Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra police to have state-level Economic Offences Wing

    Mumbai: In view of rise in cybercrime and frauds in the financial sector, the Maharashtra government has decided to establish an Economic Offences Wing (EOW) at the state level. Major cities such as Mumbai and Pune already have their own EOWs, but there is no state-level wing to coordinate or monitor the probe of such offences at present.

  • Mumbai: If demands are not met, JJ hospital resident doctors threaten to continue strike

    Mumbai: Resident doctors attached to the JJ hospital, Mumbai, continued their strike on Sunday. The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) had called the protesting doctors for a meeting on Sunday, but the meeting did not yield any result.  The protesting doctors have threatened that if their demands are not met by Monday they will stop working in the emergency department

  • Sex racket busted at Mira Road’s massage salon

    Bhayandar: The Thane (rural) police busted a high profile sex racket which was operating from an upscale residential colony under the guise of a family salon and spa in Kashimira. Interestingly the salon owner floated online advertisements on prominent web portals to lure their potential clientele by offering massage  services.

  • FPJ Impact: Beer vendors face cop music in Bhayandar, 29 tipplers in net

    Bhayandar: Less than 36 hours after The Free Press Journal carried a news article  (Cops Turn Blind Eye) in its May 18 (Friday) edition, exposing the brazen disregard of law by beer vends, sleuths of the Thane (rural) police launched a crackdown on unscrupulous outlets in the twin-city which had turned into open mini -bars.

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    Mumbai: Soon, builders may lose MHADA contract if the project is delayed

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is planning to amend the law and provide for termination of contracts with private builders, if they don’t complete the projects of MHADA, the state housing agency, in time. The Slum Rehabilitation Authority Act, under which private builders can construct houses for slum dwellers and get rights for commercial development in return, has a provision for termination of contract for delays. But the Act governing the Maharashtra Housing and

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    Bullet train project: Shiv Sena opposes land acquisition in Palghar

    Mumbai: After strongly opposing the petrochemical project at Nanar in Konkan, Shiv Sena has now decided to oppose land acquisition process for Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train in Palghar district. Sena has threatened to protest on road on June 3 and will support public hearing organised by Bullet Train Virodhi Janmanch and Bhumi Adhikar Andolan (BAA).

  • After Karnataka, acid test of Maharashtra Legislative Council polls awaits BJP

    Mumbai: After having quit ahead of the floor test in Karnataka assembly, elections to six local authorities constituencies in Maharashtra legislative council will prove another acid test for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). For the BJP, it will be a matter of prestige to wrest the Osmanabad-Latur-Beed local authorities constituency seat, while for the Shiv Sena winning Raigad-Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg local authorities seat will be a matter of prestige. It

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    Palghar Lok Sabh by-poll: Angry CM Devendra Fadnavis calls Shiv Sena back-stabber

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday called its ally Shiv Sena a back-stabber over giving candidature to Srinivas Vanga and then claimed Srinivas would return to Bharatiya Janata Party after May 31, once the by-poll for Palghar Lok Sabha is over. Fadnavis has taken the Palghar poll very seriously and personally after Sena took the family of late BJP MP Chintaman Vanga over to their side and gave

  • Bombay Parsi Punchayet doesn’t need dirty politics, says Anahita Desai

    Anahita Desai (53) who is contesting the upcoming Bombay Parsi Punchayet (BPP) elections in July, is the Chief Executive Officer of the World Alliance of Parsi Irani Zarthoshtis (WAPIZ). It is an organisation with over 5300 Parsi members. She is a trustee of Sodawaterwalla Agiary and Machi Trust and has been involved in community affairs for more than 15 years. Anahita, wife of Yazdi Desai, Chairman of the Bombay Parsi Punchayet, is

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    Palghar bypoll: Late MP Chintaman Wanga’s wife accuses BJP of misusing hubby’s pictures

    Thane: The late Palghar BJP MP Chintaman Wanga’s wife Jayshree has filed a complaint of violation of model code of conduct against the BJP, accusing the saffron party of unauthorized use of her husband’s pictures on publicity material for the upcoming by-poll. In her complaint filed with the returning officer, Jayshree has claimed the BJP is using her husband’s pictures in the publicity material, including hoardings and banners, for the May 28

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    FinMin expects banks to get back over Rs 1 lakh crore with resolution of 12 major NPAs

    New Delhi: Enthused by successful conclusion of the Bhushan Steel case, the Finance Ministry expects banks to write back more than Rs 1 lakh crore after the resolution of all 12 NPA cases referred to insolvency proceedings by the RBI it its first list. Last week, the Tata Group acquired controlling stake of 72.65 per cent in the debt-ridden Bhushan Steel Ltd for around Rs 36,000 crore, which will help in cleansing the

  • Mumbai twins score identical marks in ICSE Class 12 exam

    New Delhi: Mumbai twins Rohan and Rahul Chembakasserill not just look identical but have also scored an identical percentage of 96.5 per cent in Class 12 ICSE exams. The elated duo who studied at Jasudben M L School in Mumbai’s Khar area plan to pursue a career in Science.

  • Mumbai: Female journalist groped by bike-borne youth in Colaba, molester arrested

    Mumbai: A Delhi-based female journalist, who was in the city last week with her two colleagues on an office assignment, was groped by a bike-borne youth in upscale Colaba in the wee hours of May 16. The police have arrested the molester, identified as Love Anand Kule (19), who lives in Sundar Nagar area of Colaba.