Free Press Journal
  • Taylor Swift

    Misogyny ingrained in people from birth: Taylor Swift

    Los Angeles: Pop star Taylor Swift feels feminism is the need of the hour because of deeply embedded misogyny in people’s mind. Swift attacked the “double standards in headlines” and “double standards in the way things are perceived” in an interview to Maxim magazine.

  • Boxing india

    Five Indians in World Jr. women’s boxing semis

    Taipei: Indian boxers continued to pack a punch at the AIBA Women’s Junior World Championships with three more assuring themselves of medals by advancing to the semifinals here today. Savita (50 kg), Mandeep Sandhu (52 kg), Sakshi (54 kg) and entered the last-four stage on a good day for the Indians.

  • Lionel Messi

    Messi, Ronaldo’s retirement will bring Atletico to fore: Simeone

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid coach’s Diego Simeone believes his side will find it easier to break the stranglehold that FC Barcelona and Real Madrid have over the La Liga title once the attacking megastar duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo retires from football.

  • Lewis Hamilton

    Lewis Hamilton extends contract with Mercedes

    Monaco: Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton on Wednesday signed a new three-year contract with reigning constructors’ champions Mercedes, a deal which is reportedly worth 27 million pounds.

  • Wayne Rooney

    Manchester United need trophies next season: Rooney

    London: Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes that they have to redeem themselves by winning a lot of silverware next season. United are set to finish fourth in the Premier League, which will earn them a spot in the Champions League playoffs in August.

  • Rawat, Bisht send seeds packing at Mandya Open tennis tourney

    Mandya (Karnataka): Indian Sidarth Rawat created the biggest upset of the Mysore Minerals Ltd Men’s ITF Futures Mandya Open tennis tournament when he defeated No.2 seed Ranjeet Virali-Murugesan 6-4, 6-4, to move into the quarter-finals here Wednesday.

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    Five arrested for betting on CSK, MI match

    Pathankot: The local police have arrested five persons who were allegedly placing bets on the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at Mumbai yesterday. The police are also probing whether the arrested persons were in touch with other top bookies wanted by the police. Those arrested have been identified as Nishant, Anil Sharma, Sahil Kumar, Ashwani Kumar and Rashpal Singh, all of whom hail from

  • Australian batsman Khawaja on road to recovery

    Melbourne: Australian batsman Usman Khawaja is set to pick up a cricket bat this week for the first time since injuring his knee last summer, and remains determined to lead Australia A on their tour of India in July.

  • Feels like a new beginning for me: Harbhajan Singh

    New Delhi: It’s hard to be in the wilderness for more than two years but Harbhajan Singh was always “very confident” of once again donning the Indian cricket team’s jersey and termed his latest comeback a “fresh beginning” in a career that has spanned over 16 years.

  • ill mark Suarez without added emotion: Juventus’ Chiellini

    Turin: Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has said he will be marking FC Barcelona’s Luis Suarez without any added emotion after being bitten by the striker during last year’s World Cup in Brazil.

  • SC stays penalty of Rs 139.85 cr on two Bengaluru-based firms

    New Delhi: In a relief to two Bengaluru-based firms, the Supreme Court today stayed a penalty of Rs 139.85 crore imposed on them by National Green Tribunal for “illegal and unauthorised” construction in the vicinity of the Agara lake in the city. A vacation bench of justices A K Sikri and U U Lalit, besides staying the levy of fines, asked the tribunal to decide the pleas of the firms on merits.

  • Why dilly-dally on inducting more cops: HC asks Centre

    New Delhi: Slamming the government and the Delhi Police on the issue of raising the force’s strength, the Delhi High Court today asked the Centre why it was “dilly-dallying” over the issue as 15 proposals to increase the number of cops were not yet approved. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva lashed out at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the police, saying they were “playing badminton” with

  • Citizens have fundamental right to good roads, says HC

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today held that citizens have a fundamental right to good roads and it is the state government’s statutory obligation to provide roads which are free of potholes. The observation was made by a division bench of justices A S Oka and C V Bhadang which passed a detailed order on a PIL highlighting the poor condition of roads in the state and incidents of motorists losing their lives

  • HC quashes cheating case against NAFED’s ex-MD Alok Ranjan

    Mumbai: In a setback to CBI, the Bombay High Court has quashed a cheating case against former Managing Director of National Agricultural Corporation Marketing Federation of India (NAFED) after observing that there is no evidence to prove his complicity in the offence.

  • Shiv Sena, Uddhav Thackrey

    Mongolia luckier than Maharashtra, taunts Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena today taunted the Prime Minister’s Mongolian gesture saying, that Mongolia was “luckier than Maharashtra” after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an aid of $1 billion while in that country.

  • The room where Aruna Shanbaug spent her 42 yrs of her life in KEM Hospital

    Hospital clueless of Aruna’s service records

    Mumbai: Authorities at the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital appear to be clueless about the ‘official status’ of its former nurse Aruna Shanbaug, who lay there for 42 years in a vegetative state after suffering a brutal sexual assault till her death earlier this week.

  • rupee against dollar

    Rupee ends lower by 15 paise at 63.82 against US dollar

    Mumbai: Washing out overnight gains, the rupee today closed 15 paise lower at 63.82 against the US dollar on fresh demand for the greenback from importers amidst a firm American currency in the overseas market. Besides, a higher dollar overseas following unexpectedly better US housing data for April, weighed on the rupee.

  • Rains

    Measures will be in place in case of poor monsoon: FinMin

    New Delhi: Government will put in place a combination of measures like offloading rice and wheat stocks to cool down prices in case of a below normal monsoon this year. However, Finance Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi feels that food prices this year are expected to remain stable. He also says that impact on a poor monsoon on production will depend not only on the quantum of rainfall but also on distribution over time and

  • Arun Jaitley

    Swachh Bharat cess on services to be notified later: FinMin

    New Delhi: The Swachh Bharat 2 per cent cess on various services will be notified at a later date although the higher rate of 14 per cent Service Tax will take effect from June 1, the Finance Ministry said today. “…the date of giving effect to the provisions relating to imposition of a Swachh Bharat cess on all or any taxable service will be done in due course,” said an official release.