Free Press Journal
  • Italy seeks resignations as bridge toll reaches 39

    Rome : The Italian government on Wednesday demanded the resignation of the heads of the company that manages the country’s highways, after the toll in Genoa city’s bridge collapse rose to 39, with rescuers continuing their search for possible survivors.

  • Milan Club, Fleetfooters  to clash for BPFL title

    Mumbai : Milan Club showed good understanding and strong fighting qualities as they recovered from an early deficit to charge past Maryland United by a 3-1 margin in a semi-final match of the third Borivali Premier Football League (BPFL), conducted by the Borivali Sports Foundation under the auspices of the MDFA and played at the St. Francis D’Assisi High School ground, Borivali (West).

  • History-chasing pugilist Vikas feels no pressure

    New Delhi : A medal is not the only thing on accomplished Indian boxer Vikas Krishan’s mind heading into the Asian Games, where a podium finish would ensure his name in the history books for an unparalleled feat.

  • Gary Stead named Kiwi coach

    Wellington : New Zealand Cricket appointed former Test batsman Gary Stead as the new Black Caps coach on Wednesday, with pundits describing him as a steady pair of hands to replace predecessor Mike Hesson.

  • PM speech ‘hollow’, should have spoken ‘truth’ in last I-DAY address: Congress

    New Delhi : The Congress on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should have spoken “the truth” in the last Independence Day address of his term instead of making a “hollow” speech and urged him to accept party chief Rahul Gandhi’s challenge of a debate on issues such as corruption, mob lynching and Chinese incursions.

  • Karuna was responsible for CMs unfurling tricolour

    CHENNAI: Late DMK President M. Karunanidhi was responsible for state CMs unfurling the national flag on the occasion of Independence Day. After India got independence, only the Governors unfurled the national flag on Republic Day and Independence Day.

  • K’taka rains: High alert in 5 districts

    BENGALURU: With heavy rains expected in many parts of the state, Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy on Wednesday directed collectors of various districts to be on their toes to combat any untoward situation.

  • Deoria shelter home abuse: SP shunted out

    LUCKNOW: Taking strong note of the Deoria shelter home abuse case, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday shunted out Superintendent of Police Rohan P Kanay and initiated departmental action against him.

  • PM resumes trend of delivering long speeches

    New Delhi : After delivering his shortest Independence Day speech last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi resumed his trend of delivering long speeches and spoke for over 80 minutes while addressing the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort.

  • 20 cultural centres to be named after Vivekananda in China

    Beijing: Over 20 cultural centres at India’s missions across the world will be named after Swami Vivekananda, the ICCR has said. As part of the project, the Indian Cultural Centre at Indian embassy in Beijing on the eve of the I-Day was renamed as the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre.

  • New name, new logo, same old drive and values – Garware Technical Fibres

    Newly-rebranded Garware Technical Fibres, former Garware Wall Ropes that was established in 1976, has come a long way. The company takes pride in the manner in which it was set up by Padmashree Abasaheb Garware, grandfather of the present chairman and managing director Vayu Garware. 

  • Nihal Sarin becomes 53rd Grand Master of India

    Abu Dhabi : International Master Nihal Sarin on Thursdday became the 53rd Grandmaster of India despite losing his final round game to Richard Rapport of Hungary in the ninth and final round of Abu Dhabi Masters here.

  • Unseeded Yash Fadte, Chaitanya Shah enter squash finals

    Mumbai: Chaitanya Shah of Mumbai scripted a fairy-tale win over top seed and India No.1 Tushar Shahani 11-6, 4-11, 14-12, 11-6 in a U-19 semi-final match of the  3rd Indian Classic Junior Open Squash Tournament, organised under the aegis of SRFI and SRAM and sponsored by JSW and Raheja Vivarea at the Bombay Gymkhana glass-back squash courts on Wednesday.

  • Tennis world to vote on Davis Cup shake-up

    Los Angeles : The most radical overhaul in the 118-year history of the Davis Cup could be given the green light on Thursday as the tennis world gathers in Florida to vote on sweeping reforms which have divided the sport.