Free Press Journal
  • Sharif’s wife loses her battle to cancer

    London/Islamabad : Begum Kulsoom, the wife of Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died Tuesday in London after a long battle with cancer, her family said.

  • Indian eves trounce Sri Lanka by 9 wkts

    Galle : India produced a clinical performance to register a convincing nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the ICC Women’s Championship here Tuesday. India women produced an incisive bowling effort to bundle out Sri Lanka women for a meagre 98 in 35.1 overs after the home side opted to bat first and then chased down the target with consummate ease, reaching 100 in 19.5 overs for the loss

  • Telangana bus tragedy: Death toll mounts to 57

    Hyderabad : An overcrowded state-run bus swerved off the road and hurtled down the hillside into a valley in Telangana’s Jagtial district Tuesday, killing 57 people and wounding around 30 others in one of the worst highway tragedies in the state, police said.

  • Bawne cameo helps India ‘A’ level series

    Bengaluru : Ankit Bawne’s 18-ball-28 ensured a thrilling six-wicket victory for India ‘A’ against Australia ‘A’ in the second ‘Test’ after Krishnappa Gowtham and Kuldeep Yadav set-up with fine bowling performance.

  • Trump writes warm letter to Kim, wants to meet him again

    Washington : North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has written a “very warm” letter to US President Donald Trump requesting him for a second meeting, the White House has said, asserting that it is open to the idea and is already in the process of preparing ground for the high-profile summit.

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    Nun seeks justice from Vatican in rape case

    Kottayam/Kochi : A nun who has accused a Roman Catholic Bishop of raping her has petitioned the Vatican representative in India alleging that the clergyman was using “political and money power” to bury the case and sought his removal from the post.

  • Australian cartoonist under fire for Serena Williams sketch

    London : Harry Potter author JK Rowling has joined several celebrities in criticising an Australian cartoonist for his “racist and sexist” caricature of tennis superstar Serena Williams at the US Open.

  • Russia begins  its biggest military show

    Moscow: Russia on Tuesday began its biggest military exercises since Cold War, with the participation of around 300,000 troops, the Defence Ministry said. Members of the Eastern and Central military districts as well as ships of the Pacific and Northern Fleets, the Airborne Force, more than 1,000 aircraft and around 36,000 tanks would take part in the Vostok-2018 exercises. “When planning the manoeuvres, we performed all the obligations pursuant to the agreement

  • Junior shooters add silver, bronze medals to India’s tally

    Changwon (South Korea) : India’s junior shooters scaled another high by delivering the country’s first set of skeet medals at the ISSF World Championships — a men’s team silver and an individual bronze by Gurnihal Singh Garcha here Tuesday.

  • Cong, TDP, CPI form alliance in Telangana

    Hyderabad : In a major development, opposition Congress, TDP and CPI on Tuesday joined hands to form a grand alliance to take on the ruling TRS in Telangana in the ensuing Assembly elections.

  • HC sends ex-IPS Bhatt to 10-day police custody

    Gandhinagar : The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday remanded former DIG, Sanjiv Bhatt to ten days police custody in an over two decade old narcotics case.

  • PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy through to second round

    Tokyo : Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu had to toil hard even as  Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy scored easy victories to progress to the second round of their respective events at the Japan Open, on Tuesday.

  • Andre Silva lifts Portugal past Italy

    Lisbon : Andre Silva scored the only goal as European champions Portugal — without superstar Cristiano Ronaldo — got their Nations League campaign off the mark with a 1-0 win over Italy in Lisbon.

  • Thane district gets ad-hoc committee for football

    Thane : The Western India Football Association (WIFA) has formed an ad-hoc committee for Thane district, which will help players of the region and also develop the sport, it was stated here Tuesday.

  • Charged up Thakkar puts an end Sanghvi’s fine run

    Pune : Local contender Vignesh Sanghvi’s brilliant run came to a grinding halt as he was unable to match to the superiority of Mumbai’s Rishabh Thakkar, who romped to a fluent 3-1 victory in a Senior Billiards best-of-5-frames (race to 100 points) quarter-final match of the Maharashtra State Senior Snooker & Billiards Selection (leg-1) Championship 2018 and played at the Poona Club and Deccan Gymkhana.

  • Loyalty, group discount for IBVVMM

    Mumbai : Online registrations for the 8th edition of the Indiabulls Home Loans Vasai Virar Mayor’s Marathon (IBVVMM), to be held on December 9, have begun and a loyalty discount of 10 per cent is being offered to runners who have participated in the last two editions of the event. In addition, a group discount for 25 members and above is also being offered.