Free Press Journal
  • Mumbai pile up huge total

    Mumbai : Left-handed opener Akhil Herwadkar missed out on a maiden double century by eight runs after a marathon stay, as Mumbai amassed an imposing first innings total of 531 before reducing Gujarat to 102 for three on day two of their four-day Group B Ranji Trophy match on Wednesday. Herwadkar occupied the crease for three minutes under eight and a half hours during his 326-ball 192 that included two sixes and 22 fours.

  • Akhil, Yadav steady Mumbai

    Mumbai : Mumbai rode on unbeaten centuries from Akhil Herwadkar and Suryakumar Yadav to pile up 370 for 2 on day one of their Group B Ranji Trophy game against Gujarat at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday. Gujarat’s hopes of securing at least the first innings lead to enhance their hopes of advancing to the quarters took a beating as the hosts, surprisingly asked to bat first by visiting team captain Parthiv Patel, scored

  • Dabholkar, Jaiswal ‘chucked out’

    Mumbai : Mumbai, already assured of a quarter-final berth, will be without their most successful bowler of the season, left-arm spinner Vishal Dabholkar, for their game against Gujarat commencing at the Wankhede Stadium here today. Dabholkar, who has taken as many as 27 wickets in six games so far, and off spinner Ankush Jaiswal – in his Ranji debut against Madhya Pradesh in Indore, were reported by the umpires to have flexed their elbows

  • Gujarat Decides

    The industrial policy of Gujarat spelled out in elaborate detail by its CM at the inauguration of the State Advisory Council of Industries, is by far the most clearheaded and pragmatic approach ever attempted by any state. The policy is aimed at attracting investments and the CM has offered a series of confessions and incentives to entrepreneurs. The Government has undertaken practically all major responsibilities such as the acquisition of land for

  • Deletion of voters: Guj HC refuses to intervene

    Ahmedabad : The Gujarat High Court today dismissed two public interest litigations seeking a direction to allow the voters, whose names were found deleted from electoral rolls during the municipal corporation polls, to cast their vote in fresh polling.

  • Nitish’s Bihar to ban alcohol

    Patna:  Alcohol will be banned in Bihar from April 1 next year, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar announced on Thursday, fulfilling a promise he had made to a group of angry women before the Assembly elections in the state. “In 1977-78 we tried to impose prohibition but it was not effective. But I feel women are suffering more than others because of alcohol abuse… I have instructed my officials to start working towards

  • Hardy eyes stake in RIL gas block

    New Delhi : UK’s Hardy Oil & Gas plc said it is in talks to acquire Reliance Industries’ entire 90 per cent stake in a gas discovery block off the Gujarat coast. RIL wants to exit Gujarat-Saurashtra offshore basin block (GS-01) as it feels that reserves discovered so far are not economically significant.

  • Harmful use of steroid lotions is widespread in India, says study

    London: The widespread misuse of skin creams and lotions that contain steroids in India is harmful and out of control, warns a Gujarat-based dermatologist, reports IANS. Corticosteroids, also known as steroids, are anti-inflammatory medicines used for a range of conditions. However, these can lead to substantial and permanent damage, especially on thin skin, such as on the face and groin. Side effects include pigmentation and breakdown of the skin, small and widened blood

  • Deletion in voting list: Guj election panel faces probe

    GANDHINAGAR : The Gujarat High Court on Thursday issued notice to the State Election Commission (SEC) on a petition that seeks a judicial probe against it for large-scale elimination of names from the voter’s list as well as polling rights for all those whose names were deleted from the electoral rolls in the just-concluded elections to six municipal corporations in Gujarat on November 22.The matter will be taken up for hearing tomorrow.

  • Idea Cellular

    Idea to buy Videocon spectrum in Gujarat, UP for Rs 3,310 cr

    New Delhi :  In a first spectrum trading deal of the country, Idea Cellular today signed a pact with Videocon Telecommunications to buy its airwaves in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh West for Rs 3,310 crore. Idea said it intends to use this spectrum for the launch of 4G services in these areas next year.

  • By-polls, civic battles to impact national mood

    New Delhi : Two by-elections in Madhya Pradesh — one for the Lok Sabha from the Ratlam-Jhabua constituency and the other for vidhan sabha for the Dewas constituency — along with urban civic body elections in Gujarat have assumed a larger than life significance in deciding the ruling Bharatiya Janata party’s national mood. The parliamentary by-election, necessitated by the passing away of the senior tribal leader Dilip Singh Bhuria, would be testing the popularity

  • Amid voters’ woes, 47 pc turnout in Guj local polls

    Ahmedabad : Amid widespread complaints of deletion of names from voters’ lists, polling took place on Sunday for the first phase of the two-tiered elections to local self-government bodies in Gujarat, with around 47 per cent of the electorate turning out to cast their ballot.

  • Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel during a road show for Municipal Corporation Elections in Ahmedabad.

    First phase of local polls in Gujarat kick off today

    Gandhinagar : The first phase of a two-tiered election to 323 local self government bodies covering a  large chunk of the voting population in Gujarat kicks off on Sunday when  six of the total eight municipal corporations go to polls with the ruling BJP on the back foot  and the influential Patel community ranged against it .

  • Modi meets Abe; discusses maritime security, SCS row

    Gandhinagar : The first phase of a two-tiered election to 323 local self government bodies covering a  large chunk of the voting population in Gujarat kicks off on Sunday when  six of the total eight municipal corporations go to polls with the ruling BJP on the back foot  and the influential Patel community ranged against it .

  • Financial burden of  7th Pay Panel  worries states

    New Delhi : Even as the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) is likely to submit its recommendations relating to revision of remuneration of Central government employees and pensioners, to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley this week, several States have raised concerns over huge financial burden which it would have on them.  Sources have indicated that the Seventh CPC may recommend 15 per cent increase in salaries. The recommendations would need the Union Cabinet

  • Cong was behind the Patel quota agitation: Guj CM

    Ahmedabad : Ahead of the local body polls in the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Sunday  claimed that Congress leaders were behind the Patel quota agitation and asked party workers not to get influenced by their propaganda.