Free Press Journal
  • Thiem stuns Djokovic 7-5, 6-3, 6-0

    Paris : Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem upset defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia at the French Open, advancing to the semi-finals where he will face Rafael Nadal.

  • Israel promotes start-up in India with Start TLV

    Mumbai : The fifth edition of the Start TLV Competition is officially launched in India today, as the Embassy of Israel in India continues to encourage women in innovation. Following last year’s tremendous success, the 2017 competition in India will focus on women-led Startups under the umbrella of 25 years of growing partnership between India and Israel.

  • Bacsinszky, Ostapenko advance to semis

    Paris : Switzerland’s Timea Bacsinszky and Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko advanced to the women’s singles semi-finals in the French Open tennis championships.

  • Govt okays IREDA’s IPO to boost clean energy

    New Delhi : The government on Wednesday approved listing of state-run Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) to help the clean energy lender mobilise more funds for renewable projects.

  • Pak rejects allegations of role in Kabul bombing

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s top civilian and military leadership on Wednesday expressed concern over the “deteriorating” security situation in Afghanistan and rejected as “baseless” allegations that it had any hand in last week’s bombing in the war-torn country’s capital.

  • Symbol case: Accused seeks bail, court to pass order on June 9

    New Delhi : An alleged middleman, arrested in the Election Commission bribery case, on Wednesday sought bail in a special court here on the ground of parity with AIADMK (Amma) faction leader T T V Dhinakaran.

  • 2 held in Gurgaon rape, woman recounts horror

    Gurgaon : Nine days after a woman was gangraped and her nine-month-old baby flung to the ground and killed to smother her cries, the police on Wednesday arrested two of the three men allegedly responsible for the double crime.

  • Pakistan court reserves verdict in detention case of Hafiz Saeed

    Lahore : Mumbai terror attack mastermind and Jamaat-ud Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed and his four aides will have to spend some more time in jail as a Pakistani court on Wednesday reserved its verdict in their detention case.

  • SC to hear plea against new cattle sale rules on June 15

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed for an urgent hearing on June 15 on a public interest litigation (PIL), challenging the Environment and Forest Ministry’s May 23 notification banning sale of animals in cattle markets for slaughter.

  • India’s Q2 economy will be better than Q1: Nomura

    Singapore : India’s second quarter growth will be better than its first quarter of 6.1 per cent and may settle in the range of around 6.5 to 7 per cent, Japanese financial services major Nomura has forecast here on  Wednesday.

  • Rutuja Bhosale enter last eight

    Aurangabad : Wild card Rutuja Bhosale recorded the only upset of the day by knocking out former national champion Sai Samhitha Chamarthi in three sets to enter the singles quarterfinals of the USD 15,000 Endurance Aurangabad Open Women’s ITF Championships on Wednesday.

  • Three Indians at top of table

    Mumbai : Three Indians, GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J., GM Ghosh Diptayan and IM Das Sayantan along with five other players, all with 4.5 points each, have raced to the top at the end of the fifth round of 10th Mumbai Mayor’s Cup International Open Chess Tournament 2017 on Wednesday.

  • SC refuses to hear Justice Karnan’s plea to stay order

    New Delhi : Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan, evading arrest since May 9, on Wednesday failed to get relief from the Supreme Court, which refused to hear his plea seeking a stay on its order awarding him a six-month jail term for contempt of court.

  • Will not hurt prospects of Palaniswami govt, says OPS

    Madurai : Amid the changing power equations in the ruling AIADMK’s Amma faction, the rebel Puratchi Thalaivi Amma group on Wednesday said it will not hurt the prospects of the K Palaniswami government in Tamil Nadu.