Free Press Journal
  • Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford top honour

    The Oxford city council voted unanimously to permanently remove the honour given to Suu Kyi in 1997 and said it did not want to celebrate “those who turn a blind eye to violence”

  • Gujarat and Kerala qualify

    Ranchi : Defending champions Gujarat thrashed Jharkhand by 10 wickets after left-arm spinner Hardik Patel starred with the ball with an impressive four-wicket haul to qualify for the quarterfinals as Group B toppers in the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here.

  • Internet should be open, free: TRAI

    New Delhi : TRAI Chairman R S Sharma on Tuesday called for the Internet, an important platform for India, being kept open and free, and not cannibalised. “No one owns Internet… so, it should be open and accessible to everyone,” Sharma said, suggesting that service providers should not indulge in gate-keeping of this important platform.

  • Pope demands respect for all in Myanmar, omits ‘Rohingya’

    Naypyidaw : Pope Francis called for respect for rights and justice in a keenly-watched address in Myanmar on Tuesday, but refrained from any mention of the Rohingya, or allegations of ethnic cleansing that has driven huge numbers of the Muslim minority from the country, reports AFP.

  • Mobile data traffic in India to grow eleven times by 2023, says Ericsson

    New Delhi :India, with 1.185 billion mobile users in the third quarter this year, will see a surge in mobile data traffic that is expected to grow 11 times — from 1.3 Exabytes to 14 Exabytes — by 2023, according to a report. Monthly data usage per smartphone (GB/month) in India will increase five times — from 3.9GB in 2017 to 18GB by 2023, according to the Ericsson Mobility Report.

  • Strauss slaps midnight curfew

    Sydney : England cricket chief Andrew Strauss says his players are not “thugs” and there is no drinking culture in the team, as he slapped a midnight curfew on the Ashes tour, reports said on Tuesday.  The move followed Jonny Bairstow’s headbutt of Cameron Bancroft in a Perth bar late last month, which only came to light over the weekend and has dominated headlines. There is sensitivity within the England camp about off field

  • Many ICJ judges worked as arbitrators: Report

    Washington : At least thirteen former and seven current International Court of Justice (ICJ) judges, including UK’s Christopher Greenwood, worked as “arbitrators” during their tenure, an investigative report has alleged, questioning the integrity of such judges in the world court.

  • China jails Taiwanese activist for ‘subversion’

    Beijing: A Chinese court sentenced Taiwanese democracy activist Lee Ming-cheh to five years in prison on Tuesday on charges of attempting to subvert state power, further souring cross-strait ties, reports AFP.

  • At drinks break, Siddharth Kaul gets biggest breaking news!

    Nagpur : The biggest newsbreak of Siddharth Kaul’s cricketing career came during a drinks break. The 27-year-old Punjab medium pacer, picked for next month’s ODI series against Sri Lanka, was bowling against Services in a Ranji Trophy game when match referee Sunil Chaturvedi sent in the message of his selection in the national squad through umpires Vineet Kulkarni and K Srinath.

  • US charges three Chinese for hacking corporations

    Washington : Three Chinese nationals have been indicted by the US Justice Department for allegedly hacking and stealing sensitive internal documents of American corporations like Moody’s Analytics and Siemens for nearly six years, reports PTI.

  • India to face Pak in opening match of CWG hockey

    Gold Coast (Australia) : Reigning silver medallists India will open their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan in a mouth-watering men’s hockey contest of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

  • Kenya president sworn in after months-long turmoil

    Nairobi : Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Tuesday sworn in for a second term in front of tens of thousands who gathered to celebrate what they hoped would be the end of months of election turmoil, which Kenyatta said stretched the country “almost to the breaking point”, reports AP.

  • Prakash Padukone:Time to focus on coaching the coaches

    “We have some very good coaches, but unfortunately they don’t get a chance to upgrade their knowledge, to keep pace with the international level. There’s a lot of emphasis on players and, if this growth has to continue, we need to focus on coaches.

  • Will quit if Hezbollah does not stay neutral: Hariri

    Beirut : Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has said that he will resign if the Hezbollah resistance movement refuses to remain neutral in the country, reports IANS.

  • Remove me from terror list: Saeed to UN

    Lahore: Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has filed a petition in the UN seeking removal of his name from the list of designated terrorists on the ground that none of the allegations against him – either related to terrorism or otherwise – has been proved in the Pakistani courts.

  • Hearing on Sharif’s case adjourned­­­

    Islamabad: A hearing into corruption references against Nawaz Sharif’s family was adjourned on Tuesday after the former Pakistan Prime Minister requested a suspension until the Islamabad High Court announces its verdict on the clubbing of references, reports IANS.

  • Chawrasia, Lahiri in Team Asia for EurAsia Cup golf

    Shah Alam (Malaysia) : Seasoned Indians SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri were on Tuesday named in the Arjun Atwal-led Team Asia for the EurAsia Cup golf tournament to be held here from January 12 to 14.

  • Pink diamond sold for over USD32 mn

    Auctioneers Christie’s said it was the second highest price per carat paid for a pink diamond. However, the diamond failed to sell at the higher end of the auction house’s estimates of up to USD 42 million.

  • Sourabh Verma is men’s top seed in Tata Open

    Mumbai : Former national men’s singles champion Sourabh Verma is bidding to repeat his four-year-old triumphant run as the top seed in the 10th Tata Open Indian International Challenge Badminton tournament commencing here on Wednesday.