Free Press Journal
  • Aditya Thackeray

    Yuva Sena chief invites PM Narendra Modi to visit Mumbai civic schools

    New Delhi/Mumbai: Yuva Sena President Aditya Thackeray on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and invited him to visit the “Virtual Classroom” project in civic schools in Mumbai. The Virtual Classroom project, where children are taught without the use of textbooks, and notebooks, has been initiated by the Yuva Sena in collaboration with the Shiv Sena.

  • Rahin Memon

    SP leader seeks RS nomination for Memon’s widow, sacked

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party leader M.F. Ghosi demanded that Raheen, the widow of hanged terrorist Yakub Memon, be nominated to the Rajya Sabha – leading to his being sacked as the Mumbai unit’s vice president. A Samajwadi Party spokesperson said state and city unit chief Abu Asim Azmi took the decision barely a day after Ghosi made the demand in a letter to party president Mulayam Singh Yadav.

  • Pankaja Munde

    Pankaja Munde tops in absenteeism at Maharashtra cabinet meets: RTI

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Women and Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde tops the list of ministers remaining absent from state cabinet meetings, a RTI query has revealed here. Other state ministers who were high on absenteeism include PWD minister Eknath Shinde, Health Minister Deepak Sawant, Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and Social Welfare minister Rajkumar Badole.

  • Zimbabwe cricket team

    Zimbabwe look to build on India shock against Kiwis

    Harare : Zimbabwe plan to tap into the renewed energy that sparked a victory over India recently as they take on an under-strength New Zealand side in a three-match one-day international series that starts tomorrow. After sleepwalking their way through a one-day series whitewash at the hands of India, Zimbabwe came to life in the final match of the tour as a fresh desire drove them to a 10-run victory in a Twenty20 match.

  • Golfer Ranveer Singh Saini

    Indian golfer Ranveer Saini bags Gold in Special Olympics

    Los Angeles: Golfer Ranveer Singh Saini created history by becoming the first Indian to win a Gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games here. The 14-year-old autistic golfer achieved the feat in GF Golf-Level 2 Alternate Shot Team Play event yesterday. Ranveer and his partner Monica Jajoo were nine shots clear of joint second-placed teams from Hong Kong (Tsz Leung Chung-Ka Kit Lam) and Nippon (Takefumi Hiyoshi-Tadatoshi Sakai). The Gurgaon-based teenager was diagnosed with autism, a neurological

  • James Anderson

    James Anderson hopeful about returning for fifth Ashes Test

    London : England fast bowler James Anderson, who has been ruled out of the of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia to be played at Trent Bridge next week, is hoping to return for the fifth Test, which would commence from August 20. According to reports, Anderson said that his side strain injury was not as serious as was thought earlier, and added that he is looking to prepare himself for The Oval

  • Unmukt Chand

    Unmukt Chand named India A captain for tri-series

    Chennai: Young Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand was today appointed India A captain for the upcoming ODI cricket tri-series involving Australia A and South Africa A starting here on August 5. Karnataka batsman Karun Nair has been appointed Unmukt’s deputy as the All-India Senior Selection Committee picked a 15-member squad. All the matches will be played here at the MA Chidambaram Stadium with the final scheduled on August 14. Meanwhile, Ambati Rayudu has been picked to

  • Ronda Rousey

    Ronda Rousey clashes with Bethe Correia in UFC 190

    Rio de Janeiro: In a bid to defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s title, unbeaten bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will lock horns against Bethe Correia here. After the interim featherweight title fight between Ireland’s Conor McGregor and local lad Chad Mendes in Las Vegas on July 12 lived up to the hype, the focus now shifts to the women’s draw in the Mixed Martial Arts event.

