Free Press Journal
  • Deadlock in Sweden as far-right gains

    Stockholm : Sweden faced political deadlock on Monday after the far-right made gains in legislative elections that left the question of who will form the next government up in the air. The prime minister is usually the leader of the party with the most votes, but Sweden’s fragmented political landscape after Sunday’s election makes it impossible to predict who will form the next government.

  • Champion Djokovic: I owe Federer, Nadal

    New York : Novak Djokovic was thrilled to match Pete Sampras with a 14th Grand Slam title at the US Open, but he said it’s Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have made him the player he is. “Pete Sampras is one of the biggest legends ever to play the game,” Djokovic said after earning a third US Open crown with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 win over Juan Martin del Potro.

  • Reminder sent to Interpol for Choksi RCN

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sent a reminder to Interpol about its application seeking a red corner notice against absconding jeweller Mehul Choksi in connection with the PNB money laundering case, officials said. They said a detailed request for issuance of the arrest warrant against Choksi by the global police body was sent in June, soon after the ED filed a charge sheet against him in a Mumbai court. The

  • Fears of ‘2nd Chemnitz’ as Afghans held over German man’s death

     Koeten : Around 2,500 people marched in a far-right demonstration in eastern Germany on Sunday after a German man died following a fight with two Afghans, as officials pleaded for calm to avoid the anti-foreigner unrest that has shaken Chemnitz.

  • 89-yr-old freedom fighter aspires to complete PhD

    Koppal (Karnataka): It is said that learning has no age bar and this statement goes perfectly well with a man from Karnataka’s Koppal, who aspires to complete his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree at the age of 89.

  • Florence likely to head to US

    Miami : Hurricane Florence is expected to become a dangerous “major hurricane” by late Monday as it heads toward the US East Coast, the National Hurricane Centre said, as states of emergency were declared in preparation for the storm. The centre of Florence was located about 1,100 kms southeast of Bermuda, the NHC in its 0300 GMT Monday advisory. Florence had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, making it a Category 1

  • Ravindra Jadeja is exceptional: Farbrace

    London : India’s Ravindra Jadeja is an exceptional cricketer and England are happy that he featured only in the fifth and final Test, said the home team’s assistant coach Paul Farbrace. Coming into bat at No. 8, Jadeja scored his ninth Test half-century to rescue India from 160-6 to 292 in the first innings.

  • Abu Dhabi fund, GIC vie for stake in Reliance Home Fin

    New Delhi : No-frills airline SpiceJet will launch its dedicated air cargo services from September 18. The carrier, which is working on ambitious business plans, on Monday said it would operate the cargo services under the brand name ‘SpiceXpress’ and has a detailed plan for domestic as well as international routes. SpiceJet would be the first schedule domestic airline to start dedicated air cargo services in India.

  • Karti asked to reply to ED plea by Sept 18

    New Delhi : Delhi’s Patiala House court on Monday issued notice to Karti Chidambaram on the Enforcement Directorate’s plea seeking cancellation of interim bail granted to him, and sought a reply from him by September 18.

  • In a first, India refuels Tejas fighter midair

    Bengaluru : In a first, India’s defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Monday refuelled a Tejas fighter aircraft midair over Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, said the company here.

  • New Aussie PM faces wipeout: Opinion poll

    Canberra : Australia’s governing Liberal-National Party coalition is facing a landslide defeat in the upcoming general election, according to a leading opinion poll. The Newspoll was released on Sunday night and said the coalition trailed the Australian Labour Party (ALP) 44-56 on a two-party preferred basis.

  • ICICI files insolvency plea against Jaiprakash

    New Delhi : Private sector lender ICICI Bank has filed insolvency petition against Jaiprakash Associates before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).