Free Press Journal
  • Bombay HC fumes as railways not disabled friendly

    Mumbai: The reluctance of the Railways to accept an independent audit of the suburban stations in Mumbai to verify if they are disabled friendly, on Tuesday invited the Bombay High Court’s wrath.

  • Nitish indulging in ‘flood tourism’: BJP

    Patna : BJP on Tuesday accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of indulging in ‘flood tourism’ while the condition in relief camps, housing lakhs of affected people, remained unsatisfactory.

  • MCGM is in complete disarray: NGO Praja’s report

    Mumbai: The current state of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) is in complete disarray. NGO Praja Foundation presented its report ‘Mumbai Municipal Councillor Report-2016’ yesterday which stated that  25,067 people have died due to Tuberculosis (TB), dengue cases have shot up by 213%, and there has been a 61% rise in dengue deaths from April 2012 to March 2016. The Elected Representatives (ERs), despite this data, have

  • Maha govt okays 20% grant to permanent unaided schools

    Mumbai: In a decision that was made in a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, permanent unaided schools in the state will be given 20 per cent grant. This demand has been pending since 2009.

  • BJP MLA’s new Lamborghini Huracan car hits auto-rickshaw

    Bhayandar: Three pedestrians had a narrow escape after a brand new Lamborghini Huracan owned by local BJP MLA Narendra Mehta collided with a parked auto-rickshaw in the Ideal Park area of Bhayandar.

  • MCGM demolishes 13 illegal structures at Vikhroli

    Mumbai: The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) on Tuesday demolished 13 illegal structures on an open plot near the Eastern Express Highway at Vikhroli. The civic body received complaints about the structures after many of them sprang up overnight. The structures sprang up at an open plot which is near the Godrej Compound in Vikhroli.

  • MCGM: Not many proposals for teacher’s awards

    Mumbai: There were just 101 proposals that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) received for its annual Mayor awards for model teachers.

  • The Haryana capers; dress code, cow protection

    Leaders of the ruling BJP at the Centre and in the States cannot seem to avoid creating needless controversies. Instead of delivering on the promise of good governance, they foray into peripheral issues such as the dress code for women or ‘gau raksha.’

  • From liberal democracy to nanny state with surrogacy bill

    India appears to have made a seamless transition from liberal democracy to nanny state, judging by the provisions of the proposed Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016. In its zeal to put a lid on perceived exploitation of fertile poor women by their wealthy but infertile counterparts, the Union government has come up with a legislation that smacks of bigotry and discrimination.

  • Changing mindsets to create jobs in India

    Though India’s GDP growth is impressive, India creates fewer jobs with every per cent increase in GDP than other countries. India has been converting GDP to jobs at only two-thirds the average of other Asian countries, and at half Vietnam’s rate. Moreover, the low employment elasticity of the Indian economy has declined even further in the last decade. With over 60 million new entrants being added to India’s working age population, creation

  • India-US to advance talks on N-reactors

    New Delhi : India and the US on Tuesday agreed to move forward on building six nuclear reactors and discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the field of atomic power and space. John Kerry, US Secretary of State, who is here for the 2nd Indo-US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue (S&CD), said his country would want its civil nuclear cooperation with India to take shape in setting up of reactors.

  • US allays Indian fears on visa fee       

    New Delhi: The US has assured India it will look into concerns related to visa fee hike while maintaining that the decision was not targeted against Indian professionals.

  • Crimes against women, Dalits, tribals low in ‘15

    NEW DELHI : Crimes against women, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes decreased during 2015, though there was a spurt in the crimes against children and an abnormal increase of the human trafficking crimes.

  • Cab driver booked for rape bid

    Hyderabad : A cab driver allegedly tried to rape an air-hostess and assaulted her when she resisted in Rajendra Nagar area here in the wee hours on Tuesday, police said.

  • No relief to longest serving Kashmiri prisoner

    NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea of Kashmir’s longest serving prisoner to reconsider his conviction to life term since he is already in prison for over two decades. Dr Ashiq Hussain Faktoo, a top-ranking former commander of the Islamist outfit Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen (JM) has been serving a life term for the murder of human rights activist Hridhay Nath Wanchoo in 1992.