Free Press Journal
  • India welcomes Iran nuclear deal; experts say significant breakthrough

    New Delhi: India welcomed the understanding announced between Iran and the six world powers on the nuclear issue, while experts termed it as a “potentially significant breakthrough” and a “positive development” which would help remove hurdles in the purchase of oil from Iran as well as in payment issues.

  • 10 injured in violence during Hanuman Jayanti procession

    Neemuch (Madhya Pradesh): At least 10 people suffered injuries in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district when some micreants pelted stones at a religious procession being taken out on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.

  • IOC wants to see India as major sporting power: Randhir

    New Delhi: IOC chief Thomas Bach calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month signals that the world body wants to see India as a major sporting power capable of hosting Olympic Games, said IOC honorary member Randhir Singh today. “I spoke to IOC president earlier in the day and he is very positive about his India visit, especially the meeting with our dynamic Prime Minister. The IOC is very well aware

  • Neymar

    Neymar’s potential still to be fulfilled: Ferguson

    Madrid: Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson believes Brazilian forward Neymar is still a cut below strikers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, widely recognised as the two best players in the world, but that the Brazilian could one day match the duo.

  • Saina Nehwal enters semifinals of Malaysia Open

    Kuala Lumpur: Newly-crowned World No. 1 Saina Nehwal today edged out China’s Sun Yu to reach the women’s singles semifinals of the USD 500,000 Malaysia Open Super Series Premier badminton tournament here today. The third seeded Indian eked out a 21-11 18-21 21-17 win over Sun in a quarterfinal battle that lasted an hour and 11 minutes at the Putra Stadium here. The girl from Hyderabad will next take on Olympic champion Li

  • Ajmal returns to international cricket, picked for Bangla tour

    Karachi: Suspended from international cricket for an illegal bowling action, Pakistan’s star off-spinner Saeed Ajmal today returned to the national side for the tour of Bangladesh after his modified action was approved by the mICC. The new national selection committee headed by Haroon Rasheed named separate squads for the Test, ODIs and Twenty20 matches in Bangladesh and Ajmal found a place in all three sides.

  • Shakib confident of performing well against Pakistan

    Dhaka: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Friday exuded confidence about playing well against Pakistan at home later this year. Pakistan’s tour of Bangladesh will begin with a three-match One Day Internationals (ODI) series on April 17, followed by a Twenty20 (April 24) and a two-match Test series beginning on April 28, reports

  • Vodafone

    Vodafone expands mobile network in Arunachal Pradesh

    New Delhi: Telecom operator Vodafone today announced expansion of mobile network in two more districts in Arunachal Pradesh, taking its coverage to 11 out of 18 districts. “Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom service providers, has announced the launch of its network in Daporijo in Upper Subansiri District, and Aalong and Basar in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. With this launch, Vodafone becomes the first private telecom operator to expand its

  • UPA’s intentions were not right, alleges Narendra Modi

    Bengaluru: Accusing the previous Congress-led UPA regime of not having right intentions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asserted that his government was taking quick decisions to ensure faster economic development of the country.

  • MAMI collaborates with Toronto International Film Festival

    The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) has entered into a collaborative venture with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) that includes a series of workshops led by Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, TIFF and Natalie Lue, Vice-President, Production and Visitor Experience, TIFF. Bailey and Lue visited Mumbai very recently to share their experience, learnings and insights over the years from TIFF with the MAMI team. TIFF is recognised as one of the

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP busy in solving internal disputes, seems to be total failure in Delhi: Congress

    New Delhi: As AAP government completes 49 days in office — the tenure of its first stint, Congress today mounted a blistering attack on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accusing him of “total failure” in governance due to “excessive” focus on containing dissidence in the party. Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken said the entire city was suffering due “absence of governance” and particularly hit out at Kejriwal for “deteriorating” financial position of the government.

  • Cos can soon choose accountants, secretaries from one entity

    New Delhi: Companies will soon have a reason to cheer as plans are on anvil to set up multi-disciplinary partnerships that offer services of audit, cost accounting and consultancy, among other services, under one roof. The three professional institutes that represent chartered accountants, cost accountants and company secretaries are discussing the broad contours for setting up multi-disciplinary partnerships (MDPs).

  • Look no further than Kashmir: Omar to tourists

    Jammu: Amid reports that a big chunk of tourists have shelved plans to visit Kashmir Valley due to rains, NC leader Omar Abdullah has taken to microblogging site twitter to tempt people into visiting the region saying “look no further than Kashmir”. Omar, with over 8,70,000 followers on the microblogging site, has been trying his best to attract people to visit Kashmir.

  • AAP widens crackdown on dissidents, suspends Punjab leader

    New Delhi: Widening its crackdown on dissidents at the state level, the AAP has suspended one of its senior leaders in Punjab for indulging in “anti-party” activities a day after it suspended two of its National Executive members from Uttar Pradesh. “Professor Manjit Singh is suspended from the party pending enquiry against his anti-party activities. He will no longer represent the party in any forum in the media and outside,” a press note

  • Total lunar eclipse to be visible from Eastern-most Arunachal

    Kolkata: The first total lunar eclipse of 2015 would be visible in its entirety tomorrow from some parts of the eastern-most region of Arunachal Pradesh, a senior astrophysicist today said. “Tezu & Roing in Arunachal Pradesh will witness the total lunar eclipse lasting for four minutes 43 seconds just after the moonrise. Places where the moon will be rising during the eclipse will be Dibrugarh, Imphal, Kohima and Port Blair,” Director, Research and

  • Nitish Kumar

    Janata merger not to be announced on April 5: Nitish

    Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said merger of six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar was on course but denied any dates for the announcement of the unification. According to the media reports, the six parties of the erstwhile Janata Parivar were likely to announce their merger on Sunday (April 5) following a meeting in which the name of the new political entity and its symbol will be decided.

  • explosives recovered

    2 unexploded IEDs seized from ambush site in Tirap

    Itanagar: Security forces today seized two unexploded IEDs from the site of an ambush in which three army personnel were killed and four others injured in firing by suspected NSCN rebels on an Army convoy in Tirap district. Personnel of the 1st Assam Rifles seized the explosives during a combing operation, District Information and Public Relation Officer (DIPRO) D Bosai said in a statement.