Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra: Man attempts to immolate himself at Mantralaya

    Mumbai: Avinash Vitthal Shete (33), a native of Ahmednagar attempted to self-immolate outside the Mantralaya Secretariat office on Wednesday morning since he was disappointed that he had not cleared his exam for the post of an agricultural assistant.

  • Death sentence for six accused Sonai triple murder

    Nashik : All six accused in the Sonai triple case were sentenced to death by hanging by the Nashik additional sessions judge R R Vaishnav on Saturday. The six convicted persons have been charged with the pre-planned and cold-blooded murder of 3 Dalit men, one of whom was in love with one of the convict’s daughter.

  • Maharashtra: Track fracture hits rail traffic

    Mumbai: The rail traffic was affected on Thursday after a fracture was detected on the track connecting Pune and Manmad in Ahmednagar’s Ghargaon in Maharashtra.

  • Maharashtra Dalit youth’s murder: Trial court acquits all nine accused

    Ahmednagar: A trial court at Ahmednagar in Maharashtra has acquitted all nine accused in the Dalit youth Nitin Aage murder case, reports PTI. The murder, which took place in April 2014, had rocked the state due to its honour killing and caste conflict angle as well as the brutality involved.

  • Kopardi rape-murder case: Convicts seek ‘leniency’ in punishment

    Mumbai: The defence advocates have pleaded leniency for the three convicts in the sensational Kopardi rape and murder case, wherein a14-year-old girl from Kopardi village in Karjat Taluka, Ahmednagar district was brutally killed. The lawyers pleaded for leniency on the grounds that their clients do not have criminal antecedents. They also argued that the case does not fall under the ‘rarest of rare’ category.

  • Maharashtra: Court awards death sentence to three accused involved in the 2014 Loni Mawala gangrape case

    Ahmednagar: A court in Ahmednagar awarded the death sentence to three accused involved in the 2014 Loni Mawala gangrape and murder case. Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam had demanded the death sentence for Santosh Lonkar (35), Mangesh Lonkar (30) and Dattatreya Shinde (27). The court termed it as a rarest of rare case and awarded the capital punishment.

  • Maharashtra: Man rushes towards CM Devendra Fadnavis with job plea, detained

    Ahmednagar (Maharashtra): Security officials went into a tizzy when a youth rushed towards Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to give a job application here on Saturday. The youth, who is speech impaired, was detained by the police. The incident occurred in social crusader Anna Hazare’s native Ralegan-Siddhi village where Fadnavis had gone to lay the foundation stone for the first solar power project under the newly-launched Mukhyamantri Agricultural Solar Feeder Scheme.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates Shirdi airport, flags off first flight to Mumbai

    Shirdi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday inaugurated the newly-built airport at Shirdi in Ahmednagar district. Airport sources said the president’s aircraft touched down from New Delhi at the Shirdi airport at 10.30 am. Kovind dedicated the airport to the people and flagged off a flight to Mumbai.

  • Mumbai: Farmer attempts to commit suicide at Mantralaya

    Mumbai: A 55-year-old farmer on Wednesday allegedly attempted to commit suicide at Mantralaya, the state Secretariat, here, police said. The farmer, Bhairavnath Jadhav a resident of Ahmednagar district, allegedly consumed insecticide on the first floor of Mantralaya, they said. He was rushed to the nearby St George Hospital where he under medical observation, they said, adding the exact reason for his suicide attempt could not be ascertained. The police is probing if the

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    15 killed during immersion of Ganesh idols in Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Fifteen people died during idol immersion proceedings this Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra, as thousands of devotees bid adieu to the elephant-headed God in various corners of the state. Till last night, 11 deaths were reported across the state. The figure rose to 15 today, officials at the state police headquarters here said. Three persons drowned during Ganesh idol immersion in the Shivani lake near Bidkin in Aurangabad district yesterday, while four

  • Pune: Six killed after mini-bus rams into water-tanker

    Pune: At least six people were killed and seven others were injured after a mini-bus collided with a water-tanker near Pune’s Lonikand on Sunday evening.

  • Activist, ZP official foil three child marriages in Ahmednagar

    Nashik: Despite several laws and regulations, the bane of child marriage continues. On Sunday the marriages of 3 alleged minor couples was foiled by an Andhshraddha Nirmulan Samiti (ANS) activist and a ZP official in a village of Ahmednagar.