Free Press Journal
  • Metro on fast track

    Detailed project reports for three corridors to be ready by year end; foundation-laying likely early next year (more…)

  • Indrani makes quick recovery, back at Byculla jail in a day

    Mumbai : Indrani Mukerjea returned to Byculla Women’s jail on Thursday afternoon after she was discharged from JJ hospital, where she had been under treatment for suspected dengue since Wednesday afternoon. The dean of the hospital stated that there was improvement in her condition and platelet count had also increased, following which she was discharged.

  • School bus topples over at Goregaon, driver arrested

    MUMBAI: A school bus toppled over at the busy junction opposite Inorbit mall in Goregaon (W) late afternoon on Thursday. No one was seriously hurt in the incident. The driver, who is suspected to have been driving in an intoxicated state, has been arrested.

  • Cop discloses ATM pin to caller from ‘bank’, loses Rs 25,000

    THANE: Even as the public is repeatedly warned by the police to not disclose any bank or card details to unknown people, ironically a police official was cheated of Rs 25,000 by a person who called her posing as a bank customer care executive.

  • Central excise inspector robbed

    MUMBAI: A central excise inspector, Arun Bansode, 43, was allegedly assaulted and his belongings stolen from Nahur railway station late on Wednesday around 11.30pm. “Bansode was on his way to his Airoli home after a party,” said Shripad Kale, senior inspector, Bhandup police station.

  • Indigenous submarine completes first trial

    Mumbai : The indigenously-built Scorpene class submarine, ‘Kalvari’, successfully completed its primary harbour acceptance trial and will soon set sail for a rigorous sea acceptance trial to test its strength and technology deep at sea. Former French Navy personnel are training Indian Navy officials to operate the vessel since it was made using French technology.

  • Indo-Pak film to screen at city film fest

    Mumbai: Emmy Award-winning Indian director Geeta Gandbhir and Oscar-winner Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s new documentary, ‘A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers’, will be showcased at Jio MAMI 17th Mumbai Film Festival.

  • Virar civic worker accused of using fake police stamp

    Palghar : The Shiv Sena on Thursday alleged that one of the Assistant Municipal Commissioners (AMC) of the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation (VVMC) had made a fake rubber stamp of the police, which was used to acknowledge in-ward letters. The party also alleged that this was done by AMC Smita Bhoir to make sure that she was in the clear with regards to documentation and not at fault.

  • Pollution in Godavari under HC scanner

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today asked the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) to study the pollution of the Godavari river caused by the ‘Shahi Snaan’ (royal bath) events during the Kumbh Mela, which began at Nashik on July 24 this year.

  • CR trains to be delayed due to repair work

    Mumbai: Central Railway will operate a traffic block for the replacement of steel girders of a bridge with PSC slabs between Vidyavihar and Ghatkopar on Saturday/Sunday midnight.

  • Mumbai Lit Fest begins with write spirit

    Mumbai : After what seemed more like enthusiasm to meet their favourite authors than a crowd trying to get past the security personnel’s bulky arms, TATA Literature Live!: The Mumbai LitFest was kickstarted at the National Centre of the Performing Arts (NCPA) on Thursday. The opening ceremony was graced by Vikram Seth, the famed author of A Suitable Boy and Germaine Greer, the feminist author with libertarian thoughts and provocative writing famous for

  • Long-distance trains from LTT to get more coaches next month

    Mumbai : Central Railway has decided to attach 11 general second-class coaches on a permanent basis to Train No.12167/12168 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Varanasi from November 2 and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express from November 1 with one general second-class coach respectively.

  • Govt institute offers free crash course for UPSC defence service examination

    MUMBAI: To assist the youth to crack Combine Defence Service examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, the Chatra Purva Prashikshan Kendra, Nashik, has invited applications for a crash course scheduled from November 17, 2015 to January 30, 2016. The state will provide free accommodation and food for the selected candidates during the period of crash course. For more information; aspirants can call in-charge officer of CPPK on 0253-2451031 and 2451032.

  • Navy helps ONGC fix gas leak on unmanned platform

    Mumbai : A hydrocarbon gas leak was detected on one of the ONGC unmanned platform in the Bombay High Offshore Development Area on Wednesday early morning. Official said that there was no report of casualty since it was an unmanned platform. With the support of the Navy, the ONGC successfully detected the leak and repaired it.

  • Return of awards just a ‘show’: Ex-ISRO chief Madhavan Nair

    Hyderabad : Eminent space scientist G Madhavan Nair on Thursday disapproved move by scientists and writers to return their awards alleging ‘growing intolerance’ in the country, and dubbed their action as a mere ‘show’.  The former chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said in a large country like India, ‘a few incidents can happen’ for which the government of the day ‘cannot’ be held responsible.