Free Press Journal
  • 2013 Mumbra building collapse: Trial awaits TMC officer, corporator

    Mumbai: Nearly five years after 76 innocents were crushed to death in a seven storey building which had collapsed – Lucky Compound in Mumbra — the Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to discharge a senior civic official of Thane Municipal Corporation and a then sitting corporator.

  • A first of its kind dog park in South Mumbai

    Mumbai: A dedicated park for pets will soon be a reality as the civic chief has decided to okay the proposal of a dog park. It will come up in south Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade. The proposed park in a garden will be the first in the city and will be maintained by the BMC.

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    Thane: Shiv Sena corporator Sarika Jadhav’s husband arrested in extortion racket

    Mumbai: The Thane police on Thursday arrested Shiv Sena corporator’s husband and his brother for allegedly extorting money from a builder in Kalyan. Both were produced in a Kalyan court and remanded to police custody. Police said that the accused identified as Satish Jadhav, husband of Sarika Jadhav, who is a corporator from the Bhagwan Nagar area in Kalyan east, and his brother Jugnu Jadhav were arrested on Thursday.Anti-Extortion Cell officials said that

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    Sridevi flyover? BJP corporator wants Mumbai flyover to be named after late Bollywood actress

    Naming a street after renowned freedom fighters, activist or even politicians is not new, but a new fad of naming streets and flyovers after renowned actors seems to have cropped up. A letter came up for discussion in civic group leaders’ meeting on Monday, which demanded a flyover to be named after late Bollywood actress Sridevi.

  • Bhopal: Corporator, residents sit on dharna over inadequate water supply

    Bhopal: Miffed over inadequate water supply at her ward, Municipal corporator Manphool Singh Meena and a number of residents staged a protest in front of zone office here on Friday. Ward number 83, corporator staging dharna in front of zone office number 18 said that her ward was facing acute water shortage and despite many complaints the authorities failed to ensure required supply in the area.

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    Mumbai: Starve the rats, advices BMC chief Ajoy Mehta to rodent-infested city

    Mumbai: Rats are becoming the city’s bugbear with all kind of suggestions being made to tackle the menace – from the mundane to the bizarre. The latest suggestion has come from civic chief Ajoy Mehta: he has said in response to a query from Shiv Sena’s Worli corporator, Datta Narvankar, that perhaps the best way to address the menace is by starving the rats.

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    Thane: BJP corporator Mahesh Patil arrested for plotting murder

    Mumbai: The Anti-extortion cell of the Thane crime branch have arrested Mahesh Patil, a Bhartiya Janata Party Corporator from Dombivili along with his aides Sujit Nalawade and Vijay Bakade, for plotting the murder of Corporator Kunal Dinkar Patil, an independent Corporator from Dombivali.

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    Scrutinise Shiv Sena corporator Sagun Naik’s caste claims, Bombay High Court tells Caste Scrutiny Committee

    Mumbai: In what can spell trouble for Shiv Sena’s corporator Sagun Naik, the Bombay High Court recently directed the district Caste Scrutiny Committee to consider afresh, his claims of belonging to the Other Backward Caste (OBC) category. The HC has asked the Committee to decide Naik’s caste claims, within a period of six months. A division bench of Justice Vasanti Naik and Justice Riyaz Chagla heard the writ petition filed by Shaikh

  • Mumbai: Illegal structure lands Shiv Sena corporator Kamlesh Bhoir in trouble

    Bhayandar: Less than four months after getting elected as a corporator in the Mira Bhayandar Municpal Corporation (MBMC), Shiv Sena corporator Kamlesh Bhoir has landed in trouble for his alleged involvement in the illegal construction of a three-storied building in Mira village.

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    Mumbai: BMC councillors come to the rescue of Tansa slum-dwellers

    Mumbai: The corporator of the ruling party Shiv Sena of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mangesh Satamkar on Wednesday tabled an adjournment motion in the Standing Committee meeting against the demolition drive being conducted by the civic corporation near Tansa pipeline. The adjournment motion was supported by corporators from all parties.

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena won’t field any candidate against BJP in BMC bypoll

    Mumbai: After the death of Shaileja Girkar, Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) five-time corporator of Charkop ward constituency of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the election commission has declared a by-election on December 13.

  • Mumbai: BJP corporator entered shahka to celebrate birthday, alleges Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Mahim police registered cross non-cognisable offences against Shiv Sainiks and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) corporator Sheetal Gambhir (35) on Thursday. The Shiv Sainiks alleged that Gambhir trespassed into the Shiv Sena shakha office on Thursday morning and celebrated her birthday there.

  • Mumbai: BJP corporator Prakash Gangadhare adopts Gandhigiri to evict hawkers from station road of Mulund

    Mumbai: The leaders of different political parties in Mumbai are playing a political gimmick over the hawkers’ issue so as to gain mileage. The party workers of Raj Thackeray-run Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have become violent and vandalised stalls of hawkers everywhere to be in the limelight, while on the other hand Prakash Gangadhare, corporator of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) has adopted ‘Gandhigiri’ to evict hawkers from the station road of Mulund,

  • Mumbai: MNS corporator writes to ACB against its former party leader

    Mumbai: Adding a new twist to the defection of six municipal corporators, a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporator, Sanjay R. Turde, on Thursday alleged without naming Dilip alias Mama Lande that then MNS leader ‘indirectly offered’ him money with the better political career opportunity.

  • Mumbai: BJP corporator Daya Gaikwad booked for sexual assault

    Mumbai: A 27-year-old woman has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against Bhartiya Janata Party corporator Daya Vasant Gaikwad from Kalyan Dombivili Municipal Corporation for sexual assault. Gaikwad’s friends Ashwini Dhumal and her husband Manoj have also been booked for blackmailing the victim for circulating obscene videos.