Free Press Journal
  • Sreesanth finally back on cricket field after 4 years

    Kochi : As the country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on Tuesday, former Indian speedster S. Sreesanth took to a cricket field for the first time in four years as he led a team in an exhibition match here.

  • Bengaluru sees heaviest rainfall since 1890

    BENGALURU: Bengaluru early on Tuesday witnessed a record 180 mm rainfall in barely three hours, the heaviest downpour in August in over 100 years.

  • Kamal Haasan takes on Tamil Nadu Government, AIADMK hits back

    Chennai : Veteran Tamil film actor Kamal Haasan, who has been critical of the AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu, on Tuesday for the first time, launched a direct attack demanding Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s resignation drawing angry reactions from some ministers and party leaders. He also subtly nudged the opposition DMK be more proactive.

  • PCB to honour Misbah, Younis and Afridi

    Karachi : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been mulling to honour three former skippers–Misbah ul Haq, Younis Khan and Shahid Afridi—by hosting a ceremony in September.

  • Nepal flood death toll hits 115; six million affected

    Kathmandu : The death toll from widespread flooding and landslides in Nepal today climbed to 115 with nearly 40 people still unaccounted for and over six million affected by incessant rainfall across the Himalayan country.

  • Anand starts badly in St. Louis Rapid chess tournament

    St. Louis (USA) : Former world champion Viswanathan Anand failed to change gears and suffered two losses on the opening day of St. Louis Rapid and Blitz chess tournament, a part of the Grand Chess Tour.

  • Five drugs found in Woods’ system after arrest

    Los Angeles : Tiger Woods had five drugs, including the opioid painkiller hydrocodone, in his system when he was arrested in May on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a toxicology report.

  • Federer pulls out of Cincinnati, Nadal to be No.1

    Basel : Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer has pulled out of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, due to a back problem, making Spain’s Rafael Nadal the World No.1 when the rankings come out on August 21 regardless of how far he advances at the event.

  • No place for violent racism, anti-Semitism, says UN chief

    United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the violence targeting civilians in Charlottesville, saying there must be no place for racism, anti-Semitism and xenophobia in the society.

  • Beijing ‘won’t be silent’ if US harms commerce ties

    Beijing : China on Tuesday expressed ‘grave concerns’ over US President Donald Trump’s move to review Beijing’s alleged trade practices over intellectual properties and warned that it would not sit on its hands if the US’s action inflicts damage on the bilateral trading relationship.

  • New York welcomes Don with protests, security measures

    New York : Hundreds of people gathered outside the Trump Tower here, waiting for President Donald Trump to arrive at his home, on what is his first overnight visit to his residence since he was sworn into office in January.

  • Otters Club, Chembur Gym waltz into pre-quarter finals

    Mumbai : Playing in familiar surrounding and making optimum advantage of the home conditions, Otters ‘Rockets’ (Otters Club) tamed MCF ‘Dark Knights’ (Mandpeshwar Civic Foundation) 3-0 to waltz into the pre-quarter-final round of the Otters Club-Mumbai Snooker League (MSL) – 2017, conducted by the Billiards and Snooker Association of Maharashtra (BSAM).

  • Japan PM discusses Korean peninsula issue with US Prez

    Tokyo : Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump on Tuesday agreed to work with the international community to prevent North Korea from launching missiles aimed at the US territory Guam.

  • Reliance Jio’s free phone to hit sector: Vodafone

    New Delhi  : The country’s second largest telecom player Vodafone expects Jio’s ‘effective free phone’ with unlimited calling to erode operators’ revenues which are already under pressure and sought reduction in various levies imposed by the government as a breather to the industry. “…the new operator continues to aggressively under- price its services, including announcing launch of ‘Effective Zero Price Feature Phone’ with unlimited voice.

  • $264 million penalty on Reliance , BP

    New Delhi : The government has imposed a new penalty of $264 million (about Rs 1,700 crore) on Reliance Industries Ltd and its partners for producing less than the targeted natural gas from eastern offshore KG-D6 fields in 2015-16. The total penalty now, which is in the form of disallowing recovery of cost incurred for missing the target during six years beginning April 1, 2010, stands at $3.02 billion, an oil ministry

  • GST rollout improves biz efficiency by 30%: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi : The abolition of inter-state check posts after the implementation of GST has reduced time for movement of goods by 30 per cent and saved thousands of crores of rupees, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday. The Goods and Services Tax, which unified more than a dozen central and state levies, is a result of cooperative federalism and its smooth rollout from July 1 has increased efficiencies of business, he