Free Press Journal


    New Delhi :  Former Army Chief General Vijay Kumar Singh, who retired in May 2012 after a long-drawn legal battle with the government over his age, on Saturday formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, saying it is the only “nationalist alternative” that can provide a strong and decisive government committed to nation-building and decisions in the national interest.

  • Higher secondary students appear in board exam

    Ujjain: Students of higher secondary appeared in board examination that began in the city on Saturday. Students took their first examination of Hindi at different centers. As the students appeared at their respective examination centres, invigilators checked them thoroughly. Seven flying squads were formed by the district education department which roamed across the city. More than 16,000 students appeared at 77 examination centres in the district.

  • Advantage Nitish as Lalu-Cong boat rocks

    Congress has reopened the Nitish chapter as a bargaining chip with Lalu who is adamant on his truncated offer of 11 seats.

  • Cong woman pays for ‘kiss of death’

    Jorhat (Assam) :  A controversy has arisen over the death of a woman allegedly killed by her husband for “kissing” Rahul Gandhi, but top police officials and the local Congress MLA have denied her presence during his interaction with women party workers in Jorhat this week.

  • PWD CE Panwar given farewell

    Ujjain: Public Works Department ( PWD) chief engineer RP Panwar was bidden adieu during a farewell programme organised by departmental officials and employees on Friday. Officials and employees assembled at CE office at Dussehra Maidan at 5.30 pm and felicitated Panwar by presenting him memento and garlanded him.

  • Bhujbal upset with MP ticket

    Mumbai :  Tough days for Public Works Minister Chhagan Bhujbal continue. Apparently,  unhappy with the ticket for Lok Sabha elections, Bhujbal is the first sitting minister from the State to be sent to Delhi from the Nationalist Congress Party.

  • it’s Show Time

    One of the greatest sporting rivalries will unfold once again when India face Pak in a high-voltage clash today (more…)

  • Poll panel swings into action against opinion polls

    New Delhi :  The Election Commission on Saturday swung into action, on a complaint from the ruling Congress, to push for ban on the opinion polls from the date of notification of the elections, shooting off letters to the law, information and broadcasting and corporate affairs ministries.

  • Minnows Afghanistan script first victory ever!

    Fatullah (Bangladesh) :  The indefatigable spirit that has accentuated Afghanistan’s sharp rise in world cricket shone brightly in Fatullah. Playing in the Asia Cup for the first time, Afghanistan not only defeated Bangladesh, the Test-playing hosts, they almost managed to sneak out a bonus point too.

  • Dhoni’s absence hurting India: Zaheer

    Dhoni’s absence has made a lot of difference to the side. You saw it in the last match also. But the present skipper is doing very well. He was captain of the World Cup  winning Under-19 side. You all should be expecting him to do well for your country Zaheer Abbas Former Pakistan captain

  • Baby Afghans’ first giant leap

    Promising, exuberating and magnificent; this side has blown the bugle on the international stage with a shock win over Bangladesh (more…)

  • ‘Indo-Pak Express’ bags first title after re-union

    Dubai: Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi on Saturday won their first ATP title after re-union as they beat Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic in the doubles final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The second seeded ‘Indo-Pak Express’ duo beat their top seeded opponents Nestor of Canada and Zimonjic (Serbia)

  • West Indies beat England by 15 runs

    North Sound: West Indies defeated England by 15 runs in the first ODI on Friday after the visitors squandered an excellent platform that had put them in position to take the lead in the three-match series. Replying to the home side’s competitive total of 269 for six, England were restricted to 254 for six after cruising along merrily at 180 for two in the 37th over.

  • Proteas bag U-19 title

    Dubai: South Africa lifted the ICC U-19 World Cup defeating Pakistan by six wickets in a low-scoring final encounter on Saturday. Batting first, Pakistan were bowled out for a paltry 131 in 44.3 overs with right arm medium pacer Corbin Bosch grabbing four for 15 in 7.3 overs. In reply, South Africa chased down the target in 42.1 overs with Aiden Markram (66) and Greg Oldfield (40) being the chief contributors. Earlier

  • Warner, Clarke put Australia in control

    Cape Town: David Warner hit a century and captain Michael Clarke battled his way back into form as Australia dominated the first day of the series-deciding third and final Test against South Africa at Newlands on Saturday. Warner put a week of controversy behind him and hit a sparkling 135 off 162 balls in an Australian total of 331 for three.

  • Vibgyor High, Don Bosco win

    Mumbai: Don Bosco (Matunga) outplayed Vibgyor High(West) 12-7 after leading 6-2 at the breather to win the boys under-14 final in the Savio Hoop Cup Schools basketball tournament, hosted by Savio Sports Club at St. Dominic Savio High School courts, Andheri. While in girls under-14, Vibgyor High girls dominated the under-14 finals against defending champions Divine Child for an upset 12-11 win.

  • Gangolli leads with 7.5 points

    Mumbai: The defending Champion Kishan Gangolli of Karnataka shot into sole lead with 7.5 points after the conclusion of the 9th round in the 13 player Round Robin National A Chess Championship for the blind, which is underway here at the Ganapat Rao Vartak Krida Bhavan,Vasai. This prestigious Chess Championship being sponsored & organised as part of silver jubilee celebration of Young Stars Trust & Vasai Taluka Kala Krida Mahotsav-2014”.

  • Guru Nanak score over D.K. Pharma

    Mumbai: Guru Nanak SC worked hard to overcome D.K. Pharma by a 2-1 margin in a close First Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association (MDFA) league. Selwin P and Gaurav Sawant were on target for the winning team, while D.K. Pharma reduced the margin through Ravi Sonawane. Earlier, in a Second Division encounter, Eston Dias struck the lone goal as V-Care defeated BEST by a narrow 1-0 scoreline.