Free Press Journal
  • Tyton

    Stuttgart sign goalkeeper Tyton and midfielder Rupp

    Berlin: Stuttgart reinforced their squad with a double signing, the “Swabians” confirmed in an official statement.The “VfB” signed Polish international Przemyslaw Tyton from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven until June 2017, while Lukas Rupp joined from relegated outfit Paderborn by putting pen to paper on a three-year deal, reported Xinhua news agency. Tyton made 13 caps for the Polish national team and played on loan at Spanish side Elche FC lately. “I am glad to

  • V.P. Singh

    Narendra Modi pays tribute to V.P. Singh on his birth anniversary

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to former prime minister V.P. Singh on his birth anniversary. In a tweet, Modi said: “I pay my tributes to the former Prime Minister of India, Shri VP Singh on his birth anniversary.” V.P. Singh, born on June 25, 1931 in Allahabad, was the eighth prime minister of India and remained in office for slightly less than a year from 1989 to 1990. Known for trying

  • Chile, Uruguay

    Chile beat Uruguay to reach Copa America semifinals

    Santiago: Mauricio Isla struck late as Chile advanced to the semifinals of the Copa America with a 1-0 victory over nine-man Uruguay in a quarterfinal match here. In Wednesday’s match, the Juventus full-back found the target nine minutes from time after Uruguay forward Edinson Cavani was dismissed following a second yellow card for an off-the-ball incident with Gonzalo Jara, reported Xinhua news agency. Uruguay were handicapped further when Jorge Fucile was also booked for a

  • India Sensex

    Indian equities open higher in morning trade

    Mumbai:  A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), on Thursday opened higher and was trading at 27,743.19 points some 15 minutes after the opening bell. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading higher at 8,366.80 points with a gain of 5.95 points or 0.07 percent. The 30-share Sensex opened at 27,693.65 points against the previous close at 27,660.22 points. At

  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav during the All India Yuva Yadav Mahasabha National Convention at Birla Auditorium in Jaipur on Friday

    Akhilesh felicitates UP students who cracked IIT exam

    Lucknow:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday felicitated seven students from different districts of the state who have attained good ranks in the IIT entrance exams and gave each of them a laptop and Rs.1 lakh as a mark of recognition. At the programme at his official residence, the chief minister said that Vishnu Gupta from Sultanpur, Kapoor Saroj and Shubham Yadav from Pratapgarh, Muzammil Khan and Alok Maurya from Sonebhadra, Neelesh

  • Vladimir Putin

    Vladimir Putin extends embargo on import of foreign goods

    Moscow:  Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended the embargo on the import of a number of foreign goods for one more year. “The government addressed a letter to me, asking me to extend the measures that we took against the actions of some of our partners from several countries. Today, in accordance with this letter, I signed a decree on the extension of certain economic measures in order to ensure the safety of the

  • MERS South Korea

    South Korea MERS cases rise to 180

    Seoul :  The number of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) cases in South Korea has risen to 180 after a fresh case was reported, authorities said on Thursday. The health ministry also reported two new deaths, taking the toll to 29, Xinhua news agency reported. At least seven more patients were discharged from hospitals. With this, the total number of people discharged from hospitals has increased to 74. The number of those quarantined reduced from

  • Narendra Modi

    Emergency was India’s darkest period, says Narendra Modi

    New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the Emergency rule in India was “one of India’s darkest periods”. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Emergency, Modi took to Twitter and urged people to do “everything possible to further strengthen our democratic ideals and ethos”. Modi described the Emergency – from June 25, 1975 to March 21, 1977 – as India’s darkest period, when the then political leadership “trampled over the

  • Earthquake

    India announces $1 billion aid for rebuilding Nepal

    Kathmandu: India on Thursday announced an aid of $1 billion for rebuilding Nepal, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced at an international donors meet here. The aid will be used in the reconstruction of physical infrastructure as well as some key heritage sites. At the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction, Swaraj said: “Nepal is not alone. Today I convey to you the deep and abiding commitment of the government of India and 1.25 billion people

  • Floods, Kashmir

    Flood alert sounded in Kashmir

    Srinagar: A flood alert was sounded in Kashmir on Thursday as the level of Jhelum river crossed the danger mark in some areas, an official said. The level of the river at Sangam in Anantnag district was 26.80 ft., which is above the danger mark, while it was 19.80 ft. at Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar city at 8 a.m., also above the danger mark.

