Free Press Journal
  • Is the TN govt being guided by Sasikala? Madras HC issues notice to CM, others

    Chennai : Is the Tamil Nadu government being guided by jailed ruling AIADMK (Amma) leader V K Sasikala? Dealing with this question, the Madras High Court on Thursday issued notices to Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami and four of his cabinet colleagues, who had met her in jail some months ago, asking them to file a response.

  • Devendra Jhajharia, Sardar Singh recommended for Khel Ratna

    New Delhi : Devendra Jhajharia on Thursday became the first paralympian to be recommended for India’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna — along with celebrated former hockey captain Sardar Singh.

  • Kalyani Rafael to produce Spike missiles in Hyderabad

    Hyderabad : Israel’s leading defence company Rafael along with India’s Kalyani Strategic Systems will manufacture Spike, the anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), at their state-of-the-art facility which was inaugurated here on Thursday.

  • Married or virgin? asks college form declaration

    Patna : Bihar’s premier government hospital, the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS), kicked up a row by asking its new recruits to declare if they are “virgins” or married but later dropped the word and replaced it with “unmarried”.

  • Hockey’s battle-hardened Sardar Singh keeps on fighting

    New Delhi : From being one of India’s best hockey players to facing a sexual harassment charge, Sardar Singh has experienced every emotional crest and trough in an eventful career spanning over a decade.

  • Five Indian boxers assured of medals

    New Delhi : Five Indian boxers advanced to the semifinals and assured themselves of medals at the Asian Junior Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines.

  • Shabir Shah remand extended by six days

    New Delhi : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) remand of Separatist leader and Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) chairman Shabir Shah was extended for six days on Thursday.

  • Telugu Titans’ losing streak continues

    Hyderabad : Hosts Telugu Titans losing streak continued as they suffered their fifth consecutive loss with a 36-43 defeat to double defending champions Patna Pirates in the fifth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Thursday.

  • Neymar set to jet in for world record move

    Paris : Neymar is expected to arrive in Paris to finalise his world record 222 million euro move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, which will earn him around 30 million euros a year.

  • Govt initiates probe into million dollar NHAI ‘bribes’

    New Delhi : The government has initiated probe action on reports alleging payment of million dollar bribes to the officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) by an American firm in exchange for lucrative highway construction supervision and design contracts.

  • GST drags services output:PMI Index

    Apart from low demand, implementation of GST led to contraction in new work orders, leading to lower activity. Earlier, there was a similar weakness seen in the manufacturing sector for the last month.

  • Cut in savings rate by SBI justified

    New Delhi : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday justified the State Bank of India’s decision to slash the interest rate on the savings account from 4 to 3.5 per cent annum, claiming that it had to be synced with reduction in the lending rate. He was responding to the concern expressed by Trinamool Congress’ Derek O’ Brien (TMC) in the Rajya Sabha during the zero hour, fearing that other banks may

  • Spain’s La Liga rejects payment of Neymar’s $263m buy-out clause

    Barcelona : The Spanish league says that representatives of Neymar have tried unsuccessfully to pay the 222 million euro ($262 million) buyout clause that would release the Brazilian star from his contract with Barcelona and clear his signing for Paris Saint-Germain.

  • China blocks terror tag on JeM chief Masood Azhar yet again

    United Nations : China has again extended by three months its technical hold on the US, France and UK- backed proposal to designate Pakistan-based JeM terror group chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN.

  • Rubber industry in its renaissance: AIRIA

    Mumbai : With India moving towards self-sufficiency in raw material for the rubber industry, an official of rubber industry body feels that the industry is in its renaissance. He said this during the two-day National Rubber Conference held here.

  • Umar Akmal continues to remain out of favour of coach

    Karachi : Senior Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been overlooked by the national selectors and head coach Mickey Arthur in the list of probables finalised to attend the training camp for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.

  • US says 4 wounded in Afghan attack that killed two US troops

     Kabul : The US military in Afghanistan says that four American troops were wounded in the same suicide bombing near the city of Kandahar the previous day that killed two US service members.

  • Govt sells 6.83% stake in Hind Copper, garners Rs 400 crore

    New Delhi : The government has disinvested 6.83 per cent stake in Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL), which would fetch around Rs 400 crore to the exchequer. Through the two-day Offer for Sale (OFS) which ended Thursday, it had planned to sell 4 per cent in HCL, with an option to retain an over subscription of up to 4 per cent. “The Government of India has disinvested 6.83 per cent of paid up