Free Press Journal
  • Four killed, two injured in mishap near Manawar

    MANAWAR :  In a shocking incident, four persons, including three of a family and a driver, were killed in a road mishap near Nanpur on early Saturday. Another two, including the daughter of the deceased and her friend, were critically injured in the accident, which occurred when the van, in which they were traveling, collided with a sand-loaded truck coming from the opposite direction near Nanpur.

  • AIIO chief backs prohibiting women inside Haji Ali Dargah

    New Delhi: The Chief Imam of the All India Imam Organisation (AIIO), Umer Ahmed Ilyasi on Saturday said that women are not allowed to go at dargahs and mosques and if they want to worship, they should do that at their homes. Speaking on the Shani Shingnapur temple issue in Maharashtra, Ilyasi said that Hindu Pujaris know more about the issue and, therefore, can solve it better. “I think the Hindu Pujaris

  • Anti-spitting bill likely to be tabled in Budget session

    Mumbai: Concerned over the sharp rise in infectious disease like tuberculosis, Maharashtra government will introduce a bill banning spitting in public places in the upcoming state Legislature Budget session scheduled next month. State Health Minister Deepak Sawant had last year at a function on World Cancer Day mooted the idea of a law banning spitting in public places besides the proposed law banning chewing of tobacco in public. The minister in a

  • ‘Vultures on the verge of extinction’: Author

    Mumbai : “Who remembers seeing vultures in Mumbai?” Meera Subramanian, author of ‘Elemental India: The natural world at a time of crisis and opportunity’, asked the gathering at press club on Friday. Only one hand went up. Vultures have had a 95-97% collapse in their population which has affected the Parsi community, for whom vultures are an integral part of their last rites.