Free Press Journal
  • Indore: City station all set to open host of new facilities today

    Indore: The city will get a major push in augmenting its railway facilities on Saturday as LS speaker Sumitra Mahajan, railway minister Piyush Goyal, Union minister Thawarchand Gehlot and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will lay foundation stone for host of development projects and also, inaugurate new services at the city railway station.

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    Maharashtra government collects Rs 14,047 crores as Profession Tax in last 7 years

    Mumbai: The Profession Tax (PT) collect is done through the Sales Tax department in Maharashtra. In the past 7 years government has collected Rs 14047 crores as Profession Tax, this was revealed in a response to an RTI query filed by RTI Activist Anil Galgali, but in a shocking response the department has further informed that they have no information about where has the funds collected as Profession Tax was utilised. RTI

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    Daily Horoscope for Saturday, March 17, 2018

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  • Indore: IITI shrinks PhD scholarships to 4 years, ‘punishes’ guides to fund rest

    Indore: In a move hitting both the PhD students and their supervisors hard, Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IITI) has reduced the maximum duration of PhD scholarship from five to four years and made the supervisors liable to bear academic expenses incurred by the PhD students in the fifth year.

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    RTI is slowly being strangled in Maharashtra, says ex-CIC

    Mumbai: The former Chief Information Commissioner, Shailesh Gandhi has written to the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, highlighting the fact, the Right to Information Act (RTI), a right of the citizens is being deliberately strangled. Gandhi said, the very fact the posts of information commissioners is lying vacant is enough to ensure no information is given out.

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    Mumbai: BMC fire brigade officers decide to stop working for fire prevention and compliance

    Mumbai: Fire brigade officers of BMC have decided to stop working for fire prevention and compliance under Maharashtra Fire Prevention and Life Safety act 2006 declared Mumbai Fire Brigade Officers Association (FBOA) on Friday. The decision has been taken as none of their demands have been resolved even after the association’s brief meeting with the Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta in Feb. The association claims that there is no Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

  • BJP needs to forge and renew alliances

    As the adage goes, ‘when sorrows come, they come not single spies but in battalions.’ This fits the BJP to a ‘t’ in today’s political context in India. The allies of the BJP in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) are increasingly demanding their pound of flesh, seeing its vulnerability in the wake of the party’s string of defeats in by-elections in the country’s northern belt. After barraging the BJP for purported omissions

  • Regional satraps not enthused with Congress as the main non-BJP pole

    The growing discomfiture and frustration among regional satraps about hitching their political outfit with the Congress in the run up to next year’s general elections is coming to the fore. They are concerned that the country’s oldest political entity is hopelessly outmanoeuvred by the strategists of the Lotus party over the last four years since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister in May 2014.

  • Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to enter final

    Colombo: Riding on some brilliant batting from middle-order batsman Mahmudullah (43 not out), Bangladesh edged past Sri Lanka by two wickets to enter the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series here on Friday.

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    India faces manmade water crisis

    The per capita availability of water in Delhi is more than that in Amsterdam. China, with a larger population, uses 28% less fresh water than India. We have ample water yet we face a huge water crisis.

  • Will Kim Jong-un take Donald Trump for a ride?

    It is not often remembered that 65 years after the Korean Armistice Agreement was designed to “insure a complete cessation of hostilities and of all acts of armed force in Korea until a final peaceful settlement is achieved”, the Korean peninsula is still at war. A high-level US-North Korean dialogue might end this dangerous situation but that is not what all observers want.

  • Mumbai: Amit Shah to attend BJP foundation day on April 6

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to celebrate its biggest foundation day on April 6 in Mumbai in presence of national president Amit Shah. With an aim to make its 39th foundation day a grand event the party has planned a rally expected to be attended by around three lakh workers across Maharashtra.

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    Mumbai: 20-year old newly-wed lady commits suicide by jumping off from 14th floor of Tardeo building

    Mumbai: A 20-year old lady committed suicide from the 14th floor at Ganesh building at MP mill compound at Janata Nagar in Tardeo. The police suspect that the lady who had married one and a half months ago was undergoing depression. However, the police are clueless about the exact reason for the drastic step. Unfortunately, two minutes, before police could reach the spot, the lady had leapt to death.

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    Mumbai: Dadar TT repair work reassign to blacklisted contractor

    Mumbai: The roads department of the civic body will finally start the most chaotic, congested Dadar TT junction repair work. According to the officials for the last three and half years, road work could not be started as the No Objection Certificate (NOC) from traffic department was pending.

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    Mumbai: BMC distributes 100 vaccines to peripheral hospitals to control swine flu

    Mumbai: In a first of its kind initiative, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started giving training to staff from eight peripheral hospitals regarding when to give swine flu vaccine to patients. A senior health official said they have instructed hospitals to provide vaccination to vulnerable groups of patients admitted to the hospital so that they can be protected from falling prey to the virus.

  • Maharashtra, State streamlines norms, sale of flats, maharashtra government, real estate

    Supreme Court lifts ban over new constructions in Mumbai

    New Delhi: Paving the way for hundreds of residential and commercial projects in Mumbai which had come to a halt following the Bombay High Court ban on new construction due to poor disposal of construction and demolition waste, the Supreme Court on Thursday permitted construction activity with a rider that builders/ developers would be employing adequate safeguards to prevent dust particles dispersing in the air and would have to transport debris to