Free Press Journal
  • 40 illegal immigrants dead off Libyan coast

    Tripoli: At least 40 illegal immigrants died while 319 were rescued off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, the media reported. The Italian coast guard found an overcrowded fishing ship with at least 40 illegal migrants dead of suffocation, reported Xinhua news agency.

  • Army

    3 killed, 5 injured in Pak firing

    Jammu: Three civilians including a sarpanch were killed in heavy firing and mortar bomb shelling by Pakistani troops at several Indian posts and civilian areas today in multiple ceasefire violations along the LoC in four sectors of Poonch district.

  • Nearly 100 kids ill after consuming sweets on I-Day

    Patna: Nearly 100 children fell ill on Saturday after consuming sweets distributed by a village head in Bihar’s Darbhanga district to celebrate Independence Day, police said. The incident took place in Ranipur village in Darbhanga, about 200 km from here.

  • Three civilians killed, 20 injured in Pakistani shelling 

    Jammu: Three civilians were killed and 20 others injured in shelling by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on India’s Independence Day on Saturday, officials said. “Three civilians have been killed and 20 others injured in Pakistani shelling in Mendhar sector,” Jammu divisional commissioner Pawan Kotwal told IANS.

  • BCCI

    BCCI Working Committee to discus IPL mess on August 28

    Mumbai: The BCCI Working Committee will meet in Kolkata on August 28 to discuss, among other things, the report and recommendations of the IPL Working Group headed by Rajiv Shukla.

  • Malwani-raid

    Order to shift top cop probing hotel raids put on hold

    Mumbai: The Maharahstra Government has put on hold the transfer of the police officer probing the hotel raids incident in north Mumbai within hours of issuing the orders on the ground that his services are required in the metro during the Ganapati festival next month.

  • Devendra Fadnavis

    ‘Accountability’ of administration has increased: Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Buoyed by the success of ‘Aaple Sarkar’, the grievance redressal portal of Maharashtra government, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said “accountability” of his administration has increased manifold.

  • Saina Nehwal

    Saina becomes first Indian to enter final at Worlds

    Jakarta: World No.2 shuttler Saina Nehwal created history by becoming the first Indian to enter the final of the badminton World Championships as the second seed defeated a stubborn Lindaweni Fanetri 21-17, 21-17 in a women’s singles semi-final here on Saturday.

  • Cops play Santa to 11-year-old haemophilia patient on I-Day

    Mumbai: Eleven-year-old Jeet Bhanushali today realised his dream of donning a police uniform and unfurling the National Flag on the occasion of 69th Independence Day, courtesy Vashi police in adjoining Navi Mumbai. Jeet, a sixth standard student, suffers from life threatening haemophilia A (factor 8 deficiency) and his wish was conveyed to police through an NGO ‘Makes A Wish Foundation’.

  • Kohli defends five-bowler strategy, blames batsmen for defeat

    Galle: India skipper Virat Kohli today stoutly defended his five bowler strategy, saying the blame lays with the batsmen who failed to deliver while chasing 176 odd runs in the first cricket Test, here today.

  • Tokyo 2020 logo designer apologises in new plagiarism row

    Tokyo:The designer of Tokyo’s 2020 Olympics logo has apologised after admitting his team traced the designs used for a Suntory promotion campaign, as he faces plagiarism allegations over the Games design.

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams advances to Rogers Cup semifinals

    Montreal: World Number one Serena Williams defeated her opponent Roberta Vinci of Italy to advance to the Rogers cup semifinals in Montreal. Top-seeded Williams claimed a clinical 6-4 6-3 win to progress to the next round. Williams had earlier won Toronto titles in 2001, 2011 and 2013. The 21-time Grand Slam champion will next face Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic , who claimed a 6-4, 6-2 win over Sebia’s Ana Ivanovic, for the final berth.

  • Teenager Bencic upsets Ivanovic, to face Serena in Rogers Cup semis

    Toronto: The 18-year-old Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat fifth seed Ana Ivanovic in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 at Rogers Cup tennis tournament’s quarter-finals to continue her rise. Friday’s victory was the teenager’s fourth of the season against a top-10 ranked player. She has previously beaten World No.5 Caroline Wozanaki twice and No.7 Agnieszka Radwanska.

  • China explosion

    Man rescued from China blast site, toll 85

    Beijing: A man was rescued on Saturday from the site of massive warehouse explosions in China’s Tianjin city which has claimed 85 lives so far, authorities said.

  • Man-U star Pereira named in Brazil U-23 team

    Rio de Janeiro: Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira was among 10 Europe-based players named in Brazil’s U-23 squad for a September friendly against France. Others to be called up by national coach Dunga on Friday included midfielder Rafinha, centre-back Rodrigo Ely and midfielder Lucas Silva, reports Xinhua.

  • andy murray queens tournament

    Murray, Djokovik advance, Nadal bows out of Rogers Cup

    London: Britain Number one player Andy Murray advanced to the Rogers Cup semifinals after defeating French opponent Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Montreal on Saturday. Second seed Murray claimed 6-4, 6-4 win to set up a clash against fourth seed Kei Nishikori in the next round,the BBC reported. Top-seeded Novak Djokovik also overcame unseeded Ernests Gulbis 5-7, 7-6 (7), 6-1 in the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, three-times Rogers cup champion Rafael Nadal suffered a 2-6, 4-6 defeat over Kei