Free Press Journal
  • India Sensex

    Sensex, Nifty over 2-mth high; extend gains for 3rd week

    Mumbai: Stock markets rose for the third straight week with the benchmark BSE Sensex reclaiming 28,000-mark and NSE Nifty closing well above 8,400-level, as monsoon worries eased and RBI allayed fears of any impact of Greek crisis on the country. The domestic bourses, that bucked the global market trend as a result of Greek debt-deal stand-off, closed at two-and-a-half-month high levels. The 30-share Sensex resumed lower at 27,451.07 and hovered in a range of 28,135.43

  • Tiger Shroff, Hrithik Roshan

    Hrithik is god of everything: Tiger Shroff

    Mumbai: Young actor Tiger Shroff is a big fan of Hrithik Roshan and considers him as the “god of everything”. Many compare Tiger’s dance moves with Hrithik but the former believes that there is no comparison.  “As for the comparison, it’s a big compliment. But trust me, he is god of everything,” he said.  Tiger also denied being offered “ABCD 3”.  “‘ABCD’ is a hit series, but the truth is, I was never

  • UPSC results

    UPSC results declared, Delhi women among top three

    New Delhi: Women candidates have bagged all the three top slots in the prestigious Civil Services examination to select IAS and IPS officers among others. Ira Singhal has topped the examination followed by Renu Raj and Nidhi Gupta, who have secured second and third positions respectively, according to the results announced by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) today. Ira and Nidhi, who hail from Delhi, are Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise) officers whereas, Renu Raj

  • Pakistan, Hockey team

    Pakistan hockey team out of Rio race after loss to Ireland

    Antwerp (Belgium) : Pakistan men’s hockey team suffered a huge setback after they failed to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics following their 1-0 defeat to Ireland in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semifinals. The Green Shirts’ loss in the fifth to eight classification match means now they cannot finish in the top six of the tournament and have thus missed out on an Olympic berth. The result comes as a new low for

  • Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

    South Africa are favourites: Bangladesh coach Mashrafe Bin Mortaza

    Mirpur (Bangladesh): Bangladesh cricket skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, after the series against India, had said that South Africa would be a tougher opposition.  Now, Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha has not only echoed Mortaza’s belief, but seems to also keep the Proteas ahead, saying they are favourites in the upcoming series, reports  The hosts do not have a good record against South Africa. They have faced the Proteas 24 times with only

  • Narendra Modi

    Swamy Vivekananda an enduring source of inspiration: Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to Swami Vivekananda on his 112th death anniversary, saying he was an “enduring source of inspiration” for the people across the globe. “I bow to Swami Vivekananda on his Nirvan Diwas. He is an enduring source of inspiration whose thoughts influenced several people globally,” Modi wrote in his Twitter handle. Swami Vivekananda, the founder of Ramakrishna Math and the Ramakrishna Mission, was a

  • No party has mechanism to check education degrees, says AAP

    Mohali (Punjab): With one of its MLAs arrested in an alleged fake degree case, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said there is no mechanism with any political party to examine the degrees of its party members. “There is no mechanism available with any party to check (educational) degrees of its party members,” senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh said here today.  He said as per selection criteria, the party makes sure that there should not be any charges

  • lalit Modi

    Lalit Modi trying to help BJP, says Congress

    New Delhi: Dismissing former IPL chief Lalit Modi posting his photographs with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, the party on Saturday said Modi was trying to help the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.  Modi posted on Twitter a couple of his pictures with Rahul Gandhi and Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, in the same frame.  Modi tweeted: “I hope @OfficeOfRG (office of Rahul Gandhi) informed @INCIndia that he was a

  • Heather Watson, Serena Willaims

    I can compete with the best, says Heather Watson after Wimbledon loss to Serena

    London : British number one Heather Watson says that she will be taking a lot of confidence from her defeat against Serena Williams at Wimbledon. Watson gave Serena a major scare before the defending champion recovered to win 6-2 4-6 7-5, with Watson serving for the match at 5-4 in the decider. Watson said that she was very disappointed as she was just two points away from winning the match, but insisted that she

  • Ajay Maken

    Nagrik Apurti scam: Congress demands Chhattisgarh CM’s resignation

    New Delhi : Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief Ajay Maken on Saturday demanded the resignation of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh with regards to involvement in the Nagrik Apurti scam. “We are exposing a Rs. 36,000 crore scam in Chhattisgarh which belittles all the other BJP scams. We have found solid evidences like diaries, pen drives and other documents by four people in this Nagrik Apurti scam,” Maken told the media here.

