Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: 41,000 employees BEST set to get Diwali bonus with help from BMC

    Mumbai: At least 41,000 employees of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) are set to receive their Diwali bonus on Thursday. This was possible as the management of BEST received a total amount of Rs 25 crore as advance loan from the civic body in order to provide Diwali bonus to its employees.

  • Maharashtra: Loan amount missing from some certificates of farmers

    Mumbai: While the BJP-led Maharashtra government today released Rs 4,000 crore under the first phase of its Rs 34,000 crore farm loan waiver scheme, some farmers have got certificates which do not mention the amount waived.

  • Taj Mahal may meet the same fate as Babri Masjid: Azam Khan

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Wednesday said he fears Taj Mahal would meet the same fate as Babri Masjid, while retorting to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Vinay Katiyar’s statement describing Taj Mahal as a “Hindu temple”. “If Babri Masjid can be destroyed, then any building in the country can be pulled down. In such a situation, it will be no surprise if Taj Mahal is also destroyed some

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    Ujjain: Spirited Diwali celebrations attract lakhs

    Ujjain: ‘Abhyang snan’ (bathing with lukewarm water) started at the presiding deity at Mahakaleshwar Temple to mark the occasion of roop chaudas on Wednesday. Though, Diwali will be celebrated on Thursday, priests and devotees lit sparklers in the wee hours of Wednesday. During bhasmaarti, the Mahakal Jyotirlingam was bathed with lukewarm water. This ritual starts from roop chaudas every year and continues till shukl purnima.

  • SUV rams into crowd in Ukraine, kills six

    Kharkiv: Six people were killed after a Lexus SUV rammed into a crowd here on Wednesday. The incident occurred near the Chabad House in the city.

  • Jammu & Kashmir: Army jawans light up border to celebrate Diwali

    Poonch: Jawans of the Indian Army lit up border in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate festival of lights, Diwali, on Thursday. Poonch has been witnessing a spike in ceasefire violations, but this did not dampen the spirit of the jawans to celebrate the festival who lit diyas on the Line of Control to mark the auspicious day.

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    Indore: Crime Round Up: Tantrik rapes woman on pretext of curing disease, arrested

    Indore: A 35-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a fraud Tantrik Baba under Dwarkapuri police station on Tuesday. According to police, the victim alleged that she was raped by 40-year-old Jeetlal of Sai Baba Nagar. The victim and her family hails from Rajgarh and work as labourers. She told the police, that a few days ago, her son fell ill. She visited the accused, who claimed to possess supernatural powers, for treatment.

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    Indore: Ensure stress-free environment for your pets this Diwali

    Indore: Crackers, increased pollution are side-effects of the festival of light that brightens nights and brings family together. While most people with asthma lock themselves inside and take extra care to avert getting an attack, the most tragic situation is for pets. Traumatised by loud unpredictable sounds and flashing lights, pet dog feel jittery, wanting to escape the boisterous situation. Sadly, as there is no escape, they have fearful responses such as

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    Fall of Raqqa a huge challenge to IS

    The Americans and the world at large have reason to gloat over the manner in which US-backed militias have heaped defeats over Islamic State (IS), pushing the dreaded terror outfit to the wall quite literally. The latest setback, the defeat of IS in its former capital Raqqa in Syria came on Tuesday, with US militia raising their flags over the jihadist group’s last footholds in the city after a four-month battle.

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    BJP ties itself in knots on the Taj

    The manner in which the Taj Mahal controversy has been raked up first by its shocking exclusion from the U.P. tourism department’s list of famous monuments and then by a firebrand BJP legislator Sangeet Som calling it “a blot” on Indian culture and history smacks of the BJP’s tendency to hit self-goals. Needlessly, a new controversy has been fuelled with the Opposition and the sensationalist media vying with one another to create a frenzy.

  • Gold we trust, but market uncertain

    Gold markets continue to be poised on the tip of uncertainty.  There is all round confusion. There is no faith in oil prices – they could fall to as low as $25.  There is little faith in countries either.  The protectionist policies being pursued by the US could render it less competitive than before, and the worsening of ties between the US and almost every other country in the world does not inspire confidence

  • Taj Mahal sits on stolen property: Subramanian Swamy

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said he has access to documents that suggest the property where Taj Mahal was built was stolen by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan from kings of Jaipur. “There is evidence on record that Shah Jahan forced the Raja-Maharajas of Jaipur to sell this land on which Taj Mahal presently is standing, and he gave them a compensation of forty villages, which is

  • Indore: Frequent fluctuation in temp makes H1N1 virus active

    Indore: The weather has become favourable for H1N1 virus again with frequent fluctuation of day-night temperatures. Three patients have been tested positive for the deadly dengue on Wednesday. With this, the number of positive patients with swine flu and dengue reached to 127 and 60, respectively. Till date 474 samples have been sent to Jabalpur laboratory for confirmation of swine flu and the death toll from the deadly disease in city reached

  • Indore: Ill-effects of fireworks to be taught at DAVV

    Indore: On the occasion of Diwali, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has announced plans to launch an elective on fireworks so as to sensitise students on ill-effects of firecrackers. The announcement comes following an order issued by University Grants Commission directing universities across the country to teach ill-effects of fireworks to students.