Free Press Journal
  • 23-man Indian team to take part in Commonwealth Powerlifting

    New Delhi : A 23-member team, including Mohit Suri, will leave on Friday for South Africa to represent India at the Commonwealth Powerlifting and Benchpress Championships, to be held at Potchefstroom from September 10 to 17.

  • Modi’s New India is about silencing dissent: Congress

    New Delhi : Condemning the murder of senior journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, the Congress on Wednesday said “muzzling the voice of ordinary citizens and silencing dissent” is the slogan of ‘New India’ under the Modi government.

  • Morientes stars as FIFA legends beat Indian team

    Mumbai : It was a walk down memory lane for spectators at the D Y Patil stadium in Navi Mumbai with five FIFA legends showing their class and skills, with Spaniard Fernando Morientes netting four goals, as the legends team trounced an Indian outfit 5-4 in an exhibition match.

  • JD(U) MLC’s son gets life for road rage murder of student

    Gaya : Gaya court on Wednesday awarded life imprisonment to JD(U) MLC Manorama Devi’s son Rakesh Kumar Ranjan alias Rocky Yadav and two others for the murder of teenager Aditya Sachdeva in an incident of road rage over a year ago.

  • Separatist leaders to court arrest at NIA office on Sept 9

    Srinagar : Three top Kashmiri separatist leaders on Wednesday said that they will stage a sit-in outside the NIA headquarters in Delhi on September 9 and court arrest to protest against, what they termed as, “vilification” of Kashmiri people by the investigation agency. The separatist leaders who will face court arrest are Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik.

  • Immobile’s header lifts Italy past Israel

    Reggio Emilia (Italy) : Ciro Immobile’s second half header got Italy back to winning ways in a 1-0 victory over Israel in Reggio Emilia to move closer to the World Cup playoffs.

  • Modi presents special gift to Suu Kyi

    Nay Pyi Taw : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday presented Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi a special reproduction of the original research proposal that she had submitted for fellowship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study at Shimla in May 1986.

  • Argentina plays out 1-1 draw with Venezuela

    Buenos Aires : Argentina’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s football World Cup were left hanging in the balance after a listless 1-1 home draw with Venezuela. Needing a victory to move into the CONMEBOL group’s direct qualification places, the Albiceleste went behind when John Murillo coolly lifted a 50th minute shot over goalkeeper Sergio Romero after a counterattack on Tuesday, reports Xinhua news agency.

  • Before stake sale, clear our arrears: AI pilots to govt

    New Delhi : A union of Air India pilots Wednesday asked the government to clear their salary arrears before the airline is privatised. The Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA) wrote a letter to Civil Aviation Minister A Gajapati Raju demanding the release of their “illegally withheld 25 per cent flying allowances and related allowances before disinvestment and/or privatisation”. The national carrier had resorted to salary cuts

  • HC to hear DMK’s plea against notice on gutkha

    Chennai : The Madras High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear on Thursday a plea by the DMK seeking quashing of the notices issued to its 21 MLAs by Tamil Nadu Assembly’s privileges panel for bringing banned gutkha inside the House.

  • Jwala Sports to host T20 Masters Premier League

    Mumbai : Jwala Sports Foundation, who have been promoting  cricket at junior level for the last 10 years, have embarked upon a new T20 Mumbai Masters Premier League for  non-professional cricketers to be launched in association with Brain4Sports later this year.

  • Victim recounts experience, asks youth not to try it

    Karaikal : The 22-year-old man who was rescued while playing the dreaded blue whale game in this district, recounted his horrific experience on Wednesday and appealed to the youths not to try the game on any account.

  • Blue Whale: Alert sounded across Assam, 12 rescued

    Guwahati : The Assam Police have alerted all the Superintendents of Police in the state to take measures to stop the spread of the macabre online game Blue Whale Challenge after 12 youths were rescued in the nick of time.

  • 146,000 Rohingyas have crossed into Bangladesh: UN

    Chittagong : At least 146,000 Rohingyas have arrived in Bangladesh since August 25, fleeing ongoing violence in north-western Myanmar, the UN office in Dhaka said on Wednesday.

  • Wild celebrations in Syria after World Cup playoff spot

    Damascus (Syria) : Thousands of Syrians thronged the capital Damascus’ main square and streets, celebrating their national football team’s draw with the battlefield ally Iran in the World Cup qualification match.

  • Myanmar’s State Six killed in boat capsize

    Dhaka: Six bodies have been recovered after a boat carrying dozens of Rohingyas capsized in the Bay of Bengal close to Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar. It also left an unknown number of people missing.

  • Apollo Tyres flourishes in European OE mkt

    New Delhi: At one point of time, Apollo Tyres was focussing in Europe as a replacement market focused company. Apollo Tyres is now expanding supplies to the European Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the passenger car tyre segment. The company’s premiere brand, Vredestein, has been selected as a fitment on the Volkswagen Polo, SEAT Ibiza and Ford EcoSport, and the supplies have already begun to these auto makers.  “I would like to