Free Press Journal
  • BMC for full utilisation of its budgetary funds

    Mumbai : Amid criticism from opposition parties, the MCGM, the country’s richest civic body, passed its Rs 37,052 crore budget on Friday night.

  • Sena demands a permanent ban on Pathan

    Mumbai : Unrelenting in its attack on AIMIM MLA Waris Pathan for refusing to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai‘, the Shiv Sena on Friday said he has been let off with a “soft” punishment and demanded his permanent suspension from the state assembly and disqualification from contesting the polls.

  • Vijay Mallya

    Mallya gets a new date with Enforcement Directorate

    Mumbai : Even as the Enforcement Directorate has given a fresh date to Vijay Mallya for appearing before it in connection with the alleged money laundering case, it is also exploring other options in case the business tycoon does not appear.

  • Stay on Metro fare hike remains

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Friday decided to continue the stay on the fare hike of Mumbai Metro for another one month and have scheduled the next hearing on 12th April.

  • Weight drops, CBI blames it on Indrani

    Mumbai : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) while objecting to the bail application filed by Indrani Mukherjea, the main accused in the high-profile murder mystery of Sheena Bora, trashed the grounds on which her advocate had filed the application. The CBI strongly opposed her bail application calling her crime as ‘heinous’ and which does not deserves ‘sympathy’ from the court.

  • Revamp for state-run corporations

    Mumbai: The State Government will wind up at least seven state-run corporations which are in red and restructure some like Annasaheb Patil Corporation which has failed to disburse scholarships to Backward Class students for last three-four years, the Legislative Council was told today. “The Annasaheb Patil Corporation currently has no chairman, officers and has very less staff. It has just one managing director. Government will restructure it and other such corporations,” Revenue

  • ED has crucial leads on Bhujbal payoffs

    Mumbai : Even as the beleaguered NCP leader Chagan Bhujbal has been sent to judicial custody in connection with a money laundering case, officials of the Enforcement Directorate have said that this will not affect their investigations in the matter.

  • Ajit Pawar, Tatkare to catch up with Bhujbal soon for Diwali in jail: Kirit

    Mumbai : Claiming that he stands vindicated following the arrest of senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal in the alleged money laundering case, BJP MP Kirit Somaiya on Friday said that other NCP stalwarts like Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare too would be behind bars in connection with the irrigation scam by Diwali.

  • Kashimira goons in MCOCA net

    Mira Road : The Thane (rural) police have slapped additional charges under the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act (MCOCA) against notorious goon Anjum Patel (48) and his accomplices. According to the police Anjum and his accomplices identified as-Aftab Patel, Hashir Patel, Aman Patel and Danish were charged for their alleged involvement in attacking a businessman.

  • Tank full of cleanliness!

    Mumbai : In keeping with the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, BJP Councilor of Matunga, Rajeshree Shirwadkar started the ‘Swacch Jal Abhiyan’ on December 25th last year and has by now undertaken free water tank cleaning of 25 old buildings in her ward, all at her own expense.

  • ED to seek help of RBI, SEBI

    Mumbai : The Enforcement Directorate on Friday said it will seek the help of RBI and SEBI to ensure that Mallya group of companies are not able to create third party rights to dispose of its stakes.

  • Cow bandh evokes mixed response; 150 detained

    Gandhinagar : The bandh called in Gujarat on Friday after the sensational suicide attempt by eight activists a day earlier, in support of the demand for a national animal status for the cow received a lukewarm response. This despite the fact that the call was given jointly by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and the Shiv Sena. One of the eight persons who had consumed the pesticide in the premises of the

  • India shows its air power at Pokhran as PM, Prez watch!

    Pokhran (Raj) : The Thar Desert on Friday witnessed a scintillating display of the might of the Indian Air Force with performance by air warriors and over 180 aircraft leaving spellbound the audience which included President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The thundering sound of finest fighter jets — Sukhoi, Mirage, MiG and Jaguar — rocked the sky at this otherwise calm place, which is historically known for series of nuclear

  • Looming threat of Jat stir put off till April 3

    Chandigarh : The looming threat of renewed quota agitation by Jats in Haryana was averted on Friday with the community leaders announcing that no protest will be held till April 3 if the state government gets the reservation bill passed in Assembly during the ongoing session that ends on March 31.

  • It is raining gifts for MLAs in Bihar

    Patna : It is raining gifts for MLAs in Bihar during the ongoing Budget session of the state Assembly and Friday was no exception–an expensive microwave oven was waiting to be picked up.

  • Modi stands for ‘Maker of Developed India’: Naidu

    New Delhi : Ever wondered what Modi, the surname of India’s Prime Minister, may also mean besides being his family name — it is Maker of Developed India (Modi), according to Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. Known for coming up with catchy one-liners, Naidu on Friday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the biggest transformer.