Free Press Journal
  • Fahad Ansari nets winner

    Mumbai: Fahad Ansari’s lone strike paved the way for Young Boys’ 1-0 win against Juhu Sparks in a Super Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League.In another Super Div match, Mumbai FC Under-19 and Rhema FC played out a 1-1 draw. Cletus Paul scored for the youngsters and Arun Patil for Rhema.
    Earlier in the day, Falcon Brothers, Mazagaon powered by Constancio Fernandes’ double strikes blanked Young Boys Dhobitalao 3-0

  • Vijay & Dinesh shine in Marathas’ victory

    Mumbai: Vijay Reddy’s quick- fire 37 coupled with three wickets brought Thane Marathas  a fine 31 runs win over Taxing Tigers (Shivaji Park) in the Tata Movus-Mitsui Shoji T-20 League, played at Police Gymkhana  ground. Vijay’s contribution was well backed by Dinesh Salunki, who made 32 and captured three wickets. This was Thane side’s first win after they had lost their opening tie to Bandra Heroes on Wednesday.

  • Companeroes in last 4; Bodyline girls make semis

    Mumbai: Defending champions Companeroes Red struck once in each half to down Bocca Juniors 2-0 in a fast-paced pre-quarter-final match of the Late Darryl Crasto Memorial Trophy for Men in the Catholic Gymkhana’s annual rink football tournament. Nixon Rodrigues and Reed Santos netted a goal each for the winners.

  • Infosys man worth 7,700 cr, BJP rival is a great ‘pauper’

    Bangalore :  Nandan Nilekani, the IT man and Congress candidate from Bangalore South, is worth a whopping Rs 7,700 crore. This of course includes the wealth of his wife Rohini. In sharp contrast, his rival Ananth Kumar of BJP has declared himself poorer than his wife Tejaswani.

  • One person dies in CR derailment

    Mumbai :  On a day the Bombay High Court ordered the Railways to reduce the killer gap between the footboard and the platform, a commuter died and 14 others were injured after a CST-bound local from Kasara derailed between Titwala and Ambivali at 2:50 pm on Thursday.

  • Did missing plane fly on auto pilot for hrs?

    Debris detected: Aviation sleuths wondering whether on-board emergency knocked out the crew and plane had to fly on auto pilot till it ran out of fuel.

  • Justice in just 7 months: Rape accused held guilty

    Mumbai :  Seven months after the gang rape of a journalist at Shakti Mills, a Mumbai sessions court on Thursday convicted the five accused. They were also convicted for the rape of a telephone operator in the same abandoned mill. The court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on Friday.

  • Malicious, No More

    New Delhi :  “He was known nationally as a celebrated lecher but for the past thirty years at least it was a hot-water-bottle that warmed his bed,” author Dhiren Bhagat wrote in a mock obit of Khushwant Singh in 1983, a full 31-years before he died.

  • Kalmadi is charting his own course?

    Mumbai :  The sitting Member of Parliament from Pune and former minister, Suresh Kalmadi, is in a belligerent mood ever since he was dumped by the Congress party. He is even considering breaking away from the Congress party and charting out his own course, possibly as an independent candidate.  He is expected to take a decision on Friday after consulting his supporters.

  • Chidambaram won’t contest

    New Delhi :  Despite Sonia Gandhi’s diktat, Finance Minister P Chidambaram will not contest the 2014 general elections. His son, Karti P Chidambaram, has been nominated as the Congress candidate from his Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu.

  • Tactical retreat by Advani after RSS backs off

    New Delhi :  Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch Lal Krishan Advani’s wish finally prevailed. He was given the freedom to choose between Gandhinagar and Bhopal. And, he has chosen to contest from only Gandhinagar.

  • Will Jaswant also have his cake?

    Jaipur :  After the reported threat by former Union minister and senior BJP functionary Jaswant Singh that he would contest as an Independent if denied the party’s nomination from Barmer constituency, the party’s central leadership is under pressure to accommodate him. The BJP is in damage control mode after the embarrassment over Advani’s seat.

  • MERELY FAST-TRACKING RAPE CASES NOT ENOUGH

    It has to be supported with good policing at the ground level wherein sub-inspectors are allocated beats which they are
    supposed to patrol and also befriend  residents by solving petty problems (more…)

  • Ukraine ready for troop withdrawal from Crimea

    A plan is being developed that would enable not only withdrawal of  servicemen, but also their family members in Crimea, so that they  could be quickly and efficiently moved to mainland Ukraine (more…)

  • More fast track courts soon: RR

    Mumbai: Home Minister R R Patil said here on Thursday that the government would increase the number of the fast track courts to try cases of crimes against women. “The verdict (in the Shakti Mill case) was quick, but in other cases too, verdicts should be quick and victims should get justice. To ensure that, we will soon increase the number of fast track courts for women related cases,” Patil said outside

  • Singhvi differs with Pawar, says no clean chit to Modi

    Mumbai: Congress national spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi at a press conference in Mumbai said there was no question of Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi getting a clean chit. “Legally speaking SIT magistrate’s order isn’t a court’s verdict. It doesn’t mean that Modi has got a clean chit,” said Singhvi.

  • A BORN RACONTEUR, A VINTAGE SARDAR

    His longer works may not be counted among great literature, his shorter pieces may seem superficial and tending towards self-aggrandizement, but they will be read, remembered and evoke reactions (more…)

  • BMC ends row on rebuilding bridges

    Mumbai : The six-month dispute over the reconstruction of the crumbling bridges of Carnac and Hancock has been resolved with the BMC agreeing to fund the expenses.

  • COALGATE: CBI set to examine key PM aide

    New Delhi : Nearly one-and-a-half-years after starting probe in coalgate, CBI is likely to examine as a witness TKA Nair, advisor to Prime Minister, in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks.