Free Press Journal
  • FPJ IMC Forum: Indian food processing sector is still ‘processing’…

    FPJ IMC Forum: Indian food processing sector is still ‘processing’…

    Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had set an ambitious target of doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022 with the spotlight on the food sector and its growth potential. Food processing takes the sector equation beyond mere output growth to value-addition, stability, job creation and sustained prosperity. The Free Press Journal organised a panel discussion on the topic ‘Food Processing: The new goldmine in India’, jointly with the Indian Merchants Chamber

  • HOT! Taapsee Pannu sizzles in lingerie on the cover of Maxim

    Of late, Taapsee Pannu is being considered for several campaigns related to women empowerment and why wouldn’t that be? The actress’ recent repertoire boasts of some powerful and successful women-oriented films like Pink and Naam Shabana.

  • Mumbai: 5 arrested for duping home seeker of Rs 22 Lakhs

    Bhayandar: Five self-proclaimed builders landed in the Local Crime Branch net four years after they duped a home seeker to the tune of Rs 20 lakh under the pretext of offering him a flat in Bhayandar. The victim Charanjeet Singh Dhanjal came into contact with Ketan Panchal and Satish Punamiya who offered him a 1,000 sq.ft. flat priced Rs 40 lakh at an upcoming project in Bhayandar (west).

  • Thane police bust fake telephone exchange racket

    Thane: The crime branch unit of Thane police busted a fake telephone exchange in Bhivandi. Bhivandi crime branch police inspector Sheetal Raut had received information about fake exchanges and the police raided almost 30 centres in Bhivandi and nearby areas.

  • Ujjain: Cong demands CBI probe into LED light supply scam

    Ujjain: The opposition Congress party in Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC) on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the supply of LED lights, alleging that a scam to the tune of at least Rs 3.50 crore could be unearthed.

  • Indore: 3 cracker shops raided in Ranipura, owners held for defying ban on sale

    Indore: In the run-up to ensure safety during forthcoming Diwali festival, a joint team of police and district administration raided three shops in Ranipura and recovered crackers worth thousands of rupees on Wednesday morning. Police have registered three separate cases and arrested four persons under Explosives Act in the incident.

  • Mumbai: BMC demolishes illegal kabutar khana

    Mumbai: After receiving a complaint of an illegal kabutar khana, being constructed at Girgoan Chowpatty sea shore, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) D ward officials demolished the structure. Shiv Sena party Spokesperson Harshal Pradhan claimed that Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) legislator Mangal Prabhat Lodha of Malabar hill constituency illegally was constructing the cement concrete floor for the kabutar khana and after Sena’s complaint the action was been taken.

  • Ujjain: Kiosk operator on run after molesting girl

    Ujjain: Chimanganj Mandi police station staff has launched a manhunt to nab a MP online kiosk operator, who went underground after molesting a minor girl.

  • Ujjain: Madhav College in eye of storm ahead of student union polls

    Ujjain: Colleges in the country have become hotspots for harnessing political ambitions and an apt example of this was seen at the Government Madhav Arts and Commerce College once again. Though the schedule for the students union polls has yet been announced, different student bodies backed-up by political parties have started formulating their strategies. On Wednesday, supporters of both, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and the National Students Union of India

  • Mumbai: FDA shuts unhygienic, unlicensed eateries at Bhayandar mall

    Bhayandar: Officials from the Thane unit of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Wednesday slapped closure notices on an eatery and a juice parlour – both operating from the third floor of Maxus Mall in Bhayandar owing  to the absence of the mandated food license and  unhygienic conditions respectively.

  • Indore: Daan Utsav Loving the special children of god and be loved

    Indore: Taking their drive ahead, group of volunteers working for ‘Daan Utsav’ visited a school for blind and deaf and dumb children at Loha Mandi to spend some quality time and share the joy of festivity with them. In their effort to make them smile, they also received important lessons of life and boost to live their life with fervour. During the couple of hours they spent with the differently abled kids,

  • FTII students question Anupam Kher’s appointment

    Pune: Questioning actor Anupam Kher’s appointment as the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairman, the students’ association at the institute on Wednesday alleged that there was a “conflict of interest” as the actor ran his own acting school in Mumbai, reports PTI. The FTII Students’ Association (FSA) also raised objections over the statements made by Kher during the debate over intolerance in the country and his attempts at

  • Indore: CMAT on Jan 21, registration to begin on Oct 21

    Indore: The much awaited notification for Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)-2018 was released by All Indian Council for Technical Education on Wednesday. As per the notification, the test would be conducted on January 21, while registration process will start on October 21 and continue till December 15.

  • Pallavi Vikamsey made last call to her friend: GRP

    Mumbai: 24-year-old Pallavi Vikamsey was found dead on the tracks between suburban Parel and Curry Road stations on October 4 and the last call she made was to her friend, a senior GRP official said on Wednesday, reports PTI. As per the CDR record, Pallavi made the last call of one second to a friend before the phone went off the radar at 6:21 PM, the official, attached to Government

  • Indore: A family dedicated to preserving self as well as environment

    Indore: Staying healthy is a combination of keeping our body, mind and environment smoothly functioning in sync with each other. Considering consequences of actions, Barodia family cycles for travelling on most days controlling their bio footprint.

  • Mumbai: De-registering ALMs will suppress the voice of citizens, says activist

    Mumbai: In a serious move to adopt compulsory waste segregation in the city by all, the civic body has decided to deregister Advance Locality Management (ALM) who are inactive in waste segregation in their localities, circular of same has been issued. However, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s move is receiving flak from ALMs.

  • Indore: Minutes after taking charge, top gun removed from Holkar College

    Indore: In a dramatic change of events on Wednesday, minutes after Dinesh Khandelwal took charge as chairman of public participation committee of Government Holkar Science College, state government cancelled his appointment. Though the government did not disclose the reason behind his removal, sources claimed that Khandelwal was withdrawn from Holkar College following a complaint lodged by college staff against him added by Indore-3 MLA Usha Thakur expressing his discontent over his appointment.

  • Indore: Ae bhai zara dekh ke chalo, right hi nahin, left bhi

    Indore: Among other violations that have been bugging the city traffic, blocking the lane for left turn and unsolicited turn by vehicles play a major role, many times ending up in chaos and unwanted fights between the commuters.  The driving culture in the city is such that most of the vehicles at traffic signal are found to be occupying the left lane, obstructing free left turn even when they do not intend