Free Press Journal
  • Neymer

    ‘Brazil are extremely dangerous even without Neymar’

    La Serena (Chile):Paraguay defender Paulo da Silva believes Brazil remain extremely dangerous in their Copa America quarter-final match even without suspended star forward Neymar. Brazil lost their talisman for the rest of the tournament after the attacker was handed a four-game ban following his red card against Colombia, and subsequent insults to the referee in his side’s 0-1 loss last week.
    Brazil decided not to appeal against the ban, and will gear up

  • Virender Sehwag

    Virender Sehwag mulls leaving Delhi for other state teams

    New Delhi: Virender Sehwag is “seriously considering” leaving the Delhi team for other state associations, which would open up opportunities for junior cricketers in his native domestic side. ‘ESPNcricinfo’ has reported that the former India opener is weighing offers from other state associations for the upcoming season. Sehwag is the most successful batsman from Delhi at the India level, scoring 17,000 plus runs across three formats. He has represented the Indian team in 104 Tests, 251

  • Ronit Roy

    Don’t do too much of films: Ronit Roy

    New Delhi: His repertoire includes critically acclaimed performances on both small and silver screens. But actor Ronit Roy, who will be next seen playing the role of a Haryanvi politician in “Guddu Rangeela”, says he now prefers to do “one film a year” as it gives him time to focus on television as well.

  • Heath Streak

    Mustafizur has to be looked after and supported well: Heath Streak

    Mirpur: Bangladesh bowling coach Heath Streak has said that young pace sensation Mustafizur Rahman should be looked after and supported well to help him grow as a big match-winner. The 19-year-old left-arm medium pacer created waves by becoming only the second bowler in ODI history to bag two five-wicket hauls in as many matches first up. Zimbabwe’s Brian Vitori is the other player. But Streak cautioned that Mustafizur should be handled carefully to get

  • Jordan Spieth

    Mcllroy needs to respond to Spieth’s challenge, says McGingly

    London : Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGingly believes that Rory Mcllroy needs to respond to the challenge posed by US Open winner Jordan Spieth. Mcllroy is currently ranked number one in world rankings and is facing a great threat to his top position from Spieth who is just 1.72 points behind him. McGingly said that Spieth was putting it to Mcllroy and that could only be good for the world number one, adding

  • No player has made any demands, says Rafael Benitez

    Madrid: New Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez flatly denied that any of the players in his squad has asked specifically to play in a certain position on the pitch. Benitez was speaking in response to rumours in the Spanish press that Cristiano Ronaldo was unhappy at stories that Gareth Bale was to be given the chance to play in the left-sided role where he made his name at Tottenham Hotspurs or in

  • Madhuri, Anupam Kher celebrate 25 years of ‘Dil’

    Mumbai: Bollywood diva Madhuri Dixit Nene and veteran actor Anupam Kher celebrated working in 1990 film “Dil” as the blockbuster clocked 25 years. Madhuri, 48, who got her first Filmfare Best Actress Awardfor her role as a college-going girl, took to twitter to share her excitement.

  • Misbah ul Haq

    Yasir Shah to face big tests in Australia, England: Misbah ul Haq

    Karachi : Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has said that he is very impressed with the performance of the youngsters, especially with Yasir Shah who picked up nine wickets and played a crucial role in Pakistan’s victory against Sri Lanka in Galle. Misbah said this was the future they were building with these youngsters and these players were coming of age now to take the team ahead. The Pakistani skipper said that it was just the

  • Russia, S Arabia ink nuclear pact

    Dubai: Russia and Saudi Arabia have for the first time signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. For the first time in the history of Russian-Saudi relations the document creates a legal basis for cooperation between two countries in the field of nuclear energy on a wide range of areas, including construction of nuclear power reactors, provision of cycle of nuclear fuel, including for nuclear power

