Free Press Journal
  • Vikas tops kabaddi umpires’ exam

    Mumbai: Vikas Narayan Pawar of Thane topped the Maharashtra State Kabaddi Association conducted a state level Kabaddi Umpires’ exam. He received the Late Vasantrao Kolgaonkar gold medal.
    Satara’s Vishal Gajanan Jamdode secured the second spot. Sindhudurg’s Sandeep Krishna Vengurlekar came third. Out of the 548 candidates who attempted this exam from 14 centers, 286 cleared it, resulting in a passing percentage of 52.18.  Satara center had the best result with 46 candidates clearing

  • Parrikar welcomes Apex Court decision

    Panaji : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court decision to allow mining in the coastal state which was on hold since October 2012, reports PTI.

  • SC lifts mining ban in goa, but with riders

    Allows annual cap of 20m tonnes of iron ore mining in Goa with a condition that there will be no mining within one km of wildlife sanctuaries and other protected areas (more…)

  • Coalgate: CBI closes cases against Darda

    New Delhi : After nearly two years of probe, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed a closure report in two Coal block allocation cases, giving a clean chit to Congress MP Vijay Darda and his company JLD Yavatmal Energy Limited as the agency could not find any “evidence” of criminal conspiracy or cheating, reports PTI.

  • Modi’s younger brother defends him on wife issue

    Ghaziabad : Prahlad Modi, the younger brother of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on Monday came out in support of his brother on the wife issue, saying that when Lord Buddha also left his wife, nobody at that time had asked him about why he took such a step, reports PTI.

  • …but former coal ministry is quizzed

    New Delhi : Former Coal Minister Dasari Narayana Rao was today questioned by CBI in connection with alleged irregularities in allocation of Talabira-II coal block in which Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla and former Coal Secretary P C Parakh are accused, reports PTI.

  • Modi’s campaign resembles a soap launch advert: CM

    Mumbai: With just one day left for the model code of conduct to come into effect, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan stepped up his attack on Narendra Modi on Monday. BJP is marketing Modi like a packaged product by a marketing company. “Modi’s campaign is similar to a new soap being launched with appropriate advertising. One can look at the posters of BJP. Only Modi is being sold, and no


    NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court on Monday refused an interim bail to Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal without hearing the prosecution and issued a notice to the Goa Government returnable in four weeks.

  • Saradha chitfund scam ED summons Mamata loyalist

    Kolkata : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned a close associate of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee—Arpita Ghosh in connection with a case related to the Sardha Chitfund scam on Monday.

  • Centre may circumvent ratification of Prez rule in Andhra

    New Delhi : The Centre is likely to revoke President’s rule in Andhra Pradesh and reimpose it immediately to circumvent the need for convening a special session of Parliament now to ratify central rule in the state.

  • HC refers Jiah’s ‘suicide’ case to City police chief

    Mumbai : The Bombay High Court on Monday asked late actor Jiah Khan’s mother Rabia Khan to approach the Mumbai police commissioner with her grievances regarding the probe into the death of her daughter.

  • Court to record statements of Raja, others from May 5

    New Delhi : A Delhi court on Monday fixed May 5, for commencement of recording of statements of former Telecom Minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and 15 others facing trial in the 2G spectrum allocation case.

  • Sonam’s good cause

    Sonam Kapoor has always worn her heart on her sleeve and voiced her support to various campaigns, be it encouraging her fans to donate to the Ogaan Cancer Foundation on her birthday or campaigning for the cause of breast cancer. This time around she has lent her full hearted support to the Rouble Nagi Art Foundation -one that runs art camps for underprivileged kids across the country.