Free Press Journal
  • More than year since HC order, govt still ‘undecided’ on Dahi Handi height

    Mumbai : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Maharashtra government is often seen boasting of “transparency and good governance”. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is also often heard making tall claims to fulfilling each and every announcement he makes. Add to this, the government often makes claims of not interfering with the judiciary and always abiding by its directives.

  • Panel to begin hearing on Maratha quota in Sept

    Mumbai : The State Backward Class Commission (SBCC) will begin hearing more than one lakh memorandums, received from various organisations and individuals across the state on the inclusion of the Maratha community in Other Backward Classes (OBCs), from the first week of September. Five different non-governmental organisations (NGOs) associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party and its parent organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), submitted their reports to the commission last month.

  • Judicial panel to begin hearing in Sept 5

    Mumbai : After the violent riots which occurred in Bhima-Koregaon on January 1, the Maharashtra government had set up a Judicial Commission on February 10. This commission will finally begin to hear the matter from the first week of September. The commission has already issued summons to over a dozen of people “related” to the case.

  • BMC to pay `18.30 lakh to HC-appointed panel

    Mumbai : The Brihahnmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on the orders of the Bombay High Court (HC), has appointed a three-member committee to conduct an inquiry in the Kamala Mills fire tragedy. The corporation will now seek the standing committee’s approval of its proposal to pay Rs 18.30 lakh to the members of the inquiry committee, at a meeting scheduled for next week.

  • 9,000 students haven’t been allotted FYJC seats even after special round

    The cut off for Science in Vaze Kelkar College is 90.4 per cent while for Commerce it is 89.6 per cent and for Arts 73.4 per cent. The cut-off for other colleges for Science is lesser. In Jai Hind College, it is 45 per cent; the cut-off for Commerce and Arts is 87.2 per cent and 79.6 per cent respectively.

  • Chalakudy Locals rush in to help the distressed

    Mumbai : Most parts of Kerala are still facing a grim situation with floodwater increasingly becoming a threat to their lives. Nevertheless, Chalakudy in Thrissur district which was marooned for two days, has seen some sunshine with miraculously water level receding overnight.

  • Maximum City steps up to support Kerala

    Mumbai :  The maximum city has like rest of the country rallied around to extend support to the flood-affected in Kerala. This gesture is not just limited to NGOs but even individuals who have come forward to give monetary support, essentials that will bring immediate relief.  Various small associations are also collecting food items, clothes, money and other necessary items, and sending it to distressed people of Kerala.