Free Press Journal
  • Coastal Road: BMC begins impact survey

    Mumbai : Gearing up for the construction of Mumbai’s Coastal Road, the BMC has begun it survey of the impact of the road on its surroundings and the environment.

  • New Year comes with new responsibilities for IPS officers

    Mumbai : The state home department on Thursday announced transfers of around 18 senior IPS officers. As per the official release of the home department, the IPS officers have been promoted and transferred with new responsibilities. Almost all the IPS officers are happy with the state government’s New Year gift.

  • Don’t overtrust the Internet on health issues, says MARD

    Mumbai : In wake of the rising incidences of people browsing through the Internet/Wikipedia for health-related queries rather than consulting a doctor, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) has initiated a campaign ‘Doctor is primary, Internet is supplementary’ from January 1 wherein patients’ misconceptions related to health will be cleared and they will be encouraged to trust and consult a doctor.

  • False dietary beliefs major cause of malnutrition

    Mumbai : Around 30% of Indian children aged under five are underweight, according to the Rapid Survey on Children (RSOC), which was carried out in 2013 and 2014 by the UN and the Indian government. The report published recently brings that under nutrition remains a challenge in India.

  • City’s drunk drivers fined Rs 3.9 cr in 2015

    Mumbai : According to the official records of the Traffic Police of Mumbai, around Rs 3.9 crore has been recovered in fines from drunk drivers in the city from January 2015 till 30th December 2015.

  • Western Railway introduces new timetable to ease crowds

    Mumbai : With an aim to ease congestion of passenger traffic on the suburban section of Western Railway (WR), it has been decided to make some changes in the existing timetable. Accordingly, the new suburban timetable will come into effect from the midnight of Friday and Saturday.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Odd-even traffic scheme bound to fail, asserts BJP

    New Delhi : A day before the odd-even formula is rolled out in the national capital, BJP on Thursday said the “faulted” exercise was “bound to fail”.

  • BJP loses 7 out of 11 urban bodies to Cong in Chhattisgarh

    Raipur : In a major jolt to the ruling BJP in Chhattisgarh, the party ceded seven out of ten urban bodies to the Congress and is trailing in another, with the opposition party bagging all four municipal councils and three out of six nagar panchayats on Thursday.

  • Doval off to China next for border row dialogue

    Beijing : National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit China next week to hold informal talks with his Chinese counterpart to discuss the vexed border dispute and other strategic issues, it was announced here on Thursday.

  • Patels heckle minister at a condolence meet

    Mehsana (Guj) : Nitin Patel, a senior minister in Gujarat government,  faced the wrath of Patel community members who forced him to leave the venue of a meet to condole the death of a youth.

  • Facebook hits TRAI wall

    New Delhi : Facebook’s aggressive Free Basics campaign backfired on Thursday with the telecom regulator TRAI asking respondents to its ‘Net Neutrality’ consultation paper to comment on specific issues rather than following a template provided by the social media giant.

  • Cow urine used only in 5 products, says Patanjali

    New Delhi : Patanjali Ayurved, promoted by yoga guru Ramdev, said it uses cow urine only in five products out of up to 700 items it manufactures, a day after a ‘fatwa’ was issued against its products in Tamil Nadu by a state-based Muslim organisation. “Patanjali manufactures around 650-700 ayurvedic and herbal products out of which cow urine is used in only five items. It is clearly mentioned in the ingredients list of

  • C’garh Cong chief wants audio tape row probed

    Raipur : Chhattisgarh Congress chief Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday demanded a probe by a Centre-appointed team of officials into the audio tape controversy which has created a political storm in the state, contending the state’s chief secretary would not be able to conduct a fair inquiry.  “Chief Secretary is a part of the state government and hence it would be difficult for him to conduct a fair probe into the matter. “Officials from

  • Dalit IAS officer embraces Islam, crying victimisation

    Jaipur : Umrao Salodia, a senior IAS officer of Rajasthan, who holds the rank of additional chief secretary has sought voluntary retirement from civil service alleging discrimination by the Vasundhara Raje government on the basis of his being a Dalit.

  • Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa being garlanded by party cadres at the party's General Council meeting in Chennai on Thursday. - PTI

    Jaya may scout for allies, launches attack on Oppn

    Chennai : Giving ample indications for the first time that her party was not averse to forging alliances to face next year’s assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK supremo and Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today said she would take a right decision over it in sync with the circumstances.