Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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,

  • Mumbai: SevenHills Hospital shuts down OPD over major financial crisis, to soon shut other sections

    Mumbai: SevenHills Hospital in Marol, Mumbai has shut down its outpatient department (OPD) to save expenses as they battling a major financial crisis, they are likely to close down other sections of the hospitals in the days to come. On Tuesday, the management of SevenHills shut down OPD rooms after consulting the senior doctors. The senior doctors are on a strike over non-payment of pending dues since December 28 last year.

  • Mumbai Crime: Juvenile suspect was paid Rs 500 to murder former Shiv Sena corporator

    Mumbai: The 17-year-old Pune-based minor, who has been detained by Mumbai police in the former Sena coroprator Ashok Sawant murder case, was paid a petty sum of Rs 500 by Jagdish Pawar, alias Jagga, the mastermind, after the killing. Jagga, of course, had promised to pay the minor more after the matter cooled down in Mumbai. The juvenile, in turn, was persuaded to join the plot as he wished to purchase a big

  • BMC has failed miserably to maintain roads, wants state government to monitor potholes: Bombay HC

    Mumbai: In a major setback to the BMC and other civic bodies and district councils in the State, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday said local bodies have miserably failed in maintaining roads. The High Court, while making these observations, also asked the Maharashtra government to step in and monitor the conditions of roads across the State.

  • Mumbai Crime: Woman and her boyfriend on the run after slitting husband’s throat

    Mumbai: A 28-year-old woman and her 24-year-old boyfriend have been booked for allegedly killing the woman’s husband in Bhiwandi. The body of the husband was discovered from under the bed at their residence on Sunday. As per Shantinagar police in Bhiwandi, the incident might have taken place either on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning.

  • Funeral of ex shiv sena corporator Ashok Sawant

    Mumbai: Two held for Shiv Sena ex-corporator’s murder in Kandivali

    Mumbai: Two persons have been arrested in connection with the murder of former Shiv Sena corporator Ashok Sawant in suburban Kandivali. Sawant was stabbed to death on Sunday night near his residence in Thakur Complex while he was returning home with a friend Vinod Sonwane.

  • Mumbai: No floating hotel off Marine Drive

    Mumbai: It is perhaps south Mumbai’s misfortune that Marine Drive — the most visited place in the city — will not have a floating hotel because the Bombay High Court has refused to interfere with the orders passed by a High Power Committee, which has rejected the proposal.

  • Mumbai AC local earns Rs 15 lakh in 10 days

    Mumbai: It has been two weeks that Mumbai has seen AC local run on the railway tracks of Western line in Mumbai and the two weeks have been quite satisfying according to Western Railway. The local has seen 40,000 passengers in two weeks of running in the suburban system, recording an earning of almost Rs 15 lakh.

  • Mumbai Kamala Mills Fire: Yug Pathak, owner of Mojo’s Bistro pub sent to jail

    Mumbai: 26-year-old Yug Pathak, the son of a retired IPS officer and one of the co-owners of  Mojo’s Bistro pub, has been sent to police custody till January 12 in connection with the deadly fire at the Kamala Mills compound on December 29. Pathak was arrested on Saturday after the Mumbai Fire Brigade, in its preliminary probe report, said the fire possibly started at Mojo’s Bistro due to the flying embers from