Free Press Journal
  • When J&K people ask for ‘azadi’ they seek greater autonomy: P Chidamabaram

    Rajkot : Senior Congress leader P Chidamabaram said that when people of Jammu and Kashmir ask for ‘azadi’ they seek greater autonomy. “The demand in Kashmir is to respect in letter and spirit the Article 370 and that means they want greater autonomy. My interactions in Jammu and Kashmir led me to the conclusion that when they ask for Azadi, overwhelming majority wants autonomy,” he  said. The former finance minister said the

  • Medicines worth Rs 4 lakh seized from courier office

    Mumbai : In its ongoing drive to curb unauthorised sale of medicines, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Mumbai on Friday busted a racket that was stocking and selling allopathy and homeopathy medicines to various doctors and pharmacies in the city.

  • Palestinian Gandhian wins Jamnalal Bajaj Int’l Award

    Mumbai : Renowned Gandhian Ziad Medoukh of Palestine has been conferred this year’s prestigious “Jamnalal Bajaj International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India”, it was announced on Saturday.

  • RBI does not have any official record of issuing Rs 2,000 and Rs 200 notes?

    Mumbai : In what could be a bizarre situation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) does not seem to have any official records to prove that it had authorised the issue of new currency notes in denominations of Rs 2,000 and Rs 200, after demonetisation, according to documents available through RTI.

  • Ayodhya: Litigants welcome talks but stick to their stated positions

    Ayodhya : Amid efforts by Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to help find an out-of-court settlement of Ayodhya dispute, the main litigants on Saturday said they were ready for talks but refused to budge from their stated positions.

  • Damage control? CM to launch Vikas Yatra from Mandsaur

    BHOPAL: The chief minister Shivraj Singh will launch his Vikas Yatra from November 1, the Foundation Day of the State. One key objective of the Yatra is assuaging the farmers to minimise the potential damage to the BJP’s poll prospects due to peasant unrest. And that is probably why; the Yatra will begin from Mandsaur, the epicentre of the farmers’ protests.

  • More security, extra hours in govt schools post Diwali vacation

    Mumbai : Students and teachers will be in for a surprise once they return from the Diwali vacations in November. Changes in terms of security measures, working hours, extra periods have been decided for implementation and teachers will not be allowed to conduct private tuitions. They will also be promoted based on the pass percentage of Class IX and X students.

  • Zika scare: One sample negative, four awaited

    Indore : District health department on Saturday took a sigh of relief after one of the five samples of suspected Zika virus affected patients tested negative.

  • Goa likely to stop exporting fish

    Panaji : For Goans, fish-curry rice has always been their staple diet. In the recent past, shortage of fish in the market has sent the prices skyrocketing, taking the fish out from the curry of many. In a move which has not gone down well among the trawler owners, the State is now contemplating to ban export of fish in order to bring down the prices.

  • We will provide full security to foreign tourists: Patwa

    BHOPAL : Inaugurating the fourth ‘MP Travel Mart’ at a function here on Saturday, minister for tourism (independent charge) Surendra Patwa said that such events would give a new identity to the state at international levels and boost tourism in the state besides enhancing job opportunities. Tapan Bhowmick, chairman of the MPTDC was also present on the occasion.

  • One held in Bandra slum fire case

    Mumbai : A 29-year-old suspect has been arrested after an assistant engineer of BMC registered an FIR at Nirmal Nagar police station late on Friday night in connection with major inferno that broke out at Garib Nagar, adjacent to Bandra (East) railway station.

  • Goa govt firm on hospitals charging outstation patients

    Panaji  : Despite criticism, the BJP-led Goa government is committed to charging outstation patients availing facilities at state-run medical facilities, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Saturday.

  • Karad-Chiplun rail line funds diverted to bullet train: Chavan

    Mumbai : Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday alleged that the state government is in the process of diverting the funds of the proposed Karad-Chiplun railway line project to the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.