Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra: MSRTC sets up a 24×7 call centre to register passenger complaints

    Mumbai: There is good news for commuters travelling on State Transport buses will now be able to call on a helpline number to register complaints and receive feedback related to buses from Thursday onwards. This has been made possible thanks to a call centre, which has been inaugurated by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) on Thursday.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena minister Ramdas Kadam plans to ban bottled water in Mantralaya

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam has decided to enforce a blanket ban on the use of bottled drinking water in Mantralaya premises. In a meeting chaired by Kadam on Thursday in Mantralaya, the minister instructed officials to ban plastic drinking water bottles in each and every government offices in a time-bound manner.

  • Maharashtra government ties up with Hyperloop firm to identify potential routes

    Mumbai: Virgin Hyperloop One on Thursday entered into a pact with the Maharashtra government to conduct a preliminary study to identify potential routes for the new transportation mode and analyse its economic impact. The US firm signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) and will also identify the potential routes for hyperloop transportation.

  • Mumbai: BMC needs manpower to keep Dadar hawker-free

    Mumbai: Dadar is one of the favorite shopping destinations of Mumbaikars. Therefore, to keep the station premises and other restricted areas free from hawkers it turns out to be a big task before the municipal corporation. Hence, Assistant Municipal Commissioner (AMC) of Dadar (G north ward) Ramakant Biradkar of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has put forth extra manpower demand to the civic commissioner Ajoy Mehta.

  • Thane police not to take any coercive action against MNS worker

    Mumbai: The Thane police on Thursday told the Bombay High Court that it will not take any coercive action till Monday against the MNS workers charged with assaulting and evicting hawkers from near the Thane railway station. The assurance from the police came while a division bench of the high court was hearing a petition filed by eight workers of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), including its Thane unit chief Avinash Jadhav.

  • Mumbai: PhD students suffering due to lack of funds for research from government and institutes

    Mumbai: Students pursuing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) are facing difficulty due to lack of funds from the government and institutes. Students have criticised the funding system based on the National Eligibility Test (NET) stating funds cannot be allocated based on technical knowledge without any consideration of practical abilities.

  • Mumbai: After losing her son to bone marrow cancer, Heena Parmar draws hope to help others

    Mumbai: After losing her son, a mother has decided to help other paediatric children suffering from cancers, by providing guidance and helping them to overcome their tension at city’s Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel. Heena Parmar, the mother of 16-year-old Sagar Parmar, lost her son two months ago at the Tata Memorial Hospital after he suffered from cancer three times in different years.

  • Mumbai: Positive response to new waste policy, says BMC

    Mumbai: Many bulk generators, which includes big housing societies, malls and commercial establishments producing 100 kg and above of waste everyday are in a state of confusion on setting up composting pits. On the contrary there are civic wards receiving positive response due to the introduction of the new policy on waste management which is enforcing bulk generators to manage their own waste.

  • Mumbai University teachers await pay even after 2 months

    Mumbai: Teachers involved in online assessment of the summer examinations have not received their remuneration from the Mumbai University (MU). Even after two months that the assessment of 477 examinations was completed through the On-Screen Marking (OSM) system, teachers are still waiting for their remuneration.