Free Press Journal
  • P V Sindhu

    Japan Open: Sindhu, Srikanth lead charge in Saina’s absence

    Tokyo: With ace shuttler Saina Nehwal taking a break after a gruelling Uber Cup campaign, the Indian challenge will be led by P V Sindhu and K Srikanth at the USD 2,50,000 Japan Open Super Series which gets underway with the qualifiers here today.

  • Ronaldo in line for Portugal return

    Florham Park (US): Cristiano Ronaldo is in line for a morale-boosting return to the Portugal side for Tuesday’s friendly in the United States against Ireland, just two days before the World Cup begins. The 29-year-old forward has missed Portugal’s previous two warm-up matches through injury, hindering their preparations for the Brazil tournament and sparking speculation that he might not be fit in time.

  • Maharashtra to shut down 44 toll plazas

    Mumbai: In an important decision ahead of the Assembly polls, Maharashtra Government today announced closure of 44 toll plazas, a move that comes in the backdrop of protests over levy of road tax in the State.

  • Koke looking to do all he can to help Spanish cause

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid’s 22-year-old midfielder Jesus Resurreccion ‘Koke’ admits that when as a boy he watched the World Cup on TV, he thought it would be ‘impossible’ to play in the tournament, but now he could play a major role in Spain’s defence of their World title.

  • Venkaiah seeks probe into washing away of 24 students in HP

    New Delhi: Expressing shock over the tragic death of 24 students who were washed away in Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today sought a probe into the circumstances that led to the accident.

  • Govt to give more choppers, special battalions to Chhattisgarh

    New Delhi: Making it clear that Maoist insurgency will be dealt with an iron hand, government today agreed to use helicopter for troops’ deployment in conflict situations and favoured increasing the chopper strength for Naxal-hit areas.

  • NCW demands Akhilesh’s resignation

    New Delhi: Criticising the lack of efforts by the Uttar Pradesh administration to curb rising number of rape cases, National Commission for Women today demanded the resignation of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

  • President Pranab Mukherjee’s speech most encouraging: CII

    New Delhi: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Ajay Shriram on Monday hailed the speech of President President Pranab Mukherjee and said that he has chalked out an agenda for growth and specifically talked about reviving investor sentiments, undertaking good administrative practices, and addressing tax issues.

  • Hooda criticises Centre for hike in diesel price

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today criticised the Centre for raising diesel price, saying the party had promised to people to reduce the diesel price before the Lok Sabha elections.

  • R R Patil

    Maharashtra to act against objectionable Facebook posts

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is considering action against not only those who post objectionable posts on social networking sites like Facebook but also those who “like” and forward them, Home Minister R.R. Patil warned here Monday.

  • Brahmos missile test-fired from new warship

    Karwar (Karnataka): ) Indian-Russian joint venture Brahmos Aerospace Monday test-fired its 290-km range supersonic missile from the yet-to-be commissioned stealth destroyer INS Kolkata off India’s west coast here in Karnataka, officials said.

  • RJD, Cong wait and watch over RS election

    Patna: RJD and Congress today said they would keep a watch over situation before taking a decision on voting on three Rajya Sabha seats in Bihar which has triggered a fight between JD(U) and Independents backed by rebels.

  • 25 Shia pilgrims killed in suicide bomb attack in Balochistan

    Karachi: At least 25 Shia pilgrims, including 10 women, were killed when suicide bombers attacked their buses in Pakistan’s troubled Balochistan province as they were returning from Iran, officials said today.

  • anand sharma

    Govt has no concrete plans,resorting to jugglery of words:Opp

    New Delhi: The Opposition today slammed Narendra Modi government for failing to come out with any “concrete roadmap” on its agenda in President Pranab Mukherjee’s address to Parliament, saying it was merely a “jugglery of words” and rehash of election slogans.

  • Prakash Javdekar

    Freedom of speech comes with responsibility: I&B Minister

    New Delhi: Freedom of speech comes with responsibility and activities on social media should unite rather than divide, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said today against the backdrop of murder of an techie in Pune.