Free Press Journal
  • Jwala Gutta confident of winning medal at Rio

    Mumbai : Top Indian shuttler Jwala Gutta on Wednesday expressed confidence that she and her women’s doubles partner Ashwini Ponnappa will deliver their best to clinch a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Jwala and Ashwini have won numerous laurels such as the gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the historic silver at the 2011 World Championships and another silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. “Me and Ashwini are currently ranked World No.11. April 30

  • ‘Development for minorities is govt’s moral commitment’

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Parliamentary and Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said that the socio-economic empowerment of minorities is the government’s moral commitment and not a political gimmick like that of “pseudo-secularists”.

  • BAI gets HC boost

    New Delhi : The path of hosting the second edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) has got a temporary reprieve after the Delhi High Court withheld an injunction requested by Sporty Solutionz. The court on Tuesday declined to grant any injunction order, as requested by Sporty Solutionz Pvt. Ltd. (SSPL), adjourning the case till December 10. The Badminton Association of India (BAI), which will be organising the tournament, meanwhile has to file its

  • SC sends Hardik’s plea against sedition charge to another bench

    New Delhi : The plea of Patel quota leader Hardik Patel challenging the invocation of a sedition charge against him for allegedly inciting a fellow activist to ‘beat up or kill’ Gujarat police men instead of committing suicide was referred by a Supreme Court bench to another bench today.

  • Paes-Nadal ousted from Paris Masters

    Paris: Leander Paes’ much touted partnership with Rafael Nadal did not deliver the expected result as they suffered a shock men’s doubles first round loss at the Paris Masters. Experienced British-Swedish pairing of Dominic Inglot and Robert Lindstedt took just an hour and three minutes to beat Paes and Nadal 6-3, 6-4 at the Palais Omnisports. Though Paes and Nadal got a break of serve in the opening set, they were themselves broken twice

  • Congress president Sonia Gandhi submits a memorandum on the alleged rise in intolerance to President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi after leading a protest march on Tuesday.

    Congress keeps the pressure on PM

    New Delhi : As the saffron brigade remained unrelenting in unleashing its vitriolic word power against voices critical of the ‘present atmosphere of intolerance’, the Congress questioned the very rationale of the BJP-RSS trying to impose their ideology over the country.

  • One more tested positive for H1N1

    Indore : With one more patient testing positive for swine flu on Tuesday, the toll of positive patients of the dreaded disease rose to 30, from May.

  • Police reveal traffic plans for Simhastha Fair

    Ujjain : Police department on Wednesday revealed their traffic management plans for the Simhastha Fair. SP MS Verma conducted a meeting at the meeting hall of police control room and briefed the media about the traffic plans of the Simhastha.

  • HPCL chess tourney kicks off with fanfare

    Mumbai : The 27th PSPB Inter-Unit Chess Tournament at the HP Nagar Housing Complex (Club), Mumbai kicked off in grand manner. The event is organised by Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, under the aegis of Petroleum SportsPromotion Board (PSPB). About 75-80 players from the nine Member organisations of PSPB such as ONGC, IOCL, BPCL, OIL, IOC-AOD, GAIL, EIL, MRPL and HPCL will participate in the tournament. The inauguration of the tournament was done by Director, HPCL

  • JNU home to intellectuals, not anti-nationals, says VC

    New Delhi : Condemning RSS comments that JNU was home to a “huge anti-national block”, the university’s Vice-Chancellor today said it is an attempt to malign the image of the institution which has contributed considerably to nation building.

  • Forbes places Modi 9th in power list

    Forbes has added that governing 1.2 billion people requires more than “shaking hands” and that Modi must pass the BJP’s reform agenda and keep “fractious opposition” under control.
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  • Mary Immaculate register crucial win

    Mumbai : Mary Immaculate, Borivali registered crucial wins in Pool B to qualify for the girls’ under-16 semi-finals, in the 2nd Don Bosco Inter School Basketball Championship on Wednesday. Mary Immaculate prevailed over St. Anthony’s, Chembur 19-8 to top the pool, while Anthony’s finished second. Earlier Mary Immaculate beat Divine Child, Andheri 24-10. Tanisha top-scored for the winners in both matches, scoring seven against St. Anthony’s and 10 against Divine Child. In the semi-finals, Mary Immaculate

  • Retd paramilitary personnel end OROP stir, to return in ’16

    New Delhi : Retired personnel of various paramilitary forces demanding One Rank One Pension (OROP) benefits and other privileges under the ex-servicemen category today ended their three-day ‘dharna’ here saying they will “fall back again” by early next year.

  • Rahul Gandhi

    Akalis question Rahul’s visit to Punjab

    Chandigarh : A day before Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is to visit Punjab where he intends to meet families of two men allegedly killed in police firing on protesters agitating against sacrilege of the Guru Granth Sahib, the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal on Wednesday questioned the visit, linking it to the 1984 anti-Sikh  riots.

  • Additional coaches in trains for Diwali

    BHOPAL: West Central Railway administration, considering rush of passengers on the festival of Deepawali, has decided to attach additional coaches in several trains. A sleeper coach is being attached in train number 12185 Habibganj-Rewa Rewanchal Express from November 4 to 15. An additional sleeper coach will be attached in train number 12186 Rewa-Habibganj Rewanchal Express from November 5 to November 16. One AC-II cum III coach will be attached in train number

  • Court to hear arguments on court-monitored probe plea

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it would hear arguments on December 3 on the maintainability of plea for a court-monitored probe into charges against the Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.