Free Press Journal
  • Nico Rosberg secures pole position

    Abu Dhabi : Mercedes’ German driver Nico Rosberg will start in pole position for Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, the last race on the 2015 Formula One calendar. Rosberg secured his sixth consecutive pole and seventh of the season with a best lap time of 1:40.237 in Saturday’s Q3, around two-fifths of a second faster than teammate and 2015 F1 drivers’ champion Lewis Hamilton, reports Efe. Hamilton wrapped up his

  • Force India all set for good finish

    Abu Dhabi : Sahara Force India are looking good for a strong result in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg set the fourth and seventh fastest time in the qualifying on Saturday. Perez, who surprised top teams with a third fastest in practice yesterday, produced a hot lap of 1:41.184 to equal his best qualifying result of his career. The Mexican ended up half a second faster than teammate

  • Protest planned in London as Syria strikes vote looms

    London : Thousands of people were expected to protest in London today against Britain potentially joining air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.

  • Jokepal jibe: Bhushans must join BJP, says AAP

    New Delhi : Hitting back at Shanti and Prashant Bhushan, AAP on Saturday claimed that they were opposing the Janlokpal Bill at the behest of BJP and asserted that the proposed legislation was similar to the one tabled by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during his previous 49-day tenure.

  • NBA, Mastan YMCA win openers

    Mumbai : Boys under-13 defending champions NBA and Mastan YMCA ‘C’ kicked off their campaigns with big wins, in the 13th Nagpada Basketball Association Invitational Tournament, at the Bachookhan Municipal Playground, Nagpada on Saturday. Hosts Nagpada Basketball Association beat Fr. Agnel, Vashi 42-18 after leading 22-10 at half-time. Raza, Yaawar and Shaikh Taufique scored eight points each for the winners, while Aquib scored six for Fr. Agnel. In another under-13 tie, Mastan YMCA ‘C’ overcame

  • ‘Dalit feminism in a world of caste-based patriarchy’

    Mumbai : “Dalit feminism is now being talked by a few dalit women who are under Brahmanical surveillance and trapped in politics of recognition. These dalit women talk about the dalit man and his subordination to his woman but a majority of dalit women are under the subordination of caste-based public patriarchy. Surekha Bhotmange of the Khairlanji’s case is one of the examples of such a system,” said research scholar and activist Abhinaya

  • Sea View Victorious

    Mumbai : Sea View enhanced their prospects of qualifying for the finals as they overcame Ave Maria SC 4-3 in a fast paced and thrilling Senior Division match of the MHAL (Mumbai Hockey Association Limited) League – 2015 and played at the MHAL Stadium, Churchgate on Saturday. For Sea View, Anket Muthaya got the opening goal before Bhusin Thate netted a brace. Rahul Davakar struck a late winner in the 63rd minute to secure

  • Turkey advises citizens against travel to Russia

    Ankara : Turkey’s foreign ministry warned that non-urgent travel to Russia should be avoided in the latest escalation of a row between Moscow and Ankara following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey.

  • The founder of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti D R Mehta and Dr. Pooja Mukul and Advertio Ismael of Mozambique help Florencia walk after the Jaipur Foot implant.

    Mozambique girl walks again after landmine accident!

    Jaipur : A teenage girl from Mozambique who lost her right leg in an accidental landmine blast two years ago was fitted with the world famous Jaipur Foot by the makers of the artificial limb Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayta Samiti (BMVSS) here.

  • Alden sets new 200m record

    Mumbai : Alden Noronha, of Andheri’s Savio Sports Club , produced yet another record-breaking performance when he  won the boys under-18 200m event  in 22.3 secs, shattering the old record of 22.7 secs to clinch gold on the third day of th YMCA’s 40th Maharashtra State Level Athletic meet, held  at Sports Authority of India Sports Complex, at Kandivali. It was Alden’s second record-breaking feat,   having earlier set new mark in the 110m

  • Govt will invite private firms to run ITIs in Bihar

    Patna : Dissatisfied with the functioning of ITIs in Bihar, the state government has decided to invite private companies to run these institutes, a minister said on Saturday.

  • Some weapons used by militants in Paris were made in ex-Yugo

    Belgrade : The head of a Serbian arms factory said that several weapons used by Islamic militants during the bloody Paris attacks have been identified as produced by his company before former Yugoslavia broke up in the 1990s. Milojko Brzakovic, director of the Zastava factory in Kragujevac in central Serbia, told The Associated Press that two days after the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people, the Serbian Interior Ministry sent him serial