Free Press Journal
  • Thane district gets ad-hoc committee for football

    Thane : The Western India Football Association (WIFA) has formed an ad-hoc committee for Thane district, which will help players of the region and also develop the sport, it was stated here Tuesday.

  • Bhima-Koregaon violence: Probe panel begins recording of witness’ statements

    Mumbai: A two-member judicial commission, set up to probe the Koregaon Bhima violence at Pune in Maharashtra, began its proceedings here by recording evidence of a witness, even as an activist urged that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis be summoned before the panel. A 40-year-old graphics designer from Maharashtra’s Thane district deposed as a witness and told the commission on Wednesday that she was among those injured in

  • Mumbai: Man dies after falling off train at Kalwa station in mobile snatching incident; Watch

    Mumbai: A 19-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly snatching the mobile phone of a passenger travelling on a suburban local here leading to the latter falling off it and dying, railway police said today. The incident happened in the early hours of August 19 when Nashik-based medical professional Chetan Ahirrao (35) was standing on the footboard of a Central Railway local train while on his way to Diva station in neighbouring Thane

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    Thane: 40 injured as state transport bus overturned in Saphala

    Thane (Maha): Around 30-40 passengers were injured today when a state transport bus they were travelling in overturned in Saphala in Thane district, police said. The bus was headed towards Saphala village from Tembikhoda village, they said.

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    Nature lovers to enjoy boat ride in Thane creek from next month

    Thane: Come February and bird enthusiasts in Mumbai will be able to watch the winged creatures, including flamingos, in the creek in neighbouring Thane district. The mangrove cell of the Maharashtra forest department has decided to start a 10-km boat ride in the Thane Creek where nature lovers will be able to watch several birds and the dense cover of mangroves.

  • Thane: Auto driver tries to abduct, molest two sisters; booked

    Thane: An auto-rickshaw driver tried to abduct and molest two teenage sisters at Kalyan in the district, police said today. The incident took place on Thursday. The two sisters, however jumped out of the moving auto, a senior police official said.

  • Swine flu death toll rises to 14 in Thane

    Thane: The toll from swine flu deaths has risen to 14 persons, infected by the H1N1 virus, in Thane district. The virus is spreading fast in the city, despite precautionary measures taken by the Thane Municipal Corporation. Swine flu has even spread within the corporation wherein two of top officials have been found to be infected by the virus.

  • Boosters bag TT team honours

    Mumbai  : Boosters Academy, one of the most prominent academies in the Thane district, dominated the seniors final  with a facile 3-1 win over their junior string to bag the  team honours in the 2nd Thane District Ranking and Inter-Club Table Tennis Tournament hosted by  JSW Steel and Jindal Table Tennis Academy under the auspices of Thane District Table Tennis  Association at Vasind today.

  • Cut water to Mumbai, MP Raju Shetty tells farmers

    Mumbai: The leader of Swabhimani Shetakari Sanghatana (SSS) and MP Raju Shetty led an agitation against Samruddhi Corridor in Thane district on Wednesday.

  • Devendra Fadnavis’ pet project Samruddhi corridor hits land acquisition hurdle

    Mumbai: The ambitious Samruddhi corridor, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ pet project linking Mumbai with Nagpur, seems to have hit land hurdle as farmers from Thane district are aggressively opposing land acquisition for the highway. Fearing violence, the collector of Thane deployed a huge number of cops in the villages along the corridor. More than 150 farmers were detained by the police over the weekend.

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    Former bank manager among 24 booked for fraud

    Thane: Nearly 24 persons, including former manager of a bank and son of an ex-MLA from Thane district, have been booked for allegedly misappropriating bank money to the tune of Rs 3.14 crore, police said today.

  • Mumbai: Thanekars to get metered water soon

    Mumbai: To tackle water crisis in Thane district, Thane Municipal Corporation has taken decision to fixed water meters for each household in Thane.

  • Dengue claims two Mumbra lady residents death

    Mumbai : Two dengue deaths have been reported in the Mumbra area of Thane district; this, in turn, has revealed an alarming trend — that the disease has now spread its tentacles far beyond Mumbai.

  • Monsoon: Mumbai wilts under rain fury

    Water-logging, traffic jams dogged motorists in suburbs while schedule of suburban trains goes haywire

  • Lakes supplying water to Mumbai barely receive any rainfall

    The city gets water supply from seven lakes – ModakSagar, Tansa, Vihar, Tulsi, Upper Vaitarana, Bhatsa and Middle Vaitarana. Of them Vihar and Tulsi fall in city areas, whereas the other five are in the neighbouring Thane district.

  • Mumbai Water Crisis: Thane launches toll free numbers

    Thane: In view of severe water shortage in Mumbai’s adjoining Thane, the district administration here has set up a round-the-clock control room and launched a toll free number to receive complaints against misuse or commercialisation of water.