Free Press Journal
  • SAF Games, National Games to be discussed in IOA meeting

    New Delhi: Decisions concerning the dates of the South Asian Federation Games which India will host and National Games could be taken in the Indian Olympic Association Executive Committee meeting to be held here on March 27.

  • HC forms panel to check pollution in Godavari for Kumbh fair

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has formed a committee headed by a divisional commissioner to monitor works of authorities concerned who are responsible to check pollution of Godavari river in the pilgrim town of Nashik, which is to host Kumbh festival in July-September next year.

  • Mizoram, Railways aim to bag elusive crown

    Siliguri: Railways will try to break their 48-year old jinx while Mizoram will look to become first-time lucky when the two sides cross swords in a high voltage title clash of the 68th National Championships for Santosh Trophy here tomorrow.

  • ‘Sedition’ case reflects growing intolerance in India: Pakistani daily

    Islamabad: The recent episode inMeerut, Uttar Pradesh, where 67 Kashmiri students were suspended from college for three days after they cheered Pakistan’s victory over India at an Asia Cup cricket match reflects the growing intolerance in India, a leading daily in Pakistan said Saturday.

  • Afghan MP targeted in roadside bomb attack

    Kabul: A roadside bomb struck the vehicle of a parliamentarian in Afghanistan’s Jalalabad city Saturday, injuring three people including the MP, a official said.

  • Top teams to compete in junior hockey meet

    Chennai: Top-rung state teams and two institutional squads from Steel Plant and the Services would vie for honours in the fourth Hockey India Junior (U-19) national hockey championships for men, scheduled to be held from March 24 to April 6.

  • Mock quake drill in North East

    Shillong: Meghalaya, Assam and other states in the seismically-active North East region are all geared up for the replication of 1897’s 8.7 magnitude Shillong earthquake next week, the biggest mock drill in South East Asia, aimed at assessing multi-state disaster preparedness, an official said here today.

  • Jindal plant: Villagers statements recorded for NOC

    Jamshedpur: Statements of around 27 villagers have been recorded at the public hearing organised to seek ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the Union Environment Ministry for the proposed Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) was today held at Asanboni, about 25 kms from here.

  • Pakistan government grapples with drought in Sindh

    Islamabad/Karachi: Pakistan has begun setting up relief camps in the country’s drought-hit Sindh province, where over 40 children have died reportedly of pneumonia and malnutrition.

  • Subhashini Ali dwells on women’s issues, attacks Mamata regime

    Kolkata: Launching her Lok Sabha campaign on International Women’s Day,  Communist Party of India-Marxist candidate Subhashini Ali Saturday focussed on issues faced by women as she accused the West Bengal government of fostering an “environment of terror”.

  • Jethmalani defends TN decision to release Rajiv convicts

    Chennai: Senior Supreme Court advocate Ram Jethmalani today defended the Jayalalithaa government’s decision to release all the seven convicts serving life term in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case in the wake of Supreme Court’s order to commute death penalty of three of them.

  • Shanawaz must contest from Muslim area: BJP leader

    Patna: A BJP leader, Ashwani Kumar Choubey, wants Shahnawaz Hussain, the party’s best known Muslim face, should contest from Muslim-dominated Kishanganj, not from Hindu-majority Bhagalpur.

  • Cab Secretary to union ministers: strictly observe model code

    New Delhi:  With the model code of conduct coming into force, the Cabinet Secretary has asked all union ministers to ensure “strict” observance of the guidelines which also bar them from using their official position for poll campaign.

  • Alam’s maiden ton takes Pakistan to 260/5 in Asia Cup final

    Mirpur (Bangladesh): Fawad Alam’s maiden ODI century enabled Pakistan reach a respectable 260 for five against Sri Lanka after Lasith Malinga made early inroads in the Asia Cup final being played here today.

  • Is Modi “scared” of contesting against Kejriwal? asks AAP

    Ahmedabad: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today asked the BJP to announce the seat from where Narendra Modi would be contesting the Lok Sabha election and sought to know if he was “scared” to take on their leader Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Doctors, Goa hospital told to pay Rs 19 lakh for negligence

    Panaji: Goa Consumers Redressal Commission has asked a panel of doctors and a private hospital near here to pay Rs 19 lakh to the family of a 17-year-old girl, who died due to medical negligence in 2010.