Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Builders prone to hide behind bankruptcy cover to avoid RERA

    Mumbai: The infamous Jaypee Infratech’s insolvency case has brought to light a possible clash between two new laws — Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA). The RERA team and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) met recently to discuss ways to resolve this issue.

  • Bhopal: CM’s desire to handover work to SHGs hits roadblock

    Bhopal: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s attempt to completely overhaul the system of supply of supplementary nutritious food to aaganwadis has hit the roadblock. The CM wanted to handover the work to SHGs. It was after Chouhan made his intention public that an SHG moved the Indore bench of the Madhya High Pradesh High Court and obtained a stay on allotting the contracts for the fiscal year 2017-18 under the prvailing system.

  • Bhopal: JUDA calls off strike

    Bhopal: The Junior Doctors Association (JUDA) called off its strike after meeting with Gandhi Medical College (GMC) Dean Dr MC Sonagara, who assured them to fulfill their demands. The JUDA mainly demanded proper supply of medicines, equipment and other facilities for patients and the doctors said that they have to face the ire of patients and their kin in the absence of above facilities.

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    Mumbai: MHADA has unaffordable homes in this year’s lottery

    Mumbai: Established to provide affordable housing for the weaker section of society, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority has reserved 204 flats for the Higher Income Group worth Rs 1.3 crore in this year’s lottery. The MHADA lottery for 819 houses is set to be held on November 10.

  • Bhopal: Police bust human trafficking racket

    Bhopal: The Dindori police busted a human trafficking racket operating in the district on Friday. The accused used to send minor tribal girls for flesh trade.

  • Mumbai: ‘Need to learn safe travel from Japan’, says Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday questioned the feasibility of the bullet train project at a time when there is a “marathon among trains to get derailed” and called for learning the formula of safe and clean travel from Japan.

  • No privatisation: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assures bank union

    Mumbai: More than 50,000 bank employees and officers participated in a march to Parliament in New Delhi on September 15. Post the march, the bank union submitted their demand to the finance minister Arun Jaitley and he assured that privatisation of banks will not take place. AIBEA, joint secretary, Devidas Tuljapurkar told Free Press Journal, “We have been assured that government will keep 52 per cent stake in banks. It

  • Varun on nepotism: Kangana is right to an extent

    Mumbai: Actor Varun Dhawan today said the debate on nepotism in film industry started by Kangana Ranaut was right to a certain extent but blown out of proportion. Earlier this year, the “Queen” star had called Johar “flag-bearer of nepotism” on his own chat show, stoking a major controversy.

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    Sanjay Nirupam set to contest Lokayukta’s order to end probe in Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s Lokayukta M L Tahaliyani on September 14, closed investigations into a complaint of misuse of office against Shiv Sena minister Ravindra Waikar. The Lokayukta ruling made no case against him, which Sanjay Nirupam, President of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee(MRCC) said he will contest in the Bombay High Court, once they get the copy.

  • Shekhar Kapur finally speaks about ‘Mr. India’ sequel

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who directed the 1987 hit “Mr India”, said he had no intention to step in for the sequel. “Mr India” producer Boney Kapoor has recently announced plans to come up with a sequel to the hit fantasy drama, starring Anil Kapoor and Sridevi. The film, about a man who discovers the formula to become invisible and uses its powers to fight evil forces, was the only commercial Bollywood

  • Kohli’s ‘no’ laudable

    Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli has enhanced his stature by his rejection of a multi-crore offer to endorse a soft drink. Kohli said soft drinks don’t find a place in his uncompromising training regimen. “Since I was not taking any soft drinks, I did not wish to be seen as encouraging others to drink just because I was getting a huge amount for it,” said the skipper of the team in all formats of

  • Japan, US must counter North Korea’s brinkmanship

    It is pathetic to see an emerging power like Japan wake up to the accompaniment of blaring sirens and emergency phone alerts, with loudspeakers screaming “Missile launch! Missile launch! That is what was the scene in Tokyo as North Korea blasted its second missile over the country in less than a month on Wednesday. Breakfast television programmes across Japan, usually broadcasting a light-hearted diet of children’s shows and gadget features, instead flashed up the

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena to move no-confidence motion against BMC’s Ajoy Mehta

    Mumbai: The largest ruling party Shiv Sena in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) feels offended due to civic commissioner Ajoy Mehta giving no importance to Mayor and Sena corporator Vishwanath Mahadeshwar before planning any event or approving any plans from the civic body.

  • What is the future of bio-diesel in India?

    Recently,  Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated India’s first refinery plant in Pune that will produce fuel oil from rice and wheat straw, cotton stalk, cane trash and corn cobs.

  • Post-Brexit: The overall impact on Britain

    The fiasco off Britain’s post-Brexit passport highlights the confusion of a country that wants Europe but not Europeans. As Britain engages in a messy and acrimonious separation from the European Union, two of the three companies shortlisted to produce the new passports are French and German. People think it ironical that the solitary British company in the shortlist should be called De La Rue.

  • Mumbai: Set back for Bombay Gymkhana, BMC to raze CEO’s bungalow

    Mumbai: There is no letup in the tussle between the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation and the Bombay Gymkhana, with yet another setback to the elite club. This time round, the Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) bungalow, constructed on the premises of the Gymkhana, is to be razed once the Development Plan (DP) of 2014-34 is approved.

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    Open prison can usher in reforms: Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a slew of directives for better treatment of jail inmates, asserting that “even prisoners are entitled under Article 21 to live a life of dignity” and the government cannot shirk away from its responsibility to provide them better facilities. It snubbed the Centre for taking a stand that there are several development priorities that might require greater attention.

  • Over 50,000 Mumbai University results held in reserve cleared

    Mumbai: Around 50,330 results held in reserve (RR) have been cleared by the Mumbai University (MU) in a period of two weeks. Students were fearful about these results as they were just informed that their results are held in reserve but they are now relieved after receiving their accurate result. Around 23,100 results that were withheld as RR are still pending to be cleared.