Free Press Journal
  • Bowlers rising to the challenge: MSD

    Hamilton : Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaped praise on his bowlers for bundling out every team that India have played so far in the World Cup, saying they have stepped up to the challenge nicely and are doing a “really good job”.

  • Baby survives after being thrown out of train

    RANCHI: A four-month-old baby girl was thrown out of the running Hatia-Patna Express by a woman near Argora on the outskirts of Ranchi but escaped the fall with a fracture.  The baby was found by Hazra Parveen Khatoon who was standing near her son’s road-side tea shop. She saw a woman flinging the child from the train. She then took the baby to a hospital and the X-ray report found a fracture

  • Women’s power at Sushma’s high tea!

    New Delhi : With warm hugs and handshakes under a pleasant spring sun with some delectable eats to add the extra zest, prominent women personalities — including former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and film stars of yore Hema Malini and Jaya Bachchan — gathered at an event organised by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Tuesday to mark International Women’s Day, reports IANS.

  • Horoscope

    Aries:- You will yield a lot of power in your area of profession, the likes of which you have probably not experienced before. Defeat of enemies, increased property, gain of knowledge, favour from superiors and success can be expected.

  • Transparency delayed, justice denied

    The National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Bill, 2014, which lays down the procedure for the appointment of judges to the 21 high courts and the Supreme Court of India does not make any drastic departure from the present mode of judges appointing themselves. The centre has delayed in notifying the coming-into-force of the new law, which makes the much-vaunted transparency in judicial appointments farcical.

  • Wei’s doping case to be heard on April 11

    Kuala Lumpur: Two-time Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei’s doping case will be heard next month by a Badminton World Federation (BWF) panel, a senior Malaysian badminton official said on Tuesday. Badminton Association of Malaysia deputy president Mohamad Norza Zakaria said a three-man panel from the BWF will hear the doping case on April 11 in Amsterdam, reports Xinhua. Norza said the BWF could decide on the former world No. 1 badminton

  • Audi to pump €24 bn in 4 years on global expansion

    Ingolstadt (Germany) :  German luxury car maker Audi plans to invest €24 billion (about Rs 1.61 lakh crore) over the next four years to enhance its global production network, including two new plants in Mexico and Brazil, and launch new models.

  • 7 Central Ministers On States’ Duty

    NEW DELHI: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), President Amit Shah on Tuesday drafted seven union ministers to coordinate the party affairs by assigning them their respective states to concentrate on.

  • AFC Cup: EB, Kitchee finish 1-1

    Kolkata: A late strike from East Bengal’s Nigerian forward Ranti Martins earned his side a hard fought 1-1 draw against Kitchee of Hong Kong in a second round Group F match of the AFC Cup at the Salt Lake Stadium on Tuesday. It was the visitors who took the lead in the 29th minute as Spanish forward Juan Belencoso headed home a looping ball from the six yard area. Martins’s strike came

  • SBI sells 4% stake in Cibil to IIFL for Rs 72 cr

    Mumbai :  State Bank of India has sold 4 per cent stake in the largest credit information company Credit Information Bureau India Ltd (Cibil) for an estimated Rs 72 crore.

  • Pipavav deal: Ril Infra makes Rs 1,263 cr offer

    Mumbai :  Taking forward its proposed takeover of Pipavav Defence, Reliance Infrastructure on Tuesday made an open offer for acquisition of further 26 per cent stake from public shareholders for Rs 1,263 crore.

  • Pak ready take on the best: Misbah

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has said his team is mentally ready to take on the top sides in the knockout stage of the World Cup. “I have told the players once we are through to the quarter finals there is no second chance in the knockout stage and we have to burn our boats and go on the field as there is no second chance,” he said on Tuesday. Pakistan are due

  • Rajnath Singh on a weak wicket

    It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma — this business of releasing the Kashmir separatist spearhead Masarat Alam. Truth is a clear victim in the public controversy centring around his release. Neither the Jammu and Kashmir Government of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, nor the central government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have levelled with the people about the circumstances attendant upon his release. Unless there

  • Spectrum auction kitty dips to Rs 92K cr, price moderates

    New Delhi :  The telecom spectrum auction kitty surprisingly dipped to Rs 92,200 crore at the end of sixth day of bidding on Tuesday, as bid price moderated after surging for five straight days for the biggest ever sale of 2G and 3G airwaves. The total commitments in terms of provisional allocation of spectrum had risen to Rs 94,000 crore till yesterday.

  • Ashwin varied his pace well: Porterfield

    Hamilton: Ireland captain William Porterfield was all praise for R Ashwin, saying the Indian off-spinner varied his pace well which eventually proved to be decisive in restricting his side to 259. “Ashwin varied his pace very well. As I said he commanded his bowling there when we had lost those couple of wickets. It was a bit more holding up than spinning, but there was a bit of grip there for him. I

  • Tata promises faster trucks for season two

    Greater Noida: Tata Motors claims that its trucks will be faster and lighter for season two of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship to be held at the Buddh International Circuit here this weekend. The company says that twelve ‘heavily-modified’ trucks weighing six tonnes each are capable of generating 370bhp and a top speed of 130 kmph, 20 kmph more than the inaugural edition in 2014. The ‘beasts’ are also 10 percent

  • Helpline for women commuters launched

    Mumbai : Help for women commuters travelling in the railways will only be a click away. A new mobile helpline number is being launched by the Government Railway Police (GRP) which is aimed at improving the response time in cases of crime along with helping women file an evidence based complaint.