Free Press Journal
  • India’s oil import from US a worthy move

    It is happy augury that $100 million worth of American crude oil is all set to leave for India from Texas next month. This follows former US President Barack Obama’s decision two years ago to lift a long-standing ban on export of crude oil to India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent successful parleys with US President Donald Trump in Washington which opened the doors for US exports. At that June meeting, President Trump

  • Indore: Smart group soaks in Krishna festivities

    Indore: Ladies member of Smart Group partied on ‘Nand Utsav’ theme at a city restaurant recently. Members were decked up in traditional attires of Yashoda. They were accompanied by Krishna dressed in Bal Gopal costumes. Ramp walk by Yashoda and Krishna and fancy dress competition added vibrant colours to the party.

  • TMC civic polls sweep shows Mamata’s hold

    The landslide win of Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the civic elections in West Bengal is a clear pointer that there is something about Mamata Banerjee that gels with the common man in the State. Her manifest simplicity, her undying spirit and her tenacity indeed go down well with the masses even though the intelligentsia in general is fed up with her histrionics. Mamata is truly one who has vanquished a corrupt and authoritarian Left

  • South Mumbai ignores BMC waste management notices

    Mumbai: South Mumbai, the elite part of the city which houses richest businessmen, posh offices and hotels has given a poor response to the waste management notice served to them recently by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Out of the 209 notices served to various residential complexes and hotels only eight managed to reply positively.

  • Narendra Modi

    Three years of Modi government goes in vain

    While assuming the command of the country as Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi had promised MPs of his party that he will return with his report card in five years, that is, before the 2019 general elections. Now, three years later, he has said from the ramparts of the Red Fort that he will double the incomes of the farmers in the next 5 years, that is, by 2022. The two statements read together

  • Consequences of past is inevitable

    Like Narendra Modi over gau rakshaks and lynchings, Donald Trump said too little too late over rampaging white supremacists in the southern American state of Virginia. His mild initial comments seemed to spread the blame equally, seeing no particular evil in militant nationalists who gathered for a “Unite the Right” march in Charlottesville or a 20-year-old white repeatedly ploughing his car into a crowd of demonstrators, killing a 32-year-old woman described as “a passionate

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    Bombay High Court throws out Congress councillor’s disqualification

    Mumbai: In a relief to Congress corporator Tulip Miranda, the Bombay High Court on Friday restrained the Maharashtra government and the civic body from disqualifying her. The HC has asked the authorities to file their replies within two weeks.

  • Indore: In wake of Kashmir unrest, DAVV collects details of J&K students for their ‘good’

    Indore: Stoking a potential controversy, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has started gathering details about its Kashmiri students, even as unrest continues in the Valley. In a letter dashed off to colleges, the university has cited the exercise being carried out for the ‘good’ of students belonging to Jammu and Kashmir and sought their details like local and permanent addresses, mobile phone numbers and courses they are pursuing.

  • Mumbai: Two arrested for stalking journalist in Andheri area

    Mumbai: Two college students were arrested on Friday for stalking a 25-year-old woman media professional who was travelling alone in an autorickshaw on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday in suburban Andheri.

  • Mumbai: Only 45% of BKC flyover completed

    Mumbai: Three years after the Bandra Kurla Complex-Chunabhatti flyover project was awarded by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, the blacklisted contractor J Kumar has only managed to complete 45 per cent of the work. The flyover project was awarded in August 2014 and had a three-year deadline. However, officials cited that acquiring permissions and the rehabilation of slum dwellers led to the delay in project

  • Indore: Swine flu claims one more life, toll two

    Indore: One more patient suffering from deadly swine flu died in a private hospital here on Friday. With the fresh death, the toll has reached two in city. The rising number of death from H1N1 virus attack in the city has become a major concern for citizens as well as the administration, as it is on their toes to combat the disease.

  • Monsoon takes a beating in August after near perfect start

    New Delhi: The crucial southwest monsoon seems to have taken a turn for the worse in the last three weeks after a near perfect beginning to the season. The country has had a dry spell in the last three weeks with rainfall staying below normal in 19 out of last 22 days. In other words, the average rainfall in the country in the last 22 days has been about 22% below normal, bringing down the

  • Chandrakant Patil deepens ties with SSS with Cabinet berth to Raju Shetti

    Mumbai: Amid threats of quitting national Democratic Allaince, (NDA), Raju Shetti, Member of Parliament and chief of Swabhimani Shetakari Sanghatana (SSS), Chandrakant Patil, the minister for revenue has offered Shetti a berth in the state cabinet on the condition he keeps the alliance with NDA.

  • Indore: Sarahah Constructive criticism or another notorious Blue Whale

    Indore: If you find your social media handles flooded with people sharing messages, with a hash-tag ‘Sarahah’ in minty green background, then you are one of million social networkers, bugged by the notorious application for anonymous feedback.

  • Devendra Fadnavis in-charge of Kerala election campaign, Ashish Shelar for Karnataka

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has been entrusted with the responsibility to win parliamentary seats for his party from Kerala, as the party has started gearing up for the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. Kerala is crucial for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to win as the state is ruled by Communist Party of India (Marxist).

  • Indore: Real life experience helps children develop humble and positive attitude

    Indore: In an effort towards betterment of society, students of St Raphael’s Higher Secondary School carried out various activities under its ‘Fortnight Work’ programme, which concluded on Friday. The programme involved students in various social works with stress being given on cleanliness and hygiene, which was explained by Indore school of social work, principal Dr CP Mathew, during a special seminar in school. He said “Cleanliness would not only benefit

  • AIADMK factions fail to arrive at merger formula

    Chennai: The AIADMK factions seemed to inch closer to a merger on Friday after Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisami accepted most of the rebel camp’s demands, including a judicial investigation into the death of party supremo J Jayalalithaa last December. However, by Friday night, no announcement was forthcoming as the two sides were yet to arrive at a consensus.