Free Press Journal
  • Politics has been part of my bloodstream: Manjrekar

    Mumbai: Filmmaker-actor Mahesh Manjrekar’s decision to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai North-West as Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) candidate may have surprised everyone except the filmmaker himself. He says it was not an “overnight” decision.

  • Two polling officials removed during Bengal polls

    Kolkata: Two polling officials were removed and seven preventive arrests made Wednesday during the third phase of Lok Sabha polls in nine constituencies spread across four districts of West Bengal.

  • Last night’s win was a huge step forward: Dravid

    New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals mentor Rahul Dravid feels that to come up trumps in a thrilling ‘Super Over’ finish is a “huge step forward” towards getting the team together for a common goal which is to win the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League.

  • Several injured as blast hits railway station in China

    Beijing: Scores of people were injured today when a powerful blast struck a railway station in Urumqi, the capital of China’s Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, as President Xi Jinping wrapped up his first ever visit to the troubled region during which he vowed to fight terrorism.

  • Sikhs, Muslims object to headgear ban at US amusement park

    Washington: Two Sikh and Muslim groups have filed complaints alleging religious discrimination against a California amusement park after a couple of families wearing religious headgear were denied access to riding go-karts due to “safety concerns”.

  • Election held in ‘semi-fascist’ situation: CPI(M)

    Kolkata: Alleging that the third phase of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal was held today in a ‘semi-fascist’ situation with rampant rigging by the ruling Trinamool Congress, the CPI(M) demanded repoll in 1,068 booths across nine constituencies.

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    Modi selfie trends big on Twitter

    New Delhi: BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s selfie after casting his vote in Gandhinagar, as also a tweet announcing the same, became major trending items on the micro-blogging platform Twitter today.

  • EC issues notice to Parkash Singh Badal

    New Delhi: The Election Commission Wednesday issued a notice to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for violating the model code of conduct.

  • Swaraj urges voters to get rid of ‘dark years of Cong misrule’

    Rishikesh: Asking people to get rid of the “dark years of Congress misrule”, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj today asked voters in Uttarakhand not to miss the opportunity to elect a strong and efficient government at the Centre.

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    EC censures Giriraj Singh for hate speech

    New Delhi: The Election Commission Wednesday censured BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his inflammatory speeches during his election campaign during which he asked people who opposed party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to “go to Pakistan”.

  • Sangakkara excited by Durham challenge

    Durham (UK): Celebrated Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara refused to rule out a return to Durham after being unveiled as the English county side’s latest overseas signing on Wednesday.

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    HC extends order staying NBWs against MNS chief

    New Delhi: In a breather to MNS chief Raj Thackeray, the Delhi High Court today said its earlier order staying the issuance of non-bailable warrants (NBWs) will continue till August 11 in cases lodged against him for allegedly making anti-Bihari statements.

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    BJP-led NDA to form next Government under Modi: Keshubhai

    Rajkot: Veteran Gujarat politician Keshubhai Patel today said BJP was likely to win more than 225 Lok Sabha seats and Narendra Modi will become the next Prime Minister heading a NDA Government.

  • Vigilance to probe land transfer allegations against ex-HP CM

    Dharamsala: The Himachal Pradesh vigilance department would probe the alleged irregularities in land transfer to Vivekanad Trust during the tenure of BJP leader Shanta Kumar as chief minister, a state minister said today.

  • New plan panel to decide on growth revision: Ahluwalia

    New Delhi: The Planning Commission chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday discued the mid-term appraisal of the 12th Plan period but did not take any decision on lowering the growth target, leaving it for the new panel that will be formed after the general elections.

  • Mumbai Indians elect to field against Sunrisers

    Dubai: Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final Indian Premier League (IPL) match of the United Arab Emirates-leg at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here Wednesday.