Free Press Journal
  • Federer punctures Dimitrov surge to record 300th Grand Slam win

    Johannesburg: World number three Roger Federer on Friday recorded his 300th career Grand Slam win and in the process reached the fourth round of the Australian Open with a thrilling four-set win over Grigor Dimitrov.

  • Ronaldinho quashes retirement talks from football

    Florida: Brazilian Legend Ronaldinho has said that he has no plans to retire at the moment and is looking forward to sign a deal with a new club following his final appearance for Fluminense at this week’s Florida Cup.

  • Tata Sons stresses for convergence of business laws in Asia

    Singapore: There is a need for convergence of important business laws in Asia as variation in legislations pose significant hurdles in cross-border investment decisions, Tata Sons, the holding company for India’s Tata group, has said.

  • Arsene Wenger warns Arsenal to be wary of Costa attack

    London: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned his side to be wary of Chelsea, especially of their forward player Diego Costa ahead of the Premier League clash between the two sides.

  • Spectrum auction likely to be held in May-June: Telecom Secy

    New Delhi: Government is likely to conduct next round of spectrum auction around May-June period this year, a top official said today. “We will put all available spectrum for auction in which ecosystem is available that industry is demanding. The auctions will be held sometime in May June,” Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg said at FICCI-WBA Vision Forum.

  • S Korea says time to consider nuclear talks without North

    Seoul: South Korea’s president questioned the role of long-dormant North Korean nuclear disarmament talks, saying today that regional powers should meet without the North in the wake its recent nuclear test.

  • China busts 35 restaurants using opium poppies as seasoning

    Beijing: Thirty-five restaurants across China, including a popular Beijing hot pot chain, have been found illegally using opium poppies as seasoning, one of the more unusual practices bedeviling the country’s food regulators.

  • indigo

    IndiGo net soars 24% to Rs 657crore

    Mumbai: InterGlobe Aviation, which operates India’s largest airline IndiGo, today reported a 23.7 per cent jump in net profit at Rs 657.28 crore for the three months to December, and said it will miss the 111-fleet target by March following labour issues at Airbus.

  • Beijing may halve winter car use to cut smog

    Beijing: Beijing may keep half the city’s cars off the roads during the coldest months of the year when coal-fired municipal heating tends to cause a lot of smog.

  • Japan to lift sanctions on Iran: FM

    Tokyo: Japan has decided to lift its sanctions on Iran after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed the country had implemented measures promised under the newly-reached deal on its nuclear programme, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said on Friday.

  • Pathankot attack

    Driver of taxi hired from Pathankot found dead; alert issued

    New Delhi: Delhi Police today issued an alert after the driver of a taxi hired by three unidentified persons from Pathankot was found dead in Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh, in the aftermath of the airbase attack. The taxi driver, identified as Vijay Kumar, a resident of Gaggal village in Kangra district, was found dead on Wednesday at the Kalta bridge in Kangra and his taxi missing, police said.

  • Court asks police to file action taken report on SRK and Salman

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday asked the police to file an action taken report on a plea against Bollywood actors Shahrukh Khan and Salman Khan for allegedly hurting religious sentiments during an episode.

  • Whisky

    ‘Scotch whisky the best gift a man can get’ 

    Chandigarh: In the cluttered world of gifting, Scotch whisky is the best a man can get, say two leading divas, extolling the virtues of a drink that is steadily making inroads into the Indian space and proof of another glass ceiling being shattered as women celebrate its virtues.

  • Was willing to accept post of FTII’s interim chairman: Sinha

    Pune: BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha has said that he had been willing to accept the post of ‘interim chairman’ of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) here and that he had also requested the current chairman Gajendra Chauhan to step down to end the stalemate with protesting students.

  • BCCI

    SC to hear CAB’s plea for implementation of Lodha panel report

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the plea of Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) seeking implementation of the report of Justice R M Lodha panel on reforms in Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). A bench headed by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur said that the date of hearing would be given today evening itself after the counsel for CAB mentioned the matter for urgent hearing.

  • Missing 1984 SIT file leaves me shocked and disgusted: Patra

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sambit Patra accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of playing politics on the issue of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, and added that it was absolutely shocking to hear that a file related to the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) has gone missing for the last ten months.

  • Mehbooba Mufti

    Mehbooba Mufti must stand up and be counted

    New Delhi: The sad demise of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, patron of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a towering leader, has left a void in the state that will be difficult to fill.