Free Press Journal
  • I am opposed to ‘one-man shows’ in political parties, says Advani

    New Delhi :  Veteran BJP leader L K Advani, who created a flutter on Thursday with his apprehensions of Emergency again in India, on Friday clarified that it was not aimed at any individual but said he was against ‘one-man shows’ in political parties and asked leaders to be modest like Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

  • Navy, CG and NDRF deploy rescue teams

    Mumbai : Considering the rising water levels in the city and the IMD’s forecast for more rain, Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have deployed their flood rescue and diving teams, which are well-equipped with rescue boats and fast-attack crafts, at strategic locations in the city to meet any emergency arriving out of the downpour.

  • Pakistan in trouble after Silva’s century

    Galle : Sri Lanka’s bowlers ripped through Pakistan’s top order in dramatic fashion to leave the tourists struggling on the scheduled third day of the first Test here Friday. After opener Kaushal Silva hit 125 to lift Sri Lanka to 300 in the first innings, Pakistan collapsed to 35-3 in reply before a partial recovery saw them to 118-5 by stumps. Asad Shafiq was unbeaten on 14 and Sarfraz Ahmed was on 15

  • India denied clean sweep in South Asian TT

    New Delhi : Sri Lanka’s Uday Imesh Ranasinghe denied India a clean sweep as he beat Lalrinpuia 4-2 in the junior boys final on the concluding day of the South Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships at the Talkatora Stadium here on Friday.The junior girls crown went to India’s Shrushthi Helangadi as the Maharashtrian upset compatriot Archana Kamath 3-1. India, thus, finished with nine gold, three silver and one bronze medal. Sri

  • Florist tails church shoot-out suspect’s car

    Washington : A North Carolina florist is being hailed a hero for alerting police when she spotted the suspected gunman’s car and then tailed him for nearly 50 km until authorities arrested him, hours after the massacre of nine black worshippers in one of the worst hate crimes in US history, reports PTI.

  • Kapur, Lahiri endure tough first round; vow to fight back

    Tacoma (US) : India’s star players Shiv Kapur and Anirban Lahiri endured a tough day and a sprinkling of three-putts during their modest first round outing at the US Open golf tournament here.

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    Indira Gandhi reflected India’s vices and virtues

    Silver-haired and baby-faced, Jayantilal Choteylal Shah couldn’t contain his laughter. The packed room in Patiala House took its cue from the judge and laughed uproariously. The cause of merriment was a witness referring to a Delhi municipal official called Tamta as “Tamater sahib”. They were not laughing only at the feeble pun. The real target was Indira Gandhi for “Tamater sahib” had supported her Emergency regime. In mocking her, destroyer of democracy

  • Bangladesh enhance chances of featuring in 2017 Champions Trophy

    Bangladesh : Bangladesh have enhanced their chances of securing a Champions Trophy berth after their brilliant win over India in the first One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series that took them to seventh spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings.The win took Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s side past West Indies in the ODI team rankings. Both Bangladesh and West Indies had 88 points before the match. While the Caribbean side remain

  • Boxer MC Mary Kom being felicitated with a memento at the inaguration of Indoor Sports Training Complex in Barpeta district of Assam on Friday.

    Hurdles can be overcome by dedication: Mary Kom

    Barpeta (Assam) : Any hurdles, including financial, can be overcome in life with utmost dedication and hard work, boxing icon MC Mary Kom said today.

  • US court finds Copaxone patent invalid again: Natco Pharma

    Hyderabad : Natco Pharma, a city-based drug maker, said the US Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit has again found one of the patents of Teva’s Copaxone as invalid.     Natco, along with its partner Mylan, is awaiting the approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to launch the product in the US market.

  • Delhi deputy CM’s driver fined for over-speeding

    New Delhi : Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s car was found to be over-speeding last week and his driver was fined, police said on Friday. Sisodia was seated in the car when his driver was found to be over-speeding while crossing the Khajuri Khas area in east Delhi.

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    Red Corner notice likely against Modi

    New Delhi : Keen to retrieve its lost ground, the BJP has decided to fast track all investigations against former IPL commissioner Lalit Modi, reports CNN IBN.

  • Traffic leads to delay in ambulance services

    Mumbai : Water logging and slow traffic movement owing to heavy rains from Thursday onwards led to minor disruptions in ambulance services. Civic officials informed that the ambulance services were available and running throughout the day on Thursday, but a major stumbling block was slow vehicular movement. Keeping the ailing condition of patients in mind, they were admitted to the nearest hospitals in the city in case immediate treatment was needed.

  • Lalit Modi-Vasundhara Raje ties were once talk of town

    The friendship between former IPL boss Lalit Modi and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje may have dimmed but there was a time when people in Rajasthan used to talk about the closeness between the two. Lalit Modi in his interview to a TV channel has acknowledged the fact of his long friendship with Raje. “My relationship with Vasundhara Raje goes back 30 years. She is a close friend of the family and

  • Greece gets temporary lifeline for banks

    Athens : Greece got a temporary lifeline for its banks  to help them cope with a deposit drain in the run-up to a summit of the eurozone’s 19 leaders that could determine the country’s future in the euro. Uncertainty has grown  on the reforms Greece must make to get more loans ended in acrimony.

  • Norway Chess: Anand held by Grischuk

    Norway : Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand’s hunt for the elusive victory continued as he was again held to a draw by Alexander Grischuk of Russia in the third round of Norway Chess tournament, a part of the Grand Chess tour.