Free Press Journal
  • Aditya Mehta leads home country challenge in Indian Open

    Mumbai: World number 50 Aditya Mehta, runner-up in 2013, will lead the home country’s challenge in the 300,000 pound sterling 2nd Indian Open World Ranking Snooker Championships here from March 10-14. Mehta, who lost to China’s Ding Junhui in the inaugural edition held in Delhi, is the lone Indian to directly qualify for the championship by winning his qualifying round match in England last month, while six others can come through the pre-tournament

  • Indian women behind Bangladesh in socio-economic parity

    New Delhi: At a time when the United Nations has called for gender equality ahead of International Women’s Day (March 8), an index on Saturday showed Indian women lag behind even Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in socio-economic parity in Asia Pacific (APAC) markets.

  • Eight killed in Afghanistan roof collapse

    Kabul: At least eight people were killed and two injured on Saturday when the roof of a house collapsed due to heavy rains in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. “Due to heavy rain the roof of a house collapsed in Walisa village of Shirzad district, killing eight people, including women and children,” an official told Xinhua news agency. All the victims belonged to the families of two brothers who used to live in the same

  • Three Karachi airport attack suspects indicted

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court on Saturday indicted three people for their involvement in a Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)-claimed attack on Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport in June 2014. The three suspects – Sarmad Siddiqui, Asif Zaheer and Nadeem – were produced in an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi and pleaded not guilty to the charges against them, Dawn online reported.

  • Jeffrey Archer

    Criticising Mother Teresa is stupid and envious: Jeffrey Archer

    Kolkata: Brushing off RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s comments on Mother Teresa, celebrated British author Jeffrey Archer on Saturday said anyone who is foolish enough to criticise the Nobel laureate is either “envious” or “stupid”.

  • Ireland World Cup team

    Ireland beat Zimbabwe by five runs

    Hobart: Ireland survived a mighty scare before pulling off a sensational five-run win over Zimbabwe to keep themselves in the hunt for the quarterfinals of the cricket World Cup, here today. Ireland posted their best ever ODI score of 331 for eight with Ed Joice scoring 112 and Andy Balbirnie 97 as the two batsmen shared a 138-run stand for the third wicket after they were invited to bat.

  • Ex-CM’s Secy denied issuing recommendation letter:Delhi Cops

    New Delhi: Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit’s political secretary Pawan Khera has denied issuing any recommendation letter to a man for a job in NMDC, Delhi Police today told a court hearing a case of cheating. Investigating Officer of the case filed his Action Taken Report (ART) in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Navjeet Budhiraja, saying “For the said recommendation letter he (Khera) has stated that it was neither issued from his

  • Gold at 3-month low, tumbles Rs 520 on weak global cues

    New Delhi: Gold prices today plunged by Rs 520, its biggest fall this year, to trade at an over three-month low of Rs 26,540 per 10 gram at the bullion market, tracking a weak global trend amid subdued demand from jewellers and retailers. Silver also fell sharply by Rs 500 to Rs 36,300 per kg on reduced offtake by industrial users and coin makers.

  • IRDAI vetoes Supreme Court’s power to hear appeals against SAT

    Chennai: India’s insurance regulator has clearly vetoed the Supreme Court’s powers to hear appeals against the decision of Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) under its Insurance Marketing Firm (IMF) regulations for non-grant of fresh/renewal licence to operate, legal experts say.

  • Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

    Sonia, Rahul condole G. Karthikeyan’s demise

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday led the party in condoling the death of Kerala assembly speaker G. Karthikeyan. Sonia Gandhi described the 66-year-old Congressman as a seasoned politician whose “death had left behind a void that would be hard to fill”.

  • Mayank Gandhi says that, AAP is targeting him

    Mumbai: Senior AAP leader Mayank Gandhi said here on Saturday that he has been targeted by some party leaders for his March 5 statement challenging a gag order and revealing the proceedings of the AAP national executive meeting.

  • Akhilesh Yadav

    Mulayam Singh doing well: Akhilesh Yadav

    New Delhi/ Gurgaon: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav who was admitted to a private hospital Saturday for suspected swine flu is recovering “well”, his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said. “Netaji has recovered well. I thank you all for the good wishes and blessings for his speedy recovery,” Yadav tweeted.

  • Telangana growth shows encouraging trend, says governor

    Hyderabad: The newly-created state of Telangana has begun its journey on a positive and progressive note and the growth shows encouraging trend, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan said on Saturday. Addressing the joint session of the state legislature, he said in spite of facing several challenges post formation such as inadequate staff and non-availability of senior officers, considerable progress has been made on all fronts.

  • FCI to ferry more rice for Tripura via Bangladesh

    Agartala: Another 10,000 tonnes of rice will be ferried to Tripura via Bangladesh as train services in the northeastern states have been stopped in southern part of northeast region due to gauge conversion, a minister said here on Saturday. Train services in Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and southern Assam have been suspended from last October for track conversion from meter gauge to broad gauge being undertaken by the Northeast Frontier Railways and scheduled to

  • Police to comply with Mufti’s directive on political prisoners

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Police will comply with the directions of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, who has sought release of all political prisoners who do not face any criminal charge. “Yes, all the directions issued by the government (on release of political prisoners from jails in the state) will be complied with. Let us be assured about it,” Director General of Police (DGP), J&K, K Rajendra Kumar told reporters here today. He

  • Post-budget announcements, RBI rate cut cheers markets

    Mumbai: Post-budget announcements and an unexpected lending rates cut by the apex bank, led a benchmark index of Indian equities markets to gain 87.45 points or 0.29 percent during the weekly trade ended March 5.

  • Kim Kardashian

    Kim Kardashian poses nude for reality show

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has posed nude for the upcoming 10th season of ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Kardashian, 34, said in a clip of the season’s first episode, she wanted to get a nude photoshoot done because she knows her body will eventually change again, reported E! Online. “If I get pregnant again soon, my body is going to totally transform. So, I’m doing this photo shoot today naked.

  • Anupam Kher

    Anupam Kher turns 60, feels ‘younger’ with work

    Mumbai: On his landmark 60th birthday on Saturday, veteran actor Anupam Kher will open his new play “Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha”, and says it is work that keeps him feeling as “young” as 16.