Free Press Journal
  • Man hangs self near India Gate

    New Delhi: A man committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in a park near India Gate early Monday, police said.  Sheshnath, 31, a resident of Nangloi in west Delhi, was found hanging from the tree around 7 a.m. on Monday by passers-by.  “Sheshnath was identified from his identity card found from his possession. He seemed to be partially handicapped. The reason behind this extreme step is yet to be ascertained

  • Gujarat ISR to come up with earthquake prediction system

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat government’s Institute of Seismological Research (ISR) is all set to come up with an earthquake early warning and prediction system to avoid loss of lives and property during such a calamity in the state. Gujarat had witnessed one of the most horrific earthquakes on January 26, 2001, taking the toll of more than 10,000 lives, in Kutch and a loss of the properties worth in crores, which was the main reason to come

  • Somdev in final qualifying round of US Clay Court championship

    Houston (USA): India’s Somdev Devvarman is one win away from making the singles main draw of the Fayez Sarofim & Co. US Men’s Clay Court Championship following a straight sets win over American Robby Ginepri, here. Unseeded Somdev battled past Ginepri 7-6(6) 6-3 in the second round of the Qualifiers of the USD 549,230 event. Somdev saved as many as 10 break chances on his serve and converted three of the eight chances he got. It

  • Oil, Fuel

    Oil prices rebound in Asia

    Singapore: Oil prices rebounded in Asia today on news that a labour strike at a US refinery would end soon, tempering recent losses fuelled by an agreement to curb Iran’s nuclear programme. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) gained 82 cents to USD 49.96 while Brent rose 81 cents to USD 55.76 in late-morning trade.

  • Sensex down

    Sensex trades flat; healthcare stocks rise

    Mumbai: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading flat in the morning trade session on Monday. It was trading marginally down by 12 points or 0.04 percent.  The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also flat during the morning trade session. It was trading 0.15 points up at 8,586.40 points.

  • Prince Harry arrives in Australia

    London/Canberra: Britain’s Prince Harry arrived in Australia on Monday for a four-week placement with the Australian Defence Force (ADF).  The prince, called Captain Wales in his military role, will leave the British Army in June after 10-year service, BBC reported.  He also presented the Queen’s letter, in which she wrote: “I am delighted that the long and enduring association between the Australian and British armies will be joined by the military secondment

  • Saina Nehwal

    Sania Nehwal wins 25th career doubles title with trophy in Miami

    Miami (USA): Sania Mirza achieved yet another career milestone by capturing her 25th WTA doubles title as the Indian ace continued her dream start with Martina Hingis to win the Miami Open trophy, here Sunday. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair overcame a sluggish start to take the title with a 7-5 6-1 scoreline against second seeded Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

  • Man beaten to death by car occupants

    New Delhi: In a suspected case of road rage, a young man was beaten to death by occupants of a car after their vehicles collided in central Delhi’s Turkman gate area last night. The incident took place when the victim, identified as Shahnawaz, was returning home on his motorcycle along with his two children. As they reached Turkman gate, the bike hit an i-20 car.

  • IMF says Greece confirms it will repay loan due in April

    Washington: Greece’s finance minister has told the International Monetary Fund chief that his country will repay a substantial loan from the organisation that is due this week. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Yanis Varoufakis met in Washington for an “informal discussion” on the debt-stricken nation’s reform programme, an IMF statement said. The Greek government has said Varoufakis will meet with US Treasury officials today.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee gains 37 paise against dollar in early trade

    Mumbai: The rupee appreciated by 37 paise to 62.12 against the dollar in early trade today at the Interbank Foreign Exchange after the American currency weakened overseas amid a higher opening in the domestic equity market. Forex dealers said that besides selling of the American currency by exporters and banks, weakness in the dollar against other currencies on disappointing jobs data supported the rupee.

