Free Press Journal
  • Doklam standoff: India says it is engaging with China diplomatically

    New Delhi : Amid high-pitched Chinese rhetoric, India said today it continues to engage with China diplomatically and has been in close coordination with Bhutan in finding a mutually-acceptable solution to the Doklam standoff but did not give details of such interactions.

  • FIFA warns Uganda over plethora of cases

    Kampala : The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has warned that Uganda could face suspension because of the many football-related matters which have been taken to courts of law.

  • Day 3 of Shivakumar IT raids: CM says politically motivated

    Bengaluru : As the Income Tax raids at various properties linked to Karnataka Minister DK Shivakumar continued for the third consecutive day today, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah called it a “politically motivated” move on the part of the central government.

  • ‘Two IS men tried to carry out explosion on Etihad with IED’

    Melbourne : Two Islamic State men facing terrorism charges in Australia were plotting to carry out the country”s most sophisticated terror attack on an Etihad Airways flight departing from Sydney last month, police said on Friday. The raids carried by police at five properties in Sydney suburbs had led to arrest of four men.

  • Indian Oil Board approves Gujarat Refinery expansion

     New Delhi : Indian Oil’s Gujarat Refinery can expand from its the existing 13.7 to 18 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) of crude oil processing capacity at an estimated cost of Rs 15,034 crore. This was recently approved by the Indian Oil Board.

  • 333 killed in 206 train accidents in last three years

    New Delhi : In the last three years as many as 333 people have lost their lives in 206 train derailments, according to government data released on Friday. In 2014-15 there were 135 accidents with 107 recorded fatalities, with a marginal drop in 2015-16 and 104 in 2016-17. For comparison, in 2013-14, only six persons had lost their lives in 53 train derailments. “The number of casualties in train accidents is essentially

  • Kim Jong-Un

    US sanctions will strengthen nuke ambition: N Korea

    Pyongyang : North Korea has said that unilateral sanctions imposed by the US earlier this week in response to its latest intercontinental missile test will only strengthen Pyongyang’s resolve to fortify itself with nukes.

  • Alexis will stay at Arsenal: Wenger

    London : Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has confirmed that Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez will stay with the English Premier League (EPL) club for the upcoming football season.

  • Somaiya’s hawala charge derails Lok Sabha

    New Delhi : Congress members stormed the well of the Lok Sabha on Friday over a hawala charge on the Congress by Mumbai’s BJP MP Kirit Somaiya, forcing the Speaker to adjourn for the day.

  • Huge success for SSKKA students

    Mumbai : In the 31st ASKM Cadet, Junior, Seior  Maharashtra State kickboxing Championship 2017, Students of Shito Riyu Sports Karate & Kickboxing Association, bagged 41 medals under the guidance of Shihan- Umesh G. Murkar.

  • Delhi Police ties up with Uber for women’s safety

    New Delhi : Passengers travelling in the Capital can now access the Delhi Police’s women safety mobile application ‘Himmat’ via cab aggregator Uber’s application while travelling in taxis.

  • Nigel stretched; Shruti, Revathi, Riya in quarters

    Mumbai : Nigel D’Sa of Greater Mumbai entered the men’s pre-quarter-finals, while Pune duo Shruti Mundada and Revathi Devasthale endured strong challenges and Riya Pillai of Mumbai Suburban eased into the women’s singles quarter-finals, in the Khar Gymkhana-MBA Senior Inter District & Senior Open State Badminton Championship on Friday.

  • Aryaa, Rutva, Jeh shocked

    Mumbai : Boys’ under-13 second seed Rutva Samant, girls’ under-15 third seed Aryaa Ogale and boys’ under-15 fourth seed Jeh Pandole were shocked in the quarter-finals of the Otters Open Squash Championship, co-sponsored by Citrus, Fenesta and Modi Motors, on Friday.

  • No fare hike despite Railways running into losses

    New Delhi : Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain on Friday assured the Rajya Sabha that “at present, there is no proposal” to hike the rail fare.

  • ICL selections today

    Mumbai : The Indian Cultural League (ICL) will be holding trials to select players to represent their teams in the MDFA League for 2017-2018 season. The trials will be held at St. Xavier’s ground, Parel, at 9.00 am on Saturday, August 5.

  • Overall honours for Goenka Trust athletes

    Mumbai : Both the boys and girls  belonging to Goenka Educational Trust put up splendid allround combined show to aggregate 102 points in their various age group events  to help them to capture the overall team championships trophy  in  the Mumbai District Annual Athletic Championships, held at Sports Authority of India, Kandivali,

  • LS passes Bill for setting up petroleum institute in Andhra

    New Delhi : The Lok Sabha passed a bill, which provides for establishing the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE) in Andhra Pradesh that would impart high quality education and conduct advanced research in all aspects relating to the conventional hydrocarbons.