Free Press Journal
  • On FTII visit, Anupam Kher tries to strike positive note with students

    Pune: Newly-appointed FTII chairman Anupam Kher paid an unscheduled visit to the campus in Pune on Monday and broke bread with students, apparently to build a rapport with them. Against the backdrop of the acrimony when the appointment of Kher’s predecessor Gajendra Chauhan had triggered protests in 2015, Kher seemed to make efforts to win the confidence of students.

  • FTII students question Anupam Kher’s appointment

    Pune: Questioning actor Anupam Kher’s appointment as the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) chairman, the students’ association at the institute on Wednesday alleged that there was a “conflict of interest” as the actor ran his own acting school in Mumbai, reports PTI. The FTII Students’ Association (FSA) also raised objections over the statements made by Kher during the debate over intolerance in the country and his attempts at

  • Watch Video! Worker falls off Dagdusheth Ganpati pandal, injured

    Pune: A man was injured after he fell off while dismantling the pandal of famous Dagadusheth Halwai Ganpati in the early hours on Sunday, the police said. A video of the person, identified as Ram Jadhav, falling off the pandal, while the dome was being dismantled with the use of a crane, went viral on social media.

  • Supreme Court allows Pune girl to abort foetus

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court allowed on Thursday a Pune-based woman to abort her 24-week foetus, which did not have a skull or a brain. The apex court relied on the report of the medical board of the Pune-based BJ Government Medical College that there was no medical treatment for the anomaly.

  • Pune: Nine killed in bus, truck accident near Narayangaon

    Pune: In a horrible accident, nine people including seven passengers of state transport bus died on the spot when the bus they were travelling in rammed into a truck parked on a road near Narayangaon near Pune at 1.30 am on Monday. The state transport bus was coming to Pune from Nashik when it met with an accident.

  • Nine dead as bus rams into tempo in Pune district

    Pune: Nine people were today killed and 12 others were injured after a bus of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation rammed into a stationary tempo near Narayangaon in Pune district amid heavy rains.

  • Pune: Judge’s daughter assaults traffic police, then cries molestation

    Pune: In a classic case of pot calling the kettle black, a judge’s husband and daughter were booked for assaulting traffic police on duty. The 20-year-old girl filed a cross complaint against the policeman, alleging that he molested and manhandled her and her father.

  • Pune man downs liquid nitrogen in drinks, tears stomach, critical

    Pune : A Pune man downed liquid nitrogen on Friday that tore his abdomen. According to reports, the doctors said that food had spilled out from the stomach, flooding the abdomen and the patient was at a very high risk of contracting a severe life threatening infection.

  • Pune: Second FIR under Social Boycott Act

    Pune: Another FIR, under the newly enacted Social Boycott Act, has been lodged against 25 members of a caste council in Pune within 24 hours since the first FIR was lodged in Pune. Six members of a family in Pune have lodged an FIR against members of their caste council for boycotting them.