Free Press Journal
  • Obama invokes Vivekananda, calls out to ‘Sisters and brothers of India’

    New Delhi: Recalling the historic address of Indian savant Swami Vivekananda, US President Barack Obama Tuesday began his town hall meeting at the Siri Fort Auditorium with the invocation “Sisters and Brothers of India” and talked about how the philosopher-sage introduced Hinduism and yoga to America in a city that was his hometown.

  • Robin Van Persie unsure of new Manchester United deal

    London: Robin van Persie admits his form has been poor this season and says he does not know if Manchester United will keep him after his contract ends in 18 months. Van Persie’s close relationship with Louis van Gaal was tested to the limit in the first half of the campaign and the United manager considered dropping him after a “very bad game” against Arsenal in November, reports

  • Family of missing Mexican scribe seeks DNA evidence

    Mexico City The family of a Mexican reporter who has been missing since Jan 2 and was declared dead by the authorities, has asked for DNA proof of his identity, a media report said Tuesday.

  • Paris Saint Germain

    Retired footballer Pauleta believes PSG capable of ousting Chelsea in CL

    Paris: Retired Portugal football star Pauleta said his former club Paris Saint-Germain is capable of beating Chelsea in the upcoming Champions League last-16 encounter. The 41-year-old, who bid PSG farewell in 2008 after spending five years with Les Parisiens, said Monday he was confident that Laurent Blanc’s side can turn the table around after being beaten by the the London club in last season’s quarterfinals, reports Xinhua.

  • Australia confident ahead of Asian Cup semifinal

    Canberra: Hosts Australia are confident they can defeat the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday night and progress to their second consecutive AFC Asian Cup final, according to manager Ange Postecoglou and captain Mile Jedinak. Australia have enjoyed a relatively successful campaign thus far, with a 0-1 defeat to South Korea in their final group match the only blip following four matches, reports Xinhua.

  • Lucas Silva

    Dream come true to join Real Madrid: Lucas Silva

    Madrid: Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva, who was presented as a Real Madrid player at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium by club chairman Florentino Perez, said it was his dream come true. Lucas posed with club directors at the event Monday holding his new shirt with the number 16.

  • Kevin Pietersen

    Even English counties don’t want Kevin Pietersen to bat for them

    London: Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen dealt a blow in his hopes of returning to the national Test squad after domestic side Surrey all but ruled out a return for him. The South-African born batsman was de-registered by the county club three months ago and has now reportedly been told that he won’t be offered a return.

  • Neymar, Messi

    Neymar attributes good form to friend Lionel Messi

    Barcelona: Brazilian forward Neymar da Silva has attributed a part of his good form this season to a strong relationship with Argentine star player and Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi. “When you are good friends and have a good relationship off the pitch, everything flows. My friendship with Leo is very strong and that shows on the pitch,” Neymar said Monday.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo faces potential 12-match ban for punching opponent

    London: Portugal football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo could reportedly be banned for almost twelve matches after being sent off for punching an opponent during Real Madrid’s La Liga clash against Cordoba. The World Player of the Year kicked and hit out at Cordoba defender Edimar and was shown a straight red card during Saturday’s La Liga clash.

  • Salgaocar FC look to bounce back in Hero I-League

    Margao: Salgaocar FC will look to bounce back after suffering a reverse in their last game, as they gear up to take on Mohun Bagan in the Hero I-League here tomorrow. Salgaocar FC, who suffered their first defeat – against Royal Wahingdoh 0-1 in their last match, remains on one point from two matches. While Bagan who won their opening encounter against Mumbai FC and have three points.

  • Rafael Nadal out of Australian Open

    Melbourne: ‘Clay King’ Rafael Nadal suffered a straight-sets quarterfinal loss against Czech tennis ace Tomas Berdych, who ended a 17-match losing streak against the Spaniard to reach the Australian Open semifinals. Seventh seed Berdych thrashed Nadal 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (7-5) and would next face Andy Murray or Nick Kyrgios in the last four. An 18th successive defeat for Berdych would have helped Nadal set a new record for men’s tennis.

  • Brain

    Brain’s on-off thirst switch identified

    Washington:  Scientists have identified neurons that trigger our sense of thirst and those that turn it off. For years, researchers have suspected that thirst is regulated by neurons in the subfornical organ (SFO), in the hypothalamus. But it has been difficult to pinpoint exactly which neurons are involved. “When researchers used electrical current to stimulate different parts of the SFO of mice, they got confusing results,” said lead author Yuki Oka, a

  • Hindu Munnani welcomes TN govt directive to IAS officer

    Chennai: Hindu Munnani (Hindu Front) today  welcomed the directive issued by Tamil Nadu government asking a controversial IAS officer to desist from carrying out “preaching and propagating” activities.  In a letter last week, Chief Secretary K Gnanadesikan had told IAS officer C Umashankar that it had come to the government’s notice that he was to take part in ‘preaching and propagating activities’ in Tirunelveli, Thoothukudi and Kanniyakumari districts from January 24 to

  • South African bowler Dale Steyn is a lion wrestler in his free time

    Johannesburg: South Africa fast bowling spearhead Dale Steyn had a go with his wrestling skills over the weekend, but it was not a regular opponent he chose to wrestle with. The paceman, who has been rested for the last two ODIs against the West Indies, faces tough opponents like Chris Gayle on the pitch. But over the weekend he decided to wrestle a powerful lioness, Sport24 reported.

  • Maria Sharapova

    Maria Sharapova powers past Eugenie Bouchard 6-3, 6-2

    Melbourne: Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova beat Eugenie Bouchard of Canada 6-3, 6-2 in straight sets here Tuesday to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open women’s singles and kept alive her hopes of a sixth Grand Slam title. A lot was expected of this match – the last time the two players faced off it was an absolute nail-biter in the semifinals of the French Open, and both looked very strong in their

  • Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh

    Hearing on MSG case deferred to February 4

    Chandigarh : The Punjab and Haryana High Court today deferred till February 4 hearing on a petition seeking a stay on the screening of the controversial movie ‘Messenger of God’ starring Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim.  The petition filed by Mohali-based Kalghidhar Sewak Jatha came before a division bench of justices S K Mittal and Deepak Sibal.

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama shares ‘man ki baat’ on religious freedom

    Mumbai:  It was a very different Barack Obama at Sri Fort on Tuesday: it was not the R-Day guest who was treading on eggshells, bending backwards to please the Indians, extremely mindful of his host Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sensibilities. There was not a false step, not one indiscreet remark… But at Sri Fort it was a preachy Obama who seemed to be giving the BJP government sermons

  • Omar Abdullah

    ‘History will judge former Prime Minister kindly’

    Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today saw praise for Manmohan Singh in US President Barack Obama’s comments on poverty alleviation in India.  “Obama – ‘Millions have been lifted out of poverty in recent years’. Dr Manmohan Singh is right – history will judge him more kindly,” Omar wrote on microblogging site soon after the US President’s address at the Siri Fort Auditorium in the Union capital.