Free Press Journal
  • Central rule likely in state as Chavan quits

    New Delhi :  The central government is likely to impose President’s rule after Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan submitted his resignation to Governor C V Rao within 24 hours of the Congress-NCP alliance being called off on Thursday.

  • An open election

    The stage is now set for a free-for-all in the electoral arena in Maharashtra. With the rival alliances broken, the outcome in the October 15 poll for the State Assembly may have become further uncertain, though the BJP might still emerge as the single largest party. No purpose will be served by apportioning blame for the unravelling of the Sena-BJP and the Congress-NCP coalitions, though each party is bound to hold the

  • ‘Appoint doctors in tribal areas to stop malnutrition deaths’

    Mumbai : Taking a serious note of the death of children due to malnutrition in Melghat region of Maharashtra, the Bombay High Court Thursday directed the state govern-ment to appoint women and child specialists immediately.

  • Nagpur, Pune airports have scanners to detect Ebola, Centre tells HC

    Mumbai: The Union Government informed the Bombay High Court Thursday that it has provided thermal image scanners at Nagpur and Pune airports to screen passengers from African countries for possible Ebola infection. Scanners were shifted from Hyderabad and Goa airports to Nagpur and Pune airports, counsel for the Central Government Rui Rodrigues told a Bombay High Court bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka. These scanners would be functional within a week, the

  • AAP withdraws from poll fray

    Mumbai : The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will not contest the October 15 Assembly elections in Maharashtra, the party announced Tuesday.

  • Mumbai University donates Rs 25 lakh  for Jammu and Kashmir flood victims

    Mumbai: The University of Mumbai donated an amount of Rs 25 lakh on Wednesday to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to rehabilitate victims of devastating floods in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. University of Mumbai’s Vice-Chancellor Rajan Welukar met Maharashtra Governor and Chancellor of the University Ch Vidyasagar Rao at Raj Bhavan and presented a cheque of Rs 25 lakh addressed to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for the

  • CCTVs in police stations; HC asks state for report

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court Wednesday asked Maharashtra government to file within a week a compliance report on its earlier order directing it to install close circuit television cameras (CCTV) covering every nook and corner of all police stations so as to bring the entire place under surveillance.

  • State justifies reservations for Marathas and Muslims

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government Wednesday justified in the Bombay High Court its decision to provide reservations for Muslims and Marathas in jobs and educational institutions, saying that these communities are socially and economically backward.

  • Govt will not allow onion prices to rise in festival season

    New Delhi:  Amid fears of spike in onion prices during the upcoming festive season, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said the government will take all measures to ensure prices of onion do not touch the Rs 80-100 per kg level again. Due to late monsoon, arrival of kharif (summer) onion crops would be delayed by a month in key growing areas of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, threatening to push up prices

  • Saharia takes over as State EC

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Secretary J S Saharia today took over as the new State Election Commissioner. Saharia, a 1978-batch IAS officer, had attained superannuation in July 2014. He succeeds former bureaucrat Neela Satyanarayan who was appointed the State Election Commissioner of Maharashtra in 2009 and retired on July 5 this year. As the SEC, a constitutional post, Saharia will be responsible for conducting local elections in the state. Saharia’s appointment as

  • Why addl fast-track courts for women not set up? HC

    Mumbai : Peeved by Maharashtra government’s failure to set up more fast-track courts to deal with the cases related to crimes against women despite Supreme Court’s directive, the Bombay High Court Thursday summoned the concerned officer of state’s finance department.

  • PIL seeks better security at Sea Link

    Mumbai : A public interest litigation filed in the Bombay High Court has demanded measures to prevent the suicides or possible terror attacks at Bandra-Worli Rajiv Gandhi Sea link in the metropolis.

  • Investment reaffirms industry’s trust in Maharashtra: CM

    Mumbai : Global auto majors are investing in Maharashtra. That reaffirms the industry’s trust in Maharashtra, which indeed is the number one state, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has said here.

  • BJP-Sena alliance ‘not untouchable’, says Ulema body

    Mumbai : Ahead of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections, the All India Ulema Board (AIUB), on Saturday, said that Shiv Sena-BJP alliance was not untouchable even as it lambasted the ruling Congress-NCP’s Democratic Front government for ignoring aspirations of the Muslim community.

  • Forest guards, workers threaten indefinite strike

    Nagpur : Nearly 25,000 forest guards and workers across Maharashtra have threatened to go on an indefinite strike from today to demand implementation of new pay scales for them.

  • Special cell formed to deal with power thefts, State to HC

    Mumbai : A special cell headed by a high-ranking police officer has been formed to deal with power thefts ahead of Ganesh festival and Navrati festival, Maharashtra government Friday told the Bombay High Court.

  • Cabinet nod to Metro rail in Nagpur

    New Delhi : In a pre-election bonanza to Maharashtra, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a Rs.8,860 cr metro project in Nagpur, which will become the latest city in the country to have the modern transportation service.