Free Press Journal
  • CCTV

    Security beefed up, CCTV cameras installed at Green Park

    Kanpur: Security has been beefed up at Green Park stadium here, venue for the first One-Day International cricket match between India and South Africa on Sunday, with CCTV cameras installed across the arena.

  • Rajeev Shukla

    Rajeev Shukla downplays Pepsi’s threat to withdraw IPL sponsorship

    Kanpur: Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla on Friday downplayed the threat of PepsiCo mulling to pull out of the controversy-hit T20 league, saying cordial talks with the beverage giants are currently underway. “We are in constant consultation with Pepsi officials. Talks are going on in a very cordial relationship. They have been longstanding partners. We are addressing their concerns and they are our concerns,” said Shukla. “We will work it out and

  • Nico Hulkenberg tops first practice of Russian GP

    Sochi: Force India’s Nico Hulkenberg edged Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg to record the fastest time in the first practice of the Russian Grand Prix Formaul 1 race here on Friday. The practice began half-an-hour late due to a diesel spill at the Sochi Autodrom. But it didn’t hinder Hulkenberg (1:44.355) from clocking 0.052s faster time than Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel was third fastest for team Ferrari, ahead of Sergio Perez in the second Force

  • BJP president Amit Shah with former Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi during the launch of 160 Parivartan Raths as part of NDA's Bihar poll campaign,

    Bihar: EC asks politicians to observe restraint in campaigning

    New Delhi: The Election Commission today expressed “deep anguish” at plummeting level of speeches ahead of Bihar polls saying these are aimed at causing mutual hatred and disharmony and urged politicians to observe restraint and decency during campaigning. The Commission’s strongly-worded instructions came close on the heels of politicians using election rallies and press conferences to target each other ahead of the crucial assembly elections.

  • Rao Inderjit Singh appointed PCI president

    Faridabad: Rao Inderjit Singh has been appointed unopposed as the new president of the Paralympics Committee of India (PCI). Meanwhile, Kavinder Chaudhary, who was the head of organizing committee of the National Paralympic Games, and was blamed for keeping Paralympic athletes in a very poor condition recently, has been elected PCI vice-president. Shivaji Kumar has been appointed as joint secretary of the committee. Besides, Gursharan Singh and S P Sangwan have been named as vice-president

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Arvind Kejriwal sacks food minister for corruption

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday sacked Food Minister Asim Ahmed Khan on charges of demanding a bribe from a builder. Announcing the sacking at a press conference where he played a recorded tape of a conversation purportedly between Khan and the builder, Kejriwal said the case was being referred to the CBI.

  • Sania Mirza -Martina Hingis

    Sania Mirza- Martina Hingis cruise into China Open women’s doubles final

    Beijing: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis remained on course for their eighth women’s doubles title of the year after storming into the China Open final here on Friday. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair claimed a comprehensive 6-2, 6-3 straight sets win over Chinese duo of Chen Liang and Yafan Wang in a match that lasted one hour and six minutes. Mirza and Hingis have won seven women’s doubles

  • Dadri incident is being politicised: Maneka Gandhi

    New Delhi: Union Minister Maneka Gandhi today decried attempts to “politicise” the Dadri lynching incident and attacked Uttar Pradesh government, saying it was attempting to mislead the people. Condemning the incident where a Muslim man was lynched by a mob over beef eating rumou   r, the Woman and Child Development Minister said that communal harmony of the country should not be disturbed over any issue.

  • India defeat New Zealand 3-2 in third match

    Christchurch: A last-minute goal by Dharamvir Singh paved the way for the Indian men’s hockey team’s narrow 3-2 win over New Zealand in the third match of the ongoing tour here today.

  • JK Assembly passes resolution asking people to maintain harmony

    Srinagar After days of acrimonious scenes on beef ban issue which saw an Independent MLA being assaulted by BJP members, Jammu and Kashmir Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution proposed by Omar Abdullah, appealing to people of the state to maintain communal harmony.

  • Sheena Bora case: CBI to look into Indrani’s hospitalisation

    New Delhi,: CBI will look into the recent episode of hospitalisation of Indrani Mukerjea, arrested in her daughter Sheena Bora’s murder case, and has asked the Maharashtra authorities to preserve her body fluid samples and provide the reports on the incident. Sources said the agency which has taken over the murder case probe has asked Maharashtra Government to preserve samples of stomach wash, urine and blood of Mukerjea which were collected during

  • Child Abuse

    Child abuse in Japan hits record high

    Tokyo: Child abuse in Japan has hit a record high with the number of cases reported in fiscal 2014 that ended in March, the welfare ministry announced. The ministry on Thursday said the number of cases that its child consultation centres throughout Japan handled reached about 89,000 in the last fiscal year. This is up 20.5 percent from the previous year, public broadcaster NHK reported. The figure is the highest ever since the

  • Nine dead, one missing after Philippine jail fire

    Abuyog (Philippines): Nine prisoners were killed when fire ripped through the psychiatric ward of a provincial jail, Philippine authorities said today, adding the facility was operating at more than double its capacity.

  • ISIS

    IS jihadists advance on Syria’s Aleppo: monitor

    Beirut: The Islamic State group advanced to the closest it has been to the Syrian city of Aleppo at dawn today, after hours of ferocious fighting, a monitor reported.

  • China denies derailing Myanmar’s talks with ethnic rebels

    London : Beijing has rejected a Myanmar official’s claim that it had interfered in the last week’s ceasefire deal with ethnic rebels. The Guardian quoted Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei, as saying that China has supported Myanmar’s steps taken to resolve differences with all ethnic groups. Earlier, Min Zaw Oo, a senior official of the government-linked Myanmar Peace Centre, had said that China’s special envoy had pressured two key rebel groups not to

  • Indian-origin woman’s store robbed in US

    Washington: A convenience store owned by an Indian-origin woman was robbed by three armed men in the US town of Madison Heights in Virginia, a media report said on Friday. The robbers held Sarla Patel, the owner of Du Drop convenience store, at gunpoint around 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday before fleeing with cash, gun cartridges, shoes, a textbook and some office supplies, wset.com reported on Friday. The store’s surveillance footage shows Patel

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    SpiceJet to induct six new aircraft, operate 291 flights

    New Delhi: In a major network and fleet expansion, budget carrier SpiceJet today said it will induct six new aircraft and operate 291 flights during the winter schedule, which would come into effect from the last Saturday of this month. The induction of the new planes, which will be added in the existing fleet in the next one month period, is part of SpiceJet’s comprehensive plan of operating an enhanced flight schedule to

  • Tunisian dialogue mediators win Nobel Peace Prize

    Oslo: Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet won the Nobel Peace Prize today for building democracy in the country after the 2011 revolution which unleashed the Arab Spring.