Free Press Journal
  • PM Narendra Modi: Statesman like in Davos

    Notwithstanding the childish jibe by Rahul Gandhi after the prime minister’s keynote address to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos, the reception at home and abroad was generally positive. The global corporate leaders assembled in Davos welcomed the address, giving Modi a standing ovation. He flagged the right concerns, that is, growing protectionism, specter of terrorism and a looming threat of global warming. It was a statesmanlike intervention, something the

  • National capital turns into fortress for Republic Day parade

    New Delhi: The national capital has been put under a security blanket with thousands of security personnel, anti-aircraft guns and sharpshooters deployed in view of the Republic Day parade that will be attended by ASEAN leaders.

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    Padmaavat Row: Put down these thugs

    Playing partisan politics with law and order should be a no-no at all times. Unfortunately, State governments look the other way when friendly groups indulge in street violence to address real or perceived grievances. For instance, the Congress government in Karnataka was behind the bandh in the State on Thursday.

  • Prakash Karat faction pushing a sectarian approach

    Prakash Karat might have been feeling ecstatic at his victory. The Central Committee members endorsed his political line of ‘no alliance, no understanding with the Congress’. But the BJP is celebrating his triumph. Karat and his comrades have made the task of making a clean sweep of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections easy for the BJP. It has been claimed that a 26-party front has already been floated, but no one knows

  • Surat: Income Tax officials raid cryptocurrency traders

    Surat: The Income Tax Department today conducted searches at 15 places belonging to cryptocurrency traders in Surat to find out, among other things, whether the trade was being used for tax evasion.

  • PadMan effect: Mumbai’s 5 maternity hospitals to get sanitary pad vending machines

    Mumbai: The release of Padman may have got postponed, but it surely has inspired Mumbai’s maternity hospitals. But better late than never! Five maternity hospitals will soon get first of its kind sanitary pad vending machines for better health and hygiene of the patients. A senior health official said on pilot basis these machines will be installed on hospital premises for which a tender has been passed.

  • Mobile internet services snapped in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Mobile internet services have been snapped in Kashmir as a precautionary measure on the occasion of the Republic Day, officials said today.

  • MS Dhoni, Pankaj Advani to receive Padma Bhushan

    New Delhi: Former Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and snooker ace player Pankaj Advani have been named for the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award.

  • Mumbai: 6 MNS councillors are now legally Shiv Sena corporators

    Mumbai: The six councillors who joined the ruling Shiv Sena party of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) recently after defecting Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) are legally the corporators of Sena now. The Kokan Bhavan Commission has approved all six corporators induction and has sent a letter same to BMC commissioner Ajoy Mehta.

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    Mumbai: Elephanta festival to shift to island from Gateway of India

    Mumbai: The Elephanta Festival, which was shifted to Gateway of India after 2008 terror attacks, will be shifted to the island from this year. Tourism Minister of state Jaykumar Rawal said the 29th two-day Elephanta Festival, beginning January 27, will be held on the island again.

  • Maharashtra: Neral-Matheran toy train to start its full services from today

    Mumbai: Nearly after a gap of 18 months, the toy train on Neral-Matheran route will be reintroduced on Republic Day. A senior railway official said the inaugural run on this 21km route will leave Neral at 10.30 am, touch Aman Lodge at 1.35 pm and arrive Matheran at 2 pm.

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    Mumbai: RTI should be considered supreme, says former CIC Shailesh Gandhi

    Mumbai: Right to Information (RTI) should be supreme over the Data Protection Act and citizens should be provided the information they seek without any secrecy. Shailesh Gandhi, former Central Information Commissioner, has proposed the RTI Act should have primacy as every citizen should have access to information.

  • Republic Day 2018: Watch Live telecast of 69th Republic Day Parade

    New Delhi: As the nation is all set to celebrate the 69th Republic Day on Thursday, security has been beefed up everywhere.Security forces have been deployed in numbers, to keep a check on the situations. Vehicles, in each and every police points, are being checked thoroughly. Vigilance at sensitive spots across the country have been increased to ensure safety and security.

  • Mumbai: Police force goes digital to save on time and resources

    Mumbai: As a part of paperless work in the force, the officers of and above the rank of inspector have been given computer in their offices and user ID and password has been created rank wise to operate the system. Earlier the circulation of a notice or Government Resolution (GR) was a mammoth task which involved paper as well as manpower and also consumed a lot of time.

  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali is more unfair to Alauddin Khilji than Padmaavati

    New Delhi: He gnaws the meat off the bone, bares his hairy chest, has long unruly locks and laughs like a hyena. He also has kohl-rimmed hungry eyes, a scarred face, a gym-toned body and wears furs. History doesn’t quite remember Alauddin Khilji like this, but that is the image Sanjay Leela Bhansali seeks to portray of the Khilji dynasty king in his film “Padmaavat”.