Free Press Journal
  • Indian eves suffer first defeat in South Korea

    Seoul : Indian women’s hockey team suffered its first defeat in the tour of South Korea after it lost 1-2 against the hosts in a hard-fought third game of the five-match series here on Thursday.

  • Cong turns gun on defence minister over gold scam

    New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday accused the Modi government of benefiting the companies of absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi by lifting on November 28, 2014 all restrictions on the gold import slapped in August 2013.

  • One killed, another student hurt in school shooting

    Birmingham (US) : A 17-year-old girl has been killed in a shooting at dismissal time at an Alabama high school and another 17-year-old male student has been injured, authorities said.

  • Women’s reservation in focus on Women’s Day

    New Delhi : Cutting across party lines, members of the Rajya Sabha on Thursday pressed for an early enactment of the women’s reservation bill pending in the Lok Sabha since after it was passed by their House in December 2010 to reserve 33% seats in Lok Sabha and Assemblies for women.

  • Florida passes bill to restrict guns, arm some teachers

    Miami : The US state of Florida, scene of America’s latest school shooting, has passed bill that raises the minimum age to buy firearms to 21 while funding a program that allows some teachers and school employees to be armed.

  • Female foeticide a matter of ‘deep shame’: PM

    Jhunjhunu : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that female foeticide was a matter of “deep shame” and mothers-in-law should take the lead to protect the girl child.

  • India need big win over Ireland to keep hopes alive

    Ipoh (Malaysia) : A young and inexperienced Indian hockey team will be eyeing a big win over Ireland and favourable results in other matches to keep alive its slim hopes of qualifying for the Azlan Shah Cup final, here on Friday.

  • Student politics: Haasan IS on a different pitch from Rajini’s

    Chennai : Makkal Neethi Mayyam founder president Kamal Haasan on Thursday asked students to keep tabs on politics as it could change one’s life, a pitch different from that of his co-star and aspiring politician Rajinikanth.

  • Shooter Anish Bhanwala shines at World Cup

    Guadalajara (Mexico) : Indian teenager Anish Bhanwala stood third after the first qualifying round of the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol event at the Shooting World Cup here.

  • Fresh violence erupts in Kandy, 81 suspects arrested

    Colombo : Fresh violence erupted in Muslim neighbourhoods in Sri Lanka’s hilly central district on Thursday where communal clashes have destroyed shops and homes, on a day when President Maithripala Sirisena divested the law and order portfolio from Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

  • Chandigarh Chandnees clinch Women’s Premier League T20 title

     Mumbai : A dominant all-round performance by Chandigarh Chandnees helped them secure a convincing 41-run win over Madhya Pradesh Magicians, in the final of the inaugural Optimum Nutrition ‘Women Premier T20 League’, organised by Vile Parle Cultural Centre, with support from the Women’s Cricket Association of India, here at the MIG Cricket Club ground on Wednesday.

  • Spy Story: UK races to find source of poison

    London : British detectives on Thursday scrambled to find the source of the nerve agent used in the attempted murder of a Russian former double-agent and his daughter.

  • PNB may be given 1 year to make provision against Rs 12k-cr fraud

    New Delhi : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may provide four quarters to Punjab National Bank (PNB) for making provisions against the country’s biggest ever banking fraud of Rs 12,646 crore allegedly masterminded by billionaire diamantaire Nirav Modi.

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    Will consider moving review plea in Apex Court, says Hadiya’s father

    Kochi : K M Asokan, father of alleged love jihad victim Hadiya, on Thursday said he would consider moving a review petition in the Supreme Court against its judgement setting aside a Kerala High Court order annulling her marriage with a Muslim man.

  • Karti shifts petition from SC to High Court for Friday hearing

    New Delhi : Karti Chidambaram, son of former union finance minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram, on Thursday shifted his petition from the Supreme Court to Delhi High Court to stop his possible arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the INX Media case after the Bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra directed the High Court chief justice to constitute a Bench to hear his prayer for interim relief

  • UN Women chief: Sex abuse cases tip of iceberg

    United Nations : The head of the UN agency promoting equality for women says the global spotlight on sexual harassment and abuse and the punishment of some powerful men who had been “untouchable” is an important moment but it’s just “a tip of an iceberg.”

  • Minerva script memorable I-League triumph

    Panchukula : Minerva Punjab on Thursday triumphed against all odds less than a year after a miracle by another underdogs Aizawl FC, concluding an I-League season peppered with twists and turns never seen or felt before.