Free Press Journal
  • Modi to lead BJP’s 2014 election battle

    Riding over dissent and differences within, Gujarat Chief Minister and Hindutva icon Narendra Modi was Sunday named to lead the BJP into the 2014 Lok Sabha battle, marking the end of the era of the party’s ageing patriarchs.
    The Bharatiya Janata Party announced here that the chief minister had been named chairman of the election management committee for the Lok Sabha polls, virtually

  • Fatal attraction

    Mixed feelings

    I am 26 years old. My boyfriend broke up with me almost 1- year back. He started liking someone else and didn’t admit it until 2 months later. He didn’t cheat on me but had definitely changed. I really loved him and thought of marrying him so it has been very hard on me. Since then till now he messages me to catch up and I’m finding it so hard

  • Iconic Mandela’s health sinking

    Johannesburg : Anti-apartheid icon and former South Africa president Nelson Mandela is in a “serious but stable condition” after being admitted to a hospital on Saturday for a recurring lung infection for the third time in seven months.

  • Threat to Jews: Cops beef up their security

    Mumbai : Following a security alert from Central agencies, the Mumbai police have beefed up security at all Jewish establishments in Mumbai including the Israeli consulate, synagogues and many other places where Jews gather.

  • Modi-backers torment LK

    New Delhi : About 50 Hindu Sena workers holding a ‘Narendra Modi’s Army’ banner shouted slogans like ‘Narendra Modi Zindabad’ and ‘Bring Modi as prime minister’ outside senior BJP leader L K Advani’s residence in Lutyen’s Delhi this afternoon.

  • Did strategy to isolate Advani begin in 2009?

    Panaji : Did the move in the BJP to isolate party stalwart L K Advani on account of his age begin in 2009? The comments of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at the conclave here remind one of remarks he made four years ago.

  • Family unearths Jiah’s 6-page suicide note!

    Mumbai : Bollywood actress Jiah Khan’s family has found a six-page note, in which she (Jiah) made a mention about her troubled love-affair with the son of an actor couple before committing suicide, police said today.

  • England rings winning Bell

    Notches up convincing win over Australia on Ian’s 91-run knock

  • Kiwi batsmen versus Sri Lankan spinners

    Cardiff : Their morale sky high after a 2-1 series win over England, New Zealand would look to carry their good form into the Champions Trophy when they clash with Sri Lanka in a Group A match here today.

  • The French Kisser

    Serena beats Sharapova to reign supreme in Paris, wins 16th Grand Slam title

  • Nadal eyes Grand Slam history

    Paris : Rafael Nadal is happy to suffer if it allows him to become the first man to capture the same Grand Slam title eight times when he tackles Spanish compatriot David Ferrer in Sunday’s French Open final.

  • Messi admits he was not fit in crucial WC qualifier

    Buenos Aires : Lionel Messi admitted that he was not fit to play in Argentina’s goalless draw with Colombia in their World Cup qualifier at the Estadio Monumental.

  • Sporting Clube prez slams AIFF

    Panaji : A leading Goa soccer club slammed the All India Football Federation (AIFF) decision to bring in far-reaching changes in the existing I-League format and promote an IPL-style tournament.

  • Shuttler Srikanth confident ahead of Thailand GP final

    Bangkok : Indian shuttler K Srikanth is one step away from clinching his maiden title when he plays in the final of the Thailand Grand Prix Gold but the Andra Pradesh lad is in no mood to count his chickens before they hatch.

  • Usain Bolt’s father robbed

    Trelawny (Jamaica) : Wellesly Bolt, the father of sprint legend Usain Bolt, was robbed of cash amounting to a little less than half a million Jamaican dollars.

  • Senhora, Noel top seeded in the MCF TT

    Mumbai : Mumbai’s top paddler Noel Pinto and Mumbai City’s Senhora D’Souza have been top seeded in the MCF All-Mumbai ranking table tennis tournament, which gets underway at Mandpeshwar Civic Federation’s sports Complex at Borivali on Sunday.

  • Proteas can’t afford to have another bad game: Kirsten

    London : After being beaten hands down by India in the opening game, South Africa coach Gary Kirsten is hoping for reversal of trend as they take on Pakistan in a must-win game in Birmingham on Monday.

  • Misbah unruffled after WI loss

    London : His team is facing a do-or-die battle against South Africa after losing its Champions Trophy opener, but Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq remains unruffled, choosing to highlight the fine performance of his bowlers in the narrow loss.


    Realizing that he is fighting a losing battle against Modi, who has been described time and again by Rajnath Singh as the party’s most popular leader, Advani has now agreed to let the Gujarat strongman head the BJP’s campaign committee for the 2014 elections.