Free Press Journal
  • GR on weight of bags in force from today, school heads seek parents’ help

    Mumbai : Headmasters and school principals in various schools across the state have written to parents requesting them to ensure their children’s bags are not too heavy as the state government’s government resolution (GR) on weight of school bags will be in force from December 1.

  • Maha Cong to protest against agrarian crisis, other issues

    Mumbai : The Congress in Maharashtra has organised a ‘morcha’ in Nagpur on December 8 to protest against the functioning of the BJP-Shiv Sena government. They will protest against issues like farmers suicides, agrarian crisis, law and order and financial situation of the state among others.

  • CM clears MSRDC projects worth over Rs 50,000 cr

    Mumbai : In a move to appease disgruntled alliance partner Shiv Sena before the cabinet expansion slated for December 5, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday cleared a slew of infrastructure projects handled by Sena-controlled Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC).

  • Francois Hollande, Narendra Modi

    Can Paris save the world?

    The developed world was fortunate that it developed when there was little or no fear about climate change. It merrily burnt fossil fuels, especially coal and oil, raising the living standards of its people on the back of a reckless environmental degradation. True, at the time the world at large was yet to realise fully the threat posed by various greenhouse gases. However, now the world seems to have woken up to

  • Cong-NCP to contest 7 seats of legislative council, Narayan Rane probable contender

    Mumbai : The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have decided to contest seven seats of the state legislative council. The Congress will contest four and NCP will contest three seats. The Congress is likely to contest its leader Narayan Rane from one of the constituencies.

  • Bryant announces retirement with ‘Basketball’ poem

    “I  can’t love  you obsessively for much longer. This season is all I have to give. My heart can take the pounding, my mind can handle the grind, but my body knows it’s time to say goodbye.

  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacts as he attends the COP 21 United Nations conference on climate change at Le Bourget, on the outskirts of the French capital Paris. (R) Russian President Vladimir Putin looks over as he delivers a speech at the same venue.

    Putin snubs Erdogan in Paris as Pilot’s body returns to Russia

    Moscow : Russian President Vladimir Putin snubbed a meeting with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Paris on Monday as the body of a pilot killed when Ankara downed one of Moscow’s warplanes was flown home.

  • Test ranking: Ashwin grabs second spot

    Dubai : Riding on his stupendous performance in the ongoing home series against South Africa, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday rose to a career-high second in the ICC Test rankings for bowlers even as A B de Villiers lost his top spot in the batsmen standings. Ashwin claimed 12 for 98 in the third Test in Nagpur to spin his side to a 124-run victory and India could move as high as second

  • CR to enforce block on Kasu-Nagothane section

    Mumbai : The Central Railway will operate a traffic block on the Kasu-Nagothane section from 12.50pm to 5.50pm in connection with the works of doubling tracks on Wednesday.

  • This diabetes drug could let us live past 120

    New Delhi : Clinical trials have started for a miracle drug that could help us live into their 120s. The Food and Drug Administration in America has given the green light to the trials of cheap drug metformin, which is used to treat people with type 2 diabetes, on older people, the Daily Express reported.

  • Sitaram Yechury

    Enough raking up of past; move on

    In his speech in the Rajya Sabha during the Constitution Day debate last week, the CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury expressed both concern and amusement that the BJP was inveigling its way into securing for itself a role in the freedom struggle. His speech mirrored Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s aside that those who had no role in the framing of the Constitution were now trying to appropriate it.

  • Injury for STARC

    Adelaide : Australia’s pace spearhead Mitchell Starc said on Monday it could be up to four weeks before he knows when he can bowl again after another injury setback in the Adelaide day-night Test. Starc bowled only nine overs in New Zealand’s first innings before he heard a crack in his right foot and left the field for treatment. Scans revealed a stress fracture and he is wearing a protective boot so the foot can

  • Two men crush another’s head with stones, flee

    Mumbai : Two days after a murder over a cigarette, another shocking case has been reported in Mankurd where two men killed a 51-year-old man by hitting his head with stones.

  • Turkey will not apologise for downing jet, says PM

    Brussels : Turkey will not apologise for downing a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border but Moscow should reconsider retaliatory sanctions, Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu stated on Monday as he held talks at NATO headquarters.

  • Kiwis seek clarification on DRS ‘clanger’ from ICC

    Adelaide: New Zealand have contacted the International Cricket Council seeking answers over a contentious review that went against them at a crucial time in the fluctuating day-night Test against Australia, coach Mike Hesson said on Monday. Hesson is still fuming over the much-criticised decision by TV umpire Nigel Llong on Saturday’s second day to turn down a Decision Review System (DRS) referral for a catch off Australia’s Nathan Lyon. Lyon survived after the “Hot Spot”

  • Sensex

    Sebi eases norms for listing of stock bourses, OKs green bonds

    Mumbai : In steps aimed at safeguarding minority investors’ interests and deepening capital markets, the Securities and Exchange Board of India announced a new set of norms for listing of stock exchanges, trading of green bonds and for giving exit route to dissenting shareholders of listed companies.

  • MU applicants get 10 more days to submit PhD exam forms

    Mumbai : After witnessing a huge number of applicants on the last day of exam form submissions on Monday, The University of Mumbai on Monday extended the deadline for the submission of exam forms for the PhD entrance test (PET) by 10 days.

  • Anil Kumble steps down as chief mentor of MI

    “I  sign off with the obvious satisfaction of moulding a set of brilliant individuals to a high performing unit. Over the 3 years, MI met unprecedented success winning the IPL twice and the Champions League once.