Free Press Journal
  • Narendra Modi looks forward to ‘Mann Ki Baat’ with farmers

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who would address the farmers in his next ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme on March 22, on Thursday said that he looks forward to the interaction and asked them to write to him about their problems. “On March 22, I will talk to my farmer brothers and sisters during ‘Mann ki Baat’,” Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet. “I would like to hear from my farmer

  • Priya Pillai

    HC quashes look out notice against Greenpeace activist

    New Delhi: Granting relief to Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai, who was stopped from flying to London in January, the Delhi High Court on Thursday quashed the ‘look out’ circular issued against her. Justice Rajiv Shakdher also directed the central government to expunge endorsements made while offloading Pillai from a flight to London by immigration officials at the Delhi airport on January 11.  Pillai was invited to talk about her campaign with local

  • women in military

    88 Years On, 5% Military Officers Are Women

    Women have now served in India’s armed forces for 88 years, but despite their recent prominence, they hold only temporary ten-year jobs, are not allowed on fighting ships, fighter planes and other combat units, and make up only 5% of military officers. So, is the Indian military doing well by its women or not?

  • child marriage

    India’s 13 Million Child Brides, Their 6 Million Children

    Nearly 17 million Indian children between the ages of 10 and 19—6% of the age group—are married, many of them to older men, newly-released census figures reveal. This is an increase of 0.9 million from the 2001 census figure. The legal age for marriage is 18, so some involved may have been adults, but it is unlikely both partners were.

  • South Africa, Ab de villiers

    A B De Villiers enters World Cup top-10 scorers’ list

    Wellington: South African cricket captain A B de Villiers continued to script statistical history at the ongoing World Cup as he today entered the top-10 of all-time scorers’ list besides breaking the tournament record for most sixes by a player. With his 99-run knock against the UAE in a pool B match, de Villiers took his total score at the World Cups to 1,142, which placed him seventh on the overall list topped by retired

  • Chelsea, Stoke win

    PSG send Chelsea crashing out of CL to reach last eight

    London : Paris Saint Germain came from behind to send Chelsea crashing out of the Champions League at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday and reach the last eight on away goals following extra time. PSG came from behind twice to take revenge for last season’s quarterfinal exit at the hands of Chelsea – showing great character to play for the last hour of normal time and the added 30 minutes without talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic

  • Choosing playing dates for 2022 WC top priority on FIFA agenda

    Johannesburg : The top priority on the FIFA executive committee’s agenda next week is choosing the playing dates for the 2022 World Cup, with the 2026 hosting contest also under discussion. FIFA has revealed that it would start talks during its March 19-20 meeting on a timeline for 2026 bidders, which are expected to include Canada and the United States. However, the most important item on the agenda is confirming that the 2022 tournament

  • Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh

    Sonia Gandhi leads solidarity march to Manmohan Singh’s residence

    New Delhi: The entire top Congress leadership including Sonia Gandhi today took to the streets to express solidarity with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who has been summoned as accused in a coal scam case, with the party President calling it “outrageous”. Sonia Gandhi collected leaders at the party headquarters early in the morning and led a march to Singh’s residence about half a km away in the heart of the capital in which

  • Italy striker Osvaldo leads Boca romp in Copa Libertadores

    Buenos Aires: On-loan striker Daniel Osvaldo scored twice as six-time champions Boca Juniors defeated Zamora 5-0 in their Copa Libertadores group match.  The Italy international, on loan from Southampton, struck from close range in Wednesday’s match after Federico Carrizo’s headed cross. He then converted a penalty nine minutes from time after he was brought down by Alvaro Forero, reported Xinhua.  Earlier, Marcelo Meli, Nicolas Lodeiro and Federico Carrizo hit the target as

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    What Do Customers Want? The Billion Rupee Retail Question

    “Honey let’s go shopping.” Four words that a man used to fear, a woman loved, and a retailer looked forward to. These are also four words that are fast fading from the current generation’s lexicon. With e-commerce portals becoming as all pervasive as the neighbourhood chai-stall, there is a greater focus on shopping as a personal, rather than a familial activity. Sales are also becoming the order of the day, rather than a once-in-a-blue moon

