Free Press Journal
  • Marine pollution level high in tier-I,II coastal cities

    New Delhi: The pollution level was found to be high in the coastal cities of Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata and few tier-II cities, the government today said. “The sea water quality data collected under Coastal Ocean Monitoring and Prediction System (COMPAS) programme being implemented by Earth Science System Organisation-Integrated Coastal Marine Area Management (ESSO-ICMAM), indicate that there are no high level of pollution in coastal waters of India, except at few tier one

  • Kiran retains lead; Smriti sets a new Tour record

    Gurgaon: Kiran Matharu fired a sizzling six-under 66 on the second day to retain a one-stroke lead over veteran Smriti Mehra in the eighth leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour here today. Smriti carded seven-under 65 on the day to take her total score to 134 after the second round and set the stage for an exciting finish.

  • Smriti Irani

    Irani, Hema Malini, Najma dropped from BJP National Executive meeting

    New Delhi: Union Ministers Smriti Irani and Najma Heptuallah and film-star-turned MP Hema Malini were today dropped from the BJP National Executive as party President Amit Shah reconstituted one of the top party panels inducting new entrants Suresh Prabhu and Virendra Singh, who who are also ministers at the Centre. Shah has retained all top leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and senior ministers

  • Illegal hoardings: HC notice to BJP, MNS, NCP leaders

    Mumbai: Expressing shock and displeasure over the display of illegal hoardings across the city despite court orders and undertakings by political parties, the Bombay High Court today issued notice to five persons, including BJP leader Ashish Shelar and MNS chief Raj Thackeray. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and A K Menon directed the five persons to file their replies by May 7 as to why contempt proceedings should not be

  • Team India

    Media barred from Indian team’s hotel

    Auckland: The just-elected office bearers of the BCCI might have shown some interest in improving its relationship with the media, but the Indian cricket team management continued to keep its distance from the touring national media contingent with members of the fourth estate being banned from entering the hotel premises, here today.

  • Karnataka clinch eighth Ranji title

    Mumbai: Defending champions Karnataka clinched their eighth Ranji Trophy title today as they thrashed their southern opponents Tamil Nadu by an innings and 217 runs on the last day of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament final at the Wankhede stadium here today. The Abhinav Mukund-led side always had the upper hand in the five-day encounter after bundling out Tamil Nadu for 134 in the first innings and then amassing 762 runs courtesy a

  • Real Madrid crisis big factor in La Liga

    Madri: Crisis looms over Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu Stadium as match-day 27 of the Spanish La Liga looms on the horizon. Although Real qualified for the last eight of the Champions League on Tuesday night, their 3-4 defeat at home to FC Schalke 04 left them clinging to the ropes and begging for the final whistle, reports Xinhua.

  • Uruguay’s Forlan retires from international football

    Osaka: Uruguay’s talismanic striker Diego Forlan announced his retirement from international football on Thursday. The 35-year-old played 112 matches — the highest for Uruguay. He represented his country in three World Cups in the 2002, 2010 and 2014 editions.

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    Australian batsman try helmets with neck safety feature

    Hobart: Australian cricketers tried out a new helmet attachment that is designed to protect back of the neck and head.  At training, the likes of Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell and George Bailey all sported the new ‘Masuri StemGuard’ helmet safety attachment during their net sessions, reports

  • Lady Gaga,Taylor Kinney

    Tony Bennett to sing at Lady Gaga’s wedding

    New York: Veteran singer Tony Bennett has confirmed he will perform at close friend Lady Gaga’s wedding to fiance Taylor Kinney. Gaga, 28, got engaged to the “Chicago Fire” star last month after dating for four years. “They invited me to do it and, of course, I will,” said Bennett, who teamed up with Gaga on the album “Cheek to Cheek”.

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan admires southern film stars

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who will be seen in a commercial with southern superstars, says he has had immense admiration and respect for actors and filmmakers of the southern film industry since the beginning of his career.

  • Atharva Shinde is first Marathwada player to top state tennis rankings

    Mumbai: Atharva Shinde has become the first tennis player from the Marathwada region of Maharashtra to top the state annual rankings in the boys under 10 category for 2014. Nitten Kirrtane and Prarthana Thombare headed the rankings for men and women respectively while Aryan Goveas topped the under 16 and 18 boys’ sections, according to a release from the state tennis body – MSLTA. Goveas, Kirrtane and Prarthana also emerged as no. 1

  • Masarat Alam, Mufti

    Masarat Alam release: BJP will also be responsible for consequesnces, says Congress

    New Delhi: Congress today said that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre would be squarely responsible if the situation in Kashmir Valley were to deteriorate in the wake of the release of separatist leader Masarat Alam. Party spokesman Ajoy Kumar told reporters that the way the whole issue has played out, it seemed like a “fixed match” between BJP and PDP, who share power in J-K. The remarks by the Congress spokesman

  • BJP meeting

    BJP’s new national executive to meet in April

    New Delhi: The first meeting of BJP’s new national executive finalised today by party president Amit Shah is expected in the first week of April in Bangalore.

  • Proteas enters WC quarterfinals post 146-run humbling of UAE

    Wellington: South Africa have progressed to the World Cup quarterfinal round with an emphatic 146-run win over United Arab Emirates (UAE) in their last Pool B tie on Thursday in Wellington. Put into bat first, South Africa set an imposing target of 341 runs, thanks to skipper AB de Villiers’ solid 99-run knock.

  • Adoption guidelines to be simplified

    New Delhi: Current adoption guidelines would be simplified and delay in adoption process minimised to encourage more adoptions, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. “The current adoption guidelines are proposed to be revised to simplify the procedure and to minimise the delay in the process of adoption,” Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said.

  • Anna Hazare

    People’s Parliament supreme, says Hazare

    Mumbai: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare, who has announced a ‘padyatra’ against Land Acquisition Bill, today said if the Bill gets passed in Rajya Sabha, then people will have to show that ‘jan sansad’ (people’s parliament) is supreme in the country. “We will have to wage another freedom struggle on the issue,” Hazare said, a day after indicating that he was ready for talks with the government, also asking parties to unitedly oppose the

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi

    Party can definitely go against Jitan Ram Manjhi, JD (U)

    Patna: JD(U) has informed former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi that it has the right to initiate action against him for violating the party whip by not attending the House during confidence vote. Manjhi had sent a letter to the Chief Whip of JD(U), Shrawan Kumar, raising the question as to how the whip was applicable on him as an unattached member.

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    Sunanda murder probe: Delhi Police to interrogate Mehr Tarar

    New Delhi: Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar is likely to be questioned over the murder of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanda Pushkar, police said on Thursday. Tarar has, however, refused to come to India to join the probe but was willing to cooperate.

  • India Sensex

    Sensex rebounds 271 pts on insurance bill hopes, IMF upgrade

    Mumbai: Rebounding from one-month lows, stocks today rose for the first time in four sessions with benchmark Sensex closing over 271 points higher at 28,930.41 powered by a spurt in bluechips on hopes Parliament would pass a bill hiking foreign investment limits in insurance sector. Besides, investors cheered the IMF raising its growth forecast for Indian economy for the current fiscal to 7.2 per cent. The bullish sentiment was supported by buying activity