selling and lower industrial demand.

  • Pak court adjourns Mumbai attack hearing to Oct 28

    Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-terrorism court holding the trial of seven Mumbai attack case accused, including mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, today adjourned the hearing till October 28. Only one official witness today recorded his statement in the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad which is currently holding the in-camera hearing at the high-security Adiala Jail Rawalpindi.

  • No red-flag from EC, PM to do ‘Mann ki Baat’ this Sunday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the country this Sunday with a fresh episode of ‘Mann ki Baat’ as the Election Commission is said to have not red-flagged its broadcast in the wake of model code of conduct imposed in Bihar. Sources in the EC today said that as of now there was no “black and white” order issued to Information and Broadcasting Ministry on the broadcast of Prime Minister’s radio

  • Sushil Kumar Modi , BJP leader

    Sushil slams Lalu, Nitish for shedding ‘fake tears’

    Patna: Condemning the attack on a Dalit family in Haryana, senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today charged Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad with shedding ‘fake tears’ on the incident apparently with an eye to get the sizeable votes of dalits in Bihar assembly polls. “The Faridabad incident is condemnable, but the RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has conveniently forgotten that during his party’s 15 years’ rule in Bihar, hundreds of dalits were massacred,”

  • Dadri Incident

    ‘Pre-meditated planning’ behind Dadri lynching: Minorities panel

    New Delhi: National Commission for Minorities suspects there was “pre-meditated planning” behind the Dadri lynching incident and termed “disturbing” controversial statements by politicians to “make capital out of such outrages”. In an apparent criticism of BJP leaders who made controversial comments after visiting Bishada village, where 52-year-old Mohd Iqlakh was lynched over a rumour that he had eaten and stored beef, NCM said such statements further “vitiate” the relations between different communities.

  • Court summons Moin Qureshi’s wife as accused in tax case

    New Delhi: Controversial businessman Moin Akhtar Qureshi’s Pakistani-origin wife has been summoned as an accused by a court here for allegedly giving false information to Income Tax Department about her foreign bank accounts. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh summoned Nasreen Moin Qureshi as accused and directed her to appear before the court on November 27.

  • DDA brings systemic changes to speed up case disposals

    New Delhi: Seeking to facilitate public for speedy disposal of cases, DDA has revisited procedures and undertaken several systemic changes to eliminate to-and-fro movements, reduce documentation, rationalise public interface and leverage technology for better monitoring. Deputy directors and assistant directors have been empowered to dispose of files at their level directly without following the conventional hierarchy of submitting all files from assistant director to deputy director, the housing authority today said.

  • Vikhe Patil meets SEC over KDMC poll code ‘violations’ by BJP

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil today met Maharashtra Election Commissioner J S Saharia and demanded strict action against the BJP for allegedly breaching the election code of conduct in the Kalyan-Dombivili Municipal Corporation polls. Submitting “detailed proof” of the same, Vikhe also complained to the Commissioner regarding the “partisan role” of KDMC Commissioner Ravindran favouring the BJP.

  • Blast, Egypt

    11 policemen injured in Egypt blast

    Cairo: At least 11 policemen were injured today when a bomb targeted their armoured vehicle in Egypt’s restive North Sinai governorate, officials said. The roadside bomb planted by unidentified militants targeted the police armored vehicle which was going to Al-Masaeed district near Al-Arish city of the governorate. The blast resulted in one police officer and 10 conscript getting severely injured, the Ministry of Interior said, adding that the injured were rushed to a

  • Sedentary lifestyle can lead to kidney disease

    Washington: Being sedentary for too long during the day may be a risk factor for chronic kidney disease, according to a study. The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) researchers found that each 80 minutes/day (assuming 16 awake hours/day) increase in sedentary duration — that involves engaging in activities in the seated or lying position that barely raise the energy expenditure above resting level — was associated with a 20 percent increased likelihood of

  • Nine missing, two injured in blast in China’s explosive

    Beijing: Nine persons, including a woman, went missing and two others were injured today after a blast ripped through an explosive factory in China’s eastern Shandong Province, the latest industrial accident to hit the country. The blast occurred in a workshop of Shandong Tianbao Chemical Industry Co Ltd in Pingyi County, Linyi City in the morning.

  • China

    China’s first hi-res satellite maps large part of world

    Beijing: The Ziyuan III, China’s first high-resolution stereo mapping satellite for civilian use, has sent back visual data covering 69.45 million square kilometres of the globe since it was launched in January 2012. The satellite produced images of 190 million square kilometres of fields for mapping, land, mining and water conservancy, ridding the country of its reliance on imports of hi-resolution satellite images, according to the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geo

  • Faecal transplants need careful monitoring: Experts

    London: The increasing use of faecal transplants to treat Clostridium difficile bacterial infection urgently needs proper screening of donors, good long-term trials and monitoring in order to provide sensible advice to patients, experts said.

  • Bollywood opening up to married actresses: Lara

    Mumbai: Actress Lara Dutta feels Bollywood filmmakers are now scripting a variety of roles for married heroines including those who have become mothers. Lara, 37, married Mahesh Bhupathi and has a three-year-old daughter, Saira. “Today there is so much work for actresses who are married or have become mothers. Filmmakers have role for everyone today. There are no stereotypical roles,” Lara told PTI.

  • Satiate your taste buds with authentic Maharashtrian food in Mumbai

    Maharashtrian cuisine consists of simple elements used to make a heavenly product that tingles your taste buds. Food that varies from plain Zunka Bhakar to spicy Tambda Rassa is what makes this cuisine stand out and create a distinct identity. Sweets like Puran Poli, Modak and Shrikhand have become a favourite in almost every household in Mumbai. The food has been given a modern touch, but there are places which have been