Free Press Journal
  • Russian ‘spy’ Maria Butina seeks donations for defence

    Washington : A Russian gun rights supporter who built up a network of powerful Republican contacts while studying at a university in Washington has launched a fund-raising campaign to pay for her defence against espionage allegations.

  • Haj begins today- Arabia tests Japan-inspired ‘nap pods’

    Mecca : Mansour al-Amer swipes a card to reveal a narrow sleep pod, reminiscent of Japan’s famed capsule hotels. But this pod is in Saudi Arabia, where the Muslim Haj pilgrimage begins on Sunday.

  • Judicial panel to begin hearing in Sept 5

    Mumbai : After the violent riots which occurred in Bhima-Koregaon on January 1, the Maharashtra government had set up a Judicial Commission on February 10. This commission will finally begin to hear the matter from the first week of September. The commission has already issued summons to over a dozen of people “related” to the case.

  • Govt hastens school teachers’ recruitment in view of assembly polls

    BHOPAL : Commissioner school education, Jaishri Kiyavat confirmed that the proposal has been sent to the government. She said that rules related to recruitment have been finalised after due deliberations. Recruitment would be conducted through the Professional Examination Board (PEB), earlier known as VYAPAM.

  • Sidhu under Oppn fire for Pak visit, BJP calls it ‘shameful’

    Chandigarh : The opposition in Punjab on Saturday targeted Navjot Singh Sidhu for attending the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan’s PM, with the BJP describing his visit to Islamabad as “shameful”. It also asked the cricketer-turned-politician whether it was necessary to visit Pakistan at a time when India was mourning the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

  • 1700 cows have died in gaushalas, cow sanctuary: Congress MLA

    BHOPAL : In last six months more than 1700 cows have died in the gaushalas and cow sanctuaryin MP , alleged MLA Sunderlal Tiwari while addressing the media in the joint press conference conducted by the state media president Sobha Oza and him on Saturday.

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    BMC to pay `18.30 lakh to HC-appointed panel

    Mumbai : The Brihahnmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on the orders of the Bombay High Court (HC), has appointed a three-member committee to conduct an inquiry in the Kamala Mills fire tragedy. The corporation will now seek the standing committee’s approval of its proposal to pay Rs 18.30 lakh to the members of the inquiry committee, at a meeting scheduled for next week.

  • Potholes on roads, service roads, footpaths pose danger for commuters

    BHOPAL : Potholes on roads, service roads and footpath are posing danger for the commuters in the state capital.  Trench and potholes can be blamed on heavy rain but exposed pit-holes reflect lethargic attitude of the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration.  Bhopal Municipal Corporation officials including city engineer (civil) PK Jain and OP Bharadwaj were not available for comments. However, deputy commissioner Kamal Solanki said, “City engineer is the competent authority to

  • Former UN Secy-Gen Kofi Annan dies

    Geneva : Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced his death in Switzerland on Saturday in a tweet, saying that he died after a short unspecified illness.

  • China’s retort on Pentagon over airstrikes

    Beijing : China’s Defence Ministry said it has lodged a formal protest with Washington over a Pentagon report that claimed the Chinese military was training to carry out strikes against the US.

  • 9,000 students haven’t been allotted FYJC seats even after special round

    The cut off for Science in Vaze Kelkar College is 90.4 per cent while for Commerce it is 89.6 per cent and for Arts 73.4 per cent. The cut-off for other colleges for Science is lesser. In Jai Hind College, it is 45 per cent; the cut-off for Commerce and Arts is 87.2 per cent and 79.6 per cent respectively.

  • New timber market development stuck in files

    BHOPAL : The proposal of shifting the timber market near Bharat talkies to Chandpur to decongest the traffic is stuck in files of the industries department for over five years.

  • Chalakudy Locals rush in to help the distressed

    Mumbai : Most parts of Kerala are still facing a grim situation with floodwater increasingly becoming a threat to their lives. Nevertheless, Chalakudy in Thrissur district which was marooned for two days, has seen some sunshine with miraculously water level receding overnight.

  • Maximum City steps up to support Kerala

    Mumbai :  The maximum city has like rest of the country rallied around to extend support to the flood-affected in Kerala. This gesture is not just limited to NGOs but even individuals who have come forward to give monetary support, essentials that will bring immediate relief.  Various small associations are also collecting food items, clothes, money and other necessary items, and sending it to distressed people of Kerala.

  • SC questions MCTWA’s locus standi

    MCTWA has challenged HC’s order that directed demolition of excess construction at Mansarovar Complex