Free Press Journal
  • IIT-B’s Matsya 5.0 is all set for international competition

    The winning team of National Institute of Ocean Technology’s (NIOT), the AUV IIT-Bombay is on cloud 9. The team is in full spirits and has announced to start work on their fifth Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) named Matsya 5.0 for international competition.

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    Blaze in South Mumbai, fireman among 2 injured

    Mumbai, Two persons, including a fireman, were injured in a major fire that broke out in the hutments of Sankli street at Madanpura area in South Mumbai, a senior fire brigade official said today.

  • Skoda showcases updated Octavia RS

    It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? After introducing the facelift of the Octavia, Czech automaker Skoda has introduced the updated RS version as well.

  • Cash has to remain in digital format to build sustainable model, says Suresh Sethi

    With more than 8 million customers already using M-Pesa, Vodafone is optimistic that demonetisation would further increase its customer base. The telecom operator has been investing in M-Pesa for over three years and affirms that it will continue to invest in building its infrastructure. With launch of its latest offering ‘M-Pesa Pay’, the digital solution has targeted lakhs of Indian merchants. In conversation with Suresh Sethi – business head of

  • QR code: A simple solution targeting MSME merchants

    Competition in the digital payment space is growing and every player is trying to innovate and find its own niche. At the same time, when required companies like MasterCard, Visa and Rupay join hands to further strengthen the eco-system. Murali Nair, SVP, market development, South Asia at MasterCard talks about journey of MasterCard and plans with QR code initiatives.

  • Shahid Kapoor wraps the first schedule of ‘Padmavati’

    New Delhi: Everything related to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum-opus ‘Padmavati’ creates headlines and the latest update is the wrap up of Shahid Kapoor’s first schedule!

  • NPCI: Riding high over demonetisation wave

    The face of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), A P HOTA, strongly believes that NPCI is a processor with difference. MD and CEO of NPCI, Hota, has spent significant portion of his career in designing and implementing payment systems in the country. He has been associated with the organisation since its inception. Before getting this opportunity, Hota was with RBI from 1982 to 2009 and he continues to be part of

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    Demonetisation Health Boon: Cigarette sales go down by 40 percent!

    Since the past months we are hearing lot of things about demonetisation and its effect on how the common man has suffered from the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 note ban. Also, there were also incidents of people dying due to health issues after standing in long bank queues. There were cases of people committing suicide due to unavailability of cash.

  • Mumbai: CNG outlets forcibly shut, office-goers hit

    Mumbai: The taxi and auto rikshaw services in the city were hit after a group of ‘anti social elements’ forcibly shut 90 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations on Tuesday morning. Several office goers were left stranded in the morning as on one hand the taxi drivers who use petrol refused to ply on short distances and preferred long distance customers, while on the other hand the CNG taxi drivers preferred to ply on short distances.

  • Shiv Sena slams Uttarakhand government’s prayer break to Muslim staff

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena today hit out at the Congress government in Uttarakhand for its decision to give a 90-minute break to Muslim employees in the state service for Friday prayers, and sought to know if similar concessions would be provided to Hindus as well.

  • Bhopal: Cash stash found in BJP leader’s house

    BHOPAL: Income tax (I-T) sleuths raided residence and office of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) and BJP leader Sushil Vaswani on Tuesday. He is also a director of Mahanagar Nagrik Sahakari Bank. The raids were conducted following a tip off that post-demonetisation he had illegally exchanged old notes. The raids were continuing till reports last came in. The sleuths also conducted a survey of the bank concerned.

  • Bhopal: Umashankar hid info about being director of Mahanagar bank

    BHOPAL: The income tax department’s raids on Mahanagar Nagrik Sahakari Bank, founder chairman and BJP leader Sushil Vaswani has sent shock waves in Bharatiya Janata Party leaders. Vaswani is said to be very close to revenue minister Umashankar Gupta. Gupta is director in Mahanagar Bank but he did not mention it in his affidavit, submitted with his nomination papers in the Assembly elections of 2013.

  • Bhopal: Fix days, be consistent, Shivaji Nagar traders on washing markets

    BHOPAL: Shivaji Nagar businessmen have demanded that the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) should wash markets in the night on weekly basis under Mera-Pran Bhopal No-1″ campaign. Businessmen said that BMC should be consistent in implementing the plan.

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    Opposition upset with expenditure on Bhoomipujan of Shivjai’s memorial

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is likely to face the ire of opposition parties over its proposed extravagant expenditure on the bhoomipujan of the memorial to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on December 24 in the Arabian Sea off Mumbai coast.