Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai rain pictures: Same old story of heavy traffic, disruptions and water-logging

    Mumbai: Heavy rains, which lashed the city on Tuesday morning, caused major delay of local train services on the Central and Harbour lines. The services on the Central line were delayed by more than half an hour due to water-logging reported between Sion and Kurla stations from 5:57 am to 6:43 am.

  • Mumbai: In a first, bypass surgery performed using robot

    Mumbai: In a first in India, a robotically-assisted bypass surgery was performed on a 67-year-old patient by doctors at Saifee Hospital. It is the first hospital in India that has performed this surgery via the minimal access route, which was robotically assisted.

  • Traffic halted on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway

    Pune: Vehicular movement was halted for five to ten minutes per hour from 11 am to 5 pm on Tuesday to remove loose rocks and soil from the hills along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Due to heavy rain the rocks and soil have become loose at ghat sections where nets have not been put up.

  • Robbers held for extorting money after posing as TCs

    Mumbai: The Manmad Government Railway Police (GRP) have arrested a trio for extorting money from passengers at knifepoint near Manmad. The robberies occurred on a long-distance train on Monday. The trio posed as ticket checkers and demanded money from passengers for not producing printed train tickets.

  • Mumbai: MBMC deputy chief booked for destroying mangroves

    Mira Bhayandar: The gradual growth of slums compounded by illegal dumping of construction debris and garbage is already sounding the death knell for vast stretches of lush mangrove cover and wetlands. However, in Bhayandar what is more shocking is that much of the dumping on mangroves and their destruction is allegedly being done by the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) itself.

  • Housing societies responsible for project delays: SRA

    Mumbai: Numerous complaints against housing societies of slums are pending with the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA). A minimum of 70% of eligible slum dwellers in a slum pocket come together to form a co-operative housing society which is mandatory for the implementation of the Slum Rehabilitation Scheme.

  • Mumbai: Decision on subsidy to BEST in a fortnight

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) has been running into heavy losses for the last five years. The transport body has been pleading its parent body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for financial help. A meeting was called on Tuesday at the BMC headquarters to finalise whether the BEST should be given subsidy and the decision has been postponed by a fortnight.

  • Mumbai’s sewerage disposal project lagging behind

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) carried out a feasibility study to improve and expand the 130-years-old sewerage system of the city in December 1999 and had said the project would be completed by 2025. However, the Mumbai Sewerage Disposal Project is experiencing delay as the Central government is yet to send a notification to the corporation regarding the exact standard for sewerage discharge.

  • Booked for negligence, docs approach Bombay High Court, but no respite

    Mumbai: In yet another case of medical negligence, a doctor couple from Pune has approached the Bombay High Court challenging the criminal investigations initiated against them. The HC, however, refused to grant any respite to them.

  • Showers fill Mumbai lakes to the brim

    Mumbai: The delayed monsoon has given temporary respite to Mumbaikars as there have been no water cuts for the time being. The season’s first rainfall on Saturday and Sunday over the seven lakes has helped to increase water levels. As per the data released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the water level of the seven lakes —Tansa, Bhatsa, Upper Vaitarana, Middle Vaitarana, Modak Sagar, Vihar, Tulsi —which supply water to the