Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: MHADA adopt new policy, lottery winners are now required to only sign forms, spared of affidavit

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) lottery winners will now have it easy. The applications will now be easy as they will now not have to submit affidavits with their application forms. The lottery winners are now required to only sign on the forms, a policy adopted by the authorities from this year on wards.

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    Bombay High Court voices concern over narrow road over bridges in Mumbai

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday voiced its concern over the narrow bridges in the city and asked the civic and railway authorities to ensure sufficient space is given for the movement of the general public. The HC has accordingly asked the civic body and the railways, who are constructing a Road Over Bridge (ROB) near Sandhurst Road station, to undertake preventive steps to avoid stampede-like situations.

  • Mumbai: Cancer patient told to postpone surgery due to doctors’ strike

    Mumbai: The latest instance of a patient suffering due to doctor’s strike is 39-year-old Saba Shaikh, who is suffering from stage-three breast cancer. Perforce, she had to hop from one hospital to another to get proper treatment. A hapless Shaikh is now languishing at home.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena expresses concern over jawans’ deaths in cross-border firing

    Mumbai: Raising concern over the deaths of jawans in incidents of cross-border firing, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday wondered how long will the country tolerate the attacks by Pakistani troops and terrorists. At the same time, it lauded Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat’s warning of stronger reaction to Pakistan-supported terrorism and assertion that the force will not let anti-India activities succeed in Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Bombay High Court imposes stay on MPSC functioning for two weeks

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday stayed the functioning of the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) for two weeks.
    This means, the MPSC now cannot conduct any admissions or competitive examinations for two weeks, unless it spells out the “reason” based on which it denied admissions to several women candidates, who qualified for the post of Police Sub Inspector 2016.

  • Mumbai: Police arrest gangster DK Rao’s close aide Anna Durai

    Mumbai: The Mumbai crime branch have arrested Anna Durai Balu Devendra, a close aide of DK Rao on Wednesday for extortion of Rs 50 lakhs from a builder. On October 13 last year, the Mumbai Crime Branch had arrested Ravi Mallesh Bora alias D.K.Rao, gangster Chhota Rajan‘s trusted aide for running an extortion racket. The police had registered a case against Rao and Durai on the charges of extortion from a builder for

  • Mumbai: Nariman House neighboring residents reminisce return of Moshe, relive 26/11 terror attacks

    Mumbai: The return of Moshe Holtzberg fueled the memories of 26/11 terror attacks among the residents in the neighbourhood. It was a rather emotional moment for the people of the area surrounding Chabad-Lubavitch House as they recall the ‘darkest day’ of their lives. Vimal Gala, 28, who runs a grocery shop, behind the Nariman House, said Moshe’s nanny used to take him out for a walk.

  • Mumbai: More trouble for Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty on ‘casteist slur’

    Mumbai: A petitioner Bharat Waghela(42) submitted an application before the Bhoiwada Magistrate court on Wednesday for registering First Information Report (FIR) against Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty for insulting the Walmiki community by using the word “bhangi” on a reality show in December last year.

  • Maharashtra: NCP in its ‘Hallabol Yatra’ attacks state government over farmers issues

    Mumbai: The NCP on Wednesday accused the Devendra Fadnavis government of lacking the will to help farmers who have been bearing the brunt of natural calamities for the last many years. Addressing a gathering in Bhoom village in Osmanabad district on the occasion of the launch of the second phase of the NCP’s “Hallabol (attack) Yatra”, senior leader Ajit Pawar referred to the last year’s unprecedented strike by farmers for various demands

  • Mumbai: Standing Committee members oppose proposed list of 89,000 hawking pitches released by BMC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Standing Committee members on Wednesday vehemently opposed the proposed list of 89,000 hawking pitches released by the civic administration and already open for public suggestions and objections uptill January 31, 2018. However, the corporators alleged they have been kept in dark and not even been informed about it. Neither they have been involved while preparing the list. Therefore, the list should be withdrawn immediately the demand