Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai Rains: PM Narendra Modi assures assistance to Maharashtra government

    New Delhi: Taking stock of the heavy rainfall in Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured full assistance to the state government in mitigating the situation. In a series of tweet, the Prime Minister said that he also spoke to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on the situation arising due to incessant rain.

  • Mumbai rains unite people of all faith

    Mumbai shows its true spirit yet again. The pandals which housed Lord Ganesh has opened its doors to people stranded in heavy rains. Same is in case of Gurudwaras as well. Ordinary people have also extended their homes and offices to provide food and shelter to those stranded.

  • Dear Mumbaikars, stuck in Mumbai rains? These options could help

    Torrential rain accompanied by strong winds pummelled Mumbai today, disrupting rail, road and air services, uprooting trees, swamping homes, and bringing the megapolis and satellite towns to their knees. Waterlogging at many places has worsened road travel too and the BMC has advised against venturing out of homes unless necessary. Thousands of vehicles were stranded on arterial roads in Lower Parel, Dadar, Kurla, Andheri, Khar West, Ghatkopar, Sion and Hindmata areas that were under

  • Mumbai Rains: Crores spent on procurement of pumps, flowed into the floods

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Storm Water and Drain Management Department (SWDM) even after procurring around than 313 dewatering pumps so as to install at various low lying areas of the city during heavy rainfall failed to avoid water logging in the city. Many parts of the Mumbai submerged under water areas like Dadar tt, Parel, Sion, King Circle, Pedder road, Bandra Railway station, Kurla railway station, Kurla Ambedkar Road, Sion railway station, Hindamata,

  • Mumbai Rains updates: Train services completely shut; schools, colleges closed tomorrow

    Mumbai: Heavy rains today pummelled Mumbai and adjoining areas, disrupting rail, road and air services and threw normal life out of gear. Besides the metropolis, adjoining Navi Mumbai and Thane regions were also lashed by incessant downpour since last night, delaying suburban train services and leaving vehicles crawling through waterlogged roads in low-lying areas. While traffic has resumed on the Sea Link, schools and colleges will remain closed tomorrow.

  • Commuters at western suburbs stranded for hours

    Citizens and commuters were in for a havoc situation when they started their daily travel from western suburbs to their offices in town on Tuesday due to the heavy rains. The railway tracks were water logged at major junctions like Malad, Goregaon, Andheri, Santa Cruz and Bandra while the roads witnessed huge traffic jams, water logging and slow moving traffic. The continuous rains led to water entering houses of local residents too.
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  • Mumbai Rains: Police issues advisory to avoid revelling at sea side

    Due to the high tide alert issued by Indian Meteorological Department at 4:40 p.m, the Mumbai police issued an advisory to Mumbaikars to avoid going towards seaside, sitting on the tetrapods or on promenades facing the water.
    According to Rashmi Karandikar, Deputy Commissioner of Police(Operations) and Mumbai Police Spokesperson, “We request the public to avoid water logging areas unless absolutely necessary. We request the people to co-operate

  • Heavy showers result in water logging in the Eastern suburb

    Tuesday’s heavy showers resulted in waterlogging at Kurla-Chembur-Govandi areas for long hours. Rain water accumulated in areas like Chembur Colony, Amar Mahal, Mahul Road, Thakkar Bappa Colony at Kurla, Kurla Kamani road and different parts of LBS Marg.
    Despite the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation installed mini pumps to flush out accumulated water, these areas continued to face waterlogging which also led to heavy traffic and congestion on roads. Vehicles were almost unable to

  • Are Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj Sachdeva dating again?

    Mumbai: Television actress Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj Sachdeva were spotted at Pro Kabaddi league and shared a picture on social media. Anuj captioned the picture, Maddening fun lastnight watching #ProKabaddi with superwomen @urvashidholakia9 @priyankapereira7 P.S.– Never read articles on relationships in front of any woman.”

  • Why is mouse the vahana of Lord Ganesha?

    Hindu deities are seldom depicted without their particular ‘vahana’ (vehicles) on which they travel. These vahanas are either animals or birds and symbolises the various forced they ride. Lord Shiva’s vahana ‘Nandi’ represents strength and virility, Goddess Saraswati’s vahana ‘Hamsa’ represents wisdom, grace, and beauty. Shani’s vahana are vulture, raven or crow that represses thieving tendencies. While Lord Ganesha’s vahana is a mouse which symbolises crushing useless thoughts. Have you ever wondered why the

  • Rajkummar Rao’s ‘Newton’ trailer out and its intriguing

    New Delhi: After winning the Jury Prize for Best Film at the Hong Kong International Film Festival, finally the trailer of Rajkummar Rao’s upcoming Bollywood film ‘Newton’ is out.

  • Akkineni Nagarjuna Birthday Special: 5 memorable Hindi films that you must watch

    Telugu superstar Akkineni Nagarjuna turns 58 today. The actor has done very good films in Telugu. But many people don’t know that he has delivered some fine performances in Bollywood as well. Not only films, but also his Hindi songs like Tum Mile, Anando Bharma and so on are hugely popular.

  • 7 must visit Ganesha temples in India

    Lord Ganesha is the Lord of wisdom, prosperity, security, happiness, success, education, good fortune, and destroyer of obstacles. Son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, he is superior to all Hindu gods and is always worshipped first. There are several temples in India dedicated to the elephant god that devotees must visit at least once in a lifetime. These temples are known for their architecture as well for the history behind them.

  • Can King of comebacks Lalu Prasad Yadav make yet another comeback?

    Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is currently winning election after election and currently is governing with alliance partners in 18 states. The juggernaut which started in May 2014, when BJP single-handedly got the decisive mandate (282 seats) hasn’t stopped since then and with surgical precision, saffron party is decimating each and every opposition and India is slowly going towards one party one rule.

  • Former Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot tweets on threat of minister Yunus, says govt creating atmosphere of fear

    Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has taken on the state government and said that government is creating an atmosphere of fear over the meeting of Narendra Modi in Udaipur. This comes on the back of threats issued by Public works minister Yunus Khan, who had told an engineer that if anything happens to his helipad, he will not be spared. Geholt then tweeted the news published in Patrika that government is spreading fear.