Free Press Journal
  • Raping a girl

    Mumbai Crime: Man held for raping minor sister-in-law

    Mumbai, A man was today arrested for allegedly raping his 16-year-old sister-in-law in suburban Bandra here, police said. The accused, Irshad Siddiqui (28), had allegedly sexually assaulted his wife’s younger sister on Sunday, they said.

  • Mumbai Metro launches mobile ticketing facility

    Mumbai: Reliance Infrastructure-run Mumbai Metro One has launched a mobile ticketing facility called ‘Skiiip Q’ in association with digital payments player Paytm, that will help commuters book their tickets even from outside the metro stations. Instead of using tokens or smart cards, commuters can travel using the QR code generated by mobile app on automated fare collection gates of the 11.4-km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar metro line.

  • Mumbai: Autorickshaw driver feted by police for his honesty

    Bhayandar: A sincere autorickshaw driver from Mumbai has proved that ‘honesty can pay also’.  A customer forgot his bag full of  cash, mobile phone and other valuables in the auto, but the driver who could have used the money to solve some of his financial woes, decided to do the right thing and return it.

  • Thane: Duped in 1999, 325 investors finally get their money back

    Thane: Around 325 investors were rejoiced to get their money back and that to due to good follow up by the police department. The investors and the police department also felicitated the officers who investigated the case and were able to give the entire amount back to the investors.

  • Maharashtra: Gastro cases in Aurangabad cantonment rise to 4000

    Mumbai: The situation in Aurangabad cantonment is getting worse with more than 4000 cases of gastroenteritis having been detected in the last five days. The doctors say the  drinking water at the cantonment is not safe since the cases are increasing day by day instead of decreasing.

  • Mumbai: Aiming to improve conviction rate, police being trained to handle child abuse cases

    Mumbai: In a bid to curb the rising incidences of child sexual abuse in the city and enhance conviction rate in Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) cases, eight officers from each police station are being trained with the help of Majlis, a non-profit organisation that provides legal services to women and children.

  • 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.