Free Press Journal
  • Lalu opposes fuel price hike, seeks rollback

    Patna: Opposing the diesel price hike and restriction on subsidised LPG cylinders, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today said the UPA’s government’s decision was “unfortunate” and sought its reconsideration.

  • Explain allocation of 194 coal blocks, SC tells govt

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the government, asking it to explain whether it had followed its own policies and guidelines in the allocation of 194 coal blocks.

  • Now mobile phone jammers to minimise road accidents

    Mobile phones may have brought instant communication within the reach of all, but they are also fast turning into a global killer, accounting for 20 percent of fatal road accidents worldwide annually, half of which are on Indian highways alone.
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  • Test for youngsters

    Yuki, Vardhan to lead Indian challenge in absence of star players.

  • Inter-linking of rivers back in reckoning

    The Water Resources Ministry has identified 30 rivers for  linking,  14 of them in the Himalayan region involving the  neighbouring countries

  • Buttler serves up England win against South Africa

    Birmingham : Jos Buttler’s quickfire 32 not out provided the platform for England to beat South Africa by 28 runs in the third and final Twenty20 international at Edgbaston.

  • Assam ethnic trouble far from over: Shinde

    “The situation arising out of the ethnic strife between Bodos and Muslims is far from normal and there was fear  that  communal tension may spread to other districts around the Bodo areas”

  • Lanka beat Windies in warm-up match

    Colombo : Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan hit half-centuries as hosts Sri Lanka prepared for the World Twenty20 with a nine-wicket win over the West Indies on Thursday. (more…)

  • We can go all the way: Chris Gayle

    Colombo : Talismanic opener Chris Gayle has backed the West Indies to reach the final of the World Twenty20 Championship beginning September 18. The big-hitting left-hander, the hottest commodity in World T20 cricket, (more…)

  • Now, Modi calls AICC ‘All India Coal Cong’

    Unai (Gujarat) : On the second day of his yatra in poll-bound Gujarat, Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a dig at his bete noire and Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar and also dubbed AICC as “All India Coal Congress”.

  • Miandad to motivate Pak players

    Karachi : Pakistan’s former captain Javed Miandad has been sent to Sri Lanka by the Cricket Board to motivate the country’s players before the Twenty20 World Cup.

  • ‘CBI may probe NDA coal block allocations’

    Bhubaneswar : Minister of State in the PMO V Narayansami on Thursday said the Centre is examining demands for, including coal block allocations made during NDA rule within purview of CBI probe.

  • Need to combat world class spinners: Taylor

    New Delhi : Clubbed alongside former champions Pakistan and Bangladesh, New Zealand will be have to “combat” some top class spinners in the group stages of the upcoming World T20 in Sri Lanka, said captain Ross Taylor.

  • McCullum, Ajmal lead World T20 rankings

    Colombo : New Zealand batsman Brendon McCullum and Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal have taken over as the leading batsman and bowler in the latest ICC Twenty20 player rankings.

  • Move to make Mamata agree to FDI in Aviation

    NEW DELHI : Worried that Trinamul Congress chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may still throw up tantrums on any kind of foreign direct investment (FDI), Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is throwing the first trial balloon of increasing FDI in aviation on Friday as he rushed Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Jogi to Kolkata ro secure her consent.