Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Two foreign nationals among three arrested with drugs

    Mumbai: Three persons, including two foreign nationals, were arrested with drugs in south Mumbai by the police’s Anti Narcotics Cell, officials said today. Contraband like mephedrone and ecstacy drug worth Rs 2.1 lakh were seized from them, the official added.

  • Pakora Agitation: Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam detained in Mumbai for protesting PM Modi’s statement

    Mumbai: Moving swiftly, the city police foiled the Mumbai Congress’ plans to launch a ‘pakora agitation’ by setting up a stall to fry and sell the snack near Mantralaya, the state government headquarters, here on Thursday afternoon. Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam, who was en route to the agitation, was detained at Chowpatty and not allowed to proceed further.

  • Suicide or Accident? Man falls from fifth floor of Mantralaya in Mumbai

    Mumbai: A 45-year-old man fell to his death from the fifth floor of the Mantralaya in south Mumbai today, police said. However, it is not yet confirmed whether the man, identified as Harshal Raote, committed suicide or was it an accidental fall, a police official said.

  • Mumbai Crime: 24-year-old masturbating pervert arrested at Marine Drive

    Mumbai: On Friday night at Marine Drive promenade a 34-year-old woman nabbed a pervert who was looking at her and masturbating. The Marine Drive police have arrested the accused, he has been identified as Rupak Akshad, 24-year-old man. He will be produced in court today.

  • Thane: Headless man with a message on the streets

    Thane: Traffic on Teen Hath Naka momentarily came to a standstill on Friday morning as people were unnerved by the sight of a ‘headless man’ dressed in a blazer and holding a ‘severed’ head in his hand, meandering among vehicles. The pranksters were none other than the Thane traffic police: As part of their helmet awareness drive, the men in khaki had organised the stunt.

  • Mumbai University: 4,000 students await revaluation results

    Mumbai: Over 4,529 students have been waiting for their revaluation results for the last four months. The Mumbai University (MU) has now assured that these results will be announced by the next weekend, for which a special drive has been initiated to complete the rechecking of these answer scripts. Over 80,721 students applied for revaluation this year of which the university has completed revaluation of 76,192 answer scripts.

  • Mumbai: Kamala Mills owner had set up eateries in IT office space

    Mumbai: The probe report submitted by civic commissioner Ajoy Mehta to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday cites fraudulent practices adopted by Ramesh Govani, the owner of the Kamala Mills compound. The report states that the owner and the architect had secured approvals from the building proposal department of the BMC for a kitchen and dining area meant for the staff of Information Technology offices. Instead, Govani and the architect fraudulently used them

  • Mumbai: After lock up, inspector’s cabin is also under CCTV

    Mumbai: In a bid to check custodial deaths and torture, the lock up area, rooms and corridors in Mumbai Police commissionarate were brought under CCTV after the orders of the Bombay High Court in 2014. Now, the State Home Department has decided to install CCTVs on police station premises as well as the cabin of the inspector.

  • Mumbai: Soon, RPF officials will don body cameras

    Mumbai: In order to bring transparency in its dealings with passengers, Railway Police Force officials would soon don  body cameras, which will record their interactions with commuters. The WR has already procured the first such camera. A senior official said passengers had frequent complaints about rude behaviour; by introducing body cameras, the Railway authorities can monitor everyone.

  • Mumbai: Soon, Harbour Line will ply to Goregaon

    Mumbai: Soon the extended corridor between suburban Andheri and Goregaon stations will be operational — in all probability by next month. According to railway officials, the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation, the implementing agency of the project, has successfully completed the trial runs between the two stations.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: 10 BMC officials come under the scanner

    Mumbai: Twenty days after the Kamala Mills blaze which claimed 14 lives, Civic Commissioner Ajoy Mehta has submitted a probe report to CM Devendra Fadnavis, which states that 10 civic officials are under the scanner. In this context, he has ordered a full-fledged departmental inquiry against officers from the Building Proposal Department, the Fire Brigade — including two assistant commissioners — and the Deputy Executive health officer of Lower-Parel (G-ward). Five civic officers

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: Owner of Kamala Mills used additional FSI without approval

    Mumbai: The BMC Commissioner’s probe report on Kamala Mills fire points out the possibility of violation of Floor Space Index and alteration without approval in the Kamala Mills compound. The owner of the compound chooses additional FSI as per provision of Development Control Regulation 33(16), i.e. as per the Information Technology (IT) policy and notification of the Government of Maharashtra (GoM). The approvals for additional FSI were granted accordingly. So, Kamala Mills Ltd

  • At 35.6 degree Celsius, Mumbai witnesses hottest day of the season so far

    Mumbai: On Tuesday, the temperature in Mumbai was 5.2 degree Celsius above normal, crossing 35 degree Celsius mark this winter, for the first time. The temperature recorded at Santacruz weather station, recorded 35.6 degree Celsius and, at Colaba, recorded 34 degree Celsius, which is 5 degree Celsius higher than the normal temperature.

  • Mumbai: It is a home away from home for Moshe

    Mumbai: For Moshe Holtzberg, it was a homecoming of sorts. Only the Nariman (Chabad) House, the scene of the terror attack that left his parents, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, dead, is for him no longer a repository of just happy memories. He was about to turn two years old when his parents were killed during the siege. On Tuesday, nine years later, accompanied by his maternal and paternal grandparents, the 11-year-old had

  • Mumbai: Six-year-old Sajid Qureshi turned away by JJ Hospital ends with blood clot in brain

    Mumbai: It was a fateful day for six-year-old Sajid Qureshi after he was knocked down by a bike and sustained injuries. But what aggravated his woes was Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy (JJ) Hospital refusing to provide him treatment over technical issues; the inordinate delay possibly led to formation of a blood clot in his brain.

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    Mumbai: RTI activist held for Former Shiv Sena leader Ashok Sawant’s murder

    Mumbai: Right to Information activist Anil Waghmare, 33, has been arrested in connection with the murder of former Sena corporator Ashok Sawant, who was stabbed to death on Sunday night. The police suspect that Waghmare is the mastermind behind the murder. “Waghmare was not present at the crime scene but he kept his eyes on the regular movements of Sawant for the last two months. We have arrested him from Byculla and he has been

  • Kamala Mills Fire: “1Above owners lying through their teeth”, says Mumbai Police

    Mumbai: All the three owners of 1Above restaurant — Hitesh Sanghavi, Jigar Sanghavi and Abhijeet Mankar – have been arrested. While Hitesh and Jigar were arrested last night from Kenilworth Mall at Linking Road, where they had gone to meet their lawyer, Mankar was arrested from Marine Plaza hotel at Churchgate on Thursday morning.

  • Mumbai: Close shave for CM Devendra Fadnavis’ chopper?

    Bhayander: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for Road, Transport, Highway and Shipping, Nitin Gadkari could have been in a spot of trouble while landing in their chopper were it not for the CM who noticed a cable wire hanging precariously close by. Had the wire got entangled with the tail rotor of the helicopter, a mishap might have taken place. The incident was, however, averted with the pilot showing presence

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    Nitin Gadkari blames Indian Navy for stalling development projects in Mumbai

    Mumbai: In an unusual outpouring, Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday slammed the Indian Navy for creating obstacles in the path of “development projects in Mumbai.” Gadkari feels he has a good reason to be miffed: Recently, the Bombay High Court declined permission to a private operator for building a jetty to launch seaplane services off Malabar Hill since it did not get the green signal of the Navy’s Western Naval Command,