Free Press Journal
  • Riots panel denied me access to intelligence records: Bhatt

    Ahmedabad:  Suspended IPS officer Sanjeev Bhatt today said that Justice Nanavati commission, which is probing the 2002 Gujarat riots, denied him permission to inspect the riot-related intelligence records.

  • Saina wins; Sindhu, Srikanth, Kashyap lose in Indonesia

    Jakarta: Three-time champion Saina Nehwal started her campaign on a positive note with a straight-game demolition of Thailand’s Porntip Buranaprasertsuk but it was early exit for P.V Sindhu, K Srikanth and P Kashyap in the USD 750,000 BCA Indonesia Superseries Premier on Wednesday.

  • Ivory Coast’s speed and power worries Colombia

    Brasilia: Colombia are planning to rely on a possession game to combat the speed and power of Ivory Coast when the two sides meet in Brasilia tomorrow.

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    Govt appoints PS to Narendra Modi, Uma Bharati

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Rajeev Topno was today appointed Private Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi even as the government cleared the names of private secretaries to two of his cabinet colleagues after having put on hold some of these appointments.

  • Supervisory committee for Mullaperiyar dam to be named shortly

    New Delhi: A supervisory committee for the Mullaperiyar dam, a contentious issue between Kerala and Tamil Nadu, will be constituted shortly to look into the safety of the structure and increasing the full reserve level to 142 feet.

  • Preity Zinta case: Cops probe mafia threats to Wadia clan

    Mumbai: The Mumbai police Crime Branch is probing a complaint about alleged mafia threats to well-known industrialist Nusli Wadia related to a complaint filed against his son Ness by Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, officials said here Wednesday.

  • Ghana officials: No player revolt at World Cup

    Maceio (Brazil): Ghana team officials today said that reports of a “player revolt” against coach Kwesi Appiah following the 2-1 loss to the United States at the World Cup weren’t true.

  • NCPA auctions Homi Bhabha bungalow for Rs 372 Crore

    Mumbai: ‘Mehrangir’, the sea-facing three- storey iconic bungalow of Homi J Bhabha, father of India’s atomic energy programme, here was today auctioned for Rs 372 crore to a buyer whose identity was kept under wraps.

  • DDA to use soil bio-technology to meet water shortage

    New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority has decided to use an innovative ‘soil bio-technology’, developed by IIT-Bombay, to meet the water requirement in Dwarka area.

  • Curfew relaxed in Pakistan’s North Waziristan

    Islamabad: Curfew in Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal region, scene of a major air and ground offensive against local and foreign militants, was relaxed Wednesday to allow thousands of people to leave for safe areas.

  • Brazil’s Fred congratulates Ochoa

    Fortaleza (Brazil): Brazil striker Fred congratulated Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa for “the four miracles he achieved” to secure his net and ensure his side’s goalless draw against the ‘Seleçao’ Tuesday.

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    World Cup fans use internet 7.6 million times

    Rio de Janeiro: Fans who attended the first 12 matches of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil have connected to the internet through their cell phones 7.6 million times.

  • Brazil World Cup so far dope free

    Sao Paulo:World football governing body FIFA said that 91.5 percent of the 800 players in the World Cup were tested for drugs without any positive results.

  • Abdullah demands halt to Afghan vote count over massive fraud

    Kabul: Afghan presidential run-off candidate Abdullah Abdullah today alleged massive election fraud and demanded an immediate halt to vote-counting amid reports that his rival had a million-vote lead, plunging the war-torn country’s first democratic transition of power into question.

  • Lalu announces support to JD(U) candidates in RS polls

    Patna: Marking realignment of “secular” forces in Bihar against a resurgent BJP, RJD today announced the support of its 21 MLAs to JD(U) candidates for two Rajya Sabha seats in view of rebellion among the ranks of Nitish Kumar’s party.

  • Archaeologists to assess state of Kedarnath temple

    New Delhi: A team of archaeologists and officials left here Wednesday for the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand to assess the condition of the shrine that was badly damaged in flash floods a year ago.

  • World Cup fever kills two more Chinese

    Beijing: Two more Chinese men died due to lack of sleep as they spent their nights watching the FIFA World Cup, bringing the tally to three.