Free Press Journal
  • Sachin says Adieu!

     The Wankhede Stadium will remain a venue of missed centuries for Sachin Tendulkar, who had a hundred in sight in his farewell and 200th Test, but fell for 74 in the first innings against the West Indies on the second day of the second cricket Test here Friday.
    Fans had filled up the Wankhede early in the day, anticipating a big knock from

  • UN says Philippine typhoon death toll 4,460

    Manila: The United Nations said today the death toll from a super typhoon in the Philippines was at least 4,460, citing regional officials, but the national disaster council maintained a much lower figure.

  • Obama cites ArcelorMittal’s example for economic revival

    Washington: President Barack Obama chose a plant owned by Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal that is the largest supplier of steel to the US auto manufacturing sector to tout his administration’s work to spur economic growth.

  • CHOGM begins in Colombo

    Colombo: Sri Lanka formally assumed the chair of the 53-member Commonwealth as the CHOGM began here Friday.

  • In Chhattisgarh, Congress roots for ‘parivartan’

    Raipur (Chhattisgarh):  Having spent a decade in  opposition, the Congress party in Chhattisgarh is going all out with its single objective of bringing in ‘parivartan’ – or change – in the heartland state.

  • Myanmar releases another 69 political prisoners

    Yangon: Sixty-nine prisoners of conscience were released Friday from prisons across Myanmar under a fresh amnesty order of President U Thein Sein, his office said.

  • Stop racism in Goa, says Eduardo Faleiro

    Panaji: Former minister of state for external affairs Eduardo Faleiro Friday condemned the ongoing racism against dark-skinned Nigerians in Goa.

  • Woman set ablaze, dies

    Unnao (UP): A woman was allegedly killed and set afire by some persons near Dhondhi village here, police said today.

  • No military solution to Syrian conflict: US

    Washington: Insisting that there is “no military solution” to the conflict in Syria, a top US administration official today said that a political solution will not emerge spontaneously in the war-torn country.

  • Jharkhand Police arrest suspect involved in IM funding operations

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand): Jharkhand Police have arrested one suspect involved in the illegal transaction of funds to the militant Indian Mujahideen (IM) outfit that was responsible for the October 27 serial blasts in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan, where a BJP rally was addressed by its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

  • I heard screams, recounts train passenger

    New Delhi: “I heard screams” of trapped passengers, said Jayan, a passenger on board the ill-fated Mangala Express that derailed in Maharashtra early Friday.

  • BJP questions extension to panel probing UP riots

    Lucknow: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Friday questioned the six-month extension given to the Justice Vishnu Sahay Commission probing the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

  • 10 years sentence to four youths

    Hisar: A local court has awarded ten years of imprisonment to four youths after finding them guilty of raping a teenaged girl at Bugana village in this district in January.