Free Press Journal
  • Bizarre! Mumbai cops demand marker pens to register complaint of 24-year-old civil engineer

    In a shocking incident, police refused to take down 24-year-old civil engineer’s complaint until he bought two pens for them. The 24-year-old youth had gone to Meghwadi police station to file a complaint of his stolen wallet, but the cops didn’t take his complaint and instead was told to buy “two blue marker pens” to note his complaint.

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    Mumbai: Food poisoning in another city school, 16 students and a teacher gets hospitalised

    Mumbai: At least 16 students and one teacher of Bhandup’s Sahyadri Vidyamandir located were admitted to Mulund’s MT Agarwal Hospital on Thursday afternoon due to suspected food poisoning. The students — 12 girls and four boys — along with one teacher were hospitalised after they complained of stomach pain and started vomitting after eating a midday meal provided by the school authorities as daily exercise.

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    Atal Bihari Vajpayee announced retirement from public life at Mumbai rally

    Mumbai: Mumbai played a significant role in the political journey of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Vajpayee, who died today, had announced his retirement from public life in 2005 at a rally at Shivaji Park after the party’s national executive meeting here, BJP leader Madhav Bhandari said.

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    Lotus will bloom, Atal Bihari Vajpayee had said during 1980 rally in Mumbai

    Mumbai: When Atal Bihari Vajpayee spoke of the ‘lotus (BJP’s poll symbol) blooming at a public rally here in 1980, Ram Naik, now Uttar Pradesh Governor, was president of the party’s Mumbai unit. “In the rally, Atalji had said: Andhera Chhatega, Sooraj Niklega, Kamal Khilega (The darkness will go, the sun will come out and the lotus will bloom),” Naik said.

  • Mumbai: First-ever Humboldt baby penguin born on Independence Day

    Mumbai: India’s first-ever Humboldt Penguin was born on Wednesday night at Veermata Jijabai Udyan while India was celebrating its Independence Day. Sanjay Tripathi, veterinary doctor and in-charge of the zoo, told the Free Press Journal that the new-born baby penguin’s health is good and that it is being taken care of by Mr Molt and Flipper (the father and mother penguin) and the doctors.

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    Bipasha Basu supports cause for woman empowerment

    Not too long ago, we heard that Bipasha Basu Singh Grover is planning to open self-defense training centres as a part of developing confidence amongst women. She was planning to start this in three major metros of India, namely, Mumbai, Delhi and her hometown Kolkata. And now she has taken another step showcasing her support towards campaigns related to women empowerment.

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    In the next few days, Mumbai will know whether Penguin egg is fertile or not

    Mumbai: The time is ticking for the entire city to know if the first ever Penguin egg is fertile or not. This is the first egg laid in India, by the Penguins kept in Veer Jeejamata Udyan (Byculla zoo). The 40-day incubation period was completed on August 15 and now the doctors and officials are waiting in anticipation for the eggs to hatch anytime. The doctors are closely monitoring, since Mr Molt

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    Sohrabuddin Sheikh Encounter Case: ‘Vulnerable’ CBI struggling even to prove the offence, says accused counsel

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is already being criticised for its ‘approach’ in the staged encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kausar Bi and friend Tulsiram Prajapati case. Firstly, the CBI has failed in adducing crucial evidence in the case and now the central agency is struggling hard to even prove the offence of the accused, who are facing the trial. According to some accused, the CBI has come

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    Mumbai: Malabar Hill bungalow is out-of-bounds for Mayor

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cannot guarantee the Malabar Hill bungalow of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) additional commissioner as a replacement to the existing Mayor’s residence.

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    Mumbai: BMC gives clean chit to drinking water at Govandi school

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has apparently given a clean chit to the drinking water supply that it used at the civic-run Sanjay Nagar’s Municipal Urdu School, where most children had fallen ill. However, the civic body doesn’t know what caused illness to as many as 470 children in Govandi. “The water samples are fit for consumption. We still do not know what caused the illness,” said an M-East ward official.

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    ‘U-turn’ of Maharashtra government over quota to Gowaris irks Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: The Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday delivered a landmark ruling and granted ‘independence’ to the Gowari community. The HC in its judgment has teared into the Maharashtra government for dragging its feet for decades altogether in providing a separate and independent status for the Gowari community.

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    Mumbai: Prices of bread and other premium products hike by Rs 2 and more

    Mumbai: Consumers may soon have to shell out more dough to buy bread, as the prices of this staple are set to rise. This will have a domino effect, causing a hike in the prices of items like sandwiches and vada pavs. The minimum rise in bread prices will be by Rs 2, while premium brands may hike prices even further. Some brands have already hiked prices.

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    Maharashtra plans to replicate Gujarat model to implement schemes for tribals

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government is likely to adopt the Gujarat model of ensuring effective implementation of schemes for Adivasis (tribals). Gujarat has a successful pattern of implementing schemes by assigning responsibilities to secretaries of concerned departments. This steering committee headed by Chief Minister takes review of budget allocation and utilisation of funds after every six months.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: 170 protesters granted bail Pune

    Pune: The Pune Sessions Court on Tuesday granted bail to 170 people, arrested for rioting and arson during the Maratha quota agitation in the city on August 9. On August 10, the Pune police arrested a total of 194 people, which included two minors and five women.

  • Mumbai’s potholes might soon be part of record books; here’s how

    Mumbai: Mumbai is soon to get a mention in the Limca Book of Records and India Book of Records. However, for an infamous reason. Large number of potholes present in the city may soon make Mumbai as the city with most number of potholes, and Navin Lade, is taking all efforts to provide a documentary evidence of the same.

  • Mumbai: 4 arrested for running illegal telephone exchanges

    Thane: Four illegal telephone exchanges being operated from different apartments have been busted here in Maharashtra and four people arrested in this connection, a police official said today. The accused were illegally routing international calls through Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), she said.

  • Mumbai: Restoration work of Mumbai’s CSMT, a Unesco heritage building, begins

    Mumbai: Artists skilled in stone carving have been roped in to restore the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai to its past glory, a Central Railway official said. The 130-year-old majestic building, a UNESCO recognised world heritage site, has been chosen among 10 places to be upgraded and restored under the government’s ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’.