  • Bob Woolmer

    Bob Woolmer evoked as Pakistan face Ireland

    Adelaide: Pakistan and Ireland will relive nightmarish memories of the World Cup’s most tragic moment eight years ago when they clash at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. It was on March 17, 2007 — St Patrick’s Day — that the unheralded Irish team stunned Pakistan in a group match at Sabina Park, Jamaica. The loss knocked Pakistan out of the tournament but a bigger shock awaited them a day later when their coach Bob Woolmer was found

  • Matija Nastasic

    Schalke agrees on permanent deal with loanee Matija Nastasic

    Berlin: Schalke and Manchester City have agreed on the permanent transfer of on-loan defender Matija Nastasic, both sides announced in an official statement.  After strong performances in the dress of the “Royal Blues”, the 21-year-old defender was equipped with a four-year contract, which keeps him at Schalke until June 2019, reported Xinhua. The announcement was made. “I am proud and happy to stay at Schalke. From day one I was immediately part of

  • Kirana store

    Lessons From Local Self Sustained Retailers

    Mom and Pop or kirana stores are a leading form of business enterprise in India and throughout the world. The Indian retail sector is the second largest source of employment in the country and the job market is hugely receptive to retailing expertise in India. India has 12 million retail outlets. The retail market in India is estimated at Rs. 5,88,000 crores. Of this, the unorganized market has a share of Rs. 5,83,000 crores

  • Oscar Pistorius

    Oscar Pistorius and ex-mafia boss Krejcir are football mates in prison

    London : Convicted Paralympics runner Oscar Pistorius has reportedly been videotaped playing football with a former mafia boss in a Pretoria-based prison. According to reports, the video showcases Pistorius and Radovan Krejcir taking turns in a penalty shoot-out session in an exercise yard at Kgosi Mampuru prison. Currently, the double amputee athlete is serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.

  • Ajay Maken

    ‘Honest’ Manmohan Singh’s name dragged in coal scam, says Ajay Maken

    New Delhi : Congress leader Ajay Maken on Thursday described former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh as an honest person and said it is extremely unfortunate that the latter’s name has been dragged into the coal blocks allocation scam. “With all the unity, we all stand with Dr. Manmohan Singh. Whosoever has seen him working can say that there cannot be an honest person like him. It is unfortunate the way his name

  • Chris Gayle double ton

    Windies sweat over Chris Gayle back injury

    Napier: Chris Gayle is a doubt for the West Indies’ do-or-die World Cup duel against the United Arab Emirates on Sunday after struggling with a back injury. The veteran opener did not train with the rest of the squad at Napier’s McLean Park on Wednesday, remaining at the team hotel to rest. “We’d love him to play all the games but we’ll just have to manage him better,” coach Stuart Williams told local media.

  • South Africa

    South Africa post 341/6 against UAE

    Wellington: Put in to bat, South Africa made 341 for 6 against the UAE in their pool B ODI cricket match of the ICC World Cup here today.

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    Mad Catz L.Y.N.X.3 and S.U.R.F.R : Wireless Connectivity & Control Redefined

    Over the past few years, we’ve seen a proliferation of ‘wireless’, tangle-free devices. The earliest crop of these devices, however, were buggy at best. These days, special emphasis is placed on producing quality wireless controllers, remotes and other excellent devices for the modern, connected, smart home. We take a look at two such devices, that are set to revolutionise the way we work, chill and play, both in our living rooms and on our

  • Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson

    Fifty Shades stars seeking 7-figure raise for sequel

    Washington : ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ lead actors Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reportedly want a 7-figure raise for the sequel to their “hit” erotica movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, an insider said that it was a very basic franchise starter deal just like ‘Twilight’ and ‘Hunger Games’. According to the reports, the 32-year-old actor and Johnson were each paid 250,000 dollars for the first ‘Fifty Shades’ film along with the box-office bonuses. ‘Fifty

  • Bar Refaeli, Adi Ezra

    Bar Refaeli engaged to Businessman beau Adi Ezra

    Washington:Israeli model Bar Refaeli got engaged to her Businessman boyfriend Adi Ezra, after dating for almost an year, it has been revealed. The 29-year-old’s modeling agency stated that they were pleased to announce her engagement, E! Online reported. Refaeli also shared a duo’s black and white kissing pic and captioned it as “Love”. Refaeli is reportedly planning elegant, yet sexy wedding in Israel. Refaeli earlier dated Leonardo DiCaprio, whom she split from for good back in