Free Press Journal
  • Parupalli Kashyap sends top seed Lee Hyun packing from US Open

    Anaheim (USA) : Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap knocked out top seed Lee Hyun Il of Korea in the men’s singles opening round of the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.

  • 28 killed in Himachal accident

    Shimla : Twenty-eight persons were killed and nine others injured when a private bus carrying them fell into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh’s Shimla district on Thursday, an official said. The accident occurred near Khaneri in Rampur, some 140 km from here.

  • Narendra Modi needs to propose steps, assure country on China: Cong

    New Delhi: Hours after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in Rajya Sabha that India is alert in terms of security as far as China is concerned, the Congress on Thursday said it would like the nation to know what the Centre and Prime Minister Narendra Modi propose to do regarding the situation.

  • NSE files consent application on co-location issue

    Mumbai : The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) on Thursday said it has filed an application with stock market regulator Sebi for settlement of its co-location issue under the consent process.

  • Chennai Open is renamed to Maharashtra Open

    Mumbai : India’s lone ATP tournament, the Chennai Open, will now be held in Pune next year and would be henceforth called “Maharashtra Open”. IMG-Reliance, the right holders of the tournament along with Government of Maharashtra and Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA), have announced this.

  • Cloud burst triggers flashfloods in Kashmir, 6 killed

    Bhadarwah/Jammu : Six persons were killed and 11 injured after flash floods triggered by a cloudburst wreaked havoc in Thathri town of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, inundating vast areas along the Batote-Kishtwar National Highway and washing away half a dozen houses.

  • Jio’s ‘tsunami of calls’ caused Rs 550-cr loss per qtr: Airtel

    New Delhi : Bharti Airtel on Thursday rejected Reliance Jio’s claim that incumbents were hugely benefitted from call connection charges and said it suffered losses to the tune of Rs 550 crore every quarter due to ‘tsunami of calls’ that originated from the network of the new entrant.

  • Pakistan shelling: Over 4,000 migrants housed in six relief camps in Rajouri

    Jammu : Over 4000 people, who fled from areas near the Line of Control (LoC) due to five day long Pakistan shelling, have been housed in six different camps by authorities in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. There has been several instances of ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops since July 15 in which five people including four Army-men have been killed and eight others injured.

  • Pawar, Raje, Rahul reach qtrs in Russia

    Vladivostok : Indian shuttlers Anand Pawar, Rasika Raje, Vrushali Gummadi and Rahul Yadav Chittanoina reached the quarterfinals of singles events at the Russian Open Grand Prix.

  • Kejriwal reallocates Sisodia’s portfolios

    New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reallocated his deputy Manish Sisodia’s portfolios, a move intended to sharpen focus on the AAP government’s priorities, sources said on Thursday.

  • AFI provisionally suspends Manpreet for second dope offence

    New Delhi : Top Indian shot-putter Manpreet Kaur was today suspended provisionally for her second dope offence after she tested positive for a banned steroid, just a couple of days after her first dope flunk.

  • SP, BSP, Congress walk out from Assembly; Council adjourned thrice

    Lucknow : Members of the SP, the BSP and the Congress on Thursday staged a walkout from the UP Assembly and created ruckus in the Legislative Council, accusing the state government of threatening the opposition and using unparliamentary language.

  • HC reserves orders on actor Dileep’s bail plea

    Kochi : The Kerala High Court on Thursday reserved its orders on the bail plea of Malayalam actor Dileep, arrested for allegedly plotting the February 17 abduction and assault of a popular South Indian actress.

  • Shimla rape & murder case: Bandh called by BJP affects normal life

    Shimla : BJP activists protesting the alleged mishandling of the Kotkhai schoolgirl rape and murder case on Thursday blocked several roads and gheraoed the state secretariat even as the shutdown called by the party affected normal life in the district.

  • Three Wimbledon ties under match-fixing probe

    London : Wimbledon came under the microscope on Thursday with three matches at this year’s tournament set to be investigated for possible match-fixing, according to the Tennis Integrity Unit.

  • Centre to build 15,000 km national highways this fiscal, says Minister

    New Delhi : The government has set a target of constructing 15,000-km of national highways during the current fiscal, Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Pon Radhakrishnan said on Thursday. Of this, 2,269 km roads have already been completed by June 30, the Minister said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

  • Real, Chelsea reach agreement on Morata

    Madrid : Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Chelsea announced they have reached an agreement on transferring Spain’s Alvaro Morata to the English Premier League (EPL) club.

  • US Congressional committee moves to restore aid for Tibet

    Washington : Reversing the Trump administration’s move to slash aid to Tibetans to zero, a key congressional committee has approved a bill to maintain the US policy of providing funds for Tibet and support “democracy and human rights programmes” in the Chinese-ruled region.

  • Pakistan daily hail lifting of ban on Indian TV shows

    Islamabad : A Pakistani newspaper on Thursday hailed as “a welcome development” the Lahore High Court’s ruling striking down a ban on broadcast of Indian TV shows on private television channels.

  • Diplomatic channels ‘unimpeded’ to resolve standoff, asserts China

    Beijing : China said on Thursday that diplomatic channels with India remained “unimpeded” to discuss the military standoff in Sikkim sector but reiterated that the withdrawal of the Indian troops from Doklam area is a “precondition” for any meaningful dialogue.