Free Press Journal
  • Bhopal: 2 constables nabbed for sexually assaulting woman

    Bhopal: Hanumanganj police have nabbed two constables-a traffic police constable posted in the state capital and a constable posted at 29th Battalion Datia, for sexually assaulting a 29-year-old divorcee woman at Shanti Lodge. Police said that the women came into contact with Yogendra and became friend with him during one of his postings.

  • Idea, Vodafone pay Rs 7,249 crore under protest to DoT for merger

    New Delhi: Inching closer to formation of country’s biggest telecom operator, Idea Cellular and Vodafone have made joint payment of Rs 7,248.78 crore under protest to the Department of Telecom for merging their mobile business.

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    MBMC to explore options to complete housing project under PMAY

    Bhayandar: More than a year after directions issued by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in June 2017, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has finally woken up from its slumber to explore options for the completion of its ill-fated Basic Services to Urban Poor (BSUP) housing project under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana (PMAY) central government’s flagship  project mooting housing for all.  A resolution to this effect will come for approval in the

  • World Junior Cycling Championship: Swiss embassy denies visa to 6 Indian cyclists

    New Delhi: The Switzerland embassy has rejected the visa application of six Indian cyclists ahead of the upcoming World Junior Cycling Championship 2018. The six Indian players who have been denied visas are– Amar Singh, Bilal Ahmad Dar, Gurpreet Singh, Manoj Sahu, Naman Kapil and Venkappa Shivappa.

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    Navi Mumbai: 4 held for damaging vehicles in Taloja protest

    Mumbai: Taloja Police arrested four persons on Monday for damaging vehicles at Navi Mumbai, while staging a protest at Taloja, Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). The accused are members of the Kalamboli-Taloja Transport Association. They had damaged the windshields and glass panes of seven trucks on Sunday afternoon.

  • Sachin Tendulkar will bat for Western Railway’s drive on trespassing, women’s safety

    Mumbai: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has become the face of the Western Railway’s campaign on checking trespassing, women’s safety and cleanliness. The Western Railway (WR) on Monday made an announcement in this regard. This comes weeks after the Central Railway roped in megastar Amitabh Bachchan as the face of its anti-trespassing campaign. Trespassing on railway tracks is a major cause of deaths on the Mumbai suburban rail network, considered the lifeline of

  • Bhima-Koregoan violence: Cops note down details of visitors at ‘Jay Stambh’

    Pune: Police have started taking down the details of people visiting “Jay Stambh” in Bhima Koregoan with a senior official stating that it was being done to protect the monument from anti-social elements. The victory pillar, situated in Perne village on Pune-Ahmednagar Road, was erected to commemorate the Bhima Koregaon battle between the Peshwas and East India Company forces in 1818. The area had seen violence on

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    Mumbai: What the schoolteacher recommends – Bedside Ghalib for TB patients

    Mumbai: A primary school teacher from an Urdu medium school has donated over 100 books in Urdu to the government-run Sewri TB Hospital for the reading pleasure of patients. “People love to read shayari and poems, so I tried to collect as many books as possible on these subjects. There are books by Mirza Ghalib and other famous Urdu writers. There are also short story collections for kids. This will certainly help

  • Audio clip of ‘Maharashtra CM’s war room’ caller goes viral

    Mumbai: The audio clip of a conversation between a voters’ booth president and an alleged caller from the ‘chief minister’s war room’ has gone viral on social media. The caller wants to verify the party worker’s name and tells the latter how they can get in touch with party functionaries for any booth-related queries. The caller identifies herself as Vaibhavi More, from the CM’s war room. More asks to speak with the

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    Bombay High Court pulls up highways authority over pothole-ridden Mumbai-Goa highway

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday rapped the Maharashtra government and also the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for failing to maintain the national highway (NH 66), connecting Mumbai and Goa. This comes after the HC was informed by the NHAI that the repair work of the total seven kilometers of stretch of this highway near Panvel area, would be completed before the commencement of Ganesh festival.

  • Mumbai Transport Strike Day 4: Demands include getting diesel under GST

    Mumbai: On the fourth day of the ongoing nationwide transporters’ strike, more trucks stayed off roads on Monday, said transport organisations. Although they had hinted the protest might hit the supply of essential commodities such as vegetables, fruits, milk, and medicine, citizens were not affected for the most part but have begun to feel the pinch of rising prices.

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    Mumbai: Sanjay Gandhi National Park lost 7 leopards in year 2017-18

    Mumbai: The rescue centre at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) lost as many as seven leopards in the last year, the Central Zoo Authority’s (CZA) Annual Inventory data has revealed. This number is three more than in the previous year. The inventory records are from April 2017 to March 2018.

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    Dharavi teen’s death: Father writes to CM, Mumbai police to transfer case to crime branch

    Mumbai: Ravindra Jaiswar, father of 17-year-old Sachin Jaiswar who died at Lokmanya Tilak Hospital on July 21, has written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, seeking an independent inquiry into his son’s death. The family has also submitted a letter to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone 5) asking for investigation to be transferred to the Mumbai crime branch.

  • Uttar Pradesh: 4 killed, 12 injured as LPG cylinder explodes in Agra district

    Agra: At least four persons have been killed and 12 injured after an LPG cylinder exploded at a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra district, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place in Daadhki village in Iradatnagar around midnight apparently due to leakage in the gas cylinder.

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    Illegal Bangladeshi immigrants arrested in Bhayandar

    Bhayandar: Nine Bangladeshi immigrants including five women landed into the custody of the Navghar police for their illegal stay in the country. The arrest followed after officials from the Special Branch- I of the Mumbai CID received a tip-off in context to the presence of illegal immigrants in Bhayandar.

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    Donald Trump demands more fairness from WTO

    Washington: For decades, the United States has allowed other countries to steal its jobs, close factories and plunder wealth, President Donald Trump said today, asserting that the era of economic surrender is over.

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    Maharashtra: Digvijay Singh slams CM Devendra Fadnavis for not going to Pandharpur

    Mumbai: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Monday criticised Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadanvis for cancelling his annual visit to Pandharpur in view of a proposed protest by Maratha groups. Singh said that Fadnavis as the Maharashtra CM should have gone to Pandharpur and attended the prayers.

  • Mumbai crime branch arrests 2 for murder of Telangana RTI activist

    Mumbai: The Mumbai crime branch arrested two persons on Monday for the murder of a 51-year-old Right to Information (RTI) activist, Satyanarayan Narsa Goud. After Goud sought information from the state excise department on illegal toddy palm shops and those involved in the sale of this product in Mumbai and nearby areas and filed complaints, it resulted in the closure of several such outlets.