Free Press Journal
  • Bouncer drowns at Powai during Ganesh visarjan

    Mumbai: A 27-year-old youth who was working as a bouncer with a builder’s office died a tragic death when he drowned while he was taking part in the immersion festivities of the local Gandesh mandal at Powai late last night.

  • 47-ft-long whale rescued near Jaitapur power plant

    Mumbai: A 47-feet long blue whale was rescued from the sea along a beach in Maharashtra’s coastal Konkan and was successfully put back into the deep waters.

  • Activist to move NGT over mangrove destruction

    The Watchdog Foundation two days ago had filed a complaint to the CM, civic chief, state mangrove cell, Versova police station and the Union Environment Ministry against the illegal construction on the mangrove land. On Monday, Watchdog Foundation member Nicholas Almeida along with the forest officials visited the site where Sharma has done illegal construction and dumped the debris.

  • Satara custody death: Bombay HC refuses sympathy for cop

    Mumbai: Taking a note of the rise in ‘custodial deaths’ and the arrogance of police towards undertrials, the Bombay High Court recently held that such officers should not be treated with sympathy or leniency.

  • Khubchandani, Kumar cruise

    Dilip Kumar of Tamil Nadu and fancied Deepak Khubchandani of Khar Gymkhana eased into the second round, in the Otters Club All India 9-Ball Pool Tournament, on Monday.

  • State agrees to compensate slain cops’ family

    Mumbai: The State Government on Monday agreed to the Mumbai police commissioner’s proposal for giving compensation to families of deceased cops like Vilas Shinde and Ajay Gavand who succumbed to their brutal injuries they sustained while discharging their duties.

  • Talgo completes second Mumbai, Delhi trial in less than 12 hours

    Mumbai: In a heartening development  for Indian Railways, the Talgo train completed its trial run on Delhi-Mumbai route in less than 12 hours on Sunday. The Spanish Talgo train left Delhi station at 2:45pm on Saturday and reached Mumbai at 2:33am early morning on the next day, while running at a speed of 150 km per hour.

  • Sena will ally with Velingkar if he floats new party: Raut

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday said his party is ready to join hands with ousted RSS Goa chief Subhash Velingkar if he launches a political party to contest the Goa Assembly polls scheduled early next year.

  • Arunachal Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhova is sacked

    New Delhi: A week after spurning advice to resign “on health grounds,” controversial Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhova was sacked on Monday with a Rashtrapati Bhawan communiqué saying that he ceases to hold the office of the governor.

  • Modi government: Of cows, beef and vikas

    In the 21st century it does seem odd that a government, any government, should obsess about what people eat or do not eat. Even if we notionally worship cow, mythically treating it gau mata, neither the people nor any government is ready to protect it. Old and abandoned cows need to be somehow disposed of.

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    Remittance can’t make up for brain drain

    IN a bid to add value to domestic economic activity, the export of highly skilled Indian professionals to foreign shores ends up adding to the country’s skill deficit. It is one thing to export unskilled labour but there is little justification in facilitating a brain drain at this juncture.

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    India must turn the screws on Pakistan first

    Like his predecessors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also repeated the folly of trying to forge a working relationship with his Pakistani counterpart, which in course of time could lead to some normalisation of ties between the two South Asian countries. But after two years and five initiatives from his side to engage the Pakistanis, it appears that he has realised the pointlessness of persevering with a failed policy. The disturbances in Kashmir

  • Jadeja’s 5/95 ensures Duleep win for Blues

    Greater Noida : Spinner Ravindra Jadeja reaped rich dividends for reading the pitch well and grabbed 5 for 95 as India Blue looked all set to win the first-ever day/night Duleep Trophy, having secured a huge 337-run first-innings lead.

  • Morgan, Hales pull out of Bangladesh tour

    London : England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan and batsman Alex Hales have both made themselves unavailable for next month’s tour of Bangladesh, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed.

  • Pro-wrestling has bright future in India, says Khali

    New Delhi : Having created waves on the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) circuit in the US, Dalip Singh Rana, better known as “The Great Khali”, is now focused on helping other WWE aspirants from India realise their dreams.