Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai potholes: Make action taken report on bad roads public, state to civic bodies

    Mumbai: All the civic bodies in Maharashtra will now have to make public the action taken report (ATR) on the poor condition of roads within three weeks from the date of receiving complaints from public in this regard. The decision taken by the state government is applicable to all the municipal corporations, councils, the MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority), MSRDC (Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation), CIDCO (City and Industrial Development Corporation)

  • Bakri Eid 2018: Will be more stringent in granting permits for animal slaughter, BMC to Bombay HC

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which invited the ire of the Bombay High Court earlier this week over its “erroneous” online mechanism to grant permission for animal slaughter for Bakra Eid, on Sunday it told the court that henceforth, it will be more stringent while granting such permissions online.  In an affidavit filed before a bench of justices AS Oka and RI Chagla, the civic body submitted that the idea of

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    Raj Thackeray’s son Amit takes up Ganesh mandals’ cause with CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Keeping up with the Thackeray clan’s penchant for taking the plunge into politics, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackerays son Amit Thackeray (25) has finally taken the plunge into active politics. Taking up the issue his father raked up recently, the Thackeray scion on Saturday led a delegation of Sarvajanik Ganesh Utsav Mandals from Girgaum to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) denying permissions to erect

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    Good news for Dhangars as Bombay HC declares Gowari community an ‘independent tribe’

    Mumbai: The recent ruling delivered by the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court declaring the Gowari community as an “independent tribe” has not only brought good news for the Gowaris in Maharashtra, but also for the Dhangars. The detailed judgment passed by a bench headed by Justice Ravi Deshpande has brought a ray of hope for the Dhangars — the community which is usually involved in cattle grazing.

  • Mumbai: Major goof-ups by BMC in new DP plan, marks plots in sea, nullahs

    Mumbai: The BMC, while earmarking its new development plan (DP) plots, has made major goof ups. As per the DP, at least six plots around Haji Ali have been designated in the sea. Besides, two plots with a city survey number have been earmarked in the sea along Madh Island, while some plots in Mahul and Oshiwara have been designated in nullahs.

  • Mumbai: WR demands Rs 2 crore from BMC for repair work Gokhale Bridge at Andheri

    Mumbai: The Western Railway has demanded approximately Rs two crore from the BMC for undertaking the repair work on the Gokhale Bridge at Andheri, which had caved in recently. This amount will go towards carrying out heavy repairs on the steel girder, pathway and the pre-stressed concrete on the bridge. The railway officials also said the contractors for the repair work will not be finalised unless the civic body coughs up the money,

  • More than year since HC order, govt still ‘undecided’ on Dahi Handi height

    Mumbai : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Maharashtra government is often seen boasting of “transparency and good governance”. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is also often heard making tall claims to fulfilling each and every announcement he makes. Add to this, the government often makes claims of not interfering with the judiciary and always abiding by its directives.

  • Panel to begin hearing on Maratha quota in Sept

    Mumbai : The State Backward Class Commission (SBCC) will begin hearing more than one lakh memorandums, received from various organisations and individuals across the state on the inclusion of the Maratha community in Other Backward Classes (OBCs), from the first week of September. Five different non-governmental organisations (NGOs) associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party and its parent organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), submitted their reports to the commission last month.