Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Transgenders come together for a better tomorrow

    Mumbai: With an aim to make transgender community self-dependent through dignified modes of income generation, a national-level Trans and Hijra Entrepreneurship Mela was organised on 8 and 9 April at St Stanislaus School ground,  Bandra,  by Anam Prem,  an NGO.

  • Congress will soon become a ‘rare species’, says Parrikar

    Panaji: Promising to “speak less and work more” as Chief Minister, Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said the Congress would soon become a “rare species” on the canvas of Indian politics. Addressing a rally, Parrikar also said the BJP could come to power in the coastal state only because of the party’s central leadership and the lacklustre abilities of the Congress leadership. “One thing I learned in Delhi is to speak less and

  • Aadhaar could soon become must for booking air tickets

    New Delhi : The government is in the process of making Aadhaar number or passport mandatory for booking domestic flight tickets amid its plans to create a no-fly list to deal with unruly passengers.

  • Modi asks ministers to submit their list of top-5 achievements

    New Delhi : The Modi government, ahead of its third anniversary in power, has asked all ministers to submit their five major achievements that have benefitted people, including key reforms and comparative data reflecting the progress made since the BJP took office.

  • Bengal youth beheads mom to please Goddess kali

    Kolkata : A youth allegedly beheaded his mother with a sword apparently in an attempt to please goddess Kali in Purulia district of West Bengal, police said on Sunday.

  • Rs 1 crore jackpot for digital customer

    New Delhi : A transaction of Rs 1,590 has bagged a Central Bank of India customer lucky bounty of Rs 1 crore under the government’s promotional scheme to popularise digital payments.

  • Congress leader passes away

    Shimla: Congress leader and former MLA from Dharamsala, Moolraj Padha, has died after a brief illness at Khaniara near Dharamsala. He was a member of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly from 1985 to 1990.Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has condoled his death.               — IANS

  • Lalu trashes charge of amassing ill-gotten property

    Patna: RJD president Lalu Prasad today termed the BJP allegations of transfer of benami properties to his family as “baseless” and “absurd”, claiming that all the transactions were carried out in accordance with the law.

  • Will behead those who oppose Ram temple construction, says BJP MLA

    Hyderabad (Telangana) : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Hyderabad, Raja Singh, on Sunday remained defiant while reiterating that he can even sacrifice his life and kill others for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

  • Mumbai: ‘OC rules will make lakhs homeless’

    Builders and architects will be penalised for handing over flats without proper certificates. As per the rules, a builder will have to obtain an OC before handing over possession of the flat to the buyer. The buyer is not allowed to occupy the flat or carry out any fittings till the cerfticate is issued.

  • SC absolves doc of medical negligence after twenty years

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has absolved a doctor from Maharashtra of the charge of medical negligence after 20 years of an incident in which a road accident victim succumbed to injuries at a hospital.

  • SC liquor sale ban: Highways across country turn local

    New Delhi : Hundreds of kilometres of national and state highways in states like Maharashtra, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and others have turned into local, municipal or district roads, just a few days after a Supreme Court order banning liquor sale along highways.

  • Girl born with heart outside body in MP, shifted to AIIMS

    Chhatarpur : A newborn girl in Khajuraho town of Madhya Pradesh has been diagnosed with a rare medical condition with her heart beating outside the body. This rare medical condition occurs in 8 children per 10 lakh births.

  • Theft in ND-Patna Rajdhani, 7 RPF personnel suspended

    Patna : Robbers struck the Patna-bound Rajdhani Express and fled with belongings of some passengers near Gahmar in Danapur division of Bihar early Sunday, prompting rail authorities to suspend seven RPF men.

  • Mumbai: Controversial Jinnah House in spotlight

    Mumbai: Can history be wished away by demolishing buildings: this question asked by cricket legend Imran Khan sums up the sentiment of historians for Jinnah House, witness to Jinnah-Gandhi talks and meetings of the Muslim League that shaped the subcontinent’s destiny.

  • Concerns and expectations : 96% Indians want amended Motor Vehicle Act passed

    New Delhi : Ninety-six per cent of Indians want the Motor Vehicle Act (Amendment) Bill, 2016 to be passed in the ongoing parliamentary session. They also believe the move will help meet the UN mandate to reduce road accidents up to 50 per cent by 2020, said a survey on Sunday, according to a report by IANS.

  • Somalia’s new army chief survives car bomb that kills 13

    Mogadishu : Somalia’s new military chief survived a suicide car bomb attack today that killed 13 people, police said. Gen Mohamed Ahmed Jimale had just been sworn into office and was travelling in a convoy with senior military officials when the bomb exploded near Somalia’s defence ministry compound in Mogadishu, police said.