Free Press Journal
  • Iconic Irony! Amid renaming and statues, Shivaji Maharaj’s home is in shambles

    Mumbai: History books have been tweaked, railway stations have been renamed and statues are being erected as the Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj becomes an iconic personality to draw inspirations from, for most Maharashtrians today. Minister for School Education Vinod Tawde announced recently that the BJP-led government will now ensure history books will focus only on Maratha history scrapping most chapters on Moghul dynasties.

  • Ujjain: Akhand Bharat Diwas celebrated

    Ujjain: Akhand Bharat Diwas was celebrated by hosting a series of events in the city. State general secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Brijkishore Bhargava administered oath of ‘Akhand Bharat pledge day’. The nation is divided, he said and called on including Pakistan to make it complete. Bhargava was the chief orator.

  • Ranveer Singh looks classier than ever in new Instagram pic

    New Delhi: When it comes to being active on social media, Ranveer Singh is one actor who always keeps on sharing photos with his fans. Now, the ‘Bajirao Mastani’ star has shared a photo on Instagram which is surely going to make her female fans go insane.

  • Indore: Irked over delay in broadening work, residents block road for hour

    Indore: Hassled by the delay in broadening Khandwa Road, large number of local residents on Sunday morning blocked the one of the busiest roads of city for ten minutes to mark their protest and demanded Indore Municipal Corporation to start the work within a week. The angry residents also called public representatives, including MLA Jitu Patwari and corporator Pushpendra Singh Chauhan to inform them about the trouble they are facing due to

  • Mumbai: Magistrate in dock for failure to perform duty

    Mumbai: Gauri Jadhav Tanksali, the former metropolitan magistrate, Mumbai, posted at the Juvenile Justice Board at Dongri has worked only for one and a half years out of her total tenure of three years while serving at the court. From January 1, 2017, to March 1, 2017, Jadhav had presided at the court only for three days.

  • Mumbai: BMC awaits state government’s nod on playground policy

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to take back the 230 open spaces whose lease has expired and also not to implement the Recreational Ground (RG) and Play Ground (RG/PG ) policy, till all citizens’ concerns regarding privatisation are addressed. So far, the BMC managed to acquire maximum plots, except the 42 that are controlled by big politicians. A senior civic officer stated that as these

  • Indore: Now, receive and share ICSE mark sheets, important documents online

    Indore: Aimed at using digital platform for wider and easier access to documents, Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has started issuing final exam mark sheets online instead of sending printed copies to the participants. In a recent circular, the CISCE said that from this academic year it intends to make digitally signed copies of mark sheets and pass certificate of ICSE and ISC examinations available for candidates through DigiLocker

  • Thane Marathon 2017: Runners face tough time and lacked basic standards

    Thane: He ran for the first time in Thane and won the title. 26-year-old Ranjit Singh who represents Pune army finished 21 km run in 1 hour, 10 minutes and 09 seconds. The 28th Marathon of Thane Corporation witnessed almost more than 22,000 of participants. This year the theme was ‘smart city’, but with the lack of basic standards, the runners had a tough time. “There were no boards. Also after the race

  • The Opposition needs a new, credible leader

    The Opposition conclave organized by Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi to chalk out the future course against the BJP was a valiant attempt to clutch at straws when a cakewalk for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2019 general elections seems unstoppable. That Sonia was able to get representatives of 14 opposition parties on one platform is undoubtedly noteworthy. As things stand, she is the lone Opposition leader who can get so

  • Shocking deaths of kids in Gorakhpur hospital

    The traumatic demise of 33 innocent children due to negligence in Baba Raghav Das Medical College hospital in Gorakhpur town of Uttar Pradesh in a span of 72 hours has understandably shocked the conscience of the entire country. While there are credible claims that the deaths were caused by disruption of liquid oxygen supply, the State government has been denying this. The local administration in Gorakhpur, the Lok Sabha constituency of Chief Minister Yogi

  • Indore: MYH SHOCKER II: Oxygen supply line in labour room leaks mid delivery

    Indore: Yet again, chaos prevailed at Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital after oxygen supply line in the labour room developed leakage on Sunday.
    More shockingly, the leakage took place when an operation for delivery was underway in the labour room, located on first floor of the biggest government run medical facility of state. Fed up with lapses caused by poor maintenance of the oxygen line, especially after the death of 11 people due to similar

  • SBI and the ditching of depositors

    Savak Tarapore, the former deputy governor of the RBI, who stood out as a strong voice in support of common depositors, once encapsulated the sum and substance of financial sector reforms in two words: “customer service”. If that is the core of reforms, then the State Bank of India has just proved that it stands tall only in destroying all that the reforms agenda stood for.  In one fell swoop, the bank reduced the

  • Is there a method in Vice President Hamid Ansari’s madness?

    The out gone Vice President and the Chairman of Rajya Sabha Hamid Ansari stirred a hornets’ nest on the last day of his ten-year long tenure as the incumbent of the second highest Constitutional position of the nation. In an interview to Rajya Sabha TV, Ansari struck a note of caution, warning that Muslims in the country are feeling insecure amid a sense of growing intolerance – “the ambience of acceptance” is at risk,

  • New HIV infections stagnating globally at 2.5 million per year

    Mumbai: Now, HIV viral load can be tested in two hours

    Mumbai: In a first of its kind, ‘GeneXpert’ technology will be used by the King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM), Parel, which will diagnose three main diseases like HIV, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis B and C in two hours. This makes KEM the only second hospital in the country to procure a ‘GeneXpert’ machine which will be used to reduce the HIV viral load testing period.

  • Indore: Swachh Survey: IMC lends helping hand to DAVV in maintaining cleanliness

    Indore: Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) has lent a helping hand to Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) in maintaining cleanliness ahead of the university put to test for Swachh survey ranking anytime soon. As part of ‘Swachhta Ranking of Higher Educational Institutions’ a central team would soon visit the DAVV and inspect its campuses to establish level of cleanliness and hygiene maintained there. The assessment will be based on two criteria: on-campus hygiene and

  • Einstein’s letter auctioned for $ 21,000

    Boston: A letter written by physicist Albert Einstein in 1919, related to the arrangement for divorce with his wife and the education of his children, has been sold for a whopping USD 21,492 at an auction in the US. The Nobel laureate signed the two-sided letter dated December 5, 1919 as “Albert” on one side and “Papa” on the other.

  • Flood-hit Assam and Bihar seek help

    Patna/Guwahati: The flood situation in Bihar continued to be grim on Sunday as Chief Minister Nitish Kumar sought the help of the Army and the Indian Air Force in relief and rescue of thousands of people affected by the deluge, officials said.

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    AC buses not fundamental right, says BEST to Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: In a unique stand, the Brihanmumbai Electronic Supply Transport (BEST) has told the Bombay High Court that no citizen has a fundamental right to travel via Air Conditioned (AC) buses. This stand was taken by the BEST in its affidavit filed in the HC, last week.

  • IIM-Indore rolls out advanced management course for budding business leaders

    Indore: Indian Institute of Management Indore, which has recently announced plans to launch post-graduate programme in human resource management for MBA aspirants, has come up with a new course for budding businessmen as well. “The course named Advanced Strategic Management Programme (ASMP) is for fostering outstanding business leaders. It is a comprehensive programme, that would provides participants with insights into current management trends and best practices by a combination of experienced faculties of