Free Press Journal
  • Legendary Mugabe loses grip over power in Zimbabwe

    The ‘Grand old man of African politics’ Robert Mugabe, who is 93, has finally been shown the door by Zimbabwe’s military, after he enjoyed untrammelled power for 37 long years, following the country’s independence in 1980. Mugabe’s last ditch battle to cling on to power till the elections next year and to then seek to foist his 52-year-old second wife Grace is most likely to come a-cropper.

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    Padmavati tangle sign of mobocracy

    It is reprehensible how ridiculous some campaigns run by fringe groups can get and how State governments can whip up passions on trivial issues to harness vote banks. The controversy generated on the yet-to-be-released film ‘Padmavati’ by Karni Sena and the shocking fallout from it in the shape of putting a price on the film director’s head and threatening to chop off the nose of a leading star of Hindi films Deepika

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    Disha Patani says, I’m not a fan of heavy jewellery

    Bengaluru: Actress Disha Patani prefers the minimalistic look when it comes to her fashion choices. The “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” was in the city for the launch of Forevermark’s boutique store here in association with C. Krishniah Chetty Jewellers earlier this week.

  • Rafale Deal: UPA sat over IAF’s urgent need for a decade?

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday justified Prime Minister Modi striking a deal during his France visit to buy 36 Rafale fighter aircraft, a matter that had been kept hanging by the UPA for a decade, jeopardising national security.

  • Congress raises questions over Moody’s reliability

    Pune: After U.S.-based International rating agency Moody’s Investors Service upgraded India’s sovereign rating to Baa2 from Baa3, the Congress party on Saturday raised questions over the reliability of the global credit rating agency who has conducted the surveys.

  • Mumbai’s firemen to soon get high-tech fire-resistant suits

    Mumbai: Mumbai’s firemen who always put their lives in danger while fire-fighting will soon have some more protection in the form of high-tech fire-resistant suits made of a special fabric. A senior officer of the fire department has remarked that after repeated incidents of firemen getting injured during fire rescue operations a specially-made suit has been procured which will prove to be a safety cover for them.

  • Padmavati Row: Censor board sends movie back to Bhansali and co

    Mumbai: It seems Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film Padmavati — which has run into rough weather with the Karni Sena threatening to scuttle its release – is unlikely to get a censor board certificate by December 1 as the screening committee of the Censor Board of Film Certification, popularly also called the censor board, has sent the movie back to the makers as the application for the certification was “incomplete”.

  • Maharashtra government sets up committee to curb custodial deaths

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has set up a seven-member committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Sudhir Shrivastava to recommend ways to stop the custodial deaths, a state minister said. The formation of the panel comes in the wake of the custodial death of Aniket Kothale in Sangli city earlier this month.

  • Mumbai police issues stern warning to people protesting against Padmavati

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police on Friday issued a stern warning to ‘adventurous’ people protesting the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming movie ‘Padmavati.’ The police suggested that the fringe organisations conduct their protests against the Bollywood film in a ‘democratic’ manner.

  • Mumbai exam paper leak: WhatsApp chain busted, several students held

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police have arrested 10 people, including students and prime accused Kalpesh Bagul (27) who is a computer technician of a college based in Kandivali, in connection with the Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) student paper leak case registered with the Amboli police station on Thursday night.

  • Mumbai Bank of Baroda robbery case: 3 suspects picked up from Dhule, but cops deny making arrests

    Mumbai: The Navi Mumbai police seems to have cracked the multi-crore Bank of Baroda robbery case, after three suspects were picked up from Dhule district, almost 350-kilometre away from the scene of crime, on Thursday night. Sources confirm that the trio were traced in Dhule based on technical evidence. The suspects have been brought to Navi Mumbai and are being interrogated.

  • Probe if RTOs follow rules when issuing fitness certificates for vehicles: Bombay High Court to Chief Secretary

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday took a stern view over the failure of the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) across Maharashtra in complying with the provision of the Motor Vehicles Act. The HC accordingly directed Chief Secretary of the government to delegate the responsibility of conducting an inquiry against all the RTOs to ascertain whether they have complied with the Act as well as the court’s orders.

  • Mumbai: City-based blood bank refuses to give required blood groups to the patient’s relatives despite availability

    Mumbai: The State Blood Transfusion Council (SBTC) issued a notice to all the city’s blood banks, ordering them to submit the complete report of blood collection in the last six days. The official said that they have also asked them to update the total collection of blood on their portal named as ‘e-raktkosh’ and should also submit a report on daily basis to the SBTC by morning 10 am.

  • Bhopal: 35 potters from across India exhibit artful items

    Bhopal: As many as 35 potters from across the country have showcased a wide variety of ceramic items under the much awaited exhibition-cum-sale organised at Gauhar Mahal. The price of ceramic items exhibited at the 7th Potters Market and exhibition- 2017 range from Rs 10 to Rs 10,000. The five-day exhibition which began on Thursday has been organised by Bhopal Studio Potters. The potters have come from Goa, Auroville, Rajasthan,

  • Mumbai: BMC to construct one more guest house for patients’ relatives in KEM hospital premises

    Mumbai: Soon, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is going to construct a one more guest house for patients’ relatives in the KEM hospital premises. The officials said they have received a good response from the relatives staying at the guest house which was constructed in the premises of the Kings Edward Memorial hospital in April 2017.