  • 2 charred to death as crackers stored in shed explodes

    Namakkal :Two persons, including a minor child were charred to death and four injured after sparks from crackers lit during a temple festival at Kolli hills, about 67 km from here, fell on a shed storing them and exploded, police said Those killed were a 40-year-old man and a six-year-old child, they said. The mishap occurred when devotees at the Thinnnur Nadu Mariamman temple at Kolli Hills burst crackers while taking out the main deity in

  • Man killed in Delhi road rage

    New Delhi: A 38-year-old man was beaten to death in a road rage case in Delhi, police said on Monday.  The incident took place around 11.30 p.m. on Sunday. Shahnawaz, a resident of I.P. Estate area in central Delhi, was riding on his motorbike with his family and hit a car near Turkman Gate in Daryaganj, police said.  The car occupants beat him up after a heated argument. Shahnawaz was rushed to

  • Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic overpowers Murray for fifth Miami Masters title

    Miami: World number one Novak Djokovic roared home in a 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 6-0 win over Andy Murray on Sunday to claim a fifth Miami Masters title. Serbia’s Djokovic pushed his career record against the Scot to 18-8, adding the triumph in the championship match on the hardcourts of Miami to victories over Murray this year in the Australian Open final and the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters.

  • INS Mumbai, Yemen

    ‘Trying to make travel arrangements for 168 Keralites’

    Kochi : Kerala government today said it is trying to make necessary arrangements to facilitate travel of around 168 Keralites, who were brought to Mumbai from war-torn Yemen by two IAF aircraft last night. State Minister for Diaspora K C Joseph said that while an Air India flight carrying 195 persons, mostly Keralites, from Djibouti landed in Kochi last night, two other aircraft carrying a total of 454 evacuees were touching down at Mumbai

  • Rory, Tiger get Masters sessions with Augusta ace

    Augusta (United States): Top-ranked Rory McIlroy and 14-time major winner Tiger Woods, each seeking a milestone Masters victory next Sunday, appear to have a key advisor in common — Augusta National ace Jeff Knox. Should either golf superstar capture the green jacket next weekend, McIlroy to complete a career Grand Slam and win his third major in a row or Woods for a fifth time to end a seven-year major win drought, he might just

  • Rayo next in firing line for free-scoring Madrid

    Madrid: Real Madrid continue their pursuit of Barcelona in the La Liga title race away to Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday fresh from a 9-1 thrashing of Granada. Cristiano Ronaldo registered a five-goal haul for the first time in his distinguished career as Madrid bounced back from losing a potentially-decisive clash against Barcelona before the international break.

  • Smriti Irani

    Smriti Irani reaches out to women voters ahead of Bihar polls

    Patna : Union Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani called on women in Bihar to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming state assembly elections. Irani encouraged the party’s women cadre in Patna to start working on booth-level in the run-up to the November 2015 polls.

  • ‘Mission Indradhanush’ to begin in Assam today

    New Delhi : In Assam, immunization under the Centre’s ambitious ‘Mission Indradhanush’ will begin today in eight districts – Hailakandi, Karimganj, Dhubri, Bongaigaon, Kokrajhar, Nagaon, Darramg and Goalpara. The week-long immunization program aims at covering partially or unvaccinated children below two years to protect from seven deadly diseases – Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Tetanus, Polio, Tuberculosis, Measles and Hepatitis B. 2,060 immunization sites have been set apart from 300 mobile teams for difficult areas. Vehicles

  • Narendra Modi to inaugurate two-day conference to finalise changes in environment laws

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will inaugurate the two-day conference of State Environment and Forest Ministers here. The conference is seen as a final step of consultations and taking states on board before bringing amendments in the existing green laws. The state environment ministers and officials will brainstorm on proposed changes in the six environment laws apart from reflecting upon simplification of existing processes and ensure strict compliance of green

  • Narendra Modi greets BJP on its 35th ‘Sthapana Diwas’

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greeting to all the party workers and well wishers of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the occasion of party’s 35th foundation day. “On the BJP’s ‘Sthapana Diwas’ my greetings to all the BJP Karyakartas and well-wishers,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted.