Free Press Journal
  • Rooney named United captain

    London: Wayne Rooney has been named Manchester United captain by new manager Louis van Gaal. The England striker succeeds Nemanja Vidic after the Serbia defender left United at the end of last season to join Inter Milan.

  • Subversion calls for strong-arm tactics

    With a strong and decisive leader like Narendra Modi at the country’s helm, it would be in the fitness of things if the law against seditious writings and rhetoric is implemented in letter and spirit. In fact, the law itself must be strengthened. There cannot be open licence for secessionists to go about propagating a revolt against the state.

  • Brazil presidential candidate dies in jet crash

    Santos (Brazil) : Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos, a contender to unseat President Dilma Rousseff in October, died on Wednesday when his jet crashed into a residential area, media network Globo said, reports AFP. Campos, a socialist who has been running third in the polls, was on board a jet that crashed into a gym and houses in the city of Santos, breaking into pieces and sparking a large fire, Globo reported.

  • Somdev to spearhead Davis Cup Campaign

    New Delhi: In the absence of Leander Paes, Somdev Devvarman will be spearheading the Indian campaign in the Davis Cup World Group play-off against 2013 finalists Serbia in Bangalore September 12-14.

  • Govt rushes to RS with bills

    NEW DELHI: Within two hours of the Lok Sabha passing the judicial appointment bill and the related Constitution amendment bill on Wednesday, the government rushed to the Rajya Sabha but it had to struggle for almost two hours to overcome procedural objections before Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad could introduce the Constitution Bill late in the evening and the debate began immediately.

  • Hrithik to start working on ‘MOHENJO DARO’ in Oct?

    Disney India’s Studio business and Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt. Ltd (AGPPL) have collaborated again for the period drama MOHENJO DARO, after Hrithik-Aishwarya starrer JODHAA AKBAR. It’s known that MOHENJO DARO, which would be directed by filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, has Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde in the lead roles. And now the news is that the film is all set to go on floors in October this year with its first shoot schedule

  • Krisha steals honours in table tennis

    Mumbai :  Krisha Agarwal registered exciting back-to-back wins to storm into the sub junior girls final and junior girls’ semi-finals, in The Malabar Hill Club 3 Star Mumbai City District Table Tennis Tournament on Wednesday.

  • UN calls for global support in Ebola fight

    United Nations : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday called for a coordinated international response to the Ebola outbreak and appointed Britain’s David Nabarro as the world body’s coordinator in its fight against the deadly disease, reports IANS.

  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar

    Sushil may skip World C’ship, Asian Games

    New Delhi: His eyes firmly trained on the 2016 Rio Games, two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, in all probability, will skip the upcoming World Championship as well as the Asian Games slated to be held next month, as he now wants to win a gold in the biggest sporting event.

  • Grand old party of status quoists

    It doesn’t need to be told. It is there for all to see. The Congress is in grave trouble. And most naturally and inevitably. The defeat in the general elections wasn’t just a defeat. It was a disaster and a catastrophe and it may take a long, long time for the party to recover from it. And for all we know by the time it recovers the Gandhi family may be quietly

  • Pak braces for major anti-govt protests

    Islamabad : Nearly 25,000 police and paramilitary forces were deployed, barricades were put on major roads and mobile phone service shut down in the Pakistani capital as the government braced for Thursday’s opposition rallies demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and fresh elections. The Army which has already been handed over the security of capital for three months has also been asked to guard key government installations, reports PTI.

  • SC rejects Gujarat officer’s plea to transfer cases

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court (SC) refused on Wednesday to transfer probes in five cases against suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma from Gujarat Police to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

  • Sports Ministry wants BCCI under RTI

    New Delhi: Despite open defiance by the BCCI, the government Wednesday said it wanted to bring the powerful cricket body under the ambit of the Right to Information (RTI) Act.

  • Sushma to visit Singapore to take forward smart cities plan

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious plan to build 100 smart cities would get a fillip during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s visit to Singapore Aug 15-17 as the island nation has offered to help India with it.

  • Mouth bacteria change diet as per body health

    New York : In what could lead to better ways to prevent or even reverse the gum disease periodontitis and diabetes, researchers have found that bacteria inside your mouth drastically change how they act when you are sick.

  • Time limit set for processing work requests related to SEZs

    New Delhi:  The government prescribed a time limit for disposal of various activities related to special economic zones to ensure smooth functioning and ease of doing business in SEZs.  According to the commerce ministry, time limit for examination of the proposals for setting up of SEZs including site inspection of land and sending to the Department is 15 days, while examination of the proposal for change of sector

  • Bulls end U Mumba winning streak

    Pune: Bengaluru Bulls handed U Mumba handed their first loss of the Pro Kabaddi League on Wednesday.