Free Press Journal
  • Virender Sehwag

    Feeling good about his game, Sehwag seeks big runs in IPL

    New Delhi: Virender Sehwag still feels the insatiable hunger for scoring runs and says he would like to make the most of his current form by scoring ‘big runs’ for Kings XI Punjab in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Sehwag came into the IPL at the back of a decent domestic run but by his own admission, he has not been able to cash in on the starts despite showing glimpses of his

  • MH17 victims

    Dutch expert fired for making MH17 victims’ photos public

    London: A Dutch expert, who was helping to identify victims from last year’s Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine, has been fired from the investigation team after he showed photographs of the dead at a public lecture without their families’ consent, media reported on Friday.

  • Pakistan, Man hanged, Pervez Musharraf

    Pakistan to execute death-row convict

    Karachi: A Pakistani court today ordered to execute on May 6 a man, whose conviction over a murder provoked international anger after his lawyers alleged that he was only 13-years old at the time of crime. Execution of Shafqat Hussain, convicted for killing a boy, was fixed for last month but had to be postponed after civil society raised fury that he cannot be hanged as he was a minor at the time

  • Pune FC aim to derail leaders Mohun Bagan in I-League 

    Pune: Pune FC will be eager to end their “home” campaign on a high when they host leaders Mohun Bagan in an I-League Round-19 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex here on Saturday.

  • drone strike

    Hostages’ deaths shows risks of US drone strikes: Pakistan

    Islamabad: Pakistan today said the accidental killing of two western hostages in a US drone strike on an al-Qaeda compound shows “the risk and unintended consequences” of the use of the CIA-operated spy planes in the tribal region along the Afghan border. US President Barack Obama yesterday admitted that the hostages were killed in the strike in January along with American national Ahmed Farouq, an al-Qaeda leader.

  • Rajapaksa Sri Lanka

    Rajapakse seeks explanation from anti-graft body

    Colombo: Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse has sought an explanation from the country’s anti-graft body chief as to why summons were issued to him over bribery allegations.

  • Italy arrests suspected bin Laden bodyguards, Peshawar bombers

    Rome: Italian police said today they had dismantled a network of Islamist radicals that included two former bodyguards of Osama bin Laden and the suspected authors of one of Pakistan’s deadliest terror attacks. In a move that followed a six-year investigation into an illegal immigration racket run from Sardinia, police on the Mediterranean island ordered the arrest of 18 people in coordinated raids across Italy.

  • At least 115 children killed in Yemen since March 26: UNICEF

    Geneva: At least 115 children have been killed and 172 maimed in the violence raging in Yemen since Saudi-led air strikes began on March 26, the UN children’s agency said today. “We believe that these are conservative figures,” UNICEF spokesman Christophe Boulierac told reporters in Geneva, saying at least 64 of the children killed between March 26 and April 20 were victims of air strikes. The UN agency said another 26 children had

  • Four-member Sikh family goes missing in Pakistan

    Islamabad: A four-member Sikh family from India has gone missing in Pakistan where it had gone to celebrate Baisakhi, the first-ever such incident, prompting authorities to launch a search operation. The incident occurred when around 2,000 Sikh pilgrims, including 1,717 Indians, visited Pakistan on a 10-day trip to celebrate Baisakhi festival.

  • Clarke `looking forward` to future with his cricket academy

    Sydney: Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke has revealed that his cricket academy will form a big part of his future, insisting that he is looking forward to impart his cricketing skills to the talented beginners.

  • Sunil Narine

    Sunil Narine again reported for suspected illegal bowling action

    New Delhi, Apr 24 (PTI) West Indies mystery spinner Sunil Narine has again been reported for a suspect illegal bowling action by the on-field umpires during Kolkata Knight Riders’ away IPL match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 22. The two on-field umpires who reported Narine for “suspected illegal action” are Richard Illingworth and Vineet Kulkarni.

  • Glad to impress in European top-flight debut: Sandhu

    Sandefjord (Norway): Having created history by becoming the first Indian footballer to have played in a competitive match for a top division European side, goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu expressed gladness at achieving the milestone.

  • Saina, Sindhu ousted from Asia Championships 

    Wuhan (China): The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships came to an end following the women’s singles quarterfinal losses of Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu.

  • Rohan Bopanna

    Bopanna-Mergea ousted from Bucharest quarters

    Bucharest (Romania): Indo-Romanian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea were ousted from the men’s doubles quarterfinals of the Romanian Open at the Arenele BNR here.

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    Documents leak: Bail plea hearing on April 27

    New Delhi: A court here on Friday fixed April 27 for hearing the bail application of five corporate executives who are accused in the petroleum ministry’s documents leak case.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    Maharashtra to do “vulnerability mapping” to help farmers

    Mumbai: To keep a check on farmer suicides, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today unveiled a project for “vulnerability mapping” of agriculturists in the worst-hit Yavatmal and Osmanabad districts. It will enable targeted intervention by ten departments to mitigate their sufferings.

  • Internet

    Go for ‘same services same rules’, Internet body to Trai

    New Delhi: Internet service providers’ body ISPAI has suggested that regulator Trai adopt ‘same services same rule’ to define Net neutrality while agreeing that there should be no discrimination in accessing the Internet in terms of pricing or speed. “In our opinion, ‘same services same rule’ policy should be adopted and it’s up to the government to decide the modality,” Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) said, in response to Trai paper

  • Sensex Red down

    Sensex falls 297 pts to over 3-mth low, Infosys slumps

    Mumbai: The benchmark BSE Sensex today nosedived 297 points to its lowest in three-and-a-half months at 27,437.94 after IT major Infosys shares tanked 6 per cent on lower-than-expected earning numbers. On a sequential basis, Infosys’ net profit fell 4.7 per cent in the March quarter, while revenue declined by 2.8 per cent, the company reported today.

  • Cigar smoking not a safe alternative

    New York: If you thought smoking cigars is less harmful than smoking cigarettes, your are wrong. New research associates many of the same fatal conditions as cigarette smoking.