Free Press Journal
  • BMC recycles 2017 plan for Bandra fair; policy doesn’t include suggestions by locals

    Mumbai: Bandra residents are irked with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) as it has recycled its 2017 policy for the Mount Mary Fair to be held in September. This policy does not include their suggestions. The Mount Mary fair will be held from September 9 to September 16. The BMC has published last year’s policy, with 60-odd points regulating stalls, street cooking, fire safety, traffic safety, BEST bus routes, health and cleanliness,

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    Attack on Mumbai scrap dealer; 2 contract killers held from Indore

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) Police arrested two wanted contract killers, Feroz and Sikandar Khan, from Indore on Thursday, for allegedly firing on a scrap dealer on August 4. Police sources said the duo had gone into hiding after Shikand Saha, the person who hired them, was arrested last week. Acting on information given by Saha, the accused, who are history-sheeters, were arrested, police said.

  • Protest in Nalasopara against Vaibhav Raut’s arrest; was accused of planning bomb blasts

    Mumbai: The Bhandari community and cow vigilantes on Friday marched along the streets of Nalasopara to protest against the arrest of terror plot suspect Vaibhav Raut by the state Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). Raut, 40, was arrested on August 10 from his house in Nalasopara (W) for criminal conspiracy and plans to carry out bomb blasts to disturb communal harmony ahead of Independence Day.

  • Kerala Floods: More than 50 mosques across Maharashtra raise funds for deluge

    Mumbai: In the wake of heavy rains and floods which continue to wreak havoc in Kerala, and the death toll reaching 164, student-led National organization, SIO (Students Islamic Organisation of India) is carrying out nationwide fundraising campaign. After a survey of the affected sites the student body along with some other NGOs has identified severely affected areas and is carrying out relief work.

  • Mumbai’s Byculla zoo officials plan to preserve penguin eggshells for research, display

    Mumbai: After welcoming its newest inhabitant, a baby Humboldt penguin, on August 15, the  Veermata Jijabai Udyan (Byculla Zoo) has now decided to preserve the egg shell and CCTV footage for documentation and research. Sanjay Tripathi, veterinary doctor and zoo in-charge, said, “The egg shell fragments have been kept in the zoo centre and will be preserved. We also plan to put the shell on public display. The matter is pending discussion.”

  • Air India pilots threaten to stop flying unless dues are paid

    Mumbai: Air India pilots have threatened that they will stop flying if they are not paid the flying allowance immediately. Incidentally, the allowance comprises 70 per cent of their salary package. The pilots are currently being paid only the basic salary.

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    Mumbai: Five-year-old rescued; one held for kidnapping

    Mumbai: Police have rescued a five-year-old boy and arrested a man who had allegedly kidnapped him in the western suburb of Sakinaka here. Akram Khan (19), a juice-seller, has been arrested in the case, said senior inspector Kishor Sawant of Sakinaka police station.

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    Raj Thackeray pens touching tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray penned a touching personal tribute on his social media network to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who passed away on Thursday. “A career spanning the eras of pre-Independence to post-Independence and leading India into the new century is the very essence of Shri Vajpayee,” said Thackeray.

  • Mumbai: After CR motormen, now WR guards oppose working overtime

    After Central Railway (CR) motormen went on strike, now Western Railway (WR) Guards of local trains have been protesting over disputes with the rail administration. The Refusal of guards to work ‘overtime’ has resulted in the cancellation 35-40 local train services on the Western Railway.

  • Nirbhaya van to patrol Mira-Bhayandar for women’s safety

    Bhayandar: With a view to provide a complete security cover to women, the Thane (rural) police rolled out its “Nirbhaya”— a special all female police control room (PCR) van for the twin-city of Mira Bhayandar on Tuesday.

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    Mumbai: Food poisoning in another city school, 16 students and a teacher gets hospitalised

    Mumbai: At least 16 students and one teacher of Bhandup’s Sahyadri Vidyamandir located were admitted to Mulund’s MT Agarwal Hospital on Thursday afternoon due to suspected food poisoning. The students — 12 girls and four boys — along with one teacher were hospitalised after they complained of stomach pain and started vomitting after eating a midday meal provided by the school authorities as daily exercise.