  • income tax

    All I-T refunds to be put directly in bank accounts: CBDT

    New Delhi: In a step that would bring delight to taxpayers, the Income Tax department has put in motion a new plan which will ensure that any refund on tax paid is safely deposited in their personal bank account as soon as it is processed and released. The department is also planning to fully adopt and use banking services to end the current system of sending I-T refunds over the value of Rs

  • Goalkeeper Cech denies move to Arsenal

    Prague: Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech’s management company has denied any talk of a deal with English Premier League (EPL) club Arsenal by posting on Twitter. The 33-year-old is expected to put a halt to his 11-year-old Chelsea career and move to London rivals Arsenal having had to sit out much of last season due to the presence of Belgian international Thibaut Courtois, who stepped in as the regular Chelsea custodian. However, after

  • Climate change poses high risk to public health: study

    Kochi: The effects of climate change are being felt today, and future projections represent an unacceptably high and potentially catastrophic risk to human health, warns a new study published in The Lancet. “The implications of climate change for a global population of nine billion people threatens to undermine the last half century of gains in development and global health,” says the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change in its report.

  • Volkswagen to launch 5 products in India in next two years

    New Delhi: Struggling to make a mark in India, German auto major Volkswagen plans to introduce five new products, including a compact sedan and relaunch of its iconic car Beetle, in the next two years to increase sales. The company kicked off the programme with the launch of a new version of its mid-sized sedan Vento priced between Rs 7.85 lakh and Rs 11.87 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

  • Argentina match chance for Colombia to improve: James Rodriguez

    Vina del Mar (Chile): Star forward James Rodriguez believes facing Argentina in the quarter-finals of the Copa America football tournament presents Colombia with a great chance to raise their game. Colombia scraped through the first phase, finishing in third position following a goalless draw with Peru. Their placing sets up a last-eight meeting with Group B winners Argentina, to be played on Friday, and the star thinks that taking on one of

  • Black Money

    Origins of black money needs to be addressed: CEA Subramanian

    Bengaluru: Speaking on the sidelines of a series of talks on ‘Economic Survey: Taking stock of the Indian Economy’ Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian has asked the Centre to focus on the origins of black money rather than chasing it in all corners of the globe if it wants to avoid giving out a “wrong perception about India”.

  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal

    Popularity of tennis will dip once Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal retire: Becker

    London: Six-time Major winner Boris Becker on Tuesday feared that tennis could be lacking big personalities and its popularity might sink in the near future if Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal call time on their careers. The former world No.1 said the modern generation of male players have strengthened the image of tennis and there is huge expectation surrounding the upcoming Wimbledon tournament, with world No.1 Novak Djokovic, Federer, Andy Murray and

  • Sensex

    Sensex provisionally closes more than 70 points up 

    Mumbai: A day after it gained over 400 points, a benchmark index of the Indian equities market, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), provisionally closed more than 70 points higher in the trade session on Tuesday.

  • Israel vows crackdown after ‘lynching’ of wounded Syrian

    Majdal Shams: Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon pledged today to track down Druze rioters in the occupied Golan Heights responsible for the “lynching” of a wounded Syrian being transported to a hospital. Two Syrian men were being taken to hospital late yesterday when dozens of Druze in the town of Majdal Shams stoned their ambulance, forcing it to stop and dragging the wounded men from the vehicle. The mob then beat one of the men, who

  • Pyongyang sentences two South Korean detainees to life

    Pyongyang: North Korea on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment two detained South Koreans accused of spying for Seoul’s intelligence agency. North Korean authorities claimed that Kim Guk-gi and Choe Chun-gil were spies sent by South Korea’s National Intelligence Service to Pyongyang to pry into the country’s state and military secrets, Xinhua news agency reported.  “The North’s supreme court held a court session for the two South Koreans who were arrested for suspected spying

  • Mamata nephew talks of gouging eyes, chopping hands 

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew and Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee has threatened to “gouge out eyes and chop off hands” which are raised against the people of the state.