Free Press Journal
  • Congress MLAs call off protest over farmer issue in MP House

    Bhopal: Failing to get an assurance from the Madhya Pradesh government on the issue of compensation for rain and hailstorm-hit farmers, the Congress MLAs today called off their agitation after staging a three-day protest in the state Assembly. Following the sit-in protest and indefinite hunger strike, two of our MLAs – Umang Singhar and Madhu Bhagat – fell seriously ill and they would be shifted to hospital soon,” Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare told reporters

  • Aircraft crash, Goa

    Navy plane crash: Co-pilot’s body found

    Panaji: The body of the Lt. Abhinav Nagori, the co-pilot of the Dornier-228 maritime surveillance aircraft that crashed into the Arabian Sea near Goa, was recovered on Friday, an officer said.  Lt. Nagori’s body was recovered from the fuselage of the aircraft, which was located on Thursday.  The officer said the body was taken to Goa.  On Thursday, the body of Lt. Kiran Shekhawat, the flight observer, was also found in the

  • Brazil, France

    Brazil breeze past France 3-1 in friendly tie

    London : Brazil recovered from a shaky start as they came from behind to beat France 3-1 in an international friendly at Stade de Fance, Paris on Thursday night. Defender Raphael Varane headed in Mathieu Valbuena’s corner to put the French ahead in the 21st minute. However, Brazil displayed a resilient performance as Oscar levelled just before the conclusion of the first-half. Barcelona striker Neymar doubled the lead for Brazil in the 57th minute before

  • liquor bottles seized

    Chandrapur admin to ensure strict enforcement of liquor ban

    Chandrapur:  The liquor prohibition in Chandrapur, set to come into effect from April 1, would be strictly implemented. All liquor licences, including those issued by the government for personal consumption, will stand cancelled from April 1, said District Collector Deepak Mhaisekar said. The Collector yesterday convened a meeting of police and state Excise department officials and directed them to ensure strict implementation of liquor ban in the district.

  • Oz media criticises India for missed chances, hails Michael Clarke

    Sydney: Restrained in their criticism of the Indian cricket team, the usually aggressive Australian media was in celebratory mode as it focused on lavishing praise on Michael Clarke’s men for ousting the World Cup defending champions with a comprehensive semifinal triumph. Chasing a stiff target of 329, India were all out for 233 in 46.5 overs and the media here restricted its criticism to the the opportunities that the tourists failed to grab in the

  • Chelsea, John Terry

    Chelsea captain John Terry extends stay at club until 2016

    London: Chelsea captain John Terry has signed a new one-year contract with the club, extending his stay until the end of the 2015-16 season. Describing Terry as a top defender, team manager Jose Mourinho said that the new contract was not to say ‘thank you very much’, insisting that it was because Terry continued to perform, the BBC reported. Terry won 13 major honours with Chelsea since making his debut in 1998, winning the

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    I would like current playing conditions to change: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    Melbourne: A staunch critic of the ICC’s four-fielder theory which has led to regular run-riots in one-dayers, India cricket captain Mahendra Singh feels the current rule should be changed as it heavily favours batsmen. With lack of a seamer-all-rounder, Dhoni’s struggle was evident yesterday when his fifth bowler — left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja — failed to check the flow of runs in the lost World Cup semifinal against South Africa. Dhoni has time and again made it clear

  • ABVP protest, Bihar

    Ruckus in Bihar assembly over police action against ABVP

    Patna: The BJP created a ruckus in the Bihar assembly on Friday over police action against ABVP members and demanded action against police officers responsible for this.  Speaker Uday Narain Choudhary adjourned the proceedings till 2 p.m in the wake of protests by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators.  On Thursday, police fired in the air and resorted to a baton charge to disperse ABVP members who pelted stones at police during a

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee rises 4 paise against dollar in morning trade

    Mumbai: The rupee recovered from initial losses against the US currency and was quoted higher by four paise at 62.63 on fresh selling of dollars by banks and exporters due to weakness of the Greenback in overseas markets. The rupee resumed lower at 62.80 as against yesterday’s closing level of 62.67 on initial dollar demand from banks. However, it recovered from initial losses and firmed up to 62.61 on fresh selling of dollars by exporters before quoting

