Free Press Journal
  • ‘Law intern leaned out thrice before ending life’

    Mumbai : Investigations into the death of law intern Pallavi Vikamsey point out that she “leaned out thrice” before jumping off the running train on Wednesday. No passengers had tried to stop her or alert others on all three instances and even in the fourth attempt when she jumped.

  • Mumbai: GRP rules out ‘foul play’, dubs Pallavi Vikamsey’s death a ‘suicide’ case

    Mumbai: Minutes before her tragic death on Wednesday evening, 20-year-old law intern Pallavi Vikamsey was seen talking on her mobile phone to someone at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT). The investigators are studying her Call Data Records (CDR) to ascertain if the last conversation coerced her to take extreme step.

  • Mumbai: Schools, colleges open doors to rain-struck

    Mumbai: Many schools, colleges and hostels opened their doors to provide shelter to stranded citizens in the heavy rains on Tuesday. Over 70 civic-run schools, 15 colleges, educational institutions, religious institutions and NGOs catered to people across the city. Naval officers also provided breakfast and lunch to over 1,500 people on Wednesday at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT).

  • Mumbai Rains: At the crack of dawn office goers prepare to leave for home

    Mumbai: Just before the first light of dawn at 4:30 am, office goers stranded at their workplaces – which got converted into makeshift dormitories for the night – made their way to the Churchgate station in south Mumbai to reach home.

  • Mumbai: Prostitution menace outside CSMT continues unabated

    What could be a more embarrassing situation for both men and women stepping outside the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) after 7 PM, than female prostitutes who allegedly solicit with men on the streets?

  • Mumbai Crime: Pavement dweller held for kissing woman

    Mumbai: Government Railway Police at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) arrested a person on Tuesday evening for forcefully kissing a woman assistant director of Maharashtra Finance and Accounts Services, a state government entity. The 27-year-old woman, a resident of Navi Mumbai, was on her way home when the accused arrived in the waiting hall area and held her hand before kissing her.

  • Mumbai: 5,000 students visit ‘science express train’ on day one

    Mumbai: At least 5,000 students flocked to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) railway station on Wednesday to visit the “science express train” which displayed various aspects of climate change. This train which consists of 16 air-conditioned coaches arrived at CSTM platform number 10 in the morning.

  • Mumbai: Derailment delays trains on Central line

    Mumbai: The derailment of a locomotive engine affected long distance trains on the Central line. Trains leaving from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) came to a grinding halt for over two hours on Tuesday evening.  The engine was hit by a boulder that had rolled down from the western ghats at Monkey hill near Thakurwadi, near Lonavala.

  • Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to inaugurate Science Express Exhibition Train today

    Mumbai: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the Science Express Climate Action Special Exhibition Train through video conferencing from New Delhi on Tuesday. The exhibition train will be at Roha railway station for a day on Tuesday and will be on display at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), from July 19-22.

  • Mumbai: Churchgate bomb hoax call traced to PCO outside Mahim station

    Mumbai: A day after the hoax call at Churchgate station, Railway Crime Branch officials have traced the call to a Public Call Office (PCO) located outside Mahim railway station (east) on the western line. The unknown person had called up the Railway Protection Force (RPF) control room saying a bomb had been planted at Churchgate station. Railway crime branch officials said the caller could not be traced as yet since there were

  • Mumbai: Video of 20-year-old flashing at woman at CST goes viral, accused arrested

    Mumbai: A 20-year-old man was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly flashing at a woman at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CST) railway station, a senior police official said. The incident had occurred on June 29, but it came to light after a video went viral on social media, the official said.

  • Mumbai: The absurd game of name changing, a political stunt?

    The Shiv Sena’s idea of renaming the railway stations is finally taking pace. Few days back Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus became Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus and Elphinstone Road station Prabhadevi. But this won’t end here. Already, there are name change suggestion for other stations as well.

  • Now, Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road station renamed as Prabhadevi

    Mumbai: Within days of the Central Railway (CR) renaming the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus as the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the Western Railway (WR) today rechristened the Elphinstone Road station as Prabhadevi.

  • Mumbai: 3 Central Railway stations go complete cashless

    Mumbai: Central Railway has enabled complete cashless transactions by introducing point-of-sales (POS) machines at three stations on Mumbai division. These POS machines will help commuters move around without cash after using their debit or credit cards at Passenger Reservation System (PRS), Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS), luggage, parcel and food stalls at these stations. The railway commuters can use their mobile wallet, debit and credit cards at stations like Chhatrapati Shivaji