Free Press Journal
  • Karthik to replace injured Saha for Afghanistan Test

    New Delhi : India’s wicket-batsman batsman Wriddhiman Saha was on Saturday ruled out of the historic one-off Test against Afghanistan after failing to recover from the thumb injury he suffered in this year’s Indian Premier League.

  • Arbaaz confessed to having placed bets earlier, say cops

    Mumbai : Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan (50) recorded his statement before the Thane Anti-Extortion Cell on Saturday afternoon in connection with the Indian Premier League (IPL) betting scam. He also admitted to the police of losing Rs 2.45 crores in the IPL betting last year. Khan was jointly interrogated along with arrested bookie Sonu Jalan (41) alias Sonu Batla alias Sonu Malad who was arrested on Tuesday from Thane along with four other

  • 2 arrested with cannabis worth Rs 32L

    Indore : Narcotics wing of state police arrested two persons with cannabis worth Rs 32 lakh from Dhamnod on Friday late night.

  • Govt decriminalises suicide, bans electric shocks for mentally-ill kids

    New Delhi : Attempting suicide is no more a crime in India and there will be no more electric shocks for mentally ill children, as per the new Mental Healthcare Act 2017 notified by the Health Ministry on May 29, a year after it was passed.

  • Maha government unveils ‘sandbox’ to aid startups

    Mumbai : In its efforts to develop the financial capital into a fintech hub, the Maharashtra government on Saturday announced a ‘sandbox’ to aid startups in the space.

  • No talks on seat-sharing with JDS so far for LS polls: K’taka dy CM

    Bengaluru : Karnataka deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara said on Saturday that no talks have been held so far between his party and Janata Dal (Secular) over seat-sharing for the general elections, which both the parties have decided to contest as a pre-poll alliance.

  • Bopanna and Roger-Vasselin reach quarters

    Paris : Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin shocked top seeded Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot in straight sets to reach the men’s doubles quarter-finals of the French Open, here on Saturday.

  • Siblings die after falling into 6 ft-pit dug for drainage work in Kalwa pits of apathy

    Thane : Two children, aged 8 and 6, died after accidentally falling into an 6 feet-deep open pit in Kalwa’s Saiba Nagar on Saturday. The pit had been dug by the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) for drainage work. The aggrieved family and neighbours have demanded that the contractor be booked for negligence and have sought compensation for the deaths.

  • ‘We can survive without plastic’

    Indore :  Environment enthusiasts Arun Dike, Colonel (retired) Anurag Shukla, social activist Kishore Kodwani and Padma Shri Dr Janak Palta McGilligan on Saturday expressed concern over use of plastics that are a threat to trees, farms, food and health. They spoke against plastic use on fourth day of ‘Environment Week: Beat Plastic’ organised at Jimmy McGilligan Centre of Sustainable Development.

  • Hafiz Saeed has reportedly been giving motivational talks in terror camps in Sialkot

    26/11 terror mastermind Saeed’s JuD to contest general polls

    Lahore : Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed’s Jammat-ud-Dawah will contest the July 25 general elections on the platform of Allaha-u-Akbar Tehreek as the group’s Milli Muslim League is yet to be registered as a political party, a senior member of the outfit said on Saturday.

  • Cong-BSP alliance in MP

    Bhopal : The Congress is likely to join hands with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the forthcoming Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhatisgarh. This move comes in the wake of the recent victories savoured by a combined opposition in Uttar Pradesh.

  • IOA sets qualification criteria for 2018 Asiad

    New Delhi : Apart from fast-rising talents, only the top-eight performers in team events and the top-six performers in individual events in the last four years’ continental competitions will be part of India’s contingent for the Asian Games later this year, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced on Saturday.

  • 2G case special judge delivered directionless verdict, alleges CBI

    New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused Special Judge OP Saini of being directionless and diffident while delivering his verdict in a 2G Spectrum case linked to former telecom minister and Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader A. Raja.

  • NIA makes second arrest in Nagrota terror attack 

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday said it has made a second arrest in connection with the Nagrota terror attack that killed seven soldiers at Jammu and Kashmir’s Nagrota Army camp in November 2016.

  • Bess guides England into the lead vs Pakistan

    Leeds : Dominic Bess belied his position as a nightwatchman by guiding England into a first-innings lead against Pakistan on a rain-marred day of the second Test at Headingley on Saturday.

  • Protests to intensify, Maharashtra govt having ‘negative approach’: AIKS

     Mumbai/Nashik : The Left-affiliated All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on Saturday accused the Maharashtra government of having a “negative approach” to the ongoing 10-day farmers’ protest and said the stir would intensify from June 5. There has been no response from the government on the demands of the protesting farmers, AIKS general secretary Ajit Navle told reporters in Mumbai as the agitation entered its second day.