Free Press Journal
  • Raunchy dance bar raided in Kashimira

    Bhayandar : Tightening its screws on obscene and vulgar activities in local watering holes, the Anti Human Trafficking unit of the Thane (rural) police raided a notorious bar in Kashimira late on Friday night.

  • Segregate waste or face the stink, warns MBMC

    Bhayandar : If you are not segregating dry and wet waste at source, get ready to face the stink at your doorstep. Remained on paper since its inception in March 2016, judicial directions have once again prompted the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) to renew attempts for imposing garbage segregation.

  • J-K continues to seethe on 50th day of unrest

    Srinagar: Curfew and restrictions continued for the 50th day across the Kashmir Valley on Saturday with no let up in separatist-called shutdown as the death toll rose to 71 after the body of a man, allegedly chased by security forces during a stone-pelting protest a day ago, was fished out from Jhelum river. Residents said the body of Shahnawaz Khan, 24, was retrieved from the river near Sangam village in south Kashmir’s

  • It’s time to retrieve PoK, says Minister

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Development Jitendra Singh on Friday said that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and added that the time has come for India to retrieve that part of Kashmir which has been illegally occupied by Pakistan. “There is no compromise in the integration of Jammu and Kashmir. It use to be integral part of India and the only agenda left for us is to retrieve

  • Ex-Coal Secy withdraws plea to face trial from jail

    New Delhi : Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta, accused in several coal scam cases, on Saturday took a U-turn in a city court by withdrawing his plea seeking to take back his bail bond on the grounds that he had no money to hire a lawyer and would fight the case from jail.

  • Gratuity to Central staff under pension scheme

    New Delhi : All Central government employees who opted for the national pension scheme effective from January 1, 2004 will now get the benefit of gratuity on retirement or on death at par with other employees. More than 3 lakh employees who joined the government services after 2004 will benefit from the government decision.

  • Ram Vilas Paswan

    Talks with Brazil to grow pulses for India: Paswan

    Patna : There would be no shortage of pulses from next year as the government is taking several steps to boost the production, including talks with Brazil to produce pulses for India, Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said here on Saturday. “Talks are on with Brazil to produce pulses on its soil for us (India) and if an agreement is reached with Brazil to produce pulses on its land, there will be

  • Kalyan seeks special status for AP; targets PM, Jaitley

    Tirupati: Telugu film star and Jana Sena Party founder Pawan Kalyan on Saturday warned the Narendra Modi government not to test the “patience and tolerance” of people of Andhra Pradesh further and demanded that the promised special category state status be granted forthwith. “We are tired and vexed. Please don’t test our patience and cause intolerance. Special status is our right and it has to be granted at any cost,” Kalyan asserted

  • PM, LG have sought file related to power subsidy: Kejri

    New Delhi : Making a string of fresh allegations, Chief Minister Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said Lt Governor Najeeb Jung has sought the file related to power subsidy on the instructions of the Prime Minister, even as he cautioned against a hike in power tariff in the city.

  • Bihar flood situation worsens, toll rises to 153

    Patna : With four more deaths, the toll in Bihar floods on Saturday increased to 153, while 12 more panchayat areas were inundated affecting a total population of 34.69 lakh in twelve districts.

  • Further probe into bar bribery scam against KM Mani ordered

    Thiruvananthapuram : The bar bribery scam has returned to haunt former finance minister and Kerala Congress (M) leader K M Mani with the vigilance court on Saturday ordering further probe into the bribe charges leveled against him by bar owners.

  • Now, Congress hints at pre-poll alliance in Goa

    Panaji : After constantly shutting doors for a pre-poll alliance ahead of the 2017 Legislative Assembly elections in Goa, Congress on Saturday hinted that it may join hands with anti-BJP forces. “Our fight is against BJP. During the recently held Goa legislative Assembly session, Opposition benches under the leadership of (Leader of Opposition) Pratapsinh Rane exposed the state government,” AICC general secretary Divijaya Singh told reporters here.

  • Varanasi remains flooded, but corporators on 6-city junket

    Varanasi : Lakhs of people have been affected by the raging floods in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi parliamentary constituency but this hasn’t detered a mixed group of 49 corporators from embarking on a 10-day, six-city tour of three states – ostensibly for a “study on sanitation”. Compounding this, a group of 22 BJP corporators was set to leave on Sunday on a week-long four-city tour but this has now been deferred –

  • Prez recalls glory of Nalanda University

    Patna : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday honoured two students of Nalanda International University with gold medals and conferred post-graduate degrees on 12 other students at the first convocation of the university. President who addressed the convocation recalled the 800 years old glory of Nalanda University and said the university which was globally rich in education has been revived.