Free Press Journal
  • 49.9 per cent voting in the Tirupati assembly bypoll

    Tirupati: The Tirupati Asssembly constitutency in Andhra Pradesh saw a voter turnout of 49.9 per cent in the bypolls held today. No untoward incidents were reported during the polls, RDO and Returning officer Veerabrahmam said.

  • Acted in accordance with rules: Bihar Governor

    Kanpur (UP): Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today said it is not right to indulge in political blame game over his decision to allow Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to seek confidence vote on February 20 as he had acted in accordance with rules.

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    Pressure mounting on Delhi CP to perform or perish

    New Delhi: Pressure is mounting on Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi to perform or perish after the national capital saw a series of vandalisation of churches in recent weeks and a school today. The top political leadership in the government is believed to be upset with the alleged lackadaisical attitude of Bassi, an appointee of the previous UPA government, under whose watch the incidents have taken place in recent months.

  • AAP Leader Manish Sisodia: Things Will Be Sorted Out

    Kejriwal to keep home, power, finance, Sisodia urban dev, PWD

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal will keep the key portfolios of home, power and finance with himself after assuming Delhi Chief Ministership tomorrow while giving education, PWD and urban development to his confidante and deputy Manish Sisiodia, party sources said today.

  • Ramlila Maidan spruced up for Kejriwal

    New Delhi: Exactly a year after he resigned and went into near oblivion, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal will take oath as Delhi’s chief minister again here in Ramlila Maidan watched by tens of thousands of cheering supporters. Officials say the ground, in the heart of Delhi, has been spruced up thoroughly for Kejriwal, 46, and his ministers to take the oath of office and secrecy — for a second time after December 2013.

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    Parachuting Bedi hit poll chances, feels Delhi BJP

    New Delhi: Anointment of “outsider” Kiran Bedi as the party’s chief ministerial candidate just days ahead of the polls was among the reasons identified today by Delhi BJP for its humiliating defeat at the hands of AAP.

  • Shaharyar Khan

    PCB chief welcomes PM Modi’s gesture

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan today welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s gesture of calling up his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to convey best wishes for the cricket team in the World Cup beginning tomorrow. “It is a very positive development as it shows that the Modi government realizes the power cricket has to promote better ties between the two countries,” Khan said.

  • England face great Australian barrier in World Cup opener

    Melbourne: England face a formidable task against hosts Australia in their World Cup opener at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday as they look to end a depressing run against the old enemy. England, chasing a maiden World Cup title, head into the tournament with fresh painful memories of three losses to the Australians, including a crushing 112-run defeat in last month’s tri-series final.


    Salman hit-and-run case: constable retracts statement

    Mumbai: In his deposition before the sessions court which is conducting the trial of the 2002 hit-and-run case allegedly involving Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, a police constable today contradicted his own statement recorded before the magistrate.

  • Verma sends legal notice to all BCCI Working Committee members

    New Delhi: Unrecognised Cricket Association of Bihar President Aditya Verma today sent legal contempt notice to all the BCCI members, including N Srinivasan, who took part in the Board’s Working Committee Meeting held in Chennai on February 8.

  • Pune FC look to build on impressive home record

    Pune: Pune FC would look to build on their impressive home record when they host Dempo SC in an I-League Round-6 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex at Balewadi tomorrow. The clash will be an important one for league leaders Pune FC (10 points) who will look to get a positive result after a narrow 0-1 away loss to Mohun Bagan in the previous round.

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    Anderson backs Morgan after Boycott criticism

    Melbourne: Pacer James Anderson Friday ridiculed comments made by Geoffrey Boycott about the batting of England’s World Cup captain Eoin Morgan. Former England batsman Boycott said Morgan was not “as good as he thinks he is” and “not so clever” against top-class bowling, reports BBC.

  • 50 percent increase in Australian visa application ahead of WC

    New Delhi: Australia has witnessed a 50 percent increase in visa applications from India in January and the number is only going to increase with the Cricket World Cup beginning tomorrow, said Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling.

  • World Cup Fans

    For Indian cricket fans, heart rules over the head

    Kolkata: The jury is still out on whether skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys would be able to recreate history Down Under, but their legions of fans seem confident of the Indian team rescaling the summit at the cricket World Cup, beginning Saturday.

  • India joining TPP will damage medicine access: Experts 

    Kolkata: With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement expected in weeks, experts have warned if India gives in to US “pressure” to join the deal,it will “damage” the access of medicines in developing nations.

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    Main accused in Japanese tourist rape case surrenders

    Jaipur: The main accused in a Japanese woman’s rape case surrendered to the police in Dudu, over 60 km from here, an official said. “The main accused, identified as 24-year-old Ajit Singh Chaudhary alias Jeetram, surrendered to the police in Dudu today. We have arrested him and his interrogation is going on,” D.C. Jain, inspector general of police, Jaipur, told IANS.

  • JK govt formulates project to ensure free flow of traffic

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government today said that it has formulated a project at an estimated cost of Rs 67.45 crore to ensure free flow of traffic in Jammu city. The ambitious project has been formulated for Jammu city at an estimated cost of Rs 67.45 crore which will help in smooth flow of traffic and reduce travel time and distance, Chief Executive Officer, J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency, Tehseen Mustafa said here.

  • Retd Odisha govt official sentenced to 33 months RI in DA case

    Bhubaneswar: A senior retired Odisha government officer was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment (RI) for 33 months and was fined Rs 3.03 lakh by a vigilance court here today for amassing assets disproportionate to the known sources of his income.