Free Press Journal
  • Thiem beats Kohlschreiber to win Stuttgart Open

    Stuttgart (Germany): Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem came from behind to beat Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the rain-delayed Stuttgart Open final here on Monday. Third seeded Thiem reaped his fourth ATP title of the year after edging seventh seeded Kohlschreiber in two hours and 11 minutes. The final had to be suspended due to rain on Sunday with Kohlschreiber leading the first tie-break 3-2, reports Xinhua.

  • Charity: Paes’ racquets fetch Rs 1.5 lk, Dhoni’s kits Rs 1 lk

    Kolkata: Indian tennis legend Leander Paes’ Wimbledon mixed doubles winning racquets and India’s limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s keeping gloves and pads fetched Rs 1.5 lakh and Rs 1 lakh respectively during a charity event organised by sports website xtratime.in. In fact Leander’s racquets were bought by former India player and Bengal captain Manoj Tiwary, who termed the tennis player going for his seventh successive Olympics as an “inspiration for all

  • After Congress and AAP, NCP extends support to Patels in Guj

    Ahmedabad: Former Union Aviation Minister and senior NCP leader Praful Patel today met a key aide of Hardik Patel here and expressed solidarity with the jailed quota agitation leader while extending support to the Patel community over their demand for reservation.

  • Punishment for gay people is up to God: Orlando gunman’s father

    Washington: The father of the homophobic Orlando gunman, Omar Mateen who massacred at least 50 people at an LGBT nightclub, has condemned the atrocity committed by his son but said he believes it is for God to enact “punishment” against gay people. Seddique Mateen posted the video, which is in Dari, a variety of Persian language spoken in Afghanistan, on his Facebook page in the early hours of Monday morning.

  • Udhampur

    CRPF camp attacked in Udhampur, one terrorist killed

    Jammu: A terrorist was today killed after a CRPF camp came under attack on Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Kud area of Udhampur district, police said. The camp, located about 170 kms from here, came under attack from militants, believed to be more than one in number, who were travelling in a State Road Transport Corporation bus which was stopped for checking by a joint party of CRPF and J&K police.

  • Man taking pictures of woman’s underwear detained in China

    Beijing: A Chinese man, who was taking photos of a woman’s undergarments using his cellphone at a metro station, has been detained. He was caught by passers-by when he was taking pictures under a woman’s skirt on an elevator using his cellphone. He was detained by the police from Metro Line 1’s People’s Square Station in Shanghai, China’s most populous city and a business hub, yesterday.

  • New material can remove radioactive waste efficiently

    London: An international team of scientists has discovered a material that can clear up nuclear waste gases produced by nuclear-fuel reprocessing plants more efficiently, cheaply and safely than currently available methods. The material, abbreviated as SBMOF-1, is a nanoporous crystal and belongs to a class of materials that are currently used to clear out CO2 emissions and other dangerous pollutants.

  • Kairana ‘migration’: BJP in war of words with SP, to send team

    Allahabad/Mathura: A war of words broke out today over alleged migration of Hindus from Kairana in UP with BJP saying it is not good for democracy and that a party team will be sent to probe the “sensitive” issue, prompting Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to accuse the saffron leaders of resorting to lies.

  • 3,245 people held on third day of anti-militancy crackdown in Bangladesh

    Dhaka : Over 3,200 people were detained countrywide on the third day of the anti-militancy crackdown by authorities in Bangladesh. The police headquarters in a message in Dhaka said the total number of detentions made till 6:00 a.m. were 3,245. Apart from the 34 suspected militants, 2,578 were ‘wanted’, 19 were accused of arms cases, 160 of narcotics-related lawsuits and 454 fugitives of different cases, reports the Daily Star.

  • Vitamin deficiencies may up migraines

    New York: Deficiencies in certain vitamins are the likely reason behind the development of migraines in children, teens and young adults, finds a new study. The findings revealed that a high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines had mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 — a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the body that is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance.

  • OnePlus, Uber to give away VR headsets for free

    New Delhi: Global mobile technology startup OnePlus has partnered with online cab service Uber to offer customers the OnePlus Loop Virtual Reality (VR) headset for free at their doorsteps within minutes of booking a cab on Uber app.

  • IS claims Orlando shooting in radio bulletin

    Beirut: The Islamic State group today claimed responsibility for the Orlando shooting that killed 50 people, saying in a radio bulletin that it was carried out by “one of the soldiers of the caliphate”. “God allowed Omar Mateen, one of the soldiers of the caliphate in America, to carry out an attack entering a crusader gathering in a night club… in Orlando in Florida, killing and wounding more than 100 of them,” a

  • Pakistan has more nukes than India: SIPRI

    London: Pakistan continues to be ahead of India when it comes to having higher number of nuclear warheads and beats Israel as well as North Korea, a report by
    a Stockholm-based think-tank said today. The report comes just days after disgraced nuclear scientist A Q Khan, father of Pakistan’s nuclear programme, claimed that the country had the ability to hit India in five minutes. The claim was ridiculed by Indian experts who underlined

  • Road Accidents

    Sena’s transport wing starts campaign for safe bike riding

    Mumbai: In order to create an awareness of the perils of riding two wheelers without a helmet, Shiv Sena’s transport wing – ‘Shiv Vahatuk Sena’ (SVS) has started a drive, urging bikers to follow traffic rules. SVS president and Sena leader Haji Arafat Shaikh said that under the campaign named ‘Sar bachao, ghar bachao’ (protect head, protect your family) those riding bikes without helmets would also be given the protective head gear.

  • China launches 23rd navigation satellite

    Beijing: China has successfully launched 23rd satellite to support its global navigation and positioning network which is being developed to rival the US’ Global Positioning System.The 23rd satellite in the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) was launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province yesterday.

  • Shocked, sad over Orlando shooting: Mukherjee

    Accra: President Pranab Mukherjee today condemned the worst mass shooting incident in the US that killed 50 people and said India condemns terror in “all its forms and manifestations” while calling for immediate collective action to check the scourge of terrorism.

  • NSE Nifty

    Nifty, Sensex end below 8150, 239 pts; metals lose

    New Delhi: After a lot of struggle, the market on Monday ended sharply lower as the Nifty ended below 8150, down 59.45 points or 0.7 percent.

  • Pakistan provincial assembly bans live media coverage

    Islamabad: A Pakistani provincial assembly on Monday banned live media coverage of events owing to security concerns. All the passes possessed by media representatives have been revoked, Sindh assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani said.