Free Press Journal
  • hockey

    FIH announces 2016-17 HWL Round 2 hosts

    Lausanne: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Wednesday confirmed that six countries will host the 2016-17 Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2 events in early 2017.

  • Sharmila Nicollet grabs pole position on day 1

    New Delhi: Sharmila Nicollet played a level-par round to grab the early lead in the 16th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour here today. In second place, adrift by one stroke is veteran Smriti Mehra at one-over 73. The Rs 6,00,000 event will culminate on September 11. Nicollet started cautiously, carding two birdies on the eighth and ninth holes while dropping a shot on the fourth. She dropped three more

  • Diplomat in eye of rape scandal protests intrusion at residence

    New Delhi: A Saudi diplomat, who has been accused of raping two Nepalese women, today met senior External Affairs Ministry officials and protested the action by Gurgaon police at his residence which he claimed was in violation of the Vienna Convention. According to official sources, the diplomat, who is of the rank of First Secretary in the Embassy of Saudi Arabia, met Joint Secretary Thanglura Darlong in the MEA and protested against the

  • Virat Kohli

    Don’t want to answer anything on Ishant, captaincy

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket team’s new-found aggression which has resulted in a few on-field altercations has drawn criticism but Test skipper Virat Kohli today refused to be drawn into the brouhaha surrounding the approach. Indian pace spearhead Ishant Sharma was handed a one-Test suspension for the aggressive sendoffs he gave to Sri Lankan batsmen during the recent away series.

  • Narendra Dhabolkar Murder case

    HC seeks progress report on probe in Dabholkar-Pansare murders

    Mumbai: Terming as “disturbing” the killing of social activists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare, the Bombay High Court today said sincere efforts were needed to investigate both the cases and sought their progress reports. A division bench of justices R V More and R G Ketkar granted four weeks time to the CBI, which is probing the Dabholkar murder, and to a Special Investigating Team (SIT) of the state CID, probing the Pansare

  • DUSU polls: Presidential debate called off due to security concerns

    New Delhi: The first Presidential debate for the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections which was scheduled today was called off due to security concerns after reports of clashes between various student outfits at three colleges. While the ‘Presidential debate’, a night-long event conducted in the style of the US Presidential debate, is the biggest highlight of the students elections at Jawaharlal Nehru University, but there is no such provision in the DUSU

  • Excise department raid wine shops for overcharging

    Jammu: Acting on customers’ complaints against the wine shops in the Jammu region of overcharging, the excise department today raided several such shops in the entire Jammu division. “To arrest the menace of overcharging by the wine shops, deputy Excise Commissioner, Executive Jammu conducted extensive raids in Jammu division and raided several shops”, an official spokesman said.

  • Greco-Roman wrestlers disappoint at World meet

    Las Vegas: Indian grapplers continued their poor performance in the Greco-Roman categories at the ongoing World Wrestling Championships. Ravinder Singh (59kg) was the only Indian who managed to enter the repechage round on the second day of the tournament .

  • Exit polls

    Bihar polls: No exit poll from first day of polling till last

    New Delhi: Exit polls will be prohibited from the very first day of the five-stage Bihar assembly elections till the last day, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said on Wednesday. The Bihar polls will be held from October 12 to November 5.

  • ISIS

    Islamic institution denounces ISIS, issues fatwa against it

    Lucknow: An Islamic institution here has denounced the activities of ISIS as “anti-Islam” and issued a ‘fatwa’ against it, while cautioning the Indian youth against falling in the trap of the barbaric terror outfit. Darul-uloom-Farangi Mahal issued the fatwa in respon se to a query by one Sajid Umar Jilani, who referred to repeated waving of ISIS flags by some people in Kashmir and wanted to know whether activities of ISIS are valid

  • Ram Naik

    Ram Naik, Akhilesh Singh make no comment on Lokayukta Bill

    Bahraich (UP): A day after Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik said the Lokayukta Amendment Bill, recently passed by the Assembly, was under his consideration, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who shared the dais with him here refused to comment on the issue. “Its answer will be given by Governor sahab,” Akhilesh told reporters when asked about Raj Bhawan not giving its assent to the Bill. When asked the same question, the Governor said, “Is

  • Huge cache of smuggled liquor seized, 4 bootleggers held

    Ghaziabad: Huge cache of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) were seized by the police teams in different areas here and four alleged bootleggers were arrested in this connection, police said. SHO Kavi Nagar Ashok Sisodia told that during a routine checking, police team stopped a mini truck canter at Lal Kuan around 6.00 pm yesterday. Upon frisking, police recovered 102 cartons of IMFL.

  • What steps taken to demolish illegal shrines, HC asks govt

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today sought to know from the Maharashtra government as to what steps it has taken in compliance of a 2009 Supreme Court order directing it to demolish all illegal shrines erected post its order. A division bench of justices A S Oka and V L Achliya also referred to an order passed by it in March this year asking the government to set up a district-wise coordination committee

  • Dave Richardson

    Dave Richardson says revival of Indo-Pak series will boost Test cricket

    Karachi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Dave Richardson has insisted that the revival of stalled India-Pakistan series will help boost the charm of the Test cricket around the world. Richardson labelled the mouth-watering India-Pakistan series as ‘greatest rivalry’, adding that an iconic series between the two sub-continental rivals would generate an enormous amount of publicity for the game, the Express Tribune reported. Regarding the tainted trio of Mohammad Amir, Salman Butt and Mohammad

  • China announces multiple fiscal policies to boost growth

    Beijing: China today announced proactive fiscal policies aimed at stabilising growth in the world’s second largest economy as it grappled with industrial overcapacity, sluggish demand, struggling exports and a volatile stock market. The measures announced by the Ministry of Finance include multiple fiscal policies aimed at stabilising growth, such as coordinating funds to accelerate project construction, activating idle money and widening tax breaks.

  • 8 oldest Udupi restaurants in Mumbai

    Udupi is a city in the Indian state of Karnataka. It lends its name to the popular Udupi cuisine. Every nick and corner of Mumbai has a food joints which serve Udupi dishes. They spread out from street joints to casual dining restaurants. The trend of this cuisine started many years back in Mumbai. To shed some light on those who have been serving since decades, we bring to you 8 of the

  • Terror groups involved in drug trafficking: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: Warning that terror groups are involved in drug trafficking, India today pressed for bringing international and domestic laws in sync for real deterrence and prevent those involved from going scot-free because of lack of consonance between the laws of different nations. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said India faces a serious challenge because of drug trafficking due its proximity to major opium-growing areas of the region and the agencies concerned are dealing

  • Yuki Bhambri

    Yuki Bhambri reaches Shanghai Challenger quarterfinals

    Shanghai: Indian Davis Cupper Yuki Bhambri fought off stiff resistance from China’s Ze Zhang and booked a quarter-final berth in the singles event of the USD 50,000 ATP Challenger tournament, here today. The fourth seed Indian eked out a 7-5 6-3 win over the local boy in one hour and 36 minutes in the keenly-contested second round match. Yuki broke his rival five times in the match and lost his serve twice as he won 77 points