Free Press Journal
  • Kallis will be second only to Tendulkar in numbers: Dravid

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid paid rich tributes to legendary South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, terming him “second only to Sachin Tendulkar” as the Proteas great pushes for a fifth World Cup appearance in Australia and New Zealand, next year.

  • Odisha waves market fee on fruits, vegetables

    Bhubaneswar: Odisha, one of India’s top vegetable producers, Thursday said it has deregulated fruit and vegetables from local market fees so that these can be available at lower prices to consumers.

  • ‘Fly’ verdict to elect village deputy sarpanch

    Pune:  A newly elected woman deputy sarpanch owes her position to a housefly which descended and sat on a chit that contained her name among other two contestants in a gram panchayat poll in the district.

  • Centuries-old puja transforms Tripura’s ancient capital

    Puran Habeli (Tripura):  Colourful marquees, illuminations, religious rites and the chanting of ‘mantras’ amid the beating of drums will turn Puran Habeli, the erstwhile capital of Tripura around 12 km east of present capital Agartala, into a divine dreamland during the centuries-old Kharchi festival that begins Saturday – a spectacle that will be witnessed by hundreds of thousands of devotees from India and abroad.

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    Pubs, liquor very much part of Indian culture: BJP MLA

    Panaji:  Days after a minister in Manohar Parrikar-led government set off a controversy by denouncing “pub culture”, a BJP MLA has invoked mythology saying “pub and liquor are very much part of Indian culture” and opposed any move to ban them in the name of culture and religion.

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    Sunanda post mortem: AIIMS forensic head sticks to stand

    New Delhi:  The head of the AIIMS’ forensic department today stuck to his controversial claim that pressure was brought on him to manipulate the post mortem report on Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar.

  • B’desh-origin writer pens novel on global financial crisis

    New Delhi:  The global financial crisis of 2007-08, the consequences of the “war on terror” and racial and religious politics in the West in the last decade form the crux of a novel by a Bangladesh-born writer, who worked as an investment banker on Wall Street.

  • Ladakh expedition on a rickshaw

    Kolkata: A rickshaw ‘walla’ has set out on a daring 3,000-km expedition from Kolkata to the famous Khardung La pass in Ladakh, which has one of the world’s highest motorable road.

  • 46 Kerala nurses spend sleepless night in Iraq town

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram:  The 46 Indian nurses stranded in Iraq’s Tikrit town hardly slept through the night and till early Thursday morning had not boarded a bus brought for them by ISIS militants, said a source.

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    Belgium tie sharpens Messi-Maradona focus

    Brasilia: As the former Argentina international Jorge Valdano once observed: “One does try to avoid comparing Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona. The problem is that Messi doesn’t help.”

  • Colombia bans foam to avoid World Cup close shaves

    Bogota:  Colombia will ban the sale of flour and shaving foam in Bogota for the quarter-final World clash with hosts Brazil, with thousands expected on the streets and passions running high in the football-mad country.

  • Minor gas leak from ONGC well in AP; plugged

    Rajahmundry(AP):  A minor gas leakage was reported from one of the wells of ONGC at Kasanapalli in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, which has been brought under control, a senior officer said here today.

  • US hopes BJP snooping row would not hurt India ties

    Washington: Amid a row over reports that the US National Security Agency was authorised to spy on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2010, the US hopes it would not impact ties with India.

  • N Korea vows further tactical guided-missile tests

    Seoul:  North Korea vowed today to push ahead with further strategic guided-missile tests, defying international calls to curb its weapons programme as the Chinese president arrived in Seoul for a visit seen as a snub to Pyongyang.

  • Police team attacked, constable killed in Agra

    Lucknow:  A police constable was gunned down by unidentified men in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra district when he was on duty, police said Thursday.