Free Press Journal
  • Technology must be used for progress, not destruction: PM

    Dubai : In a powerful message before a global audience, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cautioned the world against mankind fashioning tools of destruction through technology and misuse of cyberspace for radicalisation.

  • SA showed a lot of character and deserved to win: Kohli

    Johannesburg : India captain Virat Kohli has rued his team’s misfortune but admitted that South Africa were the deserving winners as they showed a lot of character during their five-wicket win in the fourth ODI here.

  • Start working, your time is running out: Rahul to Modi

    Karatagi (Karnataka) : Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asked him to stop giving speeches on the past and start working, saying he did not have much time before completing his term.

  • Delhi thrash Bengal by 89 runs

    Nadaun:  Opener Unmukt Chand was back among the runs with a knock of 90 as Delhi thrashed Bengal by 89 runs to continue their winning streak in the domestic one-day cricket tournament for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

  • Jadeja keeps Saurahstra in QF hunt

    Hyderabad : India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja returned to form with an unbeaten century and steered Saurashtra to a four-wicket win over Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

  • Bar those facing trial for serious crimes from elections: EC to SC 

    New Delhi : The Election Commission of India (ECI) has told the Supreme Court that it has proposed to the Centre to amend the law and bar people accused of an offence punishable with at least five years from contesting elections after charges were framed against them by a court.

  • There is a hue of saffron in Rajini’s politics: Kamal

    Cambridge : Ace actor Kamal Haasan talked about the alliance with veteran actor Rajinikanth and said that a tie-up seems unlikely as of now as latter has a ‘hue of saffron’ in his politics.

  • Pandurangaiah impresses

    Mumbai : Indian Railways E. Pandurangaiah showed excellent skills and great control as he registered the first century break of the tournament, when he rolled in a superb unfinished 109 run, en route to a facile 3-0 win against Ammar Arsiwala of Otters Club in the second round best-of-five frame match in the Rs 12.25 lakh prize-money CCI All India Open Snooker Championship 2018, and played at the CCI’s Wilson Jones Billiards

  • Jain, Siddharth emerge champs

    Mumbai : Madhya Pradesh’s Mahak Jain and Chhattisgarh’s Siddharth Vishwakarma on Sunday claimed the women’s and men’s singles titles, respectively, in the AITA Ranking JVPG Anirudh Desai All-India Open Tennis Tournament 2018 here.

  • OVL, partners buy 10% stake in Abu Dhabi oilfield for Rs 3,862 cr

    Abu Dhabi/New Delhi : ONGC Videsh and its partners have acquired a 10 per cent stake in a large offshore oilfield in Abu Dhabi for $600 million (approximately Rs 3,862.42 crore), the first time any Indian company has set foot in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE).

  • Rain breaks, chances to Miller cost us the game, says Dhawan

    Johannesburg : Opener Shikhar Dhawan said twin rain breaks coupled with reprieves to David Miller cost India dearly as South Africa brought an halt to the visitor’s rampaging ODI run with a five-wicket win in the fourth ODI.

  • Renuka hits back at Modi, says no GST on laughter

    Panaji : Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “Ramayana” jibe at her in Parliament, Congress MP Renuka Chowdhury on Sunday said there was no GST on laughter and that she did not need anyone’s permission to laugh.

  • Darwin Week to prove theory of evolution

    New Delhi : To remove the ‘doubts being planted in the minds of the common people” about the theory of evolution, and demonstrate with evidence how humans evolved from apes, scientists from across the country are celebrating ‘Darwin Week’ from Monday.

  • ‘Surprised India ignored Bhuvi and Bumrah’

    Johannesburg : India did not bowl Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah at the death in the fourth ODI and instead opted for the wrist-spinners, a move that backfired and South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen said he was surprised by the decision.

  • SBI wrote off Rs 20k-cr bad loans in FY17

    New Delhi : The country’s largest lender, the State Bank of India (SBI), wrote off bad loans worth Rs 20,339 crore in financial year 2016-17, the highest among all the public-sector banks, which logged a collective write-off of Rs 81,683 crore for the fiscal.

  • All 71 on board Russian plane killed in crash

    The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and crashed in the Ramensky district on the outskirts of Moscow.

  • Gold medals for Devinder, Sonia

    Jakarta : India won two gold, three silver and bronzes on the opening day of the Asian Games invitational athletics test event here.  Javelin thrower Devinder Kang recorded 75.87m to finish with a gold. Sonia Baishya added a gold in the women’s 400m.

  • EV sales to grow double digit till 2020

    New Delhi : Electric vehicle (EV) sales in India are expected to witness a double-digit growth till 2020, fuelled by government measures for the sector and reducing battery prices, among others, according to a joint study by Assocham and global advisory services firm EY.