Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai 26/7 floods: Dahisar and Vasai slums recall their ‘doomsday’

    Mumbai: The deluge of July 26, 2005, unleashes a storm of memories in the minds of Dahisar and Vasai residents, thirteen years later. The Free Press Journal visited small settlements in Mumbai where residents recounted their horrifying experience and the aftermath. Outside a tiny chawl in Ovaripada, Dahisar, are lanes so narrow that one lane almost dashes into the other and two people can barely walk side-by-side.

  • Pakistan elections 2018: PML-N ready to form ‘opposition’ against Imran Khan’s PTI

    Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday held its executive committee meeting and decided they “would play the role of a strong opposition” in the National Assembly against cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf, which obtained a clear edge over the other parties in the general election.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Five more Maharashtra’s MLAs offer to quit

    Mumbai: Aiming to reap political dividends from the violence unleashed by their community, five more Maratha legislators offered their resignations on Thursday by email. Harshwardhan Jadhav of Shiv Sena and Bhausaheb Patil-Chikatgaonkar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had already offered their resignation on Wednesday. Meanwhile, according to officials from the legislative affairs department of Vidhan Bhavan, resignation by email is not valid and hence, not accepted by the administration. Meanwhile, a

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    Thane illegal religious structures will soon be demolished

    Thane: Around 89 illegal religious structures in Thane city will soon be demolished. Thane’s civic chief, Sanjeev Jaiswal, has given the directions to the officials to complete the drive within 15 days. Likewise, the officials if fail to do so, will have to face strict action. The illegal shrines occupying the footpaths, service roads and any civic property will be razed in the next 15 days. The civic commissioner has asked assistant

  • PM Narendra Modi meets Russian President Vladimir Putin on sidelines of BRICS Summit

    Johannesburg: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held bilateral talks with President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, and said the friendship between India and Russia is deep-rooted. Modi was meeting Putin after their informal meeting in May in the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi in Russia in May.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Devendra Fadnavis won’t be replaced as Maharashtra CM, says Manohar Joshi

    Mumbai: A day after Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut created flutter saying there is talk within the BJP of replacing Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnvis over the Maratha quota stir, his party leader Manohar Joshi today said there is no such possibility. Joshi, former Chief Minister, said Fadnavis “failed” in handling the Maratha quota issue as is evident from the way in which the community members have taken to the streets in

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    IBPS RRB Admit Card 2018 for Officer Scale I Prelims exam released, check at ibps.in

    Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Prelims 2018 Admit Cards have been released. IBPS RRB Officer Scale 1 preliminary examination will be conducted on August 11, 12 and 18. Candidates who have registered for the examination are expected to keep an eye on the website. The institute is expected to release IBPS RRB Officer Scale I Pre-Exam Training Call Letters by next week on their official website ibps.in.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: CM Devendra Fadnavis seeks assistance from Maratha legislators to resolve reservation row

    Mumbai: An embattled CM Devendra Fadnavis has finally turned to his cabinet colleagues from the BJP and legislators from the Maratha community for their assistance in quelling the spiralling quota stir of the community. An insider from the Fadnavis cabinet said the government is fully dependent on the report of State Backward Class Commission’s recommendation and hence ready to provide all kinds of assistance to the Commission. Meanwhile, party ministers, along with

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    Anil Kapoor got nostalgic while shooting in a Chawl for Fanney Khan

    While shooting for Anil Kapoor‘s upcoming film Fanney Khan, the actor went down a memory lane as the film is shot in a chawl. The veteran actor, Anil Kapoor has spent most of his childhood in Chembur, Tilaknagar where he has spent quite a lot of boyhood playing around with his friends amidst the narrow lanes and small colonies of that area.

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    Daily Horoscope for Friday, July 27 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.

  • Pakistan elections 2018: Imran Khan winner of a rigged election

    Twenty-two years after he first plunged into politics, Pakistan’s most famous and successful cricket captain, Imran Khan, is all set to become the prime minister of the troubled nation, albeit with a huge helping hand from the omniscient military. Elections or no elections, the Pakistan Army and its creature the Inter Services Intelligence looms large in every facet of that internally torn society of some 200 million people. Khan was a minor

  • Cows, humans enjoy the same right to life

    Mob lynchings and judicial independence seem inter-related because 97 per cent of lynchings took place after Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India, and 86 per cent of those lynched were Muslims. Significantly, home minister Rajnath Singh has been compelled to agree to an anti-lynching law only after the opposition stormed the well of the house during zero hour in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

  • Hug, wink won’t get votes

    The hug and wink, no doubt, caught Prime Minister Narendra Modi unawares, sufficiently embarrassing him before the entire nation while Rahul Gandhi hogged media headlines. Nevertheless, episodic social media approbation is no short cut to electoral success. After gaining some traction in Gujarat and Karnataka in the last eight months, the Congress appears to have lost steam again. It has not been successful in pinning down the Modi government on the demonetisation

  • Pakistan elections 2018: Imran Khan may not remain army’s poodle

    Even the best laid plans of mice and men can go awry. If the Pakistan army wanted Imran Khan to score a runaway victory in the elections, it will be disappointed. If an inability to reach the halfway mark forces the former cricketer and international playboy to constitute a coalition, the already confused scene in Pakistan will become more muddled.  The reason is that Imran cannot have any truck with either his

  • Maratha quota stir: 2 MLAs from Pune, Solapur resign over Maratha reservation row

    Mumbai: Hours after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis chaired a meeting of ministers over the Maratha reservation row, two MLAs have resigned. Bharat Bhalke, Congress MLA from Pandharpur constituency (Solapur) and Dattatray Vithoba Bharne, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA from Indapur constituency (Pune), submitted their resignations to the Vidhan Sabha speaker on Thursday night.