Free Press Journal
  • Approval for building plan within 30 days

    Mumbai: In a relief to construction sector, the government has appointed a three-member appellate committee to implement speedy allocation of permission to building plan. “The government has framed the deadline timetable to get various permissions for building plan and published these mandatory guidelines in July this year. However, the housing department received complaints from several developers about non-implementation of the guidelines by civic body,” said housing ministry official. The civic body will have

  • ‘Conditions do not allow the curators to give track of choice’

    New Delhi : India desperately wanted hard and bouncy wickets before the South Africa tour but the country’s diverse soil and climatic conditions prevents the curators from providing the team management with strips of their choice, said batting coach Sanjay Bangar.

  • Rahane will be disappointed with such dismissals: Bangar

    Bangar is confident that Rahane will bounce back as he has the ability to do so. “I think that would be hurting him definitely but he is a quality player. He has the ability to bounce back quickly,” Bangar exuded confidence.

  • Rahul in temples: With BJP there, why’ll people need ‘clone’: Jaitley

    Surat : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday took a dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his visits to temples in poll-bound Gujarat. Referring to BJP’s pro-Hindutva leanings, he asked why would people prefer a “clone” when the original is available.

  • Poor air quality takes toll on Mumbaikars

    Mumbai : Poor air quality is a problem all over the world. Polluted air is linked to a variety of health concerns, ranging from short-term irritation to serious diseases or even death. Much of the pollution which is affecting our air comes from human activities. It is a result of manufacturing, transportation and a dependence on fossil fuels like gas and coal. Exposure to pollutants like smog, sulphates, nitrates and carbon can

  • Injured Shardul out of Mumbai team for Ranji QF

    Mumbai : Injured pacer Shardul Thakur does not feature in Mumbai’s Ranji Trophy squad for their quarterfinal match against Karnataka beginning on December 7.


    New Delhi  : A new question mark was put on Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) as they helped the ruling Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) sweep 14 of the 16 mayor’s posts even while the party polled very little votes in other elections of the local urban bodies in Uttar Pradesh that were conducted with the ballot papers.

  • Cong says Poonawalla creating distractions at someone’s behest

    New Delhi: Congress Karnataka Chief Dinesh Gundu Rao on Saturday slammed party leader Shehzad Poonawalla for terming the process to elect party President “rigged” and said that he was asked by somebody to create distractions.

  • Demolition drive of BMC brings down homes, establishments

    Mumbai : Some people affected by the demolition drive of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) along the Tansa pipeline (at Sakinaka Pipeline road) had approached the High Court, requesting to stay the drive. The court had given some relief until December 7 to the residents, while some encroachment are still razed.

  • Pak must take action against terror safe havens, says Mattis

    “I’m making my first trip to Pak as secretary of efense..The US remains committed to a pragmatic relationship that expands cooperation on shared interests while reinforcing President Trump’s call for action against terrorist safe havens,” Jim Mattis/US Defence Secretary :

  • Indywood Film Carnival to redefine cultural space through films, music

    Hyderabad  : In an attempt to bring about a cultural transformation, Indywood Film Carnival 2017, hosted at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad aims to enhance the inclination towards film-making, performing arts, creative and music genre among students.

  • Trump denies reports of sacking Tillerson

    Washington : US President Donald Trump on Saturday rejected as “fake news” the media reports of ouster of his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson but acknowledged his disagreements with his top diplomat.

  • Rollicking de Grandhomme ton leaves Windies reeling

    Wellington : New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme cracked his maiden Test century off just 71 balls to leave the West Indies reeling at stumps on the second day of the first Test in Wellington on Saturday.

  • Pope Francis wraps up Asia tour

    Dhaka: Pope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour on Saturday after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

  • Sheila Dikshit

    Why is PM running off to Gujarat every other day, asks Sheila Dikshit

    Gandhinagar : Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday asked if the claim of the ruling BJP in Gujarat of having undertaken a lot of development is correct then why was Prime Minister Narendra Modi rushing off to the state practically every other day to campaign.