Free Press Journal
  • Fast-track courts can also crawl

    Last week the Supreme Court asked the Government to set up special courts to try criminal cases against politicians. Given that a large number of our netas do tend to have a criminal past, the apex court’s order seems aimed at remedying the situation. On an earlier occasion too it had voiced the idea. As the Association for Democratic Reforms has reported, nearly a third of the present lot of MPs have

  • Bhopal: Despite ban, illegal sand mining continues unabated near Dhamnod

    Dhamnod: Making mockery of State government’s order of banning unauthorised sand mining across the state, sand stealing continues unabated around Dhamnod area not only leading to heavy revenue loss to the government, but it has wiped out fish and aquatic life. Even concerned department officials are well aware about the illegal activities going on around and to cover-up for the big sharks’ officials take action against the small fish.

  • The hard truth of bank recapitalization

    The need of the hour is to understand the hard truth of recapitalisation and improve the governance of the PSU banks. At the very least, a lot of heads must roll in return for such a huge injection of funds by the people of India to fill a hole that the people had no hand in creating.

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    Mumbai: ‘Mahila Vahini’ protecting, guiding women commuters on local trains

    Mumbai: For the past seven years, a team of Railway Protection Force’s (RPF) women staffers have ensured that women commuters can travel safely in Mumbai’s local trains. The team, called ‘Mahila Vahini’, catch chain snatchers, mobile robbers and rescue minor girls from stations.

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    Is Maha going for political realignment?

    Shiv Sena party Chief Uddhav Thackeray, along with his son Aditya called on West Bengal Chief Minister and supremo of Trinamool Congress Mamata Banerjee in a five-star hotel in Mumbai. It was supposed to be a ‘courtesy call’. Those who know the Thackerays also know that their practice is to make the guest call at the Matoshree. Breaking the practice, the Thackerays went to the hotel to meet Mamata Didi.

  • Bhopal: 12 injured in group clash over land dispute

    Shajapur: The situation at Salsalai village in Shajapur district turned tense on Sunday after two groups clashed over land. As many as 12 persons were injured in the clash, police said. Condition of four is said to be critical. Mob also pelted stones on police party, vandalised and set few shops and vehicles on fire. Police cane charged and fired tear gas shells to scatter mob from the site.

  • Mumbai: Sweeper arrested for groping woman on passenger train

    Mumbai: The Government Railway of Police (GRP) of Borivali has arrested a 23-year-old sweeper for allegedly molesting a woman on a passenger train late on Saturday night. The incident took place when the victim was returning to Mumbai from Gujarat.

  • German national alleges to be beaten up railway supervisor at Robertsganj railway station

    Sonbhadra/Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh is getting a bad name for tourist bashing. A German national was allegedly beaten up by a railway supervisor at the Robertsganj railway station in Sonbhadra district, police said on Sunday. The incident comes on the heels of a Swiss couple being heckled and physically assaulted near the railway station at Agra’s Fatehpur Sikri.

  • Bhopal: BSP to oppose freebies to backward classes

    Bhopal: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has opposed state government’s bid to provide most facilities free of cost to backward sections of the society, which has made them dependent on the government. Backward classes are major vote banks of BSP, which the party fears losing them because of BJP-led state government’s welfare measures specially when state assembly elections are due next year.

  • State govt to schools: observe November 7 as ‘Students Day’

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has directed its schools and junior colleges in the state to observe November 7 as ‘Students Day’, to mark Dr B R Ambedkar’s entry into school education 117 years back in 1900. A Government Resolution (GR) issued by the state school education and sports department on October 27 in this regard has described the Dalit icon’s enrolment in school as the dawn of a new era.

  • Mumbai: 25% students between 10 and 19 addicted to smoking

    Mumbai: A survey conducted by the Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mazgaon, in association with the Manipal University, has revealed that 25 per cent of the students, between 10 and 19, studying in city municipal and private schools, are getting increasingly habituated to smoking and having other tobacco-related products.

  • Bhopal: Purge mode: Axe falls on IG, SP

    Bhopal: The state government on Sunday issued marching orders to IG, Bhopal, Yogesh Chaudhary and SP, rail, Anita Malviya over their insensitive handling of the gang rape case. Chaudhary will be replaced by IG, Jabalpur, Jaideep Prasad. Meanwhile, AIG(SAF) Ruchi Bardhan Mishra has been appointed SP, Rail.

  • Bhopal gang rape case: ‘Hang accused in public’

    Bhopal: Bhopal gang-rape victim on Sunday said that she wanted her tormentors to be hanged in public at a square.  In a bold move, she came before reporters to announce her resolve to ensure capital punishment to all the four accused of raging her modesty. “Raping a girl is a heinous crime. It has no parallel. Hence, the culprits deserve nothing less than a death penalty.”

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    Mumbai University assures students to not fear delays in result of winter exams

    Mumbai: Students and parents fear the recent delays in results which jeopardised the lives of lakhs of students might be repeated in the winter semester examinations of the Mumbai University (MU). Though the university claims to have tightened all the loose strings in the online assessment process, the fact that the same agency is managing the assessment — MeritTrac — is building up a constant fear among students.

  • Mumbai: Despite Rs 442 crore budget for repair, city roads in poor state

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has utilised 41.45 per- centage (Rs.448.05 crore) of budget, almost half the budget money of Rs.1078.61 crore set for roads repair work up till September this year. Though BMC officials claim large money has been spent on roads repair work this time, still there are hundreds of roads in Mumbai which are in a bad condition and have to undergo repairing.

  • Congress has run away from Pradesh electoral battle: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    UNA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the Congress, saying it had “run away” from the Himachal Pradesh electoral battle, which he described as a contest being fought by the people of the state. Campaigning for the third day in a row in the state that goes to the polls on November 9, he said the election was not being fought by his party, the BJP, but the people

  • City celebrates organic with denizens each Sunday

    Mumbai: It’s a small cult which is growing in number. This group intends to gather every Sunday at Birla Krida Kendra to sell and buy organic products. This organic market is happening in the kendra for the first time but is expected to continue.