Free Press Journal
  • Prime Minister Modi seeks states’ support for growth

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that states need to work together for what he calls a vision to create a “New India” while addressing a meeting of the Niti Aayog’s governing council that was skipped by chief ministers Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal — two of his staunchest critics.

  • Another shock: Power costlier for farmers

    Mumbai: Farmers in Maharashtra, already burdened with huge loans that they are not being able to repay, are in for another shock: the Maharashtra Power Distribution Company (Mahavitaran) has more than doubled the tariff of subsidised power that is provided to farmers to run water pumps.

  • IAS reshuffle: Greater Mumbai collector Ashwini Joshi is shifted out

    Mumbai: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Devendra Fadnavis government late on Saturday night shifted as many as 60 IAS officers. The one that is being most talked about is the shifting of Mumbai collector Ashwini Joshi to the post of state excise commissioner.

  • US accuses TCS, Infosys of violating H-1B visa norms

    Washington: The US has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of unfairly cornering the lion’s share of H-1B visas by putting extra tickets in the lottery system, which the Trump administration wants to replace with a more merit-based immigration policy.

  • Nitish Kumar bats for pan-India liquor ban

    Mumbai : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday proposed a “total prohibition” across India which, he said, will put the country on the path of quick development.

  • Criminal case against Sonu Nigam in Pune

    Mumbai : After Pune police turned down complaint against singer Sonu Nigam’s tweet allegedly hurting religious emotions, social activists in Pune have filed criminal case against the singer in Judicial Magistrate First Class, Pune. They demand that Sonu Nigam should be booked for hurting religious emotions of people and creating enmity among people of different religions.

  • Over 100 dead, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan army base

    Mazar-I-Sharif (Afghanistan): More than 100 Afghan soldiers were killed and wounded in a coordinated Taliban attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan, the country’s defence ministry said today.