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    I signed Kochi bid under pressure: Lalit Modi

    New Delhi: Former Indian Premier League (IPL) chief Lalit Modi on Wednesday said he signed the Kochi franchise bid under pressure. “I signed the Kochi bid under pressure minutes,” Modi tweeted on Wednesday. Along with the tweet he attached a letter where details of the insights of the meeting during the Kochi bid on April 11, 2010 at 12 a.m. were mentioned. According tho the letter, the persons present at the meeting were, Lalit Modi (Chairman

  • Vasundhara Raje

    Congress mounts pressure on Rajasthan CM, BJP backs Raje

    New Delhi/Jaipur:  Stepping up pressure for resignation of Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over her help to former IPL chief Lalit Modi, the Congress on Wednesday showed documents purportedly containing her signature which, it said, made clear she had testified for a “fugitive”. Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rajasthan unit president Ashok Parnami defended Raje and accused the Congress of trying to defame her.

  • Smriti Irani

    Smriti Irani in education row; AAP, Congress want her sacked

    New Delhi:  HRD Minister Smriti Irani faced embarrassment on Wednesday after a court took note of a complaint against her for allegedly distorting facts about her educational qualification, prompting the Congress and the AAP to demand her resignation from the cabinet. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was taken aback by the development, but it vehemently defended Irani who had contested the Lok Sabha election from Amethi, asserting that the distortions presented before the court

  • Pankaja Munde

    Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde embroiled in Rs.2 bn scam

    Mumbai: Maharashtra’s Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde was on Wednesday embroiled in a controversy involving alleged irregularities in awarding contracts worth Rs.206 crore (Rs.2.06 billion) with the Congress demanding a CBI probe in the matter. The minister — daughter of union minister Gopinath Munde who died in a road accident in New Delhi last year — is accused of doling out the multi-crore-rupee contracts through multiple Government Resolutions (GRs) on a single

  • Sister Nirmala

    Sister Nirmala laid to rest as admirers pay homage despite rain

    Kolkata : Braving heavy showers, hundreds of people from India and abroad bade a tearful adieu to Mother Teresa’s successor Sister Nirmala here on Wednesday, recalling the nun’s dedication and courage. Sister Nirmala’s body, placed in a glass casket with candles and wreaths at her feet, was kept at the Missionaries of Charity’s global headquarters Mother House where the Holy mass was attended by political and religious leaders, as also the poorest

  • Irregularities found in building of toilets at district schools

    Ujjain : Collector Kavindra Kiyawat reviewed the construction of toilets at schools under National Secondary Education Mission and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan during a meeting here on Wednesday. Collector issued directives to District Education Officer to serve notices to seven principals stopping their increment for practicing irregularities. Collector also issued strict warning to deputy engineers for finishing the projects in time.

  • Flag hoisting organised under 84 Mahadev pilgrimage

    Ujjain : The 84 Mahadev pilgrimage will start on July 3 this year, and to mark the commencement of the pilgrimage, the organisers on Wednesday hoisted Dhwaj (flag) on the first temple of Agasteshwar Mahadev.

  • ‘Won’t hold exams for Index, SAIMS colleges’

    Indore : The Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) has threatened Sri Aurobindo Institute of Medical Sciences (SAIMS) and Index Medical College of refraining from conducting exams for their students, if they do not press their staff for invigilation of MBBS and BDS exams.

  • 15-year-old boy washed away in Kshipra

    Ujjain : A 15-year-old boy, Kalu, of a tourist family was swept away by the turbulent Kshipra waters a few meters downstream at the Ramghat here on Wednesday.

  • Students fined for short attendance

    Indore : Violating academic norms, Indore Nursing College has allegedly slapped fine on students falling short of required attendance.  The matter came to fore when a group of BSc nursing girl students turned up at Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV) on Wednesday and lodged a complaint against their college.