  • Vancouver Auto Show

    New technology surges forward at Vancouver Auto Show

    Vancouver: If driverless cars cruising streets safely is no longer a dream for car lovers, then puffing nothing into the atmosphere but a little bit of water exhaust is another dream of environmentalists just around the corner. Here at the 95th annual Vancouver International Auto Show, car lovers tend to drool over sleek designs, luxury and horsepower. But now, technology is becoming the show’s focal point, with more buyers interested in eco-friendly

  • Jagdish Tytler

    1984 riots: Court to consider closure report on Apr 22

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today fixed April 22 for hearing CBI’s closure report in a case against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The hearing could not take place today as Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Saurabh Pratap Singh Laler was not holding court. The magistrate is in Lucknow from March 20-28 for training purpose.

  • From the Editor's desk

    Australia: Worthy winners

    The dream run of India finally ended on Thursday when Australia thrashed it on way to the World Cup final against New Zealand. The outcome of the match was not surprising, though nationalistic emotion was in clear conflict with the cricketing mind when every Indian hoped against hope that we would somehow get the better of the Aussies. Indian cricket fans ought to know that we did not enter the World Cup as favourites,

  • Old-time master carves ‘Stradivarius in willow’

    Waipawa (New Zealand): Few cricket fans have heard of James Laver, even though the master craftsman’s bats — likened to “Stradivarius in willow” — have graced the innings of legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting. Laver works in relative anonymity in the hamlet of Waipawa on New Zealand’s North Island, hand-carving bats for his boutique Laver & Wood label while also supplying some of the world’s top players.

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    Twelve hurt in New York buildings collapse, blaze

    New York : Twelve people were hurt when two New York buildings collapsed and a blaze tore through neighboring properties in what preliminary indications suggested was a gas-related explosion. Four were in a critical condition after the blast flung the front of commercial and residential property at 121 Second Avenue across the street in the popular East Village yesterday, the fire department said, triggering the collapse of the next-door building and a huge blaze. The cause of the

  • Ashutosh

    Possibility of truce with Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan remote: Ashutosh

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Friday said the possibility of a truce with dissident leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan was “remote”. “To be honest and frank, the possibility of truce or peace is remote because they (Bhushan and Yadav) are insisting on removal of Kejriwal (as national convener) which is not possible,” Ashutosh told a news channel. “If you are part of a party, you have to accept

  • Lee Kuan Yew

    Japan PM to attend Lee Kuan Yew’s funeral

    Tokyo: Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Singapore on March 29 to attend the state funeral of former Singapore prime minister and its founding father Lee Kuan Yew, the government said on Friday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced the prime minister’s trip to the country at a press briefing, Xinhua reported. According to reports, other regional leaders will also attend the funeral.
    Lee, 91, died on March 23. He served as the

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee is an international icon: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh today described former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as an international icon who is respected and loved by one and all. Our former Prime Minister Vajpayee is not only just an Indian statesman but an international icon who is respected and loved by everyone,” Singh told reporters here. Vajpayee is being conferred country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna today by President Pranab Mukherjee. The Home Minister said it is a matter

  • Sensex - Nifty high

    Sensex up 136 points; capital goods stocks gain

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Friday was trading 135.74 points or 0.49 percent up as capital goods stocks rose.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also trading 42.20 points or 0.51 percent up at 8,384.35 points.  The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,649.78 points, was trading at 27,593.32 points (at 9.22 a.m.) in

  • Rupee down

    Rupee down 12 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee declined by 12 paise to 62.79 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange market due to appreciation of the US currency overseas. Forex dealers said month-end demand for the American unit from importers also weighed on the local currency but a higher opening in the domestic equity market capped the rupee’s losses. The rupee had lost 34 paise, its worst drop in two weeks, to close at

  • GVL Narasimha Rao

    AAP turning into another Congress, says BJP

    New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was turning out to be just like the Congress, where one man and one family rules. “AAP party has degenerated into worst kind of a regional party where one man party is there. It’s turning out to be another Congress where one man and one family rules,” said BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao.