Free Press Journal
  • Playing in Chennai has been a big turnover: Wade

    Chennai: Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade today said playing in the ongoing ODI tri-series against India and South Africa has enhanced his skills as the heat and humidity of Chennai has been among the toughest conditions to master.

  • Rakesh Singh, Rashmi Kumari crowned champions

    Mumbai: World champion Rashmi Kumari of Petroleum Sports Promotion Board and L Rakesh Singh of Air India won the men’s and women’s titles in the 17th Inter-Institution National Carrom Championship here today. Rakesh exhibited plenty of resilience and fighting qualities to overcome the strong challenge of Anil Mundhe of Jain Irrigation 25-16 25-22 to annex the men’s title.

  • Kashiling Adake scores 24 points, sets new PKL record

    New Delhi: Delhi Dabang raider Kashiling Adake set a new league record of scoring 24 points in a game and also breached a personal milestone of 200 raid points in Pro-Kabaddi League during his side’s drawn match against Telugu Titans here. Talking after the game, Kashiling said, “It’s a great feeling. Performing for your team is always extremely satisfying for any sportsperson and I am no different and will continue to give my

  • Ashwin’s six-wicket haul puts India on top against Sri Lanka 

    Galle: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin’s six-wicket haul helped India seize the initiative at stumps on Day One in the first Test match against hosts Sri Lanka at the Galle International Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.

  • SC declines to entertain PILs on alleged PDS scam

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain PILs seeking court-monitored CBI probe in alleged multi-crore rupees scam in public distribution system (PDS) in Chhattisgarh and said that the pleas may be filed in the state high court. “After arguing for sometime, the lawyer seeks to withdraw the petition and the liberty to approach the high court. The petition is dismissed as withdrawn with the liberty to approach the high court,” a bench

  • Decision not to oppose bail for Aseemanand slammed by Oppn

    Srinagar/New Delhi: The decision not to oppose the bail granted to Swami Assemanand chargesheeted in 2007 Samjhauta blast case was slammed by opposition parties today with NC leader Omar Abdullah asking how this was different from Pakistan justifying bail for Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

  • Sarathi Baba’s remand extended by 3 more days

    Bhubaneswar: Self-styled godman Sarathi Baba, who arrested on the charges of cheating, was today remanded in the custody of the Crime Branch of Odisha Police for three more days. Santosh Kumar Raul alias Sarathi Baba was today produced before the court of sub-divisional judicial magistrate B Goutam, who allowed the Crime Branch to take him on remand till August 14.

  • 200 Indian workers in Oman without salary

    Muscat: At least 200 Indians working with an Oman-based construction company have not been paid for the past five months, a media report said on Wednesday.

  • Fijian jailed over Indian-origin woman’s death

    Suva: A 28-year-old woman was on Wednesday sentenced to seven years in jail for causing the death of an Indian-origin woman in a road accident three years ago, a media report said. The High Court in Suva sentenced Jessica Jasmine Hill to prison for causing Sereana Pratap’s death in May 2013, Fiji Times reported. Pratap, an Australian citizen, was in Fiji for domestic reasons when the vehicle she was driving was hit by

  • Digambar Kamat

    I’m falsely implicated in Louis Berger case: Digambar Kamat

    Panaji:) A Goa court today adjourned by a day the hearing on the anticipatory bail plea filed by former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in the Louis Berger bribery case even as he accused the police of falsely implicating him in the case at the behest of BJP government in the state.

  • harish rawat

    Sting CD case: BJP says CM Rawat ‘shying away’ from probe

    Dehradun: BJP today hit back at Chief Minister Harish Rawat for his remark that he was ready for a judicial probe into the sting video episode if BJP produced the original CD and said the Uttarakhand CM was once again “shying away” from a high-level probe into the matter.

  • Pakistan, Policemen

    Four policemen gunned down in Pakistan

    Karachi: At least four policeman were killed on Wednesday when gunmen riding a motorcycle fired at policemen having lunch in a hotel in Pakistan’s port city Karachi. An assistant sub-inspector and three others died instantly, Dawn quoted Senior Superintendent of Police Korangi Naeem Ahmed Sheikh as saying.

  • Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Introspect before you make wild allegations: BJP to Congress

    New Delhi: Government today hit back at Congress for repeatedly causing disruptions in Parliament and asked the opposition party to introspect rather than make wild allegations as it was stalling the country’s growth. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi attacked Congress for its charge that government was using corporates for hitting out at them and said the common people also want what corporates are saying.

  • Greece debt crisis

    Greece, creditors fine-tune third bailout

    Athens: Athens and its creditors were set today to put the finishing touches to a third international bailout agreement aimed at saving Greece’s stricken economy from collapse. The 400-page text has already been submitted to the Greek parliament for a crucial vote on ratifying the deal, which sets out the fiscal and other policy measures that Athens must take in exchange for the 85-billion-euro (USD 94 billion) lifeline.

  • ISIS

    Spain: Police arrest man suspected of promoting jihad

    Madrid: Spain’s Interior Ministry says police have arrested a man suspected of advocating terrorism and selling clothes carrying propaganda for the Islamic State armed group. A ministry statement today said the Spanish national ran a shop and an online outlet through which he sold clothes, including baby onesies, with jihadi group emblems, and T-shirts with images of Islamic State group attacks. It said he also sold T-shirts bearing an image of British hostage Alan Henning kneeling

  • Bangladesh trade

    Bangladesh fiscal trade deficit balloons

    Dhaka : Bangladesh’s trade deficit ballooned in fiscal 2014-15 that ended June 30 on the back of increased imports, a central bank official said on Wednesday.

  • Inter-faith wedding disrupted at UK gurdwara

    London: A group of over 20 men stormed a gurdwara here and stopped an inter-faith wedding between a Sikh bride and non-Sikh white groom.

  • Sushma-Swaraj

    Not at fault in Lalit Modi case: Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi: A beleaguered External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday launched a frontal attack on Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi in the Lok Sabha.