Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai: Heavy rains return to city, suburban trains on all lines delayed

    The island city was hit by rains again last night. After two days of scorching sun heat, a bit relief was provided by the rains to Mumbaikars last night. The downpour was heavy so trains were slow due to it. The rain also, left the Andheri subway flooded and bringing vehicles to a halt. But no untoward incident was reported so far, a senior civic official said.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena ire against Malishka may undermine youth wing

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena’s attack on radio jockey Malishka over her song mocking the Mumbai civic body on potholes could come in the way of the efforts of Yuva Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray to attract youth to the five-decade old party, according to political observers.

  • Mumbai needs better mobility not promises

    Mumbai’s infrastructure has always been the biggest challenge for the authorities. No mode of travel, however advanced, seems to ease the helplessness of commuters. Mumbai needs to move, and not crawl. Will that happen? Vidyottama Sharma writes on the promises for better mobility.

  • Mumbai: Incessant rains lash city, heavy showers likely to continue today

    Mumbai has been receiving continuous rainfall since past two days. On Monday as well, Mumbaikars woke up to heavy rainfall, throwing normal life out of gear. For past couple of days the rains had slowed down, but have gained momentum and refuses stop any time soon.

  • BMC polls: Sachin Tendulkar casts his vote in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Former Indian cricketer and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar today cast his vote, along with his wife Anjali, at a polling booth in Mumbai along with his wife to cast their votes in Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections.

  • BMC Elections 2017: Rehabilitation and dumping grounds the centre of poll talk

    Race to head the BMC headquarters is on, the stage is all set candidates has already started to roll the dices. BMC which is one of the richest civic body in country, is all set for elections. This time the main and important issues to focus on are rehabilitation and dumping ground spaces. This is the key issue every candidate from North-East is currently focusing on. The North-East assembly which has comprises

  • Mumbai: 8 years on, Mahim subway to open soon

    Mumbai: Eight years after the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) shut the Mahim subway, on Thursday, it finally woke up to the residents’ woes and decided to open the subway after deploying security guards by next week.

  • Mumbai: 24 contractors blacklisted in fallout

    Mumbai: A year and a half after the Rs 150-crore de-silting scam broke, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) has blacklisted and de-registered 24 contractors involved. After the scam on nullah cleaning was first exposed, the commissioner set up an inquiry to investigate into the disparities of tendering process. In fact, 32 companies have been issued showcause notice till now.

  • Parties gear up to question MCGM on number of potholes

    Mumbai: The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai’s (MCGM) claim that there are only 36 potholes remaining in the city has given rise to more trouble as political parties have started questioning and conducting their surveys in the city to check the potholes.

  • Mumbai’s Bengal Club denied of area to conduct Durga and Kaali Pooja

    Mumbai: In a major setback for the Dadar-based Bengal Club, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday turned down their plea challenging the decision of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) of providing a mere 195 square yards area for conducting the annual ‘Durga and Kaali Pooja’.

  • Progress report on controlling Mumbai’s Mithi River pollution

    Mumbai: After following the orders given by National Green Tribunal (NGT), Maharashtra Pollution Control Board (MPCB) has demanded a progress report from the municipal corporation for setting up sewage treatment plants along the Mithi River for controlling the pollution in the river.

  • Mumbai records dip in ailments compared to last year

    Mumbai: The city recorded a dip in ailments last month as compared to last year, according to data provided by the civic health department.  Last year, out of 2,779 cases, 828 were positive with 29.8 per cent and this year the count dropped to 335 positive cases out of 1,595 with 21 per cent.

  • Mosquito breeding: MCGM to take legal action against failing citizens

    The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai takes legal action under Section 381-B of Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888, against citizens for failing to prevent mosquito breeding. Mehta, in his monthly meeting on Saturday, directed the civic law department to rope in fresh lawyers to spread awareness about the legal action and its entire procedure.