Free Press Journal
  • Martina Hingis, Sania Mirza

    Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis move into semis of Family Circle Cup

    Charleston: Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis beat Anabel Medina Garrigues of Spain and Yaroslava Shvedova of Kazakhstan to reach the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament’s semi-finals.  The No.1-seeded Hingis and Mirza battled Medina Garrigues and Shvedova for an hour and 41 minutes for a 7-5, 4-6, 13-11 victory here on Friday.

  • Congress protests

    Congress pulling out all stops for farmers’ rally

    New Delhi: Congress is pulling out all the stops for its April 19 farmers’ rally here on land bill, where Rahul Gandhi is set to make his first public appearance after a nearly two-month long sabbatical, with the party launching an aggressive media campaign, besides booking a special train.

  • Parupalli Kashyap loses in Singapore Open semis

    Singapore: Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap lost 22-20, 11-21, 14-21 to Hong Kong’s Hu Yun in the $300,000 Singapore Open Superseries men’s singles semi-finals here on Saturday.  World No.15 Kashyap lost in 58 minutes to Yun at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. With this win, World No.13 Yun took a 3-1 lead in career meetings against the 28-year-old Hyderabadi.

  • Yuki Bhambri

    Yuki Bhambri wins Karshi ITF Futures trophy

    Karshi (Uzbekistan): Yuki Bhambri clinched  the USD 15,000 ITF Futures tournament here today with a straight-set win over Dzmitry Zhyrmont and ensured that he will get entry into the French Open qualifying event. The 22-year-old Yuki, seeded second, overcame his Belarusian third seed rival 6-2 6-4 in the final and pocketed 27 ranking points which will take him to a rank between 215 and 220.

  • Kei Nishikori

    Kei Nishikori’s golden toilet now sits proudly amongst his trophies

    Johannesburg : Japanese tennis ace Kei Nishikori has penned a sponsorship deal with a lavatory company to add a golden toilet to his growing collection of silverware. Nishikori, who has become Japan’s best-ever male tennis star after rising to fourth in world rankings, was presented with the model loo by porcelain firm ‘Lixil’, which also makes other household products such as windows and tiles.

  • Vote

    Dhuri bypoll begins; keen fight between Congress, SAD

    Sangrur (Punjab):  The by-election to Dhuri constituency began today, in a fierce battle between the ruling Akal Dal and opposition Congress. The polling began on a slow note this morning and had gradually started to pick up and by 1230 p.m., over 30 per cent of voters had cast their vote, officials said, adding no untoward incident had been reported so far.

  • 4 Indians identified for UK’s 2015 national tennis championship

    New Delhi: Four Indian junior tennis players — Shashank Teertha, Sacchitt Sharma, Prinkle Singh and Mahak Jain — sealed their place in the England’s national grass court championship by emerging as the finalists of the’Road to Wimbledon’ event which concluded, here today.

  • Azam Khan

    Azam Khan protests delay in demolition of ‘unauthorised’ colony

    Rampur: UP minister Azam Khan joined Samajwadi Party activists during a protest against the alleged delay in demolition of an “unauthorised colony”, leaving the red-faced officials squirming, and relented only when the collector “apologised”. The dharna, which began last evening and continued till midnight at Gandhi memorial here, was organised to protest against administration’s alleged “dilly-dallying” tactics in razing the unauthorised colony inhabited by people of a particular community.

  • Harish Rawat

    Government to provide free seeds to farmers in Uttarakhand  

    Dehradun: Chief Minister Harish Rawat today announced fresh measures to provide relief to rain-hit farmers in the state including free distribution of  seeds among them and an increased subsidy on ginger and turmeric seeds. These measures which also include 75 per cent subsidy on turmeric and ginger seeds are in addition to the six-month waiver of interest on loans taken by farmers from cooperative banks announced by the state government earlier, Rawat told reporters

  • James Faulkner

    James Faulkner joins Lancashire for bulk of upcoming domestic English cricket season

