Free Press Journal
  • Transferring IAS officers impacts development, vision: KDMC Mayor Vineeta Rane

    Mumbai: To develop the Kalyan-Dombivli region, there is a need to put an end to the transfer of IAS and other officers, said Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) Mayor Vineeta Rane. She was talking to journalists at the office of Navshakti, a sister publication of The Free Press Journal.

  • No cooperation from police in Dharavi teen death; lawyer to file a writ at Bombay HC

    Mumbai: The advocate of Sachin Jaiswar, the 17-year-old who died at Lokmanya Tilak Hospital on July 21, will be filing a writ petition at the Bombay High Court by Thursday since Dharavi Police “have not been co-operating in registering a First Information Report (FIR) in the death of Sachin”.

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    Victims and their family to get compensation for any mishaps in the state

    MUMBAI: Following Bombay high court’s directive which pointed out that the victims don’t get any aid in the absence of a government policy, during major mishaps, the state has now decided to give Rs 4 lakh to the kin of the victim and Rs 2 lakh to those who get disabled in such mishaps.

  • South Mumbai’s Jinnah House a government property, says MHA

    Mumbai: The Jinnah House, a sea facing bungalow in South Mumbai, is a property of the government of India and the question of disposing it does not arise, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday. Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said Pakistan founder Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s house does not come under the purview of the Enemy Property Act and the house stands under the category of ‘Evacuee Property’.

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    Women and widower Maharashtra government staffers to get special paid leave for child care

    Mumbai: Female government employees in Maharashtra, as well as their widower male colleagues with children below the age of 18, will be entitled to 180 days of special leave to look after them. A decision to this effect was taken by the state cabinet earlier this month in Nagpur and the Government Resolution (GR) on the matter was issued today.

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    Mumbai: Cycle on track next to Tansa pipeline — Phase II kicks off

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to fork out as much as Rs 119 crore on the second phase of the construction of a cycling and jogging track alongside the Tansa lake pipeline between Santacruz and Mahim, and a portion of the eastern suburbs including Ghatkopar, Parel and Sewri. It will be constructed on the available open space along the Tansa pipeline after encroachments have been cleared, as

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    David Headley neither in Chicago nor in hospital, says his lawyer

    Washington: Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley is neither in Chicago nor in hospital, his lawyer said today, dismissing reports that the prime accused in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case was battling for his life in the US city after being beaten by inmates at a detention centre.

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    Mumbai: 60-year-old missing dengue patient found dead in unused canteen of Nair Hospital

    Mumbai: After suddenly going ‘missing’ from the general ward of the civic-run Nair Hospital, a 60-year-old man from Dharavi was found dead in an unused canteen of the hospital on Monday. The man, a dengue patient, had been admitted on July 22. According to hospital staff, since hundreds of patients were similarly dressed (in hospital-issued clothing), they could not identify the missing man in time.

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    Maratha Quota Protest: BJP minister alleges agitators for plotting to recreate Gowari-like situation

    Mumbai: A senior Bharatiya Janata Party minister on Tuesday alleged that the Maratha morcha agitators had planned to recreate a ‘Gowari’-like situation in Pandharpur, which they could have used against Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government in the 2019 poll. On the other hand, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar held the controversial statements of Fadnavis and Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil responsible for the outrage among Maratha youths.

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    Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu starrer ‘Badla’ to release on this date

    New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu‘s upcoming flick, ‘Badla‘ is all set to hit the theaters on March 8, 2019. Taking to Twitter, film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh confirmed the release date, writing, “Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu… #Badla to release on 8 March 2019… Directed by Sujoy Ghosh… Produced by Red Chillies Entertainment

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    Daily Horoscope for Wednesday, July 25, 2018

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  • End this madness in the name of cows

    In the normal course, the highest court in the land or, for that matter, a lower court need not have concerned itself with criminal acts, but it speaks of the apparent failure of various State Governments that the Supreme Court did feel constrained to take up the matter of periodic cases of lynching. Whether the intervention of the court was justified or not, law-abiding citizens should feel a sense of relief that

  • How Army made Nawaz Sharif redundant

    With voting in the general elections in neighbouring Pakistan being held today (July 25), there is little hope for change. Undeterred by the disqualification, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif returned home only to be promptly jailed along with his daughter Maryam. Despite his dismissal, the chances of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) being in the lead cannot be brushed aside. A matter of concern is that there is large participation of terror

  • BJP can draw comfort in regional players

    There was an air of expectancy in the Opposition camp before the confidence vote in the Lok Sabha on Friday last that Opposition consolidation would give the BJP a hard time in the Lok Sabha polls in 2019. The man in the street tended to see a potent challenge emerging to the BJP.