Free Press Journal
  • Smokers more likely to drink alcohol and suffer from psychiatric illness: Study

    Mumbai: Smokers are more likely to consume alcohol and suffer from psychiatric illness than non- smokers, a study has revealed. The study, carried out by the city-based Asian Heart Institute, also found that a significant number of people pick up the habit to reduce stress or for pleasure.

  • Bhopal: Working models conk off, administration covers up

    Bhopal: Many working models at Regional Science Centre are not functioning. Located in Bhopal, the centre’s aim is to popularise engineering, science and technology among people through a wide range of activities including practical demonstrations and interactive programmes.  The centre, inaugurated in 1995 by the then president of India late Shankar Dayal Sharma, has four indoor galleries including Fun Science, Atmosphere, Energy and Beyond Human Life.

  • Bhopal: Mayor Express fails to garner expected response

    Bhopal: Mayor Express, the much hyped project of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC), which was launched few months back to extend facilities to the residents, has failed to garner the expected response. The facilities include providing services of carpenter, electrician, plumber, gardener and driver on phone call. Residents can call at number 18002330014 to avail their services.

  • Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram procession

    Srinagar: Authorities on Saturday imposed strict restrictions in many areas across Srinagar to prevent a Muharram procession, police said. The police received intelligence inputs about miscreants trying to incite trouble during the procession scheduled for later in the day. “Keeping these inputs in mind, the District Magistrate Srinagar ordered the restrictions under section 144 CrPc to remain in force,” police officials said.

  • Bhopal: High voltage drama at dist project committee meeting

    Mandsaur: District project committee meeting which was chaired by state woman and child minister and Mandsaur district in charge minister Archana Chitnis witnessed high voltage drama here in Mandsaur on Friday. According to information, Congress MLA Hardeep Singh Dang from Suwasara assembly constituency boycotted meeting and walked out of the meeting hall after an argument with Chitnis over some trivial issue, followed by a BJP district panchayat member Amarlal Meena from Bhanpura

  • Bhopal: Police prepare traffic diversion plan for immersion of Durga idols, Tazias

    To avoid conflict and controversy, the police have chalked out a traffic diversion plan for immersion of Durga idols and Moharram Tajiyas on October 1 as both the events will take place on the same day. Tajia procession will be taken out from morning while Durga idols will be immersed from 6 pm onwards. The traffic diversion plan is as follows.

  • US President Donald Trump vows support for relief, recovery effort in Puerto Rico

    Washington: United States President Donald Trump has vowed support for the ongoing relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. “It’s been total devastation,” Trump said, adding, “But I think it’s going really well, considering.” Trump said this even as he departed the White House on Friday afternoon ahead of a weekend at his New Jersey golf club.

  • Bhopal: National level player accuses judo coach of harassment

    Bhopal: Sports department has removed Marshal Arts Academy coach Poonam Chopra following allegation of harassment and physical assault by a national-level judo player. Sources said that Antim Yadav, who has won laurels at both national and international level, had submitted a hand-written complaint with senior officials accusing Chopra of repeated assaults and harassment.

  • Mumbai: BMC to float first tender for Tansa cycling track

    Mumbai: Following the Bombay High Court’s order in 2009 to make Tansa water pipeline encroachment-free and after receiving a nod from the state government, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has now taken up the task at war foot level to create a 39 km-long cycling track along the Tansa pipeline.

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    Mumbai: KEM hospital under fire for numbering Elphinstone tragedy bodies

    Mumbai, Authorities at the KEM hospital have come in for severe criticism for marking numbers on the bodies of the Elphinstone station stampede victims and putting up their pictures on public display. The hospital claimed the measure was taken to “avoid chaos”. The pictures of the victims, with numbers on their foreheads, were put up on a flex board at the hospital to expedite the process of identification, it said.

  • Mumbai: J J Hospital dean T P Lahane acquitted in casteist remark case

    Mumbai: A sessions court in Mumbai on Friday acquitted dean of the government-run J J Hospital here, Dr T P Lahane, in a case of alleged casteist remarks against a sweeper, reports PTI. Additional Sessions Judge S G Shete acquitted Lahane of all the charges.

  • RIP Tom Alter: 10 things to know about the legendary veteran actor

    Mumbai: On late Friday night, veteran actor Tom Alter passed away after battling with stage four skin cancer at the age of 67. Tom Alter has appeared in many Bollywood as well as Hollywood films. His role in the film Kranti has always been remembered as one of his finest performances in his career. Moreover, his notable roles are Satyajit Ray’s Shatranj Ke Khiladi, Shyam Benegal’s Junoon, Raj Kapoor’s Ram Teri Ganga Maili,

  • Mumbai: Juhu police arrested seven including 4 minors for burglary

    Mumbai: Juhu police have arrested seven burglars, including four minors, who used to target rich houses located at Khar, Andheri and Juhu areas. The police have also recovered expensive mobile phones, cash and jewellery from their possession.

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    Elphinstone stampede: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis says will take action against culprits

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has expressed sadness over the Mumbai Stampede incident, assuring that strict action will be taken against the culprits. Fadnavis, who visited KEM hospital, to meet the injured people in the incident told media, “The incident that happened here, whole Maharashtra and the country is deeply saddened due to this incident. A total of 22 people died in this, about 39 people are admitted in the hospital, where in

  • Mumbai: MHADA to hand over 7000 toilets to BMC for maintenance

    Mumbai: Even though the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is touting its initiative for Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan, the corporation is unwilling to maintain toilets constructed by Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority.

  • Tackle deaths of low birthweight infants

    It is sad that low birthweight and premature births are the top cause of death among new-born babies in India under a study done by a newspaper group based on data gathered by the Registrar General of India. While the number of deaths per thousand population was 12.3 under the category of low birthweight/prematurity in 2000 it went up to 14.3 per thousand in 2015. This was one yardstick under which there has been

  • Mumbai rail infra in a terrible mess

    The ghastly stampede on a narrow foot-overbridge at Elphinstone Road station of Mumbai during the morning peak hours on Friday, which killed at least 22 people and injured over 30 is one of the worst commuter tragedies that the metropolis has seen. It is a shame indeed that we get wiser only when avoidable tragedies occur and slip back into complacency all too soon. The stampede occurred around 10.30 am as many commuters were

  • Mumbai: After two years, MHADA lottery winners to get flat possession

    Mumbai: Two years after 232 lottery winners of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) won flats in Malwani, they have been finally relieved as they will soon get possession of their flats. The winners are not given the possession of their flats as the developer was yet to get the Occupancy Certificate for the building.