Free Press Journal
  • Saaniya Sharma Golfer

    Woman golfer Saaniya starts favourite 

    Bengaluru: Buoyed by her first title of the season last week, Saaniya Sharma will start as firm favourite at the 14th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour to be played at the Clover Greens here from Wednesday.

  • Poovamma

    Arjuna recommendation ‘dream come true’: Poovamma

    New Delhi: Expressing happiness at the recommendation for the coveted Arjuna Award, ace quartermiler M R Poovamma today described it as a “dream come true”. “I am not being able to describe how happy I am right now. Every athlete wants to get awards and recognition from the government. It is a dream come true for me. It is my best moment in life,” Poovamma told PTI from NIS Patiala, where she is

  • Chennaiyin FC sign Brazilian duo Raphael Augusto and Mailson

    Chennai: Chennaiyin FC today announced the signing of Brazilian duo Raphael Augusto and Mailson Alves Barreiro Veriato for the second season of the Hero Indian Super League football. Midfielder Augusto will be joining Chennaiyin FC on loan from Brazilian giants Fluminense while central defender Mailson has been roped in by CFC after the expiry of his contract at Brazilian Serie C outfit Tupi Football Club.

  • Lara Dutta

    Lara Dutta returns with Miss Diva 2015

    Mumbai: Actress and former Miss Universe Lara Dutta will host and mentor the upcoming second season of Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva reality TV series, whose winner will represent India at Miss Universe 2015. The series that aims to redefine beauty and fashion will be aired on Channel Romedy Now with delayed telecasts on Zoom TV.

  • Pandole sails into last four of junior squash tournament

    Mumbai: Top seed Yohan Darius Pandole of Maharashtra cruised to a straight-game win over state-mate Sandeep Paswan to enter the boys’ under-19 semifinals of the Rs 6 lakh prize-money All-India NSCI Junior Open Squash tournament here today.

  • Jacqueline Fernandez

    Jacqueline Fernandez celebrates birthday with media

    New Delhi: Actress Jacqueline Fernandez today celebrated her 30th birthday by cutting a cake with the scribes here. The Sri Lankan beauty, who was in the Capital to promote her upcoming film “Brothers”, said she could not have a better birthday celebration than this.

  • Maharashtra mulling plan to supply water via railway wagons

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government is mulling a plan to provide drinking water to drought-affected Latur in the Marathwada region through railway wagons. Maharashtra Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Eknath Khadse said that the state government is considering supplying water from Ujni dam near Pandharpur to Latur via railway wagons.

  • New urea policy positive for fertiliser sector: CARE Ratings

    Mumbai: The New Urea Policy 2015 (NUP) is expected to have a positive impact on the fertiliser industry as it will maximise domestic production and help reduce reliance on imports, CARE Ratings said today. “The overall impact of NUP would be positive on the fertiliser industry. For government, the NUP is expected to bring benefits of subsidy rationalisation and maximisation of domestic production, thus reducing reliance on imports.

  • floods

    Myanmar to build new accommodations for flood victims

    Naypyidaw: Myanmar authorities have decided to build new homes for flood-hit victims as part of rehabilitation works in the country, officials said on Tuesday. The nationwide toll from the severe flooding has risen to over 100 so far with Rakhine state being hit the worst, Xinhua news agency reported. Nearly 1 million people were affected by flooding, which has inundated more than 539,000 hectares of farmland, the agriculture and irrigation ministry said.

  • Teesta Setalvad

    Teesta gets anticipatory bail in FCRA violation case

    Mumbai: In a relief to Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand, the Bombay High Court today granted anticipatory bail to the activist couple in a Foreign Contribution Regulations Act violation case, saying it is unable to find any threat to national security or public interest if they remain free. The court while granting bail to the duo also held that it does not find any possibility of the accused persons fleeing from

  • Rupee down

    Rupee tumbles to 2-mth closing low at 64.19 vs USD

    Mumbai: Extending losses for the fourth straight session, the rupee today plunged by 32 paise to close at nearly 2-month low of 64.19 per dollar on persistent demand for the American currency from banks and importers on the back of higher greenback overseas. A massive rout in currency and financial markets worldwide spooked by Chinese central bank’s policy move along side heightened concerns about capital outflows in the face of imminent US interest

  • Arun Jaitley

    Arun Jaitley attacks Congress for stalling GST Bill in Rajya sabha

    New Delhi: Government’s attempts to push through the GST Bill in Rajya Sabha were today stalled by the Congress disrupting the House, inviting angry reaction from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who targeted Sonia and Rahul Gandhi saying they were not able to digest election defeat.

  • Left protests against killing of student leader, attack on flood-victims

    New Delhi: Left parties today staged dharna in the Parliament Complex here in protest against the killing of a student in a West Bengal college by Trinamool Congress activists and atrocities committed on the flood-hit victims in the state by the party’s “goons”.

  • Malegaon Blast

    Malegaon blasts: PIL in SC accuses NDA govt of influencing trial

    New Delhi: Accusing the NDA government of trying to interfere with the functioning of the prosecutor in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case by exerting “pressure” on her to “go soft” on the accused, an activist today moved the Supreme Court seeking a fair trial “as the executive is attempting to influence the judicial system”.

  • Prashant Bhushan

    Prashant Bhushan attacks police over Yogendra Yadav’s arrest 

    New Delhi: Former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav’s midnight arrest shows the “dictatorial tendency” of Delhi Police, his colleague and Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan said on Tuesday. Bhushan also accused the police of working at the behest of the Narendra Modi government.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Nothing wrong with ‘Kejriwal sarkar’: HC

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today observed there was “nothing wrong” with the AAP government referring to itself as ‘Kejriwal sarkar’ as all governments do that. “All governments do that. We have seen that. Nothing wrong with that,” a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath said in response to a petitioner’s objection to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government referring to itself as ‘Kejriwal sarkar’.

  • CBI

    Surplus spectrum case: HC judge recuses from hearing plea

    New Delhi: A Delhi High Court judge today recused from hearing pleas of two telecom firms, listed in a charge sheet in the 2002 additional spectrum allocation case, which have challenged the special 2G court’s jurisdiction to deal with the matter.

  • ISIS

    IS claims responsibility for twin attacks in Iraq

    Baghdad: The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for two suicide attacks in eastern Iraq’s Diyala province which killed over 50 people, the media reported. The attacks took place on Monday. In an online statement, the group said that an Iraqi suicide bomber blew up his booby-trapped car amid a crowd of Shias in the village of Huwaider near the provincial capital city of Baquba, Xinhua news agency reported.

  • Kumar Sangakkara

    Had a great time but not winning ODI World Cup a regret: Kumar Sangakkara

    Galle: As Sri Lankan cricket’s greatest ambassador Kumar Sangakkara prepares to bow out, he termed his decade and a half in the game as a “great one” with the biggest regret being not able to win the ICC ODI World Cup despite being a part of two summit clashes.

  • Danish gangrape case: court continues recording cop’s statement

    New Delhi: A Delhi court today continued the recording of statement of a police officer in connection with the case of alleged gangrape of a 52-year-old Danish woman by nine persons here last year. Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja recorded the testimony of prosecution witness, Sub-Inspector (SI) Anand, and posted the matter for August 18 as the defence counsel was not present. Earlier, depositions of the victim and two Danish police officers, who