Free Press Journal
  • India foray ends in New Zealand Open Badminton

    Auckland : It turned out to be a dismal day for India at the New Zealand Open badminton tournament after all the three Indian pairs, including Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, suffered straight-game losses to bow out of the USD 120,000 Grand Prix Gold event here.

  • Woman dies in freak rickshaw mishap

    Mumbai : In a bizarre incident, a 47-yearold woman died when the auto rickshaw that she was traveling in with her husband got overturned as the driver suddenly braked in order to avoid a stray dog that came in its path at Kanjurmarg.

  • Mehbooba’s brinkmanship and BJP’s slow march

    Hitches and glitches have marked relations between the People’s Democratic Party and the BJP right since the inception of the alliance between these strange bedfellows. Keeping to that pattern, it is hardly surprising that even as the two seemed set to return to power together, there are straws in the wind.

  • Serena Williams withstands fightback

    Miami : World number one Serena Williams was forced to regroup but launched her bid for a ninth Miami Open crown by defeating US compatriot Christina McHale 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

  • Guv questions abilities of Azam Khan

    Lucknow : Taking strong exception to senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan’s comments against him in the Assembly, Governor Ram Naik on Friday questioned his abilities as the Parliamentary Affairs Minister and said he would take up the matter with the Chief Minister.

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    Mary Kom, Shiva get top seeding at Asian Olympic Qualifiers

    Qian’an (China) : Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom (51kg) and World Championship bronze-winner Shiva Thapa (56kg) were given the top billing in the Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament draw held here on Friday. Other Indians to be seeded were Commonwealth Games silver-medallist L Devendro Singh (4th in 49kg division) and Asian silver-medallist Vikas Krishan (2nd in 75kg category).

  • Short circuit caused fire in police check post

    Ujjain : Police have launched the investigation of the fire accident which occurred at police check post located at Unhel Road, on Thursday morning. In the preliminary investigation Unhel police has found that possibly fire broke in the check post due to short circuit. Fire accident had occurred at the check post which was recently built by Ujjain police keeping in the view of upcoming Simhastha Fair-2016. Due to fire more than 200

  • Chauhan briefs PM on plan to double farm income

    BHOPAL : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday. The Chief Minister gave an account to the Prime Minister about preparations for Simhastha-2016. Chauhan submitted to the Prime Minister state government’s action plan for doubling income from agriculture by year 2022.

  • Wanted to invite Balasaheb to the US

    Mumbai : In a new twist, David Coleman Headley told the special TADA court that he was planning to invite the then Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray to an event for raising funds for the saffron party in the US. He also declared that he had no plans to kill Thackeray on the pretext of the event.  He said that he was in talks with Rajaram Rege, the then public relations officer of the Sena,

  • Sub-committees start working on ground level

    Ujjain : Simhastha Sub-committees have started working on ground level. Padav Bhumi and Sadhu-Samaj Management Sub-committee on Friday interacted to saints at different Akhadas and listened to their grievances.

  • Mutual Funds infuse Rs 75k cr in equities in April-Feb FY16

    New Delhi:  Mutual Fund managers have pumped in a whopping over Rs 75,000 crore into equities in the first eleven months of the current fiscal amid sustained volatility in the stock markets. This comes on top of Rs 68,121 crore invested in the entire past fiscal.

  • Synopsis of “As boys become Men”

    Mihir is a civil servant in the middle of his career. Gradually the creeping monotony gets viciously predating upon life in the living; sets in a humdrum existence with no exciting challenge. He often tends to slide into the past when a young Mihir was set upon a challenging but thrilling journey to his cherished destination, Civil Services.

  • Viswanathan Anand loses to Nakamura

    Moscow : Former world champion Viswanathan Anand yet again suffered a defeat against Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the 12th round and needs a Herculean effort to stage a comeback in the Candidates Chess tournament now underway here.

  • Congress and DMK begin seat-sharing talks in Tamil Nadu

    Chennai : Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mukul Wasnik on Friday began talks with DMK president M Karunanidhi over seat-sharing and shaping up the strategy for the May 16 Tamil Nadu Assembly election.

  • Special prayers mark Good Friday in city

    Ujjain : Christians observed Good Friday in the city as they attended church services at several places. Special prayers were held for communal harmony and peace.

  • Tribal couple, villagers feel ‘pride moment’ in presence of RSS chief

    Mumbai : “Marriage is the ceremony that denotes one’s resolve to instill sanskar, sanskriti, ability and a sense of belonging towards the society, in one’s own family,” said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as he blessed the couple Devidas and Malti at the wedding ceremony in the remote village Torandongri of the Surgana taluka in Nashik district here on Friday.

  • NHRC notice on emergency like situation in Hyd varsity

    New Delhi : Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports that there was “an emergency like situation” in the University of Hyderabad, the NHRC on Friday issued notices to the HRD ministry, the Telangana government and the Hyderabad police commissioner.
    “The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports that there is an emergency like situation in University of Hyderabad and there is no water, electricity, food and internet