Free Press Journal
  • Sports Ministry suspends IOA’s recognition after appointment of Kalmadi

    New Delhi: Dissatisfied with the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) response to the show cause notice for appointing the scam-tainted duo of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as life presidents, the Sports Ministry on Friday suspended the deemed recognition of the national Olympic body.

  • Mulayam expels Akhilesh, Ram Gopal for 6 years

    Lucknow: The ruling SP was on the precipice of a split with party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav expelling his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and general secretary Ramgopal Yadav for six years on Friday after they put up candidates against the official nominees and summoned a party meet on Sunday.

  • Mumbai: Flyover’s repair delayed to please South Bombay societies

    Mumbai: In a shocking revelation made by a civic official, the repair work of a full-fledged bridge has been delayed for three months by the traffic police department just to appease the plush societies in one area of South Mumbai.

  • Mumbai: NIA’s about turn

    Mumbai: With the year coming to an end and we look back at the major happenings in the legal fraternity, it becomes necessary to mention the shocking twist which took place in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case.In a surprising move, the National Investigations Agency (NIA) resorted to a complete about turn on its stand over the roles of accused and especially that of right-wing Hindu terrorist Sadhvi Pragyasingh Thakur.

  • Headley sang like a canary, startled Mumbai

    Mumbai: After chalking out plans to bring Mumbai on its knees by executing the brutal 26/11 attacks, Pakistani – American terrorist and Lashkar-e-Toiba operative David Headley had shook the city with some startling revelations during his cross – examination. He was grilled for a total of four days by the counsel representing Abu Jundal, in April.

  • Mumbai: When big blaze gutted government event

    Mumbai: The year 2016 witnessed many incidents of minor as well as major fires in the city. The flames of these fires are still present in the form of the destruction that they caused.

  • Mumbai: New Year event for 35 under-privileged kids

    Mumbai: More than 35 children will be part of the New Year event being organised on December 31 by the NGO Social Activities Integrated (SAI) which will help to create awareness about cancer and HIV diseases.

  • Mumbai: State acted coy on permits for dance bars

    Mumbai: The dance bars across Maharashtra received a new ray of hope as the Supreme Court (SC) directed the state government to issue premise and performance licenses to all the bars applicants on November 24, 2016. However, this hope is short lived as not a single license has been issued till date to any of the applicants.

  • Mumbai: State government mulls cashless ride on Expressway

    Mumbai: The 710-km Mumbai-Nagpur Super Expressway will be going the cashless way with the Maharashtra government proposing to use modern technology for toll levy as part of its efforts to boost digital payments. Both Prime Minister Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitely have been urging the populace to go for cashless transactions after the exercise of demonetisation.

  • Mumbai: Byculla zoo was not the coolest one for dead penguin

    Mumbai: Criticised for being the most irrelevant civic project of the year, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s penguin exhibit plan has been further delayed to next year.  The procurement of eight Humboldt penguins, in July 2016, at the cost of Rs 2 crore received flak from activists and opposition parties after one of the eight penguins named Dory died at the Byculla zoo on October 23.

  • Mumbai: NEET brought in for admissions to MBBS, BDS

    Mumbai: In April, the Supreme Court revives government’s 2010 notification to hold a single common entrance test through NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). The idea behind NEET is one country, one test. The test was initially supposed to be implemented from 2012 onwards.  As per the judgment NEET would be applicable for admissions to MBBS and BDS courses in all government and private medical and dental colleges across the country. Maharashtra was one of

  • Gutka-making unit is busted near Pune district

    Mumbai: Gutka and other banned material worth Rs 13 lakh has been seized by the Food and Drugs Administration department in a raid conducted at Sangamner village in Pune district.

  • Mumbai: Can green nod to Coastal Road ease traffic woes?

    Mumbai: Despite a lot of opposition from activists and citizens group, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) received a green signal from the Union Ministry of Environment and forest for its controversial coastal road project in July this year. Apart from coastal road project, BMC also started with the Colaba Sewage Treatment Plant.

  • Mumbai: Tracking dropouts and slackers with ‘selfies’

    Mumbai: To check the problem of irregularity and dropouts the state government brought out a government resolution which was met with much amusement. It asked teachers to take selfies with students and upload the photo along with Aadhar number and name of student in the government’s Systematic Administrative Reforms for Achieving Learning by Students (SARAL) database which contains information regarding students, teachers and educational institutions.

  • Mumbai: Draft Development Plan 2034 went for revisions galore

    Mumbai: As the year draws to a close, the civic body has sought another extension for submitting its much awaited revised draft Development Plan 2014-2034. With constant delays and several errors, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had released  the revised DP on May 27 2016 along with a 60 day time period for the citizens to provide their suggestions and objections.

  • sri sri ravi shankar


    Life is utterly simple and yet most complex. You have to simultaneously attend to both facets of life. When life appears most complex, turn to simplicity. Simplicity brings peace. When you are peaceful attend to the complexity. That will make you more skilful.