Free Press Journal
  • Indore: Medha Patkar gets bail in kidnapping case

    Indore: Indore bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar in a kidnapping case. “The court granted bail to Patkar as we argued that Section 365 of IMC was wrongly imposed on her for NBA activists taking some revenue department staff to Chikilda village of Dhar district where she was sitting on indefinite fast,” said Anand Mohan Mathur, counsel of Patkar.

  • Mumbai: Four held for outraging modesty of woman

    Mumbai: Four men have been arrested on Wednesday for outraging the modesty a woman at Thane. The incident occurred at Ghodbhunder road on Monday evening. The victim was travelling in an autorickshaw at Kapurbawadi in Thane when four men onboard a vehicle towing van passed lewd comments and made objectionable gestures at the woman.

  • Amit Shah lauds Modi Government for raising OBC creamy layer bar

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah lauded the Centre for raising the creamy layer income limit for the Other backward Classes (OBCs) for central government jobs and said the marginalised sections of the society will get the benefit of reservation and other schemes.

  • IVF treatment demand shoots up by over 100% in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Blame it on lifestyle or abuse of substance or just plain luck, sperm count among male Mumbaikars has gone down so low that the demand for test tube babies has seen more than 100% rise in the city. According to the civic health department, cases of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment being sought have gone up by more than 100 per cent between 2012 and 2016.

  • American boy warns Donald Trump in ISIS video

    Baghdad : The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has released a new video on Wednesday featuring a 10-year-old American boy giving warning to U.S. President Donald Trump that the fighting will “end in your lands.”

  • Bhopal: Monsoon playing truant: Soya, paddy crops hit

    Bhopal: With the monsoon playing truant, farmers in the state may be staring at a bleak future. Last year, due to over-production, the farmers could not get remunerative prices for Arhar, Moong and other crops. That had triggered a state-wide farmers’ agitation. The pendulum now seems to have moved to the other extreme, as the state may witness a sharp drop in farm production.

  • Bhopal: Govt to shift focus from state to central schemes

    Bhopal: The state government’s focus is all set to shift from its own schemes to the centrally-sponsored ones. So far, centrally-sponsored schemes were being given a short shrift in the state. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan will soon start a review of the state of implementation of various centrally-sponsored schemes being run by different departments in the state. Besides, an action plan would be drawn up for publicising these schemes.

  • Mumbai: AAI to swap 40-acre land for Metro

    New Delhi: The Airport Authority of India (AAI) will transfer 40 acres of its land at its remote receiving station at Dahisar for a Mumbai Metro shed in exchange of equal land at Gorai from the Maharashtra government.

  • Bhopal: ‘Yashoda Maa’ mother to vulnerable slum kids

    Bhopal: Almost all of us at some point or other must have heard about the painful lives our domestic maids who toil hard to earn a living and raise their children. Their alcoholic husbands would abuses and beat them without any rhyme or reason and witness to his violent household are their innocent kids. The children are the worst sufferers and they in absence of prober care of their parents and guidance

  • Bhopal: Class 8 girl poisons classmate who got more marks than her

    Satna: A class 8 student allegedly poisoned classmate by mixing mosquito repellent in water bottle, apparently envious of her for securing higher marks in exams, police said on Wednesday. The accused girl later allegedly tried to commit suicide, fearing police inquiry, and was stated to be serious, an official said. She put the liquid mosquito repellent into the water bottle of her classmate on Monday at their private school in the city.

  • Sunil Shitap responsible for Ghatkopar house tragedy: Inquiry report

    Mumbai: A 32-page report of the Ghatkopar building collapse nailed Sunil Shitap, the owner of ground floor maternity hospital of Siddhi Sai building. The structure collapsed on July 25 killing 17 people and many others injured. Shitap had carried out unauthorised work and triggered the collapse. Hence he is solely responsible for the loss of life and property in this building collapse, the report observed.

  • 9 killed as ship capsizes in Brazil

    Brasilia: At least 19 people were and 30 reported missing after a ship carrying about 70 people capsized in Brazil, the authorities said.  The ship capsized on Wednesday in the Xingu river in Para state in the Amazonian region, Xinhua news agency reported.  Local media reported that the ship had left on Monday night from Santarem and was heading to Vitoria de Xingu.  About 25 people have been rescued so far.

  • Bhopal: 50 students take ill after gas leak near school

    Bhopal: At least 50 students of a private school in Chhindawara were hospitalised on Wednesday after they complained of uneasiness following inhalation of ammonia gas which leaked from an adjoining cold storage. Police have booked and arrested the cold storage owner Ambika Tulsiana for negligence. District Collector J K Jain has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

  • Blocking terror funding proving to be useful

    Whether demonetisation of high denomination currency has left Maoists in  many parts of India and separatists in Jammu and Kashmir “fund starved” as Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed recently may be a point of contention but there is no disputing the fact that the intensified security forces campaign against terror both in Kashmir and in the Maoist pockets across the country is yielding results. There is also a drastic fall in

  • Ganesh Festival: Utensils come in handy for this Thane mandal

    Mumbai: Kitchen utensils and decorative items are a world apart but a mandal in Thane decided to give artistic touch to the Ganpati festival this year using utensils. Members of Thane’s Shiv Garjana Mitra Mandal decided on using more than 15,000 forks, spoons, bowls and plates to decorate their pandal.

  • Congress dilemma is BJP’s trump card

    While the BJP has won approval among Muslim women who have been crusading against instant triple talaq by its unequivocal welcome to the Supreme Court’s majority judgement outlawing the practice, the Opposition as a whole looks confused and bewildered about what line to take. The reason is that while opposition parties are wary of how Muslim men would react to a judgement that takes away their authority over matters of divorce, the