Free Press Journal
  • D G Vanzara

    Vanzara seeks return to Gujarat; files plea before CBI court

    Ahmedabad: Former IPS officer and accused in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case, D G Vanzara, filed a plea before the special CBI court here today to modify his bail condition and to allow him to stay in Gujarat. Vanzara was granted bail in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case on February 3 this year under a condition that he would not enter Gujarat.

  • Common Entrance Test to be based on Maharashtra state syllabus

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MH-CET) 2015, conducted for admissions to medical colleges in the state, would be based on the syllabus of Maharashtra state board, it was announced here today. Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde today said here until previous year, this exam was based on the syllabus of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET).

  • Abdi calls it a black day for Rajasthan Cricket

    Jaipur: Reacting sharply to the ouster of Lalit Modi and three top officials through a no confidence motion, which was allegedly passed in a controversial manner, former RCA vice president Mehmood Abdi called it a black Day for Rajasthan Cricket. Alleging that it was a move which had the backing of the Government machinery and it should be deplored by one and all, Abdi said the voting numbers were fudged.

  • Michael Holding

    Indian bowlers have shown great control: Michael Holding

    Hamilton: Impressed with the “control” of the Indian bowlers, pace legend Michael Holding said that Mohammed Shami and company have stuck to a consistent line and length to outwit the opposition batsmen in the cricket World Cup so far. India, who registered their fourth consecutive win in pool B after beating West Indies by four wickets at the WACA last week, are likely to top their group while heading into the quarter-finals and

  • ISIS

    IS executes 20 opponents in northern Iraq: officials

    Kirkuk (Iraq): The Islamic State jihadist group executed 20 people who wanted to fight against them in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, officials said today. The killings of the men, who wanted to join anti-IS paramilitary forces known as Popular Mobilisation units, took place in the town of Hawijah, a police intelligence officer and two local officials said.

  • Prabha Kumar Sydney Techie

    ‘Nothing suggests Indian techie’ murder was racially-linked’

    Sydney: The brutal murder of an Indian woman IT professional in a Sydney suburb does not appear to be racially motivated and may be a “random attack”, police indicated today. There was nothing to suggest that the murder of 41-year-old Prabha Arun Kumar on Saturday was racially motivated, the police said.

  • India geared up for Olympic women’s football qualifiers

    Mandalay (Myanmar): Indian women’s football team coach Sajid Dar believes that arriving here on Monday has given it more preparation time before the March 13 opening encounter against Sri Lanka for the Olympic Qualifiers Round 1.

  • Narendra Modi

    Don’t teach us Patriotism: Modi tells opposition

    New Delhi: Kashmiri separatist leader Masrat Alam was released without taking the central government into confidence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, and asked the opposition not to teach him “patriotism”. Making an intervention in the Lok Sabha, Modi said it was legitimate for the house to show its anger on the issue.

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    Modi conveys disapproval over separatist’s release

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conveyed his strong disapproval and sense of outrage of the entire Lok Sabha over the release of Kashmiri separatist leader Masrat Alam on the directions of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed.

  • Kerala millionaire booked for anti-social activities in murder case

    Thrissur (Kerala): Millionaire businessman Muhammed Nisham, accused of ramming into and killing a security guard with his vehicle, has been booked under the Kerala Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act (KAAPA), police said. Thrissur district collector M.S. Jaya on Monday issued the order slapping KAAPA on Nisham.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina takes positives from All England performance

    Hyderabad: A dream All England title might have slipped through her fingers but Saina Nehwal today insisted on taking positives out of the prestigious tournament, saying her consistency and improvement in overall game will help her to do well in the season ahead. Olympic bronze medallist Saina’s quest for becoming the first Indian woman to win the All England championship ended in agony after she lost to Spain’s Carolina Marin 21-16 14-21 7-21

  • Gangrape documentary: HC refuses urgent hearing on PIL to lift ban

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today refused to give urgent hearing to a PIL seeking lifting of the ban on telecast of a controversial documentary featuring an interview of one of the four convicts in the December 16 gangrape case. A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru said there is no so urgency in the matter and it will be heard on Wednesday (March 11).

  • YSR Congress members force adjournment of Andhra Assembly

    Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Assembly was adjourned today with slogan-shouting YSR Congress members disrupting proceedings alleging that their leader was not allowed to complete his speech on an important issue. The Opposition party MLAs rose in protest as Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao disconnected the mike when their leader Y S Jaganmohan Reddy was on his feet to counter the remarks made by ruling TDP members K Ravi Kumar and Sravan Kumar during the

  • Four held for betting on World Cup matches

    Kota (Raj): With the arrest of four persons police today claimed to have busted a cricket betting syndicate in connection with the Australia vs Sri Lanka match played during the on-going cricket World Cup. On the basis of a tip-off police laid a trap and arrested four from a residential building in RK Puram area of the district, police said. The accused, identified as Imran, Mafuz Khan, Nasir Khan and Jitendra Sen, were

  • DGCA comes across 39 safety norms violation cases this year

    New Delhi: Thirty nine cases of safety norms violations involving six airlines have been detected by the DGCA so far this year and necessary action has been initiated in this regard, the government said today. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in a written reply to the Lok Sabha said there have been 39 instances of violation of safety procedures by airlines which have come to the notice of Directorate General of Civil

  • Swine flu, Mizoram

    Delhi Cong to ‘assist’ govt in combating swine flu: Maken

    New Delhi: In its bid to project a constructive face after successive poll debacles, Delhi Congress has decided to launch an awareness campaign against swine flu to “assist” the AAP government in combating the influenza in Delhi. A day after taking over as the state Congress chief, Ajay Maken made an announcement to this effect saying that the party would also write to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to apprise him of the initiative.

  • BJP compromising on all its policies for power: JKNPP

    Jammu: Criticising BJP for its “suicidal surrender and U-turn on its jingoistic rhetoric” on the release of hardline separatist leader Masarat Alam, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today said the party had compromised on all its policies for the sake of power. “We accuse BJP for its suicidal surrender and U-turn on its jingoistic rhetoric. The state unit of BJP owes an explanation to the people of state for its criminal

  • Haryana Cong stages protest ahead of budget session

    Chandigarh: Hours before the commencement of the budget session, Haryana Congress workers today staged a demonstration here against the Centre’s controversial amendments to the Land Acquisition Act. Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, along with Haryana Pradesh Congress committee president Ashok Tanwar and some party MLAs, led a march from the party headquarters to the assembly in a bid to disrupt the session.

  • Masarat Alam

    Masarat Alam’s release aimed to facilitate talks with separatists: PDP

    Jammu: Under attack from its coalition partner BJP over the release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam, PDP today said the step was taken to facilitate creation of a conducive atmosphere for talks with separatists. “We fully defend the decision of the government to release Alam. The courts have ordered his release and the state government is implementing it,” senior party leader and MLC, Firdous Tak told reporters here.

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    New city to come up over 600 sq km near Navi Mumbai airport

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government would be developing a new city – ‘NAINA’ – over an area of 600 sq km around the upcoming Navi Mumbai International Airport, Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao said here today. He was addressing the joint session of the Maharashtra Legislature on the opening day of the budget session. “The government is committed to expedite the work of the Navi Mumbai International Airport Project. Due to comprehensive rehabilitation policy of the