Free Press Journal
  • Pak writer’s debut novel talks of Partition

    New Delhi: Taha Kehar was born nearly 44 years after Partition but he revisited that era tracing Pakistan’s personal trajectory through war and uncertainty to come out with his debut novel. “Of Rift and Rivalry” is Hanif Khan’s journey through life subsuming the history of Pakistan, the country whose creation he as a young man had passionately believed in.

  • Australia look to go for kill against Bangladesh

    Brisbane: Favourites Australia will look to go all guns blazing as they meet Bangladesh in a Pool A match of the cricket World Cup here tomorrow, with the threat of a washout looming large due to the Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Co-hosts Australia kicked off their campaign in style, defeating old enemies England by a comfortable margin of 111 runs, while Bangladesh managed to win their tournament opener after a few hiccups against spirited

  • Apple

    Apple slapped with lawsuit for poaching A123 engineers

    Washington: Electric car battery maker A123 Systems has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Apple for poaching at least five of its employees in order to start a large scale battery division of its own. According to PC World, the company said in a suit filed against Apple that Apple “embarked on an aggressive campaign” to poach employees from A123 to set up a battery division in June last year.

  • Dollar

    Rising US dollar strengthening real estate market in Dubai

    Dubai: Rising US dollar combined with world class infrastructure and high quality of life are strengthening real estate market in Dubai which is competing with other global cities such as Paris and London, according to a report. Real estate consultancy Knight Frank in the report said that USD 1 million could buy 146 sq m of prime property in Dubai, whereas the same area would cost USD 3.5 million in Paris and USD 5.8 million in London.

  • Hindustan Zinc going all out to decrease water footprint

    New Delhi: Hindustan Zinc has installed effluent treatment plants with reverse osmosis technology at all its smelting locations, resulting in the reduction of its freshwater footprint, a company statement said here Friday. The water footprint is the amount of freshwater utilised in the production or supply of the goods and services used by a particular person or group.

  • Nirmala Sitharaman

    Industry will soon say things moving on ground: N Sitharaman

    New Delhi: Seeking Opposition’s cooperation in passing key reform bills, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said the government is also willing to hear out the industry and hoped they will start saying “a lot of things are happening on the ground”. The comments assume significance as they follow criticism by eminent banker Deepak Parekh that impatience has begun creeping in among businessmen as nothing has changed on ground in the first nine months of the Narendra Modi-led government.

  • Viswanathan Anand

    Anand loses to Nakamura at last hurdle, finishes 2nd in Zurich

    Zurich (Switzerland): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand went down to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the Armageddon game and had to be content with a second place finish in the Zurich Chess Classic that concluded, here today. A sudden change in rules during the final stages of rapid competition paved the way for a final game even though it was not stipulated in the initial regulations.

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    La Liga title challengers favourites to win this weekend

    Madrid: The race for the La Liga title will probably not see too many changes this coming weekend as Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid all face rivals they will expect to beat. Barcelona will set the ball rolling when they face Malaga Saturday afternoon. Malaga were one of the surprises of the first half of the season. But the side coached by Xavi Gracia appears to have run out of steam in recent weeks,

  • gold

    India’s gold imports may rise to 35-40 tonnes in February

    New Delhi: India’s gold imports are likely to rise to 35-40 tonnes in the current month as compared to 26 tonnes in the corresponding period last year, according to gold and silver refiner MMTC Pamp. “The country has already imported 23.2 tonnes of gold in the first fortnight of this month. Total shipments at the end of the month could reach 35-40 tonnes,” a senior official at MMTC Pamp told PTI.

  • 111 Bangladeshi fishermen repatriated from India

    North 24 Parganas (West Bengal): The West Bengal Government has repatriated 111 Bangladeshi fishermen detained for illegal fishing in Indian waters. The release came ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s maiden trip to Bangladesh.

  • Prakash Karat

    Modi Govt launching right wing offensive on people: Prakash Karat

    Alappuzha: Dubbing the Narendra Modi Government as a ‘joint enterprise of the RSS and BJP”, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat today accused the Centre of launching a ‘right wing offensive” on the country to serve the interests of corporates and Hindutva forces.

  • Tottenham-Hotspur-logo

    Tottenham held to first leg draw in Europa League by Fiorentina

    London: ACF Fiorentina held Tottenham Hotspur to a round of 32 first-leg 1-1 draw in the Europa League at the White Hart Lane and the Premier League side now faces a battle to remain in the European league. Roberto Soldado volleyed in a sixth-minute opener from Paulinho’s corner to give Tottenham the lead and help them dominate the opening half-hour. However, Argentine centre-back Jose Maria Basanta scrambled in an away goal to give Vincenzo Montella’s side the

  • Two policemen injured in bomb blast by Naxals

    Raipur: Two police jawans were injured in a pressure bomb blast triggered by Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district today, police said. The blast occurred near Emargunda village when the security personnel were carrying out a combing operation in the Gangaloor police station limits, a senior police official told PTI.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    AAP’s national executive meet on February 26

    New Delhi: The AAP’s national executive meet, first after its spectacular victory in the Delhi assembly polls, will be held here next week and the party leaders are expected to discuss its future strategies to expand its base across India. Leaders across the country are expected to participate in the meeting scheduled on February 26 next week.

  • Rafael Nadal

    Spain’s Rafael Nadal into Rio Open quarters

    Rio de Janeiro: Spain’s Rafael Nadal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rio Open tennis tournament with a 7-5, 6-3 victory over compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta. The 14-time Grand Slam winner struggled to assert himself early before breaking Carreno Busta in the 12th game to take the first set Thursday, reports Xinhua.

  • Chelsea FC

    Chelsea bans three fans for racism

    London: Chelsea suspended three club fans from attending their home game for their involvement in a racist incident on the Paris Metro. A video showed a black commuter was pushed by what appeared to be a group of Chelsea fans travelling to the Parc des Princes for the 1-1 Champions League last 16 first leg against Paris Saint-Germain Tuesday, Xinhua reported.

  • Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo

    Messi challenges Ronaldo in race for Spain’s top scorer

    Barcelona: After finding his scoring touch in Germany, Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to renew his scintillating duel with Lionel Messi in the Spanish league. Ronaldo ended a rare three-game slump without a goal to help Real Madrid win 2-0 at Schalke in the Champions League.

  • Public road transport service in Kerala turns 77

    Thiruvananthapuram: The public road transport service in Kerala, which has been playing a major role in ferrying commoners in and across the state for several decades, turned 77 today. The first public transport service in the state came into existence on February 20, 1938 under the banner ‘Travancore State Transport’.

  • Mario Balotelli

    Balotelli’s spot-kick helps Liverpool edge past Besiktas 1-0 in Europa League

    London: Controversial forward Mario Balotelli’s late penalty helped Liverpool edge past opponent Besiktas 1-0 in the first-leg of last 32 of the Europa League. Balotelli, who came off bench to substitute Philippe Coutinho, confidently converted a late penalty in the 85th minute amidst a row with Jordan Henderson over who should take the spot-kick, the BBC reported. Liverpool will again meet Besiktas in the Europa League second-leg on 26th February.