Free Press Journal
  • BSE Sensex

    Sensex rises 158 points in early trade

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex staged a strong come back in early trade today gaining over 158 points on widespread buying by participants in banking, auto, pharma and oil and gas stocks. Asian stocks notched moderate gains, tracking sizable increases seen on Wall Street overnight also boosted the sentiments.

  • Indian rupee opens lower at 63.55 per dollar after hitting 2.5 year high

    New Delhi: The Indian rupee on Wednesday slipped in early trade and opened lower by 7 paise at Rs. 63.55 per dollar versus Rs. 63.48 on Tuesday, where the local currency was up by 0.31 percent from its previous closing. The rupee on Tuesday had also hit its highest level against the dollar in about two and-a-half years amidst signs of weakness in the US currency.

  • Thane rural cops turn good samaritan, return stolen booty to victims!

    Bhayandar: Routinely criticised for failing to make streets safer for women, cops from the Thane (rural) police led by SP Dr Mahesh Patil has set an example for the civilians in their jurisdiction and their counterparts in the state by bagging the top slot for a rare achievement.

  • Maharashtra bandh today; state on edge after violence, protests

    Mumbai: Maharashtra remained on edge after the anniversary of a battle fought 200 years ago brought to fore simmering caste tensions even as a statewide bandh called today to protest the state government’s alleged failure to stop violence witnessed stray protest by Dalits.

  • After stopping aid for Pakistan, Trump threatens same action against Palestinians

    “It’s not only Pakistan that we pay billions of dollars to for nothing, but also many other countries, and others. As an example, we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t

  • Thane cops brief children and citizens on tackling cyber crimes

    Thane: Today is the age of digital transactions and almost everyone is the part of social media. The trouble lies here as the number of cyber related crimes are increasing despite of awareness. Therefore, the police department has been conducting awareness and seminars along with some prominent banking experts.

  • Teachers struggle to focus on assessment of Mumbai University exams

    Mumbai: Teachers have raised issues about lack of focus on assessment of winter semester examinations of Mumbai University (MU). As teachers are busy with assessment of First (FY) and Second Year (SY) examinations they cannot find time to complete assessment of Final Year university students.

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    Chhagan Bhujbal followers stage protest for his release

    Nashik: Thousands of MLA Chhagan Bhujbal’s supporters convened by Bhujbal Samanvai Samiti on Tuesday thronged the district collectors offices and tehsil offices throughout Maharashtra and at some places in India demanding the government to release him. The former deputy CM and his nephew Sameer are incarcerated on charges of money laundering and Maharashtra Sadan construction cases.

  • Akshay Kumar joins the newlyweds Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli for lunch in Cape Town

    Anushka Sharma, who got hitched to Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli in a dream destination wedding in Tuscany, Italy, headed to South Africa this past weekend. As the Indian team is all set for their cricket tournament, Anushka joined hubby Virat for some downtime before both of them get back to work.

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    Mumbai: MHADA slaps notice to Borivali school for stopping state board admissions

    Mumbai: Swami Vivekananda International School in Borivali, which was slammed a notice by MHADA last week for discontinuing admissions of state board, is yet to respond. The notice was sent to the school after it allegedly flouted rules and norms of operations. The school plot is owned by Maharashtra Housing Area and Development Authority (MHADA).

  • Salman Khan and Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari join hands

    Salman Khan is on a roll at present. His first film of 2017, Tubelight, didn’t work but his other flick, the spy action thriller Tiger Zinda Hai, has worked big time at the box office and if all goes well, it will emerge as the superstar’s highest grosser. On the other hand, Nitesh Tiwari had got noticed in Bollywood thanks to the 2 films that he directed – the 2011 kiddie comic

  • Mumbai: Patients heave sigh of relief as 12-hour IMA stir has little impact

    Mumbai: The effect of 12-hour strike of IMA didn’t dispute the patient care in private hospitals in the city as most of the doctors were present at OPD. The medical service went smoothly without much disruption. A senior doctor said all the emergency services were working as per schedule.
    Over 40,000 member-doctors of IMA, Maharashtra, out of which over 14000 are from Mumbai were to remain absent from the OPDs from 6am to

  • Maharashtra bandh: Section 144 imposed in Thane till January 4

    Mumbai:  Section 144 has been imposed in Maharashtra’s Thane area till midnight of January 4, in the wake of the statewide band called by the dalit outfits, protesting against the Bhima-Koregaon violence. The protestors even halted the trains at Thane railway station pertaining to the same.