Free Press Journal
  • BMC vs Malishka: RJ has six new rap songs ready to be released!

    #RJ is trending on Twitter for quite a few days now, because of radio jockey Malishka Mendonsa, who made a spoof video on BMC, mocking them for the sorry state of the roads in Mumbai. Mendonsa has been receiving support on the social media. Mendonsa is currently in New York.

  • Mumbai: Powai college molester had flashed at another girl too

    The crime against women in Mumbai has been increasing day by day. Be it molestation or even flashing private parts, shocking instances have been on the rise. In a recent case, a 27-year-old serial molester was arrested. The accused has been identified as Kishore Deodhare, and a resident of Malvani in Malad west. On July 13, Kalpesh apparently has done the same thing at two different places.

  • Mumbai: Woman finds suspicious bag, calls RPF 8 times, but gets no response

    Mumbai: In another case of apathy by the railway police, a woman, who found a suspicious bag lying in the train compartment called the railway police, but didn’t get any response. In turn, she was asked just one question “Are you happy with our customer service?”

  • Mumbai: 10,000 students of 1st FYJC merit list thrown out of admission process

    Mumbai: Around 10,000 students have been thrown out of the First Year Junior College(FYJC) admission process as of now and their candidacy will be considered only after the fourth merit list is out. These students refused to take their admissions in the top colleges which was their first choice in their preference list despite seats allotted to them.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena against land acquisition for Metro 2 project

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena, the ruling party in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), is leaving no stone unturned in opposing almost all proposals brought in the civic body for land acquisition, especially for metro-related work. On Thursday, another proposal was tabled in the improvements committee regarding handing over 4,000 sq mt of land in Andheri east for the construction of the electric substation for Metro 2. However, the Sena vehemently opposed the

  • Mumbai: Developer fails to pay rent to slum dwellers of SRA project

    Mumbai: Over 100 slum dwellers of Dhobighat slum rehabilitation project are yet to receive their monthly rents from the developer since the past three years. The Slum Rehabilitation Authority issued a notice to the developer on June 27 directing him to clear the payment immediately.

  • Mumbai: Authority slaps HDIL with stop work notice

    Mumbai: The Slum Rehabilitation Authority has issued a stop work notice to a city developer, Housing Development and Infrastructure Limited (HDIL), after it gave a cheque of Rs 15 crore which bounced. The developer was roped in for a slum rehabilitation project at Kurla.

  • International conference on human trafficking to be held in Mumbai

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) will be organising an international conference on women trafficking in partnership with International Justice Mission, India (IJM) on July 27 and July 28. Three hundred speakers across 15 countries will share their key learnings and strategies on preventing and combatting the trafficking of women and children.

  • Shiv Sena opposes BJP plan for gaushalas in Mumbai

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena has shot down BJP’s proposal demanding more land (around 10,000 square metres) for gaushalas within the city. The Sena made it clear that it will not allow any move to set up more gaushalas in Mumbai. The party said new gaushalas will have to come up on the outskirts of the city. There are four gaushalas in the city.

  • Mumbai: Civic health department slammed for H1N1 spread

    Mumbai: As swine flu cases are drastically increasing in the city and state, corporators are blaming the civic health department, saying that they are not distributing the masks amongst the citizens which is the first basic step to prevent the spread of the disease. A health official said that circulars are being distributed to hospitals and healthcare centres to provide patients with masks.

  • Swine flu death toll rises to 14 in Thane

    Thane: The toll from swine flu deaths has risen to 14 persons, infected by the H1N1 virus, in Thane district. The virus is spreading fast in the city, despite precautionary measures taken by the Thane Municipal Corporation. Swine flu has even spread within the corporation wherein two of top officials have been found to be infected by the virus.

  • Child Rights body to seek Devendra Fadnavis’ help for ‘kid human shields’

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights will be submitting a report next week to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis which details the findings and observations by the commission on the incident wherein children inmates were allegedly used as human shields during the protests in Byculla women’s jail on June 24.