Free Press Journal
  • LeT militant held in Sopore, was part of stone-pelters

     Srinagar : Security forces on Wednesday arrested a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant, who was earlier involved in incidents of stone pelting, in Sopore town of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said. Basit Najar was caught with a pistol at a checkpoint put up at a fruit market in the town, a police spokesman said.

  • Djoko out with elbow injury

    In a live Facebook video post from Belgrade, the former world number one said that after suffering from the injury for a year-and-a-half, he had “made a decision to not play any competition, any tournaments” for the rest of 2017.

  • Cong continues tirade against Venkaiah Naidu

    New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday continued its tirade against the BJP’s vice-presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu, a former union minister, for his alleged corruption, claiming his explanation and defence by the Telangana government to the charges it levelled on Monday have thrown up more questions on probity in public life.

  • Oppn seeks clarity on whether govt plans to scrap Rs 2K notes

    New Delhi : The Opposition in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday asked Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to clarify whether the government has decided to scrap the newly launched Rs 2,000 note and introduce a Rs 1,000 coin.

  • RS: Jaitley intervenes in row over Kovind’s speech

    New Delhi : It appeared on Wednesday that the Opposition Congress party in the Upper House was running out of ideas and issues to raise on the floor of the House.

  • Falcons keep Maha United at bay in UTT

    Mumbai : Falcons TTC held a slender 7-5 lead over DHFL Maharashtra United after four matches in the crucial tie as the race for knockout spots heated up in the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT).

  • Declining telcos revenue may impact govt collections

    New Delhi : Revenue collection from telecom services in form of licence fee and spectrum usage charges may be adversely impacted in the current fiscal if sales revenue of operators continues to decline, Union minister Manoj Sinha said.

  • Do not want transgenders in military: US Prez

    Washington : US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the US military will no longer allow transgender individuals to serve in “any capacity” in the military.

  • India into quarters

    Tauranga (New Zealand) : India finished runners-up in pool C to qualify for the girls’ team event quarterfinal in the WSF-World junior squash championship here today.

  • Nifty hits 10k for the first time

    Mumbai : Making record a habit of sorts, the Nifty on Wednesday closed above 10,000 in a first and the Sensex set a fresh life high, powered by unabated capital inflows amid quarterly earnings optimism.

  • Second defamation suit by Jaitley: HC imposes cost on Arvind Kejriwal

    New Delhi : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday imposed a cost of Rs 10,000 on Arvind Kejriwal after he failed to file his response to a fresh Rs 10 crore defamation suit filed by Union minister Arun Jaitley over use of an objectionable word allegedly by the CM’s lawyer.

  • Rahul Johri not allowed at SGM

    New Delhi : Adhering strictly to the Supreme Court diktat of letting in only office-bearers, the BCCI on Wednesday did not allow its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rahul Johri to attend the Special General Meeting (SGM).

  • US House imposes curbs on Russia, Iran, North Korea

    The sanctions package, which passed 419 to three after weeks of negotiations,  tightens the screws on our most dangerous adversaries in order to keep Americans safe House Speaker Paul Ryan.

  • BCCI adopts Lodha reforms partially

    New Delhi :  The BCCI on Wednesday adopted Lodha panel reforms partially, rejecting all major recommendations on good governance including age cap, tenure and cooling-off period at its Special General Meeting.

  • Ahmed Patel files papers for RS poll, Vaghela assures conditional support

    New Delhi : The Congress heaved a sigh of relief on Wednesday when rebel leader Shankersinh Vaghela pledged support to Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel who filed his nomination for the August 8 Rajya Sabha election here.

  • ‘Intuition’ tells Pique Neymar will stay

    Washington : Barcelona defender Pique remains convinced that Neymar will stay at Camp Nou, but said Tuesday his opinion was based on “intuition” rather than inside knowledge.