  • Michael Clarke

    Michael Clarke demands more of bowlers — and himself

    Birmingham: Australia captain Michael Clarke called for an improved performance by his attack and was even harder on himself after an eight-wicket defeat by England in the third Test at Edgbaston left his side 2-1 down in the five-match Ashes series. A remarkable match ended inside three days as England pacemen James Anderson and Steven Finn took six wickets eachin below par Australia scores of 136 and 265 respectively on a seaming but far

  • Virat Kohli

    I have always played with responsibility for team: Virat Kohli

    Chennai: His batting form has not been the best of late but an unfazed Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli today said he does not need to put in any extra effort on that front as he has always played with responsibility for the team. Kohli, who played for India A in the just-concluded second unofficial four-day Test against Australia A, produced knocks of 16 and 45 in the match which the home team won by

  • Firefighter dies as thousands battle California wildfires

    Los Angeles: A firefighter died while battling one of the 18 large wildfires raging in California, its governor has said, declaring a state of emergency. About 8,000 firefighters have been deployed across the state, said the California National Guard, which has been called into action. “California’s severe drought and extreme weather have turned much of the state into a tinderbox,” California Governor Edmund Brown said in a statement yesterday. “Our courageous firefighters are on the front lines and we’ll do

  • Japanese Emperor Hirohito

    Japanese Emperor Hirohito’s speech made public

    Tokyo: The Japan Imperial Household Agency on Saturday released the original recording of Japanese Emperor Hirohito’s war-ending speech announcing the unconditional surrender of the Japanese military at the end of the World War II. The agency decided to release the original audio of the speech by the emperor, now known as Emperor Showa, broadcast by radio on August 15, 1945, as this year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World

  • Ranil Wickremesinghe

    Sri Lankan PM orders police to arrest rally shooting suspects

    Colombo : Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe of Sri Lanka has reportedly ordered the nation’s Inspector General of Police to immediately arrest the suspects who opened fire at a United National Party (UNP) election rallyin Colombo on Friday. It maybe recalled that unidentified gunmen arrived in a vehicle and sprayed bullets into the crowd at the rally that was organised in support of Finance Minister Ravi in Kotahena near Colombo. One woman was killed and

  • Lalu Prasad

    Lalu’s 1,000 horse carts procession runs into PETA trouble

    Patna: RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s grand plan to take out a procession with 1,000 horse carts ahead of the assembly polls has been challenged by an animal rights group. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has sought the Election Commission’s intervention against the use of animals. It has raised objections to the decision meant to counter Bharatiya Janata Party’s high-tech ‘raths’ (vehicles).

  • Woman killed in rain triggered-house collapse in Howrah

    Howrah (WB): A woman was killed in house collapse at Panchla area of Howrah district this morning as heavy rains lashed the district and other parts of South Bengal. A district official said the woman died as their mud house gave in this morning due to the downpour caused by a depression since last evening. Her husband was injured and taken to nearby hospital. Meanwhile the rains caused massive waterlogging with 39 villages in Amta block along

  • Rape case

    Class XII student abducted and raped in UP

    Muzaffarnagar: A class XII student was allegedly abducted and raped by two youths at Civil Lines area here, police said today. The victim’s mother in a complaint alleged that two youths, Rahul and Shivam, abducted the girl from her college and took her to a nearby house yesterday, they said. While Shivam stood in guard outside the house, Rahul raped the girl, police said. The victim has been sent for medical examination, police said, adding, a case

  • Nine injured in clash over land dispute in UP

    Etah: Nine persons were injured in a clash between two groups over land dispute at Vidirika village in this district, police said today. The incident occurred yesterday when Ram Babu and Ganga Singh had an argument over a land dispute which led to a clash between two groups, they said. The nine injured, including Ram Babu and his son Raju, were admitted to a hospital here, they said. FIRs have been registered on complaints from both

  • Women Ablaze

    Three of family sentenced to life for setting ablaze woman

    Salem: A local court today sentenced a man and his parents to life for setting ablaze his 19-year-old wife more than three years ago at their home in the district. Chief Judicial Magistrate Jothiraman also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 each on the three convicts. According to police, 25-year-old Saravanan started suspecting his wife’s fidelity after marriage. His parents started looking for another alliance and the three allegedly began torturing her. On March 21, 2012, while she