Free Press Journal
  • RCF’s Trombay unit not to rely on BMC for water after 2019

    Mumbai: In order to be self-sufficient with its water requirements, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd (RCF) had started implementing the sewage treatment plant which will be complete by 2019. In the past, the company faced water shortage in summers which prompted them to have this plant. Commenting about the plant, RCF, director finance, Suresh Warior…

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  • UPL to invest Rs 150 crore in drought tech

    Mumbai : United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) is planning to invest Rs 150 crore on plant and machinery to expand their superabsorbent soil enhancementbrand. Starch-based Zeba is designed to keep a constant supply of moisture available to germinating seed, seedlings, and plants throughout the growing season. This product is for regions where there is low or…

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  • Improving Mumbai suburban train services top of my agenda: Piyush Goyal

    Mumbai: Praising the job done by his predecessor Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Coal and Railways Piyush Goyal claimed that Mumbai city was his priority in terms of scaling of railway infrastructure. He also added that India had invested heavily in the safety issue. Goyal, in the city for discussions with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra…

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  • Power generation to pick up by early October, says Piyush Goyal

    Surge in coal demand could be attributed to the fact that power supply from hydel, nuclear and other sources fell by 12 pc, 36 pc & 7 pc respectively Mumbai : The country has seen a decline in power generated by hydel, nuclear and other sources, revealed Union Minister of Coal, Piyush Goyal. Adding to…

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  • Gadkari says NHAI awaiting Finance Ministry approval to go public

    Mumbai : Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Monday said National Highways Authority (NHAI) is planning to go public and is awaiting required approval from the Finance ministry. Speaking to reporters at an event in the city, Gadkari said, “It (NHAI) is in the process but I require approval of Finance ministry.” Earlier during the event, he…

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  • Mumbai: Builders prone to hide behind bankruptcy cover to avoid RERA

    Mumbai: The infamous Jaypee Infratech’s insolvency case has brought to light a possible clash between two new laws — Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) and the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA). The RERA team and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) met recently to discuss ways to resolve this issue. IBC allows…

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  • No privatisation: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley assures bank union

    Mumbai: More than 50,000 bank employees and officers participated in a march to Parliament in New Delhi on September 15. Post the march, the bank union submitted their demand to the finance minister Arun Jaitley and he assured that privatisation of banks will not take place. AIBEA, joint secretary, Devidas Tuljapurkar told Free Press Journal,…

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  • Archdiocese of Bombay approach PCI over report on Mahim Church

    Archdiocese of Bombay has sent a letter to Press Council of India (PCI) stating that the article that appeared in a tabloid about St. Michael Church Mahim, is biased. This development was confirmed by Archdiocese of Bombay. After the local newspaper reported about the CCTV camera installed in Women’s toilet of Mahim Church surfaced, there…

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  • Mumbai: Rains impact festival season business

    Mumbai: As the sun came out of the clouds (on Wednesday morning), so did the people of the city. Many businesses left behind losses caused by the lashing rains and went on to eye profits that will flow in due to on-going Ganpati festival and upcoming Bakr Eid ul-Adha.  “Last evening (on Tuesday), we were…

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  • Mumbai: Bank unions to march to Parliament on Septemeber 15

    Mumbai: Around 40,000 employees and officers from Maharashtra participated in the day-long strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) on Tuesday. This protest was mainly due to three reasons— privatisations, merger/consolidation and demanding tough measures against big corporate loan defaulters. Speaking to The Free Press Journal, UFBU, convenor, Devidas Tuljapurkar said, “When…

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  • FPJ Special! Re-imagining Mumbai: City awaits paradigm shift, braces for future

    Mumbai: Metro projects, cross harbour links, coastal roads, waste segregation centres, parking spaces, affordable housing etc are coming up in Mumbai soon. This time, the wait for such infrastructure will not be as long as it used be, believe the panelists at the discussion ‘Re-imagining Mumbai – cleaner and less congested’ which was held in…

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