Free Press Journal
  • Who lit the fire? Police, civic body bicker on causes

    Mumbai : Primary police investigation into the Deonar fire has revealed that no external factors were involved in starting the fire, even as the MCGM continues to insist it suspects sabotage.

  • Attack on journo: “DCP assures to take quick action”

    Mumbai : A delegation of Mumbai’s crime reporters met senior PI of Vakola police station Mahadev Vavhale on Thursday to discuss about fellow journalist Zuber Ansari’s attack case in which six people were booked for assaulting the scribe. Two unidentified accused are still on the run.

  • ED on Ramesh Kadam trail in 300 cr scam

    Mumbai : In a fresh blow to the Nationalist Congress Party, the Enforcement Directorate has attached property worth Rs 120 crore of party functionary and sitting MLA Ramesh Kadam, in a case of embezzlement of Rs 300 crore from a state-run corporation.

  • CM shielding Pande: Oppn

    Mumbai : Opposition parties in Legislative Assembly targeted Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday over delay in ex-Mumbai BJYM chief Ganesh Pande’s arrest in sexual harassment case after an adjournment motion over the issue was rejected.

  • Police probe begins

    Mumbai : Following a case being registered aga-inst a BJP functionary for alleged mole-station of a party worker, the police ha-ve started the process of making inves-tigations to find out the sequence of events that happened at the said inci-dent. The complainant, who is an actre-ss, was part of a three day party meet-ing that had taken place in Mathura ea-rlier this month. It was at this place that the accused person, Ganesh

  • Celebrating Indian textiles at Lakme Fashion Week 2016:  Day 2- Part 1

    The second day at Lakme Fashion Week was dedicated to Indian Textiles and Sustainable Fashion. Ensuing the theme, a playlist of eclectic designers paid tribute to the weavers of India who skilfully work for our designers in the shadows, bringing forth diverse tales and modern contours of the traditional woven fabric. From Sawti & Sunania to Gaurang Shah, we take you through some indigenous glamour that rocked the ramp.

  • Gruesome act of grandpa; gives contract to kill toddler over property dispute

    Bhayandar : In a sensational twist to the bizarre case which saw the brutal murder of 3-year-old toddler, the Kashimira police on Thursday arrested the paternal grandfather (paternal uncle’s father) of the boy for allegedly ordering the killing which is said to be the fallout of a property dispute.

  • Hawkers on warpath for licence

    Bhayandar : Irate over the apathy of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) in implementing the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, hawkers under the aegis of the Janvadi Hawkers Sabha (JHS) launched an agitation in Bhayandar on Thursday.

  • MBMC forms own force to enforce laws

    Bhayandar  : Delaying demolition of illegal construction due to inadequate police cover may no longer be an excuse for the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). To arm civic bodies with a new police wing in its arsenal, the State government has given its nod to recruit 53 cops for the MBMC to set up its own police force.

  • ‘Nothing to declare’ flyers not to fill up customs form

    New Delhi : Incoming passengers not carrying dutiable goods will not have to fill up customs declaration form from today under a new regime in which duty-free allowance of passengers has been marginally increased but those coming from China will no longer enjoy any duty-free allowance. Hereafter, only flyers carrying prohibited and dutiable goods will have to fill up the declaration form.

  • Sonia holds parleys in Kerala on candidates’ selection, other issues

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram : Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday held separate meetings with three top leaders of Kerala — Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala and state Congress chief V M Sudheeran  — to sort out differences over selection of candidates for the assembly polls.

  • Full fare for separate berth, seat to a child

    New Delhi : The Railways have decided to end the practice of allotting separate berth or seat to even children in the age group of 5-12 years unless they pay full adult fare and not half the fare in all the reserved classes. The new rule shall be applicable to all those travelling from April 21, though the child fare of those in 5-12 years bracket for unreserved tickets shall continue to be

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    Teesta, MPs denied entry into HCU

    Hyderabad : Civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad and two Communist Party of India-Marxist MPs were Thursday not allowed to enter University of Hyderabad while continued curbs on the campus evoked strong protest from students.

  • Maha ready to take back plots given at concessional rates

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Government is ready to take back all plots of land given at concessional rates to artists and charitable trusts if they are found to be have been misused or used for other than the intended purpose, the Legislative Council was informed on Thursday.