Free Press Journal
  • Expect to travel in high speed trains in future

    NEW DELHI : Ahead of flagging off Delhi-Agra Gatimaan Express on Tuesday, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has cleared the Spanish firm Talgo to soon undertake the trial runs at speeds between 160 and 200 km per hour on the Delhi-Mumbai route.

  • Guv invites Mehbooba to form govt in Kashmir

    Jammu : Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra on Saturday invited PDP President Mehbooba Mufti to form the government in the state, who will become its first woman chief minister.

  • India has ignited new hope in the world: PM

    Riyadh : India has strengthened its economy despite the adverse global conditions and has ignited a “new hope” in the world, with some describing it as a “bright star”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday.

  • BJP to spread message of govt’s work: Danve

    Nashik: BJP workers will spread the message about the work done by the Maharashtra government so far at the village-level, party’s state unit chief Raosaheb Danve said on Saturday. “The Centre has so far provided aid for drought (affected areas) and the Maha-rashtra government has also undertaken various solutions to tackle the situation,” he told reporters. The meeting of the Maharashtra BJP unit started here wherein host of issues like the drought

  • Pratyusha Banerjee

    Two Abusive Boyfriends Finished Her Off

    Mumbai : At 24, TV actress Pratyusha Banerjee was only starting out in life. When I first got to know her, she was barely out of her teens — a starry-eyed girl from Jharkhand who couldn’t contain her excitement about being selected to play the grown-up Anandi in the very popular series “Balika Vadhu”. Pratyusha was filled with dreams.  “You mark my words. I am going to make Bihar and Jhakhand proud,” she

  • Celebrities mourn death of TV’s ‘Anandi’

    Mumbai : Popularly known as Anandi, her character from the television show “Balika Vadhu”, actress Pratyusha Banerjee’s untimely death has left everyone in Bollywood and the TV industry in shock.  Personalities like Karan Johar, Arbaaz Khan, Simi Garewal and Karishma Tanna have mourned the death of the 24-year-old actress, who allegedly committed suicide here on Friday. Pratyusha hanged herself from a fan at her Kandivali residence but was detected and taken to the

  • Identifies 5 water logging spots

    The MCGM has identified five spots that face severe water logging. These are the Hindmata area, the Gandhi Market area at King’s Circle, Road number 24 at Sion, Shell Colony in Kurla East and Milan Subway. Deputy Municipal Commissioners heading the respective zones have been asked to chalk out a plan of action to prevent water logging in these areas this year, and submit it to the Municipal Commissioner.

  • Railways to be paid to prevent water logging on tracks

    The MCGM has paid the railways Rs 1.31 crore for desilting railway culverts for the year 2016. It will pay the railways Rs 2 crore more by mid April this year to prevent water logging on railway tracks. Last year, local train services between Andheri and Churchgate were suspended after severe flooding on the tracks. Elphinstone road and Matunga stations were inaccessible due to the flood.

  • MCGM learns from last year’s deluge, prepares for monsoon

    Mumbai : Learning lessons from the June 19 deluge last year, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has taken a string of measures to prevent a similar situation arising this monsoon. However, structures situated along the city’s major nullahs that get in the way of desilting work, may prove to be a chink in its armour.

  • Centre asks TCS to find solution on garbage disposal

    Mumbai: Following Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta’s meeting with Union Minister of Environment and Forest, Prakash Javadekar, in the backdrop of the Deonar Dumping Ground fire, the Centre has asked Tata Consultancy Services to submit a report suggesting a solution to the problem of garbage disposal.

  • Claiming harassment, JJ resident doctors to go on strike from today

    Mumbai : Around 400 resident doctors from JJ Hospital are on an indefinite strike starting from April 3 until all their demands are met. The students of the Ophthalmology department of the hospital claim that the working environment of the department is not bearable wherein they are mentally harassed, made to work for long hours and are not given surgical training.

  • Jobless girl hangs self in Charkop

    Mumbai : A  19-year-old girl ended her life in Charkop yesterday, frustrated at not getting any work. In a freak coincidence, she was named Sonia Gandhi.

  • HC slams govt over limited H1N1 labs

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court slammed the State government over limited number of government-run laboratories for detecting the Swine Flu virus.  The court has posted the next hearing of the case on May 2.

  • Govt plans to start four swine flu test centres

    Mumbai : The State government plans to start four swine flu testing centres including Holy Spirit Hospital and Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri, Quali Life Diagnostics at Mulund and another private-based laboratory. Of these, Holy Spirit Hospital has already got the certification for swine flu testing from the Directorate of Health Services (DHS).

  • ‘Mumbaikar’s average life span has come down to 52’

    Mumbai : As much as 7% of land under cropping will be facing drought and the Yamuna basin will be facing six times more risk of flooding. These were some of the facts and figures rolled out by speakers addressing a symposium at the Mumbai University’s Kalina campus. Union Environment minister Prakash Javadekar who spoke at the event announ-ced that India will be ratifying the COP 21 Global Climate Agreement  on April 22.

  • MBMC stares at Rs 6 cr revenue loss per month

    Bhayandar : After duly compensating the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) towards losses for the partial abolition of local body tax (LBT) for a couple of months, the State government has suddenly scaled down the monthly installments by nearly fifty percent. As a result, the MBMC’s financial condition has gone down to “begging bowl in hand.”