Free Press Journal
  • Viswanathan Anand

    Viswanathan Anand draws with Giri in Bilbao opener

    Bilbao (Spain): Defending champion Viswanathan Anand started his campaign with a draw against Dutchman Anish Giri in the first round of Bilbao Masters Final chess tournament here. Anand enjoyed the better prospects for quite some time in a rather off-beat position resulting from a Ruy Lopez but Giri was up to the task in defending, although the Dutchman conceded in the post game chat that he was much worse.

  • Sania, Martina

    Sania-Martina win WTA Finals opener

    Singapore: Top tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis got off to a winning start at the year-ending $7 million WTA Finals, being played on the hard courts of the Singapore Indoor Stadium here. The Indo-Swiss pair took just an hour and 15 minutes to defeat American sixth seeds Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-4, 6-2 in the red group of the round robin league format on Monday.


    India, UN, US offer Pakistan help after quake

    Islamabad: The international community has offered help to deal with Monday’s earthquake, as Pakistan assesses the damage to property and loss of life.

  • Mosque blast

    Saudi Arabia identifies bomber in IS-claimed mosque blast

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia says one of its citizens carried out the suicide bombing at a mosque in the country’s south the previous night, an attack for which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Interior Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Mansour al-Turki identified the bomber today as 34-year-old Saad Saeed Saad al-Harthy.

  • Binyamin Netanyahu

    Netanyahu moves to dampen inflammatory Al-Aqsa comments

    Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has moved to bring cabinet members into line after a deputy minister said she “dreamed” of seeing the Israeli flag flying over the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound. Deputy foreign minister Tzipi Hotovely said in excerpts from a TV interview to be broadcast today that the site holy to both Muslims and Jews was “the centre of Israeli sovereignty, the capital of Israel.”

  • ‘7 Pak soldiers killed in cross-border firing from Afghan’

    Peshawar: Seven Pakistani soldiers were killed today and three others injured when heavily armed militants from Afghanistan attacked a security check post in the country’s restive tribal South Waziristan Agency. “The firing occurred on an Frontier Corps (FC) check post northeast of Angoor Adda in South Waziristan killing seven FC personnel,” the military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

  • Driver in parade crash went around barricade: Prosecutor

    Stillwater (US): A woman accused of driving her car into a crowd of people at Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade ran a red light, “purposely” went around a barricade and drove over a police motorcycle before crashing into the spectators, a prosecutor has said.

  • Considerable synergy between India, Africa: Sushma Swaraj

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday highlighted how India and Africa have worked together to develop a common understanding of core priorities for an inclusive economic growth to eradicate poverty and allocate adequate resources for sustainable development.

  • Yes-Bank

    Yes Bank operationalises IFSC banking unit in GIFT City

    New Delhi: Private sector lender Yes Bank today said it has started operations from its IFSC banking unit at the Gujarat International Finance Tec City (GIFT). The bank in a regulatory filing said that “…pursuant to the approval received from the Reserve Bank it has operationalised its IFSC Banking Unit in the GIFT City.”

  • Maggi

    Maharashtra to move SC against HC order lifting ban on Maggi

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to move the Supreme Court against Bombay High Court’s order lifting ban on Maggi noodles. Earlier, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) had banned Maggi noodles after finding lead levels beyond permissible limits, following which the company had withdrawn it from the market. Nestle India had then challenged the ban by FSSAI in the Bombay High Court. Meanwhile, the Nestle plans to resume production of Maggi and

  • Gold price Down

    Gold recovers on jewellers buying, global cues

    New Delhi: Snapping three-day losing streak, gold prices bounced back today to trade higher by Rs 40 to Rs 27,110 at the bullion market on emergence of buying by jewellers at prevailing levels amid a firm global trend. Silver also settled marginally up by Rs 15 to Rs 37,125 per kg on increased offtake by industrial units and coin makers.

  • Concerned over high food prices, especially of dal: Sinha

    Mumbai: As high prices of pulses continue to pinch hard consumers’ pockets, government today said it is monitoring the situation “very closely” and the long-term indicators suggest inflation is coming down substantially. “We keep a very close eye on inflation. We have all been concerned about food prices, especially dal prices. We monitor those (prices) very very closely,” Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said here at an investment summit.

  • lupin

    Lupin Q2 net dips 35% to Rs 409 cr

    New Delhi: Drug major Lupin today posted a 35.11 per cent dip in its consolidated net profit at Rs 408.8 crore for the second quarter ended September 30, mainly on account of slowdown in product approvals in the US. The company had posted a net profit of Rs 630 crore during the same period of the previous fiscal.

  • Axis-Bank

    Axis Bank Q2 net rises 19% to Rs 1,916 crore

    Mumbai: Private sector lender Axis Bank today reported a 18.93 per cent increase in its net profit at Rs 1,915.64 crore for the second quarter ended September 30. The bank’s net profit in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal stood at Rs 1,610.71 crore.

  • Cricketer Amit Mishra arrested in assault case, freed on bail

    Bengaluru: Team India cricketer Amit Mishra was today arrested here in connection with a complaint filed by a woman for allegedly physically assaulting and abusing her in a hotel room here last month, and later released on bail. Mishra was arrested after nearly three hours of questioning at Ashoknagar police station and released on bail later, DCP (Central) Sandeep Patil told PTI.

  • President greets Czech Republic on its National Day

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday extended his greetings to the people of the Czech Republic on their National Day. “I extend greetings to you and to the people of the Czech Republic on the occasion of your National Day,” Mukherjee said in his message to Czech Republic President Milos Zeman.

  • Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir valley

    Srinagar: A protest shutdown called by separatists affected life across the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday. Senior separatist leaders including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Asiya Andrabi and others called for a shutdown on Tuesday against landing of the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir on October 27, 1947 following the accession of the state with India by the then Dogra maharaja, Hari Singh.

  • saudi

    Saudi Arabia identifies bomber in IS-claimed mosque blast

    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia says one of its citizens carried out the suicide bombing at a mosque in the country’s south the previous night, an attack for which the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Interior Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Mansour al Turki identified the bomber today as 34-year-old Saad Saeed Saad al-Harthy.