Free Press Journal
  • Maharashtra govt-IRB compensation row to be taken up on Nov 17: Min

    Mumbai: The dispute between infrastructure firm IRB and Maharashtra government following the closure of toll booths in Kolhapur would be taken up at a pre-Cabinet meeting on November 17 with a view to arriving at a settlement of the compensation claim made by the former.

  • Government should ensure affordable housing in smart cities

    Mumbai: The government must step in to ensure that housing facilities are affordable and inclusive in proposed smart cities and these modern urban hubs should have a plan for vertical expansion in future, says a report.

  • Bihar polls: Shatrughan Sinha targets PM Modi

    Nagpur: Firing a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Bihar poll debacle, disgruntled BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha has said the “credit” for the seats won by the party in the state goes to Modi and claimed that his attack on Lalu Prasad backfired.

  • OROP rally

    Ex-servicemen accuse govt of manipulating definition of OROP

    Ambala : Major General (Retd.) Satbir Singh, who is leading the One Rank One Pension (OROP) protest, on Sunday accused the government of manipulating the OROP’s definition, and said ex-servicemen would take their protest to the masses if a fresh notification is not issued.

  • Nathuram Godse, Mahatma Gandhi

    RSS ideologue Vaidya says Godse was no hero

    Nagpur : RSS ideologue M.G. Vaidya on Sunday said Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse was no hero and criticised the Hindu Mahasabha, Hindu Sena and Maharana Pratap Battalion for commemorating the former’s 66th death anniversary as ‘Shaurya Diwas’. He said he was against honouring and giving respect to Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin.

  • Vasundhara Raje

    Vasundhara Raje condemns terror attack in Paris

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has strongly condemned the terror attack in Paris in which over 120 people have been killed, saying the assault was not on one country, but on the entire humanity. “A terror attack is not on one country, it is on entire humanity”, Raje tweeted last night. “The world needs to strongly unite and fight against terrorism”, she added. Three teams of extremists carried out coordinated gun-and-suicide bombing attacks across the French capital that

  • Maharashtra Assembly former Deputy Speaker Pramod Shende dead

    Nagpur: Former Deputy Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly, Pramod Shende passed away after a prolonged illness. He was 77. Shende, who resided in Wardha, was admitted to a private hospital in the city, where he died of multi-organ failure yesterday, family sources said.

  • Czech tied 1-1 with Russia after first day in Fed Cup final

    Prague: The Czech Republic were tied with Russia 1-1 in the tennis Fed Cup final after the first day’s play. Czech player Petra Kvitova defeated Russian player Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 6-1, and 6-1, while her teammate Karolina Pliskova lost to Maria Sharapova 3-6 and 4-6 on Saturday, reports Xinhua. The other two singles and possible doubles will be played on Sunday. The first singles game will be Kvitova playing against Sharapova, the

  • Saina Nehwal loses China Open final

    Fuzhou (China): Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a straight games loss in the women’s singles final of the China Open Superseries Premier to reigning Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China here on Sunday.  The sixth seeded Xuerui beat top seed Saina 21-12, 21-15 in 39 minutes.

  • Kane Williamson posts another ton

    Perth: In-form batsman New Zealand Kane Williamson posted his second century in as many matches on the third day of the second Test against Australia at the WACA Ground on Sunday.

  • Kirti Azad

    BCCI considers itself above Indian law : Kirti Azad

    New Delhi : Expressing his view on the BCCI’s recent proposal to Pakistan to play a limited-over-series in India, former Indian cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad on Sunday said the board always sees itself as being above the law.

  • Rain washes out morning session

    Bengaluru: Showers washed out the morning session of play without a ball being bowled on Day 2 of the second cricket Test between India and South Africa at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Sunday. India, at 80 for no loss, were trailing South Africa by 134 runs at the end of Day 1’s play with openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan batting on 28 and 45 respectively. Earlier, India bowled South Africa

  • Sania Mirza

    Sania Mirza turns 29

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza, who had a rollicking 2015 season, turned 29 today. Sania, who shares her birthday with mother Nasima, spent time with family last night in Hyderabad and flew to Mumbai today to be with her friends. It has been an extraordinary year for Sania as she won 10 titles, including two Grand Slams with partner Martina Hingis apart from retaining the year-end WTA finals title in Singapore. The Wimbledon Trophy was

  • Usman Khawaja suffers injury setback

    Perth: Emerging Australian batsman Usman Khawaja will be sidelined for at least two Tests by a hamstring injury.

  • Harmanpreet brace helps India colts beat Japan

    Kuantan (Malaysia): The Indian hockey team staged a magnificent comeback to beat Japan 2-1 in their opening match of the Junior Asia Cup at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium here.

  • Malaysia to tighten security for the upcoming Asean Summit

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia today said it will tighten security for the upcoming Asean Summit here this week to be attended by several world leaders following the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris that left over 120 people dead.