Free Press Journal
  • Rio Oly my last: Sushil

    New Delhi :  Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar said that 2016 edition in Rio de Janeiro will be his last appearance at the quadrennial extravaganza but he will take a final call on his retirement post Brazil games.

  • PCB return seven million rupees to Shoaib Akhtar

    Karachi :  The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has returned an amount of seven million rupees to Shoaib Akhtar which it had deducted from the former fast bowler’s earnings as part of a fine imposed on him years ago.

  • Vaishali R maintains winning streak

    Mumbai :  Tamil Nadu’s WFM Vaishali R (ELO 2276) maintained her brilliant winning streak by scoring an authoritative victory against statemate WFM Saranya J. (ELO 2126) in a 7th round of the Ram Ratna 42nd National Women’s Challenger Chess Championship, which is being conducted by the Maharashtra Chess Association (MCA) at Rambhau Mhalgi Probodhni, Keshav Shrusti, Uttan, Bhyander (West) on Saturday. The event is being organised under the auspices of the All

  • Wozniacki stokes sexism fire

    Wimbledon: Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki has sparked a sexism row at Wimbledon after saying women do not play enough on the major courts.

  • Online rummy on a high roll in India

    New Delhi : From what was essentially a club-oriented indulgence and would peak among certain sections during Diwali, card games like rummy have now become a year-round indulgence for revellers in India.

  • Karnataka withdraws Lokayukta bill bowing to Oppn’s pressure

    Belagavi : Bowing to Opposition pressure in the Assembly, government on Tuesday withdrew a bill proposing certain amendments to the Lokayukta Act and agreed to come out with comprehensive changes in light of the raging row over an alleged bribery scandal linked to the anti-graft ombudsman.

  • Nikki Haley hails Senate vote to remove slavery era flag

    Washington : South Carolina’s Indian American Governor Nikki Haley hailed the state Senate’s vote to remove the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds three weeks after a white man shot dead nine African-Americans in a historic black church.

  • Man gets 3 years RI for robbing elderly couple

    Thane: A local court has awar-ded three years rigorous impri-sonment (RI) to a cook for rob-bing an elderly couple of valu-ables worth Rs 25 lakh after serving them sedative-laced food in Navi Mumbai. Additio-nal sessions judge S M Maha-dik yesterday sentenced Sub-rato Sanyal (Kolkata) to three years jail term after convicting him under IPC section 328.

  • Another deadlock

    The joint communique issued at the end of the talks between the Finance Ministers of India and Pakistan is a routine document which won’t enthuse anybody. That Shri Morarji Desai and Mr. Mohammed Shoaib couldn’t arrive at a final agreement with regard to the outstanding financial issues must cause some anxiety.  In Dec 1959, they met in Delhi, giving rise to high hopes of a final settlement with talks again

  • Tomar: India overtakes US as 3rd largest steel producer    

    New Delhi : India has overtaken the US to become the world’s third largest steel producer and is working towards achieving 300 million tonnes (MT) target in the next 10 years, Union Steel & Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said. “So far India was the 4th largest steel producer in the world only after China, Japan and the US. However, during the first five months of this calendar year, India has achieved the