Free Press Journal
  • RTI activist says AJL wanted to start bank on Bandra plot

    Mumbai : Associated Journals Ltd. (AJL), publishers of the now defunct National Herald, were planning to start a bank on the plot allotted to them by the government, RTI activist Anil Galgali has said citing replies to several RTI queries and demanded a fresh inquiry into the matter.

  • 18-year-old hatches extortion plan based on TV crime series

    Mumbai : The Anti-Extortion Cell of the Mumbai Police has arrested two men for allegedly threatening a city-based businessman since November. The accused, who work in Ghatkopar, allegedly sent SMSes to the victim and demanded an amount of Rs 2 crore. The main accused, who is said to have been inspired by the television show Crime Patrol that shows stories of crime across the country, wanted the money for his father’s surgery, police

  • 1,000 policemen to keep guard as Mumbai rings in New Year

    Mumbai : As Mumbaikars plan their New Year parties, the city police too are all set to welcome 2016. The Mumbai Police has beefed up security across the city so that New Year bashes remain pleasant. To maintain law and order in the city, the Mumbai Police has decided to extend its security checks from highways and roads to railways too. “Around 1,000 policemen have been deployed in all the nooks and corners

  • Expect keen contest for legislative council seats

    Mumbai : Political parties are pulling out all stops for the legislative council polls scheduled for Sunday and have sent their corporators to ‘unknown’ locations – mostly resorts on the outskirts of the city – in a bid to keep the flock together.

  • Mega block on Main, Harbour lines today

    Mumbai : The Central Railway will operate a mega block on Main and Harbour lines to carry out maintenance work on Sunday. This will affect the Kalyan-Thane Up fast line from 11.10am to 3.40pm and Nerul-Mankhurd Up and Down Harbour lines from 11am to 3pm.

  • Goregaon welcomes new multi-specialty hospital

    Mumbai : With an aim to meet the medical requirements of people residing in the most populated area of the city, SRV healthcare launched its new 75-bed multi-specialty hospital with ultra modern operation theatres in Goregaon on Saturday. The hospital aims to provide treatment with cutting-edge technology for western suburb residents.

  • ‘Rahul needs to speak up more in Parliament’

    Mumbai : Stating that Rahul Gandhi has come a long way after his party’s defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said the Congress Vice-President needs to further increase his aggressiveness to corner the BJP in Parliament.

  • NGO launches drive to educate schoolkids against tobacco use

    Mumbai : Cancer has become one of the biggest killers wherein nearly 5 lakh people lose their lives every year to different types of cancer. The disease has also affected children to a major extent and the cases are rising with each passing year.

  • DDCA row: BJP must listen to its ally’s advice at times, quips Sena

    Mumbai : Asserting that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is suffering the backlash of backing Arvind Kejriwal during his anti-corruption movement against Congress alongwith Anna Hazare, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said the BJP should at times listen to its ally, which had opposed support to the AAP leader then.

  • L K Advani

    Vajpayee’s initiative needs to be taken forward: Advani

    Gandhidham (Guj) : A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise Lahore visit, BJP veteran L K Advani on Saturday said Modi and other leaders in government should work to carry forward Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s initiative for improving Indo-Pak ties and get rid of problem of terrorism.

  • Alliance issue will be discussed after plenum: Yechury

    Kolkata : Amidst speculation of a possible understanding with Congress for West Bengal Assembly polls next year, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury today said the matter will be discussed after the Kolkata plenum but added that the party was open to alliance with other democratic forces.

  • Akali Dal, AAP leaders join Congress in Punjab

    Chandigarh : A day after outspoken Congress leader Sukhpal Khaira joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab, the opposition Congress claimed that many leaders of the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal and AAP have come into its fold.

  • My dad… My teacher

    KARTIK JHAVERI speaks about the tips he got from his father regarding financial planning.

  • Dummy candidate among two get 3-yr RI for forgery

    Indore :  In the first verdict in the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board or ‘Vyapam’ scam, two persons were on Saturday awarded with three years of rigorous imprisonment by a local court for cheating and forgery during an entrance examination conducted in 2013.