Free Press Journal
  • Daily horoscope for 24 August 2016

    Aries:- You have to keep control on your speech at work place today. There might be some minor health problems. Don’t get involve in others disputes or conflicts.

  • T. G. L. Iyer

    The Kingdom within– T.G.L. Iyer

    If Abraham Lincoln could educate himself with no more than a dozen books and serve a country to be remembered forever; if a deaf, dumb and blind Helen Keller could not only live life positively but uplift all those disabled at birth; if a Nelson Mandela could languish in a jail for 26 years and become the President of South Africa with a majority of Blacks and a minority of Whites, there

  • Decision on DP panel awaiting Mehta’s nod

    Mumbai : Though suggestions and objections for the Revised Development Plan 2034 were filed a while ago, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is still way behind schedule in setting up the seven-member planning committee that will study these comments from concerned citizens and consolidate the DP.

  • Civic body unveils tree planting plan in court

    Mumbai : On Tuesday, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) informed the Bombay High Court that it has proposed to plant a total of 15,000 trees during this monsoon season.

  • Why no action on beach safety?, HC berates Govt

    Mumbai : On Tuesday, the Bombay High Court pulled up the State Government for delaying implementation of a 2006 resolution, regarding steps to be taken for securing the beaches across the state.

  • ‘Charitable hospitals providing services to poor patients’

    Mumbai : The Association of Hospitals on Tuesday said that despite the fact that the cost of medical treatment and services has gone up in the last few years, many of the charitable hospitals continue to provide health care to poor and needy patients.

  • Pace of new bad loan formation has decelerated, says RBI Dy Gov

    New Delhi : RBI Deputy Governor S S Mundra on Tuesday said the pace of formation of new non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans has decelerated although some banks have posted losses for the first quarter of the current financial year due to higher provisioning. He also said most of the banks are adequately capitalised and the government has promised additional capital if they require.

  • Ind-Ra upticks GDP forecast to 7.8%; growth on but not speedy

    New Delhi : Ind-Ra has revised India’s economic growth forecast to 7.8 per cent for the ongoing fiscal on better monsoon, but said the economy is just “chugging along” despite the euphoria emerging after the formation Modi government at the Centre.

  • Kashmir issue: Security forces go unsung, uncared

    The Prime Minister made himself available for a meeting with the Opposition leaders from Kashmir on Monday on a very short notice. The National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who has emerged from hibernation following the latest eruption of protests, led the delegation. Modi talked Kashmir for over an hour and disarmed the interlocutors. He most candidly asserted that it was not merely a law and

  • Getting under the skin of ‘burqini’

    On the one hand, you can’t police what women wear. On the other hand, what if what they wear is a result of policing? Surely, many a young girl in France longs to peel off the burqini and do a Bardot-on-the-beach, but cannot because of coercive pressures from her community and family. We are confronted with the conundrum of civil rights vs civil liberties.

  • narendra modi

    Kashmir Unrest: PM Narendra Modi healing touch for wounded

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi faces a stern challenge in troubled Jammu and Kashmir where the unprecedented disturbances show few signs of abating with curfew being in force for seven weeks. He has acknowledged that development is not the solution and veered round to seeking a political remedy to the recurring problem in the Valley. Sustained administrative and police action has only further alienated the Kashmiris, particularly the youths who are frustrated and

  • Muslim committee: Matter of culture

    It may now appear that the near-hysteria generated by the demand for an inquiry into the affairs of the Aligarh Muslim University was unwarranted. The findings of the Committee are not such as might not be applied with equal justice to many other educational institutions in the country. Actually, the University might have emerged in a better light if its Vice-Chancellor and other officers had not objected to the principles of an

  • BSES Hospital gets MCGM notice for violation of norms

    Mumbai : The BSES Hospital at Andheri (W) has been recently served with a show cause notice by the municipal corporation which has said that the administration has violated several terms of agreement between them and that action will be taken if corrective steps are not taken.