Free Press Journal
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    National Sports Day 2018: From Hitler’s offer to Dhyan Chand to Sachin Tendulkar fielding for Pakistan, 10 interesting facts

    The National Sports Day is celebrated in India on August 29 each year. The day marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand Singh, who is considered as the greatest Hockey player in the history of the sport. He won gold medals for India in Olympics thrice – 1928, 1934 and 1936. The best tribute to him is the Major Dhyan Chand Award which is considered as the award for lifetime achievement in sports

  • Bandra fair: Church Road stall auction gets lukewarm response

    Mumbai: Bandra is gearing up for the annual eight-day fair, celebrated by Christians in the second week of September. This year, so far, the municipal corporation has managed to auction 13 of the 20 premium stalls set up on Church Road. The only bid received for Stall No. 1 (closest to the Mount Mary Church) was for Rs 2.76 lakh, while the highest bid for stall No. 2 was Rs 1.51 lakh,

  • Bike accident kills youth in Bhandup

    Mumbai: A 22-year-old youth, who was riding the bike along with two other pillion riders, killed in an accident at Bhandup on Sunday evening. The incident occurred on Sunday evening at 5 pm. Kaustubh Giri (22) was riding the bike while his two friends Shubham Kadam (22) and accused Amish Parab (22), who were riding pillion, have been injured in the accident. The accused, Devendra Dahikar (24), who was on his way

  • Cops turn nannies, reunite missing kid with parents in five hours

    Bhayandar: Used to handling hardened criminals with an iron fist, for a change, Mira Road Police found themselves wearing ‘kid gloves’ and not only played babysitters to a lost child, but also ensured he was reunited with parents in less than five hours.

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    Kamala Mills Fire: Probe panel seeks extension to file report

    Mumbai: The judicial commission investigating the massive fire which broke out in Kamala Mills Compound last year, will not be able to submit its first report on August 31 as directed by the Bombay High Court. This comes after the commission moved the high court through the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), seeking an extension of the time frame.

  • Transfer me if it solves Nashik’s problems: Tukaram Mundhe

    Mumbai: Peeved by the frequent transfers, Commissioner of Nashik Municipal Corporation Tukaram Mundhe has challenged the state government to transfer him if it solve Nashik’s problems. He said he used to this shunting. “If my transfer solves Nashik’s problems,  then so be it,” said Mundhe. “I do feel bad for being transferred frequently, but is the call of the state administration,”  he added.

  • 72 families evacuated after cracks found in Kashimira building

    Bhayandar: Around 72 families residing in three wings of a sprawling residential complex in Kashimira had to be evacuataed after gaping gaps were noticed on the base columns of the buildings on Tuesday night.  The 16 year old buildings- Aman , Amitabh and Madhuri- of ground plus three storey structures in the Green Wood (Bollywood) complex of Hatkesh in Kashimira  housed 72 families and did not fare in the list of dangerous

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    Reminiscence of old times as Chhagan Bhujbal-Uddhav Thackeray meet

    Mumbai: Since the time former deputy chief minister of Maharashtra, Chhagan Bhujbal’s incarceration, Shiv Sena, his original party from where he became a Mayor, has turned sympathetic towards Bhujbal it is understood. Bhujbal met Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday after he had quit the Shiv Sena.

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    BMC promises to install nets over manholes

    Mumbai: After the Bombay High Court told the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to put up warning signs near manholes, BMC claims it has already installed around 850 iron meshes over manholes in flood-prone areas.

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    Shiv Sena likely to go solo for LS polls

    Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, wants to keep alliance with the Shiv Sena intact for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, despite Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s strong demands. Sena has asked for the post of Chief Minister in the latest round of talks.

  • Ganeshotsav: Pandals get time until August 31 for civic permission

    Mumbai: Ganesh mandals have three more days to seek the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s permission to set up pandals – until August 31. The extension is being offered after the inconvenience caused to several organisers during process online filing of the application, introduced for the first time this year by the BMC. The idea of providing hassle-free service to mandals was hit with hurdles in the initial few days. However, the online glitches

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    Arrest of Maoist sympathisers’ bid to divert attention from Sanatan?

    Mumbai: The arrest of alleged Maoist sympathisers and prominent activists on Tuesday was roundly criticised by various organisations, which said the arrests are nothing but an attempt by the government to strike terror among those who are fighting for justice for the marginalised. Prominent activists across the nation, while condemning the arrest, have stated it is an attempt by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to invent a false enemy and engage in

  • MRI Death Case: Suspended hospital staff ponder their fate as BMC and police pass the buck

    Mumbai: The fates of two employees of the civic-run Nair Hospital continue to hang in balance after their suspension from duty for their inaction in the January 2018 incident in which a Lalbaug man, Rajesh Maru, died after being sucked into an MRI unit. Their plight is a result of the ‘confusion’ between Mumbai Police and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

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    Brother-sister reunite a day after Raksha Bandhan

    Mumbai: A 32-year-old man who had gone missing since a decade from his residence at Chembur was reunited with his sister on Monday, a day after Raksha Bandhan. A neighbour who was travelling to Vashi in a train, spotted the man on Monday afternoon. Praveen Narayan Shetty (32), a resident of Tilak Nagar at Chembur had gone missing in March 2008. A neighbour played the angel card and restored the brother-sister bond