Free Press Journal
  • Saffron alliance bags 4 MBMC ward panels

    Bhayandar : At loggerheads for quite some time, the BJP and Shiv-Sena resolved their differences at the last minute to continue with their domination over the crucial ward committees in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). While the saffron alliance managed to clinch the posts of chairpersons in four out of six wards across the twin-city, the NCP-led opposition could wrestle just two wards. Eleven candidates from different political parties had filed

  • HC rejects SC/ST quota in MP govt promotions

    Jabalpur : The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Saturday set aside the provision of reservations in promotion in the state government services. The court said all the promotions granted as per 2002 Madhya Pradesh Public Service Rules would be invalid.

  • Will easily defeat Hillary in November, says Trump

    Washington : Nearly 250 delegates short of bagging the Republican presidential nomination, party front-runner Donald Trump has exuded confidence that he would be able to defeat his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton very easily in the November general elections. “Every week — boom, boom, boom, I knocked them off,” Trump told his supporters in California referring to the defeat of other Republican candidates by him.

  • Pet’ting: Tips to take care of your pet this summer

    Summers are as much a bad time for pets. SAPNA SARFARE speaks to pet care specialists to give inputs of how to take care of your valued furry family member this summer.

  • POTA court to pronounce judgement in DK Rao case

    Mumbai : The special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court will on Tuesday, pronounce its judgement in the 2011 extortion case wherein DK Rao, the close aide of underworld don Chhota Rajan, is arrested along with one Vinay alias Vicky Babar.

  • Water row: Govt is closely monitoring drought hit areas

    New Delhi : About 4.41 lakh rural habitations are facing drinking water scarcity and the government is closely monitoring the drought situation on a daily basis in 10 states, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Saturday. “There are 1.71 million rural habitations in the country. More than 25 per cent of these habitations (4,41,390) are facing drinking water scarcity,” Singh said in a statement. Asserting that the government is closely monitoring the

  • China, Japan agree to improve political ties

    Beijing : China and Japan agreed to step up efforts to improve their relations frozen over rival claims on a group of islands as the Foreign Ministers of the world’s second and the third-largest economies held rare talks after a gap of over four years. On a fence mending visit, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida held talks with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. He also met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and State Councillor Yang

  • Salman for Olympics: Being Human, not that easy!

    Indian Olympic Association’s decision to pick actor Salman Khan as country’s goodwill ambassador for the coming Rio Olympics has snowballed into huge controversy. SUMEET NAIK looks at the issue in a lighter vain.

  • China slams US on SCS issue

    Beijing : The US subscribes to international law when it is favourable and ignores it when it is not, China has said, hitting back at Washington which warned Beijing against ignoring an impending international court ruling on the South China Sea, reports PTI.

  • Paswan mocks the possibility of Nitish becoming PM

    Patna: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday mocked at the chances of Nitish Kumar becoming the Prime Minister in 2019, stating there was no vacancy for the post in the next 15 years. “Nitish Ji Apne Muh Miya Mithu ban rahe hain kyonki agle 15 saal tak PM post mein koyi vacancy nahi hain (Nitish Kumar is unnecessarily blowing his own trumpet as there is no vacancy for PM’s post in

  • HC takes suo moto cognizance of drought-hit migrants’ plights

    Mumbai : Taking suo moto cognizance of the pitiable conditions of the people who have migrated to Mumbai from drought-hit Nanded, the Bombay High Court on Friday directed the State government and the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to file a reply regarding the same.

  • Ivory Throne- Tragic contest for power and authority

    Extensively researched and vividly rendered, The Ivory Throne conjures up a dramatic world of political intrigues and factions, black magic and conspiracies, crafty ceremonies and splendorous temple treasures, all harnessed in a tragic contest for power and authority in the age of empire.

  • No holy cow, ex-priest convicted for sexual assault!

    Jackson :  Victims confronted a former Roman Catholic priest in court as he was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for sexually abusing students at a Michigan high school in the 1980s, reports AP.

  • School bags, but no school to go to

    Mumbai : Children and adults alike stood with small boards in their hands which mentioned their full names, number of members in their family, the village they came from and their tent number. The queue was for rice, dal, clothes, medical kits, school bags and whatever anyone was ready to give them.

  • Pollution rose during second phase of odd-even, says Study

    New Delhi : The second phase of the odd-even scheme, implemented to improve Delhi’s air quality, saw a ‘rise’ of nearly 23 per cent in pollution levels compared to the first 15 days of April when the scheme was not in force, a study has claimed.