Free Press Journal
  • Fed up with govt rules, Thane builder shoots self

    Thane : A city-based builder on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself, apparently because he was fed up with government’s regulations and problems being faced by realty developers, police said.

  • Opposition walks out of standing committee meet

    Mumbai : During the commotion that followed Sandeep Deshpande’s proposal for adjournment of the meeting, the BJP accused the Congress Party of fuelling corruption. They said: “The Congress Chief allows her party members of hold onto her pallu.” This comment enraged the Opposition who walked out of the meeting, with anti BJP-Shiv Sena slogans. Sheetal Mhatre from Congress alleged that the same BJP who was crying foul about corruption in the administration

  • Countdown begins for 17th Mumbai film fest

    MUMBAI: The 17th edition of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival will take place from October 29 to November 5 in Mumbai. The festival’s presenting sponsor is Reliance Jio Infocomm (RJIL) and STAR India is the Associate Sponsor Partner. Nita M Ambani, Founder-Chairperson, Reliance Foundation was announced as Co-Chair, Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI).

  • Student fails in subject she didn’t appear for, files complaint againt Mumbai University

    Mumbai : In a bizarre incident, the University of Mumbai failed a student in a subject which she had neither applied for nor appeared for the examination of. The student has been doing the rounds of examination department since a month, but could not resolve her probem after which she registered a police complaint against the university.

  • Housing, urban development generate least revenue for state

    Mumbai : The state government’s revenue generation has taken a big hit in housing and urban development departments where the revenue figures are merely at around 1.9% and 3% respectively.

  • TV actress named in burglary

    Mumbai : A struggling Bollywood actress-cum-model has alleged that another model burgled valuables from her house.

  • 1 dead, 7 injured in Expressway accident

    Mumbai : A woman died and seven other passengers including the driver of a Shivneri bus suffered injuries after the MSRTC bus collided with a luxury bus on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway.

  • Work on WR sliding doors ‘jammed’ due to shortage of funds

    Mumbai :  In a bid to provide safe commute to suburban commuters, Western Railway has written a letter to Railway Board asking them to divert Rs 1.2 crores from the Rolling Stock Program sanctioned in the railway budget for providing Automatic Door Closing system in three coaches of a local train.

  • 22 officials face suspension in Rs 526-crore loan scam

    Mumbai : At least 22 more officials of the Annabhau Sathe Backward Development Corporation (ASBDC) are likely to be suspended soon for their role in the Rs 526-crore scam. They would be suspended and cases would be filed against them, Minister of State for Social Justice Dileep Kamble told FPJ.

  • Shiv Sena waits for BJP decision on alliance in KDMC polls

    Mumbai : Even as there is no official word regarding the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance for the KDMC elections from any of the parties, signals sent out after the meeting of senior Sena leaders at Matoshree on Wednesday show that the chances of an alliance are bleak.

  • For Vasai-Virar, open defecation may soon be a thing of the past

    Palghar : Open Defecation would soon see a full stop in Vasai Virar if the VVMC sticks to its aggressive mode of constructing toilets for people who have applied for it, under the Swach Bharat Abhiyaan.

  • Hooch den busted in Bhayandar, 1,100 litres seized

    Bhayandar : Police personnel from the Uttan coastal police along with their Bhayandar counterparts have unearthed a liquor brewing unit (Hath Bhatti) inside an isolated jungle near Dongri-Chowk on Tuesday.

  • Students of FTII outside the Film Division office after meeting the joint secretary regarding their strike, on Wednesday.

    FTII imbroglio: No breakthrough in talks, next round on Oct 10

    Mumbai : A fresh round of talks on Wednesday between I&B officials and striking FTII students failed to resolve the over 100-day deadlock with the students insisting on their demand for removal of actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan as the Pune-based institute’s chairman.

  • Maha-origin NRIs to set up forum to help drought-hit farmers

    Mumbai:  A group of NRIs, originally from Maharashtra, will form the ‘Maharashtra Development Forum’ in New York to assist the government to initiate welfare measures for drought-hit farmers and kin of those who have committed suicide.

  • Foreign-funded industries damaging jungles: Bhargava

    BHOPAL : On the eve of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan’s return from his tour of Japan and South Korea to draw investment to the state, Panchayats and Rural Development Minister Gopal Bhargava has held industrialisation responsible for damage to forests.

  • Ex-PM Manmohan’s plea to be heard by special bench, says Supreme Court

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it clear that the appeal of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, challenging the trial court order summoning him as an accused in a coal scam case, would be heard by a special bench which has been hearing such cases. The observation was made by a bench headed by Chief Justice H L Dattu when senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for Singh, sought an early

  • NGT lifts ban on constructions on Kaliasot riverbed

    BHOPAL : Providing breather to builders, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday lifted the ban imposed on constructions within 200 metres of Kaliasot riverbed.

  • Court grants bail to AAP MLA Somnath Bharti

    New Delhi : AAP MLA Somnath Bharti, who was arrested in a case of domestic violence and attempt to murder lodged by his wife, was today granted bail by a Delhi Court which ruled out apprehensions that he would flee from its jurisdiction. However, the court imposed several conditions on him including that he would not leave Delhi without its prior permission, not tamper with evidence and join the probe as and when