Free Press Journal
  • Srikanth enter semis

    Indonesia : Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth remained the India’s lone challenge at the $120,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold as P.V. Sindhu lost her women’s singles quarterfinal in straight games at the Gedung Graha Cakrawala here on Friday. Men’s singles top seed Srikanth earned an easy win in the quarters, beating Malaysian 15th seed Teck Zhi Soo 21-10, 21-5 in 24 minutes in their first career meet.

  • ‘Beef, ‘pork’ fests banned on campus

    Hyderabad : Seeking to avoid a showdown between rival camps of students at Osmania University by holding “beef” and “pork” festivals on the same day, police stepped in saying they would not permit any event that would mar peace in the campus. “In order to maintain peace and tranquillity on the campus, with regard to proposed festivities in the Osmania University campus in next 8 days, it is decided not to permit celebration

  • Shweta Hakke grabs gold

    Mumbai : Shweta Hakke, from VPM SC (Dahisar), was the cynosure of all eyes when she sprinted to women’s 100m gold with record breaking effort on the second day of the Poinsur Gymkhana Open Athletics Championships held at their ground at Kandivali on Thursday. Incidentally her 12.5 secs timing improved upon her last year’s 13.2 secs. It was Shweta’s second record-breaking gold, having won the long jump gold. For the second day running, VPM

  • BSNL notice to Kerala Raj Bhawan for phone dues of ex-prez Kalam

    Thiruvananthapuram : State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has created a flutter by serving a notice on Kerala Raj Bhavan for recovering an amount of Rs 1, 029 spent by former president late A P J Abdul Kalam on telephone calls during his stay there.

  • Poisar Pirates into semi-finals

    Mumbai : Maintaining their winning momentum, Poisar Pirates charged to their third consecutive victory and marched into the semi-finals of the inaugural MRHL (Mumbai Rink Hockey League), which is being played under floodlights at the Malad Gymkhana.  In a concluding league match, Pirates, who were once again well-served by their strike partners, Rajat Sharma (4 goals) and Girish Pimapale (3 goals) coasted to a 7-3 win against Jabaaz Almeidians, on Thursday night. Pirates’

  • Indian-origin Maoist cult leader found guilty of rape in UK

    London : A 75-year-old Indian-origin Maoist cult leader was today found guilty of rape, child cruelty and falsely imprisoning his daughter for 30 years by a British court. Kerala-born Aravindan Balakrishnan, who led a secretive Maoist commune in south London from 1975 to 2013 after emigrating from Singapore, has been accused of raping female followers and imprisoning his own daughter for 30 years after brainwashing them into believing he was an all-powerful and

  • Domestic oil explorers should boost output: Pradhan

    Jaipur : Domestic oil exploration and production (E&P) companies should adopt a radical approach to boost output and achieve energy security, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said.

  • Mastan YMCA down BECC

    Mumbai : Bandra East Indian Community Centre went down fighting to formidable Mastan YMCA 52-57 in a thrilling junior boys’ pre-quarter-final, in the 13th Nagpada Basketball Association Invitational Tournament, at the Bachookhan Municipal Playground, Nagpada on Friday. Mastan enjoyed an envious 32-19 cushion at half-time until complacency set in and BECC staged a gallant second-half fightback. BECC reduced the deficit to 10 points at 36-46 at the end of the third quarter and sustained

  • Shakespeare’s ‘kitchen’ found during archaeological dig

    London : Archaeologists from Britain’s Staffordshire University have unearthed the site of English poet and playwright  William Shakespeare’s ‘kitchen’ at New Place, which was the bard’s family home in Stratford-upon-Avon at the height of his career for almost two decades.

  • Hi-tech survey of City, Thane slums launched

    Mumbai : For the first time, Maharashtra’s Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) has launched a ‘Door-to-Door Biometric-Enabled Slum Hutment Survey’ in Mumbai and Thane, an official said here on Friday. “Using GIS map, the survey will compile digital maps of all the slums in the region which will benefit genuine slumdwellers and ensure proper housing for the legal hutment dwellers,” SRA CEO Aseem Gupta said.  As part of the unique initiative, the SRA will

  • skill development

    Liberate skill development from babudom

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a bold initiative in putting skill development in the forefront of our strategy of economic development. The global market will reward the country that produces goods of good quality at low cost. An improvement in the skills of our people will enable them to make larger number of goods of good quality. For example, a tailor will be able to produce larger number of garments. Many

  • Arvind kejriwal

    ‘Kejriwal has legalised loot by law’

    Chandigarh : Taking a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh today termed it as “loot by legislation” and said he has turned the “self-proclaimed common man’s government into a plutocracy”. He also said Kejriwal’s greed for money can only be rivalled by his Punjab counterpart, Parkash Singh Badal. “Kejriwal and his party’s greed for money stands exposed with such a shameless hike in the MLAs’ salaries, which

  • GAIL: Natural gas can combat air pollution

    New Delhi : Santanu Roy, GM (Corporate Planning), GAIL speaking at COP21 Climate Summit in Paris. Highlighting the role that natural gas can play as a “bridge fuel” in the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, GAIL (India) Limited stressed on the need to increase use of the eco-friendly fuel for power generation and vehicular movement as this can help combat rising levels of air pollution.  Roy said that to achieve ambitious

  • Your Day By Nilikash P. Pradhan

    Aries:- Social activities will take up most of your time. Your health needs immediate care. Partner may display study affliction but demand demonstration of love from you. Save money for future.

  • H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

    The Essence of Sahaja Yoga

    How are we to approach those people who are genuine seekers? Those people who are true seekers for ages. I hope we reach all the corners of the universe where we find all people who are true seekers. It is their power to know the divine.  The Kingdom of God is only for those who have known, not for those who simply talk about God. Some say that we are worshippers of