Free Press Journal
  • BMW hit-and-run convict refused bail; lawyer cites Salman case

    Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today rejected the bail plea of Vismay Shah, awarded a five-year jail term by a lower court in a 2013 BMW hit-and-run case, even as his lawyer cited the case of superstar Salman Khan who was given the relief in a similar incident in Mumbai. Justice S G Shah rejected the bail application of Vismay whose car had mowed down two youth.

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    Petition in HC says appeals of celebrities heard out-of-turn

    Mumbai: A convict has alleged that appeals of celebrities were being heard out-of-turn while that of others like him were pending endlessly, following which the Bombay High Court today directed its Registry to file a report on July 24 on how many such appeals were waiting for final hearing.

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    Still feel guilty about letting down Indian Army: Gurcharan Singh

    New Delhi: Professional glory across seven seas could never make up for the ignominy of being labelled a deserter in his own country, insists US-based India boxer Gurcharan Singh, who cannot wait for his homecoming under the newly-formed pro body — the Indian Boxing Council (IBC).

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    Rodrigues aims to promote ‘Lavani’ via his film “Gurukul”

    Mumbai: Aiming to revive Maharashtra’s folk heritage ‘Lavani’ which is losing its fervour while being projected as a sleazy dance, director Rommel Rodrigues has tried to promote the traditional song and dance style in his upcoming film “Gurukul”.

  • Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi needs rest: Barcelona coach Luis Enrique

    Barcelona: FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Monday said the club’s star footballer Lionel Messi is desperately in need of rest. Speaking at the start of Barcelona’s summer tour of the United States, Enrique looked back at the last 13 months which have seen Messi play the World Cup, helping Argentina to the final. His domestic season was also longer than almost everyone else as Barcelona played the final of the King’s

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    SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh pledges over half of his stake

    New Delhi: At least more than one-fifth of SpiceJet shares have been pledged, with its promoter Ajay Singh pledging nearly 34 per cent of his stake in the low-cost carrier. Singh, the original co-founder, took back the reins last December amid SpiceJet facing turbulent times. He has already pumped in more than Rs 800 crore and continues to explore various investment options for the carrier.

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    Late F1 driver Jules Bianchi’s funeral to be held on Tuesday

    Nice (France): Late Formula One driver Jules Bianchi’s funeral will be held on Tuesday. Bianchi died on Friday night, nine months after suffering severe head injuries in a crash at the 2014 Japanese Grand Prix.  The 25-year-old had been in a coma since last October after his Marussia car collided with a recovery vehicle in wet conditions during the closing stages of the Japanese Grand Prix on October 5 last year. “You

  • Shashank Manohar

    Shashank Manohar’s Kochi handling made BCCI wary of CSK termination

    New Delhi: The BCCI is proceeding cautiously on the demands for the removal of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) from the IPL in the wake of a judicial committee order over betting in 2013 edition owing to legal implications in adopting such a course.

  • Changes in labour laws only with consensus: Modi

    New Delhi: Facing resistance to labour reforms from within, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said changes in the laws will be made only after consensus and stressed that “obsolete and unnecessary” laws are being weeded out.

  • Paul Van Ass

    I am fired as Indian hockey coach, claims Paul Van Ass

    New Delhi: Indian men’s hockey team chief coach Paul van Ass today claimed that he has been fired by Hockey India following his alleged public altercation with federation president Narinder Batra. “As far I know I was fired one week after the Hockey World League Semi-finals in Antwerp, Belgium. Roelant Oltmans (High Performance Director) was asked to replace me,” Van Ass told PTI from The Netherlands.

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    Sensex falls ahead of Parliament session; snaps 3-day rise

    Mumbai: Retreating from three-month highs, the benchmark BSE Sensex today fell marginally by 43 points to 28,420.12 as investors adopted a cautious stance ahead of Parliament session and earnings from blue-chips stocks. Key bills, Goods and Service Tax (GST) bill and the land acquisition bill, are expected to be presented during the Monsoon session, which starts from tomorrow.

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    Sourav Ganguly in panel to study Lodha Committee ruling

    Mumbai:  The Indian cricket board on Monday named a working group comprising Sourav Ganguly, Rajeev Shukla, Anurag Thakur and Anirudh Chaudhry to study the Lodha Committee verdict and prepare the road map for the future of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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    Lalu, Nitish indulging in negative campaign: Ananth Kumar

    Patna: With RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar attacking the Centre for not releasing the socio-economic caste census, Union Minister Ananth Kumar today charged the two leaders with indulging in negative campaign ahead of the state Assembly polls.

  • Sushma Swaraj

    Lalitgate: Sushma keen to issue a statement, says Naidu

    New Delhi:Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was keen to make a statement in parliament on the Lalit Modi controversy surrounding her.

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    Zimbabwe tired of losing in cricket: T20 captain Sikander Raza

    Harare: Zimbabwe T20 captain Sikander Raza has said it was time they started making a habit of winning because they are tired of competing and losing to better teams. Defending 146 runs in a tight encounter, Zimbabwe on Sunday defeated India by 10 runs to square their two-match T20 series 1-1.  “We were sick and tired of just competing against the better nations and losing in the end. Today was one of

  • Azam Khan

    Singhal’s remark a conspiracy to destabilise Centre: Azam Khan

    Rampur (UP): Reacting to Ashok Singhal’s remark that India will become a ‘Hindu Nation’ by 2020, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said the “disturbed” VHP patron’s comment was a “conspiracy to destablise” the BJP government whch was not paying any heed to him.

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    Lt Gen Singh visits Poonch to take stock of security situation

    Jammu: In the wake of continuous ceasefire violations from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, General Officer in Command (GoC), 16 Corps, Lt Gen K H Singh today visited the forward area in the district to take stock of the security situation there. “The Corps Commander during his visit took stock of the prevailing security situation along the Line of Control in the wake of the recent incidents of ceasefire violations,”

  • Rajeev Shukla

    We are not dilly-dallying on Lodha committee verdict: Rajeev Shukla

    New Delhi: The BCCI today sought to dispel the notion that it was dilly-dallying in implementing the Justice R M Lodha Committee verdict, saying that such a perception was “wrong” as the Board has already accepted the order in totality.

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    Wars, Water Shortages and Heat Waves: Are You Prepared ?

    Lives, properties and economies stand to be affected by climate change as we understand it. While debates on the significance and impact of climate change rage furiously, a new multi-nation study has argued that preparing for the risks of climate change is an imperative now.