Free Press Journal

    Kolkata : Bengal off-spinner Writtick Chatterjee on Saturday notched up a rare feat, claiming six wickets without conceding any run to hand Bhowanipore Club a 253-run win over Mohammedan Sporting in a Cricket Association of Bengal First Division two-day playoff on Saturday.

  • Democratic, secular values facing danger, fumes Sonia Gandhi

    New Delhi :  It is a matter of serious concern that democratic, pluralistic and secular values are increasingly facing danger, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said on Saturday. Speaking at first Arjun Singh memorial lecture here, she recalled the late Congress leader’s role as Human Resource Development minister during the UPA government’s tenure in strengthening the roots of modern and forward looking thinking in country’s education system.

  • Water crisis leads to ‘watery eyes’ in Karnataka!

    Gulbarga (Karnataka) :  With Karnataka facing a major dry spell for the last two years, local residents in the drought-hit state are battling hard for their survival as women and children are being forced to risk their lives in search of precious water.

  • All major public services to go online this year

    Navi Mumbai :  Targeting to make all public services online so that a citizen does not have to visit a government office at all, Maharashtra will be launching a mobile application and digital payment gateway by the end of the year to facilitate this.

  • As coach, ex-US House speaker molested 5 boys

    Washington: Former US House speaker Dennis Hastert molested five boys as young as 14 while serving as a high school wrestling coach four decades ago, federal prosecutors said in revealing details of the alleged sexual abuse.

  • New rainbow coalition as TMC joins DMDK-PWF

    Chennai :  G K Vasan-led Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) on Saturday joined the DMDK-PWF combine for the May 16 Assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, leading to the emergence of a new rainbow coalition under DMDK founder and its Chief Ministerial candidate Vijayakant.

  • Digvijaya targets PM, RSS over quota issue

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s commitment towards reservation policy, contending that his “indoctrination” has been as a ‘pracharak’ of RSS, which has “opposed” quota for long.

  • Aparna, Supriya cruise into final

    Mumbai : Aparna Popat and Supriya Devgun dominated their semi-final clash as the pair convincingly beat Kavita Jain and Preeti Kumar 21-9, 21-7 to cruise into the final of the women’s doubles 75+ age group in the 5th Corporate Badminton Challenge organized by Maharashtra Badminton Association (MBA) and Evolution Sports at NSCI, Worli.

  • Anglican Archbishop was born illegitimate!

    London :  The senior-most clergymen of the Anglican Church, the Archbishop of Canterbury, on Saturday disclosed that he has discovered he is the illegitimate son of Britain’s war-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s private secretary.

  • Mamata dares Modi to send her to jail

    Kandi (WB) :  Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accusing her party of corruption and dared him to send her to jail.

  • Woman pursuing her Ph.D commits suicide in Ghaziabad

    Ghaziabad: A woman here committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her bedroom, leaving a note stating that she was leaving the physical being.

  • Ruffians tame Rangers

    Mumbai : Ruffians SC ‘A’ scored a hard-fought 2-1 win against GKW Rangers ‘B’ in a keenly contested Third Division match of the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League – 2015-2016 and played at St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Saturday. Strikers Avelino Farria and Daniel Fernandes scored a goal each to secure the win for Ruffians, while Rangers pulled one back through Sagar P.

  • Al-Qaeda claims killing of Bangla law student

    Dhaka :  An al-Qaeda linked banned Islamist group in Bangladesh has claimed responsibility for the murder of a law student who posted comments against radical Islamists on Facebook and went into hiding after receiving death threats.

  • Aim to make UP free of SP-BSP free, says Maurya

    New Delhi :  Keshav Prasad Maurya, the new BJP chief of Uttar Pradesh, has said that his party’s aim was to make the state “SP-BSP free” and its preparations for the assembly polls next year were in full swing.

  • Fr. Agnel, Blue coast to easy win

    Mumbai : Fr. Agnel, Blue enjoyed an easy outing by coasting to a 3-0 win against a young, inexperienced MSSA XI (Mumbai Schools Sports Association) in a league encounter of the Women’s League in the MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) League – 2015-2016 and played at Karnatak SA ground, Cross Maidan on Saturday. Valencia Mascarenhas, Aviya Vaz and Namrata Thakur combined nicely with their teammates and scored a goal apiece to seal

  • Pimp held in Mira Rd

    Bhayandar :  The Anti-Human Trafficking wing of the Thane (rural) police, in association with their Naya Nagar counterparts, busted yet another high profile sex racket in Mira Road late on Friday evening.

  • Austria to wipe out neo-Nazis from Hitler’s house!

    Vienna :  Austria said on Saturday it wants to seize Adolf Hitler’s birthplace from its private owner in a bid to end a bitter legal battle and stop the house from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine. “We are currently examining the creation of a law, which would force a change of ownership and pass the property to the Republic of Austria,” interior ministry spokesman Karl-Heinz Grundboeck told AFP.