Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Army to help build foot overbridge at Elphinstone station

    Mumbai: In a shocking admission of its own failure, the Indian Railways and the Government of Maharashtra have roped in the Army to construct a foot over bridge at Elphinstone Road station and two others at Currey Road and Ambivali station, respectively. The three bridges will be completed by January 31, 2018, which the state…

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  • Get ready for some great films, Mumbai! MAMI’s here

    Mumbai: The 19th Jio MAMI film festival will begin from October 12-18. It will showcase 200 films across 18 screens in the city. The festival will open with ‘Mukkabaaz’ (The Brawler) by Anurag Kashyap. It is a film based in Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh and about boxing, with sports still being the flavour of Bollywood. The…

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  • Narayan Rane floats outfit, he will be BJP’s B team against Shiv Sena

    MUMBAI: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane, who had recently resigned from the Congress, has announced the launch of a new party called ‘Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh’. The leader from Sindhudurg was given little choice in the matter with the BJP president Amit Shah rebuffing his moves to join the ruling party. He was instead asked to…

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  • Mumbai Stampede: A tragedy that will not stop at Elphinstone overbridge

    Mumbai: The stampede at Elphinstone Road overbridge was waiting to happen; it is a sad case of the authorities either not maintaining the infrastructure bequeathed to us by the British or not bothering to revamp it to keep up with the needs of a burgeoning population. The overbridge at many stations like Jogeshwari is not even…

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  • Flights normalised, now Mumbai airport clear

    Mumbai: Aircraft movements at the main runway of the Mumbai airport was restored last night after the airport operator removed the SpiceJet aircraft which had skidded after landing amid heavy rains on Tuesday. The operations at runway 09/27 resumed at around 11:30pm after SpiceJet Boeing 737 was moved to the paved area and subsequently to…

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  • 1993 Mumbai blasts: 24 years later: Justice delayed is justice denied

    Mumbai: 257 people died and 713 injured is the basic data available of 1993 serial blast case. However, the list submitted by Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) shows 232 dead and 638 injured. Over this difference in number, especially, the court said, CBI will be given 15 days to submit the exact number of injured…

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  • Scientists to hold nationwide stir on August 9 against government’s funds cut

    Mumbai: After the global march for science, scientists in India will march to raise concerns for the non-allotment of funds for fundamental research. As per the statistics, the budgetary allowance for science and scientific institutes has decreased from Rs 10,000 crore in 2012 to Rs 5,000 crore till 2016. In fact recently, Prime Minister Narendra…

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  • After Tamil Nadu, Vande Mataram row brews in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Ripples of the Madras High Court order directing the Tamil Nadu government to make singing Vande Mataram mandatory in the state’s school has reached Maharashtra Assembly. On Thursday, BJP legislator Raj Purohit told the media within the premises of the House that he will ask Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to introduce the singing of…

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  • Ghatkopar building collapse: CM Devendra Fadnavis assures residents of strictest action on Shiv Sena’s Sunil Shitap

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday assured strictest action on Sena member Sunil Shitap who has emerged as the main accused in the collapse of Ghatkopar’s Siddhi Sai ​Apartment. Led by the local legislator Ram Kadam, residents and owners of the collapsed house, submitted a letter to Fadnavis and housing minister Prakash Mehta demanding…

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  • Maha controversy over vande mataram

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janta Party legislator, Raj Purohit told the media that he will speak to the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis suggesting that he too introduce a policy on the lines of Madras High Court to make compulsory singing of Vande Mataram. He spoke this on the premises of the state legislative assembly, but on…

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  • Mumbai: Rajasthan Hindu Sena activists threatens to kill SP neta Farhan Azmi, actor wife Ayesha Takia

    Mumbai: Rajasthan Hindu Sena activists have threatened to kill the youth president of the Maharashtra unit of Samajwadi Party, Farhan Azmi, his wife actor Ayesha Takia, son and even his legislator father Abu Asim Azmi. The Hindu Sena activists called up Farhan on Monday night and made the threats. “Ask your father Abu Azmi to…

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