Free Press Journal
  • HC puts BMC’s ‘open terrace’ policy up for scrutiny

    Mumbai : In a major setback for Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Bombay High Court on Friday said the “open terrace policy” introduced by the civic body needs a close “scrutinisation.” The HC accordingly directed the three-member Judicial Committee to examine if the policy violates the rights of occupants as contemplated under the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) and other ownership laws.

  • Fire brigade to induct third batch of women on March 1

    Mumbai : Next time when you call Mumbai fire brigade control for help you should not be surprised if you see women firefighters landing up to you.  Yes, you are right, Mumbai Fire Brigade(MFB) will soon induct women firefighters in large numbers for the first time in their team, who will be on field doing rescue operations.

  • Tribals won’t be shifted out of Aarey, promises Waikar

    Mumbai : In what could be a partial relief for Aarey Colony tribals, Minister of state for housing Ravindra Waikar on Saturday assured the dwellers that they will not have to leave the forest-laden colony. He also promised the tribals all the facilities which they were deprived of whilst they lived in padas.

  • MMRDA to finalise project report for Virar-Alibaug multi-modal corridor

    Mumbai : The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is in the process of finalizing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Virar- Alibaug Multi-Modal corridor. The corridor will have an eight lane highway and a metro line which would be constructed in two phases.

  • Lack of funds forcing city colleges to try alternate methods to survive

    The colleges’ financial crisis has compelled the institutions to raise capital by seeking donations from trusts, organisations and donors, hiring teachers on temporary basis, working with limited faculty, increasing fees of some courses, introducing self-financing courses, charging exorbitant fees for unaided courses and using the fees of these courses to pay off salaries of faculty of aided courses.

  • State gives engg and  tech students a leg-up

    Maha govt signs 21 MoUs with firms to include industry connect and give students an opportunity to work on field and gain hands-on ground level exposure.

  • BJP in soup for offensive ‘Shiv Jayanti’ banner

    Bhayandar : Close on the heels of Friday’s violence in Ahmednagar after BJP corporator and Deputy Mayor Shripad Chhindam allegedly made derogatory remarks against Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, another similar incident sparked tension in Mira Road on Saturday evening.

  • Maligned, threatened by rapist, B-Town hairstylist writes to CM

    Mumbai : A 34-year-old Bollywood hair stylist has written a letter to the Chief Minister, the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court and the Commissioner of Mumbai Police seeking justice against the accused Atul Kadam (42), a make-up artist who allegedly raped her in 2014 and repeatedly threatened her and circulated nude photographs and videos among her family members and colleagues.

  • Activist to challenge clean chit to Mayor

    Bhayandar : In a much needed respite for Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) Mayor Dimple Mehta, the  District Caste Committee ( Mumbai) has given a clean chit in a case challenging the validity of her caste certificate based on which she was crowned the first citizen of the twin-city in August 2017.

  • Shiv Sena taunts BJP: Make Nirav Modi RBI Governor to finish off the country

    Mumbai: Taunting ruling ally Bharatiya Janata Party, the Shiv Sena on Saturday said absconding scamster Nirav Modi “should be made Reserve Bank of India Governor to finish off the country”. Referring to the Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud which came to light this week, the Sena said it is “clear that Nirav Modi and his family had fled” the country early last month.