Free Press Journal
  • Nashik babus worried as Tukaram Mundhe assumes charge as Nashik municipal commissioner

    Nashik: Officers and staff of the Nashik Municipal Corporation were jolted as IAS officer Tukaram Mundhe, known for his punctuality and discipline, took charge as Municipal Commissioner on Friday. On his first day, he was in his chamber at 10 a.m., causing many officials to hasten to their workplaces to avoid coming under his radar.

  • Bhopal: Under Shiv-raj, MP loses leadership tag

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh, once a leader in renewal energy has gone southward. It has failed to live up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s expectation. Despite PM’s repeated calls to states to enhance production of renewable energy to reduce burden on traditional sources of energy, the state’s wind and biomass energy production is nil. With no new wind, biomass and small hydro-electric projects being set up in 2017-18, the capacity has remained zero.

  • Pune: Senior citizen found dead in half-burnt condition, murder suspected

    Pune: The wife of senior Marathi theatre personality Dilip Kolhatkar was found dead in half-burnt condition at the couple’s house here on Thursday evening, police said. A case of murder has been registered against unidentified persons. Half-burnt body of Dipali Kolhatkar (65) was found in the couple’s flat in Erandwane area on Thrusday evening. Autopsy revealed that she had been throttled and there were internal head injuries.

  • People voted you for Ram Temple, not triple talaq law: Pravin Togadia to PM Modi

    Aurangabad: In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP, VHP international working president Pravin Togadia said here on Friday that people voted the NDA to power for building Ram temple in Ayodhya, and not for making laws on triple talaq. He also said the government should pass a legislation to pave the way for construction of the temple.

  • Uddhav Thackeray fooling people on Ratnagiri green refinery project, says Narayan Rane

    Mumbai: Stating that Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was “fooling” people, former Congress leader Narayan Rane on Friday dared him to shut down the green refinery project in Konkan’s Ratnagiri district. “Uddhav Thackeray is fooling MPs, MLAs and the people. It is the policy of the Shiv Sena chief, on one hand, to say that he opposes the project and, on the other, engage in farm land acquisition for the project,” Rane, who

  • Bhopal: Reward-carrying naxalites gunned down by paramilitary forces

    Bhopal: Two wanted naxalites carrying a reward of Rs 12 lakh and Rs 5 lakh respectively on their heads were gunned down in an encounter by the anti-naxal paramilitary forces at MP-Chhattisgarh border in Rajnandgaon on Friday afternoon.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invites South Koras’s President Moon to Pyongyang: Seoul

    Seoul: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited the South’s President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang, Seoul said today. The invitation, delivered by Kim’s visiting sister Kim Yo Jong, said Kim was willing to meet the South’s leader “at the earliest date possible”, said a spokesman for the presidential Blue House.

  • Mumbai: BMC to widen Dayaldas Road to ease traffic woes on Western Express Highway

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation(BMC) will soon start the road widening work of Dayaldas road from Shradhanand road junction connecting to Terminal 1B of Mumbai airport. The road widening project will provide major relief to motorists, especially commuters going towards Mumbai airport and at the same time will also reduce the traffic at Western Express Highway(WEH).

  • Mumbai: Start-up guru Mahesh Murthy arrested in molestation case

    Mumbai: Start-up and marketing guru, who once headed a popular music TV channel, Mahesh Murthy, was arrested in Mumbai on Friday following a complaint of sexual harassment lodged by a Delhi woman. Murthy, who is Managing Partner of Seedfund, was picked up by Khar police from his home at Silver Spring apartments at Rizvi complex in Bandra west.

  • Mumbai: BMC to kick off Tansa pipeline cycle track at 3 separate pilot project locations

    Mumbai: The ambitious project of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of Tansa pipeline cycle track pilot project is expected to be inaugurated soon at three different locations. According to a senior civic officer, the pilot project will be started between Mulund boundary to Mulund Chowki, which is of 1.3 kilometres (km), second location is of 2.1 km between Morarji gate till Marol Maroshi at Andheri and third is a walking track at

  • Mumbai: SRA uses advanced technology to take 360-degree pictures of slum pocket

    Mumbai: The Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has begun using advanced technology to capture pictures of slums in the city as a part of biometric survey conducted by them. During the survey, the consultants have been using pano cameras in place of lidar cameras in order to get a 360-degree-view of the smaller lanes located inside the slum pocket.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway gets new Bombardier rake with AC driver cabins

    Mumbai: The Central Railway received its first newly manufactured Bombardier local train with air-condition (AC) facility in driver’s cabin. The train has been kept at the Kurla car shed which will soon be commissioned for operation. The train also has fitted LED light which are provided in all the coaches.

  • sohrabuddin Sheikh Encounter case, Mumbai, CBI, Tulsiram Prajapati

    Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: No need for government sanction to prosecute cops, CBI tells Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) on Friday told the Bombay High Court that it is not mandatory for investigating agencies to obtain sanctions to prosecute police officers, who create false cases and execute fake encounters. This is a significant stand taken by the central agency while challenging the discharge of two police officers in the fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kausar Bi and his alleged confidante Tulsiram