Free Press Journal
  • Archana Kamat loses in quarters

    Indore : The Indian challenge came to an end with Archana Kamat losing to top seed Romanian Adina Diaconu in straight sets in the quarter-finals of the 11even Sports ITTF World Junior Circuit Finals, being played at Abhay Prashal, Indore on Saturday.

  • 2 women injured as bldg collapses in Mankhurd

    Mumbai : Two women sustained injured after a two-storey structure collapsed in Mankhurd’s Mandala area on Saturday. The incident took place when workers of an under-construction building were having their lunch break.

  • Intolerance levels remain high, says Ashok Vajpeyi

    Jaipur : Noted writer and poet Ashok Vajpeyi on Saturday refused to take back the Sahitya Akademi award that he had returned stating that “intolerance levels remain high” in the country. “…Intolerance levels remain high and widespread. Look at what happened to a Dalit student driven to suicide. This is also intolerance,” Vajpeyi said on the sidelines of the ongoing Jaipur Literature festival here.

  • Indian-origin ‘swami’ arraigned on sexual assault charges in US

    New York : An Indian-origin businessman claiming to be a Hindu monk has pleaded not guilty after standing trial on charges that he sexually assaulted three women in the US, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

  • UK woman puts £33 mn lottery ticket through the wash

    London : A woman in the UK has come forward as the potential winner of an unclaimed 33-million-pound lottery ticket bought from the shop of an Indian-origin man – but said her ticket has been destroyed in the washing machine.  “She said to me it had been through the wash,” Natu Patel told the BBC, reports PTI.

  • Odd-even curbs again in Delhi after March

    New Delhi : The odd-even traffic scheme might be implemented in Delhi after March as the initiative requires some preparations, Transport Minister Gopal Rai said here on Saturday. “We might see the implementation of the odd-even scheme in Delhi after March. We have to make some preparations for this,” Rai told IANS.

  • 5 dead in Canada school shooting

    Ottawa : Shots rang out at a school in western Canada, leaving five people dead and several others critically injured in the nation’s worst such shooting in a quarter of a century.

  • Bodies of 5 women found in a dam in Jalgaon district

    Mumbai : Bodies of five women were today found in a dam in Jalgaon district of north Maharashtra, police said. The bodies were found in Anjani dam in Erandol tehsil, a police official told PTI from Jalgaon. Preliminary information suggests the women may have gone there to wash clothes, slipped in the water and drowned, he said.       PTI

  • Top players battle it out in AITA Tennis

    Mumbai : The country’s leading players are battling it out for supremacy in the AITA Ranking Rs 13 lakh prize-money JVPG Anirudh Desai All-India Open Men’s & Women’s Tennis Tournament – 2016, hosted by the Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana at their floodlit synthetic tennis courts which got underway from Saturday.

  • Schools to start at 10 am till month-end

    BHOPAL :  The state government, on Saturday, extended its order regarding school timing up to January 30. The order, prohibiting schools from holding classes before 10 am, expired on January 23. The government has taken the decision keeping in view the cold wave sweeping across Madhya Pradesh.

  • Indian Navy clinch Inter-Services crown

    Mumbai : The Indian Navy football team, which is based in Mumbai, put up an impressive showing and emerged triumphant, winning the 67th Inter-Services Football Championship. In the final, which was keenly fought, Indian Navy managed to get the better of Army Red, Kolkata by a close 1-0 margin at the Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre ground, Lucknow.

  • Sex racket at lodge in Bhayandar busted

    Bhayandar  : Sleuths of the Thane (rural) police busted a sex racket running at a lodge in Bhayandar (east) late on Friday night. While 14 people including the lodge operator and pimp-cum-waiters have been arrested and booked under the relevant sections of Prevention of Immoral Trafficking Act, 13 girls were rescued out of which two seem to be minors, police said.

  • Bouncers in squad to evict hawkers in Mira-Bhayandar

    Bhayandar : The anti-encroachment wing of the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has included bouncers into its brigade to get rid of hawkers illegally operating in the twin-city. Around 35 uniformed bouncers deployed by a private manpower supply agency currently accompany the MBMC teams in hawker eviction and demolition drives conducted in the region.

  • French contingent, stunning displays to roll on R-Day!

    New Delhi : March by a contingent of 123 French soldiers, breath-taking manoeuvres by air force jets, a procession of tableaux presenting a glimpse of India’s culture and the progress made by the country and all-women marching contingents of the three Services, are some of the attractions in store for guests at the Republic Day function here. The official Republic Day celebration this year is going to be 90-minutes long, 25 minutes shorter