Free Press Journal
  • Free parking at ‘A’ ward in SoBo

     Mumbai : In a citizen-friendly move, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has declared free parking of vehicles at several sites in South Bombay for a short period of time.

  • Six Senamen arrested for vandalism at Ulhasnagar

    Mumbai: Six Shiv Sainiks were arrested on Monday night by the Ulhasnagar police for vandalism at Ulhasnagar Municipal Corporation. On Monday afternoon, the Shiv Sainiks vandalised the Municipal Corporation and assaulted the security guards who were on duty. The sainiks had gone there for work when they started fighting with the corporation authorities. According to the Ulhasnagar police, “The reason for the dispute is not yet known. The matter is being further

  • Permanent coaches in seven SR trains

    Mumbai: Southern Railway has decided to augment one sleeper coach on permanent basis to the following trains. One sleeper coach will be attached each to Train No. 22629 Dadar – Tirunelveli  Express w.e.f. August 26; Train No. 22630 Tirunelveli JN- Dadar Express w.e.f. August 24; Train No. 16336 Nagercoil- Gandhidham Express w.e.f. August 23; Train No. 16335 Gandhidham-   Nagercoil Express w.e.f. August 26; Train No. 16334 Trivandrum Central – Veraval w.e.f 29.08.2016;

  • Congress roots for dialogue to calm down Kashmir

    New Delhi : As Home Minister Rajnath Singh embarked upon  a two-day visit to the Kashmir Valley, Congress on Tuesday made a strong pitch for initiating talks to calm down the situation in the state which is on the boil for the past 45 days.

  • Clinton holds 8-point lead over Trump in national poll

    Washington : Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds an eight-point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump, a latest national poll has said.

  • ‘Dr Death’ may have killed seven persons

    Satara : Police suspects that Santosh Gulabrao Pol, who had confessed to the murder of six persons and earned the moniker of ‘Dr Death’, may have killed one more person, an official said here on Tuesday.

  • Bhagwat goes back on Hindu kids jibe

    NEW DELHI : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has clarified that its chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat never said in Agra last week that Hindus should produce more children. “What he actually said was “Which law stops you from producing more children,” the RSS said in a post on its Twitter account on Monday.

  • London gets another Indian-origin deputy mayor

    London : Indian-origin philanthropist Shirley Rodrigues has been appointed as London mayor Sadiq Khan’s deputy for environment and energy and she will be responsible for setting up a not-for-profit company aimed at boosting recycling rates and producing low carbon energy.

  • US backs Amnesty over sedition case in India

    Washington : The United States has backed Amnesty International after a sedition case was registered against the global rights group in Bengaluru for hosting a Kashmir event where alleged anti-India slogans were raised. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said that US supported the right to freedom of expresson for anyone, including the Amnesty.

  • ‘UK imam killed by ISIS supporters for practising some black magic’

    London : A 71-year-old Bangladeshi-origin imam, who was bludgeoned to death in February, was killed by two ISIS supporters because they viewed his practice of Islamic healing as “black magic”, prosecutors have told a UK court, reports PTI.

  • Foreign funding: Cong plea in SC on Sept 14

    NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Tuesday decided to hear a Congress petition from September 14 on the legality of the foreign donations received by the political parties, seeking reversal of a Delhi High court verdict holding the Congress and the BJP prima facie guilty of violating the election law by accepting funds from the UK-based Vedanta Resources of Anil Aggarwal.

  • Pak briefs China on ‘rights violations’ in Kashmir

    Islamabad : Continuing with its efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Pakistan has briefed China about alleged human rights violations in Kashmir during their bilateral strategic dialogue.

  • Expelled AIADMK MP ‘courts’ trouble

    Chennai : Sasikala Pushpa, the Rajya Sabha MP who was expelled from the AIADMK after she sensationally alleged in Parliament that her life was under threat, has courted trouble by filing a vakalat for an anticipatory bail petition in Madurai while she was not even in the country.

  • Return by Sept 25 or no Govt help: workers told

    New Delhi : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday appealed to the Indian workers, who have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia, to return to India by September 25 failing which they have to make their own arrangements for boarding, lodging and return journey.

  • Pak charges MQM chief with treason

    Karachi : Pakistan today charged MQM chief Altaf Hussain with treason for his inflammatory speech that incited party workers to attack media outlets here, reports PTI.

  • NSG chief drops bombshell about IED, retracts claim

    New Delhi : National Security Guard Director General R.C. Tayal on Tuesday created a flutter when he claimed the NSG defused a bomb found at the DRDO building a couple of months back, but the DRDO said that it was a “vintage bomb” — and at its old office. Tayal also later clarified his remarks.

  • Cabinet to take up Draft bill on surrogacy today

    New Delhi : A draft bill which aims to safeguard the rights of surrogate mothers and make parentage of such children legal, is likely to be taken up by the Union Cabinet today. The proposal has been listed as an agenda item for the Cabinet meeting which will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, sources said. According to the Health Ministry proposal, the draft Surrogacy Bill, 2016 aims at regulating commissioning surrogacy