Free Press Journal
  • Rahul headed to MP; Collector, SP of Mandsaur transferred

    Mandsaur: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today headed to Mandsaur – the epicentre of the farmers’ agitation -as the Shivraj Chouhan government stepped up security in areas witnessing protests and transferred the two top officials of the district which witnessed the death of five farmers.

  • Mumbai: Pregnant woman from Dharavi becomes seventh swine flu victim in the city

    This year, for a second time, a pregnant has died because of swine flu. A 32-year-old pregnant woman is the seventh victim of swine flu in Mumbai. The Dharavi resident was undergoing treatment at a private hospital. As her health deteriorated, the doctors shifter her to Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital, Sion, on May 27. She passed away within a few hours of treatment.

  • Sunil Grover to return as Dr Mashoor Gulati, for Salman Khan’s ‘Tubelight’

    All Sunil Grover fans, it’s time to rejoice. The man who tickled our funny bones is returning and that too as Dr Mashoor Gulati. And we know that this piece of news has simply made your day better and brighter. Sunil will reprise his special character of Dr Mashoor Gulati for a special entertainment integration programme with Salman Khan’s much-awaited film ‘Tubelight’. The show will also star other comedians like Ali Asgar,

  • Witty! Sushma Swaraj says will help Indians even if they are stuck on Mars

    New Delhi: External Affair Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj was at her wittiest best on Twitter on Thursday, when responding to a tweet in which a man said he was stuck on Planet Mars, she said the Indian embassy will help any of its countrymen even if they are located on a different planet.

  • Mumbai: MSRDC to start compensating farmers for Mumbai-Nagpur expressway

    Mumbai: The state-run Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MDSRDC) will, from June 12, start paying compensation to the farmers whose land has been acquired by the state government for the ambitious Mumbai-Nagpur expressway. The move has been strongly opposed by the opposition and NGOs. The compensation will be five times of ready reckoner rates (based on which the value of immovable property is calculated). The chief minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis has

  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Of rain, and South Africa’s pain

    The eighth edition of ICC Champions Trophy has been very disappointing and lukewarm at best. Majority of the matches have been hampered by rain and it has diluted the contest. South Africa on Wednesday were the latest victims of Duckworth/Lewis method and had to suffer a defeat against the mercurial Pakistan side at Edgbaston. Of course, they were on the backfoot, but had a complete game been possible, you never know.

  • Mumbai roads: Plans to make 40 junctions pedestrian-friendly

    For those finding Mumbai’s roads unsafe, here’s some good news – over the next few months, 40 junctions will be made pedestrian-friendly. The junctions will undergo transformation post-October to reclaim the underutilised space for pedestrians and save lives by averting accidents. Junctions with maximum footfalls such as CST, Churchgate, Bhatia Baug etc., are among those identified by the BMC.

  • Kohli only Indian in Forbes highest paid athletes list

    New York: Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli is the sole sportsperson from the country to feature the world’s 100 highest paid athletes in the latest Forbes list topped by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Makers of film on Manmohan Singh will need NOC from him, Sonia: Nihalani

    Mumbai: Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) chief Pahlaj Nihalani is happy that Anupam Kher is stepping into the shoes of Manmohan Singh for a film, but says the movie’s makers will need to obtain no-objection certificates (NOC) from the former Prime Minister himself as well as Congress President Sonia Gandhi for film certification.

  • OnePlus 5 to be launched in India soon; All you need to know

    New Delhi: The most anticipated OnePlus 5, the flagship smartphone by the Chinese manufacturer OnePlus, is confirmed to be launched on June 22nd at an event in Mumbai. The launch event will be hosted by the global leadership team of OnePlus, along with the OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau in attendance.

  • Bopanna-Dabrowski enter French Open final

    Paris, Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski registered a straight sets victory to enter the final of the mixed doubles category at the French Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday.

  • French Open 2017: Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori in quarter-finals

    Paris: Britain’s Andy Murray reached his fourth consecutive French Open semi-final with a four-set win over Kei Nishikori in Paris. Murray won the match against the Japanese eighth seed at Roland Garros by 2-6 6-1 7-6 (7-0) 6-1.

  • Vat Savitri

    Vat Purnima Vrat 2017: Significance, muhurat, rituals and all you need to know

    Vat Savitri is a traditional festival celebrated by married women across India and is hugely celebrated in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and Bihar. Vat Savitri is celebrated according to two Hindu lunar calendar – Amanta and Purnimanta. The Northern states of India follow Purnimanta while the Southern states follow Amanta calendar.

  • Vat Savitri Legend: How Savitri’s love conquered Satyavan’s death

    Vat Savitri, also known as Vat Purnima, is dedicated to legendary Savitri who with her severe penance succeeded in conquering the life of her dead husband Satyavan. Hence the name ‘Vat Savitri Puja’. Women celebrate the festival for longevity, well-being, and prosperity of their husbands. The festival is considered as a symbol of love and devotion of a wife to her husband. There are several tales associated with Savitri and Satyvan.