Free Press Journal
  • Chennai: Tamil magazine Nakheeran’s editor R Gopal arrested

    Chennai: Veteran Tamil journalist and publisher Nakkeeran Gopal was on Tuesday detained by Chennai police at the airport over a complaint filed by Governor Banwarilal Purohit’s office over his publication’s reportage on the Nirmala Devi case. Chief Editor of a Tamil bi-weekly magazine ‘Nakkeeran,’ Gopal was detained around 8.15 am from the Chennai airport. He was reportedly travelling to Pune to attend an event.

  • 5G Testbed to be fully operational by 2021

    Chennai: Over 300 people would be industry-ready and trained in 5G technology with a Central-government funded ‘5G test bed’ becoming fully operational by 2021, national coordinator of the project Bhaskar Ramamurthi has said. Ramamurthi, a professor of communication technology and also IIT-Madras director, said the first version of the ‘test bed’ would be ready by 2019-end and the final version by 2021. “Already nearly 170 people are working on this.

  • Jayalalithaa death: Apollo names four cops who asked to switch off CCTV cameras

    Chennai: Chennai’s Apollo Hospital has submitted a five-page affidavit to the Justice A Arumughaswamy Commission of Inquiry informing that four police officials had requested CCTV cameras to be switched off during the hospitalisation of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.

  • Focus on strikers as Chennaiyin face Goa

    Chennai: Chennaiyin FC will be aiming to make a course correction after their opening round loss to Bengaluru FC when they take on FC Goa in an Indian Super League encounter on Saturday. John Gregory’s men created a few chances but were largely disappointing their 0-1 loss to Bengaluru and the coach would expect his strikers to up the ante against the Gaurs.

  • 2017 secret meeting between O Panneerselvam and TTV Dinakaran rattles AIADMK

    Chennai: The ruling AIADMK was on Friday rattled by the confession of party coordinator and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam that he had indeed secretly met rebel leader TTV Dinakaran in July last year at the height of reunification moves within the AIADMK. Panneerselvam admitted to the meeting after Dinakaran at a press conference earlier in the day spilled the beans saying the former had not only met him last year but

  • Vijay Hazare Trophy: Tamil Nadu registers crushing victoy over Tripura; Haryana defeats Gujarat

    Chennai: Haryana defeated Gujarat by 44 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group ‘C’ league here on Wednesday while Tamil Nadu registered a crushing eight-wicket win over Tripura. In the Haryana-Gujarat match, the former made 247 for 7 in 50 overs with Himanshu Rana hitting 67. In reply, Gujarat lost opener Priyank Panchal (2) off the third ball of the innings. The Haryana spinners kept the Gujarat batsmen on a leash

  • Chennai: Woman commits suicide after husband justifies extra-marital affair citing SC judgment on adultery

    A woman in Chennai’s MGR Nagar committed suicide after her husband allegedly justified his extramarital affair by quoting the recent Supreme Court’s verdict on adultery. According to TOI, the victim, Pushpalatha, was married to John Paul Franklin, two years ago. The couple also has a child together. They are said to have married each other despite the strong opposition they faced from their families.

  • Shankar slams ton in TN’s win over Assam

    Chennai : Tamil Nadu skipper Vijay Shankar made an impressive return from injury by smashing a blistering 99-ball 129 inclusive of seven sixes to power the team to a comprehensive 130-run win over Assam in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group ‘C’ league here on Thursday.

  • TN BJP chief nominates PM Modi for Nobel Peace Prize

    CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2019 by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tamil Nadu president Dr. Tamilisai Soundarajan.

  • Indrajith’s century in vain as TN go down to Jharkhand

    Chennai : Skipper Baba Indrajith’s superb knock of 101 went in vain as Tamil Naduwent down to Jharkhand by eight runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite ‘C’ league here on Tuesday.

  • Skipper Ishan slams ton in Jharkhand’s triumph

    Chennai : Skipper Ishan Kishan’s blistering knock of 139 (91 ball), studded with 12 fours and nine sixes, powered Jharkhand to an eight-wicket win over Assam in a Vijay Hazare Trophy Elite Group ‘C’ match here on Monday.

  • Sterlite plant would not be re-opened: TN govt

    Chennai : The Tamil Nadu government Saturday asserted that the Sterlite Industries’ plant in Tuticorin would not be re-opened as its policy decision to seal the Vedanta Ltd unit was in line with people’s sentiments.

  • Vaishali, India’s first Braille chess player at World Chess Olympiad

    Chennai : Blind chess player Vaishali Narendra Salavkar will become the first Indian female to be part of the International Braille Chess Association (IBCA) team at the world chess Olympiad, starting September 23 at Batumi in Georgia, a top IBCA official said.

  • Shahbaz Nadeem breaks List ‘A’ bowling world record

    Chennai : Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem on Thursday broke a two-decade-old world record for best bowling figures in List ‘A’ cricket, with an incredible haul of 8-10 against Rajasthan in the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group ‘C’ match.

  • Vijay Amritraj elected as TNTA President

    Chennai : India’s tennis legend Vijay Amritraj was Thursday elected the new president of the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA) at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Madras Cricket Club here.

  • Tuticorin: TN rejects Centre’s groundwater contamination report

    Chennai : The Tamil Nadu government has rejected the Centre’s report on groundwater contamination in Tuticorin in the backdrop of the Sterlite controversy, saying it was “absolutely vague” and seemed to support the Vedanta Ltd unit which was “totally unwarranted”.

  • Indian Army cruise past MHA 5-1

    Chennai : Indian Navy defeated Bengaluru Hockey Association 2-1 to notch up its second straight win in Pool ‘B’ in the 92nd All-India MCC Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament here Friday.

  • Railways beat MHA in Murugappa Gold Cup hockey

    Chennai : Indian Railways defeated Mumbai Hockey Association 2-1 in a Pool ‘A’ game in the 92nd All-India MCC – Murugappa Gold Cup hockey tournament here Thursday.

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