Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai building collapse: Parkour skills save the day for two bouncers

    Mumbai: Among the lucky survivors of the Hussaini building collapse at south Mumbai’s congested Pakmodia Street, which claimed over 33 lives on Thursday were two bouncers, who used to work at a nearby bar. As the building started shaking, the duo, who used to reside on the second floor of the building, showed great presence of mind by breaking their window and jumping onto an adjacent building.

  • Indore: Serious shortage of necessary components major concern

    Indore: Serious shortage of certain vital components was found in carriage and wagon depot located at city railway station, which primarily holds responsibility of maintenance of coaches and power. The lapses came to light as divisional manager of railway (DRM) Manoj Sharma took
    stock of the situation at the depot, commonly called as coaching depot, on Friday. In the wake of growing number of train accidents the shortfalls
    have been considered as a major

  • Mumbai building collapse: MHADA ready to shift 25,000 residents of dilapidated buildings

    Mumbai: In the wake of the tragic incident at Bhendi Bazaar on Thursday which claimed 33 lives, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has decided to shift nearly 25,000 residents of dilapidated buildings to its transit camps. Senior officials said that they will take the help of police officials in order to maintain law and order while shifting the residents.

  • Unfair to see only blues in demonetisation

    Whatever the Narendra Modi dispensation may do to allay apprehensions that demonetisation has been more pain than gain, the perception across the country  is unmistakably that the much-trumpeted Government move of November 8, 2016 has proved a damp squib. Ironically, nothing has contributed to this impression more than the annual report of the Reserve Bank of India and the subsequent disclosure that the country’s GDP has dipped to a modest  5.7 per cent in

  • Indore: After H1N1, dengue now be aware of skin diseases

    Indore: “The last leg of monsoon has brought back attacks of vector-borne diseases, fungal, allergies and parasitic infections. Following the deadly outbreak of swine flu and dengue in city, people are now hit by skin diseases with soaring number of patients; at least double than usual,” experts said.

  • Mumbai building collapse: Prayer answered after dialing 100 from under the rubble

    Mumbai: After the five-storied Hussaini building collapsed on Thursday at Bhendi Bazaar, most of the families are eagerly waiting for news of their trapped kin and praying that they are alive. But in what is a tale of a miraculous escape, one of the people trapped under the debris was rescued due to his mobile.

  • Indore: Shakkar Bazaar Only sufferer knows the pain

    Indore: Travelling through Sarafa area has become a nightmare for regular commuters due to a cluster of haphazardly parked vehicles along the road at Shakkar Bazaar. Despite witnessing heavy traffic round the clock for directly connecting Sarafa, Khajuri Bazaar, Shankar Bazaar and Sitlamata Bazaar, the road gets narrowed by the illegally parked vehicles. Even traffic police admitted to have received a lot of complaints regarding the illegal parking on the stretch.

  • Support the PM on import substitution

    The Prime Minister has called for import substitution. He wants that we should ourselves make the goods that we are importing at present. Kudos to the PM for raising this issue. Actually the first steps in this direction were taken by the Government few months ago. The Government had made known its intention to make a National Procurement Policy. Preference would then be given to domestic suppliers in purchases made by the Government. Let

  • Mumbai: Now, MHADA’s headquarter shaky even after Rs 7crore renovation in 3 years

    Mumbai: They are responsible for repairing and reconstructing thousands of cess buildings across Mumbai, but the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) is facing trouble in repairing its own headquarters at Bandra. The 40-year-old building is now in disrepair and despite spending a hefty amount for repairs in the last three years, the building has developed cracks.

  • Rohingya & humanitarian crisis

    Indians are so anxious to get away from their own country that many find it difficult to believe that foreigners – the Rohingya for instance – would have an innocent reason for wishing to settle down in India. Pope Francis must be the only world leader to have spoken out publicly in favour of Myanmar’s beleaguered Rohingya community. So it’s understandable that his planned visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh should encourage hopes of improvement

  • Mumbai building collapse: Death toll reaches 33, rescue op called off, all residents accounted for

    Mumbai: Twenty-two hours after the Hussaini building collapsed at Bhendi Bazaar, rescue operations were called off on Friday morning, with authorities confident that no more people were trapped under the debris. The official death toll in the tragedy rose to 33, which included a 20-day-old child. Fourteen of the injured are receiving treatment at the Sir JJ Hospital.

  • Policeman killed, three injured in militant attack near Srinagar

    Srinagar: A policeman was killed and three others injured when militants attacked a bus transporting security personnel in the suburbs of Srinagar on Friday evening. Militants fired at the police vehicle in Zeewan area around 8 pm, sources said.

  • Mumbai building collapse: Hussaini building residents refused to vacate says MHADA

    Mumbai: In the wake of the collapse of the Hussaini building in south Mumbai’s Pakmodia Street on Thursday, which claimed 33 people lives, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) has claimed that the tenants residing in the 117-year-old dilapidated building had refused to vacate it.

  • Mumbai, BMC, social activists, silence zone, no sound zone, silence,

    Bombay High Court gives back Mumbai its silence zones

    Mumbai: The governments both at the Centre and state were left red-faced on Friday after the Bombay High Court held that their acts of scrapping silence zones were “unconstitutional”. The court said that the amendments carried by the governments in the Noise Pollution Rules, 2000, were in violation of the “right to life” of citizens and accordingly, stayed the modifications.

  • Modi to go in for a major overhaul of his Cabinet on Sunday morning

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will carry out a major overhaul of his government on Sunday in what is being seen as the last such exercise before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The swearing-in of the new ministers will take place at the Rashtrapati Bhawan at 10 am while the portfolio distribution may be announced after Modi takes off for China to attend the BRICS summit in the afternoon, a repeat of the first reshuffle

  • Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

    Sahaja Yoga for Youth

    Sahaja Yoga is spreading silently.  Beneficiaries of Sahaja Yoga meditation, explain to their near and dear ones its benefits after experiencing.  It has spread in more than 140 countries. The first trust established by Her Holiness Mataji Nirmala Devi in 1972, the Life Eternal Trust in Mumbai used to take care of its activities all over India.  When the followers started growing, it was decided by Shri Mataji to allow trusts to be formed

  • Bandh in Darjeeling not lifted, Gorkhaland demands resurface

    Kolkata : Indefinite bandh in the Darjeeling Hills continued on Friday despite the announcement of Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) chief coordinator Binay Tamang that the bandh would remain suspended till September 12.