Free Press Journal
  • 3 arrested in Pnb scam

    Mumbai : Gokulnath Shetty, retired Deputy Manager of Punjab National bank, Manoj Hanumant Kharat; single window operator at the bank and Hemant Dahyalal Bhatt, authorised signatory of Diamond R US, Stellar Diamond and Solar Exports have been arrested on Saturday early morning by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for the loss of Rs 280.70 crores to Punjab National Bank during 2017. They were produced before the special CBI court and remanded to police

  • Audit sports infra in educational institutions: Guv

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday called for an independent audit of sports infrastructure in schools and colleges, adding that he wanted the state to become the first in the country to make sports a right of the people.

  • Asha Bhosale honoured, conferred Yash Chopra memorial award

    Veteran playback singer Asha Bhosale conferred the coveted ‘5th Yash Chopra Memorial National Award’. The 84-year-old, who was felicitated by veteran actor Rekha, reflected upon her journey of over six decades and even reminisced her first meeting with the late Yash Chopra. Both the divas — dressed in gold saris — lit up the stage with their elegance and poise. Also present at the event were Maharashtra Governor CV Rao, Pam Chopra,

  • HC puts BMC’s ‘open terrace’ policy up for scrutiny

    Mumbai : In a major setback for Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Bombay High Court on Friday said the “open terrace policy” introduced by the civic body needs a close “scrutinisation.” The HC accordingly directed the three-member Judicial Committee to examine if the policy violates the rights of occupants as contemplated under the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) and other ownership laws.

  • Fire brigade to induct third batch of women on March 1

    Mumbai : Next time when you call Mumbai fire brigade control for help you should not be surprised if you see women firefighters landing up to you.  Yes, you are right, Mumbai Fire Brigade(MFB) will soon induct women firefighters in large numbers for the first time in their team, who will be on field doing rescue operations.

  • Tribals won’t be shifted out of Aarey, promises Waikar

    Mumbai : In what could be a partial relief for Aarey Colony tribals, Minister of state for housing Ravindra Waikar on Saturday assured the dwellers that they will not have to leave the forest-laden colony. He also promised the tribals all the facilities which they were deprived of whilst they lived in padas.

  • MMRDA to finalise project report for Virar-Alibaug multi-modal corridor

    Mumbai : The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is in the process of finalizing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Virar- Alibaug Multi-Modal corridor. The corridor will have an eight lane highway and a metro line which would be constructed in two phases.

  • Lack of funds forcing city colleges to try alternate methods to survive

    The colleges’ financial crisis has compelled the institutions to raise capital by seeking donations from trusts, organisations and donors, hiring teachers on temporary basis, working with limited faculty, increasing fees of some courses, introducing self-financing courses, charging exorbitant fees for unaided courses and using the fees of these courses to pay off salaries of faculty of aided courses.

  • State gives engg and  tech students a leg-up

    Maha govt signs 21 MoUs with firms to include industry connect and give students an opportunity to work on field and gain hands-on ground level exposure.

  • BJP in soup for offensive ‘Shiv Jayanti’ banner

    Bhayandar : Close on the heels of Friday’s violence in Ahmednagar after BJP corporator and Deputy Mayor Shripad Chhindam allegedly made derogatory remarks against Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, another similar incident sparked tension in Mira Road on Saturday evening.