Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai’s Metro III project could have run into green hurdle

    Mumbai: The ambitious Metro-III project could have run into further trouble. On Monday, a bench of the Bombay High Court chaired by the Chief Justice expressed unhappiness over the lackadaisical attitude of the Union Environment and Forest Ministry’s towards the chopping of around 5,000 trees to make way for the city project.

  • Chhota Rajan convicted in fake passport case

    New Delhi: A city court on Monday held gangster Chhota Rajan guilty of cheating the government by obtaining a forged Indian passport, crimes which entail a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.

  • Aadhaar for cattle? Each cow, progeny should get ‘UIN’, Centre tells SC

    New Delhi: Cows will soon get a unique identification card much like the Aadhar that you and I carry. No, this is not a joke! In reply to a Supreme Court query as to how it plans to protect cross-border smuggling of the country’s bovine population, the Centre told the apex court that it is mulling giving every cows a unique number.

  • PDP leader Abdul Gani Dar killed in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Even as the J&K chief minister was engaged in talks with the PM on how to defuse the volatile situation in the Valley, militants on Monday shot dead her party’s district president for Pulwama, Abdul Gani Dar, in the south Kashmir district.

  • Things to do in Mumbai today: From Open Mic to Fancy Cocktails

    AIB Open Mic
    The event is curated by the members of AIB and will feature comedians Tanmay Bhatt, Vaibhav Sethia, Biswa Kalyan Rath, Rahul Subramanian and Ashish Shakya, among others. In addition, it will host ‘Trial Ball’ a stage dedicated to aspiring comedians where participants will have four minutes to unleash their thoughts.

  • Mumbai: Two US firms merge with Jain Irrigation

    MUMBAI: Aiming to achieve ‘more crop per drop’ and make farming sustainable, Jain Irrigation Systems Limited (JISL), through its multi generation, wholly-owned subsidiary in USA, agreed to acquire 80% stake in two US entities. Two of the United States’ largest micro-irrigation dealers Agri-Valley Irrigation, Inc. (AVI) and Irrigation Design and Construction, Inc (IDC) have entered into an agreement to merge ownership of their businesses into a newly formed distribution company.

  • Ram Shinde

    Ram Shinde likely to be state BJP president

    Mumbai: The speculation is rife here about the change in the top post of the state BJP. There is speculation that state BJP president Raosaheb Danve will be replaced. State Cabinet minister Ram Shinde’s name is doing rounds for the post.

  • Mumbai: Students can choose a subject of choice, but are there enough seats?

    Mumbai: Over 50 students of Standard 12 pursuing science in Ruia College at Matunga were denied permission to choose psychology as a subject over mathematics. These students had opted for mathematics in Standard 12 but wanted to shift to psychology in the next year for the board exams.

  • NCLT order endorsement of Tata values:Chandrasekaran

    New Delhi : Tata Group chairman N Chandrasekaran welcomed the NCLT dismissing the Mistry camp’s petitions saying the verdict is an endorsement of the values and principles of the group.

  • LIC launches two Aadhaar based endowment policies

    Mumbai : Life insurance behemoth LIC has introduced two endowment assurance plans for individuals having Aadhaar card. While the Aadhaar Shila is a plan exclusively designed for women, the other scheme Aadhaar Stambh is meant for men.

  • In 4 months, 39 SMEs raise Rs. 514 cr via IPO

    New Delhi : Spurred by investor interest, 39 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have raised Rs 514 crore through initial public offers so far this year, already close to the total garnered in the entire 2016. Last year, 66 SMEs had raised Rs 540 crore through initial public offers (IPOs), reports PTI.