Free Press Journal
  • Nadal, Sania to lead Indian Aces in IPTL 2015 

    Dubai: Indian Aces, the winners of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), will be led by former World No.1 men’s singles player Rafael Nadal and current World No.1 women’s doubles player Sania Mirza.

  • Becoming world No 1 is surreal feeling: Sania

    New Delhi: There has been many cerished moments in her eventful tennis journey during the last decade but the enormity of becoming World No 1 is such that Sania Mirza has been left with a “surreal feeling” even though she had always dreamt of achieving this feat. In an extraordinary run with Martina Hingis, the Indian ace has not lost a match in the last three tournaments and with the title win in

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    Zaheer, Shami still not fit for selection in playing XI

    New Delhi: Veteran pace bowler Zaheer Khan’s fitness issue has come under scanner since the time he joined Delhi Daredevils training session ahead of the IPL cricket tournament and the franchise today said that he along with colleague Mohammed Shami are still not fit for selection. The franchise issued a press release today which states that the pace duo is nursing “minor injuries”. While 36 and half years old Zaheer, who has not

  • Strauss expresses interest in ECB role

    London: Former captain Andrew Strauss on Monday expressed interest in succeeding Paul Downton as the director of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

  • Arun Jaitley

    Arun Jaitley leaves for US tomorrow to attend IMF-World Bank meet

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is leaving for the US tomorrow night to attend the IMF-World Bank Spring meetings in Washington. RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan and other senior officials of the Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank will participate in the meeting that is likely to focus on the steps needed to give a push to the global economy. Jaitley, sources said, will leave for the US on the night of April

  • Narendra Modi

    Will make corrections in rules, regulations: Modi in Germany

    Hannover: Wooing German investors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today promised to make “corrections wherever required” in rules and regulations to make India a global manufacturing hub asserting that India is now a “changed” country. He also told top German businessmen and industrialists not to go by “old perceptions” but to come to India and feel the change in the regulatory environment.

  • Doha talks critically important for developing countries: UN

    Geneva: Underling the “critical importance” of the successful completion of the Doha Round of talks, the UN today said “multilateral solution” to outstanding issues at the WTO remain extremely important for agriculture dependent countries like India. Speaking at the sixth Global Commodities Forum here, the Secretary General of UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Mukhisa Kituyi said, “For commodity-dependent countries, particularly agricultural commodities, a successful completion of the agriculture agenda of the

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    Rupee at 1-week low vs dollar; falls 20 paise to 62.51

    Mumbai: The rupee continued its downslide for the second session in a row, depreciating by 20 paise to close at more than one-week low of 62.51 against the greenback following sustained dollar demand from importers amid strong overseas demand. However, smart rise in local equities amid sustained capital inflows tried to restrict the fall, a dealer said.

  • HC to hear plea on making ex-Maha CM accused in Adarsh scam

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court will on May 6 hear a petition seeking direction to CBI to include former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil-Nilangekar as an accused in the Adarsh housing society scam. Social activist Pravin Wategaonkar today filed a petition in the high court alleging that Patil, during his tenure as Revenue Minister, granted certain approvals to the Adarsh society illegally. In return, Patil’s son-in-law Arun Dawle was allotted a flat in

  • China supports India’s “desire” to play bigger role in UN

    Beijing: China, which is yet to fully endorse India’s permanent membership of the UN Security Council, today said it supports India’s “desire” to play a bigger role in the UN and will strive to work out a “package plan” to reform the powerful organ of the world body. “We attach great importance to the role and status of India as a major developing country in regional and international affairs,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei

  • Religious groups ask Pakistan to support Saudi

    Lahore: Several religious groups in Pakistan have decried the resolution passed by the parliament to reject a call by close ally Saudi Arabia to become a part of its coalition that is fighting against Houthi rebels in Yemen. “We will not allow anyone to disrespect the Haramain Sharifain (Ka’aba in Mecca),” said Maulana Ludhianvi, chief of Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (ASWJ).

  • New method to help reduce bird-aircraft collisions

    Washington: Scientists have found that customisation of aircraft and runway lights to birds’ visual systems can reduce costly bird-aircraft collisions. Collision with birds is one of the most common hazards to aircraft, causing USD 700 million in damage annually in the US, scientists said. Megan Doppler and Esteban Fernandez-Juricic of Purdue University and Bradley Blackwell and Travis DeVault of the National Wildlife Research Center’s Ohio Field Station have conducted experiments involving captive cowbirds

  • Human norovirus,may also infect your canine companions

    London: Human norovirus, a stomach bug that causes vomiting and diarrhoea, may also infect your canine companions, raising the possibility of dog-to-human transmission, a new study has claimed. Norovirus is the leading cause of food-borne illness in the US, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The research showed that some dogs can mount an immune response to human norovirus, said first author Sarah Caddy, a veterinarian and PhD student

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    Snag-hit Jet flight makes emergency landing; passengers safe

    Khajuraho(MP): A Jet Airways plane, with 67 passengers and crew onboard, had to make emergency landing at the airport here due to some technical problem with the aircraft’s landing gear, police said. All the 59 passengers and eight crew on-board the Delhi-Varanasi-Khajuraho flight disembarked safely, the airline said. “The Jet Airways flight made an emergency landing at Khajuraho airport at around 1.30 PM due to some technical snag,” Sub-Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP)

  • Bradley Cooper, Suki Waterhouse get cosy at music fest

    Los Angeles: Actor Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse have added fuel to reconciliation rumours after they were photographed getting cosy at the Coachella, a popular music festival.

  • Keep your leather products forever new

    New Delhi: Leather accessories add an ‘oomph’ factor to one’s wardrobe, but keeping them looking new can be tricky. Avoid using harsh cleansers and remember to use vinegar or olive oil to clean them, says an expert.

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    ‘Furious 7’ races to USD 800.5 million at box office

    Los Angeles: “Fast & Furious 7” has hit USD 800 million mark at the global box office only in its second weekend. The Universal movie, the final film from the late Paul Walker, earned another USD 195 million overseas from 66 markets for a foreign total of USD 548 million. Domestically, “Furious 7” earned USD 60.6 million to end the weekend with a 10-day total of USD 252.2 million, which is more than

  • When will farmers under stress get help, Sena asks Centre

    Mumbai:Taking a sceptical view of Micro Units Development Refinance Agency (MUDRA) Yojana launched by Centre to support farming and micro-level enterprises, Shiv Sena today sought to know when will the distressed farmers get help and how does the government plan to curb their suicides. “Hailstorms and unseasonal rains have wrought havoc for farmers. How many times do we calculate the losses incurred by them and how many times do we keep asking the government

  • German Nobel laureate Gunter Grass dead

    Berlin: Renowned German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature Gunter Grass passed away on Monday in the city of Lubeck.