Free Press Journal
  • ‘It’s deliberate and intentional’

    HC finds Maha govt deliberately delaying procurement of decibel meters; directs Additional Chief Secretary of Home Deptt to remain  present for next hearing

  • Mumbai: Manure to be made out of flowers with visarjan waste

    Mumbai, The flowers used for this year’s Ganesh Chaturthi will soon end up as manure since the civic body processes the waste to make manure which will cater to civic gardens across the city. During the eleven-day festival, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai has collected over 1,083 metric tons of flower waste that are to be processed.

  • City gears up to bid adieu to Ganpati

    Mumbai : Mumbaikars are all set to tap their feet to the dhol amidst chants of ‘Ganapati Bappa Morya,’ as they bid adieu to their favourite deity on Anant Chaturdashi, the eleventh day of the annual Ganesh festival on Thursday.

  • Kapil Sharma

    Comic gets serious: Did Kapil bite more than he can chew?

    Claims civic officials asked him to cough up Rs 5 lakh as bribe to regularize construction work at his Versova office. BMC contests claim, charges construction work was illegal and he had been served a stop work notice.

  • Eco-friendly immersions a distant dream in twin-city

    Bhayandar: After mysteriously scrapping the project of creating eco-friendly ponds for three consecutive years, the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) had finally woken up from slumber to replicate the Pune model of mixing of ammonium bi-carbonate (baking powder) with water to dissolve idols made of Plaster of Paris (PoP). However, thanks to the half-hearted eleventh hour attempts, the concept failed to attract Lord Ganesh devotees as it managed to appeal only a couple

  • Ganesh festival: Want to see ‘Mysore Palace’ ? Visit Abhyudaya Nagarcha Raja

    Mumbai: The Abhudaya nagar residents of Cotton Greens area have welcomed their ‘Abhyudaya Nagarcha Raja’ in its 60th year in a royal and grand Mysore Palace where lakhs of devotees are coming in to offer prayers. The Mumbaikars have a great smile on their faces these 11 days of the Ganesh festival.

  • Ganesha immersion: Devotees bid Bappa adieu with plea to come early next yr

    Mumbai: The Mumbaikars welcomed Bappa on September 5 and many who welcomed Bappa for one-and-a-half day have already bid farewell to their loved god. The civic body along with the Mumbai police has made tight security arrangements on all the beaches across the city. As per the data acquired by the civic officials by 7pm yesterday, over 9,500 idols were immersed in the city beaches and 2500 eco-friendly Ganeshas were

  • Ganesh Festival 2016: Ganpati “Raja’s” in Mumbai

    It’s time for Ganesh Festival, region across Mumbai, Pune and Konkan are full with – beating of the drums, Puneri Dhol and Ganpati chants, chaotic queues outside pandals and everyone’s favourite modaks – these are just a few things people love about the festival. Every Ganpati Mandal promises to give a unique experience.

  • Avoid idols made of PoP, advises judge

    Mumbai: Showing concern regarding environmental hazards, Chief Justice of Bombay High Court on Friday said that people should avoid using idols made of Plaster of Paris (POP).

  • Green Ganesha

    Check out these unique places to book your Green Ganesha

    Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner and getting a Green Ganesha is becoming the trend every year. Many organisations are coming up with unique eco-friendly idols that dissolve in the water without polluting it with toxins. If you want to join the eco-friendly bandwagon and want to go green, here is the list to book one.

  • Two youth electrocuted in Thane

    Thane: Two youth were killed after they were electrocuted while they were carrying a Ganesh idol from neighbouring Mumbai to Ulhasnagar here, police said today.

  • Konkan Rly bonanza for travelers during Ganesh fest

    Mumbai : Konkan Railway has decided to run number of special trains during this year’s Ganesh festival, in co-ordination with Central Railway and Western Railway. This year, Konkan Railway has taken special care to announce special train services well in advance and on specific days when maximum rush is expected so that passengers can plan their journey and book their tickets to avoid last minute rush at booking windows. Konkan Railway has planned

  • Nitesh Rane

    Cong MLA Nitesh Rane warns of stir if toll exemption denied

    Mumbai: Congress MLA Nitesh Rane on Monday threatened to launch a stir in Maharashtra if the government fails to provide toll exemption to motorists visiting Konkan region via the Mumbai-Pune Expressway during the upcoming Ganesh festival.

  • Did a lot of homework for ‘Banjo’: Riteish Deshmukh

    Mumbai: Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh says understanding Banjo players was never an issue but he had to do a lot of homework for the character. The 37-year-old actor will be seen playing the instrument in his upcoming musical-drama “Banjo“.