Free Press Journal
  • BJP, Sena likely to tie-up for Maha civic polls

    Mumbai: BJP and Shiv Sena, the ruling alliance partners in Maharashtra government, are likely to tie-up for the elections to Navi Mumbai and Aurangabad municipal corporations to be held on April 22. “We feel that having an alliance will benefit both the

  • Robert Vadra

    CAG raps Haryana govt for “undue favours” to Vadra

    Chandigarh: “Undue favours” to builders, including Robert Vadra’s Skylight Hospitality, by the Haryana Government during the Congress regime has come under attack from the Comptroller and Auditor General. In its report for the year 2013-14, tabled in the Haryana Assembly today, the official auditor has come down heavily on the Town and Country Planning Department. “….the department neither at the time of granting in-principle approval nor at the time of formal approval for

  • Naroda Patiya, riot case, 2002

    2002 riots: victims seek transfer of case to another court

    Ahmedabad: As many as 84 survivors of the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case, where 97 people of the minority community were killed, today wrote a letter to the acting chief justice of the Gujarat High Court seeking transfer of their case to another court. At present, appeals of the convicts in Naroda Patiya riot case is being heard by the high court division bench of Justice Ravi Tripathi and Justice R D Kothari.

  • Salman Khan case

    Court rejects Salman’s plea for adjournment in hit-n-run case

    Mumbai: A sessions court today rejected Bollywood superstar Salman Khan’s plea for a three-week adjournment of the 2002 hit-and-run case in which he is facing charges of killing one person and injuring four by ramming his car into a shop in 2002. The actor had pleaded for adjournment on the ground that his presence was required in a Jodhpur court trying him in the endangered black buck killing case. He was responding to

  • Metro 3 car shed project temporarily put on hold

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the proposed Metro 3 car shed project at Aarey Colony has been temporarily put on hold and a committee has been set up on shifting the project away from the colony. The government has also proposed three alternate locations to relocate the project from Aarey colony, city’s green belt. Fadnavis, while replying to a query during the Question Hour, informed the Legislative Council that a

  • Smriti Irani

    Smriti Irani to lay foundation stone for IISER, IIT, IIIT in AP

    Hyderabad: HRD Minister Smriti Irani will lay the foundation stone for three premier educational institutions – Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Information Technology – in Andhra Pradesh on March 28. The function will be held in the presence of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

  • Resurging India driving energy across South Asia: US

    Washington: The US has said India’s resurgence under the new leadership was driving energy and optimism across South Asia and the two countries were now “indispensable partners” in promoting peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. “If there is one overarching positive trend that is driving the energy and optimism across South Asia, it is the resurgence of India as evidenced by their vibrant election last year, which was the largest such democratic

  • Patient whose oxygen mask caught fire dies in hospital

    Indore: A patient, who sustained burn injuries a day ago after his oxygen mask caught fire in an intensive care unit of a Madhya Pradesh state-run hospital here, died today. Doctors at Maharaja Yeshwantrao (M Y) Hospital have, however, said the cause for the death is not yet clear. Rameshwar (37), who was undergoing treatment for pneumonia at M Y Hospital, was injured yesterday after an oxygen mask put over his mouth and

  • RS poll: Chandy to hold talks with UDF partners

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today said a decision on candidates for the biennial Rajya Sabha elections from the state would be taken after discussions with ruling UDF partners. “The ruling Front has authorised me to hold discussion with coaliation leaders to decide on the candidates for the Rajya Sabha seats”, he told reporters here. Three members from Kerala — former Union Minister Vayalar Ravi (Congress), P Rajeev (CPI-M) and M P

  • Swine Flu

    5 more test positive of swine flu in West Bengal

    Kolkata: Five more persons have tested positive for H1N1 virus in West Bengal in the last 24 hours taking the total number of people infected to 463 since January, a senior official of the state health department said today. The toll remained 24 as there was no report of any death due to the disease in the state, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, West Bengal, Moloy Dey said.

  • hockey

    Mandeep recalled, Gurjinder dropped from Indian hockey team

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed chief coach Paul van Ass recalled young strikers Mandeep Singh and Satbir singh in the 18-member Indian men’s hockey team for the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Ipoh, Malaysia from April 5-12.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina & co advance, Sameer stuns world no.9 at India Open

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth and P Kashyap reached the second round while young Sameer Verma created the biggest upset of the day by stunning World No. 9 Hans-Kristian Vittinghus at the USD 275,000 Yonex Sunrise India Super Series badminton tournament here today. World No. 2 Saina brushed aside young Riya Mukherjee 21-5 21-13 in the women’s singles while World No. 4 Srikanth saw off Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk 21-17 21-16 without much

  • visa

    Need to tread warily on visa-on-arrival for Chinese

    New Delhi: It is prudent that the Union Home Ministry has expressed reservations over the Tourism Ministry’s plan to extend the tourist visa-on-arrival facility to China citing security concerns.

  • Dhoni, Maxwell most searched players ahead of 2nd semi in WC

    Guwahati: Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Glenn Maxwell have emerged as the two most searched players of India and Australia ahead of their most-awaited semi-final clash tomorrow in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. According to study by global IT giant Google, the Indian skipper is leading the chart of most searches player of his team before the crucial match.

  • Clarke wary of formidable Indian bowling line-up

    Sydney:Australian skipper Michael Clarke on Wednesday said he is wary of the Indian bowling line-up, but insisted they are confident in successfully countering whatever the opposition hurls at them in Thursday’s crunch semi-final contest.

  • BCCI

    New BCCI regime prefers status quo on DRS

    New Delhi:A change of guard at the BCCI has not changed the Board’s view on the controversial Decision Review System (DRS) with the powerful body saying it cannot accept the technology in its current state. India is the only team which has refused to use DRS in bilateral series ever since it did not find the system ‘foolproof’ in a Test match against Sri Lanka in 2008. “We stand by the view

  • gold shopping

    Gold advances on seasonal uptick; silver eases

    Mumbai: Gold edged higher in a quiet trade at the bullion market here following sustained offtake by stockists and retail consumers in view of ongoing wedding season and festivities. Meanwhile, silver prices took a breather after a five session uninterrupted surge and fell slightly amid lacklustre industrial support.

  • Rupee down

    Rupee down 7p to 62.33 after 7-day winning spree against USD

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee today snapped its seven-day winning spree against the Greenback, declining 7 paise to end at 62.33 on month-end dollar demand from banks and importers. The rupee’s longest run of gains since June 2011 ended amid renewed dollar demand in view of a higher dollar in the international market, a forex dealer said. The rupee resumed lower at 62.32 per dollar as against yesterday’s closing level of 62.26 at the