Free Press Journal
  • State govt seeks proposal to buy technology to tackle forest fires

    Mumbai : In view of raging fires in Uttarakhand’s forests and recent blaze in Tadoba Andhari tiger reserve in Chandrapur district, state Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar today sought proposals from officials on purchasing technology to tackle the infernos.

  • ‘West looking to India for peace’ – French scholar Swami Jayramdasji

    Indore : There is no peace in the West and people  living there are searching for peace in India becasue Sanatana Dharma has cure for all ailments. Sanatana means eternal and dharma means harmony. So, people are looking towards India for eternal peace.

  • Govt favours quota in promotions: Gehlot

    New Delhi : Expressing its commitment for reservation for SC, ST and OBC in promotion, the government on Monday sought the cooperation of the Congress in creating the right atmosphere before a law could be enacted to give the proposal the statutory backing.

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    AgustaWestland: Why Agusta is not a non-issue

    There is a term in government parlance called non-paper, basically designed to cover grey space, to suggest a position without offering any commitment. Indian politics should now acknowledge the emergence of a new term that extends this concept to the edge: a “non-reply”. The purpose of a non-reply is to camouflage any response with so much assertion that volume and attitude disguise equivocation. Or, if you want to shift the metaphor into

  • Breastfeeding app supports first-time mothers

    New York: Use of a mobile phone app that provides supportive texts and an online Facebook community can significantly increase the rate of breastfeeding among new mothers, new research has found, reports IANS.

  • Outspoken Chinese tycoon jailed for one year for criticising Prez Xi

    Beijing : Outspoken Chinese tycoon Ren Zhiqiang has been slapped with one-year imprisonment for criticising President Xi Jinping’s comments that the country’s official media should show absolute loyalty to ruling Communist Party.

  • Rajapaksa’s family alleges political witch-hunt by govt

    Colombo : As Sri Lanka on Monday withdrew the army from the security detail of Mahinda Rajapaksa, his son accused the government of carrying out a political witch-hunt against the former president and his family.

  • Raj guns for CM’s head over Vidarbha issue

    Mumbai : MNS chief Raj Thackeray on Monday sought Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s resignation for favouring formation of a separate Vidarbha state. “Fadnavis has supported separate Vidarbha and mentioned so in his Facebook post of 2013,” Raj told reporters here.

  • Will challenge Rs 136 cr tax order: Blue Star

    New Delhi: Air-conditioner and commercial refrigeration maker Blue Star said it will challenge a Rs 135.72 crore service tax and penalty imposed on it at an “appropriate forum” saying it was a “patently erroneous” step by tax authorities.

  • TBZ Q4 net profit down 8% at Rs 17 cr

    Mumbai: Jewellery retailer Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ) reported an 8 per cent decline in profit after tax (PAT) at Rs 17 crore for the fourth quarter ending March 31 as compared to the corresponding period last year.

  • Angry young man hurls ‘slipper’ at Bihar CM, arrested

    PATNA : Agitated over restrictions on performing Havan  (fire rituals) after 9 am to prevent fire, Nitish Kumar, a youth from Nawada district on Monday hurled a slipper at chief minister Nitish Kumar at his weekly Janata Darbar here.

  • First US cruise in decades arrives in Havana from Miami

    Havana : The first US cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.

  • From the Archives: Land Vs Slogan

    With socialist slogans nagging its conscience, the Government of Maharashtra could not possibly escape the responsibility of embarking on a land reform programme. Whatever the arguments against land reforms – and they are a legion – it must be conceded that the Government of Maharashtra has drafted an elaborate Bill with meticulous care. But that does not prevent critics of the far right and far left from mounting relentless attacks against it.

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Political leaders indeed have a good time. You will gain special recognition in the people. You will defeat your competitors and give a new direction to your career.

  • Case against Trupti Desai

    Mumbai : The Tardeo Police have registered a case against social activist Trupti Desai for illegally collecting in large number at the Haji Ali Dargah when she tried to enter the shrine with her other people. Senior inspector DM Devade said that they had registered the case against the activist the same day that the incident took place.

  • Hope to inspire home cooks in India with new season: Gary Mehigan

    New Delhi : “MasterChef Australia” (MCA) is back for a new season with the theme ‘Everybody is talking gourmet, everybody is talking MCA’. And Gary Mehigan, judge of the hugely popular TV show, says he is “aware of the huge fan following of the show in India” and hopes the forthcoming season can inspire more home cooks in the country, reports IANS.

  • Re-Inventing Ourselves

    MARTIN SELIGMAN, a psychologist, refers to the mindset that results as you seek out help from others time and again. You gradually become less competent at handling your own problems. In an experiment carried out at the university where he was teaching he began research to find out why there are dropouts among the students. He discovered that the students who quit college were those who came from families where they rarely