Free Press Journal
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    The West’s relationship with Russia is even more complex than the India-Pakistan equation. Although one appears to love to hate the other, all may not be what it seems. Donald Trump’s election campaign suggested that West-Russia ties may sometimes allow for covert cooperation – albeit limited and motivated – on selective issues.

  • Mumbai: First glimpse of the inside of Metro tunnel

    Mumbai: Amid opposition and concerns raised by citizens, tunnelling work for the city’s first underground Metro III (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) line has begun. The entire tunnelling work of the 33.5 km line is expected to be completed by 2019. While in Aarey Colony, the same project is facing opposition as the Tree Authority of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has still not given a nod for the proposal for felling of 444 trees.

  • UN expert punches holes in Swachh Bharat Mission

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission on Friday came in for sharp criticism by a top UN expert who said it “lacked a holistic human rights approach”. United Nation Special Rapporteur on safe drinking water and sanitation Leo Heller presented a preliminary report of his visit to India at a press conference where he insisted that the Centre’s emphasis on building toilets “should not overshadow” the focus on

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    Ryan International School Murder Case: Now, spotlight on 2nd student

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation is probing the role of a second student in the murder of Pradyuman Thakur murder case, said sources on Friday. Pradyuman was found dead inside the toilet of the Ryan International School, Gurugram, with his throat slit on September 8.

  • Maharashtra: Court awards death sentence to three accused involved in the 2014 Loni Mawala gangrape case

    Ahmednagar: A court in Ahmednagar awarded the death sentence to three accused involved in the 2014 Loni Mawala gangrape and murder case. Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam had demanded the death sentence for Santosh Lonkar (35), Mangesh Lonkar (30) and Dattatreya Shinde (27). The court termed it as a rarest of rare case and awarded the capital punishment.

  • Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump share brief handshake at APEC summit

    Da Nang: Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump shook hands and exchanged a few words at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam. The two leaders had an opportunity to do so while the summit’s participants were taking a group photo wearing the national costumes of the host country, Tass news agency reported.

  • Mumbai: Police arrested a history-sheeter for murdering a 45-year-old man

    Mumbai: The Mulund police have arrested a history-sheeter on Friday for offences of murder, attempt to murder and robbery. Natarajan Murugan Tevar (28) was wanted in connection with the murder of a 45-year-old man at Mulund this year on March 16. Tevar was wanted by the police in eighteen cases registered against him for murder, attempt to murder and robbery. The police had received a tip-off that Tevar was coming to meet

  • Harassment charge against Airasia crew

    Bengaluru: A woman who travelled by an AirAsia India flight has alleged that she was sexually harassed by three crew members, days after the airline filed a complaint with the police and DGCA against her for being a “disruptive passenger”.

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    Mumbai crime branch arrested three persons for gold jewellery heist of Rs 37 lakh at Zaveri bazaar

    Mumbai: The Mumbai crime branch unit 2 arrested three persons on Friday for dacoity of jewellery worth Rs. 36.83 lakh at Zaveri Bazaar. The accused have been identified as Rahul Salvi (27), Kiran Tawde (25) and Yaseen alias Sameer Shaikh (35). According to a crime branch official, “The dacoity was an insider’s job. Several teams were dispatched to Nallasopara, Mumbra, Chembur, Sewri and Kalbadevi to nab the accused. We are yet to

  • ‘Gabbar’ knocked out of GST

    Guwahati: In the biggest GST rejig yet, tax rates on over 200 items, ranging from chewing gum to chocolates, to beauty products, wigs and wrist watches, were on Friday cut to provide relief to consumers and businesses amid economic slowdown.

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    Mumbai: Deonar police arrested doctor for injecting wrong medicines to lady patient which resulted in her death

    Mumbai: The Deonar police arrested a doctor on Friday for allegedly administering a wrong injection to a lady patient which resulted in her death. The deceased, Pradeep Anand Jadhav(25), was reportedly administered a wrong injection by the accused, identified as Dr Shahbaz Alam Mohammed Haroon Siddiqui (36), which caused an infection. A complaint was registered at Deonar police station by Jadhav’s family members. During the probe, it was found that Siddiqui, a private

  • Ujjain: ‘Paidal yatra sangh’ of Jain Shwetambar Samaj leaves for Maksi

    Ujjain: About 300 members of Shwetambar Jain community left for Parshwanath Tirth, Maksi from the city on Friday morning. This 45 km travel by foot began from Chaumukh Jinalay, Subhash Nagar. Prominent seers Daulatsagar Suri, Nandivardhan Sagar Suri, Harshsagar Suri were among those who left for the pilgrimage.

  • Mumbai: MMRDA to conduct a financial audit into dealings between MCA with a firm

    Mumbai: The MCA was allotted 13 acres of land by the MMRDA at its costliest BKC layout. The land which was meant for educational purpose was utilised for commercial purposes, the MMRDA has now decided to conduct a financial audit into the dealings between the MCA and the Shirke Co. The information has been obtained vide an RTI response to a query filed by RTI Activist Anil Galgali.

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    Mumbai: BEST unveils emission free electric buses at Wadala depot

    Mumbai: The management of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses has finally inducted at least four emission free electric buses on Friday. These buses have facilities which include surveillance cameras and proper ventilation system. These buses were inaugurated at the Wadala depot by Yuva Sena President, Aditya Thackeray. The buses have been launched with the intention of providing environmental friendly buses as these buses runs on electricity.

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    Mumbai: BMC will now give PAPs, monetary compensation as per 2017 ready reckoner rate

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will now offer monetary compensation as per the ready reckoner rate of the area to commercial Project Affected Persons (PAP) constructed before 1962, who stand to lose their business establishments on the ground floor due to the development or infrastructure project undertaken by the civic corporation. The proposal received approval in the recently held Standing Committee meeting.