Free Press Journal
  • Mr Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the slip is showing

    Karyakarta Modi, of course, has a good reason to feel indebted to the RSS which had invested him with some kind of a political halo. The PM may still fancy that he can change political gears with consummate ease — from Vikas to soft Hindutva — but even this well-calibrated strategy, if not fine-tuned at intervals, starts sputtering at some point. You have reached a point of inflection, Mr Prime Minister, when the public

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    Indore: Text Neck Syndrome Dark side of smartphone romance

    Indore: Smartphones and other hand held devices are indeed making our lives easier and simpler by enabling us get connected and stay updated; but as we know, every coin has two sides.  The darker side of being plugged with the electronic gadgets is a disease called Text Neck Syndrome, which is silently but swiftly increasing among people in city and especially the young ones. After all, staring at the screen for hours

  • Maharashtra government gives respite to dance bars

    Bhayandar: In a provisional respite for orchestra bar owners in the twin city, the State Government’s home department stayed the order imposed by the revenue wing revoking their entertainment licenses.

  • Twitter, Google, Facebook in G-7 terror talks

    Ischia: Tech giants, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, will come under pressure in Italy this week to go further and faster in helping G7 powers tackle the ever-greater threat of extremists online. A two-day meeting of Group of Seven interior ministers, which kicks off on the Italian island of Ischia on Thursday, comes just days after US-backed forces took full control of Raqa in Syria, which had become a byword for atrocities carried out by

  • Pune woman denied Rs 10 lakh compensation for failed sterilisation surgery

    Mumbai: The Pune district consumer forum has rejected a woman’s complaint seeking compensation from the civic body for a failed sterilisation procedure, saying government hospitals are not covered under the Consumer Protection Act and also noted there was no medical negligence.

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    Indore: Free Press Cycling Initiative Preserving self as well as nature

    Indore: Pedalling to boost their metabolism and encourage cycling as preferred mode of transport, a group of cyclists participated in various BRMs (Brevet des Randonneurs Mondiaux, commonly known as Brevets, which are long-distance, free-paced cycling events) held this year.

  • Mumbai: Students brace up for an extra hour in school

    Mumbai: Students of State-run schools have to daily attend classes for nearly six hours. If a new proposal is accepted, they will have to spend an additional hour in the school, so that they can attend an extra period – of Art and Physical Education. The surprise awaits them once the schools reopen post Diwali vacations.

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    Mumbai University result mess: Student demands Rs 20 lakh compensation for misplaced answer sheets

    Mumbai: It seems there is no end to the repercussions of Mumbai University’s decision to introduce the online assessment of papers. The mess created by this new software not only created chaos in the varsity campus but also in the lives of hundreds of students, who have been left with no other option but to bear the brunt. Apart from delaying the announcement of results, the university added to the students’ woes

  • Nawaz Sharif, daughter indicted on corruption charges

    Islamabad: A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter over allegations linked to ownership of London properties, pressing charges over accusations that could see the former leader jailed.

  • Indore: Work on IET library begins, bhoomi pujan for hostel soon

    Indore: While construction of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET)’s library has started at the outlay of Rs 7 crore, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has announced plans to lay foundation stone of 200-bed hostel on the institute campus shortly.  “We are undertaking two major construction projects on IET campus. While construction on library has begun, the bhoomi pujan for hostel will start shortly,” said incharge registrar Ajay Verma.

  • Indore: Happy Diwali Lights in the hearts, celebration in the air

    Indore: Residents broke into joyous mood as they lit crackers, exchanged greetings and sweets on Diwali, which was celebrated with traditional vigour and zest in the city on Thursday. Traders decorated markets with glittering lights, earthen lamps, garlands and flowers that added to city’s festive look. Shopkeepers, especially kiosk and stall owners and roadside vendors remained busy whole day selling earthen lamps, candles, decoration pieces, images of gods and goddesses and flowers

  • All inter-faith marriages not love jihad: Kerala HC

    Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday held that all inter-religious weddings cannot be viewed as ‘love jihad,’ even as it upheld a marriage between a Hindu woman and a Muslim.

  • Mumbai: BMC proposal to merge with BEST to be tabled soon

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in its upcoming General Municipal Councillors’ Meeting (GMCM) would table the proposal of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) budget merger with general budget.

  • Mumbai smog, air quality index

    Mumbai wakes up to smoggy morning, Air Quality Index reaches hazardous level

    Mumbai: Mumbai woke up to a smoggy morning with the Air Quality Index at US Consulate reaching a hazardous level of 341 at 6 am. The System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research has warned that the situation is likely to worsen post-Diwali. This even though the Diwali this year has been less noisy in the city and suburbs.

  • Maharashtra: 20 ST buses began operating between Nashik, Malegaon despite strike

    Mumbai: At least twenty State Transport (ST) buses began operating along the route between Malegaon and Nashik areas after few employees resumed work on Thursday.  This brought relief to the commuters along the Nashik route on the fourth day of the ongoing (ST) bus strike.