Free Press Journal
  • Australia, Hockey men

    World champions Australia set up title clash with Belgium

    Antwerp (Belgium): World champions Australia overcame some stiff resistance put up by Great Britain to notch up a 3-1 win and set up a title contest against Belgium in the men’s Hockey World League Semifinals here. World number one Australia stamped their authority during the second half to advance to tomorrow’s final against the home side who defeated India 4-0 in the other semifinal of the tournament. India and Great Britain will meet in the

  • Goran Gogic

    Serbian footballer Goran Gogic dies after training

    Beijing: Serbian Goran Gogic, a player with China’s second division club Qingdao Hainiu FC, died of cardiac arrest after a training session. He was 29.  On Friday, Gogic was rushed to a hospital after he collapsed on the club bus after a training session. He was declared dead later at the hospital, reported Xinhua news agency.  The hospital hasn’t identified the exact cause of death, according to an official with Hainiu club.

  • Ram Jethmalani

    Dawood, Chhota Shakeel offered to surrender to Pawar Govt., claims Jethmalani

    Mumbai : Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani has claimed that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his close associate, Chhota Shakeel, had offered to surrender to Indian authorities in the 90s, but the then-Maharashtra chief minister Sharad Pawar had rejected the offer. Media reports have quoted Jethmalani as saying that Shakeel had contacted him in London with the offer and had asked that both dons be kept under house arrest during the trial, but the

  • UPSC results

    UPSC results to be declared today

    New Delhi : The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will announce the results of its civil services exam on Saturday. It is the first time that the final results are being declared within four days of the closing date for the interviews. The civil services preliminary examination was conducted on August 24 last year at 2,137 venues in 59 centres across the country. According to reports, a total of 1,364 posts are to be filled,

  • Dilma Rousseff

    Brazil unveils Rio 2016 Olympic flame

    Brasilia: Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vowed Rio 2016 will be a “historic” event after unveiling the Olympic torch. The torch relay will begin at the Games’ birthplace in Olympia, Greece, before embarking on its tour of Brazil in May 2016, reported Xinhua news agency. White with blue and green waves inset in its upper half, the torch will start its Brazil journey in the capital Brasilia before traversing 300 cities across the

  • Narendra Modi

    ‘Strong India-USA ties will benefit people of the world at large’: PM Modi

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that strong relations between New Delhi and Washington DC will benefit people of both countries and the world at large, wishing the citizens of United States on that nation’s Independence Day. The Prime Minister shared his message via a post on twitter. “Dearest Sisters and Brothers of U.S.A, on the occasion of Independence Day, I convey my warm wishes to you all. The ties

  • Floods

    Floods render thousands homeless in West Bengal

    Jalpaiguri, (West Bengal): Thousands were left homeless due to floods resulting from heavy rainfall in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri city. The army has been called in for rescue efforts. Further details are awaited.

  • Pankaja Munde

    Pankaja Munde dismisses corruption charges, claims conspiracy

    Aurangabad : Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Pankaja Munde, who is currently battling corruption charges, on Saturday claimed that the allegations against her are a conspiracy. “I have said whatever I wanted to say in the press conference few days ago. At that press conference I came with evidence. This is a conspiracy against me. The public knows who I really am,” she said. According to reports, all government procurements over Rs three

  • Jawan Killed, JK

    Five guerrillas, one soldier killed near LoC 

    Srinagar: At least five guerrillas were killed when they tried to sneak into the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Saturday. A soldier too was killed in the gunbattle. The incident took place in the Uri sector of the Baramulla district when Indian troops “noticed suspicious movement on our side of the LoC yesterday (Friday)”.  “After being challenged, a group of heavily

  • Sergei Lavrov

    Russia warns of sabotage of Minsk agreements

    Moscow: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned that the Minsk agreements should not be violated by any country, nor should the peace progress in Ukraine be undermined. “The Minsk agreements are just the package that cannot be violated,” Lavrov stressed on Friday, warning “western colleagues” that any act of sabotage would be “unacceptable”, Xinhua reported.

  • Barack Obama

    Vietnam Communist Party chief to make first US visit

    Hanoi: The powerful head of Vietnam’s Communist Party will travel to the United States for the first time next week, and said he expects President Barack Obama will visit Vietnam later this year. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said yesterday he hopes to build trust and create more opportunities to improve relations between one-time foes as they mark the 20th anniversary of normalised diplomatic ties. They are also being brought closer together by

  • Uber Taxi

    Mexico City proposes regulations for Uber

    Mexico City: Mexico City is proposing regulations that would allow Uber and other smartphone-based ride-sharing apps to operate, while requiring drivers and cars to be registered. The proposed regulation also calls for such companies to pay into a fund for transportation infrastructure. The city also would create an app for licensed taxis and help pay for their GPS technology. The regulation previewed yesterday by the city’s Office of Legal and Legislative Studies does not specify what

  • Lesotho

    Southern African leaders to probe Lesotho ex-army chief murder

    Johannesburg: Southern African leaders has ordered a regional probe into the murder last week of Lesotho’s former army chief, an incident that has plunged the kingdom into fresh security crisis. Leaders and representatives from six member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) yesterday resolved to send investigators to the tiny mountain nation after emergency talks over the crisis sparked by the killing of Brigadier Maaparankoe Mahao.

  • Nigeria, Blast

    Multiple blasts claim 10 lives in Nigeria

    Lagos: Nigeria’s police in restive northeast state of Borno has confirmed the killing of at least 10 persons after Thursday’s multiple suicide attacks in some parts of the state. The suicide attack occurred at Malari village along Bama/ Konduga highway involving a suspected female bomber, Aderemi Opadokun, the state commissioner of police told reporters in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, Xinhua reported. The police chief said 13 persons sustained injuries and were rushed to

  • Laxmikant Parsekar

    SC ban on ‘voracious’ mining saved Goa: CM Laxmikant Parsekar

    Panaji: The Supreme Court ban on the “voracious” iron ore mining in Goa may have saved the state from ecological peril, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said. At a book release function in the state capital late Friday, Parsekar said though mining was necessary to fuel the state’s economy, it was also necessary to simultaneously maintain an ecological balance.  “It is time we introspect and plan for future. About two and a half

  • Syria, Mosque

    Syria mosque blast kills 25 Al-Nusra fighters: monitor

    Beirut: An explosion in a mosque in northern Syria killed 25 members of Al-Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, including one of its leaders, as they attended Ramadan prayers, a monitoring group has said. Director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdel Rahman said yesterday the death toll could rise as dozens of civilians were also injured in the explosion during Iftar prayers in the city of Ariha.

  • South Korea navy officer arrested for spying for China

    Seoul: A South Korean navy officer has been arrested for allegedly leaking military secrets to China, a defence ministry spokesman said today. A lieutenant commander assigned to the Defence Security Command faces charges that he handed over classified information to a suspected Chinese agent while he was studying in China from 2009 to 2012. He allegedly passed military materials to a university student in return for money. South Korean authorities suspect the Chinese student was a

  • Rs 628 cr project caught in BMC-MMRDA row

    Mumbai : A project worth Rs 628.57 crores is shrouded in uncertainty due to a tussle between the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

  • BMC officials locked up on road repairs

    Mumbai :  In a shocking incident, three officers from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation were locked up in a room in the BMC ward office of Lower Parel on Friday by some corporators of the surrounding area.

  • Nadal fears his best days may be over

    Wimbledon :  Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal says he may not be able to return to his heydays in Wimbledon after he was knocked out from the competition in the second round by German qualifier Dustin Brown.