Free Press Journal
  • Metro 9: BJP, Shiv Sena begin the battle to take credit

    Bhayandar: The state Cabinet’s approval on Wednesday for two new metro projects in Mumbai including the Dahisar-Mira Bhayandar route (Metro Line 9) has resulted in a bitter credit claiming battle between the local BJP and Shiv Sena leaderships in the twin-city.

  • Nalasopara explosives haul: One more detained in Jalna

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad has detained a 30-year-old man from Jalna for questioning, on his role in the Nalasopara explosives haul. The man has been identified as Ganesh Kapale, owner of a stationery shop, which was frequented by former Shiv Sena corporator Shrikant Pangarkar, who was arrested by the ATS last month.

  • Mumbai: Missing senior citizen with Alzheimer’s found after 18 hours

    Mumbai: A 75-year-old Andheri-based senior citizen, who had gone missing on Tuesday evening, was found at Byculla-based Missionaries of Charity the next day on Wednesday. The senior citizen, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, forgot his way back home and was rescued by a good samaritan who took him to Byculla.

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    Power tariff cut by 6% for South Mumbai

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Ganesh festival and until Diwali, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Authority (MERC) on Wednesday reduced power tariffs for South Mumbai by 6 to 8 per cent. However, consumers in North Mumbai will see up to a one per cent hike in current rates. According to Anand Kulkarni, chairman of MERC, this hike for North Mumbai is negligible.

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    Mumbai: Slain banker’s debit, credit cards recovered from accused’s residence

    Mumbai: The NM Joshi Marg police recovered two debit cards and a credit card belonging to Siddharth Sanghvi, the slain vice president of HDFC bank late on Tuesday. Siddharth was murdered by the accused Sarfaraz Shaikh, 20, in the parking lot of Kamala Mills on September 5.

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    After outcry, MBMC dumps plan of private player for Chowpatty

    Bhayandar: Following a huge public outrage, the BJP-led Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) was forced to rollback its plans of assigning a private player for the maintenance and upkeep of the Bhayandar creek – popularly known as the Jesal Park Chowpatty.

  • Mumbai: 3 held for chain, bag-snatching

    Mumbai: Dindoshi police have apprehended three persons for chain/bag snatching. The trio worked in a group to commit the crime with one autorickshaw driver looking for bait and the other two following the rickshaw on a motorcycle.

  • Mumbai: Girl, missing for 11 hours, found at friend’s home

    Mumbai: A 12-year-old girl from Malad, Gunjan Jalna, had gone missing for eleven hours on Wednesday as she had bunked school and was at her friend’s house in the vicinity. The parents were frantically searching for her and registered a missing person complaint at Bangur Nagar police station, only to find out she was having fun at her friend’s house.

  • Ashram school owner alleges bribery, beats up minister’s staffer in Mantralaya

    Mumbai: A section officer from the office of social justice minister Rajkumar Badole was beaten up by the proprietor of an ashram school at Badole’s office on Wednesday.  The school-owner alleged the officer did not sanction the ashram school despite receiving an advance of Rs 10 lakh.

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    Sohrabuddin fake encounter case: CBI’s IO defends recorded statements

    Mumbai: In the Sohrabuddin Encounter Case on Wednesday, the special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court has started examining the 34 Investigating Officers. On the second day of his deposition, A D More, the Investigating Officer of CBI said he had recorded statements of eight witnesses of which four had turned hostile, which included Apte family members, who had travelled in the luxury bus from which allegedly Sohrabuddin Shaikh and his wife

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: Illegal hookah service real cause of fire

    Mumbai: In what can spell more troubles for the owners of the Mojo Bistro restaurant, the Judicial Commission in its report has blamed the eatery for the entire incident. The commission has categorically said that the illegal hookah service, by the Mojo Bistro restaurant was the “immediate” cause of fire, which killed 14 innocents on December 29, 2017.

  • BJP government seeks to oust Congress-NCP hegemony in co-op sector

    Mumbai: Eyeing the cooperative sector controlled by the opposing Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to grab this sector by hook or crook. The co-op sugar mills have been on the radar of the BJP government, which has issued notices to defaulter mills for the recovery of soft loans borrowed from the government.

  • Mumbai: Inspector releases a song ‘Police Dada’

    Mumbai: After making 15 documentary films promoting public awareness, police inspector Rajendra Kane (50) has released a new song called ‘Police Dada’, showing the efforts put in by the cops to keep the city safe. Kane, famous for his investigation into actor Salman Khan’s 2002 hit-and-run case and currently the Police Inspector at Vile Parle police station, has been backed up by the police department time and again.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: 50,000 police deployed for the festival in Mumbai

    Mumbai: During the two important festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi and Moharam, the Mumbai police has deployed 50000 police personnel for the bandobast in Mumbai. The local police, zonal police, State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), Riot Control Police (RCP), Quick Response Team (QRT), Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS), Traffic Police, Home Guards, Coast Guards and the Indian Navy have been deployed for the bandobast.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Mumbai traffic police make elaborate arrangements  

    Mumbai: Mumbai Traffic Police have made elaborate arrangements for Ganesh Chaturthi to ensure smooth flow of traffic and have made several traffic diversions to prevent inconvenience to commuters. Five traffic police control rooms have been set up at important immersion places like Girgaum Chowpatty, Shivaji Park Chowpatty, Bada Masjid Bandra, Juhu Chowpatty and Ganesh Ghat-Powai.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: Owners of 1Above, Mojo Bistro must be prosecuted, says Commission

    Mumbai: The final report of the three-member Judicial Commission probing the Kamala Mills fire incident has brought the worst news for the owners of 1Above and Mojo Bistro restaurants. The commission has recommended action against the owners because of the rampant illegalities and breach of permissions committed by them.

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    Mumbai: Probe panel puts Kamala Mills owner in the dock

    Mumbai: Taking a note of the ‘alarming’ number of fire mishaps in Mumbai, a three-member judicial commission has strongly condemned the ‘rampant’ illegalities in Kamala Mills Compound. While recommending ‘appropriate’ action against the owner – Ramesh Gowani – the commission has also expressed its concern over the illegalities and breach of laws.

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    Ganesh Chaturthi 2018: Flower prices blooming, thorn in side of devout

    Mumbai: The prices of flowers seem to be in full bloom on the eve of Ganesh Chaturthi, much to the dismay of countless devotees. In municipal markets, flowers like marigold and hibiscus (especially meant for Ganpati Bappa) were selling for Rs 120-150 per kilo and Rs 50 for five, respectively.

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    Vijay Mallya Extradition: Mansion is ready for absconding liquor tycoon in Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail

    Mumbai: Vijay Mallya may not exactly wallow in luxury in his new mansion — Barrack no 12 in Arthur Road Jail — but at least his concerns about conditions in Indian prisons will be allayed. Among other fixings, he will have a 40-inch plasma TV in his cell, a walking area outside the barrack, as big as a hotel corridor, a private ‘western’ style toilet and ample light to write his memoirs,