Free Press Journal
  • Quakes rattle NW Pakistan, nine children injured

     Peshawar : Two strong earthquakes with one measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale  on Wednesday jolted parts of northwest Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province,  injuring at least nine children and causing panic among the residents.

  • Rising crude takes toll on rupee

    Mumbai : The rupee on Wednesday tumbled to a low of 67.48 before closing at fresh 15-month low of 67.27, down by 19 paise against the greenback, due to growing concerns over surging crude prices and foreign capital outflows.

  • Clarke ‘surprised’ by Kohli’s decison to skip Afghan Test

    Kolkata : Australia’s World Cup winning captain Michael Clarke said on Wednesday he is “surprised” by Virat Kohli’s decision to skip India’s one-off Test against Afghanistan next month in order to play for English county side Surrey and prepare better for India’s long tour of England.

  • ‘Indian students dominate London varsities’

    London :  London was on Wednesday ranked as the top city for students in the world, with Indian students making up the fourth-largest category.

  • FIFA fines Russia after fans racially abuse France players

    Geneva : Five weeks before the World Cup kicks off, FIFA fined the Russian soccer federation 30,000 Swiss francs because fans racially abused France players during a game in St Petersburg.

  • Shuttler Praneeth has it easy

    Sydney : India’s B. Sai Praneeth defeated Misha Zilberman of Israel in straight games in the opening round of the Australian Open badminton tournament here on Wednesday.

  • Tinkle Star clinches Madanpura League

    Mumbai : Tinkle Star clinched the title of Madanpura Football League – oraganised by Samajwadi Party leader, Rais Shaikh with a comfortable 2-0 victory against Agripada Youth Club in the final, which was witnessed by thousands of spectators, at the Madanpura football ground recently.

  • PSG wins 4th straight French Cup in style

    Saint-Denis : Paris Saint-Germain hoisted the French Cup for a fourth consecutive year after a 2-0 victory over third-division side Les Herbiers.

  • ‘I will continue to shoot in juniors for next 4 years’

    New Delhi : A chock-a-block international calendar and a looming burnout threat notwithstanding, teen sensation Manu Bhaker on Wednesday said she will continue to shoot in junior events for the next four years, apart from simultaneously competing in the senior shooting tournaments.

  • India can win medal in Asiad: Paddler Sathiyan

    Mumbai : Paddler G Sathiyan, who was part of the men’s team that won the gold medal in last month’s Commonwealth Games, has set his eyes on the Asian Games in August with much tougher teams to compete against.