Free Press Journal
  • Jason Holder gets one-match suspension for slow over rate

    Johannesburg : West Indies captain Jason Holder has been given a one-match suspension for maintaining a slow over rate for the second time in the year, the International Cricket Council has said. The decision was taken after West Indies fell two overs short of the target during their one-wicket defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in the opening ODI in Colombo. In addition to the suspension, Holder was fined 40 percent of his

  • Fate of Indo-Pak series rests on respective govts: Sachin Tendulkar

    New York: Advocating the need for improvement in relations between India and Pakistan, batting legend Sachin said if the governments of the two countries feel a bilateral cricket series is the “ideal way” to move forward then it should be held.

  • Nalin Kohli

    ‘Intolerant’ Congress should practice what they preach: BJP Nalin Kohli

    Allahabad : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday took a jibe at the Congress Party’s march to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to highlight the ‘growing intolerance’ and reminded the grand old party of the atrocities which took place in the country post the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi.

  • Police in 5 districts along Kerela border alerted

    Tirunelveli (TN): Police personnel in five districts bordering Kerala have been alerted by the ‘Q’ branch of the possibility of Maoists infiltrating these areas from that state. The alert to police of Theni, Dindigul, Tirunelveli, Dharmapuri and Erode districts was in the context of pamphlets distributed by four Maoists yesterday near a temple in Tirunelli in Kerala, claiming that the entire Western Ghats would soon come under their control. Police said the Maoists purchased some groceries

  • Ajay Alok

    Disappointed PM Narendra Modi not talking tantra mantra anymore: JD (U)

    Patna : Days after releasing an old photograph of the meeting between the Prime Minister and self-styled god man Asaram Bapu, the Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday launched a blistering attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and questioned Narendra Modi’s silence on the saffron camp resorting to the tactics of ‘tantra mantra’ and black magic.

  • Jayalalithaa

    Rs 30 L to families of 10 police personnel killed in mishaps

    Chennai : The Tamil Nadu government today announced an overall relief of Rs 30 lakh to the families of 10 police personnel killed in road accidents, besides those who died of natural causes. In a statement, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa condoled the death of the policemen and expressed her sympathies with the families of the deceased. She directed that a sum of Rs three lakh be paid from the Chief Minister’s General Relief Fund to

  • Sambit Patra

    ‘Suffocated’ Congress now leading ‘march of frustration’: BJP

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday dubbed the Congress’ march to the Rashtrapati Bhawan as a ‘march of frustration’ and said that the grand old party was now feeling suffocated as they are not getting any opportunity to be corrupt.

  • Suicide

    Man commits suicide over property dispute in UP

    Muzaffarnagar: A 55-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Shamli district, police said today. The deceased has been identified as Bijender, they said. His body was discovered by his children when they returned from school yesterday, they said. Bijender’s family members are stating property dispute as the reason behind this extreme step as he was worried over this matter from last many days, police said. The body has been sent for postmortem and

  • Godman arrested for abducting minor in UP

    Muzaffarnagar: A self-styled Godman was arrested after police found an abducted minor boy begging with him at Behra Sadat village under Kakroli police station. The Godman, Shanker, was arrested yesterday after police found a 10-year-old boy, Dharmender, in his possession, Station House Officer (SHO) Kakroli police station, Yogesh Sharma said. Dharmender was abducted on October 10 from his residence, the SHO added. Police arrested Shanker when the abducted minor was found begging with the Godman

  • CBI seeks cancellation of Madan Mitra’s bail before High Court

    Kolkata: CBI today took leave of Calcutta High Court to move a prayer for cancellation of bail of West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, an accused in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Mitra was granted bail by a city court on Saturday and went home the day after. A division bench comprising justices Harish Tandon and I C Das granted leave to CBI to serve copy of its petition to Mitra’s counsel and move the

  • Indian maid wins 50 gm gold in Dubai

    Dubai: A 54-year-old Indian maid has won a 50-gram gold coin for travelling in the Dubai Metro as part of a campaign by local authorities to encourage people to use public transport system.

  • Hamid Ansari

    Vice President Ansari to attend India -Indonesia Business Forum

    Jakarta : Vice President Hamid Ansari who is on a four day visit to Indonesia, will today meet members of India -Indonesia Business Forum at Jakarta to boost the economic ties between the two emerging economies.

  • Sundar Raman resigns as IPL COO

    New Delhi : Sundar Raman on Tuesday tendered his resignation as Indian Premier League Chief Operating Officer amidst investigation into the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal.

  • Maneka Gandhi

    Nirbhaya case: Law adhered, unsure about justice : Maneka Gandhi

    New Delhi: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has asserted that she was not sure if justice was served in the Nirbhaya case, and added that the authorities need to ‘keep an eye’ on the juvenile once he is released next month.

  • Ex-MLA Gurcharan Chabbra on hunger-strike passes away

    Jaipur: Former Janata Dal MLA Gurcharan Chabbra, who was on a fast unto death demanding liquor ban and strengthening of Lokayukta in Rajasthan, today died at a hospital here.

  • PC Chacko

    PM Modi’s ‘short-sightedness’ will destroy his own govt.: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress on Tuesday said their march to the Rashtrapati Bhawan was an attempt on their behalf to show the nation who was behind the stoking of communal flames, and warned Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his ‘silence’ was encouraging communal tendencies in the nation.