Free Press Journal
  • MahaRera dismisses Chitra Singh’s plea for refund from builder

    Mumbai: MahaRera has dismissed a petition by the late Ghazal singer Jagjit Singh’s widow Chitra Singh and her grandson Armaan Chowdhary seeking refund of around Rs 1.75 crore from a Goregoan builder after they cancelled their bookings and the payment was dishonoured.

  • Maharashtra: State government issues notification for creating framework for implementation of Food Security Act

    Mumbai: State government has issued notification creating administrative framework for implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013. The notification provides for setting up State Food Commission (SFC), creating the post of District Grievance Redressal Officer (DGRO) and creating a Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS) whereby essential commodities will be made to ration card holders through Fair Price Shops (FPS).

  • Ujjain: Railway employees protest against NPS

    Ujjain: Railway employees throughout the country protested against national pension system (NPS) on Monday on the call of All India Railwaymans Federation and Western Railway Employees Union (WREU).

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    Mumbai University initiates process to appoint new agency for online assessment

    Mumbai: In an attempt to avoid any kind of chaos in the declaration of Mumbai University (MU) results, the process to appoint a new agency to manage the online assessment has been initiated. The state education ministry is adamant about replacing MeritTrac, the agency which managed the assessment of last summer examinations, and also about establishing the Student’s, Academic and Management Council of MU.

  • Ujjain: Flag worship, Kala Sangam mark beginning of Shaiv Mahotsav

    Ujjain: A congregation of 12 Jyotirlingas is being organised by Mahakaleshwar Temple Management Committee (MTMC) under Shaiv Mahotsav-2018 from January 5 to 7. The mahotsav began on Monday by worshipping flag in front of the temple police chowki and inaugurating Kala Sangam at Mahakal Pravachan Hall.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills fire: Advocate Abha Singh demands action against BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta

    Mumbai: Abha Singh, a well known advocate of Mumbai, has made serious allegations against civic commissioner Ajoy Mehta after Kamala Mills Compound fire incident which killed 14 people. Advocate Singh has alleged that the Mehta has himself relaxed the Development Control Regulation (DCR) norms and had sanctioned for permission to the owners of Kamala Mills Compound to build eighteen restaurants in one building.

  • Indore: DAVV in slumber as PhD awards decline drastically

    Indore: In a major concern for Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), the number of students walking away with doctoral research degrees is declining drastically with each passing year even as custodians of the varsity are in deep slumber.

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    Mumbai: BMC gives 15 days ultimatum to all shops, hotels to comply with fire safety norms

    Mumbai: After the Kamala Mills fire incident, the civic corporation has now given a fifteen-day ultimatum to all shops, hotels and other establishments to follow Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of fire safety norms. Earlier after the Sakinaka blaze, which had killed twelve people, a 30-day timeframe was given out of which 15 days have already been passed.

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    Mumbai: Ajoy Mehta launches battle to break nexus between BMC babus and owners

    After the Kamala Mills Compound blaze which killed 14 people, the nexus between BMC babus and owners has been exposed once again. The Free Press Journal reporter Sweety Adimulam speaks to Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta, who has said that his team of officials and professional complainants are in connivance and they are ‘soft extortionists.’ He has now launched a battle to break the back of these soft extortionists.

  • Indore: Bouquet of services for happier year ahead

    Indore: After sweet and sore experience of 2017, New Year 2018 is sure to bring big smiles on faces of common man with new facilities and services added in the field of aviation, passport, taxation, and railway. These apart, more than 2,000 industries of Pithampur will receive 24X7 supply of Narmada water, with authorities obliging their long standing demand.

  • Pune: Riot-like situation prevails in Bhima Koregaon after stone pelting by mob

    Mumbai: A riot-like situation prevailed in Bhima Koregaon, Pune district, when a group with saffron flags in hands, belonging to a particular community, pelted stones on Dalits on Monday. Dalits from across the state had gathered to commemorate the bi-centenary of the battle fought between troops of East India Company, which consisted of the Mahar (Dalit) community and the Peshwas (Brahmins), 200 years ago in 1818. According to an eye-witness, people burnt several

  • Indore: Ushering New Year with nostalgia narratives

    Indore: Taking the clock back to their youth and childhood, people celebrated the first day of the New Year 2018 by reliving their memories in the form of stories on Monday. Giving the While some took a stroll back to the lanes of their past to discover life in photos, a few travelled back to their days in village for the day, and others struggled to find their inheritance. But, after all,

  • Mumbai: 615 cases of drink and drive on New Year’s Eve

    Mumbai: The heavy deployment of traffic police on New Year’s eve yielded a rich booty — 7,600 challans across the city for over-speeding. Also, the random checking of vehicles had net 615 motorists who were driving under the influence of drink.

  • Indore: It’s raining sops for MYH

    Indore: Additional chief secretary (ACS) Radheshyam Julania has given nod in principle to upgrade facilities in the biggest government run medical facility of state, Maharaja Yashwantrao Hospital (MYH) and asked MGM Medical College administration to submit proposals of equipment and staff required for the upgrading.

  • Vijay Gokhale appointed new Foreign Secretary of India

    New Delhi: Seasoned diplomat Vijay Keshav Gokhale, considered an expert on China, was on Monday named the next foreign secretary. He will succeed S Jaishankar, who completes his extended tenure later this month. Gokhale, a 1981-batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service, had played a key role in India-China negotiations last year to resolve the 73-day standoff between Indian Army and Chinese People’s Liberation Army at Doklam Plateau, a tri-junction between Sino-India