Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai to soon get its 1st international cruise terminal in MbPT

    Mumbai: The Union minister for transport and shipping Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday laid the foundation stone for an international cruise terminal at Ballard Pier, Mumbai.

  • Mumbai: Close shave for CM Devendra Fadnavis’ chopper?

    Bhayander: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for Road, Transport, Highway and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari could have been in a spot of trouble while landing in their chopper were it not for the CM who noticed a cable wire hanging precariously close by. Had the wire got entangled with the tail rotor of the helicopter, a mishap might have taken place. The incident was, however, averted with the pilot showing presence

  • Big B, Akshay Kumar to join CM Fadnavis to inaugurate Versova Festival

    Mumbai: The third edition of Versova Festival is all set to commence on January 19, 2018 by Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra & Smt. Amruta Fadnavis at Model Town Grounds, Andheri. It will be a 10 day mega affair with prominent Bollywood celebrities like Shri. Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar who would be joining in to inaugurate the Festival. The inauguration will also continue with unique dance performances.

  • Mumbai: Shift Zaveri Bazaar goldsmith units, asks CM Devendra Fadnavis, after residents raise an alarm

    Mumbai: A resident of Bhuleshwar, Zaveri Bazaar, Mumbai named Harikishan Garodia met Chief Minister(CM) Devendra Fadnavis against the rising risk of gold smith units, during a public grievance redressal meeting held on Monday. Garodia with photographic evidence discussed the issue to CM and also stated to him that Zaveri Bazaar is sitting on a ‘time bomb’ – chemical toxic and hazardous gold smith units which can destroy the entire place and can

  • Mumbai: CM Devendra Fadnavis unveils ‘self-redevelopment scheme’ to benefit flat owners

    Mumbai: The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis on Monday launched a ‘self-redevelopment scheme’ which would allow the members of housing societies to redevelop their old buildings. This scheme would help the flat owners to receive quality of work, timely completion of project and help provide necessary suggestions for re-developing their building.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena fires salvo at Fadnavis over Kamala Mills fire

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ claim that the law and order situation was under control rings hollow as most culprits of the Kamala Mills compound fire here were still at large.

  • Manohar Bhide and Jignesh Mevani: Two arrest or not to arrest?

    Mumbai: The state government is in no tearing hurry to arrest right wing leader Manohar Bhide, even though an FIR was registered on January 2 against him and Milind Ekbote. The duo is blamed in the FIR for instigating the Koregaon-Bhima riots.Bhide, who is a self-styled guru, is said to be close to the BJP top brass in the state and at the Centre. The other two persons to be booked on

  • Shiv Sena tears into Centre over Bhima-Koregaon violence

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Thursday tore into the state and the central government for the ongoing protests in Maharashtra by the Dalit outfits against the Bhima-Koregaon violence.

  • People today need development, not caste conflicts: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Mumbai: In the wake of Bhima-Koregaon violence and the ensuing political slugfest over it, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Wednesday that the present need of the country was development, not caste conflicts. Speaking at an event here, the chief minister also said both within and outside the state, there were forces that were trying to divide Maharashtra on caste lines by creating conflicts out of non-issues.

  • Maharashtra caste violence: CM Devendra Fadnavis orders judicial probe into Bhima-Koregaon violence

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has blamed Left wing extremists and some social organisations, which allegedly made inflammatory remarks, for the riots that erupted at Bhima-Koregaon in Pune. Going into damage control on Tuesday, the chief minister announced a judicial probe by a sitting judge of the Bombay High Court into the violence.

  • 11,000 villages in Maharashtra are now drought-free, says CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Nashik: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that the government through the jalyukt shivar scheme had made 11,000 villages drought free in the state. He was speaking after laying the foundation of the Ahilyabai Holkar government agriculture college at halgaon village of Jamkhed tehsil of Ahmednagar district on Monday. He also said that that an agriculture college would also be established at Srigonda in Ahmednagar district.

  • Maharashtra Politics in 2017: From failure to implement farmers’ loan waiver to Maratha ‘rising’

    Mumbai: The year 2017 was a year that saw a lot of ups and downs for politicians in Maharashtra. While there are various issues that made headlines, three of them that dominated the news through the year and a couple of them will continue to bother the Devendra Fadnavis-led goverment in the new year — the Maratha community rising up to demand reservations in government jobs and education and the BJP-led government’s

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: Political leaders make a beeline for site after mishap news

    Mumbai: After 14 people died due to suffocation in a massive fire broke out in high profiled pub named Mojo Bisto and 1 Above pub on Thursday night, politician from different parties made a beeline at the fire mishap spot early afternoon. Along with Mumbai Mayor, Leader of Opposition (LOP) of BMC Ravi Raja, Legislator Ashish Shelar, Prasad Lad of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), Sena legislator Sunil More, Nationalist Congress

  • Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis approves extension of Akola, Shirdi Airport Airstrips

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday directed officials of Maharashtra Airports Development Comapny (MADC) to extend airstrip of Greenfield International Airport at Shirdi from existing 2500 metres to 3200 metres. Fadnavis took review status of airports including Amaravati, Solapur and Chandrapur apart from Shiedi. He also instructed runway extension of Akola airport.