Free Press Journal
  • mumbai, mumbai marine drive hit and run case, marine drive hit and run case, arrest, crime

    Dy I-T chief is remanded to custody under POCSO Act

    Mumbai: The special court designated to hear cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act (POCSO) on Thursday, remanded Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, Virbhadran Vislawath to police custody till September 10 for raping, sexually assaulting and threatening to kill his 16-year-old maid. The victim, a resident of Aligarh, was staying in Vilaswath’s house in Peddar road after her uncle requested her mother to send her and sister to Mumbai to

  • India vs England: Winning series 4-1 would send a really strong statement to the world, says Joe Root

    London: Getting ready for an emotional week ahead, England skipper Joe Root says they want to conjure up a perfect send-off for Alastair Cook in the final Test, where a win will also send a strong statement to the world. Root said that Cook had informed him of his retirement decision in Southampton, and that this wouldn’t be a distraction ahead of or during the fifth Test.

  • dahi handi, dahi handi mess, plea, bombay high court, govinda

    Dahi Handi mess: Plea seeks jail term for top cop, Shelar, others

    Mumbai: Days after the city celebrated Dahi Handi festival, an activist has dragged the Maharashtra government and its officials to the Bombay High Court, seeking contempt proceedings against them. This comes after one govinda died during the festival and nearly 295 sustained injuries on September 3.

  • maharashtra, maharashtra government, anganwadi, recruitment, anganwadi recruitment, Bombay High Court

    Dhangar quota demand being considered: Maharashta

    Mumbai: In a latest development, the Maharashtra government on Thursday informed the Bombay High Court the demand to grant reservation to the Dhangar community is under “consideration”. The government assured a division bench of Justices Rajendra Savant and Kishore Sonawane it would “soon decide” if Dhangars can be granted reservation.

  • Sunil Gavaskar reminds Ravi Shastri of India’s past overseas record

    London: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar has reminded Ravi Shastri that India had won Test series in West Indies and England, a day after the under-fire coach claimed his side has better overseas record than teams of the last 15-20 years.

  • mind matters, mumbai, bmc, bmc hospital, mental awareness, survey

    Mind matters: Soon, a hospital dedicated to your mental wellness

    Mumbai: According to a recent survey by the BMC, 1.74 lakh Mumbaikars are afflicted with mental health issues. Corporators have demanded the setting up of a dedicated hospital to treat the mentally distressed. And, now, there are plans to set up a hospital and clinics. Shiv Sena corporator Sheetal Mhatre said, “The numbers of mentally ill are on the rise. It is necessary to have a dedicated hospital for them in the

  • bjp, mumbai, maharashtra, dahi handi, ram kadam, bjp mla ram kadam, ram kadam kidnap remark,

    Mumbai: ABVP stages protest in Ghatkopar against BJP MLA Ram Kadam

    Mumbai: RSS-affiliated Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) Thursday staged a protest against BJP MLA Ram Kadam here and demanded that the BJP act against him over his controversial remarks. Kadam had told youngsters at a Dahi Handi event in suburban Ghatkopar on Monday that he would “abduct” a girl they like even if she rejects their proposal.

  • maharashtra, pune, pimpri-chinchwad, pimpri-chinchwad mayor, Rahul Jadhav, ram kadam, PCMC

    Pimpri-Chinchwad mayor supports the MLA Ram Kadam

    Mumbai: In the general committee meeting of Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) all the opposition had tabled a motion to protest the remarks made by the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator Ram Kadam. However, instead of allowing any meaningful discussion, the mayor Rahul Jadhav, indirectly supported Kadam, who the opposition has termed as Ravan.

  • ram kadam, bjp, bjp mla, mumbai, maharashrta, ram kadam apologises, Ram Kadam speech, dahi handi

    Ram Kadam finally apologises

    Mumbai: On the day of dahi handi, BJP legislator, Ram Kadam made blasphemous comments saying, he will abduct girls to get them married to young men who loved them despite the opposition from the girls. Kadam’s speech went viral and the alliance party Shiv Sena and opposition leaders accused him of showing his Ravan side. Kadam made a half hearted apology which was not accepted by anyone and a Maratha girl challenged

  • maharashtra, pune, pimpri-chinchwad, pimpri-chinchwad mayor, Rahul Jadhav, ram kadam, PCMC

    ‘Ravan’ speech may cost Ram Kadam his post

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has instructed MLA Ram Kadam to refrain from interacting with the media, apparently stung by the “Beti Bhagao” jibe at its “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” slogan. The jibe was spurred by MLA Kadam’s speech at a dahi handi event on Monday, in which he offered to abduct girls for spurned suitors.

  • bombay high court, Railway stations, mumbai railway stations, non passengers, naresh patil, rajesh ketkar

    Why are non-passengers allowed to enter railway stations: Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court Thursday asked the Railways why non-passengers are allowed to enter railway stations in Mumbai that already face the A bench of Acting Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Rajesh Ketkar said if the passenger travelling in a train was “kind” then “ten persons from his family come to see him off”.

  • section 377, section 377 verdict, ankit bhuptani, LGBT Community, LGBT rights, homosexuality, LGBT activist Ankit Bhuptani, Supreme Court, SC

    Section 377 Verdict: Love is not a crime, says activist Ankit Bhuptani

    Mumbai: Ankit Bhuptani (26) is elated with the Supreme Court judgement decriminalising homosexuality on Thursday among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. Bhuptani feels that the historic judgement is a step forward in the inclusion of LGBTs in the society since ‘Love is not crime’ Bhuptani who is the Founder and Chairperson of the Gay and Lesbian Vaishnava Association, “We are very happy with the historical judgment.

  • Cybercrimes posing big challenge to security establishment, says Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: Cybercrimes were posing a big challenge to the security establishment, opined Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday. Singh, who inaugurated a three-day Defence and Homeland Security Expo and Conference 2018, said, “Security agencies are trying to obtain new software and improved face-recognition technology to enable them to dig deeper into social media about a criminal whose record is unavailable in the police database.” He further said that terrorists have been

  • horoscope

    Daily Horoscope for Friday, September 7, 2018

    Want to know what’s in store today for you? Read our Daily Horoscope by Nilikash P. Pradhan, and find out what your Sun Sign says about the day that will be.

  • Orderly succession

    With the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra, recommending the name of senior-most judge, Ranjan Gogoi, as his successor upon his retirement next month, all speculation about the latter’s supersession ought to end immediately. Critics of the Government feared that Misra would seek to penalize Gogoi for the latter’s extraordinary behavior in joining that recalcitrant judge J Chelameswar, since retired, in holding a press conference against him earlier this year. It was

  • Section 377: Realism triumphs

    With the march of time, the boundaries of individual freedoms continue to expand. The Supreme Court of India by striking down a key part of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, a 158-year-old-provision criminalizing homosexuality between consenting adults, has accorded primacy to individual rights. What the lawmakers were hesitant to do for decades, the apex court relying on its creative freedom not only to interpret but very often make laws has

  • Rahul Gandhi’s tactical mistakes

    Media reports say that the Modi government has rejected a Russian request to engage Adanis in the Rs 3000 crore AK-103 rifle deal and instead asked the Russians to partner government-owned Indian Ordnance Factories. If so, Congress president Rahul Gandhi can rightfully claim credit for government’s rethink as its “nationalistic” concern comes in the wake of Rahul’s sustained campaign against buying 36 Rafale fighter jets from France’s Dassault at “inflated” prices and