Free Press Journal
  • Nawaz Sharif asks people to guard democratic mandate

    Islamabad : Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday urged people to guard their mandate so that elected representatives are not removed through “undemocratic” means, days after he was disqualified by the Supreme Court for holding office over the Panama Papers scandal.

  • India lose to Belgium in Europe tour opener

    New Delhi : A young Indian men’s hockey team fought hard but lost 0-1 to hosts Belgium in their opening game of the five-match tour of Europe in Boom.

  • Indian archers make positive start

    Berlin : Indian archers began their campaign in the World Cup Stage 4 on a positive note by advancing into round three of the individual section.

  • China’s quantum satellite sends unbreakable signals

    Beijing : China has sent an unbreakable code from its satellite to the Earth, laying the foundation for building a hack-proof global quantum communication network, official media said on Thursday.

  • Bittersweet bronze sees Felix equal Bolt, Ottey

    London : Bronze in the 400m proved to be a bittersweet consolation for US track legend Allyson Felix as she drew level with Jamaicans Merlene Ottey and Usain Bolt on having won 14 world championships medals.

  • Ahmed Patel claims Congress will win Gujarat, targets PM Modi, Shah

    New Delhi : Upbeat after his victory in the Rajya Sabha poll, senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Thursday said it was the BJP which made the contest a prestige issue and exuded confidence that his party would win Gujarat assembly election due later this year. Patel, who won the Upper House seat from Gujarat in an election that went down to the wire, said the victory had enthused the Congress and

  • Haryana BJP chief’s son, another accused sent to police remand

    Chandigarh : Haryana BJP chief Subhash Barala’s son Vikas and his friend Ashish Kumar were on Thursday remanded to two-day police custody by a court here in the alleged stalking and attempt to abduction case of a 29-year- old woman.

  • India drop one place to 97th

    New Delhi : India slipped one spot from 96th to 97th in the latest FIFA Rankings which were released on Thursday.

  • Rising NPAs in MSME sector in WB worrisome: SBI

    Kolkata : Country’s leading lender State Bank of India (SBI) said that the rising NPAs in the MSME sector in West Bengal was worrisome for which the bank had introduced new assessment system for these units.

  • 2005 Hyderabad bomb blast: Court acquits all 10 accused

    Hyderabad : Hyderabad’s Nampally court on Thursday acquitted all 10 accused in the 2005 Hyderabad bomb blast case. Metropolitan Sessions Court judge T. Srinivas Rao exonerated the accused, who were jailed for more than a decade.

  • BHEL reports growth in profitability

    New Delhi : Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has reported a growth in profitability and it is continuing the momentum. For the standalone first quarter of FY 2017-18, the company reported a turnover of Rs 5,607 crore almost similar to the corresponding figure of the last year, and a profit before tax (PAT) of Rs 108 crore, registering a significant growth of 12 per cent, against the corresponding quarter in the year

  • ‘Rebel Congress Guj MLAs, except Vaghela, to join BJP’

    Ahmedabad : Ten Congress MLAs in Gujarat, including the seven who defied the party whip and voted for BJP candidates in the just-concluded Rajya Sabha polls in the state, would join the saffron party soon, former Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela’s son Mahendrasinh said in Gandhinagar on Thursday.

  • Ashwin, Jadeja likely to be rested for ODI’s

    Kandy : Fully aware of spinners’ heavy workload during the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka, the team management and national selectors may rest Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja from the limited overs matches, starting August 20.

  • PM’s fight against corruption ‘hypocritical,’ claims Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday blasted Prime Minister Modi for his hypocritical fight against corruption as a “plain political gimmickry” even while his government is systematically diluting the anti-corruption laws since it came to power.

  • Mehbooba meets Rajnath amid debate on J&K special status

    New Delhi : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh amid reports that she had come to the national capital to drum up support for preventing attempts to remove special status to the state under the Constitution.

  • Crude bomb, letter from terror outfit found in train

    Amethi (UP) : A crude bomb and a letter purportedly by Indian Mujahideen warning of revenge for the killing of Lashkar-e-Taiba ‘commander’ Abu Dujana was on Thursday recovered from the Amritsar-bound Akal Takht Express here, police said.

  • Madras HC stays look-out circular against Karti, others

    Chennai : The Madras High Court on Thursday stayed the look-out circulars issued against former union minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti and four others by the Centre under the Passport Act over a corruption case filed by the CBI.

  • Federer, Nadal stroll in Montreal openers

    Montreal : A rejuvenated Roger Federer believes he is still reaping the benefits of his extended break from tennis after a comfortable opening victory at the ATP Montreal Masters gave him his best start to a season since 2006.