    Johannesburg : English county club Lancashire has announced that Australia’s World Cup-winning all-rounder James Faulkner has joined them for the bulk of their upcoming domestic season. Following his stint in the Twenty20 Indian Premier League, Faulkner would arrive at Lancashire to replace compatriot Peter Siddle, who would play in the Red Rose’s opening four first-class County Championship matches before joining the Australia squad for a tour of the West Indies and subsequent Ashes

  • Slain undertrial’s family lodges complaint against Telangana police

    Hyderabad: The family of one of the five undertrial prisoners, who were gunned down by police in Telangana, has lodged a complaint against the policemen involved in the “fake” encounter.  Mohammed Ahmed, father of Viquar Ahmed, lodged a complaint at Aler police station in Nalgonda district on Saturday, alleging that the police murdered his son and four others while bringing them to Hyderabad from Warangal Central Jail.

  • Pablo Armero

    Flamengo sign Colombia defender Armero on loan

    Rio de Janeiro: Flamengo have taken Colombian international Pablo Armero on loan until the end of the year.  The 28-year-old defender joins the Rio de Janeiro giants from Italy’s Udinese, having spent the past seven months on loan at AC Milan, reports Xinhua.

  • Usain Bolt

    Impressed Barack Obama strikes lightning pose on meeting Bolt

    Washington : President of the United States Barack Obama was so impressed on meeting Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt that he struck the decorated Olympian’s famous lightning pose. Obama was completely star struck on meeting the six-time Olympic gold medallist, TMZ.com reported. In fact, the President of the United States gushed about Bolt to the room saying that nobody’s ever been faster than ‘this man, ever’ of all the billions of people. Obama is supposedly

  • Australia, India Hockey

    India stun world champions Australia in Azlan Shah Cup

    Ipoh (Malaysia): Young striker Nikkin Thimmaiah scored a hat-trick as India produced their best performance of the tournament to stun world champions and title holders Australia 4-2 today and secure a place in the third and fourth place play-off at the Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here. Already out of title race, India played without pressure and at last came up with a complete performance that had Australia on the backfoot for most part of

  • Strike by separatists affect normal life in Kashmir

    Srinagar: Normal life was affected in Kashmir today due to a strike called by separatist groups to protest against the proposed setting up of an exclusive township for the migrant minority community in the Valley. Shops, business establishments, educational institutions and petrol pumps in Srinagar remained shut, while government offices and banks witnessed thin attendance, officials said.

  • Gold

    Gold regains Rs 27K-level on global cues, buying by jewellers

    New Delhi: Gold prices rose for the second straight day and reclaimed the psychologically important Rs 27,000-mark, surging by Rs 280 to trade at Rs 27,080 per 10 grams at the bullion market today amid a firming global trend. Besides, increased buying by jewellers to meet wedding season demand helped the precious metal to recapture the crucial level. Silver also advanced by Rs 150 at Rs 36,900 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and

  • manoharlal khattar

    Manohar lal Khattar approves Rs 882.85 crore for 11,259 EWS flats

    Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today approved the construction of 11,259 flats for people belonging to Economically Weaker Section (EWS) at a cost of Rs 882.85 crore.  The CM has also approved Rs 171.65 crore for construction and development of community centres in the places where these flats are to be built for the convenience of residents, an official spokesperson said here. These flats would be constructed at various  places including Jagadhari, Karnal

  • Narendra Modi

    Narendra Modi leaves for Toulouse

    Paris: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left here for Toulouse, in southern France, where he would be visiting the Airbus facility as well as the French space agency CNES.  Accompanied by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Modi will later drive down to Lille to visit the Neuve Chapelle war memorial to pay homage to the 10,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War I.

  • Sensex - Nifty high

    Sensex, Nifty up 2.0 pc on Moody’s positive credit outlook

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty rallied for the second week in a row by over 2.0 per cent buoyed by across-the-board buying, Moody’s raising country’s credit outlook and speculations that the US Fed may keep interest rates low after weak jobs data. However, Reserve Bank of India, in its monetary policy on April 7, left the short-term lending rate or repo rate unchanged and also kept the cash reserve ratio and the statutory