Free Press Journal
  • Bid to dilute RTI must be shunned

    Praful Patel is no aam admi. He is an accomplished politician and businessman. Senior NCP leader, former civil aviation minister and now Rajya Sabha MP, Patel, had reportedly declared assets worth Rs.217.9 crore in his affidavit as a candidate from Gondia Lok Sabha constituency in 2014. He was the richest minister in Manmohan Singh’s cabinet. And none should grudge that. But, pedigree and affluence should not give anyone the right to deride

  • Sonia, Rahul To Lead Parliament’s ‘Gherao’

    New Delhi : The Congress is organising here on Friday a show of strength, led by party president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, in an attempt to ‘gherao’ the Parliament House in protest of the Modi government toppling the party’s governments in the state and being so much preoccupied in framing its leaders that it has no time for the severe drought affecting half the population.

  • HC quashes PIL against Gopal Bhargava, Mishra

    BHOPAL : Madhya Pradesh high court quashed a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against minister Gopal Bhargava and MP Janardan Mishra  on Thursday.

  • Dissecting Cong Damaad’s rumoured political plunge

    Congress damaad Robert Vadra recently hinted that he might take the plunge into politics. It’s not the first time he has done so, famously declaring in 2010 that he could win an election from anywhere in the country. If so, he will fit in perfectly with the current crop of entitled, selfie-clicking, party-hopping, cynical young dynast-politicians and might even do better.

  • Gujarat opposes Hardik’s bail plea on sedition charge

    Ahmedabad : The Gujarat government on Thursday opposed the bail application of quota agitation leader Hardik Patel in the Gujarat High Court, saying his “conduct and behaviour” were seditious.

  • Water crisis brings down industrial output by 30%

    Indore :  There may not be severe water crisis in residential areas of the city. But the three major industrial areas of the city are facing acute water shortage. Pharmaceutical industries are the worst affected. The crisis has brought down the industrial output in these areas by 30%.

  • Nine cops in dock over laxity in probe

    BHOPAL: The ADG of cyber cell has recommended departmental inquiry against three inspectors and more then 6 policemen for carelessness in investigating the commodity marketing scam in the year 2013.

  • Andheri sex racket busted, 2 rescued

    Mumbai : The Social Service Branch (SSB) of Mumbai police  busted a sex racket operating in a hotel in Andheri area on Wednesday night and rescued two minor girls – aged 14 and 16 – late night on Wednesday. One lady pimp has been arrested in this case.

  • Kanhaiya rushed to AIIMS

    New Delhi: JNU students union chief Kanhaiya Kumar, who is on an indefinite hunger strike, was on Thursday taken to AIIMS after his health condition deteriorated even as five students withdrew from the ongoing fast.

  • MHT-CET held, Physics paper tough!

    Mumbai : Many students who wrote the MHT-CET, the state’s medical and engineering entrance test on Thursday found their Physics paper tough and lengthy.

  • PM doesn’t like Jaitley’s joke on ‘suit’

    NEW DELHI : Prime Minister Narendra Modi squirmed in his seat and looked sternly at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha bringing in reference to his “suit” out of blue while replying to a debate on the Finance Bill that was passed by a voice vote with a record number of 55 amendments.

  • Rahane, bowlers script badly-needed win for Pune

    New Delhi: Ajinkya Rahane continued his fine run of form and struck a well-controlled unbeaten 63 to lead Rising Pune Supergiants to a much-needed seven wicket win over Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League match, here tonight.

  • Sonia, Rahul to campaign next week

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi would campaign for the party-led ruling UDF candidates in Kerala next week as electioneering for May 16 Assembly elections in the state enters the final stretch.

  • Action against overcharging college canteens in the offing

    Mumbai : There will be respite for students who face overcharging on cold drinks in their college canteens. In a special drive that the legal metrology department undertook recently, it found canteens of at least two leading colleges in the city overcharging and has booked cases against them.

  • Doing business in Maharashtra is becoming easier

    When Maharashtra Government found that it has been placed in the 8th position in top 10 list by the World bank, it put its act together and decided to get close to top rankings this year.

  • Prashant Kishor devises Congress plan for UP polls

    Lucknow : Seven teams of poll strategist Prashant Kishor will tour districts falling in 14 divisions of Uttar Pradesh this month to plan out an electoral campaign for Congress for Assembly polls due next year. Team PK will hold extensive tours of districts falling in 14 divisions from May 8 to 22, a party release said here on Thursday.

  • Enrollment into IIT-B’s and Washington University’s Executive MBA begins

    Mumbai :Enrollment into the Executive MBA course offered by IIT-Bombay in collaboration with Washington University has begun. IIT-Bombay is  only IIT in India to offer this course, which is meant for working professionals, mostly those at executive level in companies, who want to acquire an MBA degree while continuing to work.