Free Press Journal
  • Mira-Bhayandar bridge work hits roadblock due to BJP-Sena collision

    Bhayandar: The BJP and Shiv Sena – ruling parties in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) – have been at loggerheads over several issues in the recent past. However, the latest in the growing list of differences between them is all set to stall the proposed Road-Over-Bridge project to be built in Mira Bhayandar.

  • Veteran Sculptor B R Khedkar passes away

    Pune: Veteran sculptor B R Khedkar passed away here on Saturday following prolonged illness, family sources said. He was 90. Khedkar had sculpted over 450 bronze statues of several well-known personalities including warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Mahatma Gandhi and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. His last rites were performed here. Born in a family of pot-makers, Khedkar worked as an artist with several film companies. He was entrusted with the responsibility

  • 24-year-old lady jail inmate escapes from JJ hospital

    Mumbai: A 24 year-old inmate of Byculla jail, Zubeida Khatoon Mohammed Farooq Khan, escaped from JJ hospital during a regular medical check up along with her three-year-old daugh-ter. On Friday at 7.45 am, Khan was sent for a medical examina-tion at JJ Hospital with her daughter. She was accompanied by three lady police constables. Later in the afternoon, Khan gave a slip to the three lady constables and fled away with her

  • Cong to make PM-mukt Parliament a major issue

    Earlier this week, the party in a commentary had taken potshots at the Prime Minister over his ‘absence’ from Parliament, saying “India has been forced to come to terms with a PM-mukt Parliament”.

  • Visa Denial: UK mission to speak to Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan

    New Delhi : UK High Commission on Saturday said it will speak to Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a day after his visa application was rejected. “We don’t comment on the detail of individual cases, but can confirm we will offer to speak to Mr Khan about how he should apply for the correct type of visa to do what he wishes to do in the UK,” a British High Commission spokesperson

  • SC moved for a ban on Gau Rakshak Dals

    New Delhi : Social activist Tehseen Poonawalla has moved the Supreme Court seeking ban on the “Gau Rakshak Dals” and directions to the Centre and state governments to take action against their activities and “atrocities against dalits and minorities” in the name of cow protection.

  • Defence forces’ pay mired in row

    New Delhi : The Defence Ministry has held back a notification on the enhanced pay and allowances of the defence forces alike other Central employees getting the seventh pay commission benefits from September 1 because of a strong memorandum jointly submitted by the three armed services – Army, Air Force and Navy – to Prime Minister Modi to rectify shortcomings in the pay commission recommendations.

  • Over 200 madrasa students participate in flag competition

    Lucknow : As many as 200 students from madrasas of Uttar Pradesh and various other states celebrated the 70th Independence Day by participating in a national Tiranga painting competition organised by Darul Uloom Firangi Mahal madrasa here on Saturday.

  • Cong blames PM for unnecessary row with judiciary

    New Delhi : A day after Chief Justice of India T S Thakur ticked off the government on blocking appointments of the High Court judges, the Congress on Saturday said it was a censure of the style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking all decisions in his hand.

  • Would talk to Pak only on contemporary, relevant issues: India

    New Delhi : Virtually turning down Pakistan’s proposal that it would invite India for a dialogue on J&K, India on Saturday made it clear that it would talk on “contemporary and relevant” issues in Indo-Pak relations and at this time it included stoppage of Pak-supported cross-border terrorism. “India would welcome a dialogue on contemporary and relevant issues in India-Pakistan relations.

  • Enforce Prohibition Or Quit Jobs

    Nitish takes tough stand against policemen who had threatened to go on strike over suspension of SHOs for not enforcing prohibition  (more…)

  • Fighting terrorism central to Indian diplomacy: Sushma

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday fighting the global scourge of terrorism is a central part of India’s diplomatic engagements. “Among the issues that dominate global concerns today is the threat of terrorism,” Sushma Swaraj said while releasing a book, “The Modi Doctrine: New Paradigms in India’s Foreign Policy” here.

  • Sukhbir should be made ‘comedy’ minister: AAP

    Chandigarh : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday took a dig at Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, saying he should be made a ‘Comedy’ minister instead of state Home minister for his ‘irresponsible’ statements.

  • AAP to focus on Guj, Goa and Punjab polls

    New Delhi : The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to concentrate on the Punjab, Gujarat and Goa Asembly elections, its president and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal taking charge of Punjab where the party has already come out with its first list of candidates.

  • Interpol’s help to be sought in ATM heist

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Police on Saturday announced that it will soon issue a “purple notice” to Interpol to begin procedures seeking repatriation of four Romanian nationals who are believed to have left the country after committing an ATM heist in the state capital.

  • CI Mahindra showroom store catches fire

    BHOPAL : The store of CI Mahindra showroom, Jinsi, tuned into ashes after a fire broke out on Saturday morning. Mainly, oil, grease and other lubricants were dumped in the storeroom. Smoke billowed from storeroom and the staff immediately informed fire brigade as well as police. Policemen too rushed to spot.