Free Press Journal
  • BJP leader arrested for ‘molestation’ on flight

    Ahmedabad : Sardarnagar police here today arrested a Gandhinagar-based BJP leader for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old girl on board a Goa-Ahmedabad flight of IndiGo Airlines on May 29. Ashok Makwana, the accused, is a labour contractor. Based on a complaint filed by the girl’s parents, police on Tuesday  arrested the 41-year-old Makwana, said inspector V R Patel of Sardarnagar police station.

  • Deepak Shodhan passes away

    Mumbai :  Former Test cricketer Deepak Shodhan, the first Indian to score a memorable ton in his debut innings, died on Monday at his residence in his birth place, Ahmedabad aged 87.

  • Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train to zoom under sea

    New Delhi :  Passengers will get the thrill of their lives riding under the sea while travelling between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in the first Bullet Train.

  • Ahmedabad experiences ‘La Tomatina’ Holi

    Ahmedabad: This year, Ahmedabad saw some really different ways of playing Holi – some used foams and some used tomatoes.

  • 300 striking Tata Nano workers detained

    Ahmedabad: Around 300 striking workers of Tata Nano plant were today detained by police when they gathered outside the plant to protest the suspension of their co-workers at Sanand GIDC here. Police detained them soon after they gathered at around 11 AM to protest amid tight police security outside the Nano plant. Police said protesters gathered without written permission to hold a rally.

  • Haria halts Saigal in a 4-3 thriller

    Mumbai : Dhwaj Haria of Ahmedabad halted Nikhil Saigal of Khar Gymkhana in a 4-3 thriller, as the elite round of 32 got underway, in the Matunga Gymkhana 6-Red Snooker Tournament on Tuesday.

  • Rail SPV to execute bullet train project

    New Delhi : Gearing up to introduce trains that run at speeds of more than 300kmph, the railways have formed a new Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to implement the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train project.

  • Underground Bullet Train terminal at BKC?

    Mumbai : The Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train is likely to have its terminal station three floors below the proposed international finance centre that the state government intends to develop at the Bandra Kurla Complex.

  • India loses its iconic danseuse Mrinalini Sarabhai at age 97

    Gandhinagar : Mrinalini Sarabhai, an artiste of note and Padma Vibhushan awardee passed away on Thursday in an Ahmedabad hospital after age related health complications. Married to India”s space science doyen late Vikram Sarabhai, she was 97. Admitted to the hospital this morning, she passed away while under treatment. Her daughter Mallika Sarabhai confirmed the news stating “My mother Mrinalini Sarabhai has just left for her eternal dance”. A renowned dancer, she was

  • Bullet train to be on elevated corridor

    Mumbai : Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (Bullet Train) would most probably be on an elevated corridor instead of on the ground, Additional Chief Secretary of Transport and Ports Gautam Chatterjee told FPJ here on Thursday. The feat is expected to hike the cost of the project by a whooping Rs 10000 crore, he added.

  • Ministry nod for 4 greenfield airports

    New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has given clearance for four greenfield airports, including the Rs 1,378 crore international airport at Dholera in Gujarat, which is expected to reduce air traffic load at the existing Ahmedabad airport.

  • 76% underage Indian kids use YouTube

    New Delhi : Despite the government’s strict norms that prohibit children under 13 from joining mobile sharing platforms, nearly 76 percent of children aged 7-13 years visit video-streaming website YouTube daily, a new Associated Chambers of Commerce of India (Assocham) survey found, reports IANS.

  • The glass is now half-empty in Gujarat

    The Congress bagged the taluka and district panchayats of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s native village of Vadnagar, chief minister Anandiben Patel’s village Visnagar and her number two in the cabinet, Health Minister Nitin Patel’s Kadi, which all lie in Mehsana district of north Gujarat from where the Patidar agitation emanated.

  • Only sedition charge stays against Hardik Patel

    Gandhinagar : Even as Gujarat waits with bated breath for the results of the all important local self government elections on Wednesday, the last three days have been harbinger of bad news for the Anandiben Patel government. If it was the Gujarat High Court which on Tuesday quashed the charges of waging war filed against  22-year-old  Patidar quota leader, Hardik Patel, two days earlier on Monday, Vipul Chaudhary, who had been pushed out as

  • India’s ‘real dirt’ lies in mind, needs clean-up: President

    Ahmedabad : President Pranab Mukherjee had a sagacious piece of advice for an India mired in religious and societal divisions as he exhorted people to not just clean their environment but make it part of a large mission to cleanse minds as well. ‘‘The real dirt of India lies not in our streets, but in our minds and in our unwillingness to let go of views that divide society into them and us; and

  • Supreme Court extends Teesta’s protection from arrest

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court today extended till January 31 the interim protection from arrest granted to social activist Teesta Setalvad in a case of alleged embezzlement of funds for a museum at Ahmedabad’s Gulbarg Society that was devastated in the 2002 riots.