Free Press Journal
  • ‘Caste’ agitations rooted in failed system

    Dominant peasant castes occupying significant space in the economy and polity in their respective States are not giving up the battle for quotas. The Marathas are once again up-in-arms against the State demanding reservation in educational institutions and government jobs, an agitation that has often turned violent. In Gujarat, the Patidar agitation is on the verge of reviving with the detention of Hardik Patel. The Jats of Haryana and Rajasthan and Kapus

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    Maharashtra: Nanar project runs into another hurdle

    Mumbai: The multi-million petrochemical project at Nanar in Ratnagiri district is in a soup after the major investor and Saudi Arabia’s state owned oil giant — Saudi ARAMCO has suspended its plan to go public with an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Saudi ARAMCO and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have signed an agreement with the union government to invest in the Nanar project. As Saudi ARAMCO has stepped back, the future

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    Mumbai: Vehicle-towing firms awarded tree trimming contracts

    Mumbai: If the trees on your street or in a public area look as though they have been hacked with an axe or a saw wielded by untrained hands, that could precisely be the case. Vehicle-towing companies have been tasked with tree-trimming by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

  • WhatsApp rejects India’s plea to trace origin of fake messages spreading rumours, cites privacy of users

    New Delhi: WhatsApp has rejected India’s demand for a solution to track the origin of messages on its platform, saying building traceability will undermine end-to-end encryption and affect privacy protection for users. Emphasising that people use its platform for all kinds of “sensitive conversations”, the Facebook-owned company said the focus is on educating people about misinformation.

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    Maharashtra state to provide skim milk powder to primary school students

    Mumbai: Aiming to give relief to dairy farmers, the state government has decided to provide skim milk powder to primary school students, through its School Nutrition Scheme on a pilot basis, for three months. However, a mere 200 gms of this powder will be provided every month, which has caused eyebrows to be raised in political circles.

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    Kerala Floods: Celebs, unions, temple trusts contribute to Kerala’s flood relief

    Mumbai: Various unions of the workers from State Transport (ST) corporation gave a donation of Rs 10 crore to the transport Diwakar Raote towards the Kerala flood relief. A cheque was to the Maharashtra CM’s Special Kerala Relief Fund. The entire ST staff donated their one day salary in support of the people of Kerala, as they will need resources to rebuild their lives. The entire amount was divided between the unions

  • My Glory Is Yours

    He received another Award. It was covered in the press. Many congratulatory messages were sent to him. He rose higher in the pedestal of fame. Many looked up to him. Like a role model. His clothes were called “glory”.

  • Kumaraswamy, Kumaraswamy's budget, editorial, karnanataka, farmer, Janata Dal, Congress,

    Income Tax department raids Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy’s chartered accountant

    Bengaluru: In what seems to be a behind-the-scene political move, the Income Tax department has raided Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s chartered accountant. In a hush-hush move, the IT officials quietly moved into the home and office of chartered accountant HB Sunil in Kumara Park (West) snooping for files.

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    Mumbai: Crystal Tower fire tragedy exposes hapless tenants reside in 56,000 buildings without OC

    Mumbai: The Crystal Tower fire tragedy, in which four people died, has exposed the dep-seated nexus between builders and various agencies like the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. In the lurch are hapless tenants who continue to reside in buildings without occupancy certificates (OCs). Shockingly, there are 56,000 such buildings in Mumbai. A part of the problem is that any move to make builders and architects liable for prosecution for flats which are handed over

  • Weak cyber security may put lenders in tight spot

    Mumbai : Faced with rising instances of cyber-attacks on banks, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is considering imposing curbs on services or products offered by banks where cyber frauds have taken place due to failure of internal systems, an industry source said.

  • RIL m-cap crosses Rs 8 Lakh-crore mark

    New Delhi : Reliance Industries (RIL) on Thursday became the first Indian company to cross the Rs 8 lakh crore market capitalisation mark while its stock hit a fresh 52-week high.

  • Asian Games : Iran stun India in kabaddi semis; women in final

    Jakarta : India’s men’s kabaddi team suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Iran in the semi-finals while the women’s team entered the final with a comprehensive win over minnows Chinese Taipei at the Asian Games on Thursday.