Free Press Journal
  • Shiva Thapa eyes Olys berth via WSB

    New Delhi: He managed to impress none other than Manny Pacquiao en route to becoming only the third Indian pugilist ever to clinch a World Championships medal and the fast-rising Shiva Thapa is now eyeing a stint in the World Series of Boxing to qualify for next year’s Olympics.

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    Protests on in Punjab over desecration of holy book

    Chandigarh : Roiled by desecration of their holy book, Sikhs continued to hold protest in several parts of Punjab blocking key roads, even as chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Saturday sought to assuage the community saying divisive forces bent on disrupting the peace will be exposed.

  • Black money SIT meets; lens on BoB like cases

    Bhubaneswar: The SIT on black money on Saturday held a review meeting here and instructed probe agencies to step up their action against those fake firms and entities which are using banking channels to launder huge illegal funds like the recent case at a Bank of Baroda (BoB) branch in Delhi.

  • Sanjiti, Srish steal the show

    Mumbai : India Under-10 national champion Sanjiti Saha, of BAF Petit, was the outstanding performer on a day when four new meet records were set in the GMAAA Inter-School and Junior Colleges Swimming championships, hosted by Mandpeshwar Civic Federation swimming pool at Borivali on Saturday.

  • Now, women are new vote bank in Bihar

    Patna : With women voters outnumbering male voters in the first two of the five-phase Bihar assembly polls, they have emerged as a prominent vote bank – more powerful than the youths and caste factor in the state.

  • After Kurla, it’s Vikhroli

    Mumbai : In a re-run of the Kurla eatery tragedy, eleven people were injured after a gas cylinder exploded at Ambedkar Colony in Vikhroli’s Parksite area. The incident occurred at around 11.30 am on Saturday. Fire officials said after they got the first call, fire engines rushed to the spot to help douse the fire. Three fire engines successfully doused the fire within fifteen minutes. While the fire officials were ascertaining the exact cause of

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    Trump blames George Bush for 9/11, Jeb defends brother

    Washington : Republican presidential frontrunner waded into controversy by suggesting that former president George W. Bush shared in the blame for the Sep 11, 2001 (9/11) terrorist attacks because they happened during his presidency.

  • Pune down Kolkata to claim top spot

    Pune : Winger Jackichand Singh scored the fastest goal of the Indian Super League (ISL) second season to help home side FC Pune City beat defending champions Atletico de Kolkata 1-0 at the Balewadi Sports Complex on Saturday.

  • Now, religious feelings trip Sivakasi firecrackers

    Chennai : Even as the alleged illegal imports from China have forced the firecracker industry at Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu to cut down production, it now faces the charge of hurting religious sentiment.

  • ‘Titanic iceberg’ pic up for auction

    Washington : A grainy black-and-white photograph showing an iceberg in the middle of a calm sea that caused the RMS Titanic to sink in 1912, is up for auction.

  • High Court building roof collapses; no casualty

    Mumbai : A portion of the ceiling on the third floor of the 150-year-old Bombay High Court building collapsed on Friday night but no one was killed or injured in the incident, an official said.

  • Campion  emerge victorious

    Mumbai : Aryan Mujumdar and Krishi Suri, both scored two goals each to guide Campion School ‘A’, Cooperage Road to a facile 4-0 win against Colaba Municipal School, Colaba in a boys’ under-14 Div-I league match of the MSSA Inter-Schools foothball tournament on Saturday.

  • Terminally ill bizman unveils death date on LinkedIn

    London :  A 57-year-old terminally ill company director has used his LinkedIn profile to announce the dates of his death next week and funeral before he ends his own life at a Swiss euthanasia clinic.

  • Banks focus on loading ATMs ahead of long festive weekend

    Mumbai : The focus of banks in states such as Tamil Nadu and West Bengal is to replenish ATMs with cash ahead of the long weekend break next week, said a leader in a bank’s officer’s association. Some states will see holidays, ranging from three to five days, due to festivals next week.

  • Rajasthan notifies quota for Gujjars, spl backwards

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has issued a notification to provide five per cent quota to Gujjars and other Special Backward Classes (SBC) for which the Assembly has passed a bill last month.