Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena compares BJP rule with British Raj

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday drew a comparison between the British era and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government stating that both had blind followers who believed their governance to be god’s blessing.

  • Mumbai Crime: Man arrested for molesting woman in a shopping mall

    Mumbai: In yet another case of molestation and perverted mindset, a 35-year-old Thane resident was arrested for allegedly molesting a saleswoman in a luxury goods store at Thane’s Viviana mall. Vartak Nagar police said the man, identified as Asif Sheikh, tried to drag the woman to one of the changing rooms but was stopped by other shoppers at the mall who alerted the security about the hideous act.

  • November rain surprises for Mumbaikars, city to witness light showers for next three days: IMD

    Mumbai: Mumbaikars were surprised to experience rainfall at few locations across the city on Monday. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted cloudy weather and light showers for the next three days as well. “We were surprised to witness light drizzle and there was cloudiness the entire day. Such drastic change in the climatic condition could result in spread of diseases,” said Anuradha Narnaware, a resident of Thane.

  • Mumbai: City’s real estate sector impacted by GST, demonetisation, says report

    Mumbai: Implementation of the goods and services tax (GST) and the last year’s note-ban have not only created liquidity issues for the real estate sector but also impacted investment and development prospects of the cities, thereby pulling down their rankings, a report has said.

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    Mumbai: International board syllabus in BMC schools

    Mumbai: For the first time, students may have an opportunity to study the curriculum of international boards for free in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) schools. Various private companies, foundations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are being appointed to take over 35 BMC schools which were shut since the last two years. Students will be provided with all the basic necessities by the BMC from Balwadi to Class 10.

  • Mumbai: After 21 years, BMC set to double rent for all shops in civic markets

    Mumbai: The market department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has proposed an item to increase the rent of the civic markets in the upcoming Standing Committee meeting which is scheduled for Wednesday. The proposal states that for the past 21 years (1996-2916) the rent of civic markets has not been increased.

  • Double for Mastan YMCA, NBA; Bandra YMCA bag women’s crown

    Mumbai : Mastan YMCA won the men’s and junior boys titles, while Nagpada Basketball Association (NBA) emerged mini and youth boys’ champions and Bandra YMCA won the women’s crown, in the NBA Basketball Tournament, at the Bachoo Khan Municipal playground, Nagpada.

  • Unicorn India Ventures launches Rs 600 crore venture debt fund

    Mumbai : Unicorn India Ventures , headed by former Sebi chief M Damodaran, on Monday, announced its maiden debt fund with a corpus of Rs 600 crore. The Sebi-registered fund will invest in about 10 ventures in a year with an average ticket size of Rs 20 crore, Damodaran said, adding the fund will remain invested in a venture for around eight years. Well-known investor Sudip Bandyopadhyay has joined the fund as

  • YMCA Athletics: Women outshine men

    MUMBAI : Women, led by Thane’s Achievers Sports Club Akshaya Iyer and girls, spearheaded by Pooja Sawant from Vikhroli’s Udayachal School, in various age groups, outshone their male counterparts as out of 18 new records, they were credited with 12 on the concluding day of  the 42nd Bombay YMCA State Level Athletic championships at the University Stadium, Marine Lines, here on Monday.

  • Mumbai Crime: 53-year-old arrested for raping daughter-in-law’s sister

    Mumbai: In yet another case of sexual assault and crime committed against women, a 25-year-old woman was allegedly raped repeatedly over eight months in Ambernath by her sister’s father-in-law, who threatened to release nude pictures of his son and daughter-in-law. The cops said the woman did not report the blackmail to the police for a long time as she was scared and also did not want to ruin her sister’s marriage.

  • Mumbai: After clean sweep in MBMC polls, BJP doles out key posts to newcomers

    Bhayandar: After registering a thumping victory in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) polls and bagging the Mayoral post, the BJP has now made a clean sweep of all six zonal ward panel’s of the twin-city, this apart from securing its control over the women and child welfare committees and the crucial standing committee which approves and allocates funds for various projects carried out by the civic body.

  • Mumbai: Secret getaway for bar girls blocked before raid, 10 held

    Bhayandar: Intensifying their crackdown on dance bars in the twin city, the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of the Thane (rural) police led by Assistant Police Inspector Sanjay Bangar raided another such establishment late on Saturday night.

  • Maharashtra appoints Nikam as public prosecutor in Sangli custodial death case

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government has appointed senior advocate Ujjwal Nikam as the special government pleader in the trial involving the alleged custodial death of Aniket Kothale in Sangli earlier this month. “I and the Chief Minister have personally spoken to Ujjwal Nikam ji and conveyed the sentiments of the bereaved family. He has in-principle agrees to our request,” Minister of State for Home (Rural) Deepak Kesarkar told PTI.