Free Press Journal
  • India has become key focus area for Netafim’s CEO Ran Maidan

    Israel’s Netafim is the world’s largest micro-irrigation company. For several decades, the US has been its largest market. But times are changing, and the company expects India to become its largest market – overtaking the US – very soon. Netafim already has a wholly-owned subsidiary Netafim Irrigation Pvt Ltd in India, with its headquarters in Vadodara. R N Bhaskar spoke to Netafim’s CEO Ran Maidan who became Netafim’s head honcho in 2014.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena claims CM Devendra Fadnavis violated model code of conduct

    Mumbai: Continuing its tirade against Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, senior Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut alleged that the Chief Minister has violated the Model Code of Conduct by giving interviews to a private television news channels after the end of campaign from his official residence.

  • Mumbai: Cricketer drives car on to Andheri railway station platform

    Mumbai: A 24-year-old cricketer was on Monday arrested for driving his car on to a platform of Andheri railway station, triggering panic among rush-hour commuters. Harmeet Singh, who represented India in the Under-19 World Cup in 2012, drove his four-wheeler directly on to Platform 1 of the busy station at around 7.20 in the morning.

  • Mumbai civic polls: Shiv Sena is favourite of the bookies

    Mumbai: The poll fever across the country has caught the attention of the bookies and, interestingly, they have shown interest in the Brihnamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)  elections. A mind-boggling Rs. 18,000 crore has been invested on the civic polls and the bookies’ favourite is Sena at 0.34 paise for more than 100 seats.

  • Mumbai:150 residents absent from voters’ list for BMC elections

    Mumbai: In a first of its kind in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election, around 150 people from the Mulund’s Chariot apartment are struggling to prove their existence as voters after their names had all of a sudden ‘disappeared’ from the voters list.

  • Mumbai: Woman cop joins spirited fight against illicit liquor

    Uttan: A brave a lady police officer has joined the fight against illegal liquor breweries — haat-bhattis — that have taking lives. Acting on a tip-off, sleuths of the Uttan coastal police station led by the lady Assistant Police Inspector Sarojini Moklikar swooped down on illicit liquor distilling units operating from the jungles between Tarodi and Dongri villages.

  • Malegaon blast victim alleges bias

    Mumbai: Nisar Bilal, victim of the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast case, on Monday accused the National Investigations Agency (NIA) of conducting a ‘tainted and unfair’ probe. Bilal was arguing in the Bombay High Court, opposing the bail sought by Sadhvi Pragya, the prime accused in this case.

  • Civic war in Maharashtra today

    Mumbai: Around 92 lakh voters will decide the fate of 2, 275 candidates contesting the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election that will be held on Tuesday along with nine other civic bodies in the state. Across the state, 17,331 candidates will be contesting for 3, 210 constituencies.

  • Shurhozelie elected leader, all set to be next Nagaland CM

    Kohima : Naga People’s Front (NPF) leader Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Monday elected the new legislature party leader of the ruling Democratic Alliance to be the new Nagaland Chief Minister.

  • New probe into Gandhi’s assassination

    New Delhi : Almost after seven decades of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, a fresh investigation has been ordered to unearth the fate of three accused listed as “absconders” in the 1948 murder trial.

  • Hafiz Saeed should be eliminated

    Indore:  Afghanistan National Assembly Speaker Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi has suggested that Pakistan merely putting Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed on the terror list was not enough and said the international terrorist “should be eliminated”.

  • India urges international action against JuD chief

    New Delhi : The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday called for an internationally mandated action against Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed.