Free Press Journal
  • Change evident in Indian hockey, says Charlesworth

    The Hague: Australia’s famed coach Ric Charlesworth feels Indian hockey is making progress, but it would be a while before the country can return to the podium. “I think India is making progress. From what I see, there is some purpose in their game,” says Charlesworth, coach of the Australian team that is seeking to win their second successive men’s World Cup title.

  • Hockey India forms panel to review shoddy performance

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday constituted a strong 11-member committee to evaluate India’s pathetic performance in the ongoing World Cup at The Hague, Netherlands. India finished fifth in the six-team preliminary Group A, winning just one match and drawing one from their five outings. The fifth-place finish meant India will not be able to improve or retain their eight position of the 2010 World Cup in New Delhi.

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    Cong hits back at Govt on ‘economy in tatters’ remark

    New Delhi: Citing statistics, Congress today attacked the NDA government on its allegations that UPA dispensation had left the country’s economy in tatters even as it assured the ruling BJP of all co-operation provided steps taken by it were in the country’s interest.

  • Indian-origin professor awarded for education

    New York: An Indian-origin professor in the US has been conferred the service award by a diaspora organisation in recognition of her contributions to the society through her teachings and research.

  • Nothing compares to a World Cup title: Spain coach

    Paris: Despite winning a lot of trophies and playing in many top tournaments, Spanish head coach Vicente del Bosque underlined that winning the FIFA World Cup is still the best.

  • SC allows 93-yr-old lady to walk free for theft during 84 riots

    New Delhi: A 93-year-old woman, sentenced to three years jail for breaking into a shop and stealing things during the 1984 riots and then illegally occupying it, has been allowed to walk free by the Supreme Court which reduced her punishment to the period spent in prison.

  • Monsoon advances to parts of Karnataka, Goa, Konkan

    Pune: The south-west monsoon, which is active over Kerala, has further advanced into central Arabian sea, coastal Karnataka, Goa and parts of Konkan region in Maharashtra, the Weather Bureau said today.

  • Modi seeks opposition’s support in parliament

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday sought the opposition Congress’ support in parliament, saying that despite the government’s numbers there was nothing wrong in seeking support from the opposition.

  • Beas tragedy: Distraught parents grapple with circumstances

    Hyderabad: Even as search operations are on to locate the students of a city-based engineering college washed away in Beas river in Himachal Pradesh, there seems to be no respite from unending ordeal for their parents and relatives waiting for a word on the fate of their dear ones.

  • Raj Thackeray gives financial aid to tribal athlete

    Nashik: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray, who is on two-day visit to Nashik, today announced financial assistance of Rs 1.51 lakh to a gold medal winning tribal woman athlete to construct her house.

  • Govt will take everyone along, says Modi

    New Delhi: Despite their depleted numbers, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended an olive branch to the opposition, saying he would take them along in decision-making and would work for development of all sections, including Muslims.

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    Brazil will resolve strikes ahead of World Cup: Maradona

    Caracas (Venezuela): Football legend Diego Maradona has expressed confidence that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will be able to settle the strikes in her country ahead of the start of the FIFA World Cup in Sao Paulo Thursday.

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    Badaun main accused taken on remand by SIT

    Badaun (UP): The main accused in Badaun gangrape and murder case was today taken on remand by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Uttar Pradesh police.

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    Mamata gets Modi’s fulsome praise

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today came in for fulsome praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for her development work in the state, in an indication that she was being wooed by the BJP-led government at the Centre.