Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: BMC to complete nalla cleaning by May-end

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started the nalla cleaning project to avoid water logging during the monsoon season. The cleaning work is expected to finish by May-end as per the notice issued by the Storm Water Department (SWD).

  • Verdict on Mumbai serial blast likely by next month

    MUMBAI: The designated court of Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) has said that the verdict is likely to pronounced on May 29 against the second set of accused of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
    All the second set of alleged accused – Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa, Firoz Khan, Riyaz Siddiqui, Karimullah Shaikh, Mohammad Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Taklya and Abdul Qayyum – are facing trial in the case.

  • Bombay High Court upholds sanction of prosecution

    Mumbai: In a relief to the then Congress-led Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court has upheld its sanction that was issued in March 2009 for the prosecution of all the accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, under the charges of the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

  • AIADMK bribery case: After 4-day marathon grilling, Dinakaran arrested

    New Delhi: Dramatic developments unfolded on Tuesday midnight, as after four days of marathon grilling, the Delhi Police finally arrested ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran in the case involving the bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party’s ‘two-leaves’ symbol.

  • Dinakaran’s arrest a step towards cleansing of TN politics: BJP

    Chennai: Hailing the arrest of ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran by the Delhi Police in a bribery case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that the development is a major step towards cleansing the politics in Tamil Nadu and making it corrupt-free.

  • Consider ATS, NIA versions in Malegaon blast case: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: Clearing the air over the confusion of which chargesheet should be considered in the Malegaon blast case, the Bombay High Court held that the special court must consider the material adduced by both the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) and the National Investigations Agency (NIA).

  • Sukma massacre: New strategy and operation on the anvil

    Raipur: The government promised on Tuesday to review its strategy on battling Naxalites, as the Chhattisgarh chief minister warned that an operation will be launched “with more firmness” and “vigour” against the guerrillas in the coming days. Shaken by the audacious Naxalite attack on Monday that left 25 CRPF personnel dead in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district, the Centre and the state government are making it clear that they will strike back in equal

  • BMC awards contract to an uncertified contractor

    Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has awarded a Rs 23-crore project to a contractor who does not have a work licence, as per a Right to Information query. The report reveals the tendering process was filled with irregularities as the contract was awarded to the highest bidder. Traditionally, a contract is awarded to the lowest bidder.

  • Bhopal: Missing ministers again trigger Chief Miniter’s ire

    BHOPAL: After the BJP state executive meeting, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan again directed his ire at ministers during the cabinet meeting on Tuesday.  Chouhan said many ministers had skipped the executive committee meeting and now they are missing from the cabinet meeting as well. He said that the ministers should take party and cabinet meetings seriously. “When I can remain present in such meetings throughout, what stops the ministers from doing it? Why

  • Bhopal: Pressure tactics won’t work says Chief Minister

    BHOPAL: Adopting a tough posture on the ongoing strike by patwaris (which was put-off on Tuesday) and panchayat secretaries, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the strike is an attempt to sabotage the ongoing Gramodaya Se Bharat Uday campaign and pressure the government. “We will not submit to these kinds of pressure tactics,” he said, announcing that the monthly salary of rozgar sahayaks, who worked under the panchayat secretaries, would

  • Bhopal: 2 killed as water tanker rams hospital building

    BHOPAL: Two people were killed while two were injured after a water-tanker allegedly crashed into a hospital building on Tuesday evening at Shahjahanabad. The accused driver of the tanker fled the spot soon after the incident, the police said.

  • Mumbai: Services hit on Central line due to rail fracture

    Mumbai: It was yet another day of delays on the Central line. This time it was due to a rail fracture detected between Kalyan and Thakurli stations in a morning peak hour on Tuesday.

  • Bhopal: Godrej’s new mosquito repellant doesn’t need power supply

    BHOPAL: In April last year, Godrej Consumer Products Limited had commissioned a project for the elimination of mosquito-borne endemic diseases (EMBED), which aims at reducing morbidity and mortality caused by vector-borne diseases. The project focuses on improving the knowledge and awareness through behaviour change campaigns, thus empowering communities at the bottom of the pyramid to take charge of their own protection.

  • Bhopal: No arrests yet in violence with LNCT College students

    BHOPAL: The police are yet to arrest any accused involved in the incident of thrashing of students of LNCT College in which two students sustained serious injuries and were admitted to hospital.

  • Mumbai: Schools looting us, say parents

    Mumbai: Despite several notices to schools across the city to stop the commercial sale of books, schoolbags, uniforms and other stationery, parents of students claim the institutes are charging high amounts for the sale of these goods.

  • Bhopal: Officers take ‘Alpaviram’ to become happy

    CHHATARPUR: Collector Ramesh Bhandari, district panchayat CEO Harsh Dixit, ADM Dinesh Maurya, SDMs DP Dwivedi, BB Gangele and Divya Awasthi joined the ‘Alpaviram’ programme initiated by the happiness department at the collectorate on Monday. Head of different departments were present on the occasion. Anandam Sahyogi Lakhanlal Asati said the idea behind ‘Alpaviram’ was to hear the voice of our inner self. “You all should forget what posts you are holding and your