Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai plastic ban: Restaurateurs in a dilemma over replacing plastic bags, containers and cutlery

    Mumbai: With the plastic ban coming into effect from today, restaurant owners had little clarity regarding the alternatives to plastic containers, cutlery and plastic bags. The restaurant owners have supported the ban and say consumers will have to shell out more. Moreover, restaurateurs are confused about what plastic is permissible. While one restaurateur said recyclable…

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  • Reliance Energy restores power to Chembur colony after CM’s intervention

    Bhayandar: After Reliance Energy disconnected power supply to the slums of Siddharth Colony, Chembur, on June 19, power was restored on Friday as CM Devendra Fadnavis intervened and the residents were assured that supply would be restored. After a federation of residents of Siddharth Colony met Fadnavis, the former promised to pay their arrears within…

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    Thane: 4 of family booked for man’s killing in Bhiwandi

    Thane: A 27-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death in Bhiwandi in Thane district over a property dispute, police said on Wednesday. The police have booked four members of a family in connection with the killing. The incident occurred on Tuesday evening when an argument ensued between the four accused and the victim, identified as…

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    Mumbai Metro does not have its own quality control laboratory: RTI

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd authority responsible for constructing Mumbai Metro 3, has admitted it lacks facilities for a well-equipped laboratory of its own. This admission was made in a reply to Anil Galgali in his Right to Information query. Galgali said, “The literature and checks required for the project are being outsourced,…

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  • Play Review David Coleman Headley: Inside the mind of a terrorist

    Anupama Chandra shares her experience of a performance that left her disturbed.   I remember the night of 26/11 clearly, heck, the whole day too. You would too if you had lived in Mumbai or had a dear ones trapped in the city that night, with no idea of their whereabouts for most part. People…

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  • BRAHMOS joint venture: A prominent role model between India & Russia

    Defence cooperation is an important keystone of the India-Russia strategic partnership. The longstanding time-tested relationship is guided by the programme for Military Technical Cooperation signed between the two nations to further develop and strengthen the defence requirements of the two countries. The synergistic defence and military-technical relationship has progressed from a purely buyer-seller relationship to…

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  • India-Russia agreements: Meeting of minds must now translate into better business

    The 70-year-old India-Russia relationship must evolve from strategic partnership to beyond. On Russia Day, Pankaj Joshi evaluates the relationship between both countries The strategic importance of Indo-Russian ties is irrefutable. It has survived political eras, ideological changes, economic transformations and international realignments. This relationship is more strategic than commercial right now, though this is an…

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  • A sea of memories

    The sea makes me think of salt. Salt everywhere. In my mouth. In my eyes. In my hair. In my bones. I have always loved the sea. My brother and I had this game when we lived in San Francisco, where we would run away from the crashing wave when it moved towards us, and…

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    Bombay HC seeks data on action taken against illegal nursing homes and hospitals

    Mumbai: The Bombay HC on Friday directed the state government to submit details of the action taken against hospitals and nursing homes, operating illegally, across the state. This comes after Advocate General informed the HC about the government’s drive against illegal hospitals, launched last year. Advocate General Ashutosh Kumbhkoni informed a division bench of Justice…

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  • Bhima-Koregaon violence: Pune police may summon Jignesh Mevani

    PUNE: Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani is under the radar of the Pune police in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence. Pune Joint Commissioner of Police (CP) Ravindra Kadam said Mevani, who was present at Elgaar Parishad — an event to mark the 200th year of the Battle of Bhima-Koregaon, would be called for investigation if required. “If…

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