Free Press Journal
  • India creates history, tops medal tally at Asian Athletics C’ships

    Bhubaneshwar : In a stunning show of dominance, India clinched five gold to top the medal tally for first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships, pushing China to second spot, in their most successful campaign in the continental flagship event here on Sunday.

  • Rajnath Singh assures Sikkim CM of security on NH-10

    New Delhi : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday spoke to Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and assured him of all support to ensure safety and security on National Highway-10 in the wake of the Gorkhaland stir in neighbouring West Bengal.

  • GJM all-party meet place on Tuesday

     Darjeeling : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has preponed its all party meeting and will convene it on July 11.

  • India post challenging total vs West Indies

    Kingston (Jamaica) : Indian batsmen faltered badly after a rollicking start provided by their openers reaching a sub-par 190 for 6 against World T20 Champions West Indies in a one-off T20, here on Sunday.

  • Fresh violence, arson rock Darjeeling Hills

    GJM spearheading the movement has called for an indefinite shutdown in the hills till the demand for Gorkhaland is fulfilled.

  • Vishnu, Mandody make clean sweep at National Racing C’ship

    The race saw two restarts, one of them owing to a collision that even saw a car flying in the air. Chennai’s Saran Vikram added further to the drama in the closing laps, joining the duo to make it a three-way clash as the chequered flag beckoned.

  • GST intelligence agency gets new chief

    New Delhi : A key intelligence agency tasked with checking evasion of Goods and Services Tax (GST) has got its new chief. Senior bureaucrat John Joseph has been appointed Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DG GSTI), as per an official order. He is at present posted in Mumbai and expected to take the new charge soon.

  • Abranches nets victory for Maryland United

    Mumbai : Maryland United scored a goal in the opening minute and then did well to hang on to that advantage as they on to record a narrow 1-0 win against Milan Club in a round-5 match of the 2nd Borivali Premier Football League (BPFL), organized under the auspices of the MDFA by the Borivali Sports Foundation and played at the St. Francis D’Assisi Ground, Borivali (W).

  • After 9 months of battle Mosul liberated from ISIS

    Mosul : Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory in the ‘liberated’ city of Mosul on Sunday, his office said, in the biggest defeat yet for the Islamic State group.

  • Ayesha Mohd, Sandeep Dive emerge JVPG champions

    Mumbai : Men’s fifth seed Sandeep Dive of Mumbai Suburban and women’s second seed Ayesha Mohd. of Mumbai City emerged champions, in the 2nd Juhu Vile Parle Gymkhana Joint District Carrom Tournament.

  • Two policemen killed, 9 hurt in Egypt blast

    Cairo : At least two policemen were killed and nine others wounded in an explosion in Egypt’s North Sinai province, a media report said.

  • Landslide win for Thackeray and team in MDFA elections

    Mumbai : Aditya Thackeray won by the highest number of votes in the recently conducted MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) Elections for the Executive Council. All the other 26 candidates from the Thackeray-led panel were also successful, winning by a landslide victory. A total of 37 candidates had contested for the 27 Executive Council seats.

  • Who’d say no to biggest club in world: Romelu Lukaku

    London : Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he did not have a second thought about joining Manchester United when the opportunity arose because it is the ‘biggest club in the world’.

  • Pakistan cancer patient seeks Swaraj’s help

    ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani woman allegedly suffering from cancer has sought help from India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, after the Indian embassy in Islamabad rejected her her medical visa application citing the deteriorating relations between the two countries.

  • Protests continue against G20 meet, many arrested

    Hamburg : Fresh clashes erupted early on Sunday in the streets of Hamburg following the end of the G20 summit, with protesters setting fire to a number of vehicles, the police said.

  • Time to forget 2014 World Cup heartache: Neymar

    Rio de Janeiro : Neymar has urged his Brazil teammates to bury the harrowing memory of the last FIFA World Cup and write a new chapter in the country’s storied football history in Russia next year.

  • Pak reading from Lashkar script to hail Burhan: India

    New Delhi : India on Sunday said the Pakistan government was “reading” from Lashkar-e-Taiba’s terror script in hailing Kashmiri militant Burhan Wani whose death on July 8 last year sparked months long deadly unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.