Free Press Journal
  • The Chattrapathi Shivaji Terminus (CST) railway station is lit in the colours of India's flag ahead of the country's Republic Day commemorations in Mumbai on January 25, 2016. India will celebrate its 67th Republic Day on January 26. AFP

    Contractor under reports toll collection, allege activist

    Mumbai : Even as the State Government is assessing the possibility of scrapping toll at the five entry points of Mumbai, the contractor appointed to collect the toll is accused to downplaying the number of vehicles that pass through on a daily basis. Sanjay Shirodkar, a toll activist has alleged that Mumbai Entry Point Ltd (MEPL), the agency appointed for the toll collection in Mumbai, has under-reported toll collection by approximately 40 per

  • French President Francois Hollande (2L) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi travel by Metro to Gurgaon to attend the launch of the ‘Alliance Solaire Internationale’ on Monday.

    Modi, Hollande take ‘eco-friendly’ Metro to Gurgaon

    New Delhi : French President Francois Hollande and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a specially- arranged Metro train as they travelled to and returned from Gurgaon to attend an event, affecting passenger movement for a few hours in the afternoon.

  • Court sends 12 ISIS terror suspects to NIA custody

    New Delhi : Twelve terror suspects, arrested from across the nation for their alleged links with ISIS, were involved in recruiting and financing persons willing to join the ISIS in Syria, NIA on Monday claimed in a special court here which sent them to the agency’s custody till February 5.

  • Netaji kin confident of getting Russian files declassified

    Kolkata : With the Narendra Modi government declassifying a set of secret files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, descendants of the revolutionary leader on Monday exuded confidence about the Russian government too making public similar files claimed to be crucial in unravelling his disappearance.

  • FDA issues AADHAR linked e-signed licenses for online sale of medicines

    Mumbai : Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Maharashtra will be the first office in India for issuing Aadhar linked e-signed licenses under the Government’s initiative ‘Digital India’. With this, all the sale medicines are issued by online application software and are issued with e-signature which has organic authentication on Aadhar from UIDAI server. The software and the technology applied are seamless and transparent to reduce the discretionary powers with the licensing authority.

  • High Court grants bail to acid attack convict

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday granted bail to production house owner Jerrit John, convicted for throwing acid at his former girlfriend, after observing that he has already undergone more than three years in jail.

  • No police officer willing to work in Nagpur: City commissioner

    Mumbai : No police officer transferred to Nagpur, the hometown of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, is willing to work there and this was one of the reasons for existing vacancies in the department, Nagpur police chief Shardaprasad Yadav on Monday said here.

  • 15 from Maha get Padma honours

    Mumbai : Fifteen eminent personalities from Maharashtra were named for this year’s prestigious Padma awards by the central government on Monday. They include one Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, posthumously conferred on industrialist and Reliance Industries group founder, late Dhirubhai Ambani.

  • Hyderabad may face beef ban if we lose civic polls: Owaisi

    Hyderabad : A ban on consumption and sale of beef may be imposed in the city if AIMIM was not voted to power in the upcoming elections to Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), party chief Asaduddin Owaisi claimed on Monday.

  • Only 1 open plot returned to BMC Notices were issued to 36 RG/PG plots

    Mumbai : With only four days to the deadline for returning 36 RG/PG plots that the BMC sent the first batch of notices to on January 20, just one plot was returned to BMC as of Monday this week. The BMC completed the paperwork and procedure for Sane Guruji Udyan, a 4500 sq/mtr garden plot adjacent to Siddhivinayak Temple which was being looked after by D S Mittal.

  • Pankaj Advani

    India outplay Pakistan, enter final

    Mumbai : Ace cueists Pankaj Advani and Aditya Mehta combined forces to power India into the final of the Asian Snooker team championship in Abu Dhabi after thrashing arch-foes Pakistan 3-0 on Wednesday. India will take on Iran in the final.

  • Army commando gets Ashok Chakra posthumously

    Srinagar : Elite commando of Army’s Special Forces Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami has been awarded Ashok Chakra, the country’s highest peace time gallantary honour, for laying down his life while saving his two colleagues during an encounter with militants in Kashmir last year. This was stated by Defence Ministry spokesman here in a statement.

  • INS Vikrant gets permanent memorial in Mumbai

    Mumbai : Nearly 15 months after it was scrapped and faded into history, India’s first aircraft carrier INS Vikrant came alive on Monday in the form of a permanent memorial here on the eve of India’s 67th Republic Day.

  • Parliamentary system ‘ill-suited’ for India: Tharoor

    Jaipur : Former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor on Monday said Parliamentary system was ‘ill-suited’ to Indian national character but the country was ‘stuck’ with it as it was conditioned to look at the British as ‘embodiment of everything’. He said it was difficult for Parliamentary system to work in a country as populous and as diverse as India.

  • Have plans for Raina and Yuvraj, says Finch

    Adelaide : Ahead of the first Twenty20 International against India, Australia skipper Aaron Finch on Monday hoped that his bowlers will execute well their plans against experienced batsmen Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh in the three matches.