Free Press Journal
  • Mosquito breeding: MCGM to take legal action against failing citizens

    The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai takes legal action under Section 381-B of Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888, against citizens for failing to prevent mosquito breeding. Mehta, in his monthly meeting on Saturday, directed the civic law department to rope in fresh lawyers to spread awareness about the legal action and its entire procedure.

  • Mumbai: Former minister’s sugar mill seized

    Mumbai: A sugar mill owned by former minister Babanrao Pachpute in Ahmednagar district has been seized by its financer over non-payment of loan dues.

  • Mumbai CBI opposes bail for Peter Mukerjea

    Mumbai: The CBI today opposed the bail petition filed by former media baron Peter Mukerjea in the Bombay High Court, saying that he was one of the conspirators in the Sheena Bora murder case.

  • Mumbai criminal rapes minor in Kalyan

    Mumbai: A 14- year-old minor girl was allegedly raped by two youths in Nandivili village on Kalyan-Srimalang Road in Kalyan.

  • India, Pak train witnesses sharp fall in passengers

    Jaipur : The Thar Express train which connects India with Pakistan from the western Rajasthan side to Sindh province in Pakistan is witnessing a decline in passengers after the recent attack on Uri and the surgical strike conducted by the Indian forces. The train connects Karachi with Jodhpur. Munabao on the Indian side and Khokhrapar in Pakistan are the two last stations on both sides.

  • CJI urges the govt to relieve judges of ‘avoidable burden’

    New Delhi : Chief Justice of India T S Thakur on Saturday urged the Law Ministry to devise a mechanism to relieve the judicial system of the “avoidable burden” that arises out of “sheer apathy, indifference or incapacity” of the government and its departments to take certain decisions.

  • Continue diplomatic moves with Pak: CPI(M) tells govt

    Kolkata : The CPI(M) on Saturday urged the Center to continue with the “diplomatic and political” moves to defuse tension and eliminate cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan and hoped that there would not be any further escalation of conflict between the two countries in the near future.

  • Supreme Court quashes jail to Mumbai cop in contempt case

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court has quashed on technical ground a simple imprisonment of seven days with a fine of Rs 2,000 slapped on Mumbai police crime branch inspector Vilas Sanghai for arresting 64-year old Sumermal Mishrimal Bafna, a trustee of the city’s Bafna Charitable, in September 1993. The Bench of Justices Anil R Dave and L Nageshwara Rao quashed the conviction by the Bombay High Court in 1997 on the ground

  • UK doctor examines Jayalalithaa

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is reported to have been examined by a specialist doctor from the UK while there was no official statement on her health condition either from the state government or from the Apollo Hospitals.

  • Indian investment veteran is endowment chief at Harvard

    New York : An Indian-origin investment veteran has been appointed by Harvard as CEO of the management company that oversees the university’s USD 36 billion endowment, the largest college endowment in the world.

  • Loc strike could alter UP poll dynamics

    Strategists of almost all parties admit in private that things would alter big time for Modi baiters and fans. While the BJP-led NDA government would continue to be subject to criticism, the angle of ‘ridicule’ would be put behind for sure. (more…)

  • Gowda begins hunger strike seeking ‘justice’ for K’taka

    Bengaluru : Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda on Saturday began an ‘indefinite’ hunger strike, seeking ‘justice’ for Karnataka in the ongoing row with Tamil Nadu over release of Cauvery water.

  • Nitish firm on implementing prohibition Act from today

    Patna : A day after the Patna High Court struck down the liquor ban in Bihar, the state government is firm on going ahead with its plan to implement prohibition from Sunday, officials said on Saturday.

  • Shiv Sena to contest 20 seats in Goa polls

    Panaji : The Shiv Sena is likely to contest 20 seats in the upcoming Goa assembly polls in alliance with a soon-to-debut political outfit mentored by a rebel RSS faction, a party MP said on Saturday.

  • Honest officers being removed systematically: Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday claimed that all “efficient and honest” officers working with the AAP government were being marked and removed systematically and termed it as “dirty politics”.

  • Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan to announce new political party

    New Delhi: Expelled AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan will announce the formation of their new political party today. “We had announced that we would be forming the party by October 2, so we will be doing that tomorrow. We will also announce the name of the party,” said a Swaraj Abhiyan leader. Earlier, on Jul 31, addressing the concluding session of a two-day Abhiyan national convention here, Yadav had announced

  • Sister-in-law alleges dowry harassment by actor, siblings

    Muzaffarnagar: The sister-in-law of film actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has alleged that he, her husband and their siblings harassed her for dowry at Budhana town, police said. Afrin, wife of Minazuddin, brother of Nawazuddin, on Friday complained to police that her husband, brothers-in-law Nawazuddin, Faizuddin, Majuddin and sister-in-law Saima were harassing her for dowry, they said. She also met Superintendent of Police (rural) Rakesh Jolly in this regard, police said.

  • Communal tension in UP on first day of Navratri

    Lucknow : Communal tension was reported from Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district after dirty water was thrown at a temple on the first day of the Hindu festival of Navratri, police said.