Free Press Journal
  • New pictorial warning for tobacco products issued, to be used from September 1

    New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry issued on Monday enhanced pictorial warnings to be printed on packets of cigarette and other tobacco products, highlighting the ill-effects of tobacco consumption, according to an official statement. These new pictorial warnings will be used from September 1.

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    Mumbai: 3 years after man’s death, his son is born to surrogate mom

    Mumbai: Exactly three years after she lost her husband in a road accident, a woman clutched his new-born to her bosom in a Mumbai hospital, thanks to modern technology and her determination to become a parent.  The baby boy came into the world through a surrogate mother, after the woman couldn’t conceive despite undergoing multiple in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) cycles, said a doctor who treated her. The woman, who hailed from Bengaluru, had

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    Kerala Floods: ‘Operation Madad’ scales down as situation improves

    Mumbai: The Southern Naval Command started scaling down “Operation Madad” consequent to rains having reduced to a large extent and flood waters starting to recede from many waterlogged areas in Kerala.  As of 4.30 pm on August 20, the 11th day of “Operation Madad”, the total number of diving teams deployed had been reduced to 51, with 41 teams having returned after completing their rescue mission. A total of 350 people were

  • Google Doodle marks Indian author Ismat Chughtai’s 107th birthday

    New Delhi: Google Doodle on Tuesday celebrated what would have been the 107th birthday of Indian author Ismat Chughtai. Born in Budaun, Uttar Pradesh on August 21, 1911, Chughtai championed free speech, social liberation, and gender equality through her writing. Her best-known works, according to Google’s blog post, questioned double standards and encouraged liberation.

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    Mumbai: NCP asks Shiv Sena to stop supporting Sanatan Sanstha

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has expressed shock over the support extended by Shiv Sena party to the extreme right-wing outfit, the Sanatan Sanstha. A fourth person, Shrikant Pangarkar, arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from Jalna on Sunday was a former corporator of the Sena. The NCP reminded Sena leaders of the involvement of this organisation in various bomb blasts. “At least now Sena leaders should stop backing such

  • Supreme Court judges will contribute to Kerala flood relief fund, says CJI Dipak Misra

    New Delhi: The judges of the Supreme Court will contribute Rs 25,000 each to the Kerala flood relief fund, informed Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Monday. The apex court bench helmed by the CJI and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud made the observation while hearing a Public Interest litigation (PIL) that sought barring of lawmakers from practising in courts across the country.

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    Bombay High Court: Crores of public funds go up in air, yet airports aren’t functioning

    Mumbai: The Union as well as the Maharashtra government, often face flak for the ‘expenses’ incurred while launching policies or schemes. The government, particularly, the Union government was recently criticised by the Bombay High Court for ‘wasting’ several crores of public funds. The high court criticised the government for failing to ensure smooth functioning of airports in Maharashtra. It has warned officials of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Ministry

  • Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy urges Centre for Rs 100 crore relief fund for rain-hit Kodagu

    Bengaluru (Karnataka): Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has urged the Centre to provide Rs 100 crore relief fund for rain-ravaged state’s Kodagu district. Addressing the media, the chief minister said, “The Prime Minister has announced relief of Rs 500 Crore for Kerala, we expect at least Rs 100 Crore for Kodagu. We will request the central government for it. We have to repair roads for connectivity. We are taking help of the

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    Mumbai Jogeshwari Land Scam: Ajoy Mehta submits probe report to Shiv Sena leader

    Mumbai: BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has submitted the Jogeshwari land probe report to Shiv Sena leader and Standing Committee chairman Yashwant Jadhav on Monday. Jadhav confirmed that he has only received the probe report. But denied that he has read the report. “I haven’t gone through the probe report yet, so I cannot give details or comment on it,” said Jadhav. The civic body was unable to acquire around 13,000 square metres

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    Mumbai: Patient’s relatives turn violent, assault resident doctor at Cooper Hospital

    Mumbai: In yet another case of irate relatives of a patient going on a rampage at the hospital following the patient’s death, a resident doctor at the civic-run Cooper Hospital was assaulted on Sunday night. A 35-year-old patient died shortly after being brought into the hospital and his relatives turned violent, assaulting the doctor, a second-year resident from Nair Hospital, temporarily posted at Cooper Hospital. The Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD)

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu’s hug to Pakistan army chief Bajwa turns into controversy

    Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has done well to publicly tick off his Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for the latter hugging the Pakistan army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa during the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Prime Minister. Sidhu claimed he went to Islamabad for the ceremony at the invitation of Khan, a fellow ex-cricketer, though both Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev, far more successful players than Sidhu, had declined