Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: At 41 degrees Celsius, city records hottest day since 2015; likely to witness spike in next two days

    Mumbai: Sunday was the hottest day in March this summer with the maximum temperature touching 41 degrees Celsius – 8 degrees higher than the previous day; Mumbai is experiencing such sweltering heat in March after three years. Temperature in March is known to sputter and sneak into the 40s. The second highest temperature recorded this season was on March 11 — 37.8 degree Celsius.

  • Mumbai: FDA suspends licence of Pankaja Munde’s mill

    Mumbai: In yet another setback to Pankaja Munde, minister for women and child welfare department, the Foods and Drugs Administration (FDA) has taken the decision to suspend sugarcane crushing licence of Parli-based Vaidyanath Cooperative Sugar Mill for a period of ten days. The minister is the chairperson of the mill. It will remain suspended between April 11 to 20.

  • Mumbai’s transgenders fighting for acceptance, but people continue resisting

    Mumbai: Their role in our lives is much more than our role in theirs. They don’t make much song and dance about it, although they have to sing and dance to earn their bread. We are all aware of them, but do not want to know them. The transgender community doesn’t shy away to help people even though the same could not be said otherwise.

  • ‘New India’ belongs to poor & backward: PM

    “Ambedkar showed us that to succeed it is not necessary for a person to be born in an illustrious or rich family, but even those who are born in poor families in India can dare to dream their dreams”

  • Investing in MFs likely to get cheaper

    New Delhi : Sebi is considering to reduce the additional expenses charged by mutual funds (MFs) by 15 basis points, a move aimed at increasing penetration of such products among investors.

  • TMC, BJP battle it out over Ram Navami celebrations in Bengal

    Kolkata : Ram Navami was celebrated on a massive scale across West Bengal on Sunday, with the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition BJP leaving no stone unturned in their celebrations this year.

  • ONGC may buy out Gail India stake in OPaL

    New Delhi : State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) may buy out gas utility Gail India in its Dahej mega petrochemical project in Gujarat to take full control of the recently commissioned plant.

  • German police arrest ex-Catalan chief Carles Puigdemont

    Berlin : German police on Sunday arrested Catalonia’s former president Carles Puigdemont as he crossed the border with Denmark by car after Spain’s Supreme Court vowed to prosecute 13 key separatists over their breakaway bid.

  • Ready for any situation in Doklam: Defence Min

    Dehradun : Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday assured the nation that India is alert and ready for any unseen situation in Doklam.

  • Early-stage startups to get shot in arm

    New Delhi : Looking to provide an impetus to the early-stage startup ecosystem, Sebi plans to increase the maximum investment by angel funds in venture capital undertakings to Rs 10 crore from the current Rs 5 crore.

  • IMA rejects suggestions on NMC bill, calls strike from April 2

    New Delhi : Rejecting the recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the National Medical Commission bill, the Indian Medical Association, the largest body of private doctors in India, on Sunday called for an indefinite strike from April 2.

  • STC, MMTC merger on cards: Prabhu

    New Delhi : A merger of state-run trading firms Metals & Minerals Trading Corporation of India (MMTC) and State Trading Corporation (STC) is on the cards and the matter is under process, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu has said.

  • UBI accused of giving incorrect info to bourses

    New Delhi : The National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) has accused the United Bank of India (UBI) of providing “factually incorrect” information to stock exchanges and not releasing over Rs 173 crore in lieu of bank guarantees, days after the Enforcement Directorate launched a probe into the bank guarantees case.