Free Press Journal
  • Jagat-Chetan win RFC India off-road motorsport event

    Dona Paula : Veteran rallyist Jagat Nanjappa and co-driver Chetan Changappa of Coorgs Team V5 Offroaders on Saturday emerged as the champions of Isuzu Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India off-road motorsport event.

  • Hamilton dances in the rain to take pole in Budapest

    Budapest : Lewis Hamilton danced in the rain on his way to a memorable pole Saturday ahead of his team-mate Valtteri Bottas as Mercedes secured a front row lockout for the Hungarian Grand Prix.

  • Amit Shah meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

    Mumbai : BJP chief Amit Shah has arrived here, for a daylong visit to the city on Saturday for a special screening of a movie based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s early life and met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. Shah’s visit assumes significance in the backdrop of an all-party leaders meet called by CM Devendra Fadnavis in the afternoon.

  • HC asks govt: Do you seriously want to regulate menace of coaching classes?

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court recently directed the Maharashtra government to clarify if it seriously intends to regulate the “menace” of coaching classes in the State, which have been “exploiting” the educational fraternity. The HC has sought this clarification after noting the fact that despite passing orders, way back in 1998, the government has done “little” in regulating the coaching classes.

  • Plastic ban makes Ganpati Bappa dearer

    Mumbai : The plastic ban in Maharashtra is impacting costs of almost everything directly or indirectly. Even the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated across Maharashtra will be no exception.

  • Constitutional amendment can ensure Maratha quota: Pawar

    Mumbai : NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said reservations for the Maratha community could be brought about with an amendment in the Constitution. The veteran leader added that he could hold a dialogue with the Opposition parties to seek support for the amendment if the Union government showed its willingness.

  • Ajit Pawar: Name those who were going to release snakes among Warkaris

     Mumbai : Nationalist Congress Party and Opposition leader Ajit Pawar has said that he finds no credibility in the claim by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis that anti-social elements were going to let loose a snake among the Warkaris (devotees) at Pandharpur on Ashadhi Ekadashi (July 23) in order to create panic and a stampede-like situation. The CM should have substantiated his allegations and placed evidence before the public, Pawar felt.

  • Cases vs protesters will be withdrawn

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday, talking to reporters after the all-party meeting at Vidhan Bhavan, said that he had instructed the Director General (DG) of police to review all cases against Maratha community members who participated in the quota stir, other than attacking police personnel and resorting to arson and violence, would be withdrawn.

  • Officer in uniform kneels before Yogi

    Gorakhpur (UP) : Photographs of a police officer in uniform kneeling down at the feet of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on the occasion of Guru Purnima at the Gorakhnath temple, went viral on social media. Adityanath is also ‘Peethadishwar’ and ‘Mahant’ (head priest) of the Gorakhnath Math.

  • Sion Hospital morgue’s AC breaks down, kin seek bodies 

    Mumbai : The morgue at civic-run Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital (Sion Hospital) has been non-functional for the past one week, owing to a breakdown in its air-conditioning. As a result, bodies are being sent to other civic and state-run hospitals in the city, compounding the misery of bereaved families, making them run from one hospital to another, seeking the bodies of their deceased kin.

  • TRAI chief’s Aadhaar details leaked? after 

    New Delhi : Alleged personal details of India’s telecom watchdog chief RS Sharma were leaked on Saturday after the TRAI chairman threw a challenge and tweeted his 12-digit Aadhaar asking if it had made him vulnerable to any security risk.

  • ‘Taxpayers will pay Rs 1 lakh cr to Mr 56’s friend for Rafale deal’

    New Delhi : Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday stepped up his attack on PM Modi, alleging that taxpayers would have to pay Rs 1 lakh crore over the next 50 years to “Mr 56’s friend” for maintaining the 36 Rafale aircraft that the country was buying.

  • Lynching over cows may lead to another partition: PDP MP Baig

    Srinagar : Senior PDP leader and Lok Sabha member from Baramulla Muzaffar Hussain Baig on Saturday warned of another partition of India if lynching of Muslims over cow-smuggling allegations were not stopped forthwith. He was addressing a rally to mark the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) 19th foundation day here.

  • Karunanidhi stable, Alma mater prays

    Chennai : DMK president Karunanidhi, who was rushed to Kauvery Hospital from his house around 2 am on Saturday after his blood pressure dropped, remained in the Intensive Care Unit with doctors monitoring his health round-the-clock.