Free Press Journal
  • 20 proposed National Waterways technically not feasible: IWAI

    New Delhi : The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has found that 20 proposed national waterways are technically not feasible, a report said. These include five in Tamil Nadu, four in West Bengal, two each in Odisha, Karnataka and Maharashtra and one each in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Goa besides one jointly in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Missing CWG athletes want asylum in Oz

    Sydney : A number of African athletes who went missing from the Commonwealth Games last month have resurfaced seeking advice on gaining asylum in Australia, refugee advocates said on Tuesday.

  • Solar firms seek wider time frame to execute projects

    New Delhi : Grappling with land acquisition and other regulatory issues, Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has demanded that the time frame for implementing solar projects be increased by nine months.

  • Safdar Nagori, 17 SIMI cadres sentenced to 7-yr RI in Kerala

    Kochi : A special NIA court here sentenced 18 SIMI members, including its leader Safdar Nagori, to seven years of rigorous imprisonment (RI) on Tuesday, after they were found guilty of organising an arms training camp for the members of the banned outfit in Kerala in 2007.

  • Mancini given ‘dream’ job of rebuilding Italy

    Rome : Roberto Mancini will hold his first press conference on Tuesday a day after being handed his “dream” job as Italy head coach with the task of reviving Azzurri fortunes six months after their shock failure to qualify for the World Cup.

  • Centre awaits states’ inputs on new agri export policy

     Mumbai : The government is awaiting inputs from the states to finalise an export policy for agri products, the draft of which is already in the public domain, commerce secretary Rita Teaotia said.

  • During SC hearing, objection raised to public statements on temple construction

     New Delhi : In a hearing on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute in the Supreme Court, the counsel for the Muslim petitioners to the suit on Tuesday took objection to the statements by certain Hindutva leaders that a temple will be constructed in Ayodhya even while the top court was seized of the matter.

  • Repoll in 568 booths for Bengal rural polls today

    Kolkata : Repolling will be held on Wednesday in 568 polling booths across 19 of the 20 West Bengal districts for the Panchayati Raj Institutions that went to the polls on May 14, the State Election Commission said on Tuesday.

  • Rajasthan Gujjar agitation for quota to begin on May 23

    JAIPUR: Gujjar leaders on Tuesday announced they will begin an agitation from May 23 for five per cent reservation in government jobs and education institutions in Rajasthan.

  • 8 students commit suicide in MP after board exam results

    Bhopal : Eight students, including six girls, allegedly committed suicide in five districts of the state after the results of the Class 10 and 12 Madhya Pradesh board examinations were declared on Tuesday, police said.

  • BFC needs win over Abahani

    Dhaka : Bengaluru FC will need to beat Abahani Limited Dhaka in their last group match of the AFC Cup here on Wednesday and hope that Aizawl FC do a favour to them elsewhere in another encounter if they have to advance to the knock-out stage of the tournament.