Free Press Journal
  • Area boasts of swanky mall, but lacks several amenities

    Mumbai : Home to India’s largest shopping mall, Phoenix Market City and the plush Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), the L ward (Kurla, Sakinaka, LBS marg and parts of Powai) of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has no space for a hawking zone due to it’s over populated areas and congested roads.  The ward that is spread across 13square kilometre is inhabited with more than 70 percent of slums.

  • Decomposing bodies of 29-year-old mother and her minor daughter found in Bhayandar apartment

    Bhayandar : The decomposing bodies of a 29-year-old woman and her 9-year-old daughter were discovered from their apartment in an upscale residential locality in Bhayandar on Saturday evening.  The incident has sent shockwaves down the neighbourhood. According to the police the bodies of Dipika Kartik Sanghvi (29) and her daughter Hitvi (9) was recovered from their fourth floor flat in Sonam Saraswati building located in the Golden Nest area of Bhayandar (east)

  • Rahul Mukherjea takes to twitter to defend his father

    Mumbai : Days after the special court confirmed charges of murder and abduction on Peter Mukherjea, his son Rahul Mukherjea has taken to twitter to defend his father. Interestingly, Peter was arrested after Rahul’s statements were recorded by the Khar Police in November 2015.

  • All religion prayer meet at Bhartiya Gyanpeeth

    Ujjain: To mark death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhartiya Gyanpeeth will conduct an All Religion prayer meet on Monday at 9 am. A compilation of lectures given by prominent personalities will be published during the event. Anandshanker Vyas, Mohan Gupta, Shailendra Sharma, Shashi Mohan Shrivastav and other prominent personalities of the city will grace the event by their presence.

  • Ind. corporator declared elected after 4 years

    Bhayandar : After hanging in balance for more than four years, the fate of electoral mandate in one of the wards in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) was finally declared on Friday. Independent candidate – Vatsala Patil emerged victorious in ward 18 (b)  by trouncing her nearest rival Tejal Parmar by a margin of  1013 votes. While Patil got 2,846 votes, Parmar garnered 1813 votes even as the Congress aspirant  Sarita

  • Goa Shatabdi sabotage bid: Cops yet to find something worthwhile in their probe

    Mumbai : The Government Railway Police (GRP) is yet to get any breakthrough in the alleged sabotage to the Madgaon- Dadar Jan Shatabdi express track. Despite questioning eight people for two days consecutively and scanning one hour of long Close Circuit Television Camera (CCTV) footage of Diva station, there has been no concrete lead as yet.

  • HC seeks response from Jolly LLB filmmakers on their film maligning the legal profession

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Friday issued notices against the producers of the film Jolly LLB 2 and has asked them to file their reply. This comes in response to a petition filed before the Aurangabad bench of the HC, contending that the film ‘maligns’ the image of country’s legal profession.

  • Citizens protest against trees to be axed for Metro III

    Mumbai : In an attempt to save 5,012 trees that will be affected by the Metro III (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) project, residents and social activists conducted an awareness campaign at South Mumbai area on Saturday. The locals educated the commuters about the harm caused to the trees and the environment due to this project.

  • ACS attends ZP standing committee meeting

    Ujjain : Additional chief secretary (ACS) RS Julaniya participated in the meeting of standing committee of zilla panchayat (ZP), here on Saturday.

  • Mason gets compensation for unborn child killed in mishap

    Thane : In a significant judgement, a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal here has awarded a compensation of Rs 1.52 lakhs to a mason after his unborn child was killed in a road mishap that also left his wife dead in January 2007.

  • Sole accused in Pune MNS leader’s murder gets court discharge

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court has discharged a man who was accused of killing a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) leader from Pune in 2015. The accused, Devidas Gaikwad was charged for murder, riot, criminal conspiracy and several charges from the Indian Arms Act.

  • Marathi translation of laws not possible:High Court

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court has disposed of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that sought directions to the Maharashtra government to constitute a machinery that can ensure translation of all Central and State Laws from English to Marathi, along with their amendments as ‘Authoritative Texts’ for the public.

  • Protest against filmmaker Bhansali

    Dewas: A day after Karni Sena activists protest against the shooting of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upconimg film ‘Padmawati’ alleging depiction of ‘wrong facts’ in it at Jaigarh fort in Jaipur, members of Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena on Saturday burnt an effigy of Bansali as a mark of their protest. Karni sena incharge Krushnapal Singh Nevari said they will continue their protest for portraying historic characters wrongly. On Saturday we staged protest