Free Press Journal
  • Sharapova succumbs to Muguruza

    Spanish third seed condemns Russian star to a worst Grand Slam loss in six years and enters semis.

  • Djokovic uncertain about Wimbledon

    Paris : Former World No. 1 Novak Djokovic left it uncertain whether to play on grass following his loss to Italian underdog Marco Cecchinato at the French Open.

  • Sugar mills get govt relief of Rs 8,500-cr

    New Delhi : The Centre on Wednesday announced a Rs 8,500 crore package to boost farmers’ income by creating a buffer stock for sugar, enhancing ethanol production capacity and fixing a minimum selling price to cut mill losses.

  • British-Pakistani woman scribe abducted, freed

     Lahore : A prominent British-Pakistani journalist and activist, known for criticising the powerful military, was briefly abducted by unidentified men here, but was later released as netizens took to social media blaming the intelligence agencies for her forced disappearance.

  • UP on alert Security beefed up after terror threat

    Mathura: Security has been beefed up across Uttar Pradesh following threats received from the Pakistan-based militant organization, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

  • Norms ready for time-bound closure for sick state firms

    New Delhi : The government approved revised guidelines on time-bound closure of sick and loss-making central public sector enterprises and disposal of their movable and immovable assets. The move is expected to reduce delays in implementation of closure plans for loss-making PSUs. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister. The guidelines accord first priority for utilisation of available land parcels of CPSEs under

  • Trump aide fired for joking on cancer-stricken McCain

    Washington : Donald Trump has sacked an aide who said cancer-stricken Senator John McCain’s opposition to a presidential nominee did not matter because “he’s dying anyway,” the White House announced onn Wednesday.

  • Five charged over tennis match-fixing

    Brussels : Five Armenians have been charged in Belgium with corruption, money laundering and other crimes as part of a major international investigation into match-fixing in tennis, Belgian federal prosecutors said on Wednesday.

  • Analytica former head to testify

    London: The former head of the defunct political consultant Cambridge Analytica is due to testify to British lawmakers investigating the use of Facebook data in election campaigns.

  • Rahul sounds poll bugle with farmers as sounding board

    Mandsaur : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday promised to waive farmers’ loans in Madhya Pradesh within 10 days if his party comes to power, and slammed the Centre and the state governments for the plight of the agriculturists.

  • World Bank pegs India growth at 7.3% this fiscal

    Washington : India’s economy will see a robust growth of 7.3 per cent this year and 7.5 per cent for the next two as “factors holding back growth in India fade”, the World Bank has forecast, allowing the country to retain the tag as the world’s fastest growing major emerging economy.

  • Bangladesh shock India by 7 wickets to earn maiden win

    Kuala Lumpur : Bangladesh took full advantage of a complacent India as they recorded a comfortable seven-wicket victory in the Women’s Asia Cup T20 competition here  on Wednesday.

  • BCCI to continue with neutral curators

    New Delhi : Encouraged by the positive feedback during the last domestic season, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will continue with neutral curators in the upcoming 2018-19 Ranji Trophy, a move that also scuttled the home state associations’ habit of preparing pitches as per their wishes.

  • Markets cheer rate hike move

    Mumbai: Reversing a three-session slump, the BSE Sensex surged almost 276 points on Wednesday even as the RBI hiked the policy rate after a four-year pause on inflation concerns but maintained its neutral stance.  Investors took heart from the central bank retaining its GDP growth forecast for 2018-19 at 7.4 per cent on hopes of higher investments and consumption, brokers said. A strengthening rupee and positive trend in global markets further bolstered

  • Tell-all memoir by Imran wife may derail his plans

    London/Lahore : A tell-all memoir by Imran Khan’s second wife is causing uproar in Pakistan and threatens to derail the former cricketer’s campaign to be elected prime minister next month, media reports said.

  • Shared data with Huawei, 3 other Chinese firms: FB

    New York : Facebook has admitted sharing users’ data with Chinese company Huawei – facing the heat in the US over data privacy concerns – along with three other China-based smartphone makers Lenovo, OPPO and TCL.

  • Industry sees rate hike hurting growth recovery

    New Delhi : The RBI’s decision to increase the key lending rate by 25 basis points will hurt India’s  growth prospects and hit business sentiment, the industry said today, and exhorted the central bank to revert to the policy of benign interest rates.

  • UK hate crime: Mosque, Sikh temple set on fire

     London : A popular Gurdwara and a Mosque were set on fire in arson attacks at the same time in English city of Leeds with the police treating them as hate crimes, according to media report on Wednesday.