Free Press Journal
  • Shelarka, Kadam shine

    Mumbai : Gomantak, spearheaded by  seasoned stalwarts like Dinkar Shelarka and  Ram Kadam, have notched up three straight wins in the in group ‘B’ of the second division in the annual MSDTTA Inter-Club table tennis league Having beaten Ghatkopar YMCA 3-0 in both their home and away ties, they have also taken the measure of former champions  MCF ‘A’, 3-1 with Shelarka and Kadam clinching both their singles. They next routed Khar Gymkhana

  • Opposition disarray gives Mamata Banerjee confidence

    There’s this to be said for Ms Mamata Banerjee as the ruling chief Minister of West Bengal — she is never short of confidence! It appears she may just go in for the next state Assembly elections about two months before schedule. A recent state Government notification scheduling next year’s secondary and higher secondary exams (2016), bringing them forward by a month, provides a clear indication to an early polls. With these exams

  • Pernia works with UMRAO JAAN choreographer

    Fashion entrepreneur and actress Pernia Qureshi was part of cinematic history when she worked with famed choreographer Guru Kumudini Lakhia recently. Lakhia is the same choreographer who had earlier worked with Muzaffar Ali on his highly acclaimed film ‘Umrao Jaan’ with the legendary Rekha.

  • Iran partially opens stadium doors to women

    Tehran: A senior Iranian official says a limited number of women will be allowed to attend Volleyball World League games in Tehran later this month as it lifts a ban on Iranian women attending male sporting events. The ban came to worldwide attention last year over the detention of a British-Iranian woman trying to attend a men’s match.             Women generally have been banned from games since Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

  • Rapist nabbed

    Bhayandar : The registration number of a motorbike helped cops nab a man who had raped a 24-year-old woman in Bhayandar. The 24-year-old housewife was raped by an unidentified per-son near the east side of Bha-yandar creek on Saturday, po-lice said.  The victim was was-hing clothes on the creek shore when the accused dragged her behind the bushes and raped her and later fled on a motor-cycle not before threatening her of dire

  • GM Krastiv Martyn (centre) of Ukraine, winner of the 8th Mumbai Mayor’s International Chess Tournament, is flanked by 3rd place winner Vietnam’s GM Nguyen Duc Hoa (left), and runner-up Georgian GM Paichadze Luka.

    Martyn win Mumbai Mayor’s chess title

    Mumbai : Grandmaster Krastiv Martyn from Ukraine edged out Georgian GM Luka Paichadze on a better tie-break to win the 8th edition of Mumbai Mayor’s International Chess Tournament sponsored by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, co-sponsored by LIC of India and hosted by the Goregaon Sports Club at their premises.

  • At scene of ambush, NIA seizes lethal IED, shells

    New Delhi : A National Investigating Agency team on Tuesday seized some Lethod gun shells and an unexploded Improvised Explosive Device (IED) from the scene of gruesome killing of 18 army personnel in Manipur’s Chandel district.

  • Freedom after four decades in solitary

    Washington : A US federal judge ordered the release of the country’s longest-serving solitary confinement prisoner, who was imprisoned as such almost 43 years.

  • AISA YEH JAHAAN questions fast-paced city life

    Fashion entrepreneur and actress Pernia Qureshi was part of cinematic history when she worked with famed choreographer Guru Kumudini Lakhia recently. Lakhia is the same choreographer who had earlier worked with Muzaffar Ali on his highly acclaimed film ‘Umrao Jaan’ with the legendary Rekha. Pernia Qureshi shot with the choreographer for a special dance sequence in her upcoming film ‘Jaanisaar’ where she plays a courtesan. The song titled ‘Nigaahon ne maara teri

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- There may be fair amount of conflict and even confrontations over property and possession. You need to be clear and open-minded to maintain peace and not let your ego dictate your actions.

  • Shastri-led support staff should be given a one-year run: Ayub

    New Delhi:  Having seen the Indian cricket team set-up from close quarters as manager in Australia, former spinner Arshad Ayub says the players are responding well to Team Director Ravi Shastri and the current support staff should be given a one-year run to make a difference. Ayub, who was with the Indian team on its four-month long Australian journey including the World Cup, feels Shastri has had a positive influence on the

  • Opinion

    Back to the Basics in UP

    Uttar Pradesh is in for communal tension in the coming days with the VHP and the Hindu fundamentalists in the BJP raising the issue of construction of the Ram temple. On the other hand, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board is bent on opposing introduction of yoga in government schools.

  • Going Beyond All Sorrows

    MAN always wants to go beyond all sorrows. In Sushupti or deep sleep, we are not aware of anything; but only on waking we are able to understand that “I slept well” or “I was in a state of  joy”. It is a state where we are covered with ignorance and not aware of our true nature. Consequently when we wake up we are back to our old selves – with joys,