Free Press Journal
  • Pranaav Chopra-Sikki Reddy lose in Japan Open semis

    Tokyo: India’s mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy lost in the semi-finals of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries badminton championships here on Saturday.  The Indian pair lost 21-14, 15-21, 19-21 in 59 minutes to Japanese qualifiers Takuro Hoki and Sayaka Hirota.

  • Opposition slams govt over police notice to journalist

    Mumbai, The Congress and the NCP today slammed the Maharashtra government over a notice issued by Mumbai police to a journalist as part of an investigation. This was the beginning of “Emergency”, the opposition parties said. The police clarified later this evening that the journalist had been asked to meet the police officers only as a witness in a case, and not an accused.

  • Delhi court to resume hearing in National Herald Case

    New Delhi: The Patiala House Court on Saturday will resume the hearing in the National Herald Case, involving Congress Party frontrunners Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul Gandhi, among others.

  • Silk Smitha Death Anniversary: The marvellous rise and mysterious demise of the actress

    The South Film industry is known for its bold yet glamorous divas who have rocked the Indian Cinema for decades. A name that comes out of the rubbles is that of Silk Smitha. Popularly known for her erotic and sensually charismatic image, we look back at a glimpse of her life on her 21th death anniversary.

  • Two BSF troopers, three civilians injured in Pakistan firing

    Jammu: Two Border Security Force (BSF) troopers and three civilians were injured when Pakistan Rangers resorted to heavy shelling on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday. “The two troopers and three civilians were injured in the overnight Pakistan ceasefire violation in R.S. Pura and Ramgarh sectors.

  • President Ram Nath Kovind to begin his two-day Uttarakhand visit today

    New Delhi: President Ramnath Kovind will today begin his two-day visit to Uttarakhand starting to pay obeisance at the Himalayan shrines of Badrinath and Kedarnath besides worshipping the Ganga in Haridwar. It will be President Kovind’s first visit to the state after assuming office.

  • Ujjain: State school games conclude with prize distribution ceremony

    Ujjain: The 5-day 63rd State school games concluded with a prize distribution ceremony on Friday. Winners of various competitions were honoured in the ceremony held at Mahakal pravachan hall, in presence of zila panchayat president Mahesh Parmar and Simhastha Fair Authority chairman, Diwakar Natu.

  • Earthquake measuring 4.5 on richter scale jolts Kashmir

    Srinagar: A moderate intensity earthquake jolted the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, a weather official confirmed.  The Met department official said here: “An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred today at 5.44 a.m.  “The intensity of the earthquake was moderate and its coordinates were latitude 35.0 degrees north and longitude 74.4 degrees east.  “The epicentre of the tremor was in a depth of 150 km.”  There were no immediate reports of

  • Chidambaram family belong to Tihar Jail: Subramanian Swamy

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday called the Chidambaram family “a family of crooks” and said that both Karti and his father P. Chidambaram belong to Tihar Jail. “He (Karti) is a crook. He has no proper education, no occupation, how does he have so much wealth? It is all fraud. His father (P Chidambaram) does the illegal act and he (Karti) collects the money,” Swamy told

  • Heavy rains in Indore avert water crisis in Ujjain

    Ujjain: Heavy rainfall in Indore during the past few days, has helped Ujjain avert its looming water crisis. All seven gates of Yashwant Sagar dam were opened on Thursday, resulting in increase in the levels of the Gambhir dam. The gates were opened up to 3 meters, due to which the level of the Gambhir dam was increased from 1286 Mc ft on Thursday morning, to 1600 Mc ft on Friday morning.