Free Press Journal
  • Vidarbha a day away from Irani Cup title

    Nagpur : Vidarbha reduced Rest of India to 236 for six wickets in their first innings after declaring their first innings at a mammoth total of 800 for seven on the fourth day of the Irani Cup here on Saturday.

  • BJP, Cong make poll strategy in Delhi CM meets central leaders

    BHOPAL : Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party seem to be preparing their assembly election strategy in New Delhi. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met senior BJP leaders during his Delhi visit and discussed the strategy for upcoming assembly elections.

  • Pawar-Raj meeting raises eyebrows in political circles

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray met Sharad Pawar, president of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Saturday ahead of the MNS rally on Sunday on the occasion of beginning of Marathi new year.

  • Sunday Guest: Breathing life into dead scrap

    Indore : Our heart always finds its desired way, but it is often hindered by logic and social considerations. Aware of his passion, 26-year-old scrap artist Deval Verma eventually found his profession after braving series of hurdles.

  • Pakistan to skip WTO  meeting in New Delhi

    Islamabad : Pakistan has decided to stay away from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) meet in New Delhi next week in protest against alleged harassment of its diplomats in India. India last month invited Pakistan Commerce Minister Pervez Malik to participate in the informal WTO ministerial meeting, which is  scheduled to be held in New Delhi on March 19-20 and Islamabad had initially accepted the invitation.

  • Lufthansa flight from Mumbai to Frankfurt delayed by 23 hrs

    Mumbai : A “technical” glitch today forced German carrier Lufthansa to delay its Frankfurt-bound flight from here by almost 23 hours, causing a lot of inconvenience to over 360 passengers. The flight, LH 757, which was scheduled to depart for Frankfurt from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here at 2.55 am today, will now leave at 1.30 am tomorrow, the airline said.

  • At 10:50 AM every day, a Bengal village stands still for 52 seconds

    Abhainagar (WB) : Setting a novel example, people of this nondescript village in Nadia district stops all works for 52 seconds at 10.50 am every weekday to sing the National Anthem. People at home and those in moving motorbikes, auto-rickshaws, cycles and pedestrians on road stand still wherever they are and start singing.

  • Raise brother with care, girl stated in suicide note

    BHOPAL: A girl student committed suicide by hanging herself in her home on Friday evening. She has left a suicide note in which she urged her parents to raise her brother with care. She said she could not live upto their expectations.

  • SLC boss regrets Bangladesh behaviour

    Colombo : “Regrettable and unacceptable” is how Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala has described the behaviour of the Bangladeshi team during their crucial match against the hosts on Friday night.
    Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan was seen gesticulating at his batsmen, appearing to be conveying that they leave the field in protest against umpiring errors.
    The Bangladeshis claimed that the first two balls of Isuru Udana’s final over when Bangladesh needed 12 were

  • Mainstream literature is getting pro-human: Rai

    BHOPAL  : Vibhuti Narain Rai, a well-known Hindi writer, novelist, activist, translator and former director general of police of Uttar Pradesh was in the city on Friday to attend 8th Theatre Olympics. Rai, 67, who is a native of UP, shared his experiences with Free Press. Excerpts of interview.

  • I need to remain calm, says skipper Shakib

    Colombo : Captain Shakib Al Hasan has vowed to keep his emotions under control after heated altercations and ugly scenes marred Bangladesh’s dramatic win over Sri Lanka in a must-win game of the Nidahas Twenty20 Tri-Series here.

  • Counsellors, via video call, help avert suicide bid

    Jaipur : A deaf and dumb newly-married woman who was about to hang herself was saved in Rajasthan’s Hanumangarh district in a coordinated action by local police and a counsellor couple who were in touch with her through video call from Indore. The depressed woman (23), online searched the contact number of counsellors Gyanendra Purohit and his wife Monica and told them three days ago that she wanted to end her life.

  • Infant deaths doubled after getting Pentavalent vaccine

    “There is likely to be 7,020 to 8,190 deaths from PV each year if data from states with the better reporting, namely Manipur and Chandigarh, are projected nationwide,” the report claims.

  • Nian brings miseries of tribals to the fore

    BHOPAL : An Oriya play Nian (The Fire) was staged at Bharat Bhawan on Saturday as part of 8th Theatre Olympics. Written and directed by Subodh Patnaik, the one-and-an-half-hour play speaks of evils of government and city-bred people harming tribals.

  • Trump admin looking to work with India on Rohingya refugees   

    Washington : The Trump administration is looking for ways to work with India in terms of providing for the needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and also to put pressure on Myanmar to create conditions for their safe and voluntary return, a senior US official has said.

  • 3 Bangladeshis arrested in Pune ATS crackdown

    Mumbai : The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), Pune unit, has arrested three illegal Bangladeshi migrants who are linked to Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) a banned terror outfit of Bangladesh and supposedly a front organisation of Al Qaeda. On March 16, ATS Maharashtra received specific information about illegal Bangladeshi migrants staying in Wanvadi and Akurdi areas in Pune and that they are linked to ABT and have been helping members of ABT during their stay in Pune.

  • Transgender denied entry to a Pune mall

    Sonali Dalvi alleged that security guards at the entrance refused to proceed with her security check and claimed that the mall’s policy did not allow transgenders to enter the premises.