Free Press Journal
  • Costa Rica wary of Greek catenaccio

    Recife (Brazil):  Costa Rica are determined to score first when they tackle Greece in the World Cup last 16 in Recife tomorrow.

  • 5 killed, 20 injured in blaze following gas leakage

    Kanpur:  Five persons were killed and 20 others injured, nine of them seriously, when a fire broke out following leakage in a gas cylinder in Chamanganj area here, police said today.

  • PCB, Windies chiefs elected to all-powerful ICC ExCo

    Melbourne: Pakistan and West Indies Cricket Board chiefs, Najam Sethi and David Cameron were today elected to the all-powerful ICC Executive Committee, which will include new ICC Chairman N Srinivasan.

  • Over 1,200 Chinese workers evacuated in Iraq

    Beijing:  More than 1,200 employees of a Chinese company have been safely evacuated from the war-torn northern Iraqi city of Samarra and moved to Baghdad, the foreign ministry said today.

  • Pilgrims continue Amarnath Yatra despite bad weather

    Baltal, Sonamarg: Despite inclement weather and snow-covered tracks, the Amarnath yatra is going on with full fervor. The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) has put in place all the arrangements for the commencement of this year’s pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

  • Subramanian Swamy

    BJP meet being held to answer MP’s questions: Subramanian Swamy

    New Delhi: Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy today said that the two day meet with the newly elected Members of Parliament (MP) was being held because many of the MP’s are first timers in Parliament. It is, therefore, important to conduct classes and answer questions of the new MP’s.

  • Transport Corpn directed to give Rs 45 lakh compensation

    Salem: Five years after he was knocked down by a Tamil Nadu Transport Corporation bus and paralysed from waist below, a Salem police head constable is set to get about Rs 46 lakh compensation within a month.

  • China launches study to build rail link to Pakistan via PoK

    Beijing:  China has reportedly commissioned a “preliminary research study” to build an international rail link connecting its border province of Xinjiang to Pakistan, a contentious project from India’s perspective as it runs through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

  • Accidental death case turns out to be murder

    Thane:  The death of a villager, initially thought to be result of an accident, later turned out to be a case of murder, police said today.

  • Boat carrying 152 Aus asylum-seekers in trouble

    Melbourne:  A boat carrying 152 Sri Lankan Tamil asylum-seekers, including women and children, bound for Australia is reportedly in trouble at sea off a remote Australian island after it left India.

  • Nigeria bonuses paid as player set to travel

    Brasilia:  Nigeria’s World Cup squad has received the bonuses which the players were owed, the team spokesman said, as they returned to training ahead of their second round match against France.

  • Venus Williams

    I’m not the retiring type, says Venus

    London:  Defiant Venus Williams made it clear she has no intention of retiring following her painful Wimbledon exit.

  • Dharmendra Pradhan

    Government to pay Rs 25 lakh to next of kin of pipeline fire victims

    East Godavri (AP) : Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu visited the GAIL pipeline explosion site that claimed 14 lives and injured another 20 people, and announced an ex-gratia of 25 lakh rupees to the next of kin of those killed in the incident.

  • Srinagar to soon get a new drainage system

    Srinagar: The replacement of the old drainage network is on in full swing in a number of areas in Srinagar city including the Rajbagh area. The current drainage system in the Valley is too old and not sufficient to absorb the outlet and waste that flows from domestic and commercial buildings.