Free Press Journal
  • Will hold 2-day protest against soaring tur dal prices: Nirupam

    Mumbai : Hitting out at the BJP-led government in Maharashtra over the rising prices of tur dal, Mumbai Congress Chief Sanjay Nirupam on Saturday said the party will organise a two-day protest from October 26 to highlight the issue.

  • Arm Dalits for self-defence: RPI

    Nagpur/Mumbai : Taking a strong view of the growing attacks on Dalits in the country, the Republican Party of India on Friday demanded that the Dalits be given firearms for self-defence.

  • ‘Krishnaleela’ through Kathak

    BHOPAL : Various leelas of Lord Krishna were beautifully presented in Kathak form by 17 female artists of age group 4 to 15 yrs here on Friday at Shaheed Bhawan under a dance drama ‘Krishnaleela’. It was part of concluding day of two-month-long workshop conducted by Nav Nritya Sanstha,Bhopal.

  • Ministers should find time to perform duties, says High Court

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court has taken a serious view of the stand taken by a Maharashtra minister that he will not be available until January 2016 to hear an appeal filed by a cooperative society.

  • ‘We are sensitising Muslims on cow slaughter’

    Lynching of Akhlaq by a crowd has left things high and dry once again in a communally sensitive Uttar Pradesh. Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JUH) is a party that vehemently opposed partition of the country, and now it is in the process of sensitising Muslims not to sacrifice cows, respecting sentiments of Hindus. Its president Arshad Madani spoke to V Kumar about his relentless efforts for peaceful coexistence and development of Muslims. Excerpts:

  • HC gives Maha 9 months to act against illegal shrines

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Maharashtra government to take appropriate action against illegal religious structures in terms of regularisation, relocation and removal within nine months. The state government responded saying it would take action against illegal shrines that have been constructed after September 29, 2009.

  • Rock On 2 makers to give joint credit for writing of film

    Mumbai : On a suggestion given by Bombay High Court, Excel Entertainment, the company promoted by Farhan Akhtar, has consented to give credit to Abhishek Kapoor as a joint writer of the coming film ‘Rock On 2’, sequel of the 2008 film. Kapoor had filed a suit in the HC seeking credit as a joint writer along with Pubali Chaudhary.

  • Uber cab rapist reminded victim of Nirbhaya case

    “In view of the aforesaid evidence, there is thus no room for doubt that accused, by forcefully pressing the neck of the prosecutrix while committing rape upon her in the aforesaid manner, endangered her life and thereby committed offence punishable under section 376(2)(m) of IPC,”  -the court said  (more…)

  • Abhay Vartak, spokesperson of Sanatan Sanstha, addresses the media at Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh in Mumbai. ravindra zende

    Sanatan will hold public meetings to reach out to people on ‘misgivings’

    Mumbai : Facing flak over its alleged involvement in unlawful activities, including murder of CPI leader Govind Pansare, right wing outfit Sanatan Sanstha has planned a series of public meetings to reach out to people and dispel “misunderstanding” about the organisation. Spokesperson Abhay Vartak said the first such meeting would take place in neighbouring Thane district tomorrow followed by another in Dadar, central Mumbai (for which date is yet to be announced). “Despite

  • Young India issue: Cong not afraid of govt probe

    New Delhi : The Congress on Friday virtually dared the Modi government to order a probe into the affairs of Young India, a company in which Congress President and her son are said to have majority stake, in the wake of BJP targetting Sonia and Rahul Gandhi over its certain transaction.

  • BJP sweeps Leh Hill Council polls; PM hails it

    Leh (J&K) : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday swept the elections for the 26-member Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh, bagging 17 of the 24 seats for which results have been declared so far.

  • FDA sends samples from sweet shops for testing

    Mumbai : Following the inspection drive on sweet shops ahead of Diwali, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra has collected samples of sweets from nearly 20 shops from across Mumbai and sent them for testing to the Bandra laboratory.  The officer explained that the reports are expected in 15 days as the process involving the analysis is elongated and time-consuming.

  • JJ hospital committee suspends three doctors held for drunk driving

    Mumbai : Three doctors from JJ Hospital, who were arrested for abusing and manhandling cops when caught driving under the influence of alcohol, have been suspended for six months by the academic committee of the hospital after they were found guilty.

  • Plaint against Amit Mishra withdrawn

    Bengaluru : Amit Mishra has spun himself out of trouble. Following some discreet negotiations, Bengaluru resident and Bollywood producer Vandana Jain, who is also the co-owner of Celebrity Cricket League”s Bengal Tigers team, withdrew her criminal complaint against cricketer Amit Mishra. In her complaint, Vandana Jain had accused the cricketer of assaulting her with an electric kettle and outraging her modesty inside a room at a five-star hotel during a verbal altercation. Vandana, 34, was

  • Strengthen fraternal ties: Venkaiah to Naidu, KCR

    Hyderabad :  A day after Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana shared dais setting aside their political differences, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday urged the two leaders to strive to strengthen the fraternal ties between the two states whose destinies are bound together.

  • Mobile phones behind rape of minors: Azam

    Rampur : Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Friday held mobile phones responsible for rape of minors saying misuse of these gadgets by the younger generation has led to an alarming rise in such cases.

  • Singer Abhijeet booked for molestation

    Mumbai : Popular playback singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya’s name has cropped up in yet another controversy. The Bollywood singer has been booked for allegedly misbehaving with a woman at an event in the city.

  • Peace, the poll slogan in the land of ‘bahubalis’

    Mokama (Bihar) : Peace is the poll slogan in this land of ‘bahubalis’ (musclemen) with candidates, even those with criminal past or legacy, promising rule of law in the region.