Free Press Journal
  • Farmers’ outfits to protest against Land bill on May 5

    New Delhi : The Bhumi Adhikar Andolan, union of Left parties-backed farmers’ organisations, on Saturday said that it will hold a protest rally against the “anti-farmer” Land Acquisition Bill here on May 5.

  • Child goddess unscathed

    When the deadly earthquake battered Nepal , major temples in Kathmandu’ Darbar Square were razed to the ground, but the home of a nine-year-old girl worshipped as a living goddess remained almost unscathed.

  • Goalie Ghosh’s heroics give Mumbai FC a point

    Mumbai : Mumbai FC goalkeeper Sanjiban Ghosh’s stand out performance under bar was the highlight as the Mumbai club earned a creditable 1-1 draw with formidable Mohun Bagan in their I-League match at the Cooperage ground on Saturday evening.

  • Vasai-Virar transport co looted by own employees

    Palghar : The Virar police last week arrested three conductors and a driver who had allegedly siphoned of lakhs of rupees by identifying the loopholes in the ticket vending software and also by using dummy smart card recharges. These employees, who were stationed at the Virar bus depot, were identified as probable culprits when lots of cash was tagged as missing and not traced. The travel company was quick to make the necessary

  • For us, play-offs have already begun: Rayudu

    Mumbai : Mumbai Indians notched up their first back-to-back wins this season with a eight-run victory over Rajasthan Royals but their batsman Ambati Rayudu conceded that his side will have to play each game as a must-win to make it to the play-off stage of the IPL cricket tournament.

  • Revenue deptt employees top in ACB traps

    Mumbai : The number of traps against corrupt government servants in the state have yet again increased further by 19 per cent, reveal the latest statistics available with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Maharashtra.

  • 3 killed in mishap near Palghar

    Palghar: Three persons, including a six-year-old girl, were killed and two others suffered injuries when their car turned turtle on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway on Saturday near here, police said. The accident occurred at around 11:30 am when three members of a family, belonging to Pune, and two others were heading towards Mumbai and their car overturned after it skid near Medwan Khind area in the district on Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway, an officer at Kasa

  • Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during an interaction with principles of Delhi's government schools, in New Delhi on Saturday.

    Delhi govt set to form own education board, rewrite education Act

    New Delhi : Promising a revamp of Delhi’s education system, the state government on Saturday said it will form its own education board on the lines of CBSE and NCERT, come out with new syllabus and also amend existing education laws.

  • Ajinkya Rahane credits mental aspect for success

    Mumbai : Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday credited his mental preparation as the key to his success in Tests, ODIs and the ongoing Indian Premier League, in which he is the leading run-getter till date.

  • Police raj in Maldives worries US

    Male : US Secretary of State John Kerry said that democracy was in danger in the Maldives as police made nearly 200 arrests at a protest over the jailing of the paradise islands’ ex-president.

  • Kotla, tough wicket to bat on: David Miller

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab batsman David Miller said it was “pretty tough” to bat on the Ferozeshah Kotla wicket as his side slumped to a nine-wicket defeat against the Delhi Daredevils here. Miller top-scored with 42 but his side only managed 118/8 in 20 overs, which the Daredevils eased past in 13.5 overs on Friday. “It was pretty tough. The wicket was a little bit up and down so it wasn’t

  • Brahmakumaris providing relief material for Nepal quake victims

    Mumbai: The ‘Brahmakumaris Disaster Management Services’ (BKDMS) has been operating relief camps for quake affected people at Katmandu, Muzaffarpur, Birgunj and Raxaul since the earthquake struck Nepal. A team of Ham radio operators, telecommunication experts, doctors and nurses from International HQ Mount Abu have joined local Brahmakumaris volunteers in Nepal to speed up the relief work. Relief material that includes food packets, water bottles, medicines, clothes, blankets, waterproof tents and milk powder

  • Kunal, Haadin set up summit clash

    Mumbai : Unseeded Kunal Anand of Delhi and third seed Haadin Bava set up the title clash in the Khar Gymkhana All India Men’s Open Tennis Tournament on Saturday.

  • Art of Living mobilises more than 8,000 volunteers to work for quake-hit Nepal

    Mumbai: In an effort to reach out and provide solace to the quake-hit country, The Art of Living has mobilised its volunteer base across the globe to provide relief and rehabilitation. As a part of this relief, blood donation camps are underway at the Bir hospital. The Nepal center and Nepal Music School in Kathmandu opened its premise for shelter seekers while volunteers conducted chantings and satsang to provide solace amidst the

  • Have learnt from Watson and Pollock : Dhawal Kulkarni

    Mumbai: Pace bowler Dhawal Kulkarni, who has played a lot of domestic cricket before gaining his India cap, said he had learnt quite a bit from the likes of OZ Shane Watson, his current captain in RR, and SAs Shaun Pollock in IPL. “One thing I have learnt from Watson is bowling round the wicket. That was the first thing I practised and it has helped me while bowling for India too,”

  • Bulls, bullocks to join anti-beef ban procession in Mumbai

    Mumbai : Major political parties and social and community organisations will take out a procession here on Tuesday along with bulls and bullocks to protest the ban on beef in Maharashtra, an organiser said on Saturday.

  • Bengaluru FC host East Bengal

    Bengaluru : Billed as one of the clashes of the season, Bengaluru FC will host rivals East Bengal at the Kanteerava Stadium, on Sunday. With the I-League reaching its business end, the Blues will look to close the gap on League leaders Mohun Bagan while a win for East Bengal would take them above Ashley Westwood’s side. Four defeats in four meetings may mean history and the numbers are against Bengaluru but Westwood

  • India relaxes border trade norms with China

    New Delhi : Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to China, India on Saturday relaxed border trade by raising the transaction value of consignments between the two countries.

  • NASA ropes in small biz to further Mars journey!

    Washington : The US space agency has selected proposals from 254 small businesses and 39 research institutions in the US for grants to develop new technologies that will further NASA’s journey to Mars, reports IANS.

  • Jaipur Bairwas get relief after decades of land acquisition

    NEW DELHI :  A land acquisition dispute of Jaipur going on since 1984 has been settled by the Supreme Court in favour of the original landowners. The land belonging to the Bairwas, a Scheduled Caste community, was acquired on January 12, 1984, for housing but the dispute went on for the past three decades because of a housing society claiming the compensation on the ground that it had bought the land and even obtained