Free Press Journal
  • Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: ‘Right to life paramount, not religion’, says Bombay High Court

    Mumbai: In a significant ruling, the Bombay High Court recently held the fundamental right to life to be more important than the right to religion, enshrined in the Constitution of India. The court also held that in cases of child’s custody, the ‘welfare’ of the child is of greater importance than his/her religion.

  • Mumbai: Crows with human ear and finger in beak shock residents of Kandivali

    Mumbai: It is not every day that you see the scavengers carrying human body parts in their beaks. On Monday the residents of Poisar area in Kandivali saw crows with a human ear and finger in their beaks and were in for a shock. They immediately reported the incident to the police.

  • Mumbai: 70-year-old man forcefully takes back his bike from towing van

    Mumbai: For second time in a week Mumbai traffic cops are left red faced, the first time was after a video of cop towing away a four-wheeler in which a woman was feeding her baby was doing rounds on social media. This time it was the turn of the cops to shoot the video, traffic police have shot the video of a senior citizen forcibly taking away his two wheeler from a towing

  • Bombay High Court

    Mumbai Christian cemetery row: Stick to secularism, Bombay High Court tells Maharashtra government

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Monday deeply embarrassed the BJP-led government by asking it to maintain its claim of being a “Secular” state. The court also asked the government to ensure there is no discrimination against any citizen on the ground of faith. These observations were made in a packed central court room, in response to a petition moved by the Christian community, which has alleged discrimination at the hands of the government in

  • Mumbai: First glimpse of the inside of Metro tunnel

    Mumbai: Amid opposition and concerns raised by citizens, tunnelling work for the city’s first underground Metro III (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ) line has begun. The entire tunnelling work of the 33.5 km line is expected to be completed by 2019. While in Aarey Colony, the same project is facing opposition as the Tree Authority of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has still not given a nod for the proposal for felling of 444 trees.

  • Mumbai: Central Railway thrown out of gear after speeding express train mows down man

    Mumbai: The commuters of Central Railway line were left aghast when a person was mowed down – literally chopped into bits — by the speeding Pune-bound Pragati Express on Thursday evening. That was not all – the train could not budge an inch after the mishap. This, in turn, caused a major disruption for over one and a half hour, impacting local trains on the Central Railway.

  • Mumbai: Will stall Metro III project and imprison MMRCL officials for disobeying orders, says Bombay HC

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) faced the wrath of the Bombay High Court on Thursday for disobeying its orders. The court was livid with the MMRCL and said it would not hesitate to stall the Metro III project altogether. The court also said it would not mind imprisoning MMRCL officials, in case they continue to disobey the orders.

  • Minor fire in Mumbai Monorail, no casualties

    Mumbai, A minor fire broke out here in the rear bogie of a Monorail train early on Thursday, an official said. All the Monorail services have since been disrupted.

  • Mumbai: Summative tests for class 2 to 8 in state schools

    Mumbai: Moving from a no-examination approach to preparing students for the grind, the Maharashtra Government plans to introduce a new set of summative tests for students of Class II to VIII in all schools of the state. These summative tests will commence from Wednesday. This test has been introduced by the state education department to check the knowledge of students, help identify their weaknesses, and enhance overall academic excellence.

  • Mumbai: 3 students knocked down by speeding tempo in Malad, one is dead

    Mumbai: A 13-year-old girl student died and three other minors were injured after they were hit by a speeding tempo in Malad (West) on Tuesday morning. The tempo initially hit a stationary auto, veered out of control and then ran over the children. Police said the deceased, Muskan Memon, was the only child of her parents. Malwani police said that Memon was living with her parents in Malwani and was studying in standard VI

  • Mumbai fire brigade gets eleven jumbo water tankers

    MUMBAI: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) fire-fighting department has become more efficient after procuring new jumbo water tankers with 14,000-litre capacity. The old outdated water tankers have been replaced with these new eleven tankers having high pressure pumps, hose reels (cylindrical spindle) and high capacity water monitor facilities in it.