  • Sardar Singh

    India face tough task against Britain in bronze play-off

    Antwerp (Belgium): Laid low after suffering a 0-4 thrashing at the hands of Belgium, India face a tough task in their bid to finish on the podium when they take on a tenacious Great Britain in the bronze medal match of the men’s Hockey World League Semifinals here tomorrow.

  • Rape case

    Woman raped on pretext of help by uncle

    Palghar: A 21-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her uncle on the pretext of resolving her differences with her fiance in Dahanu here, police said today. The woman, who was engaged to a villager, had a fight with him following which she went to stay with her parents,sub-inspector Vijay Deshmukh of Kasa police station said. The victim filed a police complaint in this connection on July 2. On June 30, while she was at her parents’ place,

  • Yevhen Konoplyanka

    Sevilla sign Ukrainian winger Konoplyanka

    Seville (Spain): Ukrainian winger Yehven Konoplyanka has been signed by Spanish football club Sevilla for four seasons. Konoplyanka will make the move from Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk once he passes the medical examination, signing on contract with a unilateral termination clause of 35 million euros (around $38.7 million), Efe reported on Friday.  Sevilla have already confirmed the signing of Danish midfielder Michael Krohn-Dehli, French striker Gael Kakuta and his compatriot defender Adil Rami.

  • UEFA lifts restrictions off PSG, City

    Nyon: The club financial control body of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has decided to provisionally lift the restrictions it had imposed on Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. Restrictions were applied to activities such as transfers, personnel costs and the number of players in UEFA club competitions due to the clubs’ violation of the Financial Fair Play regulations, Efe reported on Friday.  Although restrictions were lifted, both clubs will remain

  • Bangladesh

    Bangladesh to warm up for World T20 against Proteas

    Mirpur (Bangladesh): Bangladesh cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha is eyeing the two-match T20 series against South Africa to prepare his side for the World Twenty20 to be held in India in next March-April.  Bangladesh are weaker in the shortest form of the game compared with the other two versions. So far, Bangladesh have won only three of their 18 matches in the World T20 and two of the wins came against Afghanistan and

  • Yasin Bhatkal

    Impossible for Bhatkal to smuggle mobile into jail, says Telangana DG Prisons

    New Delhi : Telangana Director General (Prisons) V.K. Singh on Saturday said that the call made by Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal was made by an official telephone in the Cherlapally Jail, adding that it is impossible for him to smuggle a mobile phone into the high security prison.

  • Arvind Kejriwal

    Congress slams AAP over salary hike of MLAs

    New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday slammed the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP Government over salary hike of its MLAs saying that it was evident the Delhi Chief Minister keeping any of the promises he had made to the people. “Salary hike of the MLAs is not the only issue. We’ve also seen that over 21 parliamentary secretaries were appointed, who were allotted government vehicles and offices. He (Kejriwal) had submitted an affidavit wherein he

  • Madrasas

    ‘Move to classify madrasas as non-schools not anti-religious’

    Mumbai: Amid outrage over Maharashtra government’s decision to de-recognise madrasas which only educate students on Islam, the Shiv Sena today said the move should not be seen as one intended to strike a blow to religious education in the state. The Sena came down heavily on those opposing the state government’s decision and said that protests are being held only due to fears that if Muslims start thinking independently, parties, whose existence lies on

  • Jayalalithaa

    Jayalalithaa takes oath as MLA

    Chennai; Days after securing a thumping victory in the RK Nagar bypoll here, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today took oath as MLA. Jayalalithaa took oath as Legislator in the presence of Speaker P Dhanapal in his chamber inside the Tamil Nadu Assembly. Her cabinet colleagues were also present on the occasion. The AIADMK supremo returns as Legislator after a gap of about 10 months, after she was disqualified as MLA and Chief Minister following

  • Only regular engagement can generate new trend in Indo-Pak relations: US

    Karachi: The US State Department has said that only a regular engagement between India and Pakistan could generate a new trend in the relationship between the two countries. According to Dawn News, the department’s spokesman John Kirby said that no single effort, even by a super power, could bring the change in the ties between the two South Asian neighbours. The Prime Ministers of the two countries will get a chance to discuss bilateral