Free Press Journal
  • 12 bogies of train derail, rail traffic hit in Kerala

    Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram: Passengers of the Mangaluru-bound Malabar Express escaped unhurt today when 12 bogies of the train derailed amid heavy rains at Karukutty, about 45 km from Kochi, disrupting rail traffic in Kerala.

  • ISRO successfully test fires scramjet engine

    Chennai: India on Sunday successfully tested its own scramjet or air breathing engine with the launch of a rocket, said a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

  • Sachin presents BMWs to Olympic medallists

    Hyderabad: India’s Rio Olympics medallists P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand on Sunday received BMW cars for their achievements.

  • Rain is back after month-long break

    Mumbai : After a month-long break, the city’s monsoon spirit seems to have got back on track since a three digit rainfall was recorded in the island city on Friday. According to the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s data, the amount of rainfall recorded on Friday was 106.0mm in Colaba and 57.2mm in Santacruz.

  • SSB rescues two minor girls from lodge, 3 arrested

    Mumbai : The sleuths of Social Service Branch of Mumbai police have rescued two minor girls from a lodge of Girgaum area on Friday night and booked three people including two females and one male pimp (25) under Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act.

  • Two held for kidnapping case of metal merchant

    Mumbai : The Anti Extortion Cell of Mumbai Crime Branch has arrested two people who were allegedly involved in kidnapping of a South Mumbai’s metal merchant.

  • CBI to commence arguments in Bilkis Bano gang rape case

    Mumbai : The Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) is likely to commence its arguments in the infamous 2002 Bilkis Bano gang rape case, which is being heard by the Bombay High Court. The agency is expected to start its arguments on August 29.

  • Maha Samruddhi Corridor interests Korea, China, Malaysia

    Mumbai : South Korea, China and Malaysia are among the countries that are keen to develop the 23 agro-development nodes along the 706-km Maharashtra Samruddhi Corridor connecting Nagpur and Mumbai. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that these countries have expressed interest to finance and develop the nodes or the Krishi Samruddhi Kendras, which are estimated to cost Rs 2,500 crore.

  • Heinous crime should be treated as crime against society, says HC

    Mumbai : Crime of ‘serious nature’ should be treated as crime against the society and not an individual and such a case cannot be quashed even if the offender and victims reach an amicable settlement, the Bombay High Court has said.

  • Placement agent freed within 12 hrs of kidnap

    Bhayandar : It took just 12 hours for the Naya Nagar police to nab two men on the charges of kidnapping a small time placement agent from Mira Road for a ransom of Rs 5 lakh. While the agent – Kamlesh Prajapati – was rescued from a tenement in Virar, the kidnappers identified as Pramod Rai and Irshad Shaikh have been arrested and booked under sections 363, 385 and 506 of the IPC. 

  • ‘Suryanamaskar’ row: Congress seeks revocation of resolution

    Mumbai: Congress on Saturday sought revocation of the resolution passed by the BMC making ‘Suryanamaskar’ compulsory for students of all schools run by the Municipal Corporation. A 22–member delegation of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee–Minority Department met Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan here and made the demand. The delegation asked the Governor to prevail upon the civic boy to revoke the resolution following which he assured them that he will forward

  • Minor Govinda injured in Bhayandar

    Bhayandar: A teenage Govinda was left with a fractured arm while attempting to break a Dahi Handi at a sprawling slum clust-er in Bhayandar (west). The incident was reported from Ganesh Deval Nagar. According to the police, the event was not a professi-onally organised one as a group of local youngsters had apparen-tly teamed up to celebrate the event in their locality. A case has been registered, police said.

  • Dialling 100! It’s technically ‘ill’

    Bhayandar : In case of any emergency, the customary helpline number which usually comes to our mind for seeking police assistance is undoubtedly “100”. However, in the twin-city of Mira-Bhayandar this emergency number has been technical problems for a long time.