Free Press Journal
  • MCGM to start 3 new water projects in Mumbai

    Mumbai: In a bid to fulfill city’s water requirements, the MCGM will soon start three new water projects. To fill the gap in demand and supply, the state government and the MCGM will soon take up work on three water projects, namely, Gargai, Pinjal and Damanganga.

  • No ramps for disabled on stations: Bombay HC raps railways

    Mumbai: The statement of the railways saying that it cannot provide ramps for the disabled people at nearly six suburban stations on the western line, on Friday invited the Bombay High Court’s wrath. A division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Amjad Sayed were hearing a PIL filed by the India Centre for Human Rights and Law, which has raised concerns for the poor facilities at railway stations

  • No day-block this Sunday for Railway

    There will not be any Jumbo block during the day time this Sunday. However, a night block of four hours will be taken from 00.00 hrs to 04.00 hrs on UP and DOWN fast lines during the midnight falling between August 13 and 14, between Matunga Road and Mumbai Central Local stations for maintenance of tracks, signaling and overhead equipments.

  • Japanese warships visit Mumbai Harbour

    Mumbai: Japanese Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) ships Yuudachi and Yuugiri entered Mumbai Harbour on Friday for a scheduled visit till on August 12. The ships are being lead by Captain Takashi Inoue, Commander Escort Division 7 of JMSDF and Commander Tomoya Bada and Commander Tomoyuki Sase are the Commanding Officers of JMSDFS Yuudachi and Yuugiri respectively, a defence spokesperson said.

  • 1,200 public Wi-Fi hotspots for Mumbai on way!

    Mumbai: The state government’s ambitious plan to transform Mumbai into a Smart City by rolling out 1,200 public Wi-Fi hotspots across the city will be a limited affair. Initially, the government plans to focus on providing Wi-Fi coverage at limited locations and then expand the network.

  • MoU signed to connect lines of Central Railway to Konkan Railway

    Mumbai: In a bid to meet the longstanding demand of connecting the Central Railway to Konkan Railway, the railway authorities will soon start the construction of a new line between Karad and Chiplun after an MoU is signed between Konkan Railway and Shapoorji Pallonji & Co on August 14.

  • Money Laundering: AAP member records statement against Ashish Shelar

    Mumbai: On Friday evening , the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Crime branch  recorded the statement of  Aam Aadmi Party member Preeti Sharma Menon in the alleged  money laundering case. Last month, the Aam Admi Party (AAP) had levelled serious allegation against BJP heavyweight Ashish Shelar, accusing him of being directly involved in money laundering activities. Speaking to Free Press Journal, Preeti Sharma Menon said,  “I

  • RBI, ED to be made parties with Osho’s will, says Bombay HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court, on Friday directed the disciple of spiritual guru Rajneesh Osho, to make Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) parties in the ongoing matter pertaining to his will.

  • Congress corporator disqualified for illegal renovation

    Mumbai: The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) on Friday disqualified Congress corporator Binita Vohra from her councillorship after her husband Mehul Vohra converted the outhouse of their bungalow, Kunj Vihar in Vile Parle, into a commercial showroom without the necessary permissions.

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    We can capsize in South China Sea

    India, like members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations, may feel the brunt of the July 12 decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague against China over the South China Sea. For there is no saying what adventurist action the Chinese leaders might take to compensate for what they undoubtedly see as a grave loss of face.

  • Subsidies: Trapping people in a golden cage

    The Government has decided to link all subsidy schemes to one Aadhar number. All subsidies such as those paid for food, LPG, MNREGA, and fertilisers will be transferred directly into the bank account linked with the Aadhar number of the beneficiary.