Free Press Journal
  • Airfare

    Parliamentary standing committee asks aviation ministry to cap air fares

    New Delhi: A parliamentary standing committee has asked the civil aviation ministry to fix an upper limit on air fares for every sector. The committee noted that around festivals and for bookings made closer to the date of travel, some airlines are charging more than 10 times the advance booking fare. The committee also took note of the high cancellation charges levied by domestic airlines and said that they should not be

  • Manohar Bhide and Jignesh Mevani: Two arrest or not to arrest?

    Mumbai: The state government is in no tearing hurry to arrest right wing leader Manohar Bhide, even though an FIR was registered on January 2 against him and Milind Ekbote. The duo is blamed in the FIR for instigating the Koregaon-Bhima riots.Bhide, who is a self-styled guru, is said to be close to the BJP top brass in the state and at the Centre. The other two persons to be booked on

  • Economic growth to dip to a 4-year low of 6.5 %

    New Delhi: Economic growth is expected to slow down to a four-year low of 6.5 per cent in 2017-18, the lowest under the Modi-led government, mainly due to poor performance of agriculture and manufacturing sectors. The GDP was 7.1 per cent in 2016-17 and 8 per cent in the preceding year. It was 7.5 per cent in 2014-15. The Narendra Modi-led NDA government had assumed office in May 2014.

  • Indore: Committee sends 30-page report to GST Council seeking amendment in law

    Indore: “Certain provisions of GST, which are causing pain to its stakeholders, would be amended by making necessary changes in GST Law. Particularly Reserve Charge Mechanism (RCM) and Composition Scheme would be aligned to favour the tax payers,” observed the GST Law review committee at the end of the crucial three-day long meeting, here at Hotel Radisson Blu on Thursday.

  • Constitution bench to review adultery law

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday referred to a 5-judge Constitution Bench a ticklish question of discrimination between a man and a woman in extramarital relationship as the man is punished under Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code that deals with adultery but not the woman despite she being an equal partner in such an act.

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    Indore: Crime Round Up: Man robbed of Rs 1.56L

    Indore: A case was registered against an unidentified person for robbing a man of Rs1.56 lakh in Khajrana area on Thursday. According to police, complainant Rakesh Khantal, a resident of Tilak Nagar alleged that he was returning from Bhopal and took an auto-rickshaw near Radisson Square on late Wednesday night.

  • Indore: Women of Substance: Sweeping up on desolation row in pursuit of happiness

    Indore: Laughing her way through mishaps, 43-year-old dietician Dr Preeti Shukla has handled all her problems with faith, acceptance and optimism. From being a wonderful mother to becoming a registered dietician and national topper of the examination, are some feathers in her cap.

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    Indore: Experts discuss strategies to overcome challenges of future wireless communication

    Indore: While everyone wants to get access to data faster, developing speed and efficiency of fast communication system without elevating costs is the challenge posing hurdles to engineers today. Discussing how this challenge can be managed by predicting user’s choice, professor Bharat Bettagere from IIT Delhi discussed ‘caching’ in 1st UK-India DST-UKIERI Workshop on 5G and beyond Wireless Networks.

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    Mumbai: Fire at Nagpada; BMC was blind to illicit godown

    Mumbai: Yet another fire in the city – this time, in a six storey residential building at Nagpada — but thankfully restricted to the three illegal godowns operating from the basement. But the dreadful part is that the godowns contained inflammable articles like chemical solvent bottles used for mobile glass cleaning and repairing and yarns of silk garment which the fire officials feel could have caused a major flare-up.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: Fire started at Mojo’s in hookah?

    Mumbai: Where did the fire start? Some videos that the BMC has in its possession suggest the lethal blaze that gutted the two upmarket restaurants at Kamala Mills compound originated in a hookah at Mojo’s Bistro and then spread to 1Above. Incidentally, both the restaurants were running illegal hookah bars, the report has said.

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    Daily Horoscope for Saturday, January 6, 2018

    Want to know what’s in store today for you? Read our Daily Horoscope by Nilikash P. Pradhan, and find out what your Sun Sign says about the day that will be.

  • Mumbai: Maharashtra government skeptical about ban on hookah parlours

    Mumbai: Even in the aftermath of the Kamala Mill Compound fire tragedy, the Home Department is skeptical about banning ‘hookah parlours’ in the city and in state as hookahs at present are not covered under any law of the state. It should be noted that one of the theory doing rounds in the wake of the Kamala Mills Compound fire tragedy was that the fire started from a spark that flew from

  • Thane hoteliers get 15 days extension for fire NOCs

    Thane: The hotel owners in Thane received a breather from the Thane Municipal Corporation as the civic body has decided to extend the ultimatum for submitting fire NOCs by 15 more days. The last day for the submission was on Friday.