Free Press Journal
  • Edu panel member calls off hunger stir for bonus

    Mumbai : BMC Education Committee member Shivnath Darade has called off his hunger strike demanding bonus for the civic body’s secondary school teachers after an assurance from the civic chief.

  • BPO scam mastermind’s Audi seized

    Mumbai : The Thane police are probing the case of Sagar Thakkar, the mastermind in the alleged multi-crore call center scam.

  • Gadkari stresses cruise tourism

    Mumbai : Union shipping minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday urged private port operators to create necessary arrangements for catering for passengers, pointing out to the prospects of cruise tourism in the country.

  • Ambedkar DOB row: Publishers say sorry

    Mumbai : After a warning of facing protest and demand that books with wrong birth date of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar be called back, the publishers of Class VI book called Marathi Bhasha Parichay have tendered an apology to city Congress General Secretary Vilas Rupawate.

  • Man held for groping six-yr-old in Dahisar

    Mumbai: A 23-year-old man was arrested for wrongfully confining and molesting his six-year-old neighbour in his house in Dahisar East. The incident took place at 10 pm on Friday, when the victim reached the house of accused while playing with her friends. “The accused took her inside and locked the house. He illegally detained her under the bed, locked the house and molested her,” said a police officer. Her sudden disappearance panicked

  • SSC and HSC exam timetables out

    Mumbai: The state’s HSC-SSC board has declared the tentative timetable for the Class 10 and Class 12 exams to be held in February-March, 2017. The HSC (Class 12) examinations will be held between February 28 and March 25. The SSC (Class 10) examinations will be held between March 7 and March 29. The tentative timetable has been declared so that students are mentally prepared and schools and colleges can make required preparations.

  • Woman commits suicide in Malwani

    Mumbai: A woman in her 40s allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her house in Malwani on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as Jayshree Pascal, who was reportedly pissed off with the relationship of her 19-year-old daughter with a local boy, according to the police. She was residing in a chawl in Pascalwadi on Katkar Road. No suicide note was recovered from the spot. An accidental death case has been

  • Mundhe orders razing of ‘errant’ edu institute

    Mumbai : Unfazed by the no-trust motion passed against him by corporators, Navi Mumbai civic commissioner Tukaram Mundhe continues to crack the whip on illegal structures, as he has now issued a demolition notice to an educational institute in Nerul for “violation” of construction norms.

  • Romeos agree to serve, FIR dropped

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court has set aside an FIR against five youths, accused of outraging the modesty of two girls, on the condition that they would do social work for two days and donate Rs 50,000 for legal aid service.

  • Khadse will be in Cabinet soon: Fadnavis

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said his government has completed two years in office without a scam taint and expressed confidence that senior leader Eknath Khadse would return to the ministry soon.

  • Don’t demoralise armed forces, Rahul advises PM

    New Delhi : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has written to the Prime Minister, sharing his concern over certain government decisions in the last few weeks adversely affecting the morale of the Armed Force. “Our soldiers risk their lives each day to defend the nation and it is our duty to show them that we care for them and their families, not only through our words, but also through our actions,” he said in

  • Disability pension order put on hold

    New Delhi : The Defence Ministry on Saturday put on hold its controversial order lowering the disability pension to the defence forces, saying the pensioners will continue to be paid at the old rates, pending decision of the anomaly committee. It said implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendation on methodology for calculating the disability element has been referred to the anomaly committee.

  • No abnormal shortage of judges, insists Govt

    New Delhi : Rapped by the Supreme Court for delaying judicial appointments, the government has said that it has increased the sanctioned strength of high court judges from 906 to 1,079 and insisted that there has been no abnormal increase in the vacancies in the high courts under NDA rule, reports PTI.

  • Rajnath sore with channels over poor Bahrain coverage

    New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is sore that the private Indian TV channels gave hardly any coverage to his 3-day visit to Bahrain despite a major diplomatic breakthrough of the gulf country, a member of the Organisation of Islam Cooperation (OIC), coming out in support of India on Kashmir.

  • Security overhaul in Delhi in view of terror threat

    New Delhi : The intelligence inputs of possible terror strikes in the capital in retaliation to the September 29 surgical strikes in the Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), the security of certain top ministers, senior BJP leaders and the Army chief has been increased in a major security revamp.