Free Press Journal
  • Gangjee, Kumar enjoy one-shot lead on day three

    Kochi: Kolkata’s Rahil Gangjee and Mukesh Kumar of Mhow hold a one-shot lead going into the final round of the PGTI Cochin Masters presented by CIAL Golf & Country Club. Gangjee and Kumar shot scores of 65 and 66 in round three to be joint leaders at eight-under-208. Sri Lankan Anura Rohana returned the tournament’s best score of eight-under-64 to be tied third along with Kapurthala’s Gaganjeet Bhullar at seven-under-209.

  • Court extends injunction against Kenyan Premier League

    Nairobi: A court here has extended till March 13 an injunction against the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) from conducting its top flight competition till a civil suit filed by the rival Football Kenya Federation (FKF) is determined.

  • Myanmar signs Avramovic to coach national football team

    Yangon: Myanmar Football Federation has signed Serbian Rodojko Avramovic as head coach of its national team, the federation announced. Avramovic, who signed the one and a half year contract here on Thursday, pledged to cooperate with the football clubs of the Myanmar National League to raise sports standards in Myanmar, reports Xinhua.

  • Gold seizure at Mumbai international airport surges by 300%

    Mumbai: Gold seizure by Customs at the Mumbai international airport has increased by over 300 per cent this fiscal till February compared to same period last year. “During the last fiscal we had seized 272 kilograms of gold till February 2014, but this year we have seized 856 kilograms of gold,” Milind Lanjewar, Additional Commissioner of Customs told PTI.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    ‘Move to scrap Muslim quota has exposed BJP’s communal face’

    Mumbai:  A day after it threatened to corner the Maharshtra government over Muslim reservation in the ensuing budget session of the state legislature, Opposition parties today stepped up its attack on the BJP saying the decision to scrap the minority quota exposes the “communal” face of the party. While Congress said that BJP’s decision on Muslim reservation has shown that it has been working with a certain “hidden agenda”, NCP said it is

  • HC contempt on civic bodies if illegal hoardings not removed

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has warned that contempt action will be initiated against municipal bodies in Maharashtra which are not complying with its orders on removal of illegal hoardings from public places. The warning was given yesterday by a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka on a batch of PILs alleging that police and civic authorities were not taking action against political parties for putting up illegal hoardings in public places.

  • Tata Docomo bets on customised offering

    Chennai: Telecom service provider Tata Docomo was offering customised products targeting users and has unveiled a new recharge pack providing double talk time. “We strongly believe that personalisation of products and services in accordance to evolving needs and usage patterns will enable our customers to have maximum benefits from their plans,” Tata Docomo, Tamil Nadu Circle, Head (Mobility Business Unit), Balaji Prakash said in a statement.

  • March 31 is deadline to regularise unauthorised pump sets

    Bengaluru: Karnataka government has set March 31 as the deadline for farmers to regularise their unauthorised pump sets and warned of “merciless action” in cases of violations. “…number of unauthorised pump sets is increasing, so we have kept March 31 as the deadline. If farmers don’t apply for regularisation by paying Rs 10,000 or 14,000 before March 31 we will take action mercilessly against the unauthorised pump sets,” Karnataka Power Minister D K

  • Nargis Fakhri working towards abs

    Mumbai: The abs bug has now bitten Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri, who is combining healthy eating habits and workout sessions to get fitter. “Need abs, so logging in everything I eat! I’ve lost 3 kg in 5wks. Healthy food &1 intense workout every other day,” Nargis posted on Twitter along with a snapshot of a log, describing her food intake.

  • Beijing yet to approve MH370 commemoration: relatives

    Beijing: Chinese relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said today they were still waiting for permission from authorities to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the plane’s disappearance. Two-thirds of the 239 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight were from China, where the stability-obsessed ruling Communist Party keeps a tight control on organised gatherings.

  • Modi to pay tribute to fallen IPKF soldiers in Sri Lanka

    Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will tour Sri Lanka next week, will lay a wreath at a memorial honouring the IPKF soldiers who died in the country fighting the civil war. Sri Lankan foreign ministry today said Modi will lay a wreath at the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) Memorial and visit the Mahabodhi Society near Colombo.

  • NIA files charge sheet in Pak-instigated espionage case

    Chennai: National Investigation Agency today filed the charge sheet in a court here in a case of alleged espionage and attempts to carry out sabotage activities in India at the instigation of Pakistan. It was filed at a NIA court against Thameem Ansari, a suspected operative of ISI now on bail and a Sri Lankan national, Arun Selvarajan, besides three others who are their handlers in Pakistan and suspected to be based in

  • British Indo-Bangla lesbian lovers jailed for killing girl

    London: A Bangladeshi-origin mother found guilty of beating her eight-year-old daughter to death has been jailed for 13 years, while her Indian-origin lesbian lover has been sentenced to 18 years for the same crime. Kiki Muddar, 43, was described as a “manipulative, wicked woman” who “brainwashed” Polly Chowdhry, 34, into beating up her daughter Ayesha Ali, who was found half naked with more than 50 injuries in the womens’ home in London in August 2013.

  • Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy

    TDP govt should stop ‘traumatising’ farmers: Jagan

    Rajahmundry: Holding that the TDP government should refrain from “traumatising” farmers to give up their multi-crop land, President of YSR Congress Party Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy today said instead it should use degraded forest land for the purpose. “We cannot allow the state hovernment to do real estate business in the name of capital formation leaving the hapless farmers high and dry,” the Leader of Opposition in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly told

  • People celebrate Holi with full fervour in Bihar

    Patna: Holi was celebrated with full fervour and gaiety in Bihar with people playing ‘gulal’ and seeking blessings from their elders. Men, women and children of all age groups came out to meet and greet each other with a wide range of colours. Groups of youths roamed on the streets celebrating and calling people to join them in the festivities.

  • River earn late draw with Tigres in Copa Libertadores

    Buenos Aires: A spectacular Carlos Sanchez volley earned two-time champions River Plate a 1-1 draw with Mexican side Tigres UANL in their Copa Libertadores group match.

  • Amit Shah

    Amit Shah holds discussions with RSS leaders

    Nagpur: BJP President Amit Shah who is on a day-long visit to the city, is holding discussions with top leadership of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) here at the headquarters in Mahal. Shah, who arrived here this morning was greeted by city-based leaders at Ravi Bhawan Cottage and was joined by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, General Secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi along with Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Sancheti were with

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Sushma Swaraj leaves for Sri Lanka ahead of Modi visit

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday left for Sri Lanka to lay the ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the island nation next week. Modi will be in Sri Lanka on March 13-14, during which he will hold meetings with President Maithripala Sirisena and other senior leaders across the political spectrum.