Free Press Journal
  • Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha quits BJP, says democracy is under threat

    Patna: Senior BJP leader and former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, who has been trenchant in his criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, on Saturday announced that he was snapping his links with the BJP and launching a countrywide campaign to save the democracy.

  • Mokshesh Sheth, Mumbai, Chartered Accountant, jain Monk

    24-year-old Mumbai CA renounces Rs 100 crore business to become Jain monk

    Ahmedabad: A 24-year-old chartered accountant belonging to an affluent Jain family from Mumbai today embraced monkhood by renouncing his career and family business worth over Rs 100 crore. Mokshesh Sheth, who managed his family’s business for two years after becoming a CA, gave up all the earthly possessions and aspirations and became a Jain monk at a ceremony held in Gandhinagar today, his uncle Girish Sheth said.

  • Abu Salem’s marriage with Sayed Bahar Kausar on hold, parole plea rejected

    Mumbai: Navi Mumbai Commissioner on Saturday rejected 1993 Mumbai blasts case convict Mumbai blasts case convict Abu Salem’s parole application which he applied for his marriage. Salem had sought parole for 45 days to get married for a second time to Sayed Bahar Kausar. Salem is currently lodged Taloja jail for his role in the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai that had killed 257 and injured 713 people. He was sentenced to

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    Mumbai University students fear replay of last year’s mess in assessment

    Mumbai: Students and teachers fear a replay of the mess in assessment and hiccups in results, even as the process of selection of a new VC for Mumbai University has reached it its final stage. Five candidates have been shortlisted, out of which one will be appointed by the Governor.

  • Shiv Sena leader Prashant Nimse

    Half-burnt body of Shiv Sena leader Prashant Nimse found in Thane

    Mumbai: A 40-year-old Shiv Sena leader of Thane (rural), Prashant Nimse, was found dead in the thickets in Bhiwandi tehsil on Friday morning. Additional Superintendent of Police Prashant Kadam told the Free Press Journal that the body was half-charred. A passer-by, who saw the body, had informed the Ganeshpuri police.

  • Achhe din only for Modi Government as petrol and diesel prices hit a 55-month high

    Mumbai: PM Modi may not believe in history repeating itself but needs to keep in mind his vociferous campaign against the UPA government on petrol hike. Modi had then described Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as a “Sardar (chief), who is not asardar (effective)” (Ref: IndiaToday.com).  He had a good reason to say so: in May 2012, the UPA government had approved the steepest ever hike in petrol prices across the country with