Free Press Journal
  • PM pays homage to Indian WW I heroes

    Haifa (Israel) : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Israeli Prfemier Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday laid floral wreaths at the Haifa Indian Cemetery that contains the graves of 49 Commonwealth servicemen killed in World War I, 44 of whom were Indians. Haifa was captured by the Mysore and Jodhpur Lancers from Turkish and German forces on September 23, 1918.

  • Joe Root and Ben Stokes revive England at Lord’s

    London : Joe Root and Ben Stokes marked their first Test innings as England captain and vice-captain respectively with fifties as the hosts fought back on the first day of the series opener against South Africa at Lord’s.

  • US warns using military force against North Korea

    The device, launched on Wednesday, was capable of reaching Alaska, and the Korean Central News Agency quoted leader Kim Jong-Un as saying the confrontation with the US had entered the “final stage”.

  • MBBS session from Aug 1 even as counselling goes on

    The Union Health Ministry has issued a timetable to be followed for the first round of counselling from July 3 to 15 for the central seats and from July 16 to 24 for the state seats. The students who qualify in the first round of counselling have to join the allotted college and course by July 22 in case of central seats and by July 31 in case of the state quota.

  • Donald Trump says Russia ‘could have’ interfered in the US election

    Warsaw : On the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump questioned the veracity of the country’s intelligence about foreign meddling in the American election, arguing on Thursday that Russia wasn’t the only country that may have interfered. “Nobody really knows for sure,” Trump said.

  • ‘We cannot get carried away by rise’

    New Delhi : Indian football coach Stephen Constantine has cautioned his players from getting carried away after the team achieved its best-ever FIFA ranking in the last two decades, asking them to keep getting better.

  • New Zealand lawmakers apologise for 100s of gay convictions

    Parliament took the rare step of issuing a formal apology to all those unfairly convicted under the antiquated laws. Lawmakers also approved the first stage of a bill that will allow the men to have their criminal records wiped clean, legislation that comes four years after the South Pacific nation legalised same-sex marriage.

  • Direct tax collection up 14.8% in April-June

    New Delhi : Direct tax collection was up by 14.8 per cent to Rs 1.42 lakh crore in the April-June period, the government said on Thursday.

  • Amazon invests over Rs 2,000 crore in India biz

    New Delhi : Global e-tailing giant Amazon has invested over Rs 2,000 crore (over USD 310 million) in India in the last two months as it looks to consolidate its position in the country and fend off local rivals like Flipkart.

  • India rise to 96 in FIFA rankings

    New Delhi : The Indian football team on Thursday rose to the 96th spot in the latest FIFA rankings, its best- ever in the last two decades and the second best overall.

  • EU chiefs highlight ‘free and fair’ trade ahead of G20 meet

    Hamburg : Bolstering an open and fair rules-based multilateral trading system and harnessing globalization should be at the top agenda of the Group of Twenty (G20), the chiefs of the European Union said in a joint letter ahead of the G20 Hamburg summit.

  • Huge floods sweep southern Japan, 2 dead, 20 missing

    Lahore : With the death of 12 more people, the toll in Pakistan’s oil tanker inferno rose to 218, making it one of the worst fire accidents in the country, officials said on Thursday.

  • Serrao’s heroics place Catholic Gym in final

    Mumbai : A resilient Carl Serrao, hogged all the attention as he produced another terrific, gutsy performance to come from behind and overcome Chandu Kansodaria in the match-deciding third frame which helped Catholic Decapitare (Catholic Gymkhana) + 120 handicap, to turn things around and snatch a tight 621-611 victory over MCF ‘Tough Men’ (Mandpeshwar Civic Federation) +55 handicap in an exciting semi-final match of the BSAM-The Chembur Gymkhana Billiards League 2017.

  • Paes and Adil lose in first round

    London : Veteran Leander Paes’ 23rd appearance at the Wimbledon Championships ended with a first round defeat in a gruelling five-setter against Julian Knowle and Philipp Oswald.

  • Gold for Manpreet and Laxmanan at Asian athletics meet on Day 1

    Bhubaneswar : Manpreet Kaur and Govindan Laxmanan won gold in their respective events as India registered an impressive start to their campaiugn at the Asian Athletics Championships at the Kalinga Stadium here on Thursday.

  • Boosters bag TT team honours

    Mumbai  : Boosters Academy, one of the most prominent academies in the Thane district, dominated the seniors final  with a facile 3-1 win over their junior string to bag the  team honours in the 2nd Thane District Ranking and Inter-Club Table Tennis Tournament hosted by  JSW Steel and Jindal Table Tennis Academy under the auspices of Thane District Table Tennis  Association at Vasind today.