Free Press Journal
  • Dharavi makeover: Fresh bid to revamp Asia’s biggest slum

    Mumbai  : The Dharavi Redevelopment Project has been in the planning stages for past 15 years. Struggling to find bidders for it, the Dharavi Redevelopment Authority has now decided to issue fresh tenders for 13 sub-divided sectors of the original four sectors. The project has repeatedly failed to attract bidders in the past since each of the four sectors acquired huge space and needed investments. The authority has now decided to divide

  • RSS plans rural thrust, strategy drawn

    Sangh to encourage 30-35 age group to work in villages Farmers’ issues to be taken up on priority.

  • Charni Road FOB staircase collapses, leaves one injured

    Mumbai : A major accident was averted on Saturday after the staircase of a foot-over-bridge (FOB) collapsed in Charni Road station. One person was injured. At 8 pm hawkers who sit below the FOB had just wound up and the staircase fell at 8.30 pm.

  • Son of top businessman kills self in jail

    Udhampur :  A son of a top businessman and an undertrial prisoner, the main accused in the infamous 2009 Amandeep murder case, today allegedly committed suicide inside the district jail here, a police officer said.

  • Power, money being used to muzzle Oppn, says Shiv Sena

    Mumbai : Targeting the BJP after its victory in Bhandup civic bypoll, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said that power and money were being used to ‘muzzle’ the opposition’s voice and elections are being won through ‘corrupt’ means.

  • ‘Kesri’s ambition to become PM was why Gujral govt fell’

    New Delhi : The Congress under the late Sitaram Kesri pulled down I.K. Gujral’s United Front government in 1997 for his refusal to drop the DMK from his cabinet because of Kesri’s personal ambition to become Prime Minister, former President Pranab Mukherjee suggests in his latest book.

  • Tanisha takes girls U-16 title, Ajay Malik retains U-14 trophy

    New Delhi : Delhi’s Tanisha Kashyap dominated Prinkle Singh with her aggressive ground strokes to clinch the National Under-16 girls singles title, while Ajay Malik retained his Under-14 boys singles title with a three-set win, here on Saturday.

  • We played like warriors: New Caledonia coach

    Kolkata : It was an emotional moment for New Caledonia to score their first point in the FIFA U-17 World Cup in their 1-1 draw against Japan and coach Dominique Wacalie on Saturday said the island nation had come to a standstill in their support. Having conceded 12 goals from two matches, the U-17 World Cup debutants showed fighting spirit against the East Asian powerhouse who were held to a frustrating 1-1

  • New lifetime post for Sonia Gandhi?

    New Delhi : Congress President Sonia Gandhi may not be able to call it a day after anointing her son Rahul Gandhi as the new president as party seniors are pushing for creation of a new lifetime post for her. They want her to not go into political retirement, but provide guidance to Rahul in the crucial fight to retrieve the country from the grip of communal forces. These leaders want her,

  • Rane expected to form separate group in BMC

    Mumbai : After Shiv Sena party president Uddhav Thackeray consolidated his position in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corportion (BMC), now it is being speculated that Narayan Rane,  who formed his own party Swabhimani Paksha with the aim of supporting the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) will form a separate group in BMC by splitting Congress corporators and backing the BJP in the civic body.

  • Lankesh case: SIT releases suspect sketches

    Bengaluru : The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the killing of Gauri Lankesh on Saturday released the sketches of suspects, along with footage obtained from CCTV cameras installed near the slain journalist’s house. Lankesh was gunned down by unidentified assailants in front of her residence here on September 5. The 21-member SIT released the sketches, prepared on the basis of information collected from witnesses, and the CCTV footage more than five weeks

  • 2 killed in clash over temple land in UP

    The heated argument between the villagers and the petrol pump staff turned violent when an unidentified man opened fire, killing Indrajit Kushwaha (22) and Ram Prakash (30) on the spot. Five people, who suffered injuries in the clash, were rushed to a hospital.

  • NZ ODIs: Ignored for 3rd time, Ashwin-Jadeja falling off radar

    New Delhi : On a day when they slogged it out in the Ranji Trophy with contrasting results, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were ignored by the national selectors for the third time in a row as they continued with the younger crop for the ODI series against New Zealand.

  • I am with you, Sharad Pawar tells troll victims

    Mumbai : Coming out in support of young victims of social media trolls, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday exhorted them to speak out against the government’s wrong policies and oppose growing incidents of intolerance and fascism across India.

  • Cong spokesperson Mahadev Maruti Shelar kills himself

    A suicide note recovered by the police from his residence said he was highly diabetic, suffering from blood pressure and going through depression due to this prolonged illness. Shelar has mentioned the illness as the reason for taking the extreme step,  police said.

  • Japan held New Caledonia 1-1, still book Round of 16 berth

    Kolkata : East Asian powerhouse Japan were held to a 1-1 draw by a spirited New Caledonia but scraped through to the pre-quarterifinals from Group E in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